Friday, May 29, 2015

Investment Analyst, Pathway – Irvine

Investment Analyst, Pathway Capital Management – Irvine, CA

Pathway Capital Management, LP, a leading institutional investment management firm that creates and manages specialized private equity funds of funds for institutional investors worldwide, is seeking 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
Requirements include:

  • 1—2 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
Company Background

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 35 investment professionals work out of offices in California, Rhode Island, and London. Pathway is an independent company, wholly owned by its 18 senior professionals.

To apply, please contact:  resumes@pathwaycapital.com
 

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Research Assoc Intern, Northland - Newport Beach

Research Associate Intern, Northland Capital Markets - Newport Beach, CA

Position Title: Research Associate Intern – Northland Capital Markets
Location: Newport Beach, CA
 
Position Overview
We are a full-service investment bank currently seeking a Research Associate Intern for our Newport Beach office that will be tasked with assisting the Senior Research Analyst in day-to-day activities. This position will provide great exposure to sell-side equity research and could result in a future full-time opportunity for the right candidate.
 
Responsibilities
·         Support the Senior Research Analyst in day-to-day activities for oil and gas coverage universe
·         Create and maintain complex financial models in Excel
·         Synthesize large quantities of information into concise thoughts
·         Draft proprietary research reports that convey key opinions
·         Conduct research through various public sources to generate proprietary investment ideas
·         Perform due diligence on oil and gas companies
 
Qualifications
·         Bachelor’s Degree in Business or related or progression towards such
·         Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite
·         Must be able to work a minimum of 20+ hours per week with AM availability
·         Strong written and verbal communication skills
·         Self-starter with ability to function independently
·         Detail-oriented with high standard of quality
·         Experience or interest in oil and gas industry preferred, but not required
 
If interested, please email Jeff Grampp at jgrampp@northlandcapitalmarkets.com

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Investor Relations Analyst, Liolios - Newport Beach

Investor Relations Analyst Position, Liolios Group - Newport Beach

Liolios Group, an established and growing strategic financial communications firm focused on small to mid-cap publicly traded companies, is seeking an investor relations analyst with strong communication, quantitative, sales and networking skills.

The ideal candidate should have an understanding of the U.S. capital markets, and preferably a background in finance and sales. This dynamic position requires strategic thinking, hands-on implementation, strong time management and communications skills. The candidate should also be highly entrepreneurial and have great attention to detail.

The candidate will report directly to the managing director, and will interact with client senior management teams as well as the investment community to fulfill the following responsibilities:
Job Responsibilities
  • Support the execution of client IR marketing campaigns
  •  Maintain relationships with institutional investors and analysts, brokers and high-net worth investors
  •  Organize road shows, analyst days, and other investor marketing events
  •  Assist in preparing quarterly and annual financial reports, press releases and earnings call scripts, as well as communication of other substantive company developments
  •  Review analyst research notes and provide summaries to clients
  •  Prepare client quarterly activity reports and strategic plans

Position Requirements and Skills  Ideal candidates for this position should have:
  •  Bachelor’s degree in finance, economics or other business-related fields
  •  0-2 years of relevant experience in finance, investor relations, institutional equity sales, equity research or investment banking

The ideal candidate will have demonstrable skills and experiences including the following:

  •  Strong communication, organization, and interpersonal skills
  •  The ability to collaborate in a fast-paced team environment across multiple functional areas, experience levels and operating styles
  •  Ability to interpret, understand and analyze corporate financial statements
  •  Maintain confidentiality with highly sensitive information
  •  Ability to perform diversified tasks and meet time sensitive deadlines that require planning, scheduling, and prioritization
  •  Strong utilization of the Microsoft Office Suite, particularly MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel. Other applicable investment database skills preferred

Salary and commission structure commensurate with experience. Please submit a cover letter and resume to be considered for the position; email to Matt Glover, matt@liolios.com

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Dir of Investment Risk Mgt, PacLife - OC

Director of Investment Risk Management, Pacific Life - Orange County

ABOUT US:
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 seek a talented Director of Investment Risk Managment to join the Corporate Division in Newport Beach. The 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.


