Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Investor Relations Analyst, Liolios - Newport Beach

Investor Relations Analyst Position, Liolios Group - Newport Beach

Liolios Group, an established and growing strategic financial communications firm focused on small to mid-cap publicly traded companies, is seeking an investor relations analyst with strong communication, quantitative, sales and networking skills.

The ideal candidate should have an understanding of the U.S. capital markets, and preferably a background in finance and sales. This dynamic position requires strategic thinking, hands-on implementation, strong time management and communications skills. The candidate should also be highly entrepreneurial and have great attention to detail.

The candidate will report directly to the managing director, and will interact with client senior management teams as well as the investment community to fulfill the following responsibilities:
Job Responsibilities
  • Support the execution of client IR marketing campaigns
  •  Maintain relationships with institutional investors and analysts, brokers and high-net worth investors
  •  Organize road shows, analyst days, and other investor marketing events
  •  Assist in preparing quarterly and annual financial reports, press releases and earnings call scripts, as well as communication of other substantive company developments
  •  Review analyst research notes and provide summaries to clients
  •  Prepare client quarterly activity reports and strategic plans

Position Requirements and Skills  Ideal candidates for this position should have:
  •  Bachelor’s degree in finance, economics or other business-related fields
  •  0-2 years of relevant experience in finance, investor relations, institutional equity sales, equity research or investment banking

The ideal candidate will have demonstrable skills and experiences including the following:

  •  Strong communication, organization, and interpersonal skills
  •  The ability to collaborate in a fast-paced team environment across multiple functional areas, experience levels and operating styles
  •  Ability to interpret, understand and analyze corporate financial statements
  •  Maintain confidentiality with highly sensitive information
  •  Ability to perform diversified tasks and meet time sensitive deadlines that require planning, scheduling, and prioritization
  •  Strong utilization of the Microsoft Office Suite, particularly MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel. Other applicable investment database skills preferred

Salary and commission structure commensurate with experience. Please submit a cover letter and resume to be considered for the position; email to Matt Glover, matt@liolios.com

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Dir of Investment Risk Mgt, PacLife - OC

Director of Investment Risk Management, Pacific Life - Orange County

ABOUT US:
Pacific Life offers life insurance, annuities, and mutual funds, along with a variety of investment products and services, all of which provide The Power to Help You Succeed. Headquartered in Newport Beach, CA, Pacific Life is a Fortune 500 company with approximately 2800 employees. We pride ourselves in providing a work environment that is challenging, inclusive, collaborative and results-oriented. We firmly believe each employee plays a part in our continued growth and success.

Currently, we seek a talented Director of Investment Risk Managment to join the Corporate Division in Newport Beach. The The Corporate Division supports the goals and initiatives of all other divisions throughout the company and its subsidiaries.

POSITION OVERVIEW:
Pacific Life Fund Advisors ('PLFA') serves as advisor to more than $50 billion of asset under management. The asset allocation team within PLFA provides asset allocation and investment management services. This includes the management of approximately $40 billion of asset allocation products. The Director of Investment Risk Management will be a key contributor to the success of the asset allocation team's products and initiatives which require the following:

RESPONSIBILITIES:Responsible for the management of the investment risk and analytics function for the Pacific Select Fund and Pacific Life Funds with a particular emphasis on the products and strategies managed by PLFA. This includes the following:

* Manage the IRM team in compliance with all corporate, human resources, and regulatory guidelines. Specific focus of this role to foster an environment that offers challenging work and accountability for the employees so that they can meet their objectives and expand their responsibilities.
* Oversee the quarterly reporting to the Board of Trustees of the Pacific Select Fund and Pacific Life Funds on topics including performance, risk, fees and other items required to support the Fund Board’s needs.
* Build upon and manage the existing infrastructure, framework, and process necessary to oversee the risk and performance evaluation of the asset allocation, thematic and standalone portfolios comprising the Pacific Select Fund and Pacific Life Funds.
* Build upon and manage the portfolio construction process utilized for both current and future strategies managed by PFLA.
* Serve as a key contributor to the development and evaluation of asset allocation, manager selection, and product development recommendations related to PLFA managed products.

* Support the compliance, legal and operational responsibilities of the Funds.

