Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Credit Analyst, County of Orange, Treasurer - OC

Credit Analyst (Administrative Manager I), County of Orange, Treasurer-Tax Collector - OC

This recruitment is open to the public. Online applications are currently being accepted, this recruitment will be open on a continuous basis; however the deadline for the first round of consideration is: Thursday, October

Reporting to the Assistant Treasurer-Tax Collector – Investments, this position provides administrative and  analytical support to the Investments Division. The position develops and maintains a quantitative and  qualitative credit analysis system to rate investment issuers; provides daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual written credit updates, and at least monthly provides credit analysis on approved issuers and related industries to the Credit Investment Committee; maintains and prepares credit templates for a variety of investment types; researches and analyzes new types of securities for possible inclusion in the portfolios; develops and maintains various credit related statistical reports; produces forecasts and reports for the Treasury Investment Committee on business, industry, and economic conditions for use in making investment decisions; provides backup support to the investment officers on the trading desk; prepares month-end Investment Division reporting; and assists in supervising college interns who support the credit function.

The ideal candidate will have:
• A bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, economics, business, or other closely related field of study
• Five or more years of full-time experience conducting credit analysis of different types of securities in a public agency, commercial bank, investment banking firm, brokerage firm or large corporation
• Strong knowledge of financial statement analysis, accounting principles and practices, corporate bonds trade settlement, credit ratings, financial reporting, capital markets, research providers, and cash management calculations and forecasts
• Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) certification
• Excellent English grammar and composition skills
• Ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines
• Ability to work in a time sensitive environment

In addition to education and experience described in the desirable qualifications, the successful candidate will also have knowledge, skills, and abilities which would demonstrate the following competencies:
• Performs accounting, investment analysis, treasury analysis, market analysis, investment reporting or investment performance measurement
• Demonstrates experience in a portfolio management firm
• Demonstrates experience in trading (buying and selling bonds)
• Knowledge of California Government Code on Investment Guidelines and Policies
• Knowledge of mathematics, statistics, and statistical analysis
• Experience with Bloomberg, AIM, Capital IQ, SunGard's, AvantGard, Quantum, or other investment systems
• Strong computer proficiency; skilled in Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint
• Evaluates the credit worthiness of corporations and financial institutions
• Performs credit analysis, problem solving and providing technical support related to preparing
management agenda
• Monitors and accesses internal and outside credit analysis, downgrade warnings, current financial
status, and holding disclosures for corporate users
• Experience with automated investment system with applications for trading, credit, and other financial analysis
• Guides and directs others toward meeting business objectives, while encouraging openness, creativity and innovation
• Strong strategic thinker who independently seeks opportunities and leads by example
• Aligns team/business unit with organizational strategies and objectives
• Uses management skills to roll out organizational initiatives
• Demonstrates ability to resolve conflict and develop collaboration
• Demonstrates the ability to understand and respect multiple perspectives
• Works collaboratively to align personal development and goal achievement with business objectives
and company vision
• Models behavior that demonstrates strong work ethic and high level of personal integrity and
• Accurately identifies issues, impacts and solutions
• Researches, organizes, accurately interprets and applies relevant data
• Knowledge of data collection techniques and analysis
• Conducts analytical research projects in an independent manner
• Integrates new ideas and contemporary approaches into problem solving
• Demonstrates strong attention to detail and high level of accuracy
• Exercises appropriate judgment in answering questions and releasing information
• Analyzes and projects consequences of decisions and/or recommendations
• Demonstrates ability to prepare graphic presentations and orally deliver presentations, management
reports, and audit responses
• Demonstrates ability to prepare complex written communications
• Presents ideas and complex material clearly, concisely, logically and persuasively both orally and in
• Ability to produce and present forecasts and reports on business, industry and economic conditions for presentation to a committee
• Promotes open, candid information sharing across organizational boundaries
• Listens effectively to others
• Deals effectively with various levels of organization
• Readily and routinely shares technical knowledge with others

All levels in the management series require experience directly related to the level of leadership, planning, problem solving, analysis program management and supervision required for a specific position. An educational degree in a specific area of study may be required for some positions.

Education/Experience: Two years of experience directly related to the competencies and attributes noted above. A bachelor’s degree in a related area of study may substitute for the required experience.
For details on this classification, please visit our website at http://ocgov.com/gov/hr/.

The salary for this position is $53,040.00 - $105,456.00 annually.

For information regarding this recruitment, contact Melanie Ramos at (714) 834-7320 or by e-mail at

Friday, September 26, 2014

Miscellaneous, Janus - Newport Beach

Miscellaneous, Janus - Newport Beach

Possibility of Janus Capital Group hiring for a Newport Beach office, fixed income focus.

You may want to check the Janus website over the next week or few weeks:

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Senior Analyst, Preston Ventures - Aliso Viejo

