Thursday, June 27, 2013

Sr. Portfolio Manager/Tax Specialist - Pasadena

Sr. Portfolio Manager/Tax Specialist - Pasadena

Short Description of our Firm:
Serving the affluent of Southern California since 1989, our Registered Investment Advisory firm continues to grow. We offer fee-based wealth management and sophisticated financial planning strategies and  are independent of any bank, insurance or investment product sponsor. The position described below has opened up due to the approaching retirement of a valued 20+year employee.

Job Description:
We seek a skilled investment management and financial  professional to support our growing business.  The appropriate  candidate will have significant experience constructing and monitoring investment portfolios.  He/she will lead our investment committee, and have a demonstrated commitment to the financial industry, as evidenced by advanced credentials such as CFA, CFP, CIMA or CPA.    

Managerial experience is a plus, however, not required.  This position does not require client acquisition, or revenue generation. A thorough understanding of individual securities, mutual funds, third party managers, and alternative assets is required, in order to assist in the construction of investment portfolios. The ideal candidate will be an experienced data base user, including Microsoft Access and Excel. A familiarity with financial planning concepts and third party portfolio management programs such as Black Diamond, Tamarac, Morningstar Office or similar is preferred.  He/she will supervise one or more employees directly and oversee trading & research.   

Salary: $80,000 to $120,000 based on experience, plus performance bonus and attractive benefits package.

Minimum Requirements:
Skilled financial professional with minimum of 5 years of directly relevant experience.  College degree required. CPA, CFP, CFA or CIMA strongly preferred. Licensing through FINRA is a plus.   Bonding and insurance requirements mandate full background check and employment screening.

Email resume and cover letter to:

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Sr Assoc / Sr Financial Planning and Reporting Analyst, Hyundai - Orange County

Position: Senior Associate / Sr. Financial Planning and Reporting Analyst, Hyundai Information Services of North America - Orange County

       Financial Planning
  • Design Financial Review and Planning process in the Company’s business model that will focus client’s key review requirements.
  • Liaison between the Company and Business Unit by gathering requirements and evaluating the current process to build efficiencies in the data review process. 
  • Perform industry research and benchmarking review of IT cost structure and pricing models to identify selective task markings that will help to bring short and long term effective evaluation tools and methods.
  • Prepares financial and business related analysis and research in such areas as financial and expense performance, rate of return, depreciation, working capital, and investments.
  • Prepares consolidated forecasts and budgets and analyzes trends in revenue, expense, capital expenditures and other related areas.

      Reporting and Analysis
      ·         Produce Financial Reporting packages designed specific for business unit reporting
·         Design and produce monthly financial review packages
·         Incorporate Company’s monthly forecast review and design forecast reports for business unit
·         Design annual budget reports and analysis
·         Responsible for all ad hoc reporting requests from business unit
·         Research and resolve Business Unit financial inquiries
·         Prepare variance analysis for monthly financial reporting packages
·         Perform monthly forecast review and complete the evaluation report
·         Lead annual budget review cycle by incorporating the business unit requirement’s into the Company overall annual budget review process
·         Provide recommendations to business units and internal members to improve the tracking and reporting data
·        Maintains and coordinates group completion of financial review templates and meetings.
·        Assists with special financial and business related studies and cooperates with other departments in preparing analyses.  
      ·         Bachelor’s degree in finance or accounting
·         MBA or CPA Preferred
·         5 to 8 years of financial review work experience
·         2 years of IT Service Industry Experience
·         Must be able to make decision and solve problems
·         Strong analytical and problem solving skills
·         Effective written and verbal communication skills
·         Ability to work independently and as a team with excellent interpersonal skills
·         Excellent time management skills
·         High level of proficiency with Microsoft Excel and comfortable working within consolidation and presentation software.