FACTORS FOR SUCCESS:
o Bachelor's degree required, advanced degree preferred. FRM or CFA preferred.
o At least 10 years of relevant investment risk management experience relating to asset allocation and portfolio construction.
* Demonstrated conviction, integrity, leadership and management ability in a complex and dynamic organization.
* Demonstrated ability to make good decisions based on a mixture of analysis, knowledge, experience, and judgment.
* Demonstrated interpersonal and negotiating skills, and excellent oral and written communication
* Demonstrated ability to develop strategic plans and execute projects independently, with realistic timelines, while adjusting to changing environments.
o Knowledge of a wide array of asset classes, investment management styles, asset allocation techniques, and investment products.
o Robust knowledge of risk management systems, derivatives, and control processes.


Join the Pacific Life team and watch your career grow! We offer competitive pay/ bonus program and a comprehensive benefits package including:
* Medical/dental coverage
* TWO retirement plans: 401k retirement plan with company match and company-paid Retirement Benefit Account where company contributes 4% up to taxable wage base and 8% over to IRS compensation maximum
* Vacation/holiday pay
* Medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts
* And much more!

*Interested candidates should apply online: www.pacificlife.com

*Pacific Life Insurance Company is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action Employer, M/F/D/V

*If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career center as a result of your disability. To request an accommodation, contact a Human Resources Representative at Pacific Life Insurance Company.

VP, Hedge Fund Research, Canterbury - Orange County

Vice President, Hedge Fund Research, Canterbury Consulting - Orange County

Our mission is to relentlessly focus our energy and our resources on creating customized investment solutions that allow our clients to achieve superior investment performance. The Research team plays a critical role in fulfilling that mission by:
  1. Sourcing, researching, and monitoring the best investment managers in the world, and
  2. Educating the firm and our clients on capital markets, asset allocation, asset classes, and investment managers
As a Vice President, you will:
  • Help in the development, training, and management of Research Associates
  • Identify, perform due diligence, and monitor investment strategies for our clients’ portfolios
  • Meet directly with managers in our offices, and in theirs, to understand each manager’s edge and role in a portfolio
  • Utilize a combination of qualitative and quantitative criteria to evaluate the likelihood that each manager will meet or exceed our expectations, and to evaluate their results
  • Analyze market trends, assess relative value across sub-sectors, and advise on portfolio construction
  • Participate as a subject matter expert to better educate the firm and drive investment strategy
  • Contribute to the research process across all asset classes
  • Frequently interact with senior Canterbury investment professionals and world-class investment managers

Desired Skills and Experience

What Canterbury looks for in our Vice Presidents:
  • A passion for investing and 3-7 years of relevant industry experience
  • Self-motivated and a record of high achievement
  • Deep intellectual curiosity that drives them to never stop asking questions, and the tenacity and desire to unearth information that is not easy to obtain
  • Not afraid to have an opinion and communicate it to a broader group
  • Exceptional writing and presentation skills to communicate their views
  • The temperament and skill to multi-task and complete assignments for multiple stakeholders
  • The self-confidence, character, and pedigree to inevitably serve in a firm leadership role
CFA, CAIA, or MBA designation

Go to their website to apply

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Marketing Writer - San Diego

Marketing Writer - San Diego
Marketing Writer - San Diego
Title:  Marketing Writer (1024-2)
Location:  San Diego
Compensation:  Commensurate with experience

Summary:
The Marketing Writer will manage all aspects of formulating and delivering our marketing message across all channels including Request for Proposals, website, newsletter, and all other forms of client communications.  The Marketing Writer will support the firm’s marketing efforts by researching and analyzing marketing opportunities.

