Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Sr PE Inv Officer, Oregon State Treasury - Oregon

Senior Private Equity Investment Officer (SIO), Oregon State Treasury - Oregon

senior private equity investment officer (SIO)
Oregon state treasury
(Tigard area, Oregon)

About the Oregon State Treasury (OST)
The OST is a highly sophisticated organization with a wide range of financial responsibilities, including managing the investment of state funds, issuing all state bonds, serving as the central bank for state agencies, and administering the Oregon 529 College Savings Network.  OST’s Investment Division, with 25 staff, is responsible for a complex $90 billion financial and real asset investment portfolio comprised of both internally- and externally-managed mandates.  This includes the $70B Oregon Public Employee Retirement Fund (OPERF), one of the nation’s largest and better funded public pension plans.  More comprehensive information about the OST, the Investment Division, OST-managed funds, and the Oregon Investment Council (OIC, which provides fiduciary oversight for OST’s investment management activities) can be found at www.oregon.gov/treasury.

Senior Private Equity Investment Officer (SIO) Responsibilities
The SIO is responsible for establishing and monitoring new and existing private equity investments for OST-managed funds.  Currently, private equity accounts for $15B or approximately 20% of total OPERF assets, and is comprised of over 200 funds across 80 managers.  

An MBA and CFA or CAIA designation is strongly preferred, along with at least 7 years of experience managing sizable private equity portfolios.

For more information – or to apply:
Detailed specifications are available upon request.  For detailed specs, to make a referral, or to apply, please contact Elena McCall, Assistant Vice President, EFL ASSOCIATES, emccall@eflassociates.com

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED - PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT: Associate Financial Advisor - Newport Beach

THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED - PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT:  Associate Financial Advisor - Newport Beach

We are a $400 million AUM fee-only wealth management firm in Newport Beach, CA. We were founded in 1976 as one of the first fee-only RIAs formed in California. To help support our continued growth, we seek an Associate Financial Advisor to join our team. We are interested in you if you are in a CFP board registered financial planning program, seek to work with clients immediately as part of the existing advisory team, desire to be mentored by several senior advisors, and learn the business from the ground up. Sourcing clients may become an opportunity over time, but is not an expectation of this position.
Position Summary: This is a challenging position that requires you to work closely with the firm's partners and other firm advisors to provide day to day financial planning support to clients and prospects.

What you will  do:
·         Work with the team to develop meeting agendas and prepare for client meetings.
·         Prepare for initial prospect meetings.
·         Attend various client and prospect meetings; take notes, operate software programs, and develop list of action items.
·         Implement and proactively follow up on action items resulting from meetings.
·         Coordinate client situation with client's strategic alliances and manage overall implementation work flow.
·         Work closely with Operations Manager and Admin Staff for coordination and review of client account paperwork and custodian related account and service activities.
·         Master our Redtail CRM software and own any projects associated with it.
·         Prepare  analyses and develop plans in MoneyGuidePro software and present findings and recommendations to the firm's Lead Financial Advisors.
·         Assist with client appreciation and/or client prospecting events.
·         Substantially impact our growing firm by protecting and caring for the financial lives of the clients we serve.

What you will learn:
·         How all aspects of a small for-profit business come together to serve clients.
·         How we approach financial planning and investment management and provide service to our clients.
·         How to use MoneyGuidePro and Tamarac Advisor View to produce financial reports.
·         How to assess a client situation, develop preliminary recommendations, and at some point deliver them to high net worth clientele.
·         How to ask the right questions at the right time and listen at the appropriate time. 

