Thursday, May 19, 2016

Chief Investment Officer, Portfolio Manager - Southern CA

Chief Investment Officer, Portfolio Manager - Southern CA
 
Role: Chief Investment Officer - Portfolio Manager
Focus: Portfolio Manager/ Management
Experience: 5+ years
Location: Southern CA

Job Description:  Manage Portfolio, Investor and Institutional relationships for a local RIA that has Local and National Distribution through one of the country's largest Broker Dealer's via 10,000 reps.

Salary range: 125K - 200K + Bonus + Equity Potential

Please forward resumes to:
Joe Powers, jpowers@mrainc.org
Tel: 508-429-3643

Monday, April 25, 2016

Investment Writer - Washington DC area

Investment Writer (553-18) - Washington DC area

COMPENSATION:  Competitive salary and benefits

SUMMARY:  The Investment Writer is an integral member of the Portfolio Analysis and Communications Team, which serves as the in-house brand ambassador, responsible for creating a wide range of specialized internal and external content. The position will primarily be responsible for using proprietary research, attribution reports, internal reporting, and other analytics to create recurring written commentary, high-quality responses to complex ad hoc client requests, and other value-added communications. Additionally, the Investment Writer ensures all material is consistent with brand standards and effectively conveys accurate, accessible and compelling information.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Develop and refine regular written commentary for clients across a variety of topics, including strategy or portfolio company updates, investment results highlights, and macroeconomic views
Provide editorial support for newly created or updated marketing collateral and assist with the development of compelling visual messages
Respond to ad hoc attribution and commentary requests in a timely and accurate manner
Work with firm’s Compliance Team to ensure materials uphold regulatory requirements and firm guidelines

REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelor’s degree is required
7+ years of relevant experience, preferably within the investment management industry
Experienced writer with strong investment knowledge
Resourceful with inherent analytical and problem solving abilities
Meticulous attention to detail and quality control
A keen eye for consistency and strong proofreading skills
Strong organizational and communication skills
Proficient with investment performance statistics and able to translate financial information into clear and concise written insights
Demonstrated ability to formulate and convey a differentiated story
Ability to prioritize, multitask, and deliver multiple projects against critical deadlines
Responds well to direction; can work independently and in a team environment
Ability to build relationships with various constituencies throughout the firm
Experience with FactSet Portfolio Analytics a plus, but not required

If you are interested in this opening, please email your resume as an MS Word attachment to:
Marci Tsiribas
BCI - Financial Services Recruiting
marci@brokerageconsultants.com

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Portfolio Compliance Analyst, PIMCO - Newport Beach

Portfolio Compliance Analyst, PIMCO - Newport Beach

Position Description

Portfolio Compliance oversees guideline compliance for over 2,000 separate accounts and offshore funds on a post-trade basis, which includes an independent compliance verification. We perform holdings-level analysis to detect any guideline breaches in client portfolios and monitor all outstanding compliance issues from time of breach through resolution. In performing our array of compliance functions, Portfolio Compliance works closely with departments across the firm, including Account Management, Portfolio Management, Product Management, and Business Management. At its core, Portfolio Compliance monitors guideline compliance in order to manage and mitigate risk to both our clients and the firm.

The Portfolio Compliance Analyst position is a challenging and multifaceted role where responsibilities include analyzing account transactions and portfolio holdings in order to conduct a full compliance verification for all separate accounts and offshore mutual funds. Position requires research of potential compliance issues, client reporting, and working with Account and Portfolio Management in an effort to resolve outstanding violations. The role also includes participation in various ad hoc projects, such as process developments and improvements, scenario analysis, and technology testing. The position affords the opportunity to work in a fast-paced, dynamic, and challenging workplace with highly motivated and intelligent professionals.
 
Position Requirements

• An undergraduate degree in Finance, Economics, or Accounting is required for this role.
• Two years of general fixed income/compliance experience is desired.
• Possess strong analytical ability and excellent attention to detail.
• Effective verbal and written communication skills, ability to work in a team environment, and capable of managing multiple tasks with tight time deadlines.
• Problem solving and decision making skills are essential.
• Strong knowledge of MS Excel required (formulas and functions).
• Experience using MS Access, BusinessObjects, MS Excel VBA, and Bloomberg a plus.
• CFA designation or active status in the CFA program is a plus.
• If not already completed during the initial interview process, must score a 90% or better on the Compliance Assessment and MS Excel test.