Responsibilities:
Manage all aspects of the RFP (Request for Proposal) process from inception to delivery of final copy
Ensure that the firm’s message and distinctions carry through all marketing channels and in all marketing materials accurately/ consistently using the Response Bank as a primary source for data
Support the marking effort by researching opportunities for future growth, including geographic expansion,/identification of new clients/ suggestions for new products
Manage/ adhere to internal/ external deadlines
Manage relationships across the organization
Coordinate marketing meetings with other departments
Manage competing interests/ multiple projects
Supporting initiatives of the Sales and Client Service Teams
Problem solve content/process issues as needed
Propose initiatives to improve proposal processes/content
Write and edit responses to RFP questions
Manage the RFP response bank
Work with the investment team to ensure RFP responses are accurate/ complete
Work with regulatory compliance specialists to ensure materials conform to firm policies/ industry regulations
Work with sales/client service/ administrative staffs to coordinate all aspects of the proposal to ensure quality of delivery of on-time proposals
Review marketing materials to ensure the integrity of information we provide across all channels and in all materials

Requirements:
Bachelor's degree required at minimum; Journalism, English, Communications, Business Administration, Public Relations or Marketing preferred
Minimum of 5 years of financial services industry experience with significant experience in proposal, technical or business writing
Expert use of Adobe Suite and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Experience with fixed income investment management preferred
Excellent writing/editing/ interviewing skills
Ability to work independently as well as in a team setting
Strong client relations experience
Strong research and analytical skills
Able to work across the organization with all levels of management
Able to manage deadlines effectively
Excellent verbal /written communication skills
Excellent problem solving skills

If  interested, please email  your resume as an MS Word attachment to:
Julia Brown
BCI - Financial Services Recruiting
julia@brokerageconsultants.com

Marketing Manager - San Diego

Marketing Manager - San Diego

Title:  Marketing Manager (1024-1)
Location:  San Diego
Compensation:  Commensurate with experience

Summary:
The firm is looking for a hands-on leader to manage and execute all aspects of the firm’s strategic marketing plan.  This role with require significant time and talent dedicated to writing, and producing RFPs in a timely and highly collaborative manner.  The candidate will also manage all aspects of formulating and delivering the firm’s message through presentations, website and all forms of communications with our clients and prospects. The position works closely with the sales and client service teams supporting their efforts to effectively communicate the firm’s brand and message to our clients and prospects.

Responsibilities:
RFP writing/production: Prepare timely, accurate and concise proposals.  Research background information on prospects and interview the firm’s knowledge experts in order to articulate our investment process in responses.  Manage the time-constrained RFP process to ensure that all proposals are complete, thoroughly proofed, edited and all requirements are met by their specific deadlines. Review and maintain proposal responses, ensuring the integrity of the firm’s message.

Client Communication: Collaborate across the organization to develop client communications.  Produce weekly, monthly, and strategic marketing pieces that effectively deliver our message. Produce presentations, brochures, web content and other materials to support the sales and client service efforts.

Marketing Strategy:  Monitor and analyze market trends, identify target markets and develop, implement and manage an effective marketing strategy.  Explore ways to improve existing products and services.  Develop, write and communicate our core message to further strengthen our brand by differentiating our firm and highlighting our product strengths and our firm’s values.

Management:  Assist in the hiring, training and performance evaluations of the marketing staff.
Quality Control: Integrate messaging and ensure its consistency across all marketing media through routine quality control processes – including quarterly reviews of content – and harmonizing messages with other marketing activities and brand objectives.

Creative: Look for ways to improve both the message and the distribution of that message.

Collaboration: Ability to develop highly collaborative relationships with all areas of the organization to ensure effective marketing campaigns and programs

Requirements:
Bachelor's degree required at minimum; Finance, Journalism, English, Communications, Business Administration, Public Relations or Marketing preferred
Minimum of 8 years of financial services industry experience including significant experience in proposal writing
Excellent writing, editing and interviewing skills
Expertise in Adobe Creative Suite
Strong project management, written, and oral communication skills
Think creatively; Results driven, highly collaborative; Detail oriented

If  interested, please email  your resume as an MS Word attachment to:
Julia Brown
BCI - Financial Services Recruiting
julia@brokerageconsultants.com

