Deutsche Bank Securities announced today the hiring of Victoria Averbukh as a director in its U.S. mortgage strategy team. Averbukh will be responsible for CMO research and analysis and will be based in New York, reporting to Managing Director and Head of Mortgage and Cross-Rates Strategy Alec Crawford.
Averbukh had been vice president in the mortgage strategy group at Citigroup Global Markets, where she worked for the past seven years. At Citigroup, Averbukh also focused on the CMO sector as part of the bank's mortgage strategy group.
In a press release from Deutsche, Managing Director and Global Head of Securitization Research Karen Weaver was quoted as saying, "As the mortgage market continues to develop and investor interest increases, we recognize that research and analytical excellence are crucial components of our value proposition," said Weaver.
Crawford, for his part, credited Averbukh for having a “broad knowledge of the mortgage market and a strong quantitative background.”
She has a Ph.D. in Operations Research from Ithaca-based Cornell University.
Recently, Deutsche's mortgage research team has made a number of hires, such as Gregg Patruno. Patruno focuses on prepayment analysis and modeling.