Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Client Advisor/Planner/Liaison, F500 Advisory - Irvine

Client Advisor/Planner/Liaison, F500 Advisory Services, Inc. - Irvine

We seek to hire someone who is an experienced Client Advisor/Planner/Liaison, who will be in charge of handling the various needs of our client base.
This would include answering clients’ investment questions, doing requested research, creating asset allocation models, doing various financial planning analyses, making presentations to clients, coordinating portfolio purchases with the Firm’s  Investment Managers,  interfacing with the Firm’s  Compliance Dept. and Operations personnel,  doing monthly/quarterly calls, meetings, SKYPE sessions, updates, etc.,  monitoring cash levels in individual accounts and making sure it is being invested or reinvested,  etc.
Please send inquiries to: 

Financial Analyst, FFG Valuations - Costa Mesa, CA

Financial Analyst, FFG Valuations - Costa Mesa, CA

Role and Responsibilities

·         Financial Statement Analysis
·         Building detailed financial valuation models including discounted cash flow analysis
·         Performing industry research including market research and competitive analysis
·         Report writing including the preparation of tables, exhibits, and charts

Qualifications and Education Requirements
·         A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Finance, Economics, Business Administration or a related field
·         Strong quantitative, communication and interpersonal skills
·         Ability to prioritize and manage multiple responsibilities under pressure

Preferred Skills
·         Demonstrated experience in company valuations
·         In pursuit of CFA designation

Additional Notes
FFG Valuations is a leading valuation firm, providing professional valuation advisory and financial reporting services to small and mid-market companies. Our areas of expertise include fractional discounts applicable to closely-held entities, valuation of businesses and underlying financial securities including intangible assets, shareholder disputes, and sale of businesses.

Please send resume to

Friday, April 11, 2014

Analysts - New York and Mid-West

Analysts - New York and Mid-West

1)  Technology Equity Analyst to follow both Value & Growth, with 5-12 yrs experience, Analyst will follow Hardware, semiconductors, and storage. Analyst must be a great stock-picker and have a good performance. Long only investment manager (buy-side) located in New York.
2) Technology Growth Equity Analyst with 4-8 years experience. Analyst must be a great stock-picker and have a good performance. My client is a highly reputable long-only investment management firm located in the mid-west, client will relocate. Bonus if the analyst has software experience, this is a technology generalist opening.  My client will also consider sell-side analysts.  
3) Healthcare Services Analyst (5-12 yrs exp) opportunity. Healthcare services, insurance co's->managed care, hospitals, distributors, Drug PDM's. NO drug or medical devices.  Additionally, the Analyst will follow consumers (staples/services). Located in New York.
Send resume and cover letter to Tracie Janoska

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Business Development Officer - Los Angeles

Business Development Officer - Los Angeles

Title: Business Development Officer (953-001-111)
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Compensation: Strong base salary plus commissions
  • Long-standing investment advisory firm seeks a business developer/rainmaker with a proven track record of building AUM sought to build strategic relationships with financial institutions/brokers/high net worth individuals/foundations/endowments
  • Sell/market firm’s core investment strategies (wrap fee programs) with brokers, high net worth individuals, foundations and endowments
  • Sell/market firm’s hedge funds with financial institutions
  • Annual follow up and review with on-boarded client
  • Identify/cultivate/track new opportunities, bringing new clients to the firm
  • Implement/manage an overall sales and growth philosophy across the firm
  • Develop/manage marketing outreach, including public relations/communication/events
  • Build strategic relationships with referral partners
  • Travel of 6-8 weeks per year anticipated
  • 6+ years in Investment Management or Hedge Fund sales/business development strongly preferred
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration or Economics preferred
  • Proven track record of building AUM
  • Ability to communicate effectively to prospects and help the company reach objectives
  • Computer literacy (Microsoft Office Suite)
  • CRM experience a plus
  • Strong work ethic and communication skills
If you are interested in this opening, please email your resume as an MS Word attachment.
Zach Stierhoff
BCI - Financial Services Recruiting

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Director, Manager Research & Investment Solutions - Los Angeles

Director, Manager Research & Investment Solutions - Los Angeles

Compensation:  Base $100K-$135K with Bonus of 25%

A registered investment advisor firm is currently searching for a Director, Manager Research & Investment Solutions.  This position will be responsible for performing ongoing due diligence on all recommended investment strategies and managers for the platform.  The position is based in Los Angeles.