Analyst, Manager Research, Beacon Pointe - Newport Beach

Analyst, Manager Research, Beacon Pointe Advisors - Newport Beach

Title: Analyst – Manager Research
Location   Newport Beach, CA

Job Description
We are currently seeking a qualified candidate to join Beacon Pointe Advisors as an Analyst – Manager Research in our Newport Beach, California office. The ideal candidate will be responsible for providing manager research support to the firm’s Beacon Pointe Wealth Advisors partners. The Analyst will join a talented and experienced team of manager research professionals and will assist in all aspects of the firm’s manager research process.   The Analyst will also work closely with several other Beacon Pointe offices, where teams of wealth management and client service professionals are dedicated to servicing sophisticated high net worth individuals and their families.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
·         Serving as a liaison between Beacon Pointe’s research team and Beacon Pointe Wealth Advisors offices.
·         Assisting in the transition of new advisors or teams joining the Beacon Pointe Wealth Advisors family of companies to our shared investment platform.
·         Developing a thorough understanding of investment strategies across different asset classes; generating research reports using both quantitative analytics and qualitative/critical thinking tools.
·         Fielding requests for manager due diligence from Beacon Pointe Wealth Advisors partners and coordinating all the steps in the subsequent research review process.
·         Conducting research meetings and conference calls with investment managers that are being considered or have already been approved by Beacon Pointe.
·         Supporting Beacon Pointe’s ongoing manager monitoring process; maintaining and updating the firm’s internal manager research files.
·         Generating collateral materials for manager searches, client presentations, or prospect proposals, as needed.
·         Collaborating with the firm’s research professionals on various research projects and white papers.
·         Frequently communicating with investment managers and internal associates, both verbally and in writing.

Qualifications
·         Four-year college degree (Bachelors degree in Finance, Business or Economics preferred); advance degreed is a plus.
·         2-3 years of experience at an investment consulting, investment management, or wealth advisory firm is preferred.
·         Analytical aptitude and an interest in investment research (progress towards the CFA® designation preferred.)
·         Excellent written and verbal communication skills (submission of a writing sample along with the resume is a plus.)
·         Strong organization and interpersonal skills; attention to detail.
·         Willingness to travel occasionally on business.   
·         Ability to excel in a fast-paced, team environment.
·         Proficiency in Excel and other Microsoft Office applications is a must.

Qualified and interested candidates may submit their resume to Ellie Chizmarova at echizmarova@bpadvisors.com.  No phone calls please.

About the Beacon Pointe Advisors
Beacon Pointe Holdings, LLC is one of the largest independent Registered Investment Advisory firms (RIAs) in the United States working with both private and institutional clients, overseeing approximately $8+ billion in assets under management (as of 12/31/2014). We are independent and 100% employee-owned. We provide clear, objective investment advice to our clients - our clients' goals and needs are our goals and needs - they are one and the same.  For more information on Beacon Pointe Advisors, please visit www.bpadvisors.com.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Financial Consultant - Seal Beach

Financial Consultant  - Seal Beach

We are a $200 million AUM fast-growing financial planning firm in Seal Beach, CA. Due to our tremendous growth we seek a Financial Consultant to join our team. We are interested if you are CFP® certified, have several years of experience, do not want to cold call for business,  and are feeling trapped by lack of upward growth opportunities. Ideal candidates desire to be mentored by several senior advisors, work and meet with clients, and not be pressured to develop business.
Position Summary: This is a very challenging position that requires you to work closely with the Partners in all areas of the client engagement - plan development, plan recommendations, and plan implementation.

What you will get to do:
·         Complete Portfolio Update Calls per client service matrix.
·         Attend various client and prospect meetings; take notes, develop list of action items.
·         Implement action items resulting from meetings.
·         Coordinate client situation with client's strategic alliances and manage overall implementation work flow.
·         Ensure daily, weekly, and monthly client service standards are met.
·         Prepare client deliverables including Investment Plan Summaries and Financial Strategy Action Plan.
·         Review client account information including monthly and quarterly reports, , post-trade appraisals and other documentation for accuracy and strategy.
·         Master our CRM software (ACT!) and own any projects associated with it.
·         Work with Lumen Systems financial planning software to prepare final deliverable for plan presentation. Assist in our transition to Envision financial planning software.
·         Participate in monthly Investment Policy Committee meetings with partners.
·         Monitor and maintain model portfolios and Investment Solutions Databank.
·         Provide mentoring and assistance to other team members to ensure high quality for ongoing team operations.
·         Manage and develop legacy clients.

