Director, Fixed Income Investment Specialist


Date: Jan 30, 2019

Location: New York, NY, US

Company: New York Life Insurance Co

New York Life Investments (NYLIM), an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of New York Life Insurance Company, is a top 25 global asset management firm. With more than $500 billion in assets under management, NYLIM is a premier investment management firm serving a variety of client segments including retail, institutional, insurance and defined contribution and benefit on a global basis. New York Life Investments offers a diverse set of investment capabilities ranging from traditional equity and fixed income to alternative investment strategies and multi-asset solutions. Renowned for its premier investment acumen and client focus, NYLIM’s vision is to be one of the most trusted providers of investment management expertise and long-term financial security.



The role is within New York Life Investment Management’s Investment Consulting Group (ICG). The team is responsible for investment and risk oversight for the portfolios held by both institutional separate and commingled accounts and mutual fund clients of the NYLIM boutiques and MainStay Funds.

The Director, Investment Specialist will be responsible for performing investment focused oversight and due diligence on a variety of strategies, with focus on Fixed Income related public and private strategies. This position requires working knowledge of Fixed Income research and portfolio construction, returns and holdings based statistical analysis, as well as risk management. Ideal candidates should have experience working as part of, or supporting Fixed Income portfolio management team, and have statistical analysis and factor development experience.

Role Responsibilities 

  • Produce detailed analysis on the investment teams' research, portfolio construction, trading, and risk management process
  • Develop models for portfolio research and manager selection
  • Generate investment insights, identify emerging risks, and influence on mitigating unintended risk
  • Identify strength and weakness of the investment teams, make manager selection recommendations to the senior management and investment committee
  • Support the analytical needs of the investment teams and product teams
  • Provide the informed challenge to the investment teams and product teams, while working constructively to recommend actionable improvements


  • Minimum five years of appropriate experience gained from work as researcher, portfolio manager, or investment consultant/allocator focused on Fixed Income
  • Experience with Insurance general accounts is highly desirable.
  • Experience in Bloomberg Port, Barclays Point, Aladdin, or proprietary fixed income models
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to communicate and effectively influence portfolio managers in portfolio positioning and risk taking
  • Must have the ability to work both independently as well as within a team on multiple time-sensitive projects with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Experience in FactSet, MorningStar a plus
  • Graduate Degree / CFA a strong plus







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