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

• Flourish in a challenging, fast-paced, professional environment with frequent shifts in priorities as business needs dictate.
• Maintaining a strong commitment to quality and attention to detail; ensuring that the work product is delivered completed, accurately and on time.
• Have a strong sense of honesty and integrity.
• Maintain a professional demeanor in both routine and highly charged environments; adapt responses appropriately to each situation.
• Desire to contribute to and grow with the organization through a variety of developmental assignments.
• Display a sense of teamwork and foster a learning environment.

PIMCO is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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.
 
Please apply through the following link:
 

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Occassional Mizuho job postings - U.S.

Mizuho seems to be expanding in the U.S.
One can check here for occasional job postings:
https://mizuho.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/mizuhoamericas

Director, Investment Div, The Irvine Co - Newport Beach, CA

Director, Investment Division, The Irvine Company, LLC-Newport Beach, CA
 
Company
Irvine Company® is a diversified, privately held real-estate investment company and master-planner—highly respected for its stewardship and master planning of The Irvine Ranch® in Orange County, Calif. With operations throughout coastal California, Irvine Company plans and brings to life balanced, sustainable communities with a full range of housing, job and retail centers, schools, recreation, and permanently preserved open space. Irvine Company is committed to long-term ownership and management of a high-quality portfolio—the breadth and quality of which is unmatched in the industry—with each individual property positioned at the top of its class.
 
As a steward of some of America’s most beautiful and scientifically important open space and parklands, the company has donated nearly 60 percent of the historic 93,000-acre Irvine Ranch in Orange County—57,000 acres—to permanently preserve these lands. The U.S. Department of Interior and the State of California have designated these parklands as “Natural Landmarks,” one of the most prestigious land preservation designations. The privately held, diversified company traces its roots to the 1860s with the formation of The Irvine Ranch® from Mexican and Spanish land grants.
 
Job Description
The Director position is part of the Company’s fast-paced Investment Division. Activities include evaluating various equity and fixed income investment opportunities, performing general market research and summarizing observations, writing investment recommendations for senior management, interacting with portfolio management & accounting software, producing daily, weekly, and quarterly investment reports, and monitoring a select portfolio of companies for potential investment, including credit analysis, equity valuation, business segment research, and maintaining in-depth knowledge of micro and macroeconomic trends impacting portfolio companies.
  • Analyze potential investment opportunities and perform credit analysis and equity valuation
  • Maintain and update investment portfolio reporting systems and models 
  • Produce daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly reports 
  • Respond to time-sensitive special projects
  • Maintain daily compliance procedures
  • Independently research, analyze and value companies to provide investment recommendations
  • Perform general market research & analysis
  • Analyze alternative investments as required
  • Summarize results and present conclusions with proficient technical writing
  • Prepare presentations for investment committee and board of directors meetings
  • Maintain portfolio management/accounting software 
 
Qualifications
  • 5-10 years of experience in investment related field is required
  • CFA strongly preferred, MBA a plus 
  • Strong financial modeling skills are required
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel is essential; VBA programming skills preferred
  • Proficiency in at least one programming language is preferred
  • Strong knowledge of Bloomberg is helpful
  • Strong writing, quantitative and communication skills are required
  • Ability to work well in fast-paced team environment is required
  • Must be highly motivated and able to solve problems independently
  • Strong proficiency in investment concepts and terminology required
To apply directly, please use the following link (Job Req# 22160) http://bit.ly/1Y18oeE or visit us at https://www.irvinecompany.com/careers

Monday, March 28, 2016

Real Estate Fin Analyst, Sabra REIT - Irvine, CA

Real Estate Financial Analyst, Sabra Health Care REIT - Irvine, CA

Company
Sabra Health Care REIT, Inc., is a self-administered, self-managed health care real estate investment trust (“REIT”) that invests in the United State and Canada.  As of December 31, 2015, our investment portfolio consisted of 180 real estate properties held for investment (consisting of (i) 103 Skilled Nursing/Transitional Care facilities, (ii) 75 Senior Housing facilities, and (iii) two Acute Care Hospitals), 17 investments in loans receivable (consisting of (i) eight mortgage loans, (ii) three construction loans, (iii) two mezzanine loans, (iv) three pre-development loans and (v) one debtor-in-possession loan ("DIP Loan")), and 10 preferred equity investments. Included in the 180 real estate properties held for investment are two 100% owned Senior Housing facilities leased through RIDEA-compliant structures. As of December 31, 2015, our real estate properties held for investment had a total of 18,349 beds/units, spread across the United States and Canada.
 
