Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Intern, OptiVest Inc - Orange County

Intern with possibility to transition to a permanent position, OptiVest Inc - Orange County
Firm:  Fast-growing, full-service wealth management firm in South Orange County is looking for an intern with the potential for permanent hire.  This position does not offer relocation and thereby we encourage local candidates to apply. 
Roles and Responsibilities:  
·         Research Analyst \ Investment Associate - Performs research and analysis and/or manages investment options. Help on modeling and running risk analysis. Follow through with investment decisions on selection, suitability guidelines, and reporting.
·         Paraplanner - Responsibilities include data gathering, modeling, case design, plan development, presentation development, etc. to provide technical support to advisors.
·         Portfolio Administrator - Sets up and maintains client accounts. Compiles and completes client, custodian, and firm paperwork. Reviews and maintains client transactions and activity. Executes client and firm tasks, such as asset transfers, preparation of reports, and general support of portfolio and investment strategies.
·         Trader - Buys and sells securities as directed by the portfolio managers, advisors, or CIO.
·         Operations Associate - Performs investment daily activities within the operations department.
 Skills and Background:
·         BA in either finance or accounting.
·         Financial planning background is helpful.
·         Working towards CFA or CFP designation.
·         Software experience such as Bloomberg, Tamarac/Envestnet, Schwab Performance, Orion, MS office, Junxure, Morningstar.
·         Attention to detail and ability to focus is an essential element for this position.
·         Strong work ethic, responsible ownership of the job, and confidentially of client data are desired, critical characteristics.
To apply, contact Ms. Stella Choi, stella@optivestinc.com

Monday, August 7, 2017

Equity Research Intern (Cleantech), ROTH - Newport Beach

Equity Research Intern (Cleantech), ROTH Capital Partners - Newport Beach
Equity Research – Intern
Sector: Cleantech
We seek a recent graduate to join our team as an Equity Research Intern. The internship has the potential for a full-time position. Our Cleantech practice focuses on the solar industry with some exposure to other sectors such as renewable power generation in general, energy efficiency, energy storage, among others.
Application Requirements
·         Ability to work 30 hours per week.
·         Must be a recent graduate and out of school.
·         Must be fluent in Mandarin.
Job Description
·         Sell-side equity research at a boutique investment bank.
·         Maintain market intelligence system and provide ongoing monitoring of the Cleantech industry.
·         Examine market data to identify and analyze current and industry trends and provide ongoing findings.
·         Assist with research for reports and notes on companies for distribution to institutional clients.
·         Conduct primary research, surveys, and interviews.
·         Develop financial models and conduct financial statement analysis to evaluate historical information and generate earnings forecasts.
·         30 hours per week at minimum wage.
·         Bachelor degree.
·         Superior quantitative, analytical, and writing skills.
·         Capacity to quickly digest and synthesize substantial volumes of information in a short period of time.
·         Detail-oriented.
·         Excellent communication skills.
·         Strong work ethic and intellectual curiosity.
·         Good organizational and time management skills.
·         Entrepreneurial spirit and ability to work on a small team.
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This position is available immediately. If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to Justin Clare, jclare@roth.com

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Part Time, Equity Research Internship, Roth - Houston, Texas

Part Time, Equity Research Internship, Roth Capital Partners - Houston, Texas
We are offering a part time, equity research internship in Houston, Texas.  We are an investment bank with a Houston office devoted to the oil and gas sector.  We primarily research publicly traded equities of oil and gas companies.

This internship can be a paid internship or unpaid for course credit, approved by the intern’s school.

The intern will gain experience in financial statement analysis, including modeling in excel, income statements, cash flows, balance sheets and the resulting estimates of earnings and cash flow per share and EBITDA.  This position involves a heavy amount of excel modeling, including updating excel models, creating excel models and financial analysis using excel models.  Due to the recent severe decrease in oil prices, the intern will also gain experience in credit analysis, including analyzing high yield bonds and distressed debt.
The intern will gain experience in modeling in excel macroeconomic factors influencing the supply and demand for oil and natural gas, such as oil and gas production trends, GDP growth of key oil consuming economies, and oil and gas drilling and completion activity and trends.
The intern will further benefit from working in a professional research environment and from networking opportunities and introductions provided by the senior analyst.

