Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Wealth Assoc, New Market - Costa Mesa, CA

Wealth Associate, New Market Wealth Management - Costa Mesa, CA
New Market Wealth Management
Costa Mesa, CA
Organization Description
We are a Registered Investment Advisory (RIA) firm, which works with high net worth, and ultra-high net worth, individuals and families.  Our goal is to build thoughtful, research-based portfolios which are fee- and tax-conscious and keenly focused on managing volatility. Cliffwater LLC, which advises on over 65 billion in institutional assets, is our strategic partner and minority owner. Our clients’ portfolios are exposed to a wider range of options encompassing traditional investments and highly selective exposures to sources of returns from non-traditional, alternative investments including Private Equity and Debt, Venture Capital, Real Estate, Hedge Funds, Oil and Gas Limited Partnerships, Infrastructure and the like.  Our partners have over 80 years’ experience working in the high net worth arena
Job Title:
Wealth Associate
Job Summary
We seek a smart, analytical and detail-oriented candidate to join our Wealth Management Firm, serving the high net worth marketplace nationally.  You will work in a fast-paced environment and should enjoy being exposed to all areas of the business.  There is great opportunity for growth from this position.  Duties may include, but are not limited to:
  • Opening client accounts, tracking funding, resolving roadblocks and interfacing with clients, custodians and outside managers
  • Analyzing prospects’ investments and participating in the development of recommendations
  • Maintaining marketing materials and building presentation books
  • Maintaining firm’s CRM (Salesforce)
Job Requirements
  • Bachelors degree required, preferably with a major in Finance, Business Administration or Accounting
  • 2 – 3 years’ experience in wealth management desired.  We will consider recent college graduates, with relevant summer jobs or internships 
  • Superior English verbal and written communication skills
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint preferred  
  • Working knowledge of Schwab and Fidelity’s custodial platforms, and/or Salesforce a plus
Please send your resume, in .pdf format, to:
Word documents will not be opened.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

PE Analyst, Littlebanc - Ladera Ranch

Private Equity Analyst, Littlebanc - Ladera Ranch, California
Littlebanc Advisors
Littlebanc is a private equity firm focused on “old world,”
essential businesses with stable cash flows that are in need of capital to fund
expansion.  Littlebanc prefers control investments and takes an active
role in its portfolio companies.  Since founding, Littlebanc has invested
in ten companies, with a current portfolio of six businesses, operating in the
death care, shipping and logistics, e-commerce technology, firearms, and
mortgage banking industries.

Job Title
Private Equity Analyst
Job Summary
The Private Equity Analyst is responsible for monitoring, and supporting
Littlebanc’s portfolio companies as well as evaluating acquisition
opportunities. This position is based in Ladera Ranch, CA.
Essential Responsibilities
• Monitor existing portfolio of businesses, including industry research, and financial performance to plan
• Detailed quantitative and qualitative analysis in support of acquisition targets of portfolio companies
• Evaluation of new platform investment opportunities, including industry attractiveness and viability of business models
• Produce materials for Board meetings and investment memorandums
• Perform various ad hoc analyses as they relate to current and future investments 
• Proven ability to achieve results in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
• Self-motivated and self-directed, with a willingness to learn and apply oneself in all areas of the business
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Strong analytical skills and professional presence
• Adept in financial modeling and PowerPoint
• Ability to work with individuals from all levels of the organization
• Legally authorized to work in the United States
• 2-5 years applicable experience, investment banking and/or consulting backgrounds preferred

