Associate, Portfolio Management – ABF

Apollo Global Management

New York, NY, USA
Posted on March 4, 2024

Position Overview

Apollo’s Credit business, our largest asset management strategy by AUM ($460B), spans the private and public corporate credit and asset-backed finance markets. We source Asset-Backed Finance (ABF) investments across diversified channels, directly originates opportunities through proprietary platforms and partnerships, and participates in primary and secondary markets. We believe our expansive view of the ABF market enables us to assess a wide range of opportunities to improve risk-adjusted return, accounting for structure, asset risk and yield.

The Role

The Associate will provide portfolio management support to Senior PMs across Apollo’s asset-backed portfolios, including asset selection, portfolio hedging, and portfolio analytics. This role offers the right candidate the opportunity to delve into portfolio management and gain exposure to a broad range of asset classes across asset-backed finance. As Apollo’s ABF strategy continues to experience significant growth, this position can evolve into a Senior Portfolio Manager or transition to a specialized asset class.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Support the senior PMs on portfolio reviews for Athene and third-party insurance clients.
  • Construct customized ABF portfolios subject to investment guidelines and constraints for third-party products and mandates.
  • Spend time with investment teams to understand larger risk positions in the portfolio, to serve as a conduit to the Product and internal risk teams.
  • Assist Product and Wealth teams in addressing investor questions and any due diligence requests with analysis.
  • Collaborate with Fund Controllers to understand ABF vehicles’ current and forward liquidity.
  • Work with the Investment Technology and Quant teams on the contents and design of any investment and portfolio risk reporting.
  • Evaluate and form a view on relative value across ABF and among different sourcing channels.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • 1-2 years of investment banking experience, ideally within structured credit or fixed income
  • Strong analysis and modeling skills
  • Exposure to or knowledge of structured products strongly desired
  • Understanding of bond math and basic qualitative skills related to fixed income a huge plus
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail

About Apollo

Apollo is a high-growth, global alternative asset manager. In our asset management business, we seek to provide our clients excess return at every point along the risk-reward spectrum from investment grade to private equity with a focus on three investing strategies: yield, hybrid, and equity. For more than three decades, our investing expertise across our fully integrated platform has served the financial return needs of our clients and provided businesses with innovative capital solutions for growth. Through Athene, our retirement services business, we specialize in helping clients achieve financial security by providing a suite of retirement savings products and acting as a solutions provider to institutions. Our patient, creative, and knowledgeable approach to investing aligns our clients, businesses we invest in, our employees, and the communities we impact, to expand opportunity and achieve positive outcomes.

Our Purpose & Core Values

Our clients rely on our investment acumen to help secure their future. We must never lose our focus and determination to be the best investors and most trusted partners on their behalf. We strive to be:

The leading provider of retirement income solutions to institutions, companies, and individuals.

The leading provider of capital solutions to companies. Our breadth and scale enable us to deliver capital for even the largest projects – and our small firm mindset ensures we will be a thoughtful and dedicated partner to these organizations. We are committed to helping them build stronger businesses.

A leading contributor to addressing some of the biggest issues facing the world today – such as energy transition, accelerating the adoption of new technologies, and social impact – where innovative approaches to investing can make a positive difference.

We are building a unique firm of extraordinary colleagues who:

  • Outperform expectations
  • Challenge Convention
  • Champion Opportunity
  • Lead responsibly
  • Drive collaboration

As One Apollo team, we believe that doing great work and having fun go hand in hand, and we are proud of what we can achieve together.

Our Benefits

Apollo relies on its people to keep it a leader in alternative investment management, and the firm’s benefit programs are crafted to offer meaningful coverage for both you and your family. Please reach out to your Human Capital Business Partner for more detailed information on specific benefits.

Apollo Global Management, Inc. (together with its subsidiaries and affiliates) is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. The firm and its affiliates do not discriminate in employment because of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, veteran status, disability, age, citizenship, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or because of any other criteria prohibited under controlling federal, state or local law.

Pay Range


The base salary range for this position is listed above. This position is also eligible for a discretionary annual bonus based on personal, team, and Firm performance. Compensation ranges are based on several factors including job function, level, and geographic location. Final offer amounts are determined by multiple factors including candidate experience and expertise, and may vary from the amounts listed here.

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