Candidates that are successful in this position generally have these characteristics: 
·         Bachelor’s degree in Financial Planning; Master’s preferred
·         Must plan to sit for the CFP® exam within the next 12 months.
·         Demonstrate above-average oral and written communication skills.
·         Live for the details, but understand that you will have to make assumptions at various times and must move on to meet deadlines.
·         Demonstrate above average organizational skills and the ability to perform multiple functions simultaneously and to prioritize those functions to meet the clients’ needs. 
·         Demonstrate problem solving skills.  Loathe rote memorization, regurgitation, and being spoon fed.
Compensation and other benefits: 
·         Competitive salary and incentive bonus plan.
·         401k and profit sharing plan.
·         Medical Benefits.
·         Company Paid Holidays.
·         CFP Exam reimbursement upon passing the exam.
·         Paid training and professional memberships.
·         Personal mentorship by firm partners.

To apply for this position please submit information to candidate@newplannerrecruiting.com or www.newplannerrecruiting.com
Note: This posting expire June 21, 2015

Wednesday, January 14, 2015


This opening is valid until 6/15/2015

We are a growing, fee-only independent wealth management firm located in San Jose, CA. We  seek to add a permanent member to our team.  You will be an important part of our
success, working closely with experienced professionals to deliver personal financial services to
individuals and families.  In order to give broad exposure to our business, the Associate Wealth
Advisor will be responsible for some or all of the following items at increasing levels of
·     Entering client personal financial data into financial planning software, preparing financial planning scenarios, preparing financial plan updates and preparing complete financial plans.
·     Documenting client investment considerations and portfolio selections in Investment Policy Statements.
·     Working alongside senior professionals to develop client investment recommendations using our standard methodology.
·     Preparing income tax projections and capital gains/loss and other tax analyses.
·     Creating, processing and tracking status of new investment account applications and asset transfers.
·     Assisting in portfolio rebalancing and trading operations, portfolio reconciliation and production of client investment performance reports.
·     Maintaining client information in software systems (contact manager, billing, portfolio management, tax, financial planning).
·     Establishing and maintaining client files, both in paper form and on computer server.
·     Creating and managing client and advisor task lists.
·     Preparing information for client meetings.
·     Preparing and assembling client deliverables such as financial plans, investment plans, investment performance reports, etc.
·     Attending and contributing to client meetings, initially recording key information and action items and later presenting analyses and making recommendations to clients at increasing levels of sophistication and complexity.
·     Leading meetings for own and assigned clients relationships alongside senior professionals.
·     Attending networking events and building a professional referral network (“Center of Influence” or COI network).
·     Preparing letters and proposals for prospective clients.
·     Answering inbound telephone calls from clients, prospective clients, partners (CPAs, attorneys, investment managers, custodians), telemarketers and others.
·     Complete honesty and personal integrity are essential.
·     Successful completion of FINRA Series 65 examination (Uniform Investment Adviser Law) within three months of start date.
·     Pursuing Certified Financial PlannerTM designation.
·     Personable, with positive outlook on life.
·     Professional demeanor and appearance.
·     Comfortable with diverse personalities.
·     Ability to work under general guidance to accomplish assigned tasks and responsibilities.
·     Ability to maintain focus and effort-level during busy periods.
·     Organized and detail oriented, with excellent follow-up.
·     Accurate in data entry tasks.
·     Well above average skill set with Microsoft applications including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Education and Experience:
·     Undergraduate degree required.
·     Previous experience in the financial services industry or with personal financial topics helpful, but not required.  This is an entry level position in which you will be trained and mentored by experienced professionals who are committed to your success.
Compensation and other benefits:
·     Competitive salary and incentive bonus plan.
·     Medical, dental and vision health plans.
·     401(k) retirement plan.
·     A complete first year client service package including financial planning, tax planning and investment counseling are offered as both a benefit and training exercise.

To apply for this position please submit information to candidate@newplannerrecruiting.com or

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Int'l Equity Analyst, Keeley Asset Mgt - Newport Beach

International Equity Analyst, Keeley Asset Management Corp. - Newport Beach

Keeley Asset Management (Keeley) is a value-oriented registered investment advisor with approximately $5 billion dollars under management specializing in equities of small and medium-sized companies. Keeley offers mutual funds and separate accounts to institutional and individual clients.

