Friday, January 31, 2014

Investment Associate, Public Equity, Fixed Income - Denver, CO

Investment Associate, Public Equity, Fixed Income - Denver, CO

Tennison Group has partnered with a Denver based investment manager to locate an Associate for
the firm’s growing investment team. The team provides investment services to institutional investors,
endowments and foundations. The Associate will assist the Portfolio Manager with the investment
manager due diligence and selection of domestic equity, fixed income and derivative focused managers.

The Associate will also be responsible for existing and new manager monitoring and performance
tracking, assisting with client report writing and participate in new client acquisition activities.
The position will be a key member of the team which develops investment strategy, recommends and
implements investment managers and strategies and monitors existing managers to ensure the long-
term investment success for our client. The position will assist in the day-to-day management and
oversight of portfolios across various capital pools. The position is located in Denver, CO.

Responsibilities:
• Performs analysis and makes recommendations on current and potential investments,
predominantly on external investment managers across domestic equity, fixed income and
derivative focused managers.
• Prepares reports and data and exercises independent judgment in order to support investment
recommendations.
• Conducts extensive external manager due diligence and performs qualitative and quantitative
reviews of existing manager relationships and assists in recommending changes to portfolios.
• Responsible for developing and maintaining investment manager relationships.
• Performs asset class and capital markets research.
• Produces information, reports and analysis for the Chief Investment Officer, Portfolio Manager
and current and prospective clients.
• Produces clear and concise written reports with limited supervision.

Skills and Knowledge:
• Extensive knowledge of public equity, fixed income, and derivative markets; including the use
external investment managers and other investment strategies. Experience with hedge fund
strategies is beneficial.
• Extensive knowledge of capital markets, and investment theory and practice, and extensive
analytical skills with a high attention to detail.
• Proven track record of performing investment manager due diligence, generating asset class and
investment strategy analysis, and multi-manager portfolio construction.
• Strong understanding of risk management principles and applications.
• Other qualifications include strong decision-making skills, a passion for investing, the ability to
work independently in a fast-paced environment, and superior presentation and communication
• Bachelor of Science Degree in business or finance or an equivalent
• Chartered Financial Analyst (at least Level 2 candidate) and/or graduate degree strongly
preferred.
• Strong quantitative and presentation skills are necessary.
• Minimum of 3 years directly related professional experience required. Ideal experience is in the
identification, screening, assessment, and monitoring of external investment managers with a
preference towards candidates with background working within a pension fund, endowment,
foundation, consulting or similar institutional investment setting.

Competitive salary and bonus structure based on experience, relocation assistance may be provided.

Please send resume and salary requirements to Jeff Beilstein, Tennison Group, for consideration –
jbeilstein@tennisongrp.com.

The Tennison Group is a national executive search and consulting firm specializing in the recruitment
of senior staff, management and senior management accounting, finance and banking positions for
all companies ranging from Fortune 100 firms to early stage enterprises. Some of the areas that we
specialize in include: Accounting, Real estate, Telecom, High Tech, Health Care, Corporate Finance,
Wealth Management, Investment Managers, Hedge Funds and Private Equity. Please visit our website –
www.tennisongrp.com.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Wm Reg Mgr Inv\fiduciary Srvcs, Wells Fargo - Newport Beach

Wm Reg Mgr Inv\fiduciary Srvcs, Wells Fargo - Newport Beach
Requisition Number:  3809196

Job Description
Responsible for the performance of the fiduciary Wealth Management line of business within a region(s) supporting a primary HUB or multiple smaller HUB locations. Key responsibilities include growth, team member recruitment, client retention, economic stewardship and risk management. In addition, is responsible for growing and retaining relationships by integrating investment knowledge, fiduciary knowledge, application of wealth planning, and business development. As part of this responsibility, key focus areas within the high net worth space include new business acquisition, identification of opportunities for developing and implementing wealth plans, collaborating with Investment Management and Fiduciary Services Service Centers in setting up and administering estate and personal investment management and trust accounts, retaining client relationships, and developing relationships to their fullest potential by cross-selling The Private Bank and its services. Leads a team of professionals within his/her market who offer specialized skills, including the integration of fiduciary knowledge, wealth and estate planning, and investment knowledge, in the delivery of advisory-based services to clients in collaboration with Wealth Consultants, Wealth Advisors, Investment Managers, Wealth Specialists, Trust & Fiduciary Specialists, Strategic Business Segment advisors, Private Bankers, Insurance Specialists and Centers of Influence. In addition, is a representative of these services across Wealth Brokerage & Retirement Services channels.

