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Type of Role: InvestmentsResearch

Experience Level: Managing Director/CIO

Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Salary: $417K - $503K

Aegon Asset Management (Aegon AM) is a leading global investor. Our 375 investment professionals manage and advise on assets of US $306 billion for a global client base of pension plans, public funds, insurance companies, banks, wealth managers, family offices and foundations.

We are an international business: Our 1,200 employees work from 13 locations across Europe, the Americas and Asia. We share a common belief in fundamental, research-driven active management, underpinned by effective risk management and a commitment to responsible investment.

Job Description Summary

We currently have an opportunity for a Head of Insurance and Solutions to join our team in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. This key position requires a visionary leader capable of assessing, explaining, and implementing the future investment needs of general account and affiliate asset pools as they seek to optimize dynamic yield, risk and capital requirements. This role will materially contribute to the continued growth and oversight of our public and private asset portfolios. If you are passionate about fixed income in all its forms, know real estate and alternative asset classes well, and can lead transformation toward good customer and company outcomes for a range of stakeholders we encourage you to apply.

Position Overview:

  • Responsible for developing investment policies, alongside heads of Fixed Income desks that facilitate the effective delivery of AAM activity to our largest client, Transamerica.
  • Influences the design of investment strategy to ensure optimal asset allocation on behalf of clients.
  • Lead and manage a team of investment and implementation professionals across multiple US locations.
  • Reports to the Global CIO and is an important contributor to the CIO management team and global management board.
  • Acts as a strategic partner and is closely connected to the firm’s distribution and client services teams to ensure optimization of portfolios.
  • Advise on and construct asset portfolios with attractive risk/reward characteristics versus liabilities to maximize yield and capital efficiency in collaboration with affiliate insurance and third-party clients.
  • Develop and maintain a significant network across the firm and affiliates to create collaboration and business opportunities, delivering solutions and highlighting opportunities for internal and external clients.
  • Drive delivery of total return of assets versus liability benchmark, purchase yields (or spreads) and the evolution of asset allocation across public and private asset classes in line with the needs of the client.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree and fifteen or more years of progressive leadership experience within the bond markets and particularly within the insurance industry.
  • Broad and thorough knowledge of major fixed income asset class sectors, such as corporates, mortgage-backed, asset-backed, high yield, and loan markets across the credit quality spectrum.
  • Strong understanding of illiquid debt market sectors and real assets and how they can be used in Asset Liability Management and yield seeking solutions along with knowledge of fixed income portfolio management techniques.
  • Significant investment and market knowledge across US public and private debt capital markets, with a strong knowledge of the use of less liquid assets in insurance company balance sheets is desirable.
  • Excellent stakeholder manager across internal and external constituencies.
  • Demonstrated strong oral and written communication skills with the ability to clearly articulate sophisticated concepts, ideas and client requirements. Strong explanation and advocacy skills for investment and solutions ideas both up and down the organizational hierarchy.
  • Motivated self-starter and demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team-oriented environment.
  • Have a well-established and effective network of investment and insurance solutions contacts that allows you to be at the forefront of industry thinking.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • MBA, CFA, and/or FSA.
  • Actuarial experience.

 

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 embracing 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.

 

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Why Work for Us

At Aegon Asset Management, we invest in You.

 

Our people are our greatest asset; with a competitive rewards program including incentive compensation, health and wellness benefits, retirement programs, and learning and development opportunities, our employees are engaged and empowered.  Come be a part of driving our success!

 

Equal Opportunity Employer:

AEGON USA Realty Advisors, LLC, is an Equal Employment Opportunity/ Affirmative Action 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.

Applicants with physical or mental disabilities may be entitled to a form of reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state and local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done which will insure equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on the Aegon Companies. Please contact: applicantsupport@aegonusa.com if you are a job seeker with a disability, or are assisting someone with a disability, and require assistance to apply for one of our jobs.