Keeley is recruiting an international equity analyst to join its international value equity team in our Newport Beach, CA office.  Responsibilities include fundamental analysis of foreign companies for consideration in the international equity strategies, monitoring of existing holdings, conducting business valuations, as well as communicating with clients and prospects. The analyst will be working in close collaboration with the portfolio manager and will be expected to conduct fundamental research and valuation work across different geographic regions and industries. This position presents an early stage opportunity to progress within the investment team. 

Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Natural curiosity, open minded and a desire to learn new concepts and ideas
  • Understanding of and belief in the value investment philosophy and willingness to learn and adhere to the team’s proprietary investment process
  • High degree of personal integrity, strong self-motivation, superior work ethics, and ability to work both independently and as a part of the team
  • Ability for contrarian and independent thinking; conviction to defend his/her own and team’s ideas in front of the portfolio manager, consultants and clients
  • An MBA with concentrations in finance and / or accounting and documented progress towards the Certified Financial Analyst designation
  • 1 to 3 years of investment experience preferably working for a value-oriented equity investment management firm. A recent MBA graduate will also be considered depending on his/her passion for value investing and knowledge of the basics of corporate finance, accounting and investment analysis
  • Strong written and verbal skills
  • Interest and ability to travel, both within the US and overseas
  • Knowledge of valuation techniques, including experience with HOLT and understanding of the EVA and ROIC concepts, and ability to apply them to real businesses is a plus 
  • Experience in conducting business and financial analysis of companies within different economic sectors and geographic regions (a multi-country generalist) is a strong plus
If interested, please send resume to HR@keeleyasset.com

Senior Trader, First Foundation - Irvine

Senior Trader, First Foundation - Irvine

Summary: Senior Trader will work within the trading department of a growing investment advisor; focused on executing fixed income, equities and mutual fund trades. He or she will also assist Investment Committee on specific research projects.

Duties and Responsibilities:
·         Employee is responsible for adherence to all compliance programs and the completion of all required and assigned training by established due dates.
·         Trading wrap program accounts - (mutual funds and equities) for a large number of accounts, organizing blocks and entering orders for portfolio positioning, complete analysis and resolution of special account trading situations.
·         Bond trading and market surveillance – monitor the market and communicate factors that impact portfolio’s buy/sell decisions. This includes understanding economic fundamentals, supply and demand dynamics, seasonal events and technical factors that drive the market.
·         Portfolio construction – analyze, propose and execute trades and portfolio monitoring – track portfolio’s for proper structure, sector weightings and duration.
·         Processing aftermarket trading procedures - reconciliation across multiple trading platforms, contra-brokers, and custodians.
·         Facilitate, articulate, and communicate the firm's investment philosophy, outlook, and rationale for asset allocation

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
·         Strong quantitative background
·         Excellent attention to detail
·         Entrepreneurial attitude
·         Strong work ethic
·         Passion for financial markets
·         Proficiency with Excel
·         Ability to function as a member of a team and stay focused under pressure
·         Ability to assess the accuracy and relevancy of key portfolio data and organizes and prioritizes workload in order to manage time and perform multiple tasks. 

Education and/or Experience:
·         Bachelor's Degree required (Engineering, Math, Econometrics, Statistics, Finance, Business or related field)
·         2-5 years of related experience
·         Interest/Progress in CFA program preferred
·         Computer programming experience
To apply, contact Nancie Nguyen, First Foundation, nnguyen@ff-inc.com
Please send an email with “Senior Trader” and the recruitment source in the subject line
Internal Number: FFA312

Monday, January 12, 2015



The San Diego County Employees Retirement Association (SDCERA) seeks a Chief Investment Officer.   SDCERA has provided retirement and associated benefits to eligible employees of the County and other participating employers for more than 75 years.  Its current assets are $10B, and as of June 30, 2014 SDCERA’s funded ratio is 81%.

The Chief Investment Officer (CIO) is responsible for the management of the SDCERA funds according to policy established by the Board of Retirement.  The CIO reports to the Chief Executive Officer, and will hire and supervise appropriate investment staff to assist in management of the SDCERA portfolio.

