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FTN Financial Mortgage Products Strategist in Chicago, IL at First Tennessee Bank

Date Posted: 5/26/2019

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The primary responsibility of the Strategist is to perform reviews of mortgage-backed securities and portfolios with a large concentration of mortgage securities. Maintain and enhance FTN’s database of spreads, prepayment characteristics, and market conditions relevant to the valuation of mortgage bonds. Field requests from sales representatives and customers for bond and portfolio analysis. The Strategist will utilize both internal and external vendor resources such as Bloomberg, YieldBook, and CPRCDR. Assist in the development of analysis for the monthly publication of Mortgage Strategies.

The strategist will also spend time assisting other strategy groups at FTN Financial, specifically Portfolio Strategies in Memphis, concerning broad trends in mortgage debt issuance and investment flows. Requirements • Education: Bachelor degree in finance, economics, mathematics, accounting, or comparable area that demonstrates ability to analyze fixed income securities and portfolio composition. Proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint required.
• Experience: Exposure to statistical software packages, basic programming, investments, fixed income securities or economic analysis a plus.
• Good communication capability with solid writing skills.
• Self-directed worker with minimal need for daily instruction on key tasks. A team-oriented individual who has the ability to both mentor others and perform assigned tasks with proficiency.
• Flexibility to adapt to changing tasks as market shifts alter priorities and work flow.
• Ability to perform complex analysis in a trading floor environment.
  • All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender stereo typing, and age. First Tennessee is an EO employer – M/F/Vets/Disabled.
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