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Athene Investment Analyst in West Des Moines, Iowa

We are Athene. At Athene, we are driven to do more. We are a leading retirement services company that issues, reinsures and acquires retirement savings products designed for the increasing number of individuals and institutions seeking to fund retirement needs. We see every day as a new opportunity to measure ourselves against the best - and then we don't stop until we've set the bar even higher. We're ready to help you achieve more.

Purpose:

Under the direct supervision of the Portfolio Manager, the majority of the selected candidate's responsibility will be to assist in the activities, processes, and systems related to the indexed hedging process. The candidate will also operate in a back up role for the Sr. Investment/Derivative Analyst, with respect to the indexed hedging process. The incumbent will work closely with the Athene IT in conjunction with activities related to our index hedging platform and reporting. This position will evolve into the derivative group’s subject matter expert for in house systems, improving processes and spreadsheets to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of the hedging process. The position will also assist in other miscellaneous derivative activities including; downstream processes, derivative pricing, derivative maturities/wires, and asset liability management related activities. Heightened familiarity with equity and fixed income derivative related trends, issues, and developments will be obtained while working in this position.

Accountabilities:

  • Assists portfolio management in a wide variety of tasks including support of portfolio analytical systems, generation of portfolio management reports to assist in trading activities, and providing data and analytical support to assist in the portfolio management process

  • Helps with the booking and modeling of assets and liabilities accurately in the system.

  • Performs miscellaneous duties as assigned, i.e., spreadsheet and database reports. A significant amount of work using high-level spreadsheet functionality is required.

  • Serves as derivative systems expert to help achieve more efficient utilization of the system with respect to all derivative activities.

  • Helps publish the regular daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports as well as adhoc reports, supports data requests and report verification as needed by the organization.

  • Assists in the management of our derivative assets by working with the derivatives manager to implement and administer the investment strategy within policy guidelines.

  • Assists with downstream derivatives processes as needed

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, economics, engineering, mathematics, statistics, or related field, and 2 years of experience, or Masters in related area.

  • Familiarity with the markets and an understanding of finance, economics, accounting, investments, and insurance principles and practices.

  • Pursuit of a CFA is preferred

  • The ideal candidate will be highly detail-oriented, well-organized, independent, entrepreneurial, assertive, self-motivated, and be able to prioritize in a fast-paced environment.

  • Strong quantitative, analytical, modeling, and written and oral communication skills.

  • Proficient knowledge of software used for investment analysis, portfolio management, and reporting such as Microsoft Office (with an emphasis on Excel and Access), as well as other financial and statistical software packages.

  • Familiarity with derivative transactions

  • Ability to maintain composure while working under pressure

NOTE: Successful candidate will be required to complete a pre-employment background check.

Drive. Discipline. Confidence. Focus. Commitment. Learn more about working at Athene (https://www.athene.com/about/usa-careers) .

Athene is a Military Friendly Employer! Learn more about how we support our Veterans (https://www.athene.com/our-veterans) .

Athene celebrates diversity, is committed to inclusion and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

We are driven to do more. More for our customers and the financial professionals who offer our products. If you are driven to do more and love the challenge of pursuing more, Athene is your kind of company. You will find we offer more than the basics to create a diverse, inclusive and dynamic work environment at our various locations.

Based on your location you will experience a unique blend of: • Benefits to meet individual needs including, but not limited to, a 401(k) and/or pension plan with a company match, paid time off, paid holidays, job-related tuition reimbursement, medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance. • Career development opportunities including a Leadership Development Program, self-guided trainings and periodic Lunch & Learns. • Amenities that include "dress for your day" work attire, in house coffee bar, on-site café, ergonomic desks, game room area and on-site fitness facility. • Volunteer opportunities to give back to the community, company-sponsored volunteer events throughout the year, individual non-profit volunteer time that can earn grant money, and non-profit matching gift program.

Athene USA is also proud to be recognized for the following: • Best places to Work in Money Management by Pensions & Investments, 2020 • Iowa's Top Workplaces; since 2015 • Bermuda Top Ten Employer; 2019 • United Way of Central Iowa awards

• Advocate & Volunteer; 2016 • S pirit of Central Iowa; 2017, 2019 • Game Changer; 2018 • Impact-Maker; 2018, 2020 • Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Awards • Patriot Award, 2018 • Pro Patria Award, 2019 • Seven Seals Award, 2019 • Military Friendly® Employer; since 2017 • Military Spouse Friendly® Employer; since 2017 • LGBTQ+ Friendly Employer by Human Rights Campaign Foundation, 2021 • Excellence in Education LOMA;10 plus years • Structured Retail Products (SRP) • Best Carrier Award; 2017 & 2018 • FIA of the Year; 2019

For more specific details for each location, please click here (https://www.athene.com/about/careers) .

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