What you will learn:
·         How all aspects of a small for-profit business come together to serve clients.
·         How we approach financial planning and investment management and provide concierge service to our clients.
·         How to use Smart Station, Lumen Systems, and Envision Software to produce financial projections.
·         How to assess a client situation, develop preliminary recommendations, and deliver them to high-net-worth clientele.
·         How to ask the right questions at the right time and listen at the appropriate time. 

Candidates that are successful in this position should display the following characteristics: 
·         Positive attitude is a must!
·         CFP® certification, Bachelor’s degree or equivalent with a minimum of 3 years experience in financial services. 
·         Series 7 & 66 registrations and life insurance license.
·         Demonstrate above-average oral and written communication skills.
·         Excellent organizational skills and the ability to perform multiple functions simultaneously and to prioritize those functions to meet the clients' needs. 
·         Reliable; arrive on time and consistently.
·         Personable and outgoing; able to form good rapport with others quickly.
·         Live for the details, but understand that you will have to make assumptions at various times, and must move on to meet deadlines.  Demonstrate problem-solving skills.  Loathe rote memorization, regurgitation, and being spoon-fed.

Compensation and other benefits: 
·         Cash compensation estimated to be $100k/yr depending on the quality and experience of the person.
·         Group Health, Disability and Life insurance
·         401(k) with company match and profit sharing
·         Paid securities licensing fees and state registrations
·         Mentorship and Learning Opportunities

To apply for this position please submit information to
candidates@newplannerrecruiting.com or www.newplannerrecruiting.com

Monday, April 27, 2015

Director, Portfolio Management, Irvine Company - Irvine

Director, Portfolio Management, Irvine Company - Irvine

The portfolio management group is a newly formed unit responsible for implementing a financial and investment management framework within the operations of the Irvine Company Apartment Communities. The recent formation of this group marks an inflection point within the division. Portfolio management works in tandem with operations and is responsible for providing actionable, forward-looking operational guidance to the division. Given the critical need for robust, data-driven, analytical decision making, this team acts as the divisional analytical expert and is integral to the operation of the portfolio.


Qualifications:
The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Economics, Real Estate or a related field; MBA preferred.

Qualified candidates should exemplify the following:
  • Inquisitive about the optimization of real estate asset financial performance.
  • Strong propensity to approach challenges with an analytical mindset.
  • Able to think creatively; highly-driven and action oriented.
  • Willing to embrace rapid change and ambiguity, comfortable in a collaborative, team-based culture.
  • Assertive, ability to develop credibility and influence across the organization.
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President/CEO, Evangelical Christian Credit Union (ECCU) - Brea, CA

President/Chief Executive Officer, Evangelical Christian Credit Union (ECCU) - Brea, CA


Position Summary
Evangelical Christian Credit Union (ECCU) is in search of a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) due to the retirement of its current CEO. The ideal candidate will be responsible for planning, analyzing, organizing and directing all aspects of the credit union’s operations and executing approved policies consistent with the Board’s mission and vision.  This individual must ensure a strong capital base in order to protect its member’s assets while providing and promoting an innovative culture that supports the core element of the international service experience ECCU has established.  Bachelor’s degree required, higher credentials preferred.  A minimum of ten (10) years of related management experience within a progressive financial institution environment needed. 

Company Profile
ECCU is a member-owned, not-for-profit cooperative institution. ECCU is an alliance of Christian churches, parachurch ministries, schools, workers, and individuals. While ECCU’s mission extends far beyond banking, they do provide a wide range of financial services and resources for both ministries as well as individuals affiliated with ministries. Their ministry banking resource has not always been called Evangelical Christian Credit Union. They began in 1964 as the Conservative Baptist Credit Union with a mission to serve ministers and missionaries of Conservative Baptist churches and organizations. In 1984, a merger with the Association of Christian Schools International Credit Union created ECCU. Since then, their staff has grown from 27 employees to 225, who together have helped ECCU earn the distinction of being a finalist each of the three years they participated in the Best Christian Workplaces’ annual survey. Today, Evangelical Christian Credit Union is now one of the largest credit unions on the West Coast with $1.1 billion in assets and over 12,000 members. Headquartered in Brea, California, ECCU also has a full service branch in Colorado Springs.