Basic Qualifications
10+ years experience in wealth management, to include 5+ years experience in investment management and trust or planning, and 5+ years management experience.

Minimum Qualifications
Must have knowledge in the following areas: wealth planning, trust, estate, fiduciary law, taxation and investments.

Preferred Skills:   CFA Preferred

Apply at:   http://wellsfargojobs.com/us/california/business-development/jobid4459647-wm-reg-mgr-inv_fiduciary-srvcs?ss=paid
 

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Sr Manager, Fleet and Commercial Real Estate Risk, Hyundai Capital - Irvine

Sr Manager, Fleet and Commercial Real Estate Risk, Hyundai Capital - Irvine
568BR
Sr Manager, Fleet and Commercial Real Estate Risk
Irvine, CA
General Summary
The main areas of responsibility of this function include oversight of the dealer products analytics team needed for the ongoing design, development and implementation of risk-based strategies for HCA’s Dealer products portfolio.

This position is a supervisory as well as an advisory role that helps HCA assess its risk-taking, Risk governance and risk control framework. The candidate will leverage his/her extensive operational experience to design and advance risk mitigation strategies across dealer products credit life cycle (i.e. origination to account management to workout/collections).

Duties and Responsibilities

Commercial Fleet Risk Policy
• Support the functions of Credit, Operations and Finance to help drive operational improvements and efficiencies that facilitate commercial fleet profitability, ensuring HCA is driving business growth while effectively managing credit /market risk driven losses.
• Provide an independent assessment of the quality of our Commercial Fleet and daily rental originations and portfolio performance based on their operational processes, management characteristics, economic outlook and personal experience
• Lead and install Fleet Risk Management policies and procedures that act as guidelines for commercial underwriting and operations teams.
• Build best in class Risk monitoring strategies in conjunction with counterparts in sales and credit, including but not limited to
o Designing, implementation and monitoring of KPI’s/KRI’s to monitor unhealthy exposure on books.
o Designing prescriptive remediation steps to mitigate risky exposure (workout policy and Cure procedures, Collection strategy etc.) specifically for Fleet and daily rental exposures.
o Design and enhance Covenant criteria – including but not limited to risk based covenant design, criteria manipulation pre-requisites and review schedule.
o Assists in the development of training tools for staff and field competencies in financial analysis and fleet operations.

Reporting & Project Management
• Provide risk analytics for the credit lifecycle of each Fleet/Independent Leasing Company/Daily Rental exposure in the portfolio. This includes in-depth analytics, designing and monitoring key metrics, and execution of risk mitigating strategies.
• Prepare position papers outlining risks and rewards for approval by senior management
• Maintain project schedules, task details, and coordinate efforts and deliverables with associates in department projects. Develop and maintain relevant support documentation.

Knowledge and Skills
o Solid understanding of Fleet, independent lease and Daily rental Operations and structured finance and financial statement analysis
o Sound understanding of macro and micro factors that impact commercial businesses
o Ability to work on multiple projects and attention to details and timeline
o Demonstrate strong presentation skills and ability to work across teams and manage relationships

Education and Experience
• Master’s Degree in Business
• Strong PC skills
• Seven (7) or more years of relevant experience in Risk Management area within Commercial Financial Services; Automotive Finance industry background preferred

Physical Requirements and Working Condition
Employees in this class are subject to extended periods of sitting, standing and walking, vision to monitor and moderate noise levels. Work is performed in an office environment


Apply: https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGWebHost/jobdetails.aspx?SID=^AK98ZToazcZTv27qU7JPTJQlsQTeHNXxbaB6vabMze8YJKpzRIlxjOVX8JUPv0C_slp_rhc_&jobId=345726&type=search&JobReqLang=1&recordstart=1&JobSiteId=5339&JobSiteInfo=345726_5339&GQId=0

Hyundai is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.

