Results-focused leader specializing in managing high-volume portfolios, analyzing capital markets, assessing critical risk, and building strong client relationships eager to contribute proven securities trading, portfolio construction, and quantitative modeling talents toward maximizing a progressive employer s bottom-line.
Top performer who uses solid investment portfolio management skills to acquire, retain, and expand new / existing client relationships, along with meeting with clients to ascertain financial needs and provide product recommendations.
Integral leader who boosts client and corporate revenue by building historical, multi-factor hedge fund, and Monte Carlo simulation models to analyze risk and protect assets, including organizing and presenting detailed reports as required.
Ambitious self-starter who excels at initiating targeted capital market collaborations between internal / external trading desks for hedge fund replication, cash management, preservation, leveraged growth, and yield enhancement methods.
Out-of-the-box thinker who offers core knowledge of investment products, client requirements, and industry trends.
Vice President U.S. Capital Markets Group, Citi Private Bank (2008 C 2010)
Securities Trading Specialist
Utilized comprehensive financial industry knowledge to analyze individual client needs and advise on various U.S. listed and OTC securities, including developing and marketing strategic ideas to generate trading revenues for the private bank.
Executed large investment portfolios with U.S. / international, sector, commodities ETFs, and listed securities, along with managing products in coordination with goals ranging from income generation to aggressive growth strategies, as well as providing integral client follow-up and portfolio monitoring.
Offered talents in educating and transacting listed derivatives for clients from one-leg to multi-leg option strategies via application of option theories, technical, and fundamental strategies.
Marketed syndicate deals to key clients and prospects to bring incremental revenues and enhance client experiences.
Structured Products Specialist / Sales
Effectively marketed off-the-shelf and custom structured products transactions (e.g. alpha products, strategic products, flow products) to private clients via conference calls, quarterly / annual investment reviews, and client meetings.
Contributed strong communication skills toward interfacing among clients to update status on subscribed structured product performances relative to benchmarks with aftersales to enhance client experience and cross-marketing prospects.
Liaised and negotiated structured products pricings with various banks to execute transactions at best levels.
Successfully partnered with control groups to create private placement documents (e.g. term sheets, base offering memorandums, subscription agreements, marketing decks) for structured products executions.
Capital Markets Products Analytics / Portfolio Construction
Strategically steered collaborations between internal / external trading desks for hedge fund replication, cash management, capital preservation, leveraged growth, and yield enhancement methods in compliance with client goals.
Coordinated efforts with portfolio construction group to determine structured products implementation strategies, portfolio allocations, risk mitigations, and risk / rewards profiles vs. managed products per client portfolio risk classifications.
Expertly constructed, tested, and presented structured products analysis reports both internally and externally by accurately applying stress testing, historical back testing, bootstrap analysis, and forward-looking Monte Carlo models.
Led a top-performing two-member analyst team in building a CDO equity cash flow Monte Carlo simulation model designed to analyze potential ROI based on various stress scenarios and collateral asset types (e.g. RMBS, CMBS, HEL), coverage ratios, waterfalls, coupon flows from assets, Loss Given Defaults, and Probability of Defaults on underlying assets.
Assistant Vice President, Quantitative Modeler U.S. Investment Lab, Citi Private Bank (2006 C 2008)
Analyzed and monitored strategic and tactical asset allocations for one of the largest family offices of the U.S. private bank via customized Monte Carlo simulation modeling, VAR and CVAR analyses, cash flow analyses, and shortfall analyses.
Optimized PE commitment strategies based on J-curve effect, existing PE exposure vs. targeted PE exposure, historical asset correlations, and expected growth of investments and other assets by building multi-asset Monte Carlo simulation models.
Designed proxy hedge models and capital market hedging strategies to mitigate downside risk on restricted stock exposures for a PE firm using hedgeable factors that contain in-depth listed and OTC option markets.
Built historical multi-factor and Monte Carlo simulation models on tax-loss harvesting passive indexing strategies, and presented results to efficiently coordinate with structured product strategies to enhance client beta and alpha returns.
Developed a multi-factor hedge fund risk model which analyzed potential betas (e.g. EQ, FI, FX, commodities, hedge fund strategies) exposures, customized strategy exposures and potential drifts, downside risk analyses based on factors and risks, correlation and risk considerations among hedge funds, and other asset classes in the portfolio which enhanced hedge funds risk monitoring, implementation, and due diligence processes.
Risk Information & Banking (RIB) Graduate Summer Associate Program
Played a vital role in maximizing corporate growth efforts by conducting business analyses on competitors methods to secure relationships with merchants and affluent customers, and presented solutions to executive-level management.
Initiated statistical analyses on how customers responded to various monthly statement designs, along with creating analyses to verify the effect of a My Life, My Card campaign through the application of SQL.
Built and implemented SAS- and SQL-based models which assigned likelihood scores of customers accepting offers.
~ Supplemental Experience ~
Graduate Project Numerical Approach to the Heston Stochastic Volatility Model
Undergraduate Research Assistant Financial Mathematics Summer Research Program
M.A., Statistics (Finance Emphasis) Columbia University
B.S., Mathematics / Aerospace Engineering (Dual Majors) University of Texas at Austin
Series 7 License • Series 66 License
Paper 1, 2, 6 HKSI Licensing Examination for Securities & Futures Intermediaries
Chartered Financial Analyst Level II (Projected 2011)
Citi Smith Barney Guided Portfolio Manager (Since 2010)
Financial Risk Manager Global Association of Risk Professionals (Since 2010)
MATLAB • C • C++ • SAS • Microsoft Office • VBA Programming
Bloomberg • Reuters • TradeStation Easy Language • Internet Applications
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I am excited to build a rewarding career with your company, and am confident that my professional skills, academic training, and industry credentials can help to achieve your key objectives. I can offer progressive experience in High-Volume Domestic / International Portfolio Management, Securities Trading, Capital Markets, and Quantitative Modeling, and am well-versed in all facets of Client Needs Analysis / Assessment, New Business Growth, Sales / Marketing, Structured Product Pricing Negotiations, and Regulatory Compliance.
To complement my background, please note that I hold an M.A. in Statistics (Finance Emphasis) from Columbia University and a B.S. in Mathematics / Aerospace Engineering (Dual Majors) from the University of Texas at Austin. I hold Series 7 and 66 Licenses, and am a Citi Smith Barney Guided Portfolio Manager and Financial Risk Manager, among other credentials. I am also a Chartered Financial Analyst Level II Candidate (Projected 2011).
Most recently, as Vice President (U.S. Capital Markets Group, Citi Private Bank) for Citigroup, Inc., I utilized my comprehensive financial industry knowledge to analyze individual client needs and advise on various U.S. listed and OTC securities, including developing and marketing strategic ideas to generate trading revenues for the private bank. Within this role, I executed large investment portfolios with U.S. / international, sector, commodities ETFs, and listed securities, along with managing products in coordination with goals ranging from income generation to aggressive growth strategies, as well as providing integral client follow-up and portfolio monitoring. As this is just a sampling of my job history, please kindly refer to my enclosed resume for additional experience.
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