Job Duties
  • Refine, improve and own financial projection model and processes for managing and reporting projections to management, BOD and outside stakeholders
  • Analyze and understand research analyst reports and models and prepare comparisons to the Company’s projections
  • Perform various quarterly, monthly and ad-hoc financial analyses as directed by the CEO, CFO and Sr. VP of Finance
  • Assist in preparation of information for quarterly earnings calls and roadshows
  • Perform comprehensive and in-depth company and industry research including peer benchmarking
  • Prepare and drive content of presentation materials, including board presentations, lender and investor presentations
  • Perform various investor relations functions, including preparation of press releases and managing of online investor relations content
·         Work closely with asset management and acquisitions departments staff in coordination of duties.
 
Required Skills
·         Bachelor’s degree in business-related field (e.g., finance, accounting, etc.); MBA or CFA a plus
·         REIT experience a plus
·         Banking experience in Associate or Analyst role a plus
·         Strong financial modeling skills
·         Strong quantitative/analytical skills and attention to detail
·         Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite required, SAP Business Objects and MRI a plus)
·         Strong understanding of financial concepts (IRR, NPV, etc.)
·         Strategic and creative thinking; distinguished written and oral communications skills
·         Assertiveness, initiative, leadership, strong work ethic, team focus
·         Ability to meet tight timeframes and deadlines while working independently with little supervision
·         Ability to learn quickly and take on new responsibilities
 
To apply, or for inquiry, contact
Michael Costa
Senior Vice President – Finance and Controller

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Financial Planning Admin Assist - Irvine, CA

Financial Planning Administrative Assistant (experience REQ) - Irvine, CA

WealthWise Financial Services is a full-service wealth management organization offering securities and financial planning through LPL Financial. We are a fast-paced and growing organization that prides itself on customer service and the quality of our employees.

Areas of Responsibility
•Screen calls, visitors, emails to effectively prioritize workflow for the Advisor.
•Provides assistance in the day-to-day processing of client paperwork and transaction processing. This includes checking paperwork for completeness and accuracy and opening client accounts.
•Schedule and maintain calendar for client meetings, conference calls, and other events.
•Independently researches, prioritizes, and follow up on multiple incoming issues and concerns addressed to the Advisor, including those of a sensitive and/or confidential nature; determines the appropriate course of action, and/or response.
•Manages communication flow from Advisor to internal and external parties. Represents and manages (on behalf of the Advisor) key external relationships with regard to clients, vendors, partners and other business associates.
•Collaborate with team members to create smooth work flow and meet deadlines.
•Organizes and maintains required compliance files, keeps prospectuses and paperwork up-to-date.
•Researches information, resolves any outstanding client, transaction or paperwork issues.
•Provides administrative support, including assistance in composing and editing routine and advanced correspondence including letters, presentations, memoranda, and reports. Prepares documents, account paperwork and reports for client meetings.
•Participates in meetings as requested to take meeting notes, future planning, distribution and follow-up.
•Assists with special projects as requested including tasks related to Excel.
Education & Experience Requirements
•Bachelor's degree is preferred
•Minimum 4 years experience working as an administrative assistant to a financial advisor or planner is preferred
•Must have prior experience working in the financial services industry


Knowledge, Skill and Ability Requirements
•A high level of professionalism and an appreciation for the confidentiality and sensitivity of information received and handled.
•Knowledge of general office procedures
•High level of proficiency with all MS Office applications including: Word, Excel and Outlook, as well as Act. Must have the ability to navigate easily through Internet-based systems


Position Type: Full Time
Job Function: Administrative

Qualifications: You must have excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, accuracy, interpersonal skills, ability to use personal computer for word processing, experience working with social media, and professional image and demeanor.
Job Description:
Perform operational tasks, and assist on daily activities. We seek experience in areas such as:

·   Ability to work under high demands and expectations
·   Ability to be pro-active and independently prioritize and organize
·   Excellent oral and written communication skills
·   A high level of professionalism

Required experience:  Administrative Assistant to Financial Adviser: 4 years
To apply: Please send resume to letitiab@wealthwisefinancial.com