Senior Credit Research Analyst - Consumer/Retail, PIMCO - Newport Beach

Senior Credit Research Analyst - Consumer/Retail, PIMCO - Newport Beach
Originally posted January 27, 2014                   
Job ID #: 14143 Location: Newport Beach
Functional Area: Portfolio Management Department: PM-Credit Research
Position Type: Full Time Education Required: Bachelors Degree
Experience Required: 5 - 7 Years Relocation Provided: Yes

       


We are seeking an experienced Senior Credit Research Analyst – Consumer/Retail to work in our Newport Beach office.  Credit Research Analysts analyze various industries and the companies within them and make investment recommendations to PIMCO’s portfolio managers group.  They also provide analytical support for the firm’s portfolio managers by highlighting risks and making investment recommendations on specific companies.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES
• Provide fundamental and relative value research on existing holdings and generate credit driven investment ideas specific to the Consumer/Retail sector.
• Proactively communicate investment ideas by initiating discussions with portfolio managers and participating in group meetings.
• Produce written reports such as company evaluations and quarterly updates, relative value analyses, and industry reviews.
• Respond to portfolio manager inquiries regarding credit concerns, market overviews, and sector changes
• Interaction with clients or client service professionals.
 
         
• Must have 7+ years of investment research experience, in either a credit or equity capacity.  Ideally 3+ years experience in the Consumer/Retail sector in a credit analyst (or equity analyst) role at an organization that is well regarded for investment research.
• Outstanding skills in conducting in-depth, first-hand credit research, specifically within their sectors including on-sight visits, financial modeling, and relative value analysis.  Demonstrated ability to make judgments regarding credit, risk, and valuation.
• Judgment and market knowledge that allow the analyst to determine the appropriate depth of analysis required for individual credits.
• Ability to cover their industry with minimal direction and to make preliminary decisions in a short time frame with incomplete information.
• Proactive in generating successful investment ideas.  Ability to take the lead in advocating investment ideas to portfolio managers rather than relying on external direction.
• Good communicator; strong written and oral presentation abilities.   Need to be persuasive and credible.
• Values seeing one’s investment ideas added to investment portfolios and enjoys credit analysis as a long-term career.
• Strong academic credentials and achievement; CFA a plus.

Fund Accounting Manager, PIMCO - Newport Beach

Fund Accounting Manager, PIMCO - Newport Beach
Originally posted Jan 18, 2014                   
Job ID #: 14146 Location: Newport Beach
Functional Area: Funds Department: FBG-Pricing
Position Type: Full Time Education Required: Bachelors Degree
Experience Required: Not Indicated Relocation Provided: Yes
 
   


The PIMCO Funds Business Management Group is responsible for operating public and private fund complexes globally with over $750 billion in AUM. PIMCO is the sponsor and administrator of registered and unregistered mutual funds offshore that currently represent approximately $160 billion in AUM across 150+ unique portfolios.

A Manager in the PIMCO Funds Accounting group will be charged with assisting in the oversight of fund accounting and administration of PIMCO’s registered investment funds, with a primary focus over PIMCO’s yield-sensitive strategies which include Income, High Yield, Money Market, Short Term and Equity Income products.  Yield analysis and the reporting of actual and projected income/expense accruals will be a key component of this function, which will require a firm technical grasp of a broad range of fixed income, equity and derivative securities.

He or she will be expected to work in tandem with members of the Fund Accounting, Pricing, Technology, Financial Reporting and Tax teams servicing PIMCO’s public funds (US and offshore) to document, oversee, and execute processes related to the oversight of the fund accounting and fund administration service providers.

We are looking for an inquisitive, sharp, tireless, passionate, person that will learn quickly, play a key role in achieving operational excellence and grow with the business during one of the fastest growth periods our firm has experienced.  This role will coordinate extensively with product business owners within the group and across the firm.  The appropriate candidate will be able to exhibit project management skills through a proven track record of meeting deadlines and coordinating across functional areas. 
                  


