Intermediate Derivatives Trader I (AAM)
Transamerica US - Baltimore, MD

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Description and Qualifications

Company and Divisional Description: This position will be with

AEGON Asset Management

, the organization which oversees asset management for many of Transamerica's insurance and operating companies as well as third party clients. The global AEGON Asset Management organization has operations in Europe, the United States and Asia. Primary offices in the United States are located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Baltimore, Maryland. AEGON Asset Management and Transamerica are both part of the AEGON NV group of companies. The legal entities that comprise AEGON Asset Management US are AEGON USA Realty Advisors, LLC and AEGON USA Investment Management, LLC. AEGON USA Realty Advisors, LLC manages commercial real estate, commercial mortgage loans and other real estate related investments. AEGONUSA Investment Management, LLC, is a registered investment adviser that manages fixed income assets, including public bonds, private placements, derivatives and alternative investments.

Job Summary:
The Derivatives Execution team within the Global Derivatives & Hedging group of AEGON Asset Management, is located in Baltimore MD, and is responsible for the execution of all the derivatives trades for the business units of AEGON USA, and certain international business units within AEGON. We are currently seeking a derivatives trader with primary experience in equity derivatives (futures, options, total return swaps, variance swaps, etc.).

In this particular position, you are part of the Derivatives Execution team and you will be tasked with the daily execution of both OTC and listed derivative trades for the various derivatives programs under management. The scope of the derivatives instruments traded covers various derivative product markets of Rates, FX, Equity and Credit derivatives and includes both listed and non-listed (OTC) derivatives. More specifically, we are looking for individuals that have a strong background in trading equity derivatives.

You will be interacting heavily with our Wall Street counterparties and internal colleagues within AEGON USA. This position allows for significant growth within the organization and may lead to leadership roles within the group.

Execution of Derivative trades in various product markets according to specific Derivative Program guidelines (Rates, Credit, FX, and Equity), but with an emphasis on AEGON’s equity derivative trades.

Focus on economic and efficient derivative trade execution and maintaining program compliance.

Build up strong expertise in Capital Markets dynamics, financial derivative Instruments, their valuation and trade execution aspects.

Identify optimal income and/or risk reducing trading strategies

Active management of counterparty exposures, counterparty performance and relationships.

Develop a deep understanding of the hedging and funding dynamics of our Street counterparties and their impact on pricing and execution of derivative trades.

Deliver various levels of support to team members and internal AEGON Clients in the business units and corporate ALM function, such as analytical, pricing and reporting support.

Assist to Negotiate CSA’s, ISDA’s, MRA’s and clearing broker agreements.

Contribute in various front office related projects, i.e. upgrading the Derivative Systems Infrastructure.

Minimum 3 years trading experience. Might enter into Derivative Manager role to grow into ALM solutions or Equity Derivative Analyst role to grow into VA liability modeling.

How to Apply:
To apply for this position, please follow the online application process. Be sure to fully complete the form and include your resume. If you experience technical problems during the application process, please email


Equal Employment Opportunity: Transamerica Life Insurance Company (Realty Advisors, LLC) is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant or employee because of age, religion, sex, gender identity, genetic information, race, color, national origin, pregnancy, sexual orientation, marital status, participation in the uniformed services (e.g. U.S. Armed Forces, National Guard), physical or mental disability, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local equal employment opportunities laws. Applicants with physical or mental disabilities may be entitled to a form of reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state and local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done which will insure equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on the Transamerica Companies. Please inform the Human Resources department if you need assistance completing any forms, or to otherwise participate in the application process.


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