Friday, May 4, 2018

Analyst, Systematic Equity, Allianz - San Diego


Analyst, Systematic Equity, Allianz Global Investors - San Diego, CA

Division AllianzGI U.S. LLC
Department/Function Systematic Equity
Corporate Title N/A
Functional Title Analyst
Reporting To (solid / dotted line) Managing Director, Portfolio Manager
Direct Reports N/A
Location San Diego
Position Summary This position is responsible for quantitative research and communicate to clients and prospects on the team’s investment philosophy and processes and how it can add value in their portfolios.
Role & Responsibilities (duties and essential job functions) Quantitative Research across the platform focused on small cap and emerging market equities
• Research will focus towards machine learning and big data
• Analysis of performance
• Analysis of performance and presentation of products and results to clients
• Present to clients and prospects (across all channels) in different countries our investment strategies and the philosophy and process.
Experience / Knowledge Qualifications and Skills (required, preferred; technical, functional skills) Required:
• BS in Finance, Accounting, Economics or Financial Engineering or smiliar field
• CFA or currently in CFA progression with a minimum of 2-5 years experience in the financial industry, with a focus on research
• Strong programming skills (SAS, Python, Matlab, etc).
• Demonstrated experience with handling big data
• Eloquency and high proficiency in English; strong communication skills required
• Excellent presentation skills
• Extremely hard working with high integrity
• Strong organizational skills and ability to work well in a demanding team-centered environment
Contact Kim Van Fleet, AVP, Human Resources/ kim.vanfleet@allianzgi.com 

Allianz Global Investors is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, veteran status, national origin or disability. Allianz Global Investors hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled.

Equity Research Intern, Roth Capital Partners - Newport Beach, CA

Equity Research Intern, Roth Capital Partners - Newport Beach, CA
Equity Research – Intern
Sector: Industrials
We seek a current student or recent graduate to join our team as an Equity Research Intern. The internship has the potential for a full-time position. Our Industrials practice primarily focuses on the automotive, construction equipment, and general industry markets.
This position is available immediately. If you are interested, please send a cover letter and resume to Bradley Noss, bnoss@roth.com.
Application Requirements
·         Ability to work minimum of 20 hours per week; 40 hours per week is preferred.
·         Must be able to demonstrate interest in stock/investment analysis.
Job Description
·         Sell-side equity research at a boutique investment bank.
·         Maintain market intelligence system and provide ongoing monitoring of the Industrials industry.
·         Examine market data to identify and analyze current industry trends and provide ongoing findings.
·         Assist with research for reports and notes on companies for distribution to institutional clients.
·         Conduct primary research.
·         Develop financial models and conduct financial statement analysis to evaluate historical information and generate earnings forecasts.
·         Pays minimum wage.
 
Qualifications
·         Bachelor degree (in progress if undergraduate student).
·         Superior quantitative, analytical, and writing skills.
·         Capacity to quickly analyze 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.
To apply: Please contact Bradley Noss, Equity Research Associate at bnoss@roth.com

 

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Portfolio Admin, Canterbury Consulting - Newport Beach, CA

 
Portfolio Administrator, Canterbury Consulting - Newport Beach, CA
Description:
About Canterbury Consulting
Canterbury Consulting, Inc. ("Canterbury") is a 55+-person professional services firm that provides investment advice to a broad set of clients with net assets ranging from $10M to $2B. Clients are both tax-exempt - public and private foundations, endowments and pension plans - and taxable - corporate plans and high net worth and ultra-high net worth individuals and families - and invest in both traditional assets such as public equities and bonds...
Type: Full-Time
 
Compensation: $60,000 - $70,000 per year

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Investment Analyst, Family Office - Denver

Investment Analyst, Private Family Office - Denver, CO

The Investment Analyst will support the Private Family Office in evaluating various investment opportunities for family members, developing, maintaining, and publishing various customized reports for family members, coordinating amount consultants, service providers and family member staff to facilitate and support the investment activities of family members, and help complete ad hoc projects that may involve a variety of areas including tax, accounting, legal and operations.  The position is located in Denver.

