Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Senior Level Commercial Lender - Austin, TX

Senior Level Commercial Lender - Austin, TX

Title:  Senior Level Commercial Lender (969-001-111)
Location:  Austin, TX Area
Compensation:  Commensurate with experience

Our client is a bank with over $150 million in total assets. They are looking to add a Senior Level Commercial Lender to contact businesses and corporations to see if business financing or loans are needed for their operations. Role will be responsible activities dealing with commercial lending and has a direct responsibility for banking relationships with assigned customers as well as prospective commercial customers. This role will report directly to the CEO.

Interviews customers and prospective customers and prepares documentation for commercial loans
Collect and analyze financial data for proper loan structure
Maintain aggressive commercial calling program for new and existing customers
Reviews final loan documentation to determine appropriate recommendations
Assumes responsibility for complex accounts and provides training and guidelines to less experienced loan officers.
Carries out a variety of business development activities to identify bank prospects
Ensures compliance with existing loan policies and procedures and assists in policy development and modification
Receives and responds to various customer questions and solves customer problems
Assumes additional responsibilities as required

10+ years commercial lending
Bachelor’s degree preferred
CRE specialty with Interim Construction Lending a plus
Good business development and loan serving skills
Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work independently, as well as motivated to work as a team player

If  interested, please email your resume as an MS Word attachment to:
Kristin Pries
BCI - Financial Services Recruiting

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Quantitative Analyst - Chicago

Title:  Quantitative Analyst (4-38-711)
Location:  Chicago
Compensation:  Commensurate with experience

Our client is a large independent institutional investment advisor, managing various domestic/global equity strategies as well as alternative investment strategies. They seek a Quantitative Analyst with 5-7 years of risk-related investment management experience, preferably with exposure to Emerging Markets.

Monitor/manage investment risk exposure related to individual securities/group of securities, on a day-to-day/long-term basis
Recommend actions that will reduce risk/shift portfolio characteristics, including developing hedging strategies for Emerging Markets
Develop/maintain quantitative models used to determine asset allocation/define sector weightings and allocations/enhance investment returns
Frequently interact with Research Analysts/PMs

Minimum of 5-7 years of risk-related investment management experience (knowledge of Emerging Markets is considered a plus)
Outstanding technological knowledge including advanced Excel/Access/ SQL
Advanced degree in Physics/Applied Mathematics/Statistics/quantitative discipline
CFA and/or MBA preferred
Ability to successfully communicate with people inside/outside the organization
Successful candidate should be entrepreneurially-minded, intellectually curious, with desire to expand beyond area of expertise

If  interested in this opening, email your resume as an MS Word attachment to:
Kristin Pries
BCI - Financial Services Recruiting

Friday, July 18, 2014

Manager - Public Markets, Caltech - Pasadena

Manager - Public Markets, Caltech - Pasadena

Please, only apply if you meet all the Basic Qualifications, including:

  1. * Do you have five years of experience as an equity manager of managers? This experience would likely be gained in a foundation, endowment, family office, plan sponsor or investment consultant environment.
  2. * Are you able to travel some (around 25%) both domestically and internationally and have personal flexibility in work hours? (Weekends are required based on workload.)
Job Summary
Reporting to the Senior Director of Investments, with direct exposure to the Chief Investment Office, the Manager of Public Markets (“Manager”) will play a key role for the Investment Office overseeing development of the $1 billion global public debt and equity markets portfolio and enhancing the portfolio’s risk management policies and procedures. In this function the Manager will be expected to seek and recommend the best performing asset managers that fit with Caltech’s investment objectives.

The Manager will be responsible for monitoring and understanding global market and economic conditions and developing intermediate and long-term portfolio strategies and allocations which optimize the portfolio risk/return equation consistent with the Institute’s risk profile and return requirements. The Manager, in conjunction with the Senior Director of Investments, will oversee development of both a long-term “strategic” asset allocation as well as a shorter-term “tactical” allocation which may deviate from the strategic allocation from time to time.

In addition, the Manager will oversee manager selection, on-going monitoring and portfolio construction of the public markets portfolio which consists of generally long-only domestic, international developed and emerging markets equity managers. The Manager will have deep knowledge of high quality global investment managers and be familiar with various resources (Morningstar, Bloomberg, industry contacts, etc.) which can provide leads to identify new managers to meet and/or explore hiring.

