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Financial Analyst Accounting

Tampa, FL
October 13, 2018

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Joseph Pepe, CFA, MBA

***** ***** ****** ***** *****, FL 33647




Self-motivated, and detail-oriented individual with demonstrated successes in managing, implementing and overseeing the firm’s Hedge Accounting Program (FAS-133) to mitigate income statement volatility in reported earnings per share.

Analyze drivers (interest rates, currency rates, swap rates) impacting overall derivative valuations.

Experience with all types of derivatives and worked on Net Investment Gain/Loss (NIGL) Estimate and the Net Investment Income (NII) for firm’s Projections’ model.

Strong knowledge and broad-based experience in risk management. Seeking a position with increased responsibility in either Corporate Treasury, Capital Markets, Portfolio Management, Risk Management or Derivative Analytics.

Key Competencies

Financial Analysis Financial Statements Reporting Project Management Strategic Planning

Credit Analysis Technical Writing Risk Management Quantitative Analysis

Derivative Analysis/Valuations Financial Modeling


Metlife Tampa, FL 11/2007 to Present

Associate Director

Perform quantitative analysis, derivative valuation, financial modeling, financial reporting, hedge accounting.

Automated several manually-intensive hedge accounting procedure. Worked with IT department to automate key trading documentation associated with hedge accounting program. Achieved significant time and cost savings.

Pioneered a program to work with Alico Japan team to include Forwards receiving hedge accounting. Results were value-added, decreased quarterly income statement volatility previously attributable to Alico forwards.

Spearheaded a program working with IT and commercial real estate team to include commercial mortgages into hedge accounting program. Eliminated quarterly income statement volatility previously attributable to commercial mortgages on Metlife's books.

Orchestrated redesign of several high-level dashboards. Improved viewing and analysis of said reports by management.

Initated program to successfully match asset to liability duration management. Insulated portfolios from interest rate risk/volatility.

Jesup and Lamont Securities New York, NY 3/2003 to 12/2006

Senior Equity Research Analyst

Wrote Research Reports and equity valuations. Developed and maintained open dialog with management of publicly traded companies followed by Jesup and Lamont.

Analyzed publicly traded, small and mid cap equities with specific concentrations in Enterprise Software & Network Security, the Defense industry and the Steel industry.

Cultivated relationships with top management of selected companies for the purpose of identifying shifts and changes in both short and long term industry trends, operating margins, profit margins, pricing pressures and new product alternatives while monitoring turnover ratios, liquidity ratios and operating cash flows.

Through superior stock selection, increased firm’s institutional client base by 10%.

Successfully increased firm’s assets under management, and firm’s institutional presence.

GE Capital Real Estate New York, NY 9/1999 to 6/2002

Senior Financial Analyst

Measured and calculated hedge effectiveness on “held for sale” portfolio in order to qualify for hedge accounting under FAS 133, as well as quantifying dollar net ineffectiveness that ultimately impacted earnings submissions. Involved in all aspects of financial reporting and profitability analysis.

Conducted detailed valuation analysis on individual loans that comprised the “held-for-sale” loans pooled for

securitization purposes. Analysis included: rent rolls, debt service coverage ratios, cash flows, turnover rates,

delinquency rates, occupancy rates and comparable property valuations.

Engaged in CMBS spread analysis and credit/valuation analysis on all bond classes post-IPO. Analyzed LTV and DSC ratios, pool structures, involved in the structuring and designing both leveraged equity deals and total

return swaps and actively participated in the asset-backed commercial paper programs utilized by the

special purpose entities.

Managed GE Capital Real Estate’s double-B CMBS bond portfolio, conducting valuation analysis, sensitivity analysis, credit analysis, and analyzed loan default rates at both the deal level and loan level.

JW Barclay and Company New York, NY 2/1992 to 9/1999

Equity Research Analyst

Wrote research reports on selected equities after conducting extensive research and due diligence on both the industry in question, as well as the individual company selected within that industry.

Initiated research coverage on both small cap and mid cap equities for the purpose of evaluating intrinsic and/or asset value and made recommendations.

Evaluated market conditions and gave presentations to the firm on recommended courses of action, including asset allocation. Also involved in sales’ forecasting, sector analysis, bond analysis, industry analysis, variance analysis and cash flow analysis.

Analyzed private placements, initial public offerings and corporate financing for the purpose of forecasting future sales and earnings growth, as well as identifying any future trends.


Master of Business Administration in Quantitative Analysis, Financial Modeling

Pace University, New York, New York

Bachelor of Science in Finance

State University of New York, Albany, New York

Chartered Financial Analyst Certification (CFA Designation)


CFA Institute of Tampa Bay

National CFA Institute


Microsoft Office Suite, Excel Modeling, Macros, Murex Derivative Systems; Bloomberg, Pyramid Analytics.


Published Equity research while at Jesup and Lamont

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