Join the Pacific Life team and watch your career grow! We offer competitive pay/ bonus program and a comprehensive benefits package including:
* Medical/dental coverage
* TWO retirement plans: 401k retirement plan with company match and company-paid Retirement Benefit Account where company contributes 4% up to taxable wage base and 8% over to IRS compensation maximum
* Vacation/holiday pay
* Medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts
* And much more!

*Interested candidates should apply online: www.pacificlife.com

*Pacific Life Insurance Company is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action Employer, M/F/D/V

*If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career center as a result of your disability. To request an accommodation, contact a Human Resources Representative at Pacific Life Insurance Company.

VP, Hedge Fund Research, Canterbury - Orange County

Vice President, Hedge Fund Research, Canterbury Consulting - Orange County

Our mission is to relentlessly focus our energy and our resources on creating customized investment solutions that allow our clients to achieve superior investment performance. The Research team plays a critical role in fulfilling that mission by:
  1. Sourcing, researching, and monitoring the best investment managers in the world, and
  2. Educating the firm and our clients on capital markets, asset allocation, asset classes, and investment managers
As a Vice President, you will:
  • Help in the development, training, and management of Research Associates
  • Identify, perform due diligence, and monitor investment strategies for our clients’ portfolios
  • Meet directly with managers in our offices, and in theirs, to understand each manager’s edge and role in a portfolio
  • Utilize a combination of qualitative and quantitative criteria to evaluate the likelihood that each manager will meet or exceed our expectations, and to evaluate their results
  • Analyze market trends, assess relative value across sub-sectors, and advise on portfolio construction
  • Participate as a subject matter expert to better educate the firm and drive investment strategy
  • Contribute to the research process across all asset classes
  • Frequently interact with senior Canterbury investment professionals and world-class investment managers

Desired Skills and Experience

What Canterbury looks for in our Vice Presidents:
  • A passion for investing and 3-7 years of relevant industry experience
  • Self-motivated and a record of high achievement
  • Deep intellectual curiosity that drives them to never stop asking questions, and the tenacity and desire to unearth information that is not easy to obtain
  • Not afraid to have an opinion and communicate it to a broader group
  • Exceptional writing and presentation skills to communicate their views
  • The temperament and skill to multi-task and complete assignments for multiple stakeholders
  • The self-confidence, character, and pedigree to inevitably serve in a firm leadership role
CFA, CAIA, or MBA designation

Go to their website to apply

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Marketing Writer - San Diego

Marketing Writer - San Diego
Marketing Writer - San Diego
Title:  Marketing Writer (1024-2)
Location:  San Diego
Compensation:  Commensurate with experience

Summary:
The Marketing Writer will manage all aspects of formulating and delivering our marketing message across all channels including Request for Proposals, website, newsletter, and all other forms of client communications.  The Marketing Writer will support the firm’s marketing efforts by researching and analyzing marketing opportunities.

Responsibilities:
Manage all aspects of the RFP (Request for Proposal) process from inception to delivery of final copy
Ensure that the firm’s message and distinctions carry through all marketing channels and in all marketing materials accurately/ consistently using the Response Bank as a primary source for data
Support the marking effort by researching opportunities for future growth, including geographic expansion,/identification of new clients/ suggestions for new products
Manage/ adhere to internal/ external deadlines
Manage relationships across the organization
Coordinate marketing meetings with other departments
Manage competing interests/ multiple projects
Supporting initiatives of the Sales and Client Service Teams
Problem solve content/process issues as needed
Propose initiatives to improve proposal processes/content
Write and edit responses to RFP questions
Manage the RFP response bank
Work with the investment team to ensure RFP responses are accurate/ complete
Work with regulatory compliance specialists to ensure materials conform to firm policies/ industry regulations
Work with sales/client service/ administrative staffs to coordinate all aspects of the proposal to ensure quality of delivery of on-time proposals
Review marketing materials to ensure the integrity of information we provide across all channels and in all materials

Requirements:
Bachelor's degree required at minimum; Journalism, English, Communications, Business Administration, Public Relations or Marketing preferred
Minimum of 5 years of financial services industry experience with significant experience in proposal, technical or business writing
Expert use of Adobe Suite and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Experience with fixed income investment management preferred
Excellent writing/editing/ interviewing skills
Ability to work independently as well as in a team setting
Strong client relations experience
Strong research and analytical skills
Able to work across the organization with all levels of management
Able to manage deadlines effectively
Excellent verbal /written communication skills
Excellent problem solving skills