Please send responses to


Friday, January 5, 2018

Assoc, BizDev Support; PIMCO - Newport Beach

Associate, Business Development Support; PIMCO - Newport Beach

The Business Development Support (BDS) Team partners with PIMCO's client servicing and business development groups to service the firm's expanding client base and aid in establishing new relationships. Specifically, BDS is responsible for responding to Request for Proposals (RFPs), Due Diligence requests, Client Questionnaires and Consultant Databases. The Team will actively bolster its solutions-driven partnerships with teams firm wide, and internally focus on professional development to enhance its members’ investment acumen and parallel the firm's continued leadership and diligence in the industry. BDS Associates are required to complete a rigorous training program to help them get acclimated to the role and to gain more exposure to the asset management industry. Associates work in a team structure that aids them in developing and demonstrating financial acumen, oral and written communication, analytical thinking, and problem solving.
  • Supports BDS team in all areas of the RFP process
  • Gain exposure and develop a strong understanding of the investment philosophy and strategy of PIMCO’s products
  • Leverages team by answering standard firm and product questions to help meet stringent deadlines
  • Maintain and update firm/product profiles across all consultant and third party databases
  • Develop and maintain relationships with consulting firms and complete ad-hoc requests from institutional consultants
  • Maintains high profile qualitative and quantitative information by retrieving data and updating standard information on firm and products
  • Act as a liaison between RFP team and various Subject Matter Experts to proactively update RFP content
  • Assist team in managing client service requests by helping to qualify and distribute client questionnaires and ad-hoc requests amongst team members
  • Assist deadline heavy team with time management by scheduling internal strategy meetings for RFP Professionals with Product Managers and Client Service Professionals
  • Assists with other administrative functions as necessary to make group efficient and deadline ready
  • Must develop ability to efficiently navigate organization
  • Strong work ethic and drive to learn and contribute in a performance driven environment
  • Strong interest in learning about the financial markets, economics and global events
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to flourish in a challenging, fast-paced professional environment
  • Maintain a commitment to quality and attention to detail and ensure that work is delivered completely, accurately and on time
  • Strong communication skills and ability to interact professionally with all levels of internal and external personnel in both written and verbal communications
  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel and other Microsoft Office Suite software and able to quickly adapt to learning new software applications. VBA or programming experience is a plus
  • Solutions minded, innovative, result oriented and possessing a curious and inquiring mind
  • Ideal candidates should have 1-2 years of experience or college internships in a financial, client-oriented role
  • Completion of Series 7 & 63 is required within first 3 months of service
  • PIMCO is committed to offering a comprehensive portfolio of employee benefits designed to support the health and wellbeing of you and your family. These benefits include medical, dental and vision coverage from your first day of employment.
  • 401k Savings and Retirement Plan
  • Work/Life Programs such as Flexible Work Arrangements, Parental Leave & Support, Employee Assistance Plan, and Educational/CFA Certification Reimbursement Programs.
  • Community involvement opportunities with The PIMCO Foundation in each PIMCO office.

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.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Finance & Investment Analyst, The San Diego Foundation - San Diego

Finance & Investment Analyst, The San Diego Foundation - San Diego

At The San Diego Foundation, we value our diverse and experienced staff that are committed to our mission of improving the quality of life within all of San Diego’s communities. We strive to be an employer of choice, offering a competitive compensation and benefit package, and a professional and vibrant work environment for those who have a passion for our mission that is carried out every day by providing leadership for effective philanthropy and promoting community solutions.
We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Finance & Investment Analyst to join our financial team. The position will provide analyst-level resources within the Finance & Accounting (F&A) Department.
Essential duties and principal responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Finance & Accounting (under direction of CFO and Controller)

  • Provide budgetary, organizational, and operational services to the F&A Department.
  • Research, compile, and prepare financial and accounting data for internal studies and/or board materials.
  • Assist the annual budgeting processes, including the use of budget-related software applications.
  • Analyze monthly budget vs. actual reporting and estimate future organizational
  • Develop reports, spreadsheets, tables, and grids to summarize and present dashboard information (KPI-key performance indicators) or satisfy other business intelligence requests.
  • Provide accurate and timely reports and statistics necessary to benchmark F&A team goals.
  • Coordinate submission of website updates for F&A sections of TSDF web pages for posting.
  • Take lead on special projects, as assigned.
  • Assist in preparing materials and presentations in preparation for staff meetings; Leadership Team meetings; and Board of Governors and Executive, Finance, and Audit Committee meetings.
Investments (under direction of CIO)
  • Monitor each investment portfolio’s adherence to the Investment Policy Statement by conducting onsite meetings or conference calls.
  • Monitor the portfolio’s investment managers’ performance and positioning on a regular basis through meetings and conference calls.
  • Lead investment rebalancing for all TSDF’s investment portfolios.
  • Monitor the cash position(s) across all investment portfolios to ensure adequate investment funding (capital calls)
  • Assist in annual audit process by providing support to CIO and Controller.
  • Take the lead on special investment-oriented assignments.
  • Become the in-house expert in third party investment software.
  • Conduct manager due diligence on prospective investment managers.
  • Update manager account information and new account set-up.
  • Maintain, monitor and rebalance broker-managed accounts.
  • Assist in preparing materials and presentations in preparation for staff meetings; Leadership Team meetings; and Investment Committee meetings.
  • Minimum of three to five years professional business experience; previous investment experience necessary
  • Strong diplomatic and communication skills, with the ability to develop buy-in across a wide range of stakeholders; ability to develop effective working relationships with all colleagues, external constituencies, and decision makers
  • Work with and effectively manage information of a confidential nature requiring considerable discretion, judgment, tact, and diplomacy
  • Demonstrated track record in developing and utilizing organizational systems with attention to detail, accuracy, timeliness and record keeping
  • Experience with developing and maintaining budgets
  • Experience with financial modeling & forecasting
  • Analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Teamwork, self-motivation, a proactive approach to work, flexibility, and exceptional interpersonal skills are essential
  • High initiative and ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Proven ability to work independently and successfully organize, prioritize and implement multiple projects, and meet deliverables and timelines in a fast-paced work environment
  • Regularly takes initiative to recognize and anticipate problems, and clearly communicate possible solutions
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Meticulous writing and editing skills
  • Demonstrated ability to utilize technology in process improvements
  • Computer skills: Expert proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint and database entry and management as well as exporting and report generation
  • Bachelor’s degree required; business administration, finance or accounting helpful
Qualified applicants please submit the following to
  • Cover letter and resume
  • Salary requirements
  • Indicate in subject line: Finance Investment Analyst

