Transamerica Portfolio Risk Management and Control Internship-Aegon AM in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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Job Description SummaryCompany Overview:This position will be with AEGON Asset Management, the organization which oversees asset management for many of Transamerica's insurance and operating companies as well as third party clients. The global AEGON Asset Management organization has operations in Europe, the United States and Asia. Primary offices in the United States are located in Cedar Rapids, IA, Chicago, IL and Baltimore, MD. AEGON Asset Management and Transamerica are both part of the AEGON NV group of companies. The legal entities that comprise AEGON Asset Management US are AEGON USA Realty Advisors, LLC and AEGON USA Investment Management, LLC. AEGON USA Realty Advisors, LLC manages commercial real estate, commercial mortgage loans and other real estate related investments. AEGONUSA Investment Management, LLC, is a registered investment adviser that manages fixed income assets, including public bonds, private placements, derivatives and alternative investments. Position Overview: AEGON Asset Management has an immediate need for an intern in the Portfolio Risk Management and Control Group. The candidate will assist in providing analytical, organizational and reporting support to risk management functions for both general account and third party strategies. **Internship is full-time Summer 2019, could be started early as part-time.Job Description


  • Assist in developing and maintaining various portfolio risk metrics reports

  • Provide support to modeling work including but not limited to development, testing, documentation, and validation

  • Automate reporting processes to simplify and improve workflows for Portfolio compliance function

  • Assist in miscellaneous special projects

Required Qualifications:

  • Must be currently enrolled full-time at a college or university pursuing a specified Undergraduate or Master’s degree in Actuarial Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Economics, Finance or a related degree path; strong mathematical skills and analytical skills; attention to details

  • Internships are not available for students who have completed their college education or who will graduate prior to the conclusion of the interns

  • Strong written & verbal communications skills

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

  • Detail-oriented

  • Reliable, dependable

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Strong technical and data mining skills using the following tools: a. MS Excel is required;

    b. MS ACCESS is required;

c. VBA programming skill is required;

d. Familiar with Bloomberg is a plus.2. Ability to ideate new process ideas, functionality, and concepts

  1. Knowledge of fixed income asset classes, risk analytics, and models is a plus

Why Work for Us

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Equal Opportunity Employer:

Transamerica Life Insurance Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity 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.

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At Transamerica, hard work, innovative thinking and personal accountability are qualities that we honor and reward. We understand the potential that is unleashed by leveraging the talents of a diverse workforce. We embrace an environment where employees enjoy a balance between their careers, families, communities and personal interests. Ultimately, we appreciate the uniqueness of a company where talented professionals work collaboratively in a positive environment focused on helping customers secure their long-term financial futures.

Transamerica is a part of AEGON, an international life insurance, pension, and asset management company. The AEGON companies employ approximately 28,000 people and have a strong presence in more than 20 countries across the globe. For more information, visit