SDCERA is in the process of moving from a structure where its investment portfolio has been managed by an external Portfolio Strategist, subject to authority and approval of the Board of Retirement, to management by an internal CIO. This provides an opportunity for the CIO to be a primary participant in shaping the future structure of the investment program and division. 

Education and Experience
The ideal candidate will have 10+ years of investment management experience in a complex investment organization of at least $3-5B with broad asset class exposure; experience in a public pension plan or the public sector is desirable.  An undergraduate degree in finance, business or economics is required; an advanced degree, plus CFA and/or CAIA certification is preferred.

For More Information
To apply, or to request detailed specifications, contact:
Ashley Campbell
Research Associate

Dir of Investment Risk Mgt, PacLife - Orange County

Director of Investment Risk Management, Pacific Life Insurance Company - Orange County

ABOUT PacLife:
Pacific Life offers life insurance, annuities, and mutual funds, along with a variety of investment products and services, all of which provide The Power to Help You Succeed. Headquartered in Newport Beach, CA, Pacific Life is a Fortune 500 company with approximately 2800 employees. We pride ourselves in providing a work environment that is challenging, inclusive, collaborative and results-oriented. We firmly believe each employee plays a part in our continued growth and success.

Currently, we are seeking a talented Director of Investment Risk Management to join the Corporate Division in Newport Beach. The Corporate Division supports the goals and initiatives of all other divisions throughout the company and its subsidiaries.
POSITION OVERVIEW: Pacific Life Fund Advisors ('PLFA') serves as advisor to more than $50 billion of asset under management. The asset allocation team within PLFA provides asset allocation and investment management services. This includes the management of approximately $40 billion of asset allocation products. The Director of Investment Risk Management will be a key contributor to the success of the asset allocation team's products and initiatives which require the following:
RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsible for the management of the investment risk and analytics function for the Pacific Select Fund and Pacific Life Funds with a particular emphasis on the products and strategies managed by PLFA. This includes the following:

• Manage the IRM team in compliance with all corporate, human resources, and regulatory guidelines. Specific focus of this role to foster an environment that offers challenging work and accountability for the employees so that they can meet their objectives and expand their responsibilities.
• Oversee the quarterly reporting to the Board of Trustees of the Pacific Select Fund and Pacific Life Funds on topics including performance, risk, fees and other items required to support the Fund Board’s needs.
• Build upon and manage the existing infrastructure, framework, and process necessary to oversee the risk and performance evaluation of the asset allocation, thematic and standalone portfolios comprising the Pacific Select Fund and Pacific Life Funds.
• Build upon and manage the portfolio construction process utilized for both current and future strategies managed by PFLA.
• Serve as a key contributor to the development and evaluation of asset allocation, manager selection, and product development recommendations related to PLFA managed products.
• Support the compliance, legal and operational responsibilities of the Funds.
FACTORS FOR SUCCESS: o Bachelor's degree required, advanced degree preferred. FRM or CFA preferred.
o At least 10 years of relevant investment risk management experience relating to asset allocation and portfolio construction.
• Demonstrated conviction, integrity, leadership and management ability in a complex and dynamic organization.
• Demonstrated ability to make good decisions based on a mixture of analysis, knowledge, experience, and judgment.
• Demonstrated interpersonal and negotiating skills, and excellent oral and written communication
• Demonstrated ability to develop strategic plans and execute projects independently, with realistic timelines, while adjusting to changing environments.
o Knowledge of a wide array of asset classes, investment management styles, asset allocation techniques, and investment products.
o Robust knowledge of risk management systems, derivatives, and control processes.
 *Interested candidates should apply online:

Corporate Credit Analyst, PacLife - Orange County

Corporate Credit Analyst, Pacific Life Insurance Company - Orange County

Corporate Credit Analyst
Pacific Asset Management with approximately $5 billion in assets under management provides investment management solutions to institutional and retail investors. As a registered investment adviser specializing in fixed income management, we focus on corporate debt and manage portfolios across various investment strategies, including floating-rate loans, high-yield bonds, investment grade bonds, core plus, strategic credit and short duration.