As the firm operates within an open-architecture platform, this position will be responsible for performing ongoing due diligence on all recommended investment strategies on the firm’s Wealth Advisory Platform.  The candidate will be responsible for recommending new investment strategies and managers for the platform.  In addition, the candidate will also be responsible for monitoring all platform strategies and provide quarterly updates to the firm’s Wealth Advisory Investment Committee and the advisors.

Further, while working with the firm's Chief Investment Officer (CIO), the candidate would be responsible for developing content to be used by the firm's advisors as to the company's outlook on the economy and capital markets.  The candidate will also be working with the firm's CIO to design the firm's Wealth Advisory Asset Allocation models, providing research and analysis on asset allocation inputs.

The candidate is expected to participate in client and prospective meetings with the firm's advisors, as needed, to communicate the firm's capital market views and provide information regarding the firm's due diligence process.

The Director, Manager Research & Investment Solutions will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following:

Due Diligence:
       ·         Take ownership as the relationship manager with third party investment management firms.
       ·         Apply and evolve a disciplined set of tools/methodology for manager evaluation, selection and monitoring.
       ·         Perform Continuing Due Diligence and monitoring on products on the firm's Wealth Advisory Platform.
       ·         Conduct screening and due diligence on investment managers for inclusion on the firm's Wealth Advisory Platform.
       ·         Research investment offerings to determine suitability for the firm's Wealth Advisory Platform.

Asset Allocation:
       ·         Work closely with CIO to develop Asset Allocation inputs, methods and processes to construct Wealth Advisory Asset Allocation Strategies.
       ·         Monitor Asset Allocation performance.
       ·         Assist in implementation, monitoring and rebalancing processes.
       ·         Thematic Research as needed.
       ·         Keep abreast of industry and economic developments, and apply that knowledge to the firm's investment recommendations and strategies.

       ·         Facilitate, articulate and communicate the firm's investment philosophy, outlook, and rationale for asset allocation positioning and changes.
       ·         Produce written material and quarterly updates on the Wealth Advisory Platform, keeping the advisors updated on the strategies and the instruments used to implement them.
       ·         Keep advisors apprised of platform offerings and developments; provide miscellaneous advisor education as needed.
       ·         Coordinate and facilitate periodic Wealth Advisory Investment Committee meetings.
       ·         Partner with the Wealth Advisors for proposal generation and ongoing client service efforts.
       ·         Maintain relationships with internal stakeholders.

The Candidate will
possess the following competencies and attributes:
  • 5-10 years of related experience.
  • Ability to assess the accuracy and relevancy of key portfolio data.
  • Strong Microsoft Office/Excel spreadsheet capabilities.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Collaborative team player.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Familiar with FactSet, Morningstar Direct, Asset Allocation and Style Analysis.
  • Must be able to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Articulate, confident, driven professional with the ability to work with like-minded professionals in a results-oriented, fast-paced and growing environment.
  • Unimpeachable ethical standards and a strong work ethic.
  • A bachelor’s degree required (B.A. or B.S.) from an accredited college or university; CFA or MBA a plus
Please email resume to

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Compliance Consultant to Investment Advisers, Advisor Solutions Group - Newport Beach

Compliance Consultant to Investment Advisers,  Advisor Solutions Group, Inc. - Newport Beach, California

Title: Compliance Consultant to Investment Advisers
Company: Advisor Solutions Group, Inc.
City: Newport Beach, California

Description: Advisor Solutions Group, Inc. (“ASG”) is a 10-year strong regulatory compliance consulting firm providing comprehensive and customized compliance solutions to registered investment advisers. ASG is seeking a compliance consultant who will be responsible for all aspects of a client relationship including developing, creating, and presenting customized compliance solutions.

