Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Investment Marketing - Washington, D.C. Area

Title: Investment Marketing (0641-009-711)
Location: Washington, D.C. Area
Compensation: Commensurate with experience

Investment Management firm seeks a Communications/Marketing professional with industry experience along with strong writing/editing skills to join their Business Development team.  Primary responsibility will be completing RFPs/RFIs/DDQs, including the writing/maintenance of accurate/compelling responses, while successfully managing time-sensitive processes in collaboration with colleagues. In addition, the candidate will be a valuable resource in reviewing/editing pieces produced across the organization (research papers, etc.) as well as drafting new copy for client communications/website/collateral materials.  Importantly, as an active member of the business development team, the candidate will collaborate seamlessly with other marketing associates to meet broader ongoing/periodic needs of the organization.

Assume lead responsibility for all facets of completing Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and drafting new communication/collateral material copy
Serve as copy editor for new firm-wide materials (research pieces/market commentary/etc.)
Maintain organized library of accurate/compelling/well-written narrative, serving as primary source of narrative for RFPs/collateral materials
Develop process by which functional areas across the firm review/update/sign-off on standard narrative, thus ensuring ongoing integrity of the information over time
Explore external applications to assist in RFP management/production (Qvidian, ProposalSoftware, etc.)
Collaborate seamlessly in all aspects of deliverables, including serving as a backup to fellow team members
Develop/produce/update all marketing materials, including standard and custom presentations, research, DDQs (Due Diligence Questionnaires), fact sheets, and Business Updates
Respond to RFPs/RFIs/Questionnaires
Coordinate/manage electronic and hardcopy mailings
Contribute to event/conference planning needs
Maintain external databases
Maintain internal relationship management system
Contribute to branding/digital/social media efforts

Undergraduate degree required (marketing, finance, journalism, or English disciplines preferred)
CFA designation preferred
5-10 years’ work experience in the investment industry, ideally focused on RFPs/communications, and a broad base of investment knowledge; 2+ years experience coordinating and managing large projects
Advanced skills in Microsoft Office products (Word/Outlook/PowerPoint/Excel)
Excellent communication skills with ability to understand complex material and explain technical concepts clearly/concisely/logically
Excellent proofreading/editing skills
Basic skills in graphics software InDesign preferred
Proficiency in database/contact management/RFP software
High integrity and willingness to work within a compliance-sensitive environment

If you are interested in this opening, please email us your resume as an MS Word attachment.
Thank you,

Emily Andrews
BCI - Financial Services Recruiting
10 S. Wacker Dr., Suite 1250
Chicago, IL 60606
312-460-8111 x106

Friday, December 14, 2012

Financial Quant Analyst /Systems Developer, SGA - Newport Beach

Financial Quantitative Analyst /Systems Developer

Job Description
Strategic Global Advisors, LLC (SGA) seeks to fill a financial analyst/software engineering position to support and enhancing production systems for our quantitative equity investment processes including monitoring their functionality and ensuring quality of all of the daily processes as well as to take the lead in maintaining and developing the firm's proprietary equity evaluation, portfolio analysis, and quantitative production software. The existing platform is a series of .NET applications and code libraries that rely on a SQL database back-end, including extensive use of stored procedures and user-defined functions. The candidate will have the opportunity to advance this platform by integrating new data sources, expanding the parallel computing capability, and incorporating web/mobile access. The candidate may also have the opportunity to contribute to the investment process through stock selection research, financial analysis, and backtesting of strategies.

Experience, Education and Skills
Extensive experience with VB/C#.NET and SQL are essential (a minimum of 2-3 years’ experience required). Familiarity with Matlab is preferred. Prior experience with user interface design, parallel/GPU computing, database administration, testing, data integrity, web programming, system administration, and/or release management would be beneficial. Prior experience with financial software packages such as FactSet, Bloomberg, Charles River, or other financial databases would be a plus. Candidates may have some or all of the following background: BS/MS in Computer Science/Engineering, MBA, MFE, or equivalent; experience with linear algebra; mathematical modeling; optimization; statistics. Previous experience in finance is preferred but not required. The ideal candidate will be a hands-on individual with the capability of taking a project from the conceptual stage through to implementation.
Please send resume and inquiries to .

