Monday, October 23, 2017

Miscellaneous Private Equity positions - L.A. area

Miscellaneous Private Equity positions - L.A. area
 
1)      Motion-Picture Industry Fund CEO/PE Fundraising
The firm is looking for a CEO/Fund Manager to lead the effort in growing and managing a Fund that specializes in investing in movie production and distribution both in Hollywood and Asia. The firm already has projects in the mix. The firm is looking for someone with strong PE capital fundraising skills (someone will need to show they are well connected with banks, security corporations and other Funds), fund management expertise (
the CEO will handle day to day fund management operations and be responsible for hiring and expanding the team), and exposure to the entertainment industry.
 
2)      Risk Control Director
In cooperation with the CEO the fund is hiring a Risk Control Director to apply risk controls across all projects for assets coming in/out of the Funds. The incoming Director will be involved helping the firm builds its own risk control systems with the most powerful, most secure, and the most effective features.
 
Down the road, the firm will need someone to run their:
 
3)      Hotel-Casino Industry Fund
The fund invests in project in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Macau, Australia and Singapore.
 
4)      Lending Fund Manager
The Lending manager will be involved with a commercial credit-loan department that meets the market demand that provides loans to new graduate entrepreneurs, small and medium-sized technology enterprises, movie, gaming and other related industries.
 
For info, or to apply, please email
Kristen Schriver
 

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Sr. Financial Analyst, FFG Valuation - Costa Mesa

Sr. Financial Analyst, FFG Valuation - Costa Mesa, CA

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Manage and Perform valuations [80% of time], including the following analytical work:
  • Prepare financial model;
  • Review the client's industry and risks associated with the general industry;
  • Submit list of questions to client based on an analysis of the financial statements and comparison to industry metrics;
  • Perform comparable search of transactions of similar companies as well as a search for a peer group of similar publicly-traded companies;
  • Complete analysis of the client's value and prepare a written report;
  • Ad hoc analysis regarding valuations as needed.
2. Business Development [15% of time]. Network with potential referral sources in the local community including surrounding counties.

3. Ad Hoc analysis for consulting assignments [5% of time].

JOB REQUIREMENTS
  • Understanding of valuation methodologies: including fractional discounts applicable to closely-held and passive entities, financial securities, intangible assets, shareholder disputes, and sales of businesses.
  • Financial Statement Analysis: historical operating trends, normalizing adjustments, ratio analysis, cash flow forecasting
  • Industry research: Subject company comparison and fit within context of a broader industry
  • Experience in use of Capital IQ or similar software such as Bloomberg.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
  • A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Finance, Economics, Accounting or Math
  • Possess one of the following licenses: CFA, ASA, ABV, or CVA
  • 2+ years work experience in valuations or investment banking
To apply, please send your resume to Jason Forsyth via an email to cdonohue@ffgval.com

 

 

Investment Assoc., Covington Cap Mgt – Los Angeles

Investment Associate, Covington Capital Management – Los Angeles, CA

Company
Covington Capital Management is a Registered Investment Advisor managing over $2.5 billion for families, foundations, endowments and non-profits. www.ccmwealth.com

Job Description
The investment associate is responsible for a broad range of duties that will include client presentation materials, analysis, equity and fixed income research and market research.  The associate works closely with the portfolio managers as well as client service and marketing departments. 

Primary Responsibilities
·         Responsible for preparing portfolio reviews and presentations for clients, including portfolio information, economic reports, market analysis
·         Maintain and update performance composites on a monthly basis
·         Assist equity managers with general equity research, narrowing in on sectors, industries and specific companies
·         Maintain and update research databases for stocks
·         Assist fixed income portfolio managers with analysis and data maintenance
·         Participate in research meetings, bringing pertinent economic and market data to the attention of the portfolio managers
·         Develop detailed financial models and analysis for specific stocks
·         Assist with special projects as needed for clients, prospects or portfolio managers
 
Qualifications
·         Bachelor’s degree; emphasis in finance, economics or a related field
·         0-3 years of investment management experience
·         Interest in or current candidacy in the CFA program strongly preferred
·         Superior analytical skills and understanding of investment concepts
·         Proficiency in excel and powerpoint
·         Ability to meet time sensitive deadlines and prioritize projects from various managers
·         Strong commitment to ethics
·         Strong work ethic – must be highly motivated and able to solve problems independently
·         Strict attention to detail
·         Excellent writing and communication skills
·         Team player – ability to work collaboratively with many different personalities across all levels
·         Knowledge of applications such as Bloomberg, Morningstar, Tamarac, Zacks, is a plus.

