Mortgage-Backed Securities Strategist (Potential PM Track)

Eaton Vance
Boston, Massachusetts (US)
Competitive Salary
28 May 2021
27 Jun 2021
Industry Sector
Asset Management
Passed CFA Level I
Employment Type
Full Time

Basic Purpose:

Provide analytical research and trade recommendations to Portfolio Managers and investment team as necessary.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Perform analysis, presentations, trade recommendations and execution of U.S. Treasuries, U. S. Government Agency Debentures, and Mortgage-Backed Securities (Agency/Non-Agency MBS), and U.S. interest rate derivatives.
  • Provide recommendations with regard to sector allocations within mortgage portfolios.
  • Assist with asset allocation, security selection and trade recommendations for all of the products within the MBS department.
  • Assist with the interest rate hedging needs of the various mortgage products.
  • Evaluate new markets for investment opportunities.
  • Perform special projects as needed, usually of a quantitative nature.
  • Monitor policy changes from government agencies.
  • Potential for eventual client facing opportunities.
  • Represent investment team at meetings/conference calls as needed.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree.  Strong academic record, including courses in finance, and completion of CFA.
  • 5+ years related buy/sell side experience, including analysis, trading and structuring.
  • Extensive knowledge of prepayment models.
  • Prior experience trading MBS dollar rolls and coupon swaps.
  • Fixed income analysis or trading experience preferred.
  • Prior experience structuring agency and non-agency mortgage products preferred.
  • Experience with interest rate and mortgage derivatives preferred.
  • In depth knowledge of U.S. economics and securities markets preferred.
  • Public speaking experience preferred but not essential.
  • High quantitative aptitude and strong attention to detail.

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