Monday, April 24, 2017

Investment Analyst, Medina Singh - Los Angeles

Investment Analyst, Medina Singh Partners - Los Angeles
 
JOB DESCRIPTION:
Small, growing investment firm located in Los Angeles, CA seeks an equity research analyst.  The investment strategy is deep-value, long focused primarily in small to mid-cap equity securities supplemented with a smaller pocket of short sales and arbitrage positions.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • 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
  • Constructing financial models
  • Conducting in-person and phone conversations with company management teams
  • Writing letters and investment memos
 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
  • College degree from a four year institution 
 
To apply, contact John Choi at jchoi@medinasingh.com
 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Director of Compliance - Southern California

Director of Compliance - Southern California

We have been retained by a prominent real estate investment management company to recruit a Director of Compliance in Southern California.  The ideal candidate will have at least seven (7) years of relevant experience preferably at a major national or global real estate investment management firm.  The successful candidate will be responsible for the leadership governance, management and tools necessary to identify, evaluate, mitigate, and monitor the compliance risks associated with a commercial real estate investment advisor.

Generous compensation for the right individual.

All communication is held with the strictest of confidence.

Due to the volume of replies we receive, we cannot get back to everybody who applies for this position.

Adam Zechman, Senior Principal
20-20 Foresight Executive Search
www.2020-4.com
azechman@2020-4.com

Monday, April 17, 2017

Investment Performance Analyst, Aristotle - Los Angeles

Investment Performance Analyst, Aristotle - Los Angeles

With offices in Los Angeles, Newport Beach, Boston and New York, Aristotle is a family of employee-owned investment management firms that collectively manage equity and fixed income strategies.  Aristotle attracts and retains talented investment professionals through a culture focused on research, investment management and client success. 
Aristotle’s experienced corporate leadership team oversees a centralized support infrastructure to ensure that our distinct teams of investment professionals are able to focus on what they do best—adding value to client portfolios.  The company’s support infrastructure includes shared services such as compliance, trading, operations, client communication, marketing and distribution.   

Please visit www.aristotlecap.com for more information on our firm.
Job Title:             Investment Performance Analyst
Location:             Los Angeles, CA

Role:                    
We seek an Investment Performance Analyst to join the Compliance team.  This position will be responsible for working with the team to monitor the calculation of account and composite returns. The role will also include assisting with the reconciliation and resolution of performance discrepancies; analyzing and interpreting data; identifying trends; and seeking opportunities for improvement and enhanced reporting.  The position will report to the Director of Compliance.

Principal Job Functions Include (but not limited to):

·         Analyze portfolio and composite performance on a daily basis; work with Operations team to resolve issues timely.
·         Maintain composites and all associated processes in accordance with the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS) and internal Policies and Procedures.
·         Manage the monthly performance validation process by reviewing and confirming security and portfolio performance.
·         Analyze error logs generated by portfolio performance systems; troubleshoot and correct performance discrepancies as needed.
·         Research and provide explanations on reconciling items and/or system issues related to performance measurement; propose improvements and solutions to prevent new issues.
·         Create ad-hoc and periodic analytical, performance and attribution reporting as requested.
·         Identify ways to improve productivity and efficiency within performance calculation and measurement process internally and document procedures.
·         Participate in the GIPS verification process.
·         Provide assistance on special projects.

Job Related Qualifications:
Knowledge / Skills / Abilities
·         Working knowledge of GIPS and investment performance concepts strongly preferred.
·         Experience working with security data across financial markets, including equities and fixed income.
·         Advanced problem solving skills and demonstrated ability to take initiative and critically analyze processes and procedures in a push toward constant improvement.
·         Experience with Advent portfolio accounting systems (APX and/or Geneva) preferred.
·         Strong attention to detail and organizational skills; ability to multi-task; self-motivated and team oriented professional.
·         Aptitude to learn new systems and software.
·         Strong communication skills and proficient computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite, with emphasis on Excel, Word and PowerPoint applications)

EducationFour-year Undergraduate Degree from accredited college or university.
Work ExperienceMinimum two (2) years of performance measurement and reporting experience for an investment management firm.

Physical Hazards – Health and Safety Concerns:
Mental & Sensory Activity RequiredMust be able to quickly absorb relevant knowledge as it relates to assigned projects.

Work Area Hazards & EquipmentMinimal.  Use of standard office equipment - computer, internet, printer, photocopy machine, fax machine, phone unit, etc.
The above description identifies the essential job functions and skills needed by the person or persons assigned to this position.  These job functions and skills are not intended to be a complete and exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.  The information contained herein is subject to change at the company's discretion.

