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Equity Derivative Portfolio Manager

MassMutual

MassMutual

Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Role: Equity Derivative Portfolio Manager

Team: Quantitative Portfolio Management

Department: Investment Management

Employment Type: Full-Time

Location: Boston, MA – Hybrid (3+ days in office per week)

The Opportunity

The Equity Derivative Portfolio Manager will be responsible for managing equity derivative portfolios in one or more segments of the general or corporate investment accounts. This includes performing daily portfolio management activities, such as rebalancing risk and evaluating tactical relative-value tradeoffs, but also leading simulation and back testing projects to research alternative hedging strategies. The Equity Derivative Portfolio Manager will work closely with teams across Investment Management, Barings and Enterprise Risk.

The Team

The Quantitative Portfolio Management (QPM) team has primary focus in asset-liability management (ALM), product pricing, and the formulation and execution of quantitative strategies that enhance policyholder surplus and mitigate unwanted risks in the portfolio. The team oversees all derivative-related aspects of MassMutual’s portfolio management process, managing exposure to interest-rates, foreign exchange rates, credit spreads, volatility and equity. A small and highly collaborative team, QPM works with other groups in Investment Management to manage MassMutual's product portfolios and the approximately $250 billion General Investment Account (GIA). This high-profile group works across all of Investment Management as well as with our other internal stakeholders including product, actuarial, treasury, accounting, risk, compliance, and external partners, including our primary asset management subsidiary Barings and the major Wall Street derivative broker/dealer counterparties.

The Impact:

The Equity Derivative Portfolio Manager will be accountable for the following:

  • Together with the quantitative PM, co-manage equity derivative portfolios in one or more segments of the general investment or corporate investment accounts.

  • Identify market opportunities, analyze alternative hedging strategies, and execute transactions in order to increase cost-effectiveness of these portfolio.

  • Independently perform daily portfolio management activities, reviewing risk, activity, profit and loss attribution, and other lifecycle of portfolios.

  • Lead special simulation, back testing, and/or other research projects.

  • Collaborate with colleagues in other areas of MassMutual as needed – enterprise risk, corporate actuarial, finance and accounting, etc.

The Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s in STEM or related degree

  • 7+ years of market expertise in equity derivative products

  • 7+ years of quantitative expertise: statistics, mathematics, and computer science (python / SQL required)

The Ideal Qualifications

  • 10+ years of market expertise in equity derivative products

  • Experience on cross-asset volatility markets, including interest rate volatility.

  • Strong understanding of portfolio management and ALM in a life insurance company

  • Deep knowledge of derivatives in all dimensions – risk, economics, tax, accounting

  • Advanced quantitative degree (MFE, PhD)

  • Proven ability to develop market views, take market risk and be accountable to the profit/loss

  • Strong background/understanding of capital markets and financial instruments.

  • Strong communication skills and ability to discuss technical topics to non-experts

What to Expect as Part of MassMutual and the Team

  • Regular team meetings

  • Focused one-on-one meetings with your manager

  • Access to mentorship opportunities

  • Networking opportunities including access to Asian, Hispanic/Latinx, African American, women, LGBTQ, veteran and disability-focused Business Resource Groups

  • Access to learning content on Degreed and other informational platforms

  • Your ethics and integrity will be valued by a company with a strong and stable ethical business with industry leading pay and benefits

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Salary Range:

$137,800.00-$180,800.00

At MassMutual, we focus on ensuring fair equitable pay, by providing competitive salaries, along with incentive and bonus opportunities for all employees. Your total compensation package includes either a bonus target or in a sales-focused role a Variable Incentive Compensation component.

Why Join Us.

We’ve been around since 1851. During our history, we’ve learned a few things about making sure our customers are our top priority. In order to meet and exceed their expectations, we must have the best people providing the best thinking, products and services. To accomplish this, we celebrate an inclusive, vibrant and diverse culture that encourages growth, openness and opportunities for everyone. A career with MassMutual means you will be part of a strong, stable and ethical business with industry leading pay and benefits. And your voice will always be heard.

We help people secure their future and protect the ones they love. As a company owned by our policyowners, we are defined by mutuality and our vision to put customers first. It’s more than our company structure – it’s our way of life. We are a company of people protecting people. Our company exists because people are willing to share risk and resources, and rely on each other when it counts. At MassMutual, we Live Mutual.

MassMutual is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer Minority/Female/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Individual with Disability/Protected Veteran. We welcome all persons to apply. Note: Veterans are welcome to apply, regardless of their discharge status.

If you need an accommodation to complete the application process, please contact us and share the specifics of the assistance you need.

At MassMutual, we focus on ensuring fair, equitable pay by providing competitive salaries, along with incentive and bonus opportunities for all employees. Your total compensation package includes either a bonus target or in a sales-focused role a Variable Incentive Compensation component. For more information about our extensive benefits offerings please check out our Total Rewards at a Glance.