To apply, or for inquiry, please contact
Phong Luu 

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Senior Portfolio Manager - Los Angeles or Denver

Opportunity in the Los Angeles area
Client will assist with relocation
Similar position available in Denver
A top tier wealth management firm seeks a Senior Portfolio Manager to take on and grow an existing book of HNW relationships. NO portable book required.
*Work in a collaborative team environment to design and implement sophisticated investment and asset allocation strategies
*Surround clients with subject matter experts in all areas of holistic wealth management
*Counsel clients in a fee-based, fiduciary capacity with regards to best in class strategic and tactical investment advice and performance
*Front line advisory role with a solid base salary, profit and performance based bonuses, and excellent benefits
*Candidates must have a CFA and 10+ years' experience.
 
If interested in learning more, please apply by emailing your resume to jordanafeinberg@ecgresources.com and we will follow up with you.
 
ECG is a 30 year boutique search firm that specializes exclusively in the Wealth Management industry. We work nationally to place professionals with a traditional investment background into boutique RIA’s and national wealth planning firms.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Investment Officer, OCERS - Santa Ana, CA

Investment Officer, Orange County Employees Retirement System (OCERS) - Santa Ana, CA

OCERS provides retirement, death, disability, and cost-of living benefits to employees of the County of Orange and certain County special districts and agencies. OCERS is governed by a nine-member Board of Retirement that is responsible for managing a $14.7 billion dollar fund.

The primary objective of the OCERS Investments Department is to maximize investment returns within prescribed levels of risk through a broadly diversified investment portfolio.  Under the general direction of the Chief Investment Officer (CIO), the incumbent will assist in the administration and review of investment programs of OCERS.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Graduation from an accredited university or college with a Bachelor's Degree in Economics, Accounting, Finance, Business or a closely related field, with evidence of professional training in capital markets, investment theory, securities analysis and portfolio analytic techniques
and
Three years of relevant experience in investment analysis and operations.
or
At least two years of additional experience operating data interfaces regularly used or similar to those used by OCERS, conducting due diligence meetings and preparing due diligence reports on institutional investment managers or investment advisors can be substituted for one year of the public pension fund experience requirement. Alternatively, a CFA charter with at least three years of prior senior-level qualifying experience with institutional asset management functions equivalent to the Investment Analyst position can be substituted for the public pension fund experience requirement.

 or contact Melissa Wozniuk, Staff Specialist, Administrative Services, at mwozniuk@ocers.org
Equal Employment Opportunity

Friday, September 8, 2017

Fixed Income Strategist, Wells Fargo - Orange County

Fixed Income Strategist (Job Opening ID# 5353172), Wells Fargo - Orange County
 
Job Description
You have a proven track record of success but you’re looking for more. More responsibility. More challenges. At Wells Fargo you’ll find that opportunity. You’ll join a team of people who are smart and share your values. You can enjoy a diverse career as you learn and grow your capabilities across our multiple lines of business. Our supportive environment can help you make a difference within the company and the communities we serve.
 
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified financial services company with $1.7 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 9,000 locations, more than 12,500 ATMs, online (wellsfargo.com), and mobile devices. Wells Fargo has more than 275,000 team members in 36 countries across our approximately 90 businesses. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 30 on Fortune’s 2015 rankings of America’s largest corporations. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. Wells Fargo perspectives are also available at Wells Fargo Blogs and Wells Fargo Stories.
 
Wealth and Investment Management (WIM) is one of the company’s four main divisions. WIM businesses build enduring client relationships through sound, thoughtful and objective advice. We help our clients by developing individualized plans for everything from retirement goals to business succession planning, to family legacy intentions. Services include comprehensive planning and advice, investment management, brokerage, private banking, estate planning strategies, trust, insurance and both individual and institutional retirement.
 
Wealth Management (WM): Wealth Management business is a leading provider of financial services to high-net worth clients through Wells Fargo Private Bank, and to the affluent segment through partnerships between Wealth Brokerage Services and the Community Bank. In Wealth Management, clients are provided with a complete range of solutions to help them manage, preserve and transfer their wealth.
 