*** NOTE: Prior investment adviser compliance or similar experience is a strong plus.
Common job duties will include, but are not limited to:
  • Providing individualized compliance consultations
  • Preparing written compliance policies and procedures for clients
  • Creating forms and compliance calendars
  • Performing annual reviews of compliance programs or mock audits
  • Preparing regulatory filings
  • Staying current on relevant regulatory changes
  • Researching rules and regulations
  • Summarizing regulations and applying those to client situations
  • Traveling to various client sites (up to 20% travel)
  • Completing special projects as assigned
The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following:
  • 3+ years prior investment adviser compliance or similar experience
  • 4-year college degree in accounting, business, law, or related discipline preferred
  • Prior auditing, paralegal and/or securities law experience a strong plus
  • Working knowledge of Federal and State securities laws and rules
  • Exceptionally organized and strong attention to detail
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and deadlines efficiently
  • Self-starter with the ability to work under limited supervision
  • Proven research, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Ability to express complex technical information clearly & concisely
  • Advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and team player
  • Strong desire for a career in compliance
  • Unparalleled integrity and excellent work ethic
What we offer:
  • Position with growth opportunity, reporting directly to executive management
  • Salary (base + bonus) commensurate with relevant experience
  • Medical, Dental, Life, and LTD Insurance
  • 401(k) with Company Match & Profit Sharing Plan
  • Paid holidays and vacation
  • Flexible work schedule
This position presents an opportunity to join a budding firm and is ideal for an energetic person seeking a long-term career in compliance. Responsibilities may increase with the growth of the firm and increased experience.

To apply, please e-mail your resume, cover letter, salary history & requirements to

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Portfolio Compliance Analyst, PIMCO - Newport Beach

Portfolio Compliance Analyst, PIMCO - Newport Beach

Job Title: Portfolio Compliance Analyst
Job Description: attached and below
Portfolio Compliance oversees guideline compliance for over 2,000 separate accounts and offshore funds on a post-trade basis, which includes independent compliance verification. We perform holdings-level analysis to detect any guideline breaches in client portfolios and monitor all outstanding compliance issues from time of breach through resolution. In performing our array of compliance functions, Portfolio Compliance works closely with departments across the firm, including Account Management, Portfolio Management, Product Management, and Business Management. At its core, Portfolio Compliance monitors guideline compliance in order to manage and mitigate risk to both our clients and the firm.
The Portfolio Compliance Analyst position is a challenging and multifaceted role where responsibilities include analyzing account transactions and portfolio holdings in order to conduct a full compliance verification for all separate accounts and offshore mutual funds. Position requires research of potential compliance issues, client reporting, and working with Account and Portfolio Management in an effort to resolve outstanding violations. The role also includes participation in various ad hoc projects, such as process developments and improvements, scenario analysis, and technology testing. The position affords the opportunity to work in a fast-paced, dynamic, and challenging workplace with highly motivated and intelligent professionals.
• An undergraduate degree in Finance, Economics, or Accounting is required for this role. MBA is highly preferred.
• CFA designation or active status in the CFA program is a plus.
• Two years of general fixed income/compliance experience is desired.
• Possess strong analytical ability and excellent attention to detail.
• Effective verbal and written communication skills, ability to work in a team environment, and capable of managing multiple tasks with tight time deadlines.
• Problem solving and decision making skills are essential.
• Strong knowledge of MS Excel required (formulas and functions).
• Experience using MS Access, BusinessObjects, MS Excel VBA, and Bloomberg a plus.
• If not already completed during the initial interview process, must score a 90% or better on the Compliance Assessment and MS Excel test.
Personal Characteristics
• Flourish in a challenging, fast-paced, professional environment with frequent shifts in priorities as business needs dictate.
• Maintaining a strong commitment to quality and attention to detail; ensuring that the work product is delivered completed, accurately and on time.
• Have a strong sense of honesty and integrity.
• Maintain a professional demeanor in both routine and highly charged environments; adapt responses appropriately to each situation.
• Desire to contribute to and grow with the organization through a variety of developmental assignments.
• Display a sense of teamwork and foster a learning environment.
Please apply online at:
PIMCO is an equal opportunity employer.

