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Assistant Back Office

Redondo Beach, California, United States
May 24, 2018

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Kyoung Kang

203-***-**** Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Exceeds targets by using 8+ years of financial and analytical acumen to capitalize on lucrative investment opportunities.

Optimized Asset Allocation Risk Monitoring & Mitigation Strategic Portfolio Management Investment Reporting

Maximizing Portfolio Returns: Regularly achieved 15% returns on $150M+ mortgage-back securities, surpassing 10% target, by providing analytics-based recommendations. Led 5-member team through business platform development.

Investment Portfolio Development: Outperformed market by 2X by creating and leading strategy to capitalize on undervalued bonds. Ensured optimal investment decisions by verifying ~800 undervalued indentures and securitized deals.

Driving Business Insights: Improved quality of trading decisions and monthly reporting by leading development of a collateral data and mortgage funds database to rapidly and easily identify the best performing collateral.

Investment Management

Analytical Solution Development

Investment Positions Surveillance

MBS/RMBS/Fixed Income

Cross-Functional Collaboration

Team Leadership & Mentoring

Model Development & Maintenance

Advanced Analytical Techniques

Bloomberg, Intex, SQL, MS Excel

Professional Experience

Vice President/RMBS Analyst, Millennium Fixed Income Jul 2007 – Mar 2016

Promoted from: Analyst (2007-2010)

Helped the company rank in the top 10 performing hedge funds by surpassing targets and competitive benchmarks. Managed $150M+ in mortgage-back securities while leading a 5-member team through daily trading and portfolio re-positioning. Improved business insights by streamlining portfolio offerings via the creation and updating of financial models.

Recommended investing in the lucrative lowest-rated triple-A rated bonds by creating and presenting analytical scenarios to senior management. Confirmed trades, matched-up daily P&L, and verified accurate bond marks with the back-office.

Improved investment decision making by developing an easy-to-generate collateral and daily yield returns report.

Regularly recommended investment opportunities in other sectors after analyzing the leading research firm information. Built strong partnerships by building two-way communication channels.

Ensured accurate pricing of bonds and streamlined trading and daily portfolio monitoring by making and modifying existing financial models. Utilized cash flow returns IRR, NPV, and other analytical tools to calculate accurate returns.

Initiated prediction of losses and implied write-down by creating and maintaining a credit default swap model.

Mentored and trained 4 interns on team activities and company processes and policies.

Fixed Income Analyst, Oldhill Partners Oct 2005 – Jun 2007

Conducted ad-hoc analysis and resolution of trade-related issues for stakeholders during the peak of the subprime mortgage era.

Increased data accessibility and streamlined ad-hoc analytics by creating a database of relevant financial information.

Improved investment decisions by utilizing collateral data to create daily summaries of new issues, bonds, and deals.

Mentored 3 people from the back office on new mortgage bonds and securities by creating a procedures document.

Consultant, West55 Apr 2016 – Present

Ensured a minimum 10% return by analyzing and selecting properties that will maximize ROI. Identified San Bernardino County as the focus area after conducting geographical analysis for potential returns, equity, and incremental returns.


Bachelor of Arts, Communications & Journalism, Rutgers University 2001

Volunteer Work

Successfully completed 20 5K’s for multiple cancer-focused charities and community fundraisers.

Head fundraisers for local public schools in LAUSD. (2010 – Present)

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