Key Responsibilities:

       Assist in completing detailed financial analysis on potential investment opportunities:
o   Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) analysis including pro forma valuation exercises
o   Review of corporate financial statements (balance sheet, income statement, cash flow statement, etc.)
o   Review of capital stack (debt and equity holders, share price analysis, etc.)
o   Evaluation and review of subscription documents and LP agreements (for fund investments)
       Support investment due diligence activities by coordinating:
o   Background investigations on potential partners (credit runs, criminal checks, reference calls, etc.)
o   Legal review – work with internal and/or external counsel to facilitate the legal review and execution of various contracts (purchase and sale, operating agreements, etc.)
o   Accounting support – work with internal staff and potentially local family staff to set up various accounts, ensure the completion of investment subscription documents, and coordinate the timing of wires.
       Support the execution of family member investments by coordinating across internal teams
– operations, accounting, legal, tax, property management – and/or across external consultants, as relevant.
       Assist the team with subject matter research as it relates to specific family member requests, investment/business activities, and special projects.
       Coordinate with staff, and/or external service providers in the development, improvement, implementation and timely dissemination of various investment, financial, and/or impact exposure reports to the family members.
       Synthesize complex investment and accounting data from various sources into customized presentations for family members, each of whom have varying degrees of investment knowledge and interest. 
       Assist with the development and maintenance of family members’ cash flow forecast models.
       Help maintain, update, and disseminate family member “Activity Reports” – a summary of open projects and deliverables for each family member.
       Help the team prepare for regular in‐person meetings or phone calls with family members to discuss portfolio strategy, investment activity, planning, requests, and current issues.
       Be prepared to professionally communicate with family members both proactively and reactively as appropriate, in order to ensure a high‐quality standard of service and support.

Required Skills and Experience:
       Bachelor’s degree. Progress towards or plans to pursue an advanced degree in Finance or
Business (such as an MBA), or professional investment certification (CFA, CAIA, CFP) a plus.
       Familiarity across investment asset classes. Understanding of ESG / Impact investing strategies a plus.
       Basic understanding of legal and accounting terms as related to investments. 
       Experience with financial modeling using Microsoft Excel and other tools required. High level of proficiency with common technology tools (Microsoft). Familiarity with investment software a plus (Tamale, Advent, etc.).
       5+ years’ work experience in an investment or financial‐related field.
       Highly organized and self‐motivated. Ability to remain accessible and responsive beyond business hours. Some travel required.
       Ability to adapt to a rapidly changing environment, including reprioritization or reassignment of responsibilities.
       Professional demeanor with demonstrated ability to maintain discretion in dealing with highly confidential information. Able to professionally represent the family to outsiders (vendors, consultants, investment partners, etc.).
Please contact Jeff Beilstein at jbeilstein@tennisongrp.com with you resume for consideration.