Market Risk Manager / Technologist (C#,Java) at Hedge Fund - Los Angeles

Market Risk Manager / Technologist (C#,Java) at Hedge Fund - Los Angeles

  • Competitive
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Analytic Recruiting Inc.   
A West Coast Hedge Fund is seeking an experienced market risk team lead to join their risk technology team covering fixed income, credit derivatives and equity (i.e. Structured Credit, Loans, Emerging Markets, CLO’s, CDO’s, Credit Derivatives, Futures and Options).
Responsibilities will include hands-on management of a small team in creation of analytical tools and libraries and enhancement of VaR models and risk management framework/methodologies. High visibility in communicating with risk managers. Candidates must have 5-7 years of relevant risk technology experience and a degree in a software discipline such as Computer Science or Engineering. Strong quantitative and C# /Java programming skills are required; any additional Database Skills are also preferred.  Any additional experience with Convertible Bonds and related derivatives is also a plus. This position offers a base salary, competitive bonus and a comprehensive benefits package. Opportunity for career advancement.
 
Keywords: Market Risk Manager, Risk Technology, Convertible Bonds, Hedge Fund, Global Macro, Database, Performance Attribution, VaR, Volatility, Correlation, Credit Derivatives
 
Refer to Job #21008 - EFC and email MS Word attached resume to Jim Geiger, jeg@analyticrecruiting.com

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Advisor Service Assoc, NFP – Aliso Viejo

Advisor Service Associate, NFP – Aliso Viejo
RETIREMENT PLAN ADVISORY GROUP
Retirement Plan Advisory Group, a wholly-owned subsidiary of National Financial Partners is the premier practice management platform of systems, technology, training and support for qualified and non-qualified advisors in the U.S. with more than $150 billion in assets under influence. Core practice areas include investment due diligence, RFPs & fee benchmarkings, fiduciary compliance, intensive training, sales and marketing resources and business consulting. For more information, visit www.rpag.com
 
POSITION: Advisor Service Associate
This is a client service role responsible for conducting practice management assessments of our clients (who are corporate retirement consultants). Responsibilities include conducting client meetings (via phone and/or webex) where you’ll analyze their utilization of our software and then you’ll instruct them accordingly.  Your goal is to train them in using our software to effectively create reports and present them to their clientele.
Strong communication skills are a must, as the role includes building and maintaining working relationships with team members, vendors and other departments throughout the organization. Familiarity with customer service is preferred.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: To perform this job successfully, individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
  • Familiarity with corporate retirement industry terminology, products and services
  • Ability to provide instruction via phone or webex
  • Confidence to follow-up with individuals to assess their progress with utilization of the software
  • Use good judgment in assessing growth (or lack thereof) of our clients’ practices
  • Strong communication skills when working with peers, senior management, team members and vendors
  • Commitment to culture requires a demonstration of professionalism, attendance, accountability, customer/client focus, and teamwork
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND/OR ABILITIES:
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of accuracy in a fast-paced environment is a must
  • Must be able to track your client progress from identifying low utilization of our software all the way through acceptable or high utilization
  • Individual must possess good analytical, problem solving, and communication skills, both verbal and written
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBLITIES:  None
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Experience working in corporate retirement industry a plus
PHYSICAL DEMAND: 
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Ability to sit at a computer for long periods of time.
WORKING CONDITIONS:  Climate controlled office environment.
NOTE:  The information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Please send resume to veronica.lee@nfp.com

Friday, March 4, 2016

Miscellaneous - So Cal

Operations Manager- West Los Angeles
We seek a bright, motivated, team-oriented professional to join our team.  The Operations Manager will manage the operations team and department of a growing investment advisory firm.  
Manage a team of 8 located in the Los Angeles and Newport Beach offices, recruit, train, monitor and evaluate performance of team members, actively coach and develop the team and encourage creativity in support of company objectives, supervise all functions in the department including opening new accounts, account administration, reconciliation, trade settlements, preparation and delivery of client reports, proxy administration and document management, take a lead role in the successful migration to new accounting and OMS systems. Bachelor’s degree, minimum of 8-10 years of investment operations experience in equities and fixed income securities, tested and proven management skills. Working knowledge of Salesforce, Charles River Development and Advent products such as APX, Moxy, Geneva, Dataport and SS&C’s RECON, advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Access preferred.
 
