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Title Emerging Market Credit Analyst

Employer CVS Health

Job Location Hartford, CT, US

Introduction 

Bring your heart to CVS Health. Every one of us at CVS Health shares a single, clear purpose: Bringing our heart to every moment of your health. This purpose guides our commitment to deliver enhanced human-centric health care for a rapidly changing world. Anchored in our brand — with heart at its center — our purpose sends a personal message that how we deliver our services is just as important as what we deliver. Our Heart At Work Behaviors™ support this purpose. We want everyone who works at CVS Health to feel empowered by the role they play in transforming our culture and accelerating our ability to innovate and deliver solutions to make health care more personal, convenient and affordable.

Position Summary: Emerging Market Credit Analyst will be responsible for independently conducting comprehensive credit research and providing timely buy/sell/hold recommendations of Emerging Market sovereign and corporate credits, primarily in Latin America. Analyze country and corporate fundamentals and trends, key operating metrics, quality, and competitive position incorporating ESG factors in overall analysis. Monitor global macro-economic conditions, broad sector performance expectations, yield curve expectations, internal/external business conditions, and market technicals. Evaluate and interpret current or potential bond holdings relative to a portfolio strategy and recommend appropriate actions based on portfolio requirements. Provide in-depth knowledge, serve as internal sector expert and maintain on-going dialogue with Emerging Market Portfolio Manager on investment strategy in a collaborative team environment.

Required Qualifications:

  • 10 or more years of investments experience.
  • Strong analytical and financial modeling skills.
  • Solid communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications: Emerging Markets investment experience, specifically Latin America.

Education: Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree or CFA preferred.

Job Posted 5/20/2024

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Title Client Strategist, Portfolio  & Relationship Manager

Employer NEAM

Job Location Hartford, CT, US

Roles & Responsibilities

The Client Strategist is responsible for the day-to-day portfolio management and relationship management of their designated insurance company clients. The successful candidate will possess excellent communication skills to articulate economic, capital market, and portfolio commentary for their clients as well as strong analytical skills to effectively manage portfolios. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated history of utilizing internal client resources effectively to serve external clients to the best of the firm’s ability.

Department Description

The Client Strategy group is responsible for delivering investment and capital management services to clients. The members of the Client Strategy group are the day-to-day contacts for NEAM's insurance company clients and lead the internal client teams. They are responsible for the relationship management and client portfolio management functions which include the application of NEAM investment policy to specific client portfolios and having intimate knowledge of the day-to-day activities in the portfolio, client guidelines, risk tolerance, and unique requirements. Their specific focus is to effectively provide service that result in maintenance and growth of assets under management with their client. The Client Strategist will represent the firm at regular client board and investment committee meetings and report on economic and capital market developments, investment strategy, portfolio activity, and performance results.

Qualifications, Education, Experience:

The successful candidate will possess a minimum of five years of relevant industry-related experience. This individual will possess strong oral communication skills, project integrity and credibility, and have an ability to make a lasting impression on clients.

In addition, this individual will have:

  • A capital markets orientation.
  • An understanding of a wide variety of fixed income assets including Corporates, Municipals, and Structured Securities. A familiarity with Common and Preferred Stock is a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to listen and assimilate information in the context of providing solutions using client services.
  • Ability to think quickly and offer creative solutions to problems.
  • Demonstrated professionalism, team orientation, and a strong work ethic.
  • Proven ability to think creatively.
  • Possess strong written communication skills.
  • Must be comfortable in a team oriented collegial environment that prizes strong individual contribution.
  • Travel required domestically up to 25%

Education:

Bachelor’s degree in a related field is required and advanced degree in a related field of expertise such as an MBA is preferable.

Certification:

CFA or progress towards completion preferred.

Job Posted 5/6/2024

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To find out more about New England Asset Management go to https://www.neamgroup.com or find us on LinkedIn. NEAM is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Re Corporation, which is a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. NEAM has developed proprietary decision-making tools and specialized services enabling the delivery of asset and capital management solutions to clients within the context of evolving regulatory, accounting and tax issues faced by insurance companies today.* The firm’s culture is team oriented, collaborative, transparent and intellectually curious. We currently offer an excellent opportunity for a Client Strategist at NEAM. The NEAM home office is located in Farmington, CT. We offer a hybrid work schedule with M/F remote and T/W/TR in office.