• 7-10 years of experience and Bachelor’s degree
• A firm understanding of mutual fund accounting (including accounting systems) with exposure to a broad range of fund structures a plus
• Direct experience with front office support/reporting, including forecasting for income/yield-oriented mutual funds with distribution targets
• Strong understanding of GAAP & Tax rules applicable to US registered funds; familiarity with IFRS or other GAAP/Tax a plus
• Detailed knowledge of various asset types; fixed income, equity,  derivatives, and other securities
• Detail-oriented, with strong analytical and data management skills (Excel usage, Bloomberg, Macro writing, Database queries, etc.)
• Demonstrated ability to mentor and develop staff through delegation and coaching
• Excellent communication skills, effective presentation skills
• Exhibit executive presence, independently interact at senior levels
• Risk and control minded to aid in the on-going oversight of third party fund accounting service providers
• Highly organized; documentation advocate; process and quality control minded with ability to work in a fast paced, deadline driven environment
• CFA and/or CPA preferred

Product Associate, PIMCO - Newport Beach

Product Associate, PIMCO - Newport Beach                   
Originally posted Jan 16, 2014

 
Job ID #: 14056 Location: Newport Beach
Functional Area: Product Management Department: PdM-Product Mgmt
Position Type: Full Time Education Required: Bachelors Degree
Experience Required: Not Indicated Relocation Provided: Yes
 
         


PIMCO is seeking an Associate to join its Active Equity product management team in Newport Beach.

Major responsibilities:
• Support product managers in business development and client service efforts.
o Serve as product expert internally (and as appropriate, externally) for the PIMCO Dividend Strategies.
o Build internal relationships and partnerships with portfolio managers, account managers, and marketing, communications, and compliance professionals.
o Develop and maintain marketing and client reporting materials.  
o Write market and strategy commentary.
o Respond to client, prospective client, and consultant inquiries.

• Provide detailed research and quantitative analysis.
o Perform performance attribution analysis.
o Conduct industry and competitor research.

• Assist with operational projects and initiatives.
o Set up new accounts and benchmarks.
o Resolve trade-related matters.
o Master PIMCO’s internal applications.


Qualifications:
• One to three years of investment experience.  Prior active equity experience is preferred.
• Excellent quantitative and analytical skills in combination with outstanding communication skills (both oral and written).
• Sharp focus on details with an awareness of the bigger picture. Ability to work on concurrent projects in an organized fashion.
• Intellectual curiosity, with demonstrated enthusiasm for financial markets and investment management.
• Advanced knowledge of Excel, Factset, and Bloomberg.  Experience with VBA and/or SQL is a plus.
• Four-year college degree.
• CFA designation or active status in the CFA program is a plus.

In addition to a strong commitment to PIMCO’s culture, values, and approach, this role requires the following personal characteristics:

• A sense of personal accountability and urgency for achieving results in a challenging, fast-paced, environment.
• Entrepreneurial spirit and resourcefulness to meet evolving, ambiguous demands of a PIMCO’s growing Active Equity business.
• Ability to work effectively within a team and with all levels of personnel.
• Professional demeanor and positive attitude.

PIMCO is an equal opportunity employer.

Miscellaneous, Scotiabank - ING Direct - Tangerine

Possibly check out opportunities with Scotiabank/ING Direct/ Tangerine
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Scotiabank's ING Direct unit envisions wealth management as a growth area.  The unit should rebrand to the name Tangerine in June.

For more:
- read the Bloomberg
article
- read the earlier Bloomberg article about the rebranding


Monday, January 27, 2014

Portfolio Compliance Analyst, PIMCO - Newport Beach

Portfolio Compliance Analyst, PIMCO  - Newport Beach
 
Portfolio Compliance oversees guideline compliance for over 2,000 separate accounts and offshore funds on a post-trade basis, which includes 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.
 
Requirements:
• An undergraduate degree in Finance, Economics, or Accounting is required for this role. MBA is highly preferred.
• CFA designation or active status in the CFA program is a plus.
• 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.
• 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.
TO APPLY:

PIMCO is an equal opportunity employer.

Risk Analyst - Irvine

Risk Analyst - IrvineJob Listing at Kelly Services in Irvine, CA (Job ID US150LLC_BH743987)

Description
The Risk Analyst supports the establishment of market rates, reserve estimates, trend projections and other financial determinations for assigned markets and blocks of business.  The position requires independent analysis and the ability to think “outside the box” and continually consider new ideas and methodologies. The position demands that the analyst relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.