 To apply, send your resume to Jill Adler,

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Sr RE Producer, Inv Sales, & RE Analyst, Lucent - Beverly Hills

  1. Senior Real Estate Finance Producer/Originator
  2. Investment Sales Associate
  3. Real Estate Finance Analyst
@ Lucent Capital - Beverly Hills
Lucent Capital <> is a boutique real estate finance and investment advisory firm that provides capital and financial services to real estate owners, developers and financial institutions nationwide. With more than $6 Billion of collective experience through cyclical real estate environments, Lucent Capital’s team of professionals consistently delivers sophisticated and creative capital solutions for a wide variety of complex real estate transactions. Through tailor-made solutions, executable advice, and reliable financial counsel, Lucent Capital provides their clients with the most highly specialized advisory services throughout the entire capital markets spectrum and all major product types.
 Lucent Capital seeks to hire select individuals for the following:
Please click on the links for full information.
Email resume and cover letter to

Marketing Associate - Washington, D.C. Area

Title: Marketing Associate (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, RFP Machine, PMAPS, 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
  • 5-7 years’ work experience in the investment industry, ideally focused on RFPs/communications, and a broad base of investment knowledge; 3+ years of 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
  • Technical proficiency with relevant software: graphics software (InDesign preferred), database/contact management software, and RFP software (Qvidian/RFP Machine/PMAPS/etc.) required
  • High integrity and willingness to work within a compliance-sensitive environment
If interested, please email your resume as an MS Word attachment to:
Julia Brown
BCI - Financial Services Recruiting

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Investment Analyst, Commonwealth Financial Network – San Diego

Investment Analyst, Commonwealth Financial Network – San Diego

Commonwealth Financial Network® is an independent broker/dealer based in Waltham, Massachusetts, and San Diego, California.

We are a community of more than 400 home office staff helping more than 1,300 independent financial advisors achieve their own version of success. Our dual vision—to be the best at everything we do and to maintain a supportive environment where we all can thrive—has earned us recognition as a Boston Business Journal Best Place to Work for the last six consecutive years; a Computerworld Best Place to Work in IT for the past three consecutive years; and #1 debuts in the midsize category in the Boston Globe’s 2008 list of the 100 Top Places to

Work and the San Diego Business Journal’s 2009 Best Places to Work.

We stand apart for our commitment to indispensable service, profitability, individual development—and fun. If you’re equally passionate about what you do and want to know more about our refreshing culture, please let us hear from you.

Investment Analyst
The Research team reviews and approves investment products and provides recommendations to advisors on economic analysis, asset allocation, portfolio management, individual investment managers, and the full range of investment products the advisors may use to help clients achieve financial goals. As an investment analyst, your responsibilities would include:
  • Performing due diligence and analysis on traded and nontraded securities with real assets (real estate, equipment, commodities, natural resources, and infrastructure) as the underlying holdings
  • Responding to inquiries from Commonwealth’s advisors on investment topics and products
  • Generating ideas in regard to opportunities in real asset securities
  • Researching industry trends and writing related materials
  • Gathering data from SEC filings, industry publications, and product vendors and maintaining databases
  • Consulting with advisors regarding product options, tools, and resources pertaining to real assets
  • Taking on and managing significant projects from start to finish

The ideal candidate for this position would also meet the following requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree, plus progress toward an MBA or obtaining CFA charter or CAIA charter
  • Team player
  • Ability to develop an idea and defend conclusion
  • Outstanding communication, interpersonal, and relationship-building skills
  • Demonstrated writing and public presentation skills
  • At least four years’ experience in investment research; at least two years’ experience in alternative investments

If you’re a true team player with a positive attitude and a strong commitment to customer service—and your background matches our requirements for this position—we would like to hear from you.

This position is located in San Diego, CA
Please submit resumes to mcreagh@COMMONWEALTH.COM
Commonwealth Financial Network is an equal opportunity employer.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Compliance Consultant to RIAs, Advisor Solutions Group - Newport Beach

Title: Compliance Consultant to Registered Investment Advisers
Company: Advisor Solutions Group, Inc.
City:  Newport Beach, California  

Description: Advisor Solutions Group, Inc. ("ASG") is a growing regulatory compliance consulting firm providing comprehensive and customized compliance solutions to registered investment advisers. ASG is seeking a compliance consultant who will be responsible for all aspects of a client relationship including developing, creating, and presenting customized compliance solutions.

*** NOTE: Prior investment adviser compliance experience is a requirement for this position. We are unable to respond to applicants who do not possess the requisite experience. ***

Common job duties will include, but are not limited to
Providing individualized compliance services
• Preparing written compliance policies and procedures for clients
• Creating forms and compliance calendars
• Performing annual reviews of compliance programs
• Preparing regulatory filings
• Staying current on relevant regulatory changes
• Researching rules and regulations
• Summarizing regulations and applying those to client situations
• Developing, in concert with company partners, new processes, products, and services
• Developing and maintaining strong working relationships with other compliance contacts in the industry
• Traveling to various client sites (up to 30% travel)
• Completing special projects as assigned

The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following
3+ years prior investment adviser compliance or equivalent experience required
• 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

This position presents an opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a budding firm and is ideal for an energetic person, seeking a long-term career in compliance. Responsibilities may increase with the growth of the firm and increased experience.