Analyst – Costa Mesa
We seek an experienced, intellectually curious, motivated, analytical, detail-oriented candidate with an entrepreneurial spirit to join a Wealth Management Firm serving the high net worth marketplace.  The Analyst will work in a fast paced environment and will be exposed to all areas of the business.  There is great opportunity for growth from this position.  Duties may include, but are not limited to: analyzing prospects’ investments to understand risk exposures, asset allocations, holdings, performance and expenses.  Participating in the development of recommendations for the prospect. Maintaining the firm’s asset allocation models, providing due diligence and oversight on investment managers and strategies, assisting with trading and trade reconciliation.  Bachelor’s degree, preferably with a major in Finance, Business Administration or Accounting. Minimum of 2 years of experience with a financial firm.
Accurate and detail-oriented, ability to manage multiple time critical projects, excellent verbal and written communication skills, advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint, working knowledge of Morningstar, Schwab and Fidelity processes and technology preferred, capable of working autonomously and/or collaboratively. Great attitude, intelligence, ambition and take-control personality.
 
Compliance Administrator – Los Angeles
Assist with the general supervision and direction of the firm’s compliance program, with a focus on the firm’s regulatory obligations, as well as provide administration services as part of the oversight of the firm’s compliance policies and procedures.  Compliance review of marketing and client reporting material, update and maintain compliance calendar, tracking client and regulatory deliverables, review and document code of ethics submissions for compliance with internal policies, documentation and administration for account onboard requirements, ability to review pre trade and overnight compliance test results, oversight and administration of firms data retention program and procedures, keep abreast of regulatory and compliance updates that affect the firms, Form ADV- Coordinate department review prior to filing annual amendment, conduct quarterly review and coordinate amendments as needed, Section 13 filing requirements - (13F, 13D and 13G), NFA/CFTC Filings – annual questionnaire, firm amendments , State Notice Filing requirements, review of mutual fund reporting requirements, administration of registration requirements in foreign jurisdictions as needed, administration of proxy voting for new accounts and ongoing vote reporting, Administration of client specific compliance checklists, administration of partnership offering documents and distribution log, administration of GIPS compliant performance composite descriptions and updates.  Experience Two years’ investment industry compliance/regulatory experience desired, 4 year college degree, Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, PowerPoint.  Demonstrated knowledge of financial industry terminology desired.
 
Fund Accountant – West Los Angeles
The candidate will be responsible for all aspects of day-to-day accounting for multiple Capital Market and Private Equity Funds. Major responsibilities include, reviewing the month-end closing workbooks prepared by the administrator, monitor and review all fund related expenses and accruals, addressing client requests, preparing valuations/pricing, statement of cash flows and IRR returns, reviewing management fee and incentive/carry fee calculations, reviewing financial statements, planning and executing capital calls and distributions, set up new funds and Separately Managed accounts, assist the administrator with proper posting of investment related activity, and work on ad-hoc and year-end projects. The candidate will serve as a liaison between Accounting team, Portfolio teams, Custodians, Administrators, Auditors, and Third-party vendors. 5+ years of related experience in asset management/fund accounting, Bachelor’s degree in accounting.
 
Client Services Associate – West Los Angeles
Responsibilities Include:  support the client services initiatives of the firm, assist in the development and preparation of marketing materials to support client service and marketing efforts such as pitchbooks, executive summaries, investor reports and RFPs, assist in preparation for investor and prospective investor meetings, maintain the firm’s CRM database, act as first point of contact for clients and prospective clients and respond to investor inquiries, provide exceptional customer service to clients and prospective clients, assist with investor subscription activity in accordance with the fund’s offering documents, maintain distribution information for various forms and materials, work with internal groups such as accounting, operations, legal and compliance as needed, various administrative tasks such as answering phone calls and preparing food orders.  Bachelor’s degree, Experience in investor services or related field (financial services/fund administration, corporate communications, portfolio management, or securities analysis) and a familiarity with the workings of the capital markets. MS Office experience including PowerPoint, Excel, and Word.
 
Please note, when an offer is extended it is pending a background check. This includes: professional references, educational verifications, salary verification, employment dates verification, credit, criminal and drug.
Interested candidates, please send resume to jobs@westcoastfinancialjobs.com
 
 
 
 
 

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Sr Investment Consultant - SoCal (preferably OC or SD)

Senior Investment Consultant - Southern California (preferably Orange County or San Diego)

Position Title: Senior Investment Consultant
Private Client Group
Location: Southern California (preferably Orange County or San Diego)

This is for an established, dynamic investment management firm with regional offices across the country. They invest globally for a nationwide client base of high net worth individuals offering a complete range of financial services to a diversified group of clients and advisors. The focus is on sound personalized investment advice coupled with superior service to satisfy client relationships. The talent and passion of our people is critical to success, together with the common set of values rooted in integrity and excellence.

