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Analyst, Complex Asset Solutions

Job ID 18001650 New York, New York
Our professionals balance analytical skills, deep market insight and independence to deliver solid, defensible analysis and practical advice to our clients. As an organization, we think globally. We create transparency in an opaque world, and we encourage our people to do the same. That means when you take your place on our team, you’ll discover a supportive and collaborative work environment that empowers you to excel. If you’re ready to share your perspective with the world, then you can make a real impact here. This is the Duff & Phelps difference.
Duff & Phelps’ Alternative Asset Advisory practice prepares transparent valuations of illiquid investments and complex securities and liquidity solutions through secondary market transactions.
At Duff & Phelps, your work will help protect, restore and maximize value for our clients. Join us and together we’ll maximize the value of your career.
Analysts in Alternative Asset Advisory will analyze and value Commercial Real Estate debt products including:  Whole Loans, Investment Grade Conduit CMBS, CMBS B-Pieces, single-borrower transactions, CMBS re-remics, and CRE CDOs, European CMBS.  Candidate will also be exposed to full range of structured products asset classes.
  • Candidate should have a basic understanding of structures and collateral, as well as an understanding of the discounted cash flow valuation approach,
  • Fundamental loan analysis—loan-level performance assessment, cash flow projections, property value assumptions, NOI growth curve and cap rate application to current financial data, etc.
  • Perform valuation and other analyses of CMBS portfolios and CRE loan portfolios
  • Maintain model applications—creation of alternative valuation methods and initial parameter checks
  • Perform market surveillance, including analysis of issuer, collateral, and deal performance
  • Reverse engineer complex transaction structures using advanced Excel cash flow modeling, bank proprietary systems, or third party platforms
  • Determine valuation inputs, as well as appropriate secondary market spreads
  • Work as part of a team in analyzing secondary trading market activity, underlying loan or security performance, and new issue activity if applicable
  • Independently price portfolios of CMBS securities and clearly articulate and support valuation conclusions. 
  • Conduct research, draft reports and make presentations
  • Work as part of a team to provide a wide range of advisory services, including valuation, risk analysis and portfolio solutions


  • Bachelors or Masters in a quantitative discipline from an accredited college or university and an in-depth knowledge of finance, mathematics and statistics as it applies to the financial markets
  • Understanding of collateral risk characteristics, deal structures, terms, and conditions
  • Programming (e.g. Visual Basic) is strongly desired
  • Experience with third party systems such as Bloomberg, Intex and Trepp
  • Strong credit training and quantitative skills, solid foundation in fixed income mathematics


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