The Compensation will be competitive and dependent upon skills, experience and qualifications. Compensation will be composed of a competitive base salary and participation in an annual multi-factor bonus pool.

Job Duties
• Proactively identify, meet with, evaluate and potentially recommend new public markets investment managers from around the globe. Develop and execute thorough due diligence practices and procedures. Develop and implement overall public markets portfolio strategy.
• Rigorously review and monitor the performance of existing investment managers. Develop evaluation criteria and maintain an active watch-list/termination protocol.
• Proactively analyze and assess investment strategies and ideas that will allow Caltech to be a leader and stay ahead of the investment crowd. Identify in advance “what can go wrong”, early warning signs, and mitigation plans/exit scenarios.
• Build on a good network within the money management world. Knowledge of new managers, spinouts from existing managers, and an “ear to the ground” to know when there may be issues with existing managers. Effectively and proudly represent Caltech in the marketplace at manager meetings, conferences and in the community.
• Be a leading contributing member of the Caltech investment team. Exchange investment ideas and trends for public markets and other asset classes if appropriate.
• Collaborate with the Director of Investment Operations in developing and executing best practices in back office operations.
• Other duties as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications
• Advanced university degree (Master’s or equivalent) in business administration, finance and/or economics. Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation is very desirable.

Basic Qualifications
• Five years of experience as an equity manager of managers. This would likely be gained in a foundation, endowment, family office, plan sponsor or investment consultant environment.
• Demonstrated investment judgment and perspective on how to manage a public equities portfolio.
• Demonstrated ability to analyze, assess and question portfolio dynamics from investment strategies to individual investment ideas/holdings.
• Demonstrated ability to manage managers – rigorously reviews and monitors the managers’ work. Delves into the appropriate details and asks the right questions. Experience as a fundamental investor, with the ability to incorporate quantitative evaluations and measures together, would be a positive.
• Exhibits understanding of risk management concepts and techniques, quantitative methods of analysis; knowledge of a wide range of asset classes, financial instruments and strategies; knowledge of asset allocation, modern portfolio theory, and manager analysis; strong understanding of portfolio construction.
• Demonstrated superior communication and interpersonal skills and ability to work closely with Caltech’s small investment team. Must be a clear and concise writer. While not overly formal, Caltech’s investment review process is thorough, deep and written. Ability to develop written material for Investment Committee members and communicate with them effectively when called upon.
• Demonstrated ability to: think critically (“healthy skepticism”) and strategically, cut through complexity, and synthesize and articulate complex strategies in a simple, meaningful, jargon-free fashion.
• Demonstrated ability to work on projects in a team environment in a small office and work with and meet established deadlines.
• Ability to act independently with a willingness to put in the effort to achieve a high quality product on-time without constant supervision.
• Act like an owner: we are all responsible for the success of the Investment Office and do what needs to be done to ensure that success.
• Excellent analytical, quantitative and research skills; excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Enthusiasm for institutional investments, capital markets and overall global economic environment. Highly intelligent, and willing to be challenged and challenge others (respectfully). Ability to synthesize large amounts of often-conflicting information and recommendations and then develop a concise “point of view”.
• Impeccable honesty and integrity.
• The ability to handle multiple assignments often with competing priorities and tight deadlines.
• Some travel (around 25%) and personal flexibility in hours/weekends are required based on workload.

Please, only apply if you meet all the Basic Qualifications

To apply:

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Operations/Marketing/Trading Asst, Triad Inv Mgt - Newport Beach

Operations/Marketing/Trading Assistant, Triad Investment Management - Newport Beach

Triad manages equity and balanced separate accounts for high net worth individuals.  As of 6/30/14, we manage $139 million.  We have served high net worth investors since our inception in 2008, and we are now reaching out to institutional investors.  We seek an individual to join our team to help us manage our operations and assist us in growing the firm. 
·         Varied depending on what is needed by the firm
·         Handle operational, compliance, administrative roles
·         Assist with marketing and marketing support
·         Potentially assist with trading
·         Able to handle a wide variety of job responsibilities and roles
·         Able do needed tasks in priority order and re-prioritize depending on business needs
·         Self-starting, motivated individual
·         Able to represent Triad well with clients, prospective clients and members of the community
Desired Background and Experience:
·         Over 5 years in the investment management profession
·         Undergraduate degree
·         Interest in establishing a long-term career with Triad as we continue to grow
Contact Dave Hutchison, CFA, Managing Director, to apply and for more details at