The Senior Investment Consultant role within the Private Client Group is a high level sales position for financial professionals with extensive industry success. The primary function of these top-caliber individuals is to expand and deepen the network of advisors referring clients and to communicate and meet high net worth investors who have expressed an interest in our investment services. Performance in the role is based on the acquisition of new assets under management. The firm will only consider top talent for this senior level opportunity. They are seeking individuals whose background demonstrates financial selling success and strives to build a referral network of broker/dealer advisors, attorney’s and CPA’s, to get in front of the client and to close the sale. The firm will only be bringing on those who have the long term ambitions.

Incentives:
· Extremely generous compensation plan
· Lucrative commission and bonus structure
· Excellent benefits package, including medical, dental, and life
· 401k program with firm contribution

Qualifications for the role:
· Minimum five years of professional individual financial sales success, specifically in the High Net Worth or sophisticated products area
· MBA and/or CFA required
· Prior success in the HNW or UHNW market
· Clean U-4 and CRD
· Phenomenal communication skills
· Self-motivated and self-disciplined
· Highly competitive and goal-oriented
· A focus on sales and new business development
· Strategic thinker, able to assess and recommend a course of action

This position requires extensive knowledge of portfolio management, including knowledge of investment techniques, asset allocation, research and/or trading, capital market behaviors, and financial instruments generally acquired through years of investment experience. This includes a broad knowledge of financial planning, investment and/or HNW economic issues (aka “continual learner”) and the ability to apply principal techniques of portfolio management, along with excellent communication skills to effectively interface with clients, advisors, and investment colleagues.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The firm develops “partnering” relationships with accounting firms, estate planning firms and various broker/dealer advisors with the objective of providing the highest level of investment management services to their clients. Responsibilities require entrepreneurial energy and initiative and will include:
· Developing and implementing programs designed to increase the quality and quantity of accounting, law firms and advisors referring clients.
· Acting in a leadership role and as technical resource for advisors
· Ensuring that advisors are kept abreast of firm and industry developments
· Ensuring that the transition from the sales process to portfolio management is smooth and accurate
· Facilitating the new accounts and account transfer process
· Handling advisor and client communication
· Preparing client presentations
· Communicating regularly with advisors to ensure that products and services are meeting their needs, expectations and specifications
· Facilitate and conduct individual meetings and presentations in your territory
· Bring in new assets to the firm using a highly professional consultative sales approach
· Operate and represent the firm with the highest level of integrity and work ethic

To apply contact: Katie Brever Vice President
612-294-8466
kbrever@hirenomics.com

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Investment Analyst, San Manuel Band of Mission Indians (SMBMI) Investment portfolio - Highland, CA

Investment Analyst, San Manuel Band of Mission Indians (SMBMI) - Highland, CA

Job Title:           Investment Analyst
Department:   Investment Strategies
Reports to:     Chief Investment Officer
FLSA Status:  Exempt

Summary

Under the administrative and technical direction of the Chief Investment Officer the Investment Analyst reviews, analyzes, and assists in monitoring the administrations and management of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians (SMBMI) Investment portfolio.  The work involves activities such as evaluating and monitoring external investment managers, evaluating Request for Proposal responses, conducting due diligence on existing and prospective investment managers, assisting in preparation of reports to the Investment Board.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
·         Monitors external investment managers for adherence to investment strategy and guidelines.
·         Reviews capital markets and economic trends as they relate to the management of the investment portfolios and makes recommendations to enhance the investment program.
·         Assists in conducting due diligence on prospective external investment managers.
·         Assists in the use and development of robust quantitative analytical tools using Morningstar or Bloomberg systems.  Develops and improves reporting capability of investment funds and portfolio.
·         Assists in establishing investment guidelines, policies and procedures, development of performance measurement criteria and standards for external investment managers.
·         Prepares quarterly investment performance and manager booklet and conducts risk assessment of external managers.
·         Prepares various presentations for Investment Committee meetings, as well as other communications pieces, as necessary.
·         Assists in conducting asset allocation reviews and makes recommendations for portfolio rebalancing.
·         Performs research regarding industry standards, best practices and makes recommendations for operational improvements.
·         The Investment Analyst will also perform other related duties and special projects involving spreadsheets or other web based research as assigned.
·         Special projects as needed in conjunction with company priorities.