Asset Information Analyst, PIMCO - Newport Beach

Asset Information Analyst, PIMCO - Newport Beach

Job Title: Asset Information Analyst
Job Description: attached and below
Applications Instructions:
Position Description
The Asset Information team is responsible for establishing and maintaining PIMCO’s proprietary reference data warehouse. The team utilizes a variety of vendors and sources including Bloomberg, Markit, MSCI and Reuters as well as offering documents to ensure the accurate population of security and issuer level data. The Asset Information team’s other core responsibilities include answering complex product related inquiries, performing data integrity analysis, ad hoc research projects and working with development teams to further expand and enhance our proprietary systems.
In this position, the Asset Information Analyst will focus on creating new security masters while assisting the team on projects and inquiries. The Asset Information team has exposure to all the products that PIMCO trades so candidates will need to learn the mechanics of the instruments, how the data is stored throughout our internal systems and how end users are consuming the information. The position requires frequent interaction with teams throughout the organization including Legal, Compliance, Technology, Analytics, Risk, Account and Portfolio Management. A strong technical background is required along with a solid understanding of the financial markets.
Core Responsibilities
ü  Create and maintain security master information
ü  Monitor daily quality assurance checks
ü  Reference data analysis and ad hoc projects
ü  Answer data related inquiries for various departments throughout the organization
ü  Submit system enhancements and work with technology teams to implement
ü  Bachelors degree - preferably in economics or finance
ü  MBA, CFA, or active status in either program is a plus
ü  Previous reference data experience and knowledge of the financial markets
ü  Consistently produce accurate, high quality results with a strong attention to detail
ü  Ability to meet tight deadlines while managing several projects simultaneously
ü  Excellent communication skills and the ability to work well in a team environment
ü  Strong technology skills, including proficiency in MS Excel and SQL
Please apply online at:

Guideline Compliance Analyst, PIMCO - Newport Beach

Guideline Compliance Analyst, PIMCO - Newport Beach
Job Title: Guideline Compliance Analyst
Job Description: attached and below
Applications Instructions:
This is a challenging and exciting opportunity to work within the Legal/Compliance department at PIMCO managing investment guidelines in the company’s proprietary compliance management environment - ACE.
Primary responsibilities will include interpreting investment restrictions from different sources and creating rules within the compliance environment. An individual in this position will have frequent interaction with Account Management as well as the various teams both within Legal and Compliance and across the firm. Additional responsibilities include responding to email inquiries as well as participating in automation-related and guideline-review projects.
Position Requirements:
·         Qualified candidate will possess working knowledge of fixed income markets/products including Derivatives.
·         An ideal candidate will have (i) experience with interpreting and implementing investment guidelines; and (ii) an understanding of compliance and legal/regulatory practices.
·         Experience with SQL a plus.
·         This position requires a four-year degree in Finance or Economics and/or equivalent work experience.
·         Candidate must be detail-oriented and possess exceptional communication and problem-solving skills.
·         Candidates must also have working knowledge of MS Word and Excel

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Wealth Advisory Strategist - Los Angeles

Wealth Advisory Strategist - Los Angeles

This posting has been removed

Investment Analyst/Consultant, 401 (k) Advisors - Aliso Viejo, CA

Investment Analyst/Consultant, 401k Advisors - Aliso Viejo, CA

Position: Investment Analyst/Consultant
Status/Salary: Exempt/Open
Location: Aliso Viejo, CA

