Tuesday, April 29, 2014

SFP Analytics Analyst, PAAMCO - Irvine

SFP Analytics Analyst, PAAMCO - Irvine
Separate Fund Platform (SFP)

About the Company:  Located in Irvine, California, Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company,  ("PAAMCO") is a leading independent fund of hedge funds investment firm dedicated to offering strategic alternative investment solutions to the world's preeminent investors. Founded in March of 2000, PAAMCO manages approximately $9.4 billion in customized portfolios of hedge funds with a focus on the following broadly defined strategies: equity market neutral, convertible bond hedging, fixed income relative value, long/short credit, long/short equity, event-driven equity, distressed debt and opportunistic investments.  PAAMCO's clients include large public and private pension plans, foundations, endowments, and financial institutions. 
PAAMCO has adopted a unique organizational structure consistent with both its entrepreneurial spirit and company culture, allowing employees to grow professionally while also working directly with all levels of management across many functions within the organization. The firm employs approximately 130 individuals full-time and operates satellite offices in London and Singapore. 
PAAMCO is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against otherwise qualified applicants on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, ancestry, age, sex, marital status, national origin, disability or handicap, or veteran status. 

Job Title: SFP Analytics Analyst
Reports to:  Associate Vice President (Investment Implementation and Monitoring)
Status: Full-time / Exempt
Salary: Competitive Base Salary + Annual Bonus

Job Description:  The SFP Analytics Analyst is an integral member of PAAMCO’s Separate Fund Platform team responsible for the analytics behind monitoring all managers on the SFP.  Additionally, this individual will be the expert on all analytics systems utilized on PAAMCO’s SFP.  The Analytics Analyst will work directly with external service providers and with PAAMCO Risk and Portfolio Management to ensure a consistent and accurate risk environment.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

·         Analytics Systems
o   PAAMCO expert on all analytics systems and tools
o   Work with service providers to define and implement changes as necessary
o   Ensure systems are accurate and represent desired settings as part of all manager transitions

·         Investment Guidelines
o   Work with SFP Transition team to implement and test new guidelines
o   Work with service providers to accurately automate guidelines
o   Main point of contact on all investment guideline questions and issues
o   Ensure consistency between guidelines and across service providers, manage exceptions

·         Training and Education
o   Main point of contact for the SFP and greater PAAMCO for all SFP analytics related items
o   Facilitate annual training sessions on service provider analytical tools and systems
o   Train all new SFP employees on the tools, guidelines and analytics behind the guidelines
o   Educate managers as needed

·         Service Provider Interaction
o   Run weekly calls with the service providers to further develop analytics capability and to address any open issues
o   Define and manage long term projects
o   Work with PAAMCO Risk Data to facilitate data feeds from service providers to PAAMCO

·         PAAMCO Interaction
o   SFP representative on the PAAMCO Risk Management Committee
o   Work closely with PAAMCO Risk and Portfolio Management on various projects and initiatives

Job Requirements: Seeking a detail-oriented self-starter with exceptional communication and analytics skills.  The ideal candidate will possess at least two years of investment management/finance experience and be a CFA charterholder, or working towards the charter.  The candidate must be a critical thinker, motivated to work in a dynamic team-oriented environment requiring self-motivation, adaptive and have a passion for learning.  He/she must also demonstrate strong analytical skills and the ability to successfully manage multiple projects with shifting and/or growing job responsibilities. 
Separate Fund Platform Description:   The Separate Fund Platform (SFP) is PAAMCO’s proprietary managed account platform used to structure separate, frequently customized portfolios with underlying hedge fund managers.  Each portfolio operates and invests separately and is subadvised by a hedge fund manager selected by PAAMCO’s Investment Group.  The SFP Team of eleven is part of the Investment Operations Group and oversees the operations of the platform. 

Contact: Myra Duncan, Senior Manager, Recruitment and Employee Relations at SFPAnalyticsAnalyst@paamco.com or (949) 261-4911. 