Community Profile
Brea, California is one of the oldest communities within Orange County and was incorporated in 1917 as the City of oil, oranges, and opportunity. Today, Brea is a bustling, close-knit community of 40,000 residents, who enjoy a high level of public services rarely found in a smaller community. The City of Brea operates as a “full service City,” providing a wide range of services including police and fire protection, construction and maintenance of streets and infrastructure, recreational activities, human services, and the cultural arts, as well as a proactive community outreach program. Downtown Brea is the center of fun in northern Orange County. With a variety of restaurants, movies and live entertainment, it's the place to go for an escape from the ordinary. Featuring a golf course, numerous parks, and hosting many outdoor street festivals, Brea is a festive and family-friendly place to relax. The Brea Olinda Unified School District operates six elementary schools, one junior high school, one high school, and one alternative high school. Brea’s school district includes campuses recognized as California Distinguished Schools and a National Blue Ribbon High School.

Compensation
An excellent competitive compensation package will be offered to the selected candidate.

Application Procedure
To submit your confidential application and learn more about the positions represented by D. Hilton Associates, visit www.dhilton.com and click on Find a Career or by contacting David Hilton, President at (800) 367-0433, extension 122.

Investment Analyst, Medina Singh - Los Angeles

Investment Analyst, Medina Singh Partners - Los Angeles

The position is for a full-time consultant role lasting approximately six months with the opportunity for permanent full-time employment at the expiration of the term. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:
·         Extensive fundamental research on companies, industries and markets
·         Ability to obtain information from many different and often unconventional resources (speaking with customers, suppliers, or competitors to better understand business dynamics) to develop logical conclusions (investment thesis) to situations without a straightforward answer
·         Conducting in-person and phone conversations with company management teams
·         Writing letters and investment memos
·         Creating presentation materials
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
·         At least one year of experience in finance and/or accounting related roles
·         Strong knowledge of accounting & finance
·         Basic knowledge of financial modeling and valuation methods
·         Excellent written and verbal communication skills
·         Strong work ethic with willingness to sit at a desk for many hours working independently including weekends
·         Passion for the markets and learning about businesses
·         Resourcefulness and a desire to use your brain as opposed to processing tasks
·         College degree from a four year institution 
 
To apply, contact John Choi at jchoi@medinasingh.com
 

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Private Client Associate – San Diego & San Francisco

Private Client Associate –  San Diego & San Francisco

Asset Manager seeks Associate to work as part of a team with several Financial Advisors. Degree from a highly competitive university and relevant industry experience required. Required: analytical, written/oral communication, organizational, computer. Responsible for all aspects of client servicing, which involves: heavy client interaction and problem solving for high net worth prospects, clients and intermediaries. Provide functions such as, portfolio analysis, research, account creation, maintenance and reconciliation, special projects, preparation of marketing/prospecting presentations. Analyzing financial information provided by clients/prospects to determine strategies for achieving their investment objectives. Working synergistically with the team to build relationships and achieve goals. The ideal candidate will demonstrate strong analytical ability and excellent communication skills, both verbally and in writing. He or she will also be detail-oriented and able to multitask. Series 7 preferred.

Interested candidates, please send resume to jobs@westcoastfinancialjobs.com

Various positions - Los Angeles

Various positions - Los Angeles

Portfolio Administrator – West Los Angeles
This position is responsible for cash reconciliation, asset reconciliation, trade settlements and performance calculation.  Two to five years’ experience in a similar role with an investment management firm and/or broker-dealer. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the financial services industry. FINRA Series 7 licensed. Strong technical skills using Advent &  Microsoft Office Suite including Excel, Word and Outlook. Self-starter who takes initiative to identify and complete tasks.  Can handle multiple assignments and work in a fast-paced environment.  Ability to solve problems, anticipate needs and provide superior service.  High energy with ability to handle pressure and meet deadlines.  Proven organizational skills and attention to detail. 

Trader – Los Angeles
The candidate must be proficient in quantitative trading systems, with a focus on Global Equity Program Trading and Foreign Exchange Spot and Forward Transactions. Understands the BS greeks and how they change, futures fair valuation and currency forward hedging costs.  Is familiar with electronic trading platforms, SAS, Bloomberg and Excel.  Performance attribution and transaction costs estimates .  Build and maintain Excel based trading and monitoring platforms . Education: BA/BS in Finance or Economics with a good understanding of financial mathematics and statistics/econometrics. Minimum 2-3 years trading experience in an institutional setting. Asset classes traded should include Equities and FX .   Some SAS programming experience is highly desirable. Visual basic would also be helpful.