Compensation will be commensurate with relevant experience.
To apply, please e-mail your resume, cover letter, salary history & requirements to

Monday, June 10, 2013

BNY Mellon Corp plans to add “at least three more people in the coming month" - So Cal

BNY Mellon Corp has 33 employees in Newport Beach, its sole location in Orange County. The firm plans to add “at least three more people in the coming month."
BNY Mellon Names Regional President for OC, SD
Jane Yu Monday, June 10, 2013             
New York-based investment management firm BNY Mellon Corp. has named industry veteran Shannon Kennedy regional president to oversee the firm’s Orange County office and lead its planned expansion into San Diego.
Kennedy will be based in BNY’s Newport Beach office and start in July.
“My hire really punctuates the focus that [BNY] is putting in the Southern California market,” Kennedy said.
The regional president position was recently created as part of a firmwide strategic recruitment and hiring effort, according to BNY Vice President Susan Rivers.
“Southern California is one of the top markets for us to grow staff and attract new clients,” Rivers said. “We know there is a lot more we can be doing.”
Kennedy spent 26 years at Chicago-based Northern Trust Corp., where she recently served as global director of sales, marketing and portfolio management.
BNY’s has 33 employees in Newport Beach, its sole location in Orange County. The firm plans to add “at least three more people in the coming month,” according to Rivers.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Assoc Financial Analyst, OC Transportation Authority - OC

Associate Financial Analyst, Orange County Transportation Authority - Orange County

Under direct supervision, assists in the process of developing the annual budget, including activities such as reconciling staffing levels, analyzing budget requests, supporting division representatives by providing budget application training, budget tracking and variance analysis.
This position is Salary Grade L: Mid $19.59 – Min $24.80 – Max $30.00 per hour. The hiring range is from $19.59 - $26.04.

This position will remain open until filled.


  • Collects and summarizes various data for inclusion in reports.
  • Conducts financial analysis for various programs and services.
  • Conducts special studies and projects and makes presentations on programs and reports.
  • Prepares statistical, graphics, and tabular reports on computerized system.
  • Assists in developing monthly, quarterly, and annual reports.
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, or related discipline.

Knowledge of:

  • Financial processes, procedures, and spreadsheet applications.
  • Basic principles of fund management.
  • Public financial and accounting procedures.
  • Federal and state transportation financial programs.
Ability to:
  • Work independently.
  • Maintain confidential information and exercise judgment with discretion in application of duties.
  • Analyze financial expenditures.
  • Compose clear, concise, and accurate reports.
  • Make recommendations for the solution of problems in organization, procedures, budget, or systems.
Compensation and Benefits:OCTA offers an attractive compensation and benefits package.  The specific features of this package include: medical, dental and vision insurance; retirement; vacation and holiday pay; life insurance; deferred compensation plan; short-term and long-term disability plans; flexible spending accounts; educational reimbursement; flex time schedules; and ergonomic/wellness programs.  Salary is dependent upon qualifications.

Application and Selection Process:This position will remain open until filled.  For further information about this exciting career opportunity and to apply online, please visit our website at  Applications must include a ten year work history and be fully complete.  We are unable to accept resumes in lieu of an online application.  OCTA does not sponsor H1B or other work visas.  For additional information, please contact the Employment Office at (714) 560-5600.  OCTA is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

About OCTA
The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) is the county's primary transportation agency. OCTA created, funds and delivers efficient transportation for Orange County. We keep Orange County moving with extensive bus and par transit service, Metrolink commuter rall service, the 91 Express Lanes Toll Road, motorist services and freeway, street and road improvement projects. For all of the exceptional services that we provide, OCTA has received the Outstanding Transportation System Achievement Award from the American Public Transportation Association.
Apply Online

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Financial Analyst – Minneapolis/St. Paul MN

Financial Analyst – Minneapolis/St. Paul MN
Our client is seeking a Financial Analyst to be based in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area.      