The FIST (Fixed Income Strategy Team) Sr Fixed Income Mgr 4 will primarily be responsible for developing, recommending and implementing the execution of fixed income investment strategies for a large group of high net worth clients, trusts and institutions.  Duties include: providing on-going client service; assisting in new business development, client profiling and suitability analysis, i.e. diagnostic reviews; fixed income investment policy formulation, portfolio construction/implementation and risk management.  Expected to implement customized fixed income strategies per Verification of Investment Guidelines leveraging individual fixed income securities, pooled vehicles (incl. open and closed end Mutual Funds), and "alternative" investments to maximize returns commensurate with an acceptable level of risk for the client.  As a member of the Fixed Income Strategies Team, participates in the formulation and implementation of tax sensitive and/or taxable fixed income strategies, with broad investment authority and acting independently within established investment policy statement (IPS) guidelines or VIG (Verification of Investment Guidelines.  Contributes to strategy calls and decisions related to national fixed income asset allocation recommendations.  Communicates the Fixed Income Strategies Teams current strategy and delivers market updates to the broader Wealth Management (WM) community and to WM clients.  Participates in fixed income outreach to internal partners and the client base.  Provide on-going support to generalist Investment Strategists in their knowledge, awareness, and implementation of fixed income management.  May develop and/or contribute to written communications intended for the broader WM community or for distribution to clients.  In conjunction with internal WM partners, assists in generating new business through sales/marketing to prospective clients as well as seeks to garner additional assets of the existing client base.
This position will office in both San Diego and Irvine, CA WM hub locations. Will be expected to travel 40%-50% of the time between to the two offices. Will work in a matrixed environment.

Required Qualifications
 • 10+ years of investment management experience

Desired Qualifications
 • Business development experience
• Highly refined and professional verbal and written communications
• Professional presentation skills

Other Desired Qualifications
• 10+ years of fixed Income experience
• Ability to develop partnerships and collaborate with other business and functional areas
• Intermediate Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Access) skills
• Knowledge and understanding of banking: private or wealth management operations
• Knowledge and understanding of Investment tools such as Bloomberg or Factset application
• Strong analytical skills with high attention to detail and accuracy
• An active Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation
• Leadership experience
• A Masters of Business Administration (MBA)

Salary Information - To be determined

Disclaimer
All offers for employment with Wells Fargo are contingent upon the candidate having successfully completed a criminal background check. Wells Fargo will consider qualified candidates with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable local, state and Federal law, including Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act.
Relevant military experience is considered for veterans and transitioning service men and women.
Wells Fargo is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation.
 
To apply:     www.wellsfargo.com/careers
Job Opening ID# 5353172
 


 

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Intern to possibly permanent position, 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
 

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Portfolio Accounting Analyst - Santa Ana, CA

Portfolio Accounting Analyst - Santa Ana, CA
 
I am hiring for a Portfolio Accounting Analyst with my client, a global investment bank in Santa Ana, CA.
 
Job description:
 
With over 100,000 employees and operations in over 70 countries, our client is a leader in the investment and asset management field.  We are hiring a Portfolio Accounting Analyst to be based in their Santa Ana, CA offices.  The Portfolio Accounting Analyst will provide technical assistance and support to client teams.  Responsibilities include cash management, preparation of tickets, timely investment of funds, daily account reconciliation and portfolio database maintenance.
 
Responsibilities will include:
·         Accurately setup asset profiles in trust accounting/reporting system
·         Maintain and update trust reporting database, reconcile to other DB applications
·         Daily cash receipting, wiring and investing of funds
·         Journalize and reconcile daily cash and investment activity
·         Communicate with Operations Group to manage bond and loan settlements
·         Review and reconciliation of overdrawn accounts
·         Respond to bondholder inquiries
 
Ideal candidates must possess BA/BS.  Financial accounting classes preferred.  Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and be proficient in MS Excel.  High attention to detail and organizations skills are a must.  Must be able to work well in a team environment.
 
Our client prides themselves on mentorship and career development so this is an excellent opportunity for a recent graduate excited to start a career in the investments/securities industry.   
 
To apply, contact Frederick Atuatasi, Onsite Recruiter
 

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.
 
Qualifications
·         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.

Description:
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.

Requirements:
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.