Interested applicants must provide a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to hr@aristotlecap.com. 

No phone calls.  Relocation expenses not provided.

Aristotle is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Aristotle will consider for employment, qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

Aristotle Capital Management, LLC, Aristotle Credit Partners, LLC, Aristotle Capital Boston, LLC, and Aristotle Atlantic Partners, LLC are affiliated organizations.  Each is an independent investment adviser separately registered under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, as amended.  Registration does not imply a certain level of skill or training.  More information about each adviser, including investment strategies, fees and objectives, can be found in their respective Form ADV Part 2, which is available upon request. 

Monday, April 10, 2017

Portfolio Associate, Real Return, PIMCO - Newport Beach

Portfolio Associate, Real Return, PIMCO - Newport Beach

We are PIMCO, a leading global asset management firm. We manage investments and develop solutions across the full spectrum of asset classes, strategies and vehicles: fixed income, equities, commodities, asset allocation, ETFs, hedge funds and private equity. PIMCO has over 2,200 employees in 13 offices globally.  PIMCO is recognized as an innovator, industry thought leader and trusted advisor to our clients.

Portfolio Associate Team Overview
Portfolio Associate team members directly support Portfolio Managers and build relationships internally with Account Managers, Product Managers, Legal and Compliance counterparts, Operations teams, and other Portfolio Associate teams across the firm’s global offices.  On a day-to-day basis, Portfolio Associates use their mathematical and fixed income training to actively monitor portfolios and markets to assist Portfolio Managers in measuring risk and managing client assets.  Portfolio Associates are routinely encouraged to provide creative solutions and develop key tools and reporting methods to support the Portfolio Management team.

Position Development Value:
·         Extensive exposure to industry experts within Portfolio Management and across other functional areas of the firm
·         A broad range of opportunities to collaborate with talented colleagues
·         Learning environment focused on key buy-side portfolio risk and return principles
·         Constructive feedback to foster career growth in addition to a formal annual review process
                                                                                  
Daily Responsibilities:
·         Ensuring investment objectives are reflected across portfolios in scope
·         Monitoring portfolio positions and products versus client guidelines in concert with Compliance team
·         Coordinating with Portfolio Management on re-balancing of portfolios
·         Utilizing proprietary risk systems for monitoring of portfolio exposures
·         Assisting in account transitions and cash flow management
·         Conducting performance and attribution analyses
·         Responding to ad-hoc requests from the Portfolio Management team

Portfolio Associate Position Requirements:
·         Strong academic background in a technical field from a leading, accredited college or university
·         Deep understanding of fixed income including knowledge of most cash and derivative instruments
·         Exceptional communication skills are required to operate in a complex financial and mathematical environment    
·         Excel “power user” - SQL, VBA and programming skills are preferred
·         Strong process-oriented background and ability to demonstrate keen portfolio risk and operational awareness
·         Outstanding analytical skills with a proven ability to function efficiently and problem-solve in a high-pressure and time-critical environment

Additional MAV Position Requirements:
·         Candidate will focus mainly on implementation of Asset Allocation and Multi Asset Strategies using Fixed income, Equities and Commodities products
·         Good understanding of Multi Asset Portfolio risks and excellent knowledge of fixed income and equity instruments
·         Quant and programming knowledge is a plus

To apply:
https://careers.peopleclick.com/careerscp/client_pimco/external/gateway.do?functionName=viewFromLink&jobPostId=7738&localeCode=en-us