RESPONSIBILITIES                                              To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty

·         Assists with quantitative assessments of risk relating to: Market premium rate levels, New product development,

·         Summarize and reconciles essential statistical data

·         Communicate and explain basiIBNR development

·         Analyses, summc underwriting methodologies to appropriate parties

·         Maintain, analyze and report on all blocks of business

·         Identifies and analyzes the internal and external factors which affect the development of market rates

·         Creates and maintains databases to track business performance

·         Recommend and present rates to Rate Review Committee

·         Applies knowledge of mathematics, probability and statistics to risk and trend analyses

·         Assists with custom plan creation

·         Other duties as required

 
QUALIFICATIONS

·         Minimum five (5) years health care underwriting or data analysis, must include working with dental experience


·         Excellent written and Strong Oral Communication skills.

·         Proficient computer skills in Window-based software products such as Word, Access and Email

·         Intermediate to advanced proficiency in MS Excel (including pivot tables, lookup functions, sumif(s), sumproduct, charts, graphs, formulas etc)

·         Data Analysis, including evaluating risk and opportunities

·         Ability to calculate and underwrite risk

·         Ability to succeed/thrive in a goal-oriented environment.

·         Excellent statistical and mathematical skills

·         Strong analytical and problem resolution skills.

·         In-depth rating, product and financial knowledge

·         Demonstrated ability to work independently and meet goals and deadlines.

·         Effective time management and organizational skills.

·         Very high degree of discretion and confidentiality.

Want more information? Visit kellyservices.com/finance

Wealth Manager, CWS/CFP - Irvine

Wealth Manager, CWS/CFP - IrvineJob Listing at Robert Half Finance & Accounting in Irvine, CA (Job ID 00351-000471)

Description
Our client, based in Orange County, is looking for a Wealth Manager with a minimum 7+ years of experience. Excellent communication, presentation, and analytical skills are a must. The salary for this position is commensurate with experience but is in the range of $90-110k base w/ good benefits.

JOB DUTIES
Applies broad knowledge of financial products, services, and strategies to provide proactive holistic advice and financial planning regarding complex financial issues impacting the affluent market.
Conducts comprehensive reviews to include asset allocation, retirement strategies, risk management, preservation of wealth, accumulation and wealth transfer strategies. Provides recommendations for modifications based on member's risk tolerance, goals, objectives and individual preferences.
Creates and delivers sales presentations to members and prospects, effectively incorporating needs based selling techniques.
Maintains knowledge of competitive landscape and effectively communicates the value of Wealth Management offerings and how it fits into each member's financial strategy and life planning goals.

Minimum Requirements
Bachelor's degree or six years financial services work experience.
4+ years financial services experience providing investment advice and counsel directly to clients.
Broad knowledge of financial products and solutions for affluent market (e.g., investments, retirement, discretionary money management, risk management, long-term care, etc.).
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office tools.
Working knowledge of windows operating environment.
FINRA Series 7 and 66 (or 63 and 65) or obtainment within 90 days.
Life & Health license within 90 days.
Certified Financial Planner practitioner.
Certified Wealth Strategist (CWS) designation within specified timeframe.
Preferred
Master's degree.
6+ years financial services experience providing investment advice and counsel directly to clients.
4+ years experience applying financial planning strategies retirement, investment, insurance, tax, and estate).
2+ years maintaining a book of high net worth clients.
Advanced knowledge of financial products and solutions for affluent market (e.g., investments, retirement, discretionary money management, risk management, long-term care, etc.).
Working user knowledge of Client Relationship Manager (CRM) technology system.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office tools.
FINRA Series 7 and 66 (or 63 and 65).
Life & Health license.
Please e-mail resume with references and salary history directly to Jennifer at Jennifer.Stevenson@roberthalf.com
 

Friday, January 24, 2014

Client Service Specialist - Washington DC area

Client Service Specialist - Washington DC area
Title:  Client Service Specialist (0553-007-111)
Location:  Washington DC Area
Compensation:  Commensurate with experience + benefits

Summary:
The Client Service Specialist is responsible for providing the day to day servicing of the firm’s external client base, including the consultant and intermediary community. Our client is an independent investment management firm that currently manages over $40 billion in client assets. This role reports to the Director of Client Service. Open to relocation for any non-local candidates.

