Monday, March 25, 2013

Investment Analyst, Pathway - Irvine

Investment Analyst, Pathway Capital Management, LLC - Irvine, California

Pathway Capital Management, a leading institutional investment management firm that creates and manages specialized private equity funds of funds for institutional investors worldwide, is seeking an Investment Analyst. Investment Analysts are responsible for monitoring client portfolios and analyzing potential private equity fund investment opportunities. Investment Analysts work closely with Associates, Vice Presidents, and Directors on small client and due diligence teams.

Responsibilities include:
  • Analyzing financial statements of private equity partnerships, including a review of partnership portfolio company valuations and cash flows
  • Preparing client reports and presentations
  • Assisting with special reporting, research, and due diligence projects on an ad hoc basis
  • Performing an initial quantitative and qualitative review of potential private equity fund Investments
  • Conducting in-depth quantitative analysis of potential private equity fund investments
  • 1—2 years of analytical experience in investment banking, consulting, audit, investment
  • management, or other similar fields
  • A bachelor’s degree in business, finance, economics, business economics, or related
  • field with a record of high academic achievement
  • A strong interest in investments and the capital markets
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and writing skills
  • Ability and desire to work in a collaborative environment
Pathway Capital Management creates and manages specialized private equity funds of funds for institutional investors worldwide. Pathway’s founders have accumulated significant experience as a team, working with more than 50 institutions in the development and management of their fund investment portfolios since 1991. Pathway's clients include some of the largest corporate and public pension plans, government entities, and financial institutions in North America, Europe, and Asia.
Pathway has analyzed over 6,100 private equity fund opportunities for potential investment and has monitored over 900 private equity partnership investments. Pathway's senior professionals have established long-term relationships with leading general partner groups and a reputation in the industry that give us continued access to the highest-quality investments. As a result, Pathway has consistently created successful private equity programs for clients and has remained a leader among private equity management firms.
Pathway’s 31 investment professionals work out of offices in California, Rhode Island, and London. Pathway is an independent company, wholly owned by its 15 senior professionals.

Apply to: Laurie Kiley at

Friday, March 22, 2013

Separately Managed Account (SMA) Portfolio Specialist, BlackRock - Newport Beach

Separately Managed Account (SMA) Portfolio Specialist, BlackRock - Newport Beach

BlackRock is one of the world’s preeminent asset management firms and a premier provider of global investment management, risk management and advisory services to institutional, intermediary and individual investors around the world. BlackRock offers a range of solutions — from rigorous fundamental and quantitative active management approaches aimed at maximizing outperformance to highly efficient indexing strategies designed to gain broad exposure to the world’s capital markets. Our clients can access our investment solutions through a variety of product structures, including individual and institutional separate accounts, mutual funds and other pooled investment vehicles, and the industry-leading iShares® ETFs.
BlackRock’s Portfolio Management Group is looking for a Separately Managed Account (SMA) Portfolio Specialist to support our Managed Account Team in the Newport Beach office. As a Portfolio Specialist, you will build relationships internally with Portfolio Managers, investment teams and the sales organization as well as externally with clients and Financial Advisors. On a day-to-day basis you will actively deliver a broad set of investment solutions to clients across various platforms, trade client accounts, and generally support the SMA Portfolio Managers in managing their book of accounts.
  • Build an expert knowledge of the Team’s trade modeling and order creation systems
  • Trade client accounts – invest/divest assets as appropriate, rebalance accounts, etc.
  • Research & resolve individual account discrepancies to ensure a consistent client experience
  • Handle incoming FA inquiries, provide a professional investment experience and resolve account-related issues accurately and efficiently
  • Confirm asset allocation, review administrative & client exception reports
  • Produce various internal reports relating to trading and investment performance on a timely and accurate basis
  • Assist the Portfolio Managers in handling very significant new account growth
  • Provide basic financial market information via Thomson, Bloomberg, etc.
  • Produce reports for managing the business
  • Prepare client presentations, including gathering statistical data
  • Develop a broad understanding of BlackRock’s SMA product offerings
  • BA/BS is required or considerable portfolio support experience
  • Ability to work independently and demonstrate good judgment
  • Experience with trading and implementation of separately managed accounts (SMA’s) is preferred
  • Familiarity with Fiserv APL system is preferred
  • Computer proficiency in Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Solid quantitative skills
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Strong organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize numerous projects
  • Series 7 and 66 highly desired, must be attained within six months of hire if not already licensed
BlackRock is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer—M/F/D/V.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

