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Baird Advisors, Baird’s institutional fixed income management business, manages over $120 billion for institutional clients and individuals. This stable team of very experienced investment professionals has a national reputation as a highly regarded active fixed income manager with a long-term track record of competitive returns versus benchmarks and peers coupled with a high degree of consistency.  Our team offers multiple multi-sector strategies along the yield curve following our benchmark aware, risk-controlled approach that emphasizes bottom-up sources of alpha. These strategies are offered through Separately Managed Accounts (SMAs) for large institutional clients and through our mutual fund complex, Baird Funds.  Learn more about the award-winning Baird Advisors team here. 

The Baird Advisors Securitized Products Analyst we are seeking will focus primarily on research in the investment grade mortgage and asset-backed (MBS/ABS) sectors of the bond market, both agency and non-agency. This is an opportunity to join a successful, fast paced, high performing team, based in our Milwaukee office.

As a Securitized Products Analyst, you will:

  • Provide fundamental analysis on existing holdings, primarily investment grade, MBS/ABS sectors. Identify key collateral trends and structural features across sectors and individual securities.

  • Collaborate with the securitized products sector team to determine broad relative value opportunities within securitized products. Identify potential new MBS/ABS opportunities that fit our key investment tenants.

  • Evaluate cross-sector relative value opportunities with the credit and municipal sector teams along the yield curve.

  • Interface with the portfolio construction team to optimally structure portfolios and manage overall portfolio-level risk relative to the stated benchmark.

  • Provide periodic market and sector updates to the securitized products team, investment team, and internal and external clients

What makes this opportunity great:

  • We are a team that is passionate about achieving great results for our clients while enjoying what we do.

  • We have a fast paced, dynamic work environment with an extremely flat, collaborative team structure which will enable you to learn and grow as a professional.

What we look for:

  • Minimum of 3-5 years of fixed income analysis experience.

  • CFA Charterholder and/or MBA preferred.

  • Series 7 & 66 required within 6 months of start date.

  • A demonstrated ability to make judgements regarding structure and collateral, risk, and valuation.

  • Ability to manage multiple projects/tasks simultaneously.

  • Strong interpersonal communication skills, both oral and written, with the ability to take complex issues and distill them to key points in a persuasive and credible manner.  A high level of professionalism is mandatory.

  • Detail-oriented individual with strong organizational skills. 

  • Strong team player that is flexible, adaptable and hardworking who believes in an integrated team driven investment process.

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