Friday, June 23, 2017

InvAssociate, San Manuel Band of Mission Indians - Irvine, CA

Investment Associate, San Manuel Band of Mission Indians - Irvine, CA
 
Under the administrative and technical direction of the Director of Investments, the Investment Associate performs analytical tasks on behalf of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians investment portfolios and assists in analyzing investment manager portfolios. 
 
The work involves assisting in the administration and analysis of investment portfolios managed by external investment managers. The work also includes activities such as developing and maintaining the investment risk management monitoring program, analyzing investment manager strategy and portfolio results, assisting in the ongoing monitoring of managers, and performing asset allocation studies.  The Investment Associate is the primary party responsible for data collection, management and analysis for the total portfolio, underlying investment managers, and general market research.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
ASSET ALLOCATION
  • Helps conduct asset allocation studies. Collects data and information from Bloomberg and investment managers to develop expected return and risk forecasts for the portfolio and managers.
  • Assists in monitoring capital markets and maintaining knowledge of current market trends and practices.
  • Aggregates information from managers on outlook for asset classes and investment themes.
  • Analyzes risk factor exposures for portfolio and managers.
MANAGER ANALYSIS
  • Assists in monitoring external asset managers for investment performance and research.
  • Statistically compare investment managers against one another on various metrics.
  • Assist in the research and analytics for quarterly Investment Strategies Update newsletter.
  • Develop templates in excel that can improve and enhance Investment Staff’s understanding of investment managers exposures and attribution.
  • Run regressions and return analysis on managers in excel.
  • Participates in quarterly calls with current and prospective investment managers.
  • Prepare manager analysis for monthly Board meetings.
  • Security-level analysis to assist Staff when interacting with investment managers.
  • Potential to write post-meeting analysis on managers for team distribution.
 PORTFOLIO RISK MONITORING
  • Assists in analyzing and implementing investment analytic systems and makes recommendations for workflow and reporting improvements.
  • Manage our portfolio oversight and risk management system called Caissa.
  • Create customized templates and output for internal and committee reports.
  • Work with investment managers to ensure high quality data is reported to our risk systems.
 OTHER
  • Ad hoc research and analytical projects as determined by the CIO and Director of Investments.
  • General statistical and analytical work to make the team progressively best in class in portfolio management.
Education/Experience
  • High school diploma or GED required and enrollment in the CFA or CAIA programs or the completion of the Fundamentals of Alternative Investments Certificate Program; Bachelor’s degree in mathematics, statistics, economics or accounting preferred. Equivalent combination of education and progressive, relevant and direct experience may be considered in lieu of Bachelor’s degree.
  • High level proficiency in Microsoft Excel required, with Word and PowerPoint preferred.
  • Ability to work in a time-sensitive environment, be proactive, and able to handle confidential material a must.
  • Strong attention to detail required.
  • Strong research and problem solving skills essential.
  • Proficient in handling multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Effective written and oral communications beneficial.
Certificates/Licenses/Registrations
  • Enrollment in the CFA or CAIA programs desirable.
  • Must undergo and successfully pass a thorough pre-employment background investigation including criminal, credit, education, verification of work history and professional references.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Staff Accountant/Fin Analyst, Landsea Holdings - Irvine, CA

Staff Accountant/Financial Analyst, Landsea Holdings Corporation - Irvine, CA
Landsea Holdings Corporation, in Irvine, CA. is recruiting for a Staff Accountant/Financial Analyst. Experienced in preparing, analyzing, and interpreting, accounting records and financial data for Home-building and Land Development.
JOB DUTIES
  • Assist in preparation of proformas on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis.
  • Obtain and maintain a thorough understanding of the Company’s financial reporting and general ledger structure.
  • Participate in monthly closing procedures.
  • Extensive ability to prepare schedules and reconcile various general ledger accounts; i.e., cash, accounts receivable, prepaid expenses, fixed assets, accounts payable, payroll, and other accrued expenses and liabilities
  • Research and code vendor invoices.
  • Review and prepare job cost reports as needed.
  • Review accounting reports and explain variances.
  • Assist with annual budget process and prepare monthly budget variance analysis.
  • Provide information to auditors and participate in annual audit.
  • Assist with the preparation of land/draw packages.
  • Manage contractual obligations of builder.
  • Assist Land Department in processing PO’s and payments to development Contractors.
  • Experience with maintaining policies, procedures, and internal controls.
EXPERIENCE / SKILLS
  • 1 - 3 years’ experience in accounting, financial analysis, job costing experience a plus (Will consider internship experience)
  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
  • ERP System Experience Required (Real Estate software experience a plus)\
  • Excellent Excel skills required
  • Residential, home-building, construction, and real estate accounting experience is a plus.
  • Must be detail oriented, and possess strong accounting and organizational skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must have the ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines
  • Ability to analyze and critique cash flows and proformas a plus.
EDUCATION
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or equivalent.
How to Apply: Email cover letter and resume to slow@landsea.us
 