Responsibilities:
Prepare data and reports for assigned client relationships on a scheduled and ad hoc basis, including such items as: performance returns including performance attribution, portfolio characteristics, and completing due diligence questionnaires and RFPs (including databases)
Guiding new client on-boarding process, including contract management and guideline review and negotiation
Assist in the creation and maintenance of GIPS compliant composites
Maintain firm-wide and strategy account data for purposes of client reporting
Responsible for reporting CRT level activity and maintaining departmental metrics like gained/lost accounts, asset flows and relationship activity
Maintain current and accurate data on client relationships in firm CRM system

Requirements:
Bachelor’s Degree is required
Relevant experience (2+ yrs) in the investment management industry is preferable
Experience with shareholder servicing of mutual funds and/or commingled funds is a plus
Familiarity with non-US clients/funds is a plus
Skilled in clearly and professionally communicating both in writing and verbally to a sophisticated client base
Intermediate knowledge of investment management and financial analysis concepts, terms and definitions, including risk measurement
Skilled in setting priorities and managing time to accurately reflect the relative importance of job responsibilities
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with all functional groups
Ability to multi-task and manage changing priorities
Strong initiative and organizational skills
Ability to interact effectively with senior level staff
Have an understanding of the investment management industry and related parties (clients, consultants, and custodians)
Strong Microsoft Excel abilities
Experience with FactSet Portfolio Analytics and SPAR a plus
Experience with Advent APX a plus

If interested, email your resume as an MS Word attachment.

Jordan Striggow
BCI - Financial Services Recruiting
jordan@brokerageconsultants.com

Settlements Analyst - Chicago

Settlements Analyst - Chicago
Compensation: Commensurate with experience

Summary/Responsibilities:
Work with all parties involved to ensure timely and accurate settlement of all trades
Work with trading desk to ensure that the cash is in line for all accounts managed
Reconcile trades to broker confirmations at the end of the day for our Japanese clients and send reconciled trade report to client daily
Work with Portfolio Management team to ensure that all applicable Proxies are voted
Assist in the preparation of monthly and quarterly reports for distribution to clients and or their trustees
Track and resolve all trade errors
Ensure that all trade files are processed and sent appropriately

Requirements:
BA in business or related field
Minimum 1-3 yrs. experience in securities settlement
Strong attention to detail
Strong computers skills in MS Excel and Word
Global settlement experience, a plus
Knowledge of derivatives transactions, a plus
Knowledge of Omgeo CTM and Advent Moxy / Axys or similar systems is a plus

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

Zach Stierhoff
BCI - Financial Services Recruiting
zach@brokerageconsultants.com

Friday, January 17, 2014

Investment Analyst, Pathway - Irvine

Investment Analyst, Pathway Capital Management, LP - Irvine, California
 
ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Pathway Capital Management, a leading institutional investment management firm that creates and manages specialized private equity funds of funds for institutional investors worldwide, seeks 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
 
QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
• 1—3 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
 
 
ADDITIONAL NOTES
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, Hong Kong, and London. Pathway is an independent company, wholly owned by its 15 senior professionals.
 
To apply: please contact:  resumes@pathwaycapital.com
 

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Wealth Advisory Strategist, Kayne Anderson Rudnick - L.A.


Wealth Advisory Strategist, Kayne Anderson Rudnick - Los Angeles
 
Job Summary:
Established in 1984, Kayne Anderson Rudnick is a RIA managing nearly $9B in assets, with offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco. The firm manages approximately $2.5B in Wealth Advisory assets, providing investment advisory services to the HNW and UHNW markets
 
As the firm operates within an open-architecture platform, this position will be responsible for performing ongoing due diligence on all recommended investment strategies on the Kayne Anderson Rudnick Wealth Advisory Platform. The candidate will be also responsible for recommending new investment strategies and managers for the platform.  In addition, the candidate will also be responsible for monitoring all platform strategies and provide quarterly updates to the KAR Wealth Advisory Investment Committee and the firms’ advisors.
 