*NEAM does not offer tax/legal advice. It is the continuing policy of New England Asset Management to afford equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex (including childbirth or related medical conditions), religion, national origin or ancestry, age, past or present disability, marital status, liability for service in the armed forces, veteran status, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by the applicable law. In addition, New England Asset Management provides reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Title Banking Department Manager

Employer State of Connecticut

Job Location Hartford, CT, US

Introduction 

Applications are being accepted through May 6, 2024 at 11:59 p.m

What We Offer You:

  • NEW: A Platinum Healthcare Plan, the nation’s best for state employees and dependents, according to a report by Georgetown’s Center on Health Insurance
  • A Competitive starting salary
  • Extensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings
  • Paid time off including 13 paid holidays per calendar year
  • A culture that encourages work/life balance
  • Professional growth and development opportunities
  • Ample free parking with easy access from major highways or by public transportation
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Work for a Forbes top company: State of Connecticut Ranked One of the Best Employers of 2023 - State of CT Receives National Recognition for Offering Job
  • Growth, Competitive Benefits, and Flexible Schedule

THE ROLE:

This role will be responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of examinations and applications for entities regulated by the Financial Institutions Division.

The Banking Department Manager will

  • Supervise staff including analysts and examiners.
  • Review and approve examination reports including the most complex examinations when needed.
  • Oversee the applications functions related to regulated entities.
  • Assist with defining division goals and objectives.
  • Assist with developing and implementing division policy and operating procedures to gain operational efficiencies.
  • Oversee the ongoing development of staff by ensuring that skills are continuously enhanced.
  • Coach and mentor new hires including delivery of division training programs.
  • Evaluate staff including annual performance appraisals.
  • Interpret and provide guidance to staff on pertinent banking laws and regulations.
  • Recommend new or revised legislation.
  • Maintain a comprehensive understanding of the regulatory process.
  • Facilitate resolutions of consumer complaints.
  • Recommend disciplinary action against regulated entities as appropriate.
  • Coordinate joint exams or investigations with federal regulators and/or other states
  • Attend meetings and maintain communication with federal and other state regulators.

Job Posted 4/22/2024

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Title Investment Analyst

Employer Cigna Investment Management

Job Location Bloomfield, CT, US / Hybrid

POSITION SUMMARY 

An Investment Analyst to be part of the portfolio management team supporting US insurance, international insurance, and pension portfolios. This position will be an important member of the team supporting the senior portfolio managers and all portfolio management objectives. The role involves working closely with portfolio managers, Cigna's US and international business and corporate finance partners, as well as CIM’s trading, asset class, accounting, finance, and IT staff. An ideal candidate enjoys working on challenging problems with a quantitative focus and has an ability to juggle multiple tasks at once. The candidate must be naturally curious and looking for a role with substantial opportunities to learn and grow.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

-Assist portfolio managers with monitoring of portfolio metrics, management of liquidity, credit, interest rate risks, and implementation of investment purchase and sale programs.

-Assist with developing the Strategic Asset Allocation for the total insurance portfolio through the use of various quantitative models while applying inputs from the business, risk, and asset class teams.

-Analyze potential and existing strategies and the impact on regulatory compliance, liquidity management, counterparty exposure, surplus investing, and other ad hoc requests.

-Buildout of stochastic economic model to forecast probability weighted outcomes with varying interest rates, credit spreads, and equities.

-Perform analysis on various derivative hedging initiatives while working closely with the trading, corporate finance, and real estate teams. 

-Work with other portfolio analysts to create materials such as quarterly reports to clients, presentations for senior management and external stakeholders, and portfolio management reports.

-Monitor economics, market themes, and market activity for the portfolio management team.

QUALIFICATIONS

-BA/BS with Finance, Investment, Actuarial, Mathematics or related degree.

-ASA or CFA or commitment to obtain CFA required. FSA, MBA, or other advanced financial designation a plus.

-Ability to accommodate limited travel (up to 10%).

-Flexibility to participate in calls after normal business hours with international customers.