If  interested, please email  your resume as an MS Word attachment to:
Julia Brown
BCI - Financial Services Recruiting
julia@brokerageconsultants.com

Marketing Manager - San Diego

Marketing Manager - San Diego

Title:  Marketing Manager (1024-1)
Location:  San Diego
Compensation:  Commensurate with experience

Summary:
The firm is looking for a hands-on leader to manage and execute all aspects of the firm’s strategic marketing plan.  This role with require significant time and talent dedicated to writing, and producing RFPs in a timely and highly collaborative manner.  The candidate will also manage all aspects of formulating and delivering the firm’s message through presentations, website and all forms of communications with our clients and prospects. The position works closely with the sales and client service teams supporting their efforts to effectively communicate the firm’s brand and message to our clients and prospects.

Responsibilities:
RFP writing/production: Prepare timely, accurate and concise proposals.  Research background information on prospects and interview the firm’s knowledge experts in order to articulate our investment process in responses.  Manage the time-constrained RFP process to ensure that all proposals are complete, thoroughly proofed, edited and all requirements are met by their specific deadlines. Review and maintain proposal responses, ensuring the integrity of the firm’s message.

Client Communication: Collaborate across the organization to develop client communications.  Produce weekly, monthly, and strategic marketing pieces that effectively deliver our message. Produce presentations, brochures, web content and other materials to support the sales and client service efforts.

Marketing Strategy:  Monitor and analyze market trends, identify target markets and develop, implement and manage an effective marketing strategy.  Explore ways to improve existing products and services.  Develop, write and communicate our core message to further strengthen our brand by differentiating our firm and highlighting our product strengths and our firm’s values.

Management:  Assist in the hiring, training and performance evaluations of the marketing staff.
Quality Control: Integrate messaging and ensure its consistency across all marketing media through routine quality control processes – including quarterly reviews of content – and harmonizing messages with other marketing activities and brand objectives.

Creative: Look for ways to improve both the message and the distribution of that message.

Collaboration: Ability to develop highly collaborative relationships with all areas of the organization to ensure effective marketing campaigns and programs

Requirements:
Bachelor's degree required at minimum; Finance, Journalism, English, Communications, Business Administration, Public Relations or Marketing preferred
Minimum of 8 years of financial services industry experience including significant experience in proposal writing
Excellent writing, editing and interviewing skills
Expertise in Adobe Creative Suite
Strong project management, written, and oral communication skills
Think creatively; Results driven, highly collaborative; Detail oriented

If  interested, please email  your resume as an MS Word attachment to:
Julia Brown
BCI - Financial Services Recruiting
julia@brokerageconsultants.com

Analyst, Manager Research, Beacon Pointe - Newport Beach

Analyst, Manager Research, Beacon Pointe Advisors - Newport Beach

Title: Analyst – Manager Research
Location   Newport Beach, CA

Job Description
We are currently seeking a qualified candidate to join Beacon Pointe Advisors as an Analyst – Manager Research in our Newport Beach, California office. The ideal candidate will be responsible for providing manager research support to the firm’s Beacon Pointe Wealth Advisors partners. The Analyst will join a talented and experienced team of manager research professionals and will assist in all aspects of the firm’s manager research process.   The Analyst will also work closely with several other Beacon Pointe offices, where teams of wealth management and client service professionals are dedicated to servicing sophisticated high net worth individuals and their families.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
·         Serving as a liaison between Beacon Pointe’s research team and Beacon Pointe Wealth Advisors offices.
·         Assisting in the transition of new advisors or teams joining the Beacon Pointe Wealth Advisors family of companies to our shared investment platform.
·         Developing a thorough understanding of investment strategies across different asset classes; generating research reports using both quantitative analytics and qualitative/critical thinking tools.
·         Fielding requests for manager due diligence from Beacon Pointe Wealth Advisors partners and coordinating all the steps in the subsequent research review process.
·         Conducting research meetings and conference calls with investment managers that are being considered or have already been approved by Beacon Pointe.
·         Supporting Beacon Pointe’s ongoing manager monitoring process; maintaining and updating the firm’s internal manager research files.
·         Generating collateral materials for manager searches, client presentations, or prospect proposals, as needed.
·         Collaborating with the firm’s research professionals on various research projects and white papers.
·         Frequently communicating with investment managers and internal associates, both verbally and in writing.