The intern will need to have a strong interest in the oil and gas business and financial analysis.  The intern needs advanced excel skills, including experience with Goal Seek, VLOOKUP, pivot tables and constructing graphs and charts.  Strong Power Point skills also required. Writing ability is a plus but not required.

Send resumes to: jwhite@roth.com

Thursday, July 13, 2017

HCM Inv Mgr Premier, VP; MUFG Union Bank – HighMark Cap– Irvine

HCM Investment Manager Premier, Vice President; MUFG Union Bank – HighMark Capital Management – Irvine, California
Position:  HCM Investment Manager Premier, Vice President
Position Location:  Irvine, California
Position Job Number:  10014369-WD
Join a bank that’s as committed to your future as you are. At Union Bank, a part of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), we share a vision for our future, we share our successes, and we strive to bring out the best in each other in everything we do. Our diverse colleagues are connected by a common ambition to create change for the better – from forging more dynamic career paths, to driving progress in our communities, to continuously reshaping the standards of financial services. Positive impact starts here; see the change you can make as we strive to become the world’s most trusted financial group.
Job Summary:
This position is responsible for growing a Premier book of business and achieving high client retention rates by providing each client with valuable service offerings, and competitive investment performance by fulfilling the role of trusted advisor. Must be able to manage a large number of accounts and conduct complex client and partner presentations and meetings on the firm's investment strategy, account performance and new products. Responsible for promoting the core values, competitive position and profitable growth of HighMark.
Major Responsibilities:
40% Portfolio Management and Model Implementation:
  • Manage individual, trust and model based accounts to ensure they are consistent with the client's established short and/or long-term investment policies while utilizing HighMark's investment philosophy.
  • Must be able to construct a portfolio and develop investment policies that maximize portfolio performance consistent with the client's investment objectives and acceptable level of risk.
  • This position is responsible for ensuring all the investment models supporting the Premier and Brokerage clients are kept current.
40% Client Service, Retention and Growth:
  • Strong focus on managing client account retention to meet the company's annual growth objectives and to support our multiple distribution team members.
  • Develop new and deepen existing client and partner relationships with Premier Trust Officers, Priority Relationship Advisors and SFAs to support new business development, relationship management, and marketing in order to support investment needs and expand our collaborative culture.
  • Promote the role of trusted advisor and be able to resolve complex client account issues and provide our clients an extraordinary experience.
 10% Business Operations:
  • This position has operational and administrative duties required to support model based products.
10% Risk Management:
  •  Actively ensure compliance with the Bank's Code of Ethics, Anti-Money Laundering, Bank Secrecy Act, information security and suspicious activity reporting requirements, policies and procedures.
  • Participate in any required corporate and business line training in these areas. Understand and follow all operating procedures and internal suspicious activity referral requirements and processes, as required for this position.
  • Responsibility for all fiduciary and SEC compliance responsibilities within their accounts.
Additional Information:  
  • Over 5 years of investment experience is required.
  • Strong insight and knowledge of finance, economics and general business.
  • Ability to effectively present investment strategies to clients and partners.
  • Demonstrated ability to work toward team objectives with creativity, innovation, and initiative.
  • An ability to work independently and a willingness to adapt under time sensitive deadlines are necessary.
  • A master's degree and/or CFA are preferred.
  • Extensive knowledge of trust is beneficial.
If interested in being considered for this exciting opportunity, please formally apply at the MUFG Union Bank Careers Website – https://careers.mufg-americas.com/ – and enter the position job number above to drive you directly to this position.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.
We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer and committed to leveraging the diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and experience of our workforce to create opportunities for our colleagues and our business. We do not discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of any protected category.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Fin / Inv Relations Analyst, Diamondback - Midland, Texas