Capital Mkts Analyst, loanDepot – Foothill Ranch

Capital Markets Analyst, loanDepot, LLC – Foothill Ranch, CA
 
Job Description:
loanDepot, America's lender, matches borrowers through technology and high-touch customer care with the credit they need to fuel their lives. While there are many loan-touch career opportunities within loanDepot, we could not take care of our employees, nor our customers, without the amazing support of our corporate teams. From HR & Marketing to Finance & Compliance, #TeamloanDepot is always searching for the best talent out there. With over $100 billion in funded loans since inception, the evolution & enthusiasm is not slowing down anytime soon. Come join us.
loanDepot — We are America’s Lender.
Position Summary:
loanDepot is looking for a Capital Markets Analyst with an aptitude for working cross-functionally while working with multiple operational groups and various Capital Markets functions such as trading & pricing, you will leverage your love of data and financial analysis and gain visibility throughout a leading fintech.  Your combination of technical, financial, business and interpersonal skills will open many doors and allow you to make a material contribution to our company while you continue to grow and advance your career with an industry leader!
Responsibilities: 
- Support daily and monthly valuation of mortgage servicing rights
- Support bulk/co-issue sales with pricing/volume analysis
- Conduct data querying, manipulation, transformation and analysis of large datasets
- Conduct surveillance/benchmarking/analysis of servicing portfolio performance 
- Assist MSR hedging with risk analytics
- Maintain retained portfolio database
- Compile servicing financial analysis/reporting
- Document procedures and maintain control evidence for financial audit/SOX compliance
Requirements: - Critical thinking and problem solving skills
- Good communication skills, ability to work both independently and collaboratively
- Strong organizational skills and close attention to detail 
- Adaptability to changes and shifts in priorities 
- Multitasking skills, ability to manage competing deadlines  
- Financial analysis and valuations
- Data querying, manipulation, and analysis
- Excel, SQL, and VBA required
- Bachelor’s degree required
- Experience in finance or finance-related field  preferred

The Perks:- Competitive compensation reliant on ability & experience
- Excellent benefits package including multiple health, dental & vision options
- Company paid life and AD&D Insurance, as well as additional voluntary benefit possibilities
- 401K with robust company match
- 15+ PTO days, in addition to 8 paid company holidays
- The opportunity to work for America’s Lender under the vision of industry legend, Anthony Hsieh
loanDepot is a proud equal opportunity employer. 

Monday, April 9, 2018

Sr. Quant Research Analyst, asset manager - Denver, CO

Senior Quantitative Research Analyst, boutique asset manager - Denver, CO 
 
Our client is a leading boutique asset manager focused on delivering distinctive investment solutions to institutions, advisors and their clients. The firm offers alternative and traditional long-only equity strategies at the cutting edge of evolving markets—uniquely designed to meet investor goals of growth, risk management and diversification.  The position is located in Denver.

Job Summary
The research team is responsible for designing and implementing investment and trading strategies. Analysts will work on futures, options, and equity based strategies that are both technically and fundamentally oriented, and systematically implemented. Responsibilities will include statistical analyses of company and market data, portfolio construction, optimization, and trade implementation projects. The team also performs a variety of client facing roles, such as presenting at due diligence events, speaking with advisors, consultants and institutional investors, and writing research papers and blog posts.

Requirements
·         Advanced degree in Finance, Math, Statistics or Economics
·         7+ years of relevant experience in a quantitative research role
·         Deep understanding of financial market data, as well as economic and financial concepts (particularly those that are behaviorally based)
·         Strong statistical and machine learning skill sets
·         Project management experience
·         Sufficient programming skills to be able to direct software engineers in the design of tools and data manipulation required for strategy design and testing
·         Experience managing money a plus
·         Traits and Talents
o   Strong critical thinking skills
o   Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
o   Ability to articulate, defend, and question ideas and processes
o   Ability to work independently with minimal direction at times
o   Must be diligent, reliable, and focused, with extreme attention to detail
 
Qualified candidates please contact and send resume to Jeff Beilstein – jbeilstein@tennisongrp.com

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Senior Equity Analyst (Public & Private) - San Francisco

Senior Equity Analyst (Public & Private) - San Francisco, CA
  • Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Salary: Very Competitive
  • Job Type: Full time
A growing activist hedge fund seeks a senior equity analyst to join their team. They are seeking someone who has experience investing in both public and private equity, as they invest across the capital structure.

They are also looking for someone who has a focus in technology, healthcare, and/or financials.

This is a opportunity to play an integral part of growing a fund that is already highly regarded.

To apply: https://www.efinancialcareers.com/myefc/jobs/apply/2794166
 

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Compliance Consultant, Advisor Solutions. - Newport Beach

Compliance Consultant to Investment Advisers, Advisor Solutions Group, Inc. - Newport Beach, CA
 
Title: Compliance Consultant to Investment Advisers
Company: Advisor Solutions Group, Inc.