Client Service Assistant, Pasadena
We are seeking an individual who is bright, motivated, team-oriented and committed to providing a superior level of support to clients, Portfolio Managers and Financial Advisors.  Handling telephones and scheduling appointments; mailing, processing and filing forms. Preparation of prospect and client facing presentations and correspondence. One to five years of administrative experience. Mandarin speaking preferred. Strong PC skills. Degree. 8am – 5pm.  The position does not provide any sponsorship.

Operations Associate – West Los Angeles
This position will work on a six person team within the operations department of a growing investment advisor with offices in Los Angeles and Orange County.   Responsibilities include but are not limited to: trade settlements, account reconciliation, process new account documentation for wrap program accounts, account set up, review and maintenance, separate account and mutual fund reconciliation and administration, corporate actions, and data management. Bachelor’s degree, Minimum of 5+ years of financial services industry experience, relevant supervisory experience, advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint , Strong analytical and quantitative skills, Excellent verbal and written communication skills, Working knowledge of Advent APX and  MOXY, Knowledge of FiservAPL.

Private Client Coordinator – Los Angeles
As a liaison between Financial Advisors and clients, the Private Client Coordinator plays a vital role in client relationships. Duties: support multiple Financial Advisors, initiate and respond to client requests, answer calls within your team and while covering the reception desk as necessary, prepare presentations and reports for Advisors’ high net worth clients, schedule and maintain meetings, appointments and travel plans to effectively manage Advisor’s calendar, and general administrative.  Hours: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm. Flexibility to work overtime as workload demands change. Job Qualifications: 1 year of experience as a coordinator, administrative or executive support in a corporate or professional office, excellent verbal and written communication skills for heavy client interaction, effective interpersonal skills and flexibility to adapt to a variety of personalities.  Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Bachelor’s degree. Financial services industry experience.

Please note, when an offer is extended it is pending a background check. This includes: professional references, educational verifications, salary verification, employment dates verification, credit, criminal and drug.

Interested candidates, please send resume to jobs@westcoastfinancialjobs.com

Monday, April 20, 2015

Associate Portfolio Manager, Global Equities - Southwestern U.S.

Associate Portfolio Manager, Global Equities - Southwestern U.S.

Title: Associate Portfolio Manager, Global Equities (443-4)
Location: Southwestern U.S.
Compensation: Strong six figure base plus bonus
Summary:
Investment management firm with fundamental approach to investing in global equities seeks an Associate Portfolio Manager to join their team. Firm has a strong, established track record and offers mutual funds/separate accounts to HNW investors/institutional accounts, as well as UCITS funds. The Associate Portfolio Manager will report to the lead Portfolio Manager, and will liaise with various other team members.
Responsibilities:
  • Analyze equity securities for investment. Synthesize industry trends/fieldwork/financial models to develop compelling investment ideas
  • Monitor investments and interpret developments (macro-economic news/company-specific changes) that may impact investments long term
  • Serve in global generalist capacity, with responsibilities spanning geographies/industries; will be expected to improve understanding of international markets over time
  • Present recommendations to lead Portfolio Manager regarding specific investments/broader portfolio considerations
  • Regular travel required
Requirements:
  • Pedigreed college degree with demonstrated academic excellence required; Grad school/MBA preferred
  • 4-7 years full-time experience in financial markets (including buy-side experience) required
  • Demonstrated ability to perform in-depth, effective investment research required
  • Language skills and international experience a plus
  • FINRA Series 7 and 63 preferred, or must be obtained within 1 year of hire
  • Passion for markets and strong work ethic required
  • Strong analytical skills including financial/accounting knowledge
  • Self-motivated; independent/flexible thought process; strong written/verbal communication skills; efficient time management; able to thrive in team environments
If interested in this opening, please email your resume as an MS Word attachment to:
Zach Stierhoff
BCI - Financial Services Recruiting

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Various positions, Capital Group - Downtown L.A.