Financial / Investor Relations Analyst, Diamondback Energy, Inc. - Midland, Texas
This position will report to the Senior Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development as well as the Director of Investor Relations. Position will have significant access to C-level executives throughout the organization in all functions.  Role will primarily focus on investor relations and build to include business development, corporate development and financial analysis.  This role is for Diamondback Energy, but will have a portion of its time dedicated to Viper Energy Partners.
  • Investor Relations
    • Follow industry intelligence and pass on pertinent information to senior executives
    • Manage company earnings schedule, releases, presentations and conference call scripts
    • Liaise extensively with investment analysts and investors to discuss the company story as well as coordinate meetings with company management and answer questions from the investment community
    • Manage and schedule the investor relations department for industry conferences
  • Corporate and Business Development
    • Prepare monthly deliverables for senior executives and the Board of Directors
    • Manage spreadsheets and databases with the accounting department
    • Manage corporate financial model
    • Assist in overall strategic planning and financial forecasting for the Company
    • Gather research/data from market data resources for presentation material for department and management
    • Assists with the evaluation and financial modeling of merger and acquisition opportunities
    • Maintains knowledge of both debt and equity capital markets
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field required
  • Minimum 3 years’ relevant work experience
  • Self-motivated, ability to work independently and prioritize work
  • Skilled in organizing multiple projects in a high volume deadline-oriented, cross-functional team environment
  • Ability to problem solve and think creatively
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills to interact with all levels of management
  • Detail-oriented with strong follow through and execution
  • Flexible and team oriented - willingness and availability to work extended hours
  • Strong analytical, communication and computer
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment background screen and drug test
  • Must be able to work in the United States indefinitely
To apply: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=diaback&ccId=19000101_000001&type=MP&lang=en_US#

Friday, June 30, 2017

Director, Investment Division, Irvine Company – Newport Beach, CA

Director, Investment Division, Irvine Company – Newport Beach, CA
The Director position is part of the Company’s fast-paced Investment Division. Activities include evaluating equity, fixed income and other investment opportunities; performing sector and company-specific research and analyses; preparing written summaries and recommendations for senior management; producing investment models; analyzing special projects as needed; preparing investment reports; and maintaining in-depth knowledge of economic trends.
  • Analyze potential investment opportunities and prepare well-researched and well-reasoned analyses
  • Maintain and update investment portfolio reporting systems and financial models
  • Produce investment reports
  • Prepare materials and exhibits for senior management meetings
  • Complete time-sensitive special projects, including ad hoc analyses
  • Maintain positive attitude and collaborate with colleagues
  • Independently research, analyze and value investment opportunities and provide recommendations
  • Summarize results and present conclusions in a clear and concise manner, both verbally and in writing
  • Regularly monitor developments and news for assigned companies and sectors; communicate relevant information to colleagues and update recommendations if warranted
  • Prepare presentations for senior management meetings
  • Update holdings, run reports and prepare financial analyses
  • Perform general market research & analyses
  • Respond quickly to ad hoc requests
  • 3-5 years of experience in investment-related field
  • Extremely well-organized with exceptional attention to detail
  • Highly motivated, solves problems independently and able to meet firm deadlines
  • Maintain positive attitude and teamwork in a fast-paced environment
  • Protect confidential information and respect compliance procedures at all times
  • Strong financial modeling skills
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Excel; VBA programming skills strongly preferred
  • Strong writing, quantitative and communications skills
  • Strong proficiency in investment concepts and terminology
  • CFA Charterholder or CFA Program Candidate
  • MBA or relevant academic background
  • Proficiency in at least one programming language
  • Experience using Bloomberg terminal and Excel plug-in
Please Apply: http://bit.ly/2sn2KcV

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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
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.
•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.
•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