Core Competencies      
·         Adaptability/Flexibility- Adapts to change, is open to new ideas, willingly takes on new responsibilities, handles pressure, and adjusts plans to meet departmental/business enterprise needs.
·         CommunicationCommunicates well both verbally and in writing.  Creates accurate and punctual reports, demonstrates good listening skills.  Demonstrates behavior that is welcoming, friendly, open and approachable.
·         Decision Making/JudgmentRecognizes problems and responds appropriately. Systematically gathers information, sorts through complex issues and seeks input from others. Addresses root cause of issues and makes timely decisions.  Ability to make difficult decisions. Communicates decisions to all appropriate personnel/departments/business enterprises.
·         Dependability Meets commitments, deadlines, and works independently, completes all assignments or job tasks without management follow up, and accepts accountability for results.
·         Initiative- Independently identified problems and takes independent action to successfully resolve issues.  Willingly seeks out new or additional responsibilities.  Acts on opportunities to improve overall operations.  Generates new ideas.
·         Job Knowledge- Demonstrates the necessary management, administrative, professional and/or technical skills to meet or exceed position expectations. Uses common sense approach to completing tasks and meeting deadlines. Keeps job knowledge current, is in command of all critical issues that develop day-to-day on the job.  Seeks to increase job knowledge and value to organization.
·         Personal Organization-Keeps information organized and accessible.  Maintains a clean and functional work space.  Works systematically and efficiently while managing time well and ensuring all critical commitments are addressed.
·         Critical Thinking (problem solving) – Breaks down problems into smaller components, understanding underlying issues.  Ability to simplify and process complex issues, and understand the difference between critical details and unimportant facts.  Focuses attention on the primary source or cause of a problem.  Demonstrates the ability to identify and successfully resolve issues before they become significant problems.
·         Results Focus - Targets and achieves results by setting challenging goals, prioritizing tasks and overcoming obstacles.  Accepts accountability for results achieved and sets team standards and responsibilities.  Provides direction, leadership and motivation. 
·         Quality Service - Ability to handles internal/external customer questions, concerns and complaints effectively and communicates positively.  Consistently maintain a pleasant, approachable, professional image.

Education/Experience
·         Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university preferably in Finance or Accounting required. 
·         Three years assisting in the administration of an institutional investment portfolio.
·         Equivalent combination of education and progressive, relevant and direct experience may be considered in lieu of educational requirement.
·         Familiarity with Tribal governments highly desirable.
·         Strong computer skills, including Microsoft’s Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, and Word) and the ability to learn and efficiently use web-based research systems (such as Bloomberg, Morningstar) are required.
·         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.
·         Strong critical thinking skills, a high degree of intellectual curiosity, and a desire to take on greater responsibilities and leadership are all required to be a successful member of the Investment Strategies team.
·         Must have the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines for short, long and ad-hoc assignments.
·         Must have a commitment to exceptional quality, have the highest ethical standards, and have the vision to enhance and further develop SMBMI’s portfolio.

Certificates/Licenses/Registrations
·         CFA Charter holder or CFA Candidate highly desirable.
·         Must undergo and successfully pass a thorough pre-employment background investigation including criminal, credit, education, verification of work history and professional references.
 

Physical Requirements/ Working Conditions – Environment
The physical demands and working environment described here are representative of those that an employee encounters and must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 

·         Primary work environment is in a climate-controlled office setting.  
·         Must be able to work in a fast paced, high demand environment.
·         Must be able to work on a computer for extensive amounts of time on a daily basis.
·         Hearing sufficient to hear conversational levels in person and over the telephone.
·         Speech sufficient to make oneself heard and understood in person, in front of groups, in meetings, and over the telephone.
·         Visual acuity to determine the accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of the work assigned, or to make general observations of facilities, guests and employees.
·         Strength sufficient to frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds below or at waist level and occasionally lift; move or carry objects over 40 pounds below and at waist level with assistance.
·         Mobility sufficient to safely move in an office environment; walk, stoop, bend, kneel, enter and exit.
·         Endurance sufficient to maintain efficiency throughout the entire work shift and during extended work hours.
San Manuel Band of Mission Indians and San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Apply directly to:
Robert Tager
Senior Business Partner, Talent Acquisition
San Manuel Band of Mission Indians
27995 Highland Avenue, #100
Highland, CA  92346