We seek a Corporate Credit Analyst to join Pacific Asset Management.

We are seeking a corporate credit analyst to underwrite fixed income investments and monitor portfolio investments. This position provides fundamental credit analysis of corporate debt issuers (leveraged loans, high yield bonds, investment grade bonds). Opportunity for increasing responsibilities based upon performance.

Factors for Success:
1) 1-3 years of fundamental credit analysis experience;
2) Financial modeling capability;
3) Strong oral and written presentation skills;
4) Ability to develop independent investment theses and recommendations.

We offer competitive pay/bonus program and a comprehensive benefits package.
For more information, and to apply online, please visit: www.pacificlife.com

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

TIAA-CREF - throughout California

TIAA-CREF seems to have a number of open positions in California:

1701569_NPB CA - Associate GC , Investments - Newport Beach

1701587 - Wealth Management Advisor - LA

1701590 - Wealth Management Advisor - San Diego           
1701571 - Associate Wealth Mgmt Advisor - San Diego

1701632 - Wealth Management Advisor - San Francisco
1701585 - Wealth Management Advisor - San Francisco
1701400 - Regional Business Manager - West


1701633 - Wealth Management Advisor - Palo Alto
1701577 - Associate Wealth Mgmt Advisor

1701576 - Associate Wealth Mgmt Advisor - Pasadena
1701210 - Wealth Management Advisor - Pasadena

Senior Manager, Acquisition Analytics, Irvine Company - Irvine

Senior Manager, Acquisition Analytics, Irvine Company - Irvine

The Irvine Company Apartment Development (“ICAD”) group is responsible for the acquisition, design,entitlement, and development of first‐in‐class apartment communities for The Irvine Company.
This position will be located within ICAD and will provide rigorous analytic support to the Company’s apartment acquisition and development activities.

    • Performing asset level valuations and return on investment analysis for ground‐up development, value‐add,and core asset acquisitions.
    • Creating, maintaining, and updating financial models of existing and potential investments.
    • Stress testing of investment performance through scenario and sensitivity analysis.
    • Assisting in the preparation of investment write ups and capital requests for Senior Management review.
    • Performing market research; assist in the development of market studies and competitive set profiles.
    • Participating in the Strategic Investment Planning process.
    • Other ad‐hoc research projects and analysis.

      • Four year degree with a preferred major in Finance / Economics / Mathematics or other business‐related field; MBA preferred but not required.
      • Four to six years experience in a quantitative / analytical role supporting the acquisition and development of institutional quality real estate assets; significant experience in the multi‐family sector is preferred.
      • Advanced understanding of real estate financial concepts (NPV, IRR, etc.).
      • Must have advanced level experience with financial modeling in Microsoft Excel. Experience creating/maintaining institutional quality cash flow models is preferred.
      • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Macros / VBA is a plus.
      • Self‐motivated and highly organized team player with strong attention to detail.
      • Superior communication and time management skills; comfortable in a highly collaborative culture.
      • Ability to thrive in a fast‐paced, deadline oriented work environment.
Apply on website

Mgt Consulting Fin Mgt Director, PwC - Irvine

Management Consulting Financial Management Director, PwC - Irvine

 Job description
Are you interested in the opportunity to work for an industry-leading firm that services clients that include the Fortune 500, and will give you the experience and exposure you need to build your career and personal brand? If you are, then PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (www.pwc.com/us) is the firm for you. PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC US) helps clients meet the challenges and opportunities of the US marketplace in the areas of assurance, tax, and advisory. We offer the advantage of being part of a global network of firms combined with detailed knowledge of local, state and US national issues. More than 180,000 people in over 158 countries across the PwC network are committed to deliver quality in assurance, tax and advisory services. People across the PwC network share knowledge, experience and solutions to develop fresh perspectives and deliver practical advice.

