Neuberger Berman Insurance Strategy & Analytics Associate in New York, New York
EMPLOYER : Neuberger Berman Group LLC
TITLE : Insurance Strategy & Analytics Associate
LOCATION: New York, New York
DUTIES: Develop an infrastructure of analytical/quantitative capabilities to support business development efforts with insurance clients. Develop private equity stochastic model to generate the stochastic projections of Net Asset Value development and cash flows of diversified private market portfolios with varying levels of confidence by using Monte Carlo simulations. Extract useful information from historical data and unveil the intrinsic correlations among different fund types. Discover the most appropriate methodologies to model the behavior of different assets, i.e. Primaries, Co-investment, Secondary and Private Debt. Build a back solving tool to generate the commitment plan based on the various requirements on the outputs (Net Asset Value, Liquidity Buffer Ratio). Design and implement a user friendly interface in Excel, using Excel and VBA programming. Add new functions to the peer analysis model, which does a high-level comparison of key characteristics (general account size, asset breakdown, expected return, duration, OAS, OASD) between the client and their peers. Implement the k-nearest neighbors algorithm (k-NN, a popular machine learning techniques) to do company classification, to help identify the best peers. Implement and compare principal component analysis (PCA) and probabilistic principal component analysis (PPCA) while doing classification. Develop bond migration model to generate the stochastic projections of bond rating change over time with varying levels of confidence. Apply time series analysis and copula methodology from probability theory to extract the intrinsic correlation on the performance of bonds with different ratings. Generate a set of model portfolios built around the client’s liability characteristics and optimized to achieve client’s stated long-term investment objectives. Do tail risk analysis, the client’s exposure to a market crash, and unveil which activities particularly contribute to the tail risk exposure. Produce thought leadership by developing materials for industry presentations and white papers. Support institutional client coverage and portfolio management with input into the efficacy of various traditional and alternative investment strategies in an insurance company investment frame. Take the initiative in identifying and discussing relevant market, regulatory and industry issues with key clients on a proactive basis. Work with investment and distribution teams to prepare and deliver relevant analytics and maintain client dialogue.
HOURS : Full-Time; Mon-Fri (40 hrs/week)
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Founded in 1939, Neuberger Berman is a private, independent, employee-owned investment manager. From offices in 23 countries worldwide, the firm manages $356 billion in client assets (as of December 31, 2019) across a range of strategies—including equity, fixed income, quantitative and multi-asset class, private equity and hedge funds—on behalf of institutions, advisors and individual investors globally.
Tenured, stable and long-term in focus, the firm has built a diverse team—including 600-plus investment professionals and more than 2,100 employees in total—united in their commitment to delivering client outcomes and investment excellence. It is our people who define our culture and have enabled us to be recognized by Pensions & Investments as the first or second "Best Place to Work in Money Management” for last five consecutive years (firms with 1,000+ employees).
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Empowering : Our people have a voice and can bring their unique perspectives to both the business table and our walls. Notably, our Advocacy Walk—located on our executive floor—is a curation of pieces from our art collection that highlights important societal issues, and reinforces that we are a firm that encourages feedback and inspires our colleagues to take risks.
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