Further, while working with the firms’ Chief Investment Officer, the candidate would be responsible for developing content to be used by the firms’ advisors as to KAR’s outlook on the economy and capital markets. The candidate would further be working with the firms’ Chief Investment Officer to design the firm’s Wealth Advisory Asset Allocation models, providing research and analysis on asset allocation inputs.
 
The candidate would be expected to participate in client and prospective meetings with the firms’ advisors, as needed, to communicate the firms’ capital market views and provide information regarding the firms’ due diligence process.
 
Duties and Responsibilities:
 
Due Diligence:
§ Take ownership as the relationship manager with third party investment management firms.
§ Apply and evolve a disciplined set of tools/methodology for manager evaluation, selection and monitoring.
§ Perform Continuing Due Diligence and monitoring on products on KAR’s Wealth Advisory platform.
§ Conduct screening and due diligence on investment managers for inclusion on the firm’s Wealth Advisor platform.
§ Research investment offerings to determine suitability for KAR’s Wealth Advisory Platform.
 
Asset Allocation:
§ Work closely with CIO to develop Asset Allocation inputs, methods and processes to construct Wealth Advisory Asset Allocation Strategies.
§ Monitor Asset Allocation performance.
§ Assist in implementation, monitoring and rebalancing processes. 
§ Thematic Research as needed.
§ Keep abreast of industry and economic developments, and apply that knowledge to the firm’s investment recommendations and strategies.
 
Marketing/Communications:
§ Facilitate, articulate and communicate KAR’s investment philosophy, outlook, and rationale for asset allocation positioning and changes.
§ Produce written material and quarterly updates on the WA platform, keeping the advisor’s updated on the strategies and the instruments used to implement them.
§ Keep advisors apprised of platform offerings and developments; provide miscellaneous advisor education as needed.
§ Coordinate and facilitate periodic Wealth Advisory Investment Committee meetings.
§ Partner with the Wealth Advisors for proposal generation and ongoing client service efforts.
§ Maintain relationships with internal stakeholders
 
Skills, Knowledge and/or Experience:
§ 3-7 years of related experience
§ BA or BS degree
§ CFA or MBA a plus
§ Ability to assess the accuracy and relevancy of key portfolio data
§ Strong Microsoft Office/Excel spreadsheet capabilities
§ Strong verbal and written communication skills
§ Collaborative team player
§ Attention to detail
§ Familiar with FactSet, Morningstar Direct, Asset Allocation and Style Analysis
§ Must be able to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines
 
 Send resume to: recruiting@kayne.com

Sr Wealth Advisor, Kayne Anderson Rudnick - OC/SD & L.A.

Senior Wealth Advisor, Kayne Anderson Rudnick - Orange County/San Diego & Los Angeles

Kayne Anderson Rudnick seeks two wealth advisor professionals; One will cover the Orange County/San Diego Territory and the other will cover the Los Angeles area. 

          The successful candidate should be an aggressive business builder with contacts and relationships in the community. In addition, a strong understanding of the investment management process and sensitivity to the particular needs of wealthy individuals is important. This individual must be able to develop and maintain client relationships and assist in coordinating the portfolio management process.

          Candidate prerequisites include significant experience as a successful salesperson within a financial institution. A broad understanding of the global financial markets is beneficial. Finally, this individual must have the ability to interact with all parts of our organization and have demonstrated the following:

·         Ability to communicate effectively to prospective clients with varying degrees of investment knowledge.
·         Clear understanding of a long-term consultative sales process, with the ability to prospect for and win new business. We are looking for a successful track record in sales, new business development and client retention.
·         Ability to deliver both conceptual and technical marketing/sales and implementation of ideas. Comfortable with explaining investment strategy, dealing with performance numbers and a good technical understanding of the products and services offered.
·         Ability to identify client needs and suggest innovative solutions.
·         Strong verbal and presentation skills.
·         Must be a team player with excellent relationship management skills.

 Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in investment management and/or financial advisory services with demonstrated ability to develop and manage client relationships.
·         Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; CFP designation (preferred); MBA (ideal).
·         Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, as well as financial planning and securities balancing software.
·         Financial planning/wealth management acumen, judgment and experience.
·         Excellent communication and listening skills.
·         Client first attitude.
·         A team player, with strong coaching and leadership skills.
·         Desire/ability to work successfully in a small company environment

Send resume to: recruiting@kayne.com