Various positions, Capital Group - Downtown L.A.

1) The Global Investment Control Analyst/ Senior Analyst provides a diverse range of support that includes trade implementation, client/research portfolio construction, portfolio compliance, asset compliance, corporate governance, proxy voting and operational support. This role requires the associate to be responsible for overseeing clients’ accounts and funds, processing and managing investment orders, and overseeing client compliance issues and guidelines. He/she acts as a liaison between Investment Group and Trading, and work closely with other departments including Marketing, Legal, Client Relationship, Accounting and other operations teams. Responsibilities include but not limited to: • Supports the MM and/or PIO on the effective manage...
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2) The Equity Research Associate will work closely with two to three experienced investment analysts to help evaluate investment opportunities.
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3) Sr. Inv. Product Manager - Equity:  Serve as a key member of the Investment Services team at Capital Group with primary responsibility and focus on developing and managing the overall product strategy for Equity products. 
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4) Product Mgr, Sr. IS - Insurance:  This role will serve as a key member of the Investment Services team at Capital Group with primary responsibility and focus on the strategic management of our Insurance products. As Senior Product Manager, this individual will be responsible for developing and articulating the positioning and strategic plans for the segment to all constituents, both internal and external.
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Monday, April 13, 2015

Investment Consulting Assoc, Commonwealth Fin - San Diego

Investment Consulting Associate, Investment Consulting Services, Commonwealth Financial Network - San Diego

Investment Consulting Associate, Investment Consulting Services

The Investment Consulting Services department consults with advisors on strategies for growing their advisory practice and provides advisors with comprehensive investment solutions, including asset allocation, product implementation, portfolio case design, and the approved advisory platforms. We call our fee-based platform Preferred Portfolio Services® (PPS).

As an investment consulting associate, your responsibilities would include:
    • Spending extensive time on the phone consulting with Commonwealth advisors
    • Responding to inquiries from Commonwealth’s advisors on investment topics and products
    • Providing assistance and training on Commonwealth’s research tools and services
    • Supporting the team with investment proposal creation and investment inquiries
    • As a key member of our team, the selected candidate will also have important responsibilities on a range of topical research-related projects

The ideal candidate would also meet the following requirements:
    • 2 years of financial services experience
    • Team player; ability to excel in a collaborative environment
    • An understanding of broad spectrum of investment-related products and services, including advisory platforms, asset allocation, mutual funds, exchange-traded funds, and separate accounts
    • Familiarity with Morningstar® Advisor WorkstationSM or other research software
    • Advanced Excel skills required
    • Strong verbal and time management skills
    • Ability to obtain FINRA Series 7 and 66 securities registrations within six months of hire
    • College degree
San Diego, CA position
For additional details please contact Mary Creagh at 781.529.9416 or mcreagh@commonwealth.com
 

Investment Analyst, Commonwealth Fin - San Diego

Investment Analyst, Investment Research, Commonwealth Financial Network - San Diego

Investment Analyst, Investment Research

The Research team reviews and approves investment products and provides recommendations to advisors on economic analysis, asset allocation, portfolio management, individual investment managers, and the full range of investment products the advisors may use to help clients achieve financial goals.

As an investment analyst, your responsibilities would include:
    • Performing due diligence and analysis on traded and nontraded alternative investments as the underlying holdings
    • Responding to inquiries from Commonwealth’s advisors on investment topics and products
    • Generating ideas in regard to opportunities in alternative investments
    • Researching industry trends and writing related materials
    • Gathering data from SEC filings, industry publications, and product vendors and maintaining databases
    • Consulting with advisors regarding product options, tools, and resources pertaining to real assets
    • Taking on and managing significant projects from start to finish

The ideal candidate would also meet the following requirements:
    • Bachelor’s degree, plus progress toward an MBA or obtaining CFA® charter or CAIA charter, preferred
    • Team player
    • Ability to develop an idea and defend conclusion
    • Outstanding communication, interpersonal, and relationship-building skills
    • Demonstrated writing and public presentation skills
    • At least four years’ experience in investment research; at least two years’ experience in alternative investments
San Diego, CA position
For additional details please contact Mary Creagh at 781.529.9416 or mcreagh@commonwealth.com