This position is no longer open: Investment Associate, Jackson Fin Mgt - Costa Mesa

This position is no longer open
Investment Associate, Jackson Financial Management - Costa Mesa
Established mid-size Family CFO & Wealth Management firm in Orange County (Costa Mesa), CA currently seeks a well-qualified Investment Associate with a high degree of independence and responsibility.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Investment Management:
    • Maintain model portfolios, trading & research software
    • Rebalance accounts consistent with client objectives
    • Make investment and trading recommendations to the Portfolio Managers
    • Develop recommendations for asset allocation and investment selection for client 401(k)’s & other outside accounts
    • Conduct investment & market research
    • Preparation and maintenance of trade and research related documents
  • Investment Marketing:
    • Prepare and maintain client reports and investment presentations
    • Assist in the development and maintenance of online investment brochures
  • Investment Operations:
    • Client Cash Management
    • Monitor non-managed client accounts, including life insurance, annuities, and 401(k)’s
    • Daily Trade Reconciliation
    • Maintain Client Relationship Management (Junxure) database
  • Required experience:
    • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Economics
    • Minimum 3 years of investment services experience required, preferably in an RIA environment
    • Minimum 3 years of computer experience required (subject matter will be tested)
    • Demonstrated knowledge of Economics and Investment Markets.
    • Financial statement analysis
  • Desired experience:
    • The registered investment advisor business
    • Schwab RIA platform & PortfolioCenter software
    • Morningstar Office
    • Junxure
    • MPI Stylus
    • Advanced Excel (database lookup, pivot tables and VBA programming skills a plus)
  • Currently in, enrolled in, or desire to enter either:
    • a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) board-approved education program, or the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Program
  • Personal Characteristics:
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality and exhibit personal integrity and professionalism
    • Commitment to firm’s core values of Respect, Integrity, Objectivity, Stewardship, Balance and Collaboration
    • Entrepreneurial Self-Starter:  The candidate must be willing & able to quickly take on increasing responsibilities without being asked.
    • Team Player
    • Life-long learner & dedicated to constant improvement
    • Detail-oriented,
    • Analytical/logical thinker
    • Good verbal & written communication skills
    • Comfortable interacting with clients in a support capacity
Salary is negotiable depending on experience.

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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Assistant Portfolio Officer, BNY Mellon - Newport Beach, CA

Company: BNY Mellon
Location: Newport Beach, CA
Assistant Portfolio Officer
The incumbent provides support to Senior Portfolio Officer(s) with client relationships; assists Portfolio Officer as needed, and works with the trust group and the account managers on the daily administration of accounts. The incumbent studies and researches current market conditions, specific client investments and portfolio strategies and communicate information to clients as necessary. In addition, the Assistant Portfolio Officer may manage assigned client relationships and act as a liaison to the Sales Staff. The incumbent will manage accounts in accordance with terms of the governing instrument or contract, accepted fiduciary principals, investment policies and the needs and the objectives of the client. These accounts may include personal trust, estate, charitable, pension, and institutional accounts. S/He communicates with clients to formulate and verify account objectives and administrative requirements. The incumbent will work with fiduciary section and sales force to optimize client estate plans and will encourage the use of appropriate MPAM products to gains enrichments. In addition, the incumbent will also be able to articulate MPAM's equity fixed income, and investment process as well as the asset allocation process. The qualified candidate will have a bachelor's degree and at least 2-4 years’ experience in the investment/fiduciary management industry.
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