Job Description:
Growing national retirement plan consulting firm, based in Orange County, California, is looking for qualified candidates to participate in the investment due diligence process, conduct investment due diligence activities and research money managers in order to assist the firm's Plan Consultants/Advisors and Plan Sponsor clients. Candidate would participate in the recommendation of hiring, terminating or "watch-listing" money managers based on the information gathered throughout the investment due diligence process and also assist with other investment related duties including fund fact sheets, investment policy statements, investment related research reports, asset allocation modeling and other various ad-hoc investment reporting.

Industry related work experience is desired although not necessary. A CFA candidate or charter holder is preferred. Ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal and communication skills. Familiarity with MPI Stylus, Zephyr, Morningstar Direct and other portfolio analytics software is a plus. Some travel is required.

401(k) Advisors is one the largest independent qualified retirement plan consulting firms on the West Coast, headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California. We offer a fun and challenging work environment, with the most talented and energetic "team members" (employees), in the industry. We offer competitive total compensation packages, including base salary, bonus, and rich employee benefits (medical, dental, life, LTD, 401(k) with match, health benefits, and more).

If you like working with motivated, energetic, and up-beat team members, and work well in a team environment, we would welcome an opportunity to discuss this rare opportunity with you.

Please send resume with cover letter to

Thursday, March 13, 2014



This recruitment is open to the public. Online applications are being accepted beginning Tuesday, March 11, 2014. The recruitment will be open for a minimum of five business days and will remain open until the needs of the County are met. Those interested are encouraged to apply immediately. Visit to apply!

THE POSITION Reporting to the Assistant Treasurer-Tax Collector – Investments, this position provides administrative and analytical support to the Investments Division. The position develops and maintains a quantitative and qualitative credit analysis system to rate investment issuers; provides daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual written credit updates, and at least monthly provides credit analysis on approved issuers and related industries to the Credit Investment Committee; maintains and prepares credit templates for a variety of investment types; researches and analyzes new types of securities for possible inclusion in the portfolios; develops and maintains various credit related statistical reports; produces forecasts and reports for the Treasury Investment Committee on business, industry, and economic conditions for use in making investment decisions; provides backup support to the investment officers on the trading desk; prepares month-end Investment Division reporting; and supervises college interns who primarily support the credit function.
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS The ideal candidate will have:
A bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, economics, business, or other closely related field of study

• Five or more years of full-time experience conducting credit analysis of different types of securities in a public agency, commercial bank, investment banking firm, brokerage firm or large corporation

• Strong knowledge of financial statement analysis, accounting principles and practices, corporate bonds trade settlement, credit ratings, financial reporting, capital markets, research providers, and cash management calculations and forecasts

• Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) certification

• Excellent English grammar and composition skills

• Ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines

• Ability to work in a time sensitive environment
CORE COMPETENCIES In addition to education and experience described in the desirable qualifications, the successful candidate will also have knowledge, skills, and abilities which would demonstrate the following competencies:

Performs accounting, investment analysis, treasury analysis, market analysis, investment reporting or investment performance measurement

• Demonstrates experience in a portfolio management firm

• Demonstrates experience in trading (buying and selling bonds)

• Knowledge of California Government Code on Investment Guidelines and Policies

• Knowledge of mathematics, statistics, and statistical analysis

• Experience with Bloomberg, AIM, Capital IQ, SunGard's, AvantGard, Quantum, or other investment systems

• Strong computer proficiency; skilled in Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint

Evaluates the credit worthiness of corporations and financial institutions

• Performs credit analysis, problem solving and providing technical support related to preparing management agenda

• Monitors and accesses internal and outside credit analysis, downgrade warnings, current financial status, and holding disclosures for corporate users