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Deputy CIO, CalSTRS - West Sacramento, CA

Deputy Chief Investment Officer (DCIO), California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) - West Sacramento, CA
Our client, California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS), a $200 billion retirement system, is seeking a Deputy Chief Investment Officer (DCIO). Under the direction of the Chief Investment Officer, this position serves as chief executive over the Asset Class Investment Directors and has responsibility for management of the investment asset classes. The DCIO provides management for the internal and external investment portfolio, executes investment committee policies and the investment management plan, and advises the CIO on a variety of sophisticated investment portfolio management strategies. The DCIO acts on behalf of the CIO in his/her absence.
An advanced degree and CFA designation are strongly preferred. The ideal candidate will have
outstanding investment acumen, strong leadership skills, and excellent experience managing a staff of
investment professionals.

CalSTRS’ Investment Branch was recently named as one of the best places to work in money
management by Pensions & Investments magazine for the second year in a row (and the third time overall). It is the first public pension fund ever to receive this distinction. CalSTRS also was honored as winner of the Innovation in Industry Award for public pension plans over $15B in 2011 by aiCIO magazine. The desired and likely base salary range is $272,000 - $320,000 with incentive compensation of up to 80% based on performance.

To view the position specifications please click here:
To apply please send your resume to Lauren at

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Operations Analyst - South Orange County

Operations Analyst - South Orange County
Investment Management firm based in South Orange County is seeking an intelligent, highly motivated and detail oriented operations analyst to join our team. The firm manages over $4 billion in assets; trading a portfolio of fixed income products.
Job Description:
  • Daily "soft close" of NAV for 5-10 portfolios, including:
    • maintenance of our internal portfolio accounting system
    • daily cash reconciliation of principal and interest payments
    • position reconciliation to custodian/Bloomberg
    • security master maintenance
    • trade entry/processing
    • processing projected interest and principal payments
    • entering monthly client activity
    • processing daily collateral movements
    • monitor daily P&L of portfolios
  • Liaison between portfolio management group and administrator/custodian.
  • Month end close of portfolios, NAV calculation and shareholder statement processes.
  • Working with auditor throughout the year and at year end to prepare/finalize GAAP financial statements, including presentation of assets on statements and drafting notes related to recent activity or new accounting pronouncements.
  • Working with administrator on bank loan closing, utilizing Clearpar or other comparable industry tools related to bank loans.
  • Work with the Investor Relations team with client onboarding.
  • Constant process improvement; working with IT to enhance/automate operational and compliance processes.
  • Ad-hoc projects.
Desired Skills and Experience
  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or Business related field.
  • Prior fund accounting experience is a plus.
  • Superior skills in Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook.
  • Any experience with Advent/Bloomberg is a plus.
  • Ability to work with a team in a fast pace environment
Prior experience with various investment products is preferable but not a requirement; for example fixed income, repurchase agreements, futures, forwards, currencies, mortgages, options, and swaps.
Please send resume to

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Financial Engineer, Originate - Orange County