Qualifications
·         Four-year college degree (Bachelors degree in Finance, Business or Economics preferred); advance degreed is a plus.
·         2-3 years of experience at an investment consulting, investment management, or wealth advisory firm is preferred.
·         Analytical aptitude and an interest in investment research (progress towards the CFA® designation preferred.)
·         Excellent written and verbal communication skills (submission of a writing sample along with the resume is a plus.)
·         Strong organization and interpersonal skills; attention to detail.
·         Willingness to travel occasionally on business.   
·         Ability to excel in a fast-paced, team environment.
·         Proficiency in Excel and other Microsoft Office applications is a must.

Qualified and interested candidates may submit their resume to Ellie Chizmarova at echizmarova@bpadvisors.com.  No phone calls please.

About the Beacon Pointe Advisors
Beacon Pointe Holdings, LLC is one of the largest independent Registered Investment Advisory firms (RIAs) in the United States working with both private and institutional clients, overseeing approximately $8+ billion in assets under management (as of 12/31/2014). We are independent and 100% employee-owned. We provide clear, objective investment advice to our clients - our clients' goals and needs are our goals and needs - they are one and the same.  For more information on Beacon Pointe Advisors, please visit www.bpadvisors.com.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Financial Consultant - Seal Beach

Financial Consultant  - Seal Beach

We are a $200 million AUM fast-growing financial planning firm in Seal Beach, CA. Due to our tremendous growth we seek a Financial Consultant to join our team. We are interested if you are CFP® certified, have several years of experience, do not want to cold call for business,  and are feeling trapped by lack of upward growth opportunities. Ideal candidates desire to be mentored by several senior advisors, work and meet with clients, and not be pressured to develop business.
Position Summary: This is a very challenging position that requires you to work closely with the Partners in all areas of the client engagement - plan development, plan recommendations, and plan implementation.

What you will get to do:
·         Complete Portfolio Update Calls per client service matrix.
·         Attend various client and prospect meetings; take notes, develop list of action items.
·         Implement action items resulting from meetings.
·         Coordinate client situation with client's strategic alliances and manage overall implementation work flow.
·         Ensure daily, weekly, and monthly client service standards are met.
·         Prepare client deliverables including Investment Plan Summaries and Financial Strategy Action Plan.
·         Review client account information including monthly and quarterly reports, , post-trade appraisals and other documentation for accuracy and strategy.
·         Master our CRM software (ACT!) and own any projects associated with it.
·         Work with Lumen Systems financial planning software to prepare final deliverable for plan presentation. Assist in our transition to Envision financial planning software.
·         Participate in monthly Investment Policy Committee meetings with partners.
·         Monitor and maintain model portfolios and Investment Solutions Databank.
·         Provide mentoring and assistance to other team members to ensure high quality for ongoing team operations.
·         Manage and develop legacy clients.

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 concierge service to our clients.
·         How to use Smart Station, Lumen Systems, and Envision Software to produce financial projections.
·         How to assess a client situation, develop preliminary recommendations, and 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 should display the following characteristics: 
·         Positive attitude is a must!
·         CFP® certification, Bachelor’s degree or equivalent with a minimum of 3 years experience in financial services. 
·         Series 7 & 66 registrations and life insurance license.
·         Demonstrate above-average oral and written communication skills.
·         Excellent organizational skills and the ability to perform multiple functions simultaneously and to prioritize those functions to meet the clients' needs. 
·         Reliable; arrive on time and consistently.
·         Personable and outgoing; able to form good rapport with others quickly.
·         Live for the details, but understand that you will have to make assumptions at various times, and must move on to meet deadlines.  Demonstrate problem-solving skills.  Loathe rote memorization, regurgitation, and being spoon-fed.

Compensation and other benefits: 
·         Cash compensation estimated to be $100k/yr depending on the quality and experience of the person.
·         Group Health, Disability and Life insurance
·         401(k) with company match and profit sharing
·         Paid securities licensing fees and state registrations
·         Mentorship and Learning Opportunities

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