Senior Analyst, Preston Ventures - Aliso Viejo
Located in Aliso Viejo, California, Preston Ventures is a privately held financial services firm, which provides structuring, advisory, asset management, acquisition, disposition, and corporate finance services to institutions and family offices. Some of the world’s largest private equity funds and hedge funds know us as proactive, data driven, and highly analytical.  The partners organize institutional capital in conjunction with opportunities to invest principally in transactions where they can utilize their specialized market knowledge and expertise. Preston Ventures boasts a history of success through a variety of economic environments, changing business cycles, and asset classes.
This position focuses on providing analytics, statistical modeling, and support for strategy for multiple business lines. The position will require deep expertise and training in statistics and mathematics. Although some of the analytics are consistent month to month, the right candidate will need to operate independently and flexibly, identifying opportunities for additional analytics as well as quickly providing analytical models for ad hoc requests. The company is highly entrepreneurial, consistently evaluating different industries and markets for opportunities. Logical, linear thinking, and an ability to communicate rationale for analysis and defense of results will be important.
Key Responsibilities:
·         Provide analysis in a quick-paced entrepreneurial environment
·         Build financial and Monte Carlo models
·         Present results in a professional manner, while communicating and defending methods and logic used
·         Qualifications include a 4-year degree in Statistics, Economics, Engineering, Finance, Mathematics, or a related quantitative field.
·         Graduate degree is highly desirable
·         2-5 years of analytic experience conducting quantitative analysis
·         Extensive Microsoft Excel experience with functions (pivot tables, VLOOKUP, VBA macros, etc.)
·         Ability to adjust to quick paced environment with dynamically changing priorities
·         Proven ability to independently identify issues and develop solutions
·         Outstanding communication and presentation skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and thought leadership
·         Comfortable working independently and in teams
·         The successful candidate will have demonstrable analytic and project management skills

Email your resume to:

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Sr Investment Manager, High Net Worth - San Francisco Area, CA

Senior Investment Manager, High Net Worth - San Francisco Area, CA

Our client is seeking a Senior Investment Manager in the San Francisco area.

About the Company:
For over 100 years, our client has helped generations of families build, manage, preserve and
transition their wealth.

The Role:
-This is an exceptional opportunity as a Sr. Investment Manager, High Net Worth.
-You will help manage the largest and most complex clients in the wealth management group.
-You will help establish investment policy for the wealth management team.
-There is a sales component to this role.

What we are looking for:
-5 + years experience with portfolio management for HNW (high net worth) clients
-10 + years investment management experience
-CFA/MBA preferred.
Why should you be interested?
-You will work with one of the top teams in the US in a high growth area!
-This is an underserved area with tremendous growth opportunity.
-Very competitive compensation.

For more information contact: Nancy Wirth at 612.928.5406 nancy@hedbergsearch.com

Financial Planning Associate - Walnut Creek, CA

Financial Planning Associate

We seek a Financial Planning Associate for our fee-only wealth management firm's Walnut Creek,
CA office. We are very interested in candidates pursuing the CFP® certification and those who want
to provide holistic wealth management services to high net worth clientele (avg. 5-10MM). Candidates that fit into our firm and culture will desire to be in an independent RIA firm environment acting in a fiduciary capacity, that embraces technology, believe in passive investing, and working in a collaborative environment.

Position Overview
This is a professional position that will primarily support the Walnut Creek office location (there may be minimal travel to the SF and Palo Alto offices from time to time as well) advisory team directly in managing existing and new client relationships. You will be expected to assist in various projects including portfolio reviews and preparing financial projections using Excel spreadsheets and Money Guide Pro financial planning software. A working knowledge of portfolio allocation, investment management and general financial planning is expected. The team lead is available to provide mentoring and big picture direction, but you must have the ability to utilize critical thinking skills, work independently and anticipate firm needs and client questions. The firm is expecting the new hire to start in the Financial Planning Associate role and progress to an Associate Wealth Advisor position within several years.

Initial Key Areas of Responsibility:
• Assist wealth advisors in preparing analyses for client meetings and completing ad-hoc firm projects
• Assist wealth advisors with prospective clients by gathering data, reviewing portfolios, creating financial plans, identifying advanced planning opportunities and creating wealth management plans.
• Work with Money Guide Pro FP, Orion PMS, Schwab and TD Ameritrade Institutional custodial
platforms and Salesforce CRM

Potential Future Key Areas of Responsibility:
• Assist with trading and rebalancing of client investment accounts
• Deliver multidisciplinary financial planning advice for high net-worth clientele
• Develop and manage on-going client relationships
• Delegate appropriate tasks to supporting team members
• Provide input on strategic plan and direction of the firm

Key Qualifications:
• Organized, with a strong attention to detail
• B.A. or B.S. degree preferably in Financial Planning, Finance, Accounting or Economics
• Strong financial and analytical skills
• Strong persuasive and interpersonal skills
• Ability to identify, meet and follow through with client needs and requirements
• Must be a self-starter, problem solver and a goal-oriented team player with a ‘no job is beneath me’
• Able to work independently and keep team lead aware of progress and hurdles
• Show curiosity and confidence when dealing with clients and advisory team

• Competitive salary with performance--based pay program
• 401k with company matching contribution
• Group Health, Life, Disability, Vision and Dental insurance
• Mentorship and Learning Opportunities
• Gym membership reimbursement

To apply for this position please submit information to Caleb Brown cbrown@newplannerrecruiting.com
or www.newplannerrecruiting.com

Investment Analyst, 401K Advisors - Aliso Viejo, CA

Investment Analyst, 401K Advisors - Aliso Viejo, CA
A national retirement plan consulting firm based in Orange County, California, seeks qualified candidates for its Investment Research team to participate in the investment due diligence process, conduct investment due diligence activities and research money managers in order to assist the firm's Plan Consultants/Advisors and Plan Sponsor clients.  Candidate would participate in the recommendation of hiring, terminating or "watch-listing" money managers based on the information gathered throughout the investment due diligence process and also assist with other related duties including system reporting, fund fact sheets, investment policy statements, investment related research reports, asset allocation modeling and other various ad-hoc investment reporting.
Interested candidate must have strong interpersonal and communication skills due to the high level of involvement with investment managers and clients.  Position requires a bachelor's degree.  A CFA level II candidate is preferred.  Familiarity with MPI Stylus, Zephyr, and Morningstar is a plus.  Some travel is required.
If interested, please send cover letter and resume to jeffe@401kadvisors.com