Monday, April 21, 2014

CFO - Orange County

CFO - Orange County

Title:  CFO (Financial/ Brokerage Firm) (959-001-711)
Location:  Orange County, CA
Compensation: Commensurate with experience
The candidate should possess a solid background in accounting, budgeting, forecasting, financial analysis and preferably has previously worked in the securities and brokerage industry. Having a Series 27 “Fin Op” license, or past employment with a broker-dealer in the capacity of a Fin Op Principal, is desirable. The CFO will be a member of the executive team, attending board meetings, making financial presentations, talking to the Firm’s institutional clients, etc. Ideally, he or she should be competent and comfortable discussing financial issues and regulatory rules with FINRA, SEC and IRS regulators.
  • Review daily margin reports/trade reports
  • Review/reconcile all statements/ invoices from clearing firm
  • Prepare special trade files for upload
  • Generate trade blotters
  • Review commission statements
  • Process commission checks/ACH payments
  • Enter/process Accounts payable
  • Reconcile all bank accounts
  • Prepare haircut spreadsheets
  • Prepare accrued commissions spreadsheets
  • Prepare AP/AR spreadsheets
  • Generate financials
  • Prepare net capital computation
  • Prepare/file focus reports
  • Prepare/file SSOI
  • BA/BS Degree in business, accounting, finance or related field
  • CPA or equivalent
  • 5 years minimum accounting experience, preferably in the securities/brokerage industry
  • Series 27 securities license (Fin Op) would be considered a strong plus
  • Strong management/organizational skills
  • Experienced with a multitude of software/accounting applications
  • Ability to analyze/clearly explain financial/accounting issues
  • Must have analytical ability with excellent detail orientation
If interested, email your resume as an MS Word attachment to:
     Julia Brown
      BCI - Financial Services Recruiting

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Client Advisor/Planner/Liaison, F500 Advisory - Irvine

Client Advisor/Planner/Liaison, F500 Advisory Services, Inc. - Irvine

We seek to hire someone who is an experienced Client Advisor/Planner/Liaison, who will be in charge of handling the various needs of our client base.
This would include answering clients’ investment questions, doing requested research, creating asset allocation models, doing various financial planning analyses, making presentations to clients, coordinating portfolio purchases with the Firm’s  Investment Managers,  interfacing with the Firm’s  Compliance Dept. and Operations personnel,  doing monthly/quarterly calls, meetings, SKYPE sessions, updates, etc.,  monitoring cash levels in individual accounts and making sure it is being invested or reinvested,  etc.
Please send inquiries to:  lhicks@f500advisory.com 

Financial Analyst, FFG Valuations - Costa Mesa, CA

Financial Analyst, FFG Valuations - Costa Mesa, CA

Role and Responsibilities

·         Financial Statement Analysis
·         Building detailed financial valuation models including discounted cash flow analysis
·         Performing industry research including market research and competitive analysis
·         Report writing including the preparation of tables, exhibits, and charts

Qualifications and Education Requirements
·         A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Finance, Economics, Business Administration or a related field
·         Strong quantitative, communication and interpersonal skills
·         Ability to prioritize and manage multiple responsibilities under pressure

Preferred Skills
·         Demonstrated experience in company valuations
·         In pursuit of CFA designation

Additional Notes
FFG Valuations is a leading valuation firm, providing professional valuation advisory and financial reporting services to small and mid-market companies. Our areas of expertise include fractional discounts applicable to closely-held entities, valuation of businesses and underlying financial securities including intangible assets, shareholder disputes, and sale of businesses.

Please send resume to jforsyth@ffgval.com

Friday, April 11, 2014

Analysts - New York and Mid-West

Analysts - New York and Mid-West

1)  Technology Equity Analyst to follow both Value & Growth, with 5-12 yrs experience, Analyst will follow Hardware, semiconductors, and storage. Analyst must be a great stock-picker and have a good performance. Long only investment manager (buy-side) located in New York.
2) Technology Growth Equity Analyst with 4-8 years experience. Analyst must be a great stock-picker and have a good performance. My client is a highly reputable long-only investment management firm located in the mid-west, client will relocate. Bonus if the analyst has software experience, this is a technology generalist opening.  My client will also consider sell-side analysts.  
3) Healthcare Services Analyst (5-12 yrs exp) opportunity. Healthcare services, insurance co's->managed care, hospitals, distributors, Drug PDM's. NO drug or medical devices.  Additionally, the Analyst will follow consumers (staples/services). Located in New York.
Send resume and cover letter to Tracie Janoska

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Business Development Officer - Los Angeles