About Strategic Global Advisors, LLC
Strategic Global Advisors, LLC (SGA) is an employee owned, registered investment advisor (RIA) based in Newport Beach California providing international and global equity strategies for the institutional marketplace. Through our disciplined investment process that integrates quantitative and fundamental methods, we construct portfolios that focus on stock selection, rather than country and sector timing. The firm has built a proprietary stock selection model, risk model and optimizer as part of our quantitative framework. Since the firm’s founding in 2005, SGA has established track records in several international equity strategies, achieved GIPS Compliance and Verification, and built a research, portfolio management and trading interface. Our seasoned team of investment professionals has an average of 15 years of investment experience in quantitative methods, fundamental research and global investing.
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Monday, December 10, 2012

Senior Associate/Manager Level, Regulatory Risk and Compliance - multiple locations

Major Global Consultancy Firm seeks Candidates with Regulatory Risk and Compliance Experience (Senior Associate/Manager Level)
 Multiple Locations – Los Angeles CA, IL, New York NY, McLean VA
 Salary: Up to $160k base salary (plus benefits and bonus) – depending on experience

This Top International consultancy is currently seeking Candidates with experience in Regulatory Risk and Compliance to join their Financial Services arm as Industry consultants.
They are looking to bring on Senior Associates (with at least 4 years of experience) or Managers (with at least 7 years of experience) for a salary of up to $150k base, plus extensive benefits and bonus. In this role you will get the experience to work at major institutions including global universal banks, investment banks, regional banks, insurance companies, asset managers and hedge funds. Not only this, but you will be at the forefront of the industry with regards to techniques, systems, regulations and economic trends. Rather than being possibly pigeon holed in your current role you will get the opportunity to push your projects in the direction that best suits your skills and interests, allowing you to develop in the best way possible. Have a look through the skill sets they`re looking for below and if you feel you can bring these strengths to a Major Institution apply

Knowledge Preferred: Demonstrates proven knowledge of, and success conducting for clients, enterprise risk management program development, including:
Monitoring and reporting risk, risk assessments and prioritizations
Assisting with facilitating the definition of an organization`s risk appetite and tolerance in alignment with their organization`s strategy
Designing sustainable risk management and compliance processes and structures, including governance and oversight, standards and processes, tools and technology, metrics and reporting.
Assisting clients with achieving a competitive advantage by managing risk and compliance in a streamlined manner and creating greater resilience to risk.
Assisting with the structuring of an engagement and providing guidance to staff in the performance of risk and compliance engagements.
An obtained Masters of Business Administration and studied academic concentrations in Accounting, Finance or Economics are preferred.

Skills Preferred: Demonstrates extensive proven abilities and success with assessing the effectiveness and efficiency of risk and compliance programs, including:
Considering leading standards (e.g. COSO, ERM), regulatory requirements and supervisory expectations.
Designing and implementing data classification and mapping models based on regulatory and business requirements, including providing requisite dashboards and reporting.
Building, maintaining, and utilizing networks of client relationships and community involvement;
Communicating value propositions; managing resource requirements, project workflow, budgets, billing and collections;
Preparing and/or coordinating complex written and verbal materials.
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Manager, Change Management - Derivatives Business Process - Chicago

