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CML Mortgage/Structured Finance Portfolio Manager

Req Id:  2766
Job Location: 

Morristown, NJ, US, 07960

Brighthouse Financial is on a mission to help people achieve financial security. As one of the largest providers of annuities and life insurance in the U.S., we specialize in products designed to help people protect what they’ve earned and ensure it lasts. We are built on a foundation of experience and knowledge, which allows us to keep our promises and provide the value they deserve.


At Brighthouse Financial, we’re fostering a culture where diverse backgrounds and experiences are celebrated, and different ideas are heard and respected. We believe that by creating an inclusive workplace, we’re better able to attract and retain our talent, provide valuable solutions that meet the needs of our advisors and their clients, and deliver on our mission of helping more people achieve financial security. We’re seeking passionate, high-performing team member to join us. Sound like you? Read on. 


How This Role Contributes to Brighthouse Financial:

The Asset Management Group of Brighthouse Financial is responsible for the strategic and tactical asset allocation for the Company’s approximately $100 billion investment portfolio.  The commercial mortgage/structured finance portfolio manager will be primarily responsible for managing commercial mortgage-related and structured finance assets of the Company.  This person will be an active participant in all aspects of the asset management process, including asset allocation, understanding and managing key market risks and opportunities, investment manager selection and oversight and reporting performance results. 


Key Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the development of the fundamental and relative value view of the mortgage-related sectors, in both loan and securities form.
  • Responsible for managing the overall risk and performance of the commercial mortgage/structured finance related portfolios.  These would include Commercial Mortgage Loans, Agricultural Loans, Residential Mortgage Loans, Commercial Mortgage Backed Securities, Residential Mortgage Backed Securities and Asset-Backed Securities.
  • Active participant in developing the overall investment strategy for the investment portfolio.
  • Responsible for defining and implementing performance benchmarks and risk measures for the various portfolios.
  • Where applicable, work with managers in selecting appropriate mortgage-related assets for the portfolios.
  • Help select, monitor and benchmark external asset managers.
  • Manage relationships with external managers including enforcing adherence to portfolio guidelines and ensuring managers act in accordance with the needs and goals of the portfolio.
  • Communicate risk, return and performance to all stakeholders.


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:

  • 10-15 years of experience managing mortgage-related asset portfolios.
  • Solid mortgage underwriting experience, ideally at a balance sheet or CMBS platform lender; experience with mortgage related securities and portfolios
  • Experience managing and interacting with third party asset managers.
  • Strong quantitative analysis and research skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a collegial environment and train/mentor junior staff members
  • Knowledge of Word, Excel, Bloomberg, and Blackrock Aladdin.
  • MBA and/or CFA preferred.



Our Benefits:

  • Time Off: Minimum of 20 days of paid time off and 13 paid company holidays per full calendar year, plus paid volunteer time
  • Financial Benefits: 401(k) savings plan with up to a 6% annual match and 3% annual company nondiscretionary contribution of eligible compensation, annual incentive plan, and employee stock purchase plan
  • Family Focus: Up to 16 weeks of paid leave for new parents, back-up care program, dependent care flexible spending account, and adoption and surrogacy assistance
  • Health and Welfare: Competitive medical, vision and dental plans, plus tax-free health savings accounts with potential company contributions up to $1,000 per family
  • Wellness Programs: Wellness incentive platform, employee assistance program, financial counseling services, fitness center discounts and more
  • Life & Disability Benefits: Company-paid basic life insurance and short-term disability