Description: Advisor Solutions Group, Inc. (“ASG”), established in 2003, is a regulatory compliance consulting firm providing comprehensive and customized compliance solutions to small and mid-sized registered investment advisers. ASG seeks compliance consultants who will be responsible for all aspects of a client relationship including developing, creating, and presenting customized compliance solutions.

Common job duties will include, but are not limited to
  •  Providing individualized compliance consultations
  •  Preparing written compliance policies and procedures
  •  Creating forms and compliance calendars
  •  Performing annual reviews of compliance programs or mock audits
  •  Preparing regulatory filings
  •  Staying current on relevant regulatory changes
  •  Researching rules and regulations
  •  Summarizing regulations and applying those to client situations
  •  Traveling to various client sites (up to 20% travel)
  •  Completing special projects as assigned
The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following
  •  5+ years prior investment adviser compliance or similar experience
  •  4-year college degree in accounting, business, law, or related discipline preferred
  •  Prior auditing, paralegal and/or securities law experience a strong plus
  •  Working knowledge of Federal and State securities laws and rules
  •  Exceptionally organized and strong attention to detail
  •  Ability to handle multiple tasks and deadlines efficiently
  •  Self-starter with the ability to work under limited supervision
  •  Proven research, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  •  Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  •  Excellent writing skills
  •  Ability to express complex technical information clearly & concisely
  •  Advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word
  •  Entrepreneurial spirit and team player
  •  Strong desire for a career in compliance
  •  Unparalleled integrity and excellent work ethic
What we offer
  •  Exciting career position with growth opportunity
  •  Compensation (base salary + incentive) commensurate with relevant experience
  •  Medical, Dental, Life, and LTD Insurance
  •  401(k) with company match & Profit Sharing Plan
  •  Generous time off
  •  Flexible work schedule, full-time and part-time opportunities
To apply, please e-mail your resume and cover letter to resume@advisorsolutionsgroup.com
 

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Quantitative Analyst - Denver, CO

Quantitative Analyst, boutique asset manager - Denver, CO 

Tennison Group is working with a Denver based boutique asset manager to hire a Quantitative Analyst.  Our client invests in traditional and nontraditional asset management classes to best meet the needs of their advisors and institutional investors.  The Quantitative Analyst is responsible for the research, development, and testing of systematic investment strategies.  In addition, the Quantitative Analyst is responsible for assisting with portfolio management, risk management, trading and trade impact analysis.

Responsibilities include
·         Development of quantitative strategies – formulation, research and testing of investment ideas, programming of strategy algorithms.
·         Development of software for strategy analytics and trading.
·         Trading – support futures and options trading, support equity trading.
·         Trade impact analysis – development of analytics to measure trading efficiency and impact, collaboration with brokers to continuously improve trading processes, ongoing monitoring of trading efficiency and impact.
·         Data gathering – for investment and sales/marketing purposes.

Requirements
·         Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or similar is preferred, but Finance degrees along with the required programming skills will be given strong consideration.
·         2-5 years of relevant experience (programming experience is a MUST), financial market experience is a plus.
·         Quantitative skills – deep understanding of statistics and statistical learning, ability to work with large data sets, knowledge of a wide array of machine learning algorithms will be looked upon favorably, experience working with financial time series.
·         Programming ability and database knowledge – F#, C#, R, Python, SQL and NoSQL style databases, proficiency in de-bugging and troubleshooting, understanding of Bloomberg’s API is a plus.
 