Portfolio Associate, Alternatives, PIMCO - Newport Beach

Portfolio Associate, Alternatives, PIMCO - Newport Beach
 
We are PIMCO, a leading global asset management firm. We manage investments and develop solutions across the full spectrum of asset classes, strategies and vehicles: fixed income, equities, commodities, asset allocation, ETFs, hedge funds and private equity. PIMCO has over 2,200 employees in 13 offices globally.  PIMCO is recognized as an innovator, industry thought leader and trusted advisor to our clients.
Portfolio Associate Team Overview
Portfolio Associate team members directly support Portfolio Managers and build relationships internally with Account Managers, Product Managers, Legal and Compliance counterparts, Operations teams, and other Portfolio Associate teams across the firm’s global offices.  On a day-to-day basis, Portfolio Associates use their mathematical and fixed income training to actively monitor portfolios and markets to assist Portfolio Managers in measuring risk and managing client assets.  Portfolio Associates are routinely encouraged to provide creative solutions and develop key tools and reporting methods to support the Portfolio Management team.
Position Development Value:
·         Extensive exposure to industry experts within Portfolio Management and across other functional areas of the firm
·         A broad range of opportunities to collaborate with talented colleagues
·         Learning environment focused on key buy-side portfolio risk and return principles
·         Constructive feedback to foster career growth in addition to a formal annual review process
Daily Responsibilities:
·         Ensuring investment objectives are reflected across portfolios in scope
·         Monitoring portfolio positions and products versus client guidelines in concert with Compliance team
·         Coordinating with Portfolio Management on re-balancing of portfolios
·         Utilizing proprietary risk systems for monitoring of portfolio exposures
·         Assisting in account transitions and cash flow management
·         Conducting performance and attribution analyses
·         Responding to ad-hoc requests from the Portfolio Management team
Portfolio Associate Position Requirements:
·         Strong academic background in a technical field from a leading, accredited college or university
·         Deep understanding of fixed income including knowledge of most cash and derivative instruments
·         Exceptional communication skills are required to operate in a complex financial and mathematical environment    
·         Excel “power user” - SQL, VBA and programming skills are preferred
·         Strong process-oriented background and ability to demonstrate keen portfolio risk and operational awareness
·         Outstanding analytical skills with a proven ability to function efficiently and problem-solve in a high-pressure and time-critical environment
Additional MAV Position Requirements:
·         Candidate will focus mainly on implementation of Alternative product strategies
·         Good understanding of interest rates and equity derivatives; Solid knowledge of Option Greeks
·         Quant and programming knowledge is a plus
 
To apply
 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Regional Associate / Internal Wholesaler, Aristotle - Newport Beach

Regional Associate / Internal Wholesaler, Aristotle Capital Management, LLC - Newport Beach

Aristotle Capital Management, LLC and its affiliates (“Aristotle”) advise $13 billion in assets and represent independent, employee-owned, value-oriented investment advisors with offices in Boston, Massachusetts, Los Angeles and Newport Beach, California. Our clients include high net worth individuals, public and ERISA funds, corporations, educational institutions, hospitals, religious organizations, and Taft-Hartley plans. Aristotle’s Advisory Distribution team calls on registered investment advisors and broker dealers nationally, distributing separately managed accounts, unified managed accounts and mutual funds.                                          
Aristotle is an innovative research boutique. Our success in attracting and growing client assets has been a product of our commitment to industry-leading fundamental research. Our highly experienced investment team shares a common philosophy, and the firm’s principals have implemented the same disciplined investment process across various equity asset classes for decades.
Please visit www.aristotlecap.com for more information on our firm.
Aristotle intends to grow the Advisory business into an emerging leader in the SMA, UMA and Fund space in the next several years. If you are interested in becoming a part of Aristotle’s distribution build-out at this exciting time of growth, we are adding a Regional Associate / Internal Wholesaler and pursuing the following profile:
Job Title:             Regional Associate / Internal Wholesaler
Location:             Newport Beach, CA
Role:                     The Regional Associate / Internal Wholesaler will be responsible for partnering with their external wholesaler(s) to develop new relationships with financial advisors and manager existing relationships to increase sales at Aristotle.  The Regional Associate will communicate with financial professionals on a wide range of capital market and investment related topics including portfolio process and philosophy, positioning, performance, and related capital market developments.
Principal Job Functions Include (but not limited to):
  • Partner with external wholesaler(s) to drive sales and market share in the territory.
  • Effectively profile advisors to understand their practice, clients and investment process to identify needs.
  • Conduct proactive outbound sales efforts to raise awareness of Aristotle’s investment solutions.
  • Respond to inbound information & service communications. The need for timely and diligent follow-up with client contacts to close sales is imperative.
  • Utilize fund analysis and other research tools to strategically leverage our product offerings.
  • Continually build and maintain a working knowledge of Aristotle Capital’s investment management practices, policies, products and value-added services. The role requires the ability to position the firm’s investment philosophy, product differentiation and competitive analyses in group presentations and one-on-one presentations.
  • Remain current on events that impact our clients including industry and general market trends.
  • Have an in-depth knowledge and understanding of financial intermediary relationships and platforms, along with client and competitor firms and their products.
  • Assume responsibility for assigned territory including prospecting to determine key client rotation.
Job Related Qualifications:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job function satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. 
 
Knowledge / Skills / Abilities
  • Natural interest in sales and the financial markets: required.
  • Exceptional communication and probing skills and ability to close sales.
  • Ability to collaborate with a team and execute responsibilities independently: required.
  • Polished and ambitious professional: required.
  • Detail oriented with high degree of accuracy and timely follow through: required.
  • Series 6 or 7 and 63 or 66: strongly desired.
  • Clean U4/5: required.
Education
  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university and strong academic background: required.
Work Experience
Two to three years of relevant financial-services/work experience: highly desired.
Physical Requirements & Working Environment:
 
Mental & Sensory Activity Required
Must be able to quickly absorb relevant knowledge as it relates to assigned responsibilities.
 