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Portfolio Compliance Analyst, PIMCO - Newport Beach

Portfolio Compliance Analyst, PIMCO - Newport Beach
 
POSITION DESCRIPTION
A Portfolio Compliance Analyst is responsible for reviewing client accounts to ensure compliance with applicable rules. Responsibilities include analysis of transactions and portfolio holdings with respect to mutual fund regulatory requirements and prospectus guidelines. Analyst will independently research compliance issues, communicate findings internally, coordinate resolution, and interact with external clients. Analyst is expected to produce routine (daily/weekly/monthly/quarterly) compliance analysis and client reporting. Analyst is also involved with process improvements, ad hoc projects, scenario analysis, etc.
 
The position is an ideal opportunity for individuals interested in pursuing a career in a fast paced, dynamic, and challenging workplace with highly motivated and intelligent professionals. In this role, you will be expected to learn about trades, trade strategies, the impact of trades to client portfolios, and the implementation of rules and regulations.
 
QUALIFICATIONS
•Undergraduate degree in Business, Finance, Economics, or Accounting.
•2+ years compliance experience, preferably with 40-Act mutual funds.
•Strong analytical skills, attention to detail and problem solving ability.
•Technical aptitude with MS Excel and Macros/Visual Basic.
•Financial product knowledge: fixed income, equity, ETFs, and derivatives.
•Effective verbal and written communication skills.
•Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
•Capable of managing multiple tasks with tight deadlines.
•Experience with Bloomberg and Business Objects.
•PIMCO Compliance Assessment and Excel Test: Min 90%.
•CFA/MBA, a plus.
 
PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
•Honesty and integrity.
•Professional demeanor in both low-stress and highly charged situation.
•Adapt to environment, awareness of target audience and situational nuances.
•Flourish in a challenging, fast-paced, professional environment.
•Ability to shift priorities and operate with a sense of urgency.
•Commitment to quality; work product delivered complete, accurate, and on time.
•Desire to take initiative and contribute to the department and the organization.
•Promoting a positive attitude and displaying a sense of teamwork.
 
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.
 
To apply, click the link Portfolio Compliance Analyst - PIMCO

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Compliance Consultant, Advisor Solutions - Newport Beach

Compliance Consultant to Investment Advisors, Advisor Solutions Group, Inc. - Newport Beach, California
 
Title: Compliance Consultant to Investment Advisors
Company: Advisor Solutions Group, Inc.
Location: Newport Beach, California
 
Description: Advisor Solutions Group, Inc. ("ASG") is an established, rapidly growing regulatory compliance consulting firm providing comprehensive and customized compliance solutions to small and mid-sized registered investment advisers. ASG seeks a compliance consultant who will be responsible for all aspects of a client relationship including developing, creating, and presenting customized compliance solutions.

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
• 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
:

• Exciting career position with growth opportunity
• Salary (base + bonus) commensurate with relevant experience
• Medical, Dental, Life, and LTD Insurance
• 401(k) with Company Match & Profit Sharing Plan
• Paid Time Off
• 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.

Note: Relocation package is not provided.