• Experience with automated investment system with applications for trading, credit, and other financial analysis

Guides and directs others toward meeting business objectives, while encouraging openness, creativity and innovation

• Strong strategic thinker who independently seeks opportunities and leads by example

• Aligns team/business unit with organizational strategies and objectives

• Uses management skills to roll out organizational initiatives

• Demonstrates ability to resolve conflict and develop collaboration

• Demonstrates the ability to understand and respect multiple perspectives

• Works collaboratively to align personal development and goal achievement with business objectives and company vision

• Models behavior that demonstrates strong work ethic and high level of personal integrity and trustworthiness

Accurately identifies issues, impacts and solutions

• Researches, organizes, accurately interprets and applies relevant data

• Knowledge of data collection techniques and analysis

• Conducts analytical research projects in an independent manner

• Integrates new ideas and contemporary approaches into problem solving

• Demonstrates strong attention to detail and high level of accuracy

• Exercises appropriate judgment in answering questions and releasing information

• Analyzes and projects consequences of decisions and/or recommendations

Demonstrates ability to prepare graphic presentations and orally deliver presentations, management reports, and audit responses

• Demonstrates ability to prepare complex written communications

• Presents ideas and complex material clearly, concisely, logically and persuasively both orally and in writing

• Ability to produce and present forecasts and reports on business, industry and economic conditions for presentation to a committee

• Promotes open, candid information sharing across organizational boundaries

• Listens effectively to others

• Deals effectively with various levels of organization

• Readily and routinely shares technical knowledge with others

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS All applicants entering the competition must meet Orange County minimum requirements for the Administrative Manager I classification.

Education/Experience Two years of experience directly related to the competencies and attributes noted above. A bachelor’s degree in a related area of study may substitute for the required experience.

Please click here for details on this classification.

COMPENSATION The salary for this position is $53,040.00 - $105,456.00 annually.

For information regarding this recruitment, contact Dori Edles at (714) 834-7324 or by e-mail at

This recruitment is open to the public. Online applications are being accepted beginning Tuesday, March 11, 2014. The recruitment will be open for a minimum of five business days and will remain open until the needs of the County are met. Those interested are encouraged to apply immediately.

Visit to apply!

Monday, March 3, 2014

Basketball Analyst, Philadelphia 76ers - Philadelphia (or other arrangements)

Basketball Analyst, Philadelphia 76ers - Philadelphia (or other arrangements)
Philadelphia 76ers
The Philadelphia 76ers are looking to add talented new developers, data scientists, statistical analysts, and software engineers to the team. Basketball analysts will work as a part of the front office and collaborate extensively with the entire basketball operations department including President and GM Sam Hinkie. Experience in basketball is not required; analytical talent and learning easily is. The Sixers are looking for both permanent employees and interns. Most basketball analysts will work in our basketball operations office in Philadelphia but other arrangements may be possible.

Responsibilities for someone more focused on programming and databases would include:
• Gather, clean and integrate data from a variety of sources
• Create both standardized reports and ad-hoc analyses
• Maintain and extend our existing analytics infrastructure
• Innovate across all aspects of basketball operations
• Develop recommendations for the decisions we face across the basketball operations department
• Collaborate effectively on team projects and work autonomously on individual work as appropriate
• Communicate results to the basketball operations staff through presentations, written reports, and tools with a strong focus on data visualization

Responsibilities for someone more focused on statistics and modeling would include:
• Advanced modeling and analysis based on data available in our data warehouse
• Forecasting efforts for basketball plays, players, teams, and seasons
• Support gathering of additional data for ad-hoc analysis as needed
• Innovate across all aspects of basketball operations
• Develop recommendations for the decisions we face across the basketball operations department
• Collaborate effectively on team projects and work autonomously on individual work as appropriate
• Communicate results to the basketball operations staff through presentations, written reports, and tools
To apply for this job please visit the following URL: →

