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Senior Analyst, Pricing and Valuation in Philadelphia, PA at Radian Group Inc

Date Posted: 11/30/2018

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Job Description

The Pricing and Valuation Sr. Analyst will oversee the maintenance and enhancement of all pricing analytic tools utilized in the evaluation and strategy formation for the Mortgage Insurance and Risk Service business. This role will primarily focus on analyzing and structuring new credit risk products aimed to create best execution scenarios relative to other delivery options. The role will help form firm strategy on portfolio composition and performance, optimize risk vs. reward, and assist in creating a product suite that will allow Radian to remain competitive and positioned as a market leader in the industry.

What you will do:

  • Maintain all pricing frameworks utilized to evaluate and formulate pricing strategies
  • Structured deal analysis
  • Market surveillance and reporting
  • Bespoke MI Pricing Requests
  • Ad-hoc pricing analysis

Who we are looking for:


  • Strong Understanding in mortgage pricing and credit, a good understanding of the capital markets and depth of knowledge across the primary and secondary mortgage markets.  Good understanding of mortgage credit and products, pricing credit risk and managing portfolio risk. Familiarity of return on capital, valuation concepts, and prepayment and default drivers (cash flow impacts) as they relate to financial models, pricing, and the mortgage market in general.  Basic knowledge of best execution analysis across various secondary marketing execution types, both Agency (Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Ginnie Mae) and Non-Agency.  Familiarity of mortgage trading and trading concepts from a secondary market perspective (whole loan and MBS).

Skills and Abilities:

  • High level of proficiency/mastery in Excel, and/or VBA as tools for analysis and report development. Strong data mining capabilities and experience. 
  • Strong Python and /or SAS skills preferred

People Management:

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal).  Ability to build and maintain relationships across all levels of the organization and with outside personnel. Diplomacy, leadership and confidence are important.

Other Position Parameters:

  • Ability to work in a fast-pace business environment with excellent communication skills.  Creative and innovative thinking with a strong work ethic and the desire to succeed within a very competitive environment.  Must possess a high level of problem solving ability as well as an understanding of Agency products and pricing.

Prior Work Experience and Education:

  • 3 - 5 years of related work experience
  • Bachelor's Degree, Concentration in Finance, Economics, Math, Computer Science, Engineering
  • Other Certifications:  CFA designation preferred (or in pursuit of)

Location: 1500 Market St. Philadelphia, PA 19102

EEO Statement

Radian complies with all applicable federal, state, and local laws prohibiting discrimination in employment.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, age, race, color, religious creed, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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