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BMO Financial Group Associate, US ABS Origination, Global Markets in Chicago, Illinois

Address:

111 W Monroe - 115 S LaSalle

Job Family Group:

Capital Mrkts Sales & Service

The Securitization Analytics Associate will analyze default, prepayment, and loss severity risk on a broad range of asset classes including auto, equipment, student loan, credit card, consumer installment loans. The employee will provide analytical support for new transactions, ongoing support for existing warehouse facilities, and conduct market research and maintain knowledge in rating agency criteria in multiple asset classes. Interact with Origination, Structuring, Corporate Banking Group, rating agencies, and clients to facilitate transaction approval. In this role, the Associate will learn to structure and price ABS bonds, as well as analyze and model warehouse securitizations and present analysis in written memo and in credit committees.

  • Acts as point person to provide client support in the form of proposals, marketing material, event planning, and scheduling with the cooperation of trading and sales, research, and marketing and with the support of a senior leader.

  • Responds to inquiries from clients, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community in a professional manner and determines acceptable solutions.

  • Provides competitively priced liquidity to corporate, institutional, and interbank clients; quotes hedging advice, and market information in support of the customer business and arbitrage opportunities.

  • Supports sales activities with trading strategies, definition and market information customized to suit their client’s individual needs.

  • Understands the needs of clients and provides relevant ideas and opinions to generate recommendations.

  • Provides support for an outstanding client experience.

  • Uses good judgement in meetings/speaks up with ideas/communicates ideas effectively/asks good questions.

  • Markets financial institutions to increase order flow, volume and market information.

  • Identifies opportunities for increased efficiency and improved service to internal and external clients and acts as a positive change agent to drive improved efficiency and effectiveness.

  • Verifies that all confirms on trades or sales are accurate and promptly delivered.

  • Communicates transaction details to the brokerage community and custodians. Resolves settlement issues related to incorrect billing.

  • Develops strong market knowledge to provide comprehensive service to clients, develop new solutions, and construct compelling recommendations.

  • Reads, analyzes and interprets common technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents in order to better serve client needs.

  • Supports the execution of strategic initiatives in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders.

  • Develops and leverages relationships across businesses, senior leaders and clients to foster and support coordination.

  • Ensures alignment between stakeholders.

  • Cultivates strong relationships with the research team in order to understand their industries and stock coverage.

  • Uses analytical skills (probability, statistical inference, etc.) and applies appropriate technical concepts and completes/leads consistent and reliable technical and financial reports/analyses to support client deliverables.

  • Defines problems, collects data, establishes facts, and draws valid conclusions.

  • Develops an understanding of and proficiency in using all required systems and models.

  • Supports change management of varying scope and type; tasks typically focused on execution and sustainment activities.

  • Helps colleagues with the presentation of information and preparation of proposals for their review.

  • Assists colleagues in the research and resolution of administrative/operational issues.

  • Understands the complexity of transactions and related risk (credit, market, operational, legal / compliance, etc.).

  • Maintains and develops knowledge of client systems/applications, and the internal web-based research document database

  • Executes orders for purchase or sales of securities or completes transaction independently if brokerage firm is market maker in requested transaction. All transactions must be recorded accurately and frequently reviewed for accuracy.

  • Receives and reviews all transactions to ensure accuracy and that transactions conform to the regulations of SEC, NASD, and other regulatory agencies.

  • Tracks supply and demand and evaluates market development.

  • Operates within position and loss limits as prudent management of the Bank’s exposure.

  • Manages risk related to pricing and sales/trading of the book. Takes action to reduce exposure in developing and delivering client strategies.

  • Considers risk, internal controls and compliance as part of day-to-day accountabilities and adheres to policies and procedures.

  • Focus is primarily on business/group within BMO; may have broader, enterprise-wide focus.

  • Exercises judgment to identify, diagnose, and solve problems within given rules.

  • Works independently on a range of complex tasks, which may include unique situations.

  • Broader work or accountabilities may be assigned as needed.

    Qualifications:

  • Typically between 4 - 6 years of relevant experience and post-secondary degree in related field of study or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Advanced financial modeling knowledge in Microsoft Excel

  • Experience working with data in a coding environment (SAS preferred)

  • Degree in Accounting/Economics/Mathematics/Statistics, CFA preferred.

  • Working knowledge of financial markets with previous exposure to the financial markets and/or analysis gained through a combination of work and educational qualifications is required.

  • Series 63 and 79 licenses required or attained within 6 months.

  • Demonstrates solid deal/transaction execution and/or project management skills.

  • Technical proficiency gained through education and/or business experience.

  • Verbal & written communication skills - In-depth.

  • Collaboration & team skills - In-depth.

  • Analytical and problem solving skills - In-depth.

  • Influence skills - In-depth.

  • Data driven decision making - In-depth.

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At BMO Harris Bank we are driven by a shared Purpose: Boldly Grow the Good in business and life. It calls on us to create lasting, positive change for our customers, our communities and our people. By working together, innovating and pushing boundaries, we transform lives and businesses, and power economic growth around the world.

As a member of the BMO Harris Bank team you are valued, respected and heard, and you have more ways to grow and make an impact. We strive to help you make an impact from day one – for yourself and our customers. We’ll support you with the tools and resources you need to reach new milestones, as you help our customers reach theirs. From in-depth training and coaching, to manager support and network-building opportunities, we’ll help you gain valuable experience, and broaden your skillset.

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BMO Harris Bank is committed to an inclusive, equitable and accessible workplace. By learning from each other’s differences, we gain strength through our people and our perspectives. BMO Harris Bank N.A. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. To request accommodation, please contact your recruiter.

BMO Financial Group Serving customers for 200 years and counting, BMO is a highly diversified financial services provider – the 8th largest bank, by assets, in North America. With total assets of $728 billion as of October 31, 2018, and a team of diverse and highly engaged employees, BMO provides a broad range of personal and commercial banking, wealth management and investment banking products and services to more than 12 million customers and conducts business through three operating groups: Personal and Commercial Banking, BMO Wealth Management and BMO Capital Markets.We serve Canadian clients through BMO Bank of Montreal®, our personal and commercial banking business, BMO Nesbitt Burns®*, one of Canada's leading wealth management firms, and BMO Capital Markets™, our North American investment and corporate banking division.In the United States, clients are served through BMO Harris Bank, a major U.S. Midwest personal and commercial bank, and BMO Private Bank, with wealth management offices across the United States, as well as BMO Capital Markets™, our North American investment and corporate banking division.We help our customers make money make sense by delivering the broadest range of financial services through a single point of contact. Our financial service professionals provide access to any services our customers require across the entire enterprise.

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