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Commercial Relationship Manager 5, Wells Fargo - Orange, CA

Commercial Relationship Manager 5, Wells Fargo - Orange, CA

Requisition Number:   3843821
Job Description
Professional Relationship Manager position focused on generating revenue, in addition to new business relationships and the management of a complex portfolio of middle market commercial account relationships. Responsibilities include: meeting annual revenue goals by actively generating new business through prospecting and cross sell efforts; representing the bank in developing and maintaining client relationships with the most important/key clients; originating, structuring and executing the most complex commercial middle market transactions, including but not limited to, investment banking, treasury management products, commercial lending and/or non-credit related products. May provide coaching/mentoring in the development of more junior level relationship managers.
Basic Qualifications
7+ years account relationship management experience and demonstrated sales skills.
Minimum Qualifications
Demonstrated account relationship management experience; strong credit analysis; comprehensive knowledge of commercial and/or specialty group lending and loan servicing, products and credit practices, risk management, negotiating interest rates and price, terms and collateral requirements. Sustained record of achieving and exceeding sales goals, demonstrated success in sales and marketing, strong organizational, interpersonal, verbal and written communications skills.
  • Experience in analysis of market or industry financial reporting
  • Experience in financial statements, projections and financial modeling
  • Experience in cross-sell
  • Exposure in underwriting
Preferred Skills
  • A master s degree in business administration with coursework in financial accounting and corporate finance
  • Professional experience in commercial banking or related industry through internships, part-time or full-time work, and/or extra-curricular activities in analyzing financial statements and assessing companies
  • An individual who demonstrates a sense of personal accountability and urgency for achieving results
  • Knowledgeable about MSB's (money service businesses)

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Portfolio Manager or Analyst, Gould Asset Management LLC - Claremont, CA

Portfolio Manager or Analyst, Gould Asset Management LLC - Claremont, CA

Job Description
Gould Asset Management LLC is seeking an intelligent, analytical and well-rounded individual to join our portfolio management team.  Depending on the candidate’s experience, this position will either begin as a Portfolio Manager position or as a Portfolio Analyst, progressing into a Portfolio Manager over time.  The Portfolio Manager/Analyst will work closely with our Portfolio Managers in a variety of functions, including investment research, portfolio trading and accounting, performance measurement, and client relationship management.  The Manager/Analyst will also support other departments within the firm, including sales, marketing, regulatory compliance, technology and operations. 

We are a small organization and rely on each employee to be flexible, versatile and self-guided – applicants must be comfortable working in a small group, as well as organizing and completing both short-term and long-term projects without constant supervision.  Not all assigned tasks will be directly related to portfolio management, but all will be important to the strategy and mission of the company. 

The Portfolio Manager/Analyst is a full-time, salaried position with healthcare benefits and an employer-matched 401(k) program.  New hires may be subject to a 90-day probationary period.  Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to  No phone calls, please.

Job Requirements
§  Bachelor’s degree.  (Data such as GPA, class rank, relevant test scores helpful.)
§  Excellent oral and written communication skills.  (Writing samples preferred.)
§  Excellent quantitative reasoning, supported by coursework in mathematics, finance, economics, business or similar fields.
§  Demonstrated interest in investments and financial markets.
§  Creativity, flexibility and an entrepreneurial spirit.
§  Strong interpersonal skills and a positive attitude for cooperation and collaboration.
§  Highest ethical standards.
§  Mastery of Microsoft Office products; particularly Microsoft Excel (we administer an Excel test in our interview process).
§  Progress toward (or demonstrated interest in) obtaining the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and/or the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) certification.
§  Portfolio Manager position requires a minimum of 2 years industry experience. Industry experience (at least 1 year) a plus, but not required, for Analyst position. 

The Company
Gould Asset Management LLC manages more than $400 million in assets for high-net-worth individuals, foundations and non-profits.  Information about our people, philosophy and investment strategies may be found at

Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to  No phone calls, please.