This position is critical as it will help support the company’s growth plans.  Working closely with the financial advisors the candidate will help clients restructure debt obligations.

About the Company:
Our client, a leader in Public Finance, is an independent financial advisory company that has served public sector clients throughout the Midwest since 1955. Their goal is helping local governments, school districts, and state agencies find the financial resources they need to build the communities they envision.

The Role:
The Financial Analyst will be responsible for preparing debt service projects that are related to refunding’s restructuring, and new issues. The analyst will receive general assignment requests and will be asked to evaluate the merit of each request. One of the main focal points of the role is the financial analyst will be constantly looking for refunding opportunities to present to the financial advisors.

What we need from you:
·         A solid understanding of municipal financing, debt structuring and bond issuance
·         Requires working knowledge of Excel and experience with DBC, Munex and Bloomberg is preferred
·         Ability to multitask, working many different projects at one time
·         Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or economics is preferred or equivalent work experience
Why should you be interested?
Our client is an under the radar screen company, one reason is very few people leave. This role is very critical to the company’s growth, you will learn, be challenged and be part of a very professional team. Our client offers an excellent company culture; a market leader in the Midwest, excellent growth prospects. Benefits are unmatched, healthcare insurance is 100% paid with a generous yearly contribution to a HSA. Also a company ESOP plan, healthy yearly bonuses, 401k match, excellent time off package.

For more information please contact Scott Hedberg at 612.928.5721 or at

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Investment Analyst, Meketa Group - Carlsbad

Investment Analyst, Meketa Group - Carlsbad

  • An Investment Analyst works directly with consultants to provide investment consulting services to clients. The Analyst is responsible for managing the reporting process for assigned clients, establishing and maintaining knowledge of a broad range of investments and managers, and providing investment and economic research to the company’s consultants.
  • The Analyst position is an intermediate-level investment position. The Analyst is expected to progressively increase his or her level of knowledge regarding general investment knowledge, the investment consulting and management industry, and firm-specific practices.
  • The Analyst works closely with consultants in carrying out the position’s duties. The position reports to the firm’s Executive Vice President in the Carlsbad office.
Solid understanding of economic and investment theory and practices
• Strong quantitative and analytical skills, including facility with financial and statistical concepts
A minimum of three years experience in the investment industry required
MBA and/or CFA charter holder or candidate preferred
• Ability to gather, organize, and coordinate data from disparate sources
• Professional and effective verbal communication skills
• Superior writing skills
• Excellent attention to detail
• Ability to work efficiently and accurately under time pressure and to meet deadlines
• Ability to work independently and to proactively seek new responsibilities
• Ability to work well with employees from other company departments
Solid interpersonal and presentation skills
Excellent computer skills, including facility with Microsoft Word and Excel

Manage report workflow by ensuring timely completion of deliverables for assigned clients, including calculating and verifying investment data, number-checking, writing, and proofing quarterly reports
• Collecting and analyzing financial data related to client investment accounts and investment managers and strategies
• Collaborating with consultants in the writing and preparation of client memoranda, market developments, and client recommendations.
• Meet with and evaluate the capabilities of investment managers. Proactively identify and meet with strong investment managers to determine which investment vehicles best meet client needs and circumstances
• Exercises discretion and independent judgment to manage and contribute to investment manager and other service provider searches for clients
• Collaborate with consultants in the creation of client investment policy statements, asset allocation recommendations, and related advisory services
• Collaborate with consultants in all aspects of client Fund Coordination services, including interacting with investment managers, custody banks, and other vendors in order to effectively advise clients
• Conduct special studies on investment-related topics
• Coordinate and collaborate with all of the Firm’s resources/personnel in fulfilling client needs. Able to facilitate and champion a team effort
• Exercises discretion and independent judgment to develop and maintain knowledge base in assigned asset class and investment manager areas
• Utilize investment-related software programs to aid in the evaluation of client investment structures and in the formulation of recommendations to management or consultants
• Representing the company by participating in existing client and potential client (marketing) presentations
• Able to effectively present investment research to internal investment staff as well as clients
• Develop resources that contribute to improvements in the quality of the company’s investment advisory services
• Develop resources that create and enhance timely and efficient workflow
• Fulfill any and all other duties deemed necessary by management

Send résumé with cover letter via e-mail to:

No phone calls, please. |