Job Posted 4/19/2024

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Title Associate Accountant

Employer State of Connecticut

Job Location Hartford, CT, US

Introduction 

The State of Connecticut, Office of Early Childhood (OEC) is now accepting applications for two Associate Accountant positions, within the Finance Unit of the Division of Finance and Fiscal/Administrative Services.

What We Offer You:

  • NEW: A Platinum Healthcare Plan, the nation’s best for state employees and dependents, according to a report by Georgetown’s Center on Health Insurance
  • Reform an article by Ellen Andrews, Ph.D., along with comprehensive benefit offerings
  • Retirement plan options
  • Generous paid time off, including 13 holidays
  • A culture that encourages work/life balance
  • Work for a Forbes top company: State of Connecticut Ranked One of the Best Employers of 2023 - State of CT Receives National Recognition for Offering Job Growth, Competitive Benefits, and Flexible Schedule
  • State of Connecticut is an eligible Public Service Loan Forgiveness employer, meaning you may be eligible to have qualifying student loans forgiven after 10 years of service.

Position Highlights:

  • Full time, 40 hours per week
  • First shift, Monday-Friday
  • Hybrid telework opportunities available
  • Monday through Friday
  • Location: 450 Columbus Blvd, Hartford, CT

About Us:

OEC is a unique State agency in Connecticut that helps families with young children achieve better life outcomes. Created in 2013, OEC is called on in its enabling statute to be data-driven, human-centered, and result-focused. We touch the lives of over 200,000 young children, parents, and caregivers annually through our integrated focus on early care and education programs and safety supports, our home visiting programs, and other critical early childhood services. By scale of funding, OEC is one of the largest departments of Connecticut state government, deploying and leveraging approximately half a billion dollars each year in service of vulnerable families and communities. Connecticut is a leader in the coordination of early childhood programs throughout the country. Whereas early childhood programming in most states is fragmented across multiple programs which families must navigate, only a handful of states have created agencies dedicated to integrating support families with young children require and only Connecticut has a clear data-driven mandate. New parenthood and early childhood are extremely important moments in a person’s life and nurturing or harmful experiences during this time can have significant and long-lasting impacts.

The Role:

The Associate Accountant will report to the Supervising Accountant. This position will be a part of a unit of three.

Examples of Duties

  • Establishes and implements accounting sub-systems such as procedures for paying and collecting activities, procedures for issuance of grants, loans or subsidies, establishment of rates or schedules of fees, establishment of account charts for classification of transactions;
  • Maintains fiscal controls by authorizing non-routine expenditures based on management priorities and policies, examining data and making recommendations regarding timing and amounts of expenditures;
  • Manages various phases of budget preparation and control such as preparing estimates of costs of existing or new programs, offices or divisions, preparing budget requests, appropriation schedules, monthly budget reports and year end budget reports;
  • Administers fiscal aspects of grant programs by reviewing funding applications for approval, researching and preparing estimates of costs of proposed grant programs, interpreting grant contracts for approval of grant expenditures, analyzing grantees financial records and reports for compliance with grant expenditure requirements;
  • Monitors fiscal aspects of contract administration by reviewing and interpreting contracts for approval on non-routine expenditures, preparing or approving schedules of fees in regard to specific contracts;
  • Determines priorities;
  • Provides staff training and assistance;
  • Conducts or assists in conducting performance evaluations;
  • Acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures;
  • May coordinate unit workflow;
  • May assign and review work;
  • May establish and maintain unit procedures;
  • Performs related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skill, and Ability

  • Considerable knowledge of professional accounting principles and practices including governmental accounting and budgeting;
  • Skills interpersonal skills;
  • oral and written communication skills;
  • Considerable ability to analyze and evaluate financial records, methods and procedures;
  • devise and install accounting procedures and systems;
  • Supervisory ability.
  • Seven (7) years of experience in accounting or auditing.
  • One (1) year of the General Experience must have been at the level of an Accountant, an Auditor or an Accounts Examiner with responsibility for the exercise of independent analysis and judgement in the application of professional accounting principles and practices.
    • OR (substitutions allowed) College training in accounting or a closely related field may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.;
    • A Master's degree in accounting may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
    • Certification in any of the following may be substituted for one (1) year of the General and Special Experience: Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor.

Job Posted 1/9/2024

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  • Emerging Market Credit Analyst
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