Manager, Change Management - Derivatives Business Process (0085-029-811)
Location:  Chicago
Compensation:  Commensurate with experience
Summary: Diversified Financial Services firm seeks a Manager to lead a global team that is responsible for the Derivatives Business Process/System Analysis focused on delivering solutions to Operations, Product, and Clients globally.
  • Conduct the performance management process, identify training/development needs, and establish performance standards for the relevant groups.
  • Develop periodic goals, organizes the work, set short/long-term priorities, monitor all activities, and ensure timely and accurate completion of the work.
  • Make staffing decisions, and ensure resources are available to accomplish priorities
  • Key decision-maker for the salary review process
  • Engage with the business and technology units to meet demand across multiple concurrent priorities
  • Provide strategic direction to large/complex initiatives or multiple projects and its activities
  • Direct/oversee the implementation/execution of the project activities to achieve the defined scope and objectives
  • Provide comprehensive/extensive technical support in planning and monitoring the activities that are necessary to complete a Business Analysis effort and identify the stakeholders, selection of business analysis techniques and process that will be used to manage requirements, and how to assess the progress of the work.
  • Engage with internal clients to understand/solve business problems
  • Oversee the work with stakeholders to identify/understand needs, concerns, and environment or business in which they work.
  • Manage all complex conflicts, issues, and changes to requirement in order to ensure stakeholders and the project team are all in agreement on the solution scope.
  • Review/determine how requirements are communicated and how the knowledge obtained is maintained for current and future use.
  • Manage the business need, refine and clarify the definition of that need, and design/produce a solution scope that can feasibly be implemented by the business.
  • Oversee the development of the business case
  • Prioritize the solution requirements that meet the needs of the sponsoring organization which includes analyzing stakeholder needs to deliver solutions that meet those needs, assessing the current state of the business to identify and provide improvements, and to verify and validate the resulting requirements.
  • Oversee the proposal of solutions which can best fit the business need, identify gaps and shortcoming in solutions, and determine necessary work-around or changes to the solution.
  • Oversee that the solution was deployed, validate that the needs of the business were met and the solution scope was achieved.
  • Maintain risk management and compliance programs and activities for their assigned group
  • Develop unit budget and manage the expenses for that division/unit.
  • College or University degree and/or relevant proven work experience, organizational, leadership, and management skills to provide knowledge to the functional business.
  • Extensive experience in change initiatives, covering such areas as operations, IT and product development
  • Authoritative knowledge of the derivatives industry and fundamentals, strong knowledge in operations and/or product disciplines, and expertise in solution delivery is required.
  • Track record of accomplishment in large, complex projects and change initiatives
  • Extensive experience in management providing strategic direction and solution delivery
  • Experience in derivatives combined with strong foundation of financial industry knowledge
  • Skills in translating broad strategic intent into tactical plans and directions to enable delivery
  • Excellent leadership, organizational skills and management skills, are required to meet goals of the unit, forecast resource needed and to manage and motivate team members towards common goals.
  • Excellent negotiation and conflict management skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written also required
If  interested, please email your resume as an MS Word attachment to:
David Pieper
BCI - Financial Services Recruiting
312-460-8111 x113

Private Banker - Los Angeles, California

West Coast Domestic Coverage Private Banker: Los Angeles, California

My client is a global private bank with offices throughout the US, Europe, Middle East and Asia. Working out of their office in Los Angeles, California, they are now looking for a senior private banker dealing with US Domestic clients to add to their team.

This is a senior appointment which would report directly into the Head of California, and so suitable candidates should have more than 7yrs experience in the private banking wealth management marketplace. Top producers will be required to continue to build out their portfolio in a profitable manner, but will also be allowed to build out a team if they display the right desires and qualities to manage a successful team.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a rapidly expanding, but established global private bank, and successful applicants will be rewarded with a competitive base salary as well as target driven formulaic bonus.

If interested, please email with CV in MS Word format for a confidential discussion on the role.

Category: Wealth Management and Private Banking
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Assistant Finance Director, UCLA Health System - Los Angeles

Assistant Finance Director
Area:  Faculty Practice Group (FPG) Finance Department is responsible for maintaining the financial Book of Record for the UCLA Health System.

Role: The Assistant Director of Finance (AD) is part of the management team ensuring the successful management and administration of all financial operations relating to each of the entities. The incumbent is responsible for assisting the Finance Director with the general accounting functions and monthly production of the entities' financial statements and other financial reports. The AD is responsible for the distribution of all PSS vendor payments and the preparation of the annual operating and capital expense budgets. The position coordinates and acts as an internal representative in the performance of the annual external financial audit as it relates to the entities. The AD is responsible for monitoring, developing and implementing internal controls as required to maintain the financial integrity of FPG.

Summary Information
Job Title: Assistant Finance Director
UCLA Title: Manager
Job Num.: H64605
Work Hours: Monday-Friday
Work Location: LAX
Job Type: Career
Duration: Indefinite
Minimum Salary: $33.00 / $5742
Maximum Salary: $61.88 / $10767
Layoff Referral Deadline: 11/19/2012
Bargaining Unit: 99

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