Financial Engineer, Originate - Orange County

Company Overview: 
Originate brings together world-class product managers, software engineers, and designers to create groundbreaking digital products for our partners. As a Finance Engineer at Originate, you will provide deep domain expertise and hand’s-on data analysis with our FinTech partners to develop next generation financial products and software.  You will be providing the critical, central hub between project team members, our FinTech partners, and Originate executive management. 
  • Our success is built upon our amazing team. You will work with smart, creative, and humble people that are passionate about creating products that meet customer needs and solving problems through collaboration and innovative thinking. 
  • We employ the latest innovations in technology to solve challenging problems in a variety of industries. You will be tasked with learning new skillsets required for designing and building products in rapidly changing fields, such as Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, and Virtual Reality. 
  • We believe in partnership and the power of shared outcomes. Through our Profit Sharing Program, you can share in 50% of Originate’s global profit. 
  • We offer a flexible schedule and an open vacation policy.
We seek a Financial Engineer based in Irvine to assist our efforts in building out our Quantitative Solutions efforts for our growing OC office. 
Key mandates can be summarized as follows: 
1. Provide deep financial expertise and position Originate as a domain expert when working with high-profile and sophisticated financial partners. 
2. Generate thought leadership: Build models and generate intellectual capital. 
3. Deliver (and present) customized data analyses.
Position Requirements  
  • Advanced degree required in math, engineering, statistics or related field 
  • Minimum 3 years of direct experience in quantitative role in either a financial institution or an Insurance company 
  • Prior experience with high-profile financial institutions is a plus 
  • Global experience a plus 
  • Experience in Matlab, Python, R, SQL and related data science/analytics languages required 
  • Good general investment knowledge across asset classes 
  • Knowledge of Insurance ALM Modeling, and Risk Based Capital would be plus
Personal Characteristics: 
  • Strong production and results orientation and an overall “get it done” mentality 
  • Strong background working with global organizations and building relationships with internal and external stakeholders 
  • Excellent communication skills and business acumen 
  • Able to work effectively and professionally with colleagues of all levels and disciplines and often in distributed teams.
How to apply:
Send resume to and put "Financial Engineer" in the subject line

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Portfolio Manager - Newport Beach, CA

Portfolio Manager - Newport Beach, CA

Fee-Only Wealth Management Firm                                                          
Position:  Portfolio Manager
Location:  Newport Beach, CA
Our nationally recognized multi-family office is uniquely positioned, with 100+ family clients and over $600 million under management, to provide customized financial planning and individualized investment management services.  The firm utilizes a true team approach with every client to provide comprehensive wealth and investment management services, and maintains a client to staff ratio of approximately 14 to 1.  In addition to advising on all client assets, the firm has a dedicated investment team managing client portfolios in-house, with a minimum requirement of $25 million in net worth for new clients.  The firm’s philosophy is to focus on asset allocation, indexing the core and selectively layering in actively managed funds. 
The firm seeks to add a CFA charterholder (or Level II or III Candidate) with at least five years of individual taxable and tax-deferred portfolio management experience.  The expectation is that this individual will evolve and grow with the firm with the potential to eventually become the Chief Investment Officer of the firm.  The ideal candidate will interface with current and prospective clients.
Summary of Qualifications
The ideal candidate should possess an extensive understanding of asset allocation, tax strategies, and experience with trading equity and fixed income instruments.  In addition, the candidate should have:
·        Excellent communication and analytical skills
·        Strong technical knowledge of return attribution
·        The ability to develop solutions for complex portfolios
We seek an exceptional, investment-focused individual with a curious mind, an enthusiasm for learning, excellent social skills, a genuine service orientation, who is a strong team player, comfortable working in a collaborative environment and interfacing with wealthy clients. 
Responsibilities in the first year include:
  • Executing mutual fund, stock and bond trades
  • Assisting in managing and enhancing current strategies with a role in any new strategy development
  • Identifying and performing due diligence on alternative investments
  • Performance attribution analysis
  • Writing economic and market analysis and summaries
  • Meeting with clients to review portfolio strategy and performance
  • Maintaining targeted allocation over time through periodic rebalancing
  • Initial salary based on experience and credentials.  
  • Significant long-term upside compensation potential.
  • Benefits include: disability and health insurance, and 401(k) and profit sharing plan.
  • Fantastic working environment and location.  
References and credit will be checked.
Please send cover letter, resume, and references to


Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Trading Analyst - Irvine

Trading Analyst - Irvine
The Trading Analyst will be responsible for supporting the Portfolio Management and Client Services teams with tasks such as creating exhibits/pitchbooks, reviewing client and prospective client portfolios, and managing the firm's portfolio accounting system. The Trade Analyst will prepare daily and weekly reports for the Investment Committee to track various fundamental and technical indicators as well as learning and becoming involved in the investment decision process.
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Analytical thinker
  • High level of proficiency in Excel
  • Understanding of economic concepts
  • Computer programming experience is a positive but not required (Python, Java, VBA, MATLAB, etc.)
  • Bachelor degree in related field preferred (Finance, Business or Economics)
  • Series 65 is preferred
SALARY   $50,000
To apply, please send your resume to:
Patrick Fresch
Willis Consulting Inc.

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