To apply, please e-mail your resume and salary history & requirements to resume@advisorsolutionsgroup.com
 

Jr. Compliance Analyst, Advisor Solutions - Newport Beach

Jr. Compliance Analyst, Advisor Solutions Group, Inc. - Newport Beach, California

Title: Jr. Compliance Analyst
Company: Advisor Solutions Group, Inc.
Location: Newport Beach, California
Status: Full Time Employee


Description: Advisor Solutions Group, Inc. ("ASG") is an established, rapidly growing regulatory compliance consulting firm providing comprehensive and customized compliance solutions to small and mid-sized registered investment advisers. ASG is seeking an individual to work closely with the other compliance team members and assist the team in supporting ASG’s investment adviser clients with customized compliance solutions.


Common job duties will include, but are not limited to:
Supporting the Compliance Consulting team
• Drafting regulatory filings
• Drafting disclosure documents
• Drafting written compliance policies and procedures for clients
• Reviewing marketing materials
• Creating forms and compliance calendars
• Assisting with annual review testing
• Researching rules and regulations
• Staying current on relevant regulatory changes
• Completing special projects as assigned
 
The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following:
4-year college degree in accounting, business, law or related discipline preferred• 1+ years prior investment adviser or equivalent experience a plus
• Exceptionally well organized and strong attention to detail
• Ability to handle multiple tasks and deadlines efficiently
• Self-starter with the ability to work under limited supervision
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills
• Excellent writing skills
• 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:
• Exciting career position with growth opportunity
• Salary (base + bonus) commensurate with relevant experience
• Medical, Dental, Life, and LTD Insurance
• 401(k) with Company Match & Profit Sharing Plan
• Paid Time Off
• 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.

Note: Relocation package is not provided.
 
To apply, please e-mail your resume and salary history & requirements to resume@advisorsolutionsgroup.com
 

 

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Sr Cap Mkts Analyst, loanDepot - Foothill Ranch

Senior Capital Markets Analyst, loanDepot  - Foothill Ranch, California
 
Position Summary:
The Senior Capital Markets Analyst will be a key member of the loanDepot MSR team whose primary tasks involve the support of mortgage servicing rights valuations, risk management and reporting, co-issue best execution analysis, servicing performance analytics, prepayment and risk modeling, and asset return analysis. 

Essential Job Functions: 
-Support daily and monthly valuation of mortgage servicing rights
-Support MSR hedging with risk analytics/reports
-Support co-issue best execution pricing/volume analysis
-Support DCF analysis of total asset return, including NPV, IRR, and financial statement impact
-Utilize third-party models including Compass Analytics, ADCO Prepayment Model, and CoreLogic RiskModel in valuation and analysis activities
-Conduct data querying, manipulation, transformation and analysis of large datasets
-Conduct reporting/surveillance of servicing portfolio performance

Principal Challenges:
-Critical thinking and problem solving skills, ability to analyze and interpret data, financial analysis skills
-Good communication skills, ability to work both independently and collaboratively, demonstrate initiative
-Strong organizational skills, ability to execute on complex projects with autonomy and close attention to detail 
-Adaptability to changes and shifts in priorities 
-Multitasking skills, ability to manage competing deadlines  

Education/Experience:
-Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in a quantitative discipline (finance, engineering, science, or mathematics)
-Experience in finance or finance-related field required, mortgages and fixed income preferred

Job Knowledge:
-Complex financial analysis and valuations
-Data querying, manipulation, and analysis
-Excel, SQL, and VBA required 
-SAS, R, and Python preferred

Candidates willing to relocate will be considered.
 
 

Monday, May 8, 2017

CFO, Real Estate inv trust - So Cal

Chief Financial Officer, real estate investment trust - Southern California

We have been retained by a prominent real estate investment trust to recruit a Chief Financial Officer in the Southern California area.  The ideal candidate will have 10 plus years experience in financial management, and 3-5 years experience in the commercial real estate space. SEC reporting and IPO experience is strongly preferred. Primary responsibilities include oversight of all accounting areas, including financial statements, controls, systems and reporting, and compliance with all legal and regulatory bodies. 

The candidate must be a leader, and possess strong financial reporting, budgeting, and forecasting skills.  A CPA and/or MBA is preferred.

Generous compensation for the right individual.

All communication is held with the strictest of confidence.

Send resume to:

Adam Zechman, Senior Principal
20-20 Foresight Executive Search
azechman@2020-4.com
We cannot get back to everybody who applies for this position.

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