Emerging Markets Research Analyst-Aegon AM

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Full time
Asset Management
Chicago
Aegon Asset Management

Company Overview:
Aegon Asset Management is leading global investor. Our 360 investment professionals manage and advise on assets of US$386 billion for a global client-base of pension plans, public funds, insurance companies, banks, wealth managers, family offices and foundations.
We organize our investment capabilities around four focused platforms: fixed income, real assets, equities, and multi-asset & solutions. Each platform has dedicated teams with deep asset-class expertise, organized globally and committed to maximizing client benefit from their specialist areas.
We share a common belief in fundamental, research-driven active management, underpinned by effective risk management and a commitment to responsible investment.
We are an international business: Our 1,200 employees work from 17 locations across Europe, the Americas and Asia.
asset prices within the emerging markets to generate trade ideas.

Position Overview:
The position will provide research support for the portfolio management process within the emerging market asset class. Your research will focus on understanding the fundamental and behavioral drivers of financial asset prices within the emerging markets to generate trade ideas.

Your work will include gathering and analyzing data, assessing trends, forecasting metrics, and providing outlooks on various aspects of the emerging markets; including, but not limited to macro factors, credit, currencies, and interest rates. The focus will be on adding value through portfolio recommendations and information to portfolio management clients. This includes those portfolio managers of the emerging market portfolios, as well as other portfolios that have exposure to the asset class (global high yield, sovereign CDS portfolios, and multi-sector strategies like short duration, core, and core plus).

Responsibilities:

Developing, monitoring, and interpreting a quantitative and qualitative cross-market analytical framework

Providing traditional research support on unconfined areas of the emerging markets credit, rates, and currencies

 Identifying trading ideas and strategies for the emerging market asset class and working with country and corporate specialists to align the top-down and bottoms-up research on those ideas and strategies

 Supporting the development of insightful, educational, and thought provoking research commentary

Required Qualifications:

•4-6 years of experience within the investment or a closely related industry

•BA required

Preferred Qualifications:

•You are expected to be great at the analytical process; structuring research problems to make accurate forecasts that yield impactful investment opportunities

•MBA/MA; Macro Economics, Asset Pricing

•Experience with R, MatLab, Python, Excel, and Bloomberg

•Strong quantitative skills; Statistics; Cointegration, Panel Regression, and Monte Carlo

•CFA Charter or progress toward it

Job and compensation levels depend upon an applicant’s qualifications including the extent of candidate’s relevant experience and other job-related factors and will be determined by hiring supervisors/managers and HR.

At Aegon Asset Management, we are committed to fostering a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. We are more than a global Asset Management firm – we are a people business, and we recognize that delivering excellent client outcomes comes from harnessing diverse perspectives. We value diversity in the full range of human uniqueness without limitation

including race, gender, ability, language, culture, beliefs, age, origin, background, perspectives and experiences.

We are open to considering flexible working practices. Please talk to us about what this means for you.

Company information

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Transamerica Life Insurance Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant or employee because of age, religion, sex, gender identity, genetic information, race, color, national origin, pregnancy, sexual orientation, marital status, participation in the uniformed services (e.g. U.S. Armed Forces, National Guard), physical or mental disability, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local equal employment opportunities laws. 

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