Business Development Officer - Los Angeles

Title: Business Development Officer (953-001-111)
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Compensation: Strong base salary plus commissions
  • Long-standing investment advisory firm seeks a business developer/rainmaker with a proven track record of building AUM sought to build strategic relationships with financial institutions/brokers/high net worth individuals/foundations/endowments
  • Sell/market firm’s core investment strategies (wrap fee programs) with brokers, high net worth individuals, foundations and endowments
  • Sell/market firm’s hedge funds with financial institutions
  • Annual follow up and review with on-boarded client
  • Identify/cultivate/track new opportunities, bringing new clients to the firm
  • Implement/manage an overall sales and growth philosophy across the firm
  • Develop/manage marketing outreach, including public relations/communication/events
  • Build strategic relationships with referral partners
  • Travel of 6-8 weeks per year anticipated
  • 6+ years in Investment Management or Hedge Fund sales/business development strongly preferred
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration or Economics preferred
  • Proven track record of building AUM
  • Ability to communicate effectively to prospects and help the company reach objectives
  • Computer literacy (Microsoft Office Suite)
  • CRM experience a plus
  • Strong work ethic and communication skills
If you are interested in this opening, please email your resume as an MS Word attachment.
Zach Stierhoff
BCI - Financial Services Recruiting

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Director, Manager Research & Investment Solutions - Los Angeles

Director, Manager Research & Investment Solutions - Los Angeles

Compensation:  Base $100K-$135K with Bonus of 25%

A registered investment advisor firm is currently searching for a Director, Manager Research & Investment Solutions.  This position will be responsible for performing ongoing due diligence on all recommended investment strategies and managers for the platform.  The position is based in Los Angeles.

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 firm’s Wealth Advisory Platform.  The candidate will be 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 firm’s Wealth Advisory Investment Committee and the advisors.

Further, while working with the firm's Chief Investment Officer (CIO), the candidate would be responsible for developing content to be used by the firm's advisors as to the company's outlook on the economy and capital markets.  The candidate will also be working with the firm's CIO to design the firm's Wealth Advisory Asset Allocation models, providing research and analysis on asset allocation inputs.

The candidate is expected to participate in client and prospective meetings with the firm's advisors, as needed, to communicate the firm's capital market views and provide information regarding the firm's due diligence process.

The Director, Manager Research & Investment Solutions will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following:

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 the firm's Wealth Advisory Platform.
       ·         Conduct screening and due diligence on investment managers for inclusion on the firm's Wealth Advisory Platform.
       ·         Research investment offerings to determine suitability for the firm'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.

       ·         Facilitate, articulate and communicate the firm's investment philosophy, outlook, and rationale for asset allocation positioning and changes.
       ·         Produce written material and quarterly updates on the Wealth Advisory Platform, keeping the advisors 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.

The Candidate will
possess the following competencies and attributes:
  • 5-10 years of related experience.
  • 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.
  • Articulate, confident, driven professional with the ability to work with like-minded professionals in a results-oriented, fast-paced and growing environment.
  • Unimpeachable ethical standards and a strong work ethic.
  • A bachelor’s degree required (B.A. or B.S.) from an accredited college or university; CFA or MBA a plus
Please email resume to tom@usexecutivesearch.com

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Compliance Consultant to Investment Advisers, Advisor Solutions Group - Newport Beach

Compliance Consultant to Investment Advisers,  Advisor Solutions Group, Inc. - Newport Beach, California

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

Description: Advisor Solutions Group, Inc. (“ASG”) is a 10-year strong 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 or similar experience is a strong plus.
Common job duties will include, but are not limited to:
  • Providing individualized compliance consultations
  • Preparing written compliance policies and procedures for clients
  • Creating forms and compliance calendars
  • Performing annual reviews of compliance programs or mock audits
  • Preparing regulatory filings
  • Staying current on relevant regulatory changes
  • Researching rules and regulations
  • Summarizing regulations and applying those to client situations
  • Traveling to various client sites (up to 20% travel)
  • Completing special projects as assigned
The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following:
  • 3+ years prior investment adviser compliance or similar experience
  • 4-year college degree in accounting, business, law, or related discipline preferred
  • Prior auditing, paralegal and/or securities law experience a strong plus
  • Working knowledge of Federal and State securities laws and rules
  • Exceptionally organized and strong attention to detail
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and deadlines efficiently
  • Self-starter with the ability to work under limited supervision
  • Proven research, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Ability to express complex technical information clearly & concisely
  • Advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and team player
  • Strong desire for a career in compliance
  • Unparalleled integrity and excellent work ethic
What we offer:
  • Position with growth opportunity, reporting directly to executive management
  • Salary (base + bonus) commensurate with relevant experience
  • Medical, Dental, Life, and LTD Insurance
  • 401(k) with Company Match & Profit Sharing Plan
  • Paid holidays and vacation
  • Flexible work schedule
This position presents an opportunity to join 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.

To apply, please e-mail your resume, cover letter, salary history & requirements to resume@advisorsolutionsgroup.com