• Competitive
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Citi-US
  • 2019-04-18

Global Spread Products - Residential Securitization and Advisory - Director

Global Spread Products - Residential Securitization and Advisory - Director

  • Primary Location: United States,New York,New York
  • Education: Bachelor's Degree
  • Job Function: Institutional Banking
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Travel Time: Yes, 25 % of the Time
  • Job ID: 19003296


About Citi
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Citigroup's Residential Securitization and Advisory ("RSA") group is seeking to add a Director to its securitization team.

The RSA group participates in various aspects of the U.S. residential mortgage sector, with particular focus on the non-agency market including credit risk transfer deals, seasoned performing, re-performing and non-performing collateral, new origination prime jumbo and near prime Non QM  collateral, HELOC and closed end second mortgages, small balance commercial (SBC) and single family rental (SFR) markets. The business provides credit facilities to finance residential mortgage assets, issues and underwrites securitizations (as principal and agent), provides whole loan advisory and brokerage services to large institutional clients, including the GSEs, and manages the contract finance, due diligence and settlement activities related to whole loan trading (acquisitions and sales). The group works closely with mortgage trading & sales, legal, investment banking and external deal parties to service clients.

Securitization Director responsibilities include:

  • Lead mortgage-backed securitizations for Citigroup, either as an issuer for its own portfolio, or as an underwriter for third-party issuers
  • Pitch prospective issuers on innovational strategies related to term financing for residential mortgage assets
  • Advise issuers on establishing rated and unrated securitization programs and identify new securitization opportunities
  • Manage transactions from client engagement (as applicable) through settlement and post-settlement, including (but not limited to):
    • Working with issuers (as applicable) and the trading and syndicate desks to identify prospective securitization pools and evaluate deal execution alternatives,
    • Managing the rating agency process in conjunction with mortgage analytics to optimize deal structures,
    • Liaising with servicers, trustees, due diligence providers and accounting firms,
    • Reviewing all relevant disclosure documentation with internal and external counsel,
    • Preparing marketing materials (term sheets, roadshow presentations, offering circulars, etc.),
    • Coordinating the marketing of the transaction with the deal syndicate, mortgage trading & sales,
    • Ensuring proper settlement and compliance with internal and external requirements
  • Analyze current and historical transactions for securitization market trends, structural features, representation and warranty frameworks and other deal mechanics
  • Assist management in obtaining new structure and product approvals
  • Provide leadership and training to junior members of the securitization team
  • Additional duties may include (but are not limited to) coverage of whole loan transactions and contract finance


  • Undergraduate Degree; MBA preferred or commensurate professional experience
  • 10+ years of minimum securitized products related work experience
  • Expertise in the residential mortgage, SBC, and SFR markets, including various securitization structures and deal process flows
  • Ability to lead small teams and manage multiple transactions on different timetables, work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Self-motivated problem-solver, detail-oriented, strong work ethic, resourceful and organized
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills required
  • Proficient in Intex and Bloomberg
  • Superior Microsoft Office skills
  • Series 7, 63 and 79 (latter to be obtained within a specified timeframe from start date)