At PwC US, you will be part of a learning culture, where teamwork and collaboration are encouraged, excellence is rewarded, and diversity is respected and valued. We offer a flexible career progression model that allows for a variety of challenging opportunities throughout your career. We provide unparalleled coaching, mentoring, and career development programs; global opportunities; and state of the art technology-driven methodologies to help you provide quality service to our clients.

From strategy through execution, PwC Advisory helps clients build their next competitive advantage. As the world's second largest global consulting provider, we combine the breadth of knowledge of over 35,000 global professionals with deep industry knowledge to deliver custom solutions for our clients. A long history of working with many of the world's largest and most complex companies means we really understand the unique business challenges our clients face better than most consultancies.

Job Description: Healthcare is a transforming industry due to legislative and regulatory demands, technology challenges, and societal trends. Our growing Health Industries Advisory practice provides management, technology and risk consulting services to help healthcare institutions around the world to anticipate and address their most complex business challenges. Our practitioners are supported by a dedicated health research unit, which is managed by a physician partner and provides our clients with cutting-edge intelligence, perspective, and analysis on issues transforming the health industry. Our professionals have deep health industry expertise and include physicians, nurses, system specialists, health policy analysts, actuaries, financial advisors, and data analysts. The Healthcare Advisory practice is aligned across: Healthcare Provider, Healthcare Payers, and Pharmaceutical and Life Science.

Our Finance consultants help clients optimize all elements of their finance organization. This high performing team guides clients in effective overall financial management as well as corporate performance management.

The Advisory Financial Management team possesses knowledge of core operating environments of finance functions for a wide range of companies - start-ups through large multi-international organizations. Individuals typically have experience with improving companies' transactional and decision support processes, enhancing underlying technologies, and refining organizational designs required to make each individual process more effective and operate in an efficient matter. Other core competencies include strong written and presentation skills as well as change management capabilities.

Position/Program Requirements: Minimum Years of Experience: 8

Minimum Degree Required: Bachelor's degree

Degree(s) Preferred: Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting or Business Administration, Master's degree in Accounting

Certification(s) Preferred: CPA

Knowledge Preferred:
Demonstrates proven expertise and success with advising global organizations on improving efficiency and effectiveness in transaction processing, close and consolidation, budgeting and forecasting, and internal and external reporting, which includes the following:

- Leading teams and project management engagements in a professional business services environment in at least two of the following focus areas: shared service and outsourcing, finance transformation, performance management, financial systems optimization, and talent management

- Utilizing business intelligence and performance management software tools.

Skills Preferred:
Demonstrates proven expert-level abilities and success with developing strategy; as well as leveraging PC applications including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Project to write, communicate, facilitate, and present cogently; to and/or for all levels of industry audiences, clients and internal staff and management, including development and delivery of business proposals, conferences and whitepapers.
Proven track record of success and expert-level ability to maintain relationships with key executives and a network of professional organizations or affiliations and the ability to turn these relationships into additional sales.
Demonstrated proven expert-level abilities and direct success with identifying, obtaining and processing critical data (e.g. benchmarks) to challenge the status quo through innovative thought leadership in the application of standard industry practice solutions for high performing finance functions, including the following: internal and external reporting; people and organization structures; performance management, budgeting and forecasting capabilities; cash flow optimization and the use of capital; and, building and maintaining cost-effective controls.
Demonstrates proven expert-level ability and direct success with contributing to the development of a business vision and manage implementation efforts with complex project management capabilities.
Demonstrates proven expert-level abilities and success with identifying and addressing client needs: building, maintaining, and utilizing networks of client relationships and community involvement; communicating value propositions; managing resource requirements, project workflow, budgets, billing and collections; and preparing and/or coordinating complex written and verbal materials.
Demonstrates proven expert-level abilities and success as a team leader: supervising teams to create an atmosphere of trust; seeking diverse views to encourage improvement and innovation; and coaching staff including providing timely meaningful written and verbal feedback.

Apply on company website
 Job ID: 55072BR-0