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Director, Complex Asset Solutions

Job ID 19000217 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.
The Duff & Phelps Alternative Asset Advisory team is looking for a Director with structured products and/or loan valuation and project management experience.
  • Significant experience in the valuation and analysis of amongst other things, mortgage whole loans, mortgage servicing rights (MSR’s), student loans, consumer loans as well as structured finance securities
  • Candidate should have a strong understanding of structure, collateral, and best valuation practices in general
  • Strong leader skills.  The candidate should be a creative thought-leader, with the ability to lead a client engagement, onboarding new clients, working with analysts to use industry best practices in modeling and valuing investments and deliver reports to client on-time.
  • Drive the development and refinement of valuation models and approaches to determine valuation inputs, including loss and prepayment vectors, as well as appropriate secondary market spreads
  • Analytics to help improve understanding and design of liquidation strategies for distressed asset portfolios
  • Have ability to analyze secondary trading market activity, underlying loan and security performance, as well as new issue activity if applicable
  • Help manage existing client relationships as well as pitch new business to both existing and new clients
  • Ability to work on dozens of projects at the same time and granular attention to detail. 
  • Ability to respond to client questions, auditor questions, and investor questions.  Ability to articulate and defend modeling approach under scrutiny. 
  • Self-starter, ability to work in a fast-paced environment and deliver solid action-oriented results under tight deadline
  • 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
  • Team work and commitment a must.
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s in a quantitative discipline and an in-depth knowledge of finance, mathematics and statistics as it applies to the financial markets from an accredited college or university
  • 10+ years of experience
  • Effective interpersonal, comprehension and communication skills
  • Ability to master new tasks quickly
  • Demonstrated leadership experience and strong personal integrity
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, work on multiple assignments and manage rapidly changing assignments in a team environment
  • Structuring, trading, or whole loan modelling experience required
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Creative thinker with strong intellectual curiosity 
  • Problem solver
  • Demonstrated commitment to obtaining outstanding results
  • Programming proficiency for financial modeling applications desired
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Duff & Phelps is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment. We will not discriminate between applications for reason of gender, gender identity, race, religion, color, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, age or disability.

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