Work Area Hazards
Minimal.  Use of standard office equipment.
Equipment and Special Materials Activity
Computer, internet, printer, phone, etc.
The above description identifies the essential job functions and skills needed by the person or persons assigned to this position.  These job functions and skills are not intended to be a complete and exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.  The information contained herein is subject to change at the company's discretion.
Interested applicants must provide a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to hr@aristotlecap.com. 
No phone calls.  Relocation expenses not provided.
Aristotle is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.
Aristotle Capital Management, LLC, Aristotle Credit Partners, LLC, Aristotle Capital Boston, LLC, and Aristotle Atlantic Partners, LLC are affiliated organizations.  Each is an independent investment adviser separately registered under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, as amended.  Registration does not imply a certain level of skill or training.  More information about each adviser, including investment strategies, fees and objectives, can be found in their respective Form ADV Part 2, which is available upon request.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Investment Perf Analyst, Aristotle - Los Angeles

Investment Performance Analyst, Aristotle Capital Management, LLC - Los Angeles

Aristotle Capital Management, LLC is an independent primarily employee-owned investment advisor with offices in Los Angeles and Orange County, California.  Our clients include institutional and high net worth individuals.  Please visit www.aristotlecap.com for more information on our firm.

Role:                    
We currently seek an Investment Performance Analyst to join the Compliance team.  This position will be responsible for working with the team to monitor the calculation of account and composite returns.  The role will also include assisting with the reconciliation and resolution of performance discrepancies; analyzing and interpreting data; identifying trends; and seeking opportunities for improvement and enhanced reporting.  The position will report to the Director of Compliance.

Principal Job Functions Include (but not limited to):
·         Analyze portfolio and composite performance on a daily basis; work with Operations team to resolve issues timely.
·         Maintain composites and all associated processes in accordance with the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS) and internal Policies and Procedures.
·         Manage the monthly performance validation process by reviewing and confirming security and portfolio performance.
·         Analyze error logs generated by portfolio performance systems; troubleshoot and correct performance discrepancies as needed.
·         Research and provide explanations on reconciling items and/or system issues related to performance measurement; propose improvements and solutions to prevent new issues.
·         Create ad-hoc and periodic analytical, performance and attribution reporting as requested.
·         Identify ways to improve productivity and efficiency within performance calculation and measurement process internally and document procedures.
·         Participate in the GIPS verification process.
·         Provide assistance on special projects.

Job Related Qualifications:
Knowledge / Skills / Abilities
·         Working knowledge of GIPS and investment performance concepts strongly preferred.
·         Experience working with security data across financial markets, including equities and fixed income.
·         Advanced problem solving skills and demonstrated ability to take initiative and critically analyze processes and procedures in a push toward constant improvement.
·         Experience with Advent portfolio accounting systems (APX and/or Geneva) preferred.
·         Strong attention to detail and organizational skills; ability to multi-task; self-motivated and team oriented professional.
·         Aptitude to learn new systems and software.
·         Strong communication skills and proficient computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite, with emphasis on Excel, Word and PowerPoint applications)

Education     Four-year Undergraduate Degree from accredited college or university.
Work Experience     Minimum two (2) years of performance measurement and reporting experience for an investment management firm.

Physical Hazards – Health and Safety Concerns:

Mental & Sensory Activity Required     Must be able to quickly absorb relevant knowledge as it relates to assigned projects.
Work Area Hazards & Equipment
Minimal.  Use of standard office equipment - computer, internet, printer, photocopy machine, fax machine, phone unit, etc.

The above description identifies the essential job functions and skills needed by the person or persons assigned to this position.  These job functions and skills are not intended to be a complete and exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.  The information contained herein is subject to change at the company's discretion.

Interested applicants must provide a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to hr@aristotlecap.com. 

No phone calls.  Relocation expenses not provided.

Aristotle is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.
Aristotle will consider for employment, qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.
Aristotle Capital Management, LLC, Aristotle Credit Partners, LLC, and Aristotle Capital Boston, LLC are affiliated organizations. Each is an independent investment adviser separately registered under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, as amended. Registration does not imply a certain level of skill or training. More information about each adviser including the investment strategies, fees and objectives can be found in their ADV Part 2, which is available upon request.