Qualified candidates please send resume to Jeff Beilstein – jbeilstein@tennisongrp.com

Credit Analyst, Aristotle - Newport Beach

Credit Analyst, Aristotle Credit Partners, LLC - Newport Beach


With offices in Los Angeles, Newport Beach, Boston and New York, Aristotle is a family of employee-owned investment management firms that collectively manage equity and fixed income strategies.  Aristotle attracts and retains talented investment professionals through a culture focused on research, investment management and client success. 
Aristotle’s experienced corporate leadership team oversees a centralized support infrastructure to ensure that our distinct teams of investment professionals are able to focus on what they do best—adding value to client portfolios.  The company’s support infrastructure includes shared services such as finance, compliance, trading, operations, client communication, marketing and distribution.   

Please visit www.aristotlecredit.com for more information on our firm.

Job Title:      Credit Analyst
Location:      Newport Beach, CA
 
Role:   
 
We are currently seeking a bright, motivated, team-oriented professional to join our credit research team as a Credit Analyst.  The ideal candidate will be someone who is self-motivated, has established industry relationships and enjoys working in an entrepreneurial and collaborative environment, with solid finance knowledge, excellent analytical, writing, communication and computer skills.
The Credit Analyst will be part of the team that is responsible for supporting the portfolio managers that oversee the firm’s various credit strategies. The team collaborative efforts focus on both fundamental macro and credit analysis and quantitative methodologies to identify potential investments.
This position will report to the Principal, Portfolio Manager.

What You Will Do:
  • Conduct fundamental credit research on high yield bonds, investment grade corporate bonds and leveraged loans in support of actively managed fixed income portfolios.
  • Monitor assigned industries and produce periodic industry reports.
  • Monitor credits in assigned industries and prepare periodic credit and security reports. 
  • Evaluate capital structures and covenants of individual securities.   
  • Recommend relative value and absolute trade ideas in both new issue and secondary market investment opportunities.
  • Interact with external information sources such as company management teams, Wall Street analysts, and rating agency analysts.
What You Will Need:
  • Individual must be driven, resourceful and a self-starter.
  • Must work well in team environment, including interaction with portfolio managers, traders, and other credit analysts.
  • Strong communication and financial analysis skills.
  • Previous industry sector research responsibilities.
  • Must be proficient in Excel and Word, at a minimum
  • Possess proficient skills in financial statement analysis and application to fixed income markets.
  • Performance track record is a plus, but not mandatory.
  • Ability to speak a foreign language is a plus, but not mandatory.
  • Knowledge of FactSet is a plus, but not mandatory.
  • Ability to manage databases and write code is a plus, but not mandatory.
  • Certified Financial Analyst (CFA) license is a preferred, but not mandatory.
Education:
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.  MBA from an accredited institution is a plus, but not mandatory.
Work Experience:
 
Minimum of 3 to 5 years of experience assessing corporate credit risk is required.
 
What We Have to Offer
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Life insurance
  • 401(K) matching
  • Paid time off
  • Weekly lunch and quarterly breakfast
  • Various Company events throughout the year
Is Aristotle Right for You?
We are looking for exceptional individuals who are intelligent, enthusiastic, and curious, someone who will fit within our culture and contribute to our expanding business.  An ideal candidate would not limit their contribution to the provided job description but would help us surpass our goals by continually finding ways to improve themselves and the firm.  If you would like the stability of a successful, established company and the growth opportunities of a dynamic environment, we look forward to hearing from you.
The above description identifies the essential job functions and skills needed by the person or persons assigned to this position.  These job functions and skills are not intended to be a complete and exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.  The information contained herein is subject to change at the company's discretion.
 
Interested applicants must provide a cover letter and resume to hr@aristotlecap.com.  
No phone calls.  
Aristotle is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.
This employer participates in the federal E-Verify program.
Aristotle will consider for employment, qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.
Aristotle Capital Management, LLC, Aristotle Credit Partners, LLC, Aristotle Capital Boston, LLC, and Aristotle Atlantic Partners, LLC are affiliated organizations. Each is an independent investment adviser separately registered under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, as amended. Registration does not imply a certain level of skill or training. More information about each adviser including the investment strategies, fees and objectives can be found in their ADV Part 2, which is available upon request.