Thursday, September 24, 2015

BlackRock iShares Product Consultant - San Francisco

BlackRock iShares Product Consultant - San Francisco
 
The Product Consultant position is a key role within the iShares Global Markets & Investments Group, with responsibility for delivering investment and product expertise to financial professionals within the U.S. Wealth Advisory business. The successful candidate will serve as a technical expert on the iShares product suite, craft competitive, bespoke product analyses for clients and help them understand how to best use iShares ETFs.  In leveraging investment expertise, product knowledge and various investment systems, the Product Consultant is an important partner in winning new business and/or deepening large existing relationships collaboratively with the sales teams.
 
Primary Responsibilities
  • Respond to client product assessment requests by crafting robust, customized analyses and articulating relevant insights. Types of requests include, but are not limited to, detailed single or multiple fund comparative analyses such as returns based style analysis, holdings analysis, and risk and return attribution.
  • Assist in coverage of the inbound iShares Product Hotline for internal partners across BlackRock
  • Providing remote and in-field support to the sales and distribution teams in client meetings, roadshow events, and conference speaking engagements.  This may require some travel.
  • Proactively disseminate investment and product knowledge throughout the sales and marketing teams and other critical areas.
  • Evolve the project workflow and increase overall team efficiency by proactively recommending enhancements that may leverage existing software and software vendors.
  • Continually expand and deepen investment, industry and iShares product knowledge base. Stay abreast of current market environment and the latest relevant investment research
Skills & Qualifications
  • BA/BS degree required.  Masters, or progress toward, preferred.
  • CFA, CAIA, FRM, or progress toward, preferred.
  • 4+ years of direct industry experience, including strong investment management knowledge and proven client facing capability.
  • ETF product familiarity and direct industry experience strongly preferred.
  • Strong analytical skills are a must. Hands-on experience with MPI Stylus/Allocator, Morningstar Direct, Zephyr Analytics, Barclays Live, Bloomberg or similar systems required.
  • Interest in and aptitude for learning and practically applying analytical software to client projects.
  • High level of self-motivation, with strong integrity & ethics.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written along with significant client facing (investment consulting / strategy / sales) experience.
  • Strong organizational skills; ability to multi-task, prioritize and collaborate vertically/horizontally and across functionally / geographically disperse teams in a fast paced environment.
BlackRock is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, veteran status, and other statuses protected by law.
 
BlackRock will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of Article 49 of the San Francisco Police Code.
 
 
 

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Data Analyst, Hedge Fund - New York City

Data Analyst, Hedge Fund (1061-1) - New York City
 
Compensation: Commensurate with experience
Summary/Responsibilities:
  • Establish/maintain data integrity and clearly communicate insights across various divisions
  • Collaborate with different departments on production/delivery/warehousing of complex data sets
  • Play integral role in firm’s extensive interaction with various financial vendors on data management/customized reporting solutions, as well as development/implementation of ongoing enhancements
  • Liaise with prime brokers/managers/internal operations to reconcile all trade flow activity between firm’s risk management systems/custodial reports
  • Prepare/distribute daily (as well as multiple intraday) internal reports/analyses
  • Onboard new managers/custodians into firm’s real-time customized automated risk analysis/reporting framework, as well as assist with integration of various manager trading platforms as necessary
Requirements:
  • BA degree in Computer Science, Quantitative Finance or other quantitative field
  • 2+ years of programming experience with financial institution (preferably hedge fund or proprietary trading firm)
  • Exceptional Python, Excel and VBA skills including expertise working with complex data sets in Python
  • Candidates must have strong computer skills, including data management skills (with emphasis on accuracy), detail orientation, robust analytical skills, ability to work in a team environment, exceptional work ethic and strong interpersonal skills
  • Familiarity with various financial software solutions such as Bloomberg preferred, but not required
  • Knowledge of SQL and databases, as well as other programming experience, is a plus
If interested, please email your resume as an MS Word attachment to:
Nicole Sarillo
BCI - Financial Services Recruiting

Hedge Fund, Private Client, Marketing, etc. - West Coast

Hedge Fund, Private Client, Marketing, etc. - West Coast
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Hedge Fund Research Analyst
  • Hedge Fund Monitoring and Reporting: Conduct ongoing monitoring of hedge fund investments including quarterly conference calls and preparing monitoring reports for clients and internal use. Hedge Fund Manager Research: Assist the research team in identifying, interviewing and evaluating direct hedge funds. Provide written meeting documentation and notes on hedge fund research meetings summarizing the thesis/next steps.
  • Business and Operational Review: Assist research team with operational due diligence and review/evaluation of hedge fund administrative procedures and business risks.
  • Hedge Fund Documentation Review: Familiarity with and ability to review and interpret hedge fund legal documentation (including financial statements, offering memorandum, etc.) and evaluate terms and conditions.
  • Investment Committee: Participate in and contribute to Investment Committee discussions.
Note: this position does not involve analysis of individual securities or companies.
 
QUALIFICATIONS
Candidates must have a college degree, preferably in Finance/Economics. MBA, CPA, or CFA a plus, with 2-3 years of experience in hedge fund manager research. Strong verbal, writing, and quantitative analysis skills are required, as well as strong proficiency with Word, PowerPoint and Excel. Candidates invited to an interview will be asked to take a test evaluating cognitive ability, including verbal and quantitative skills and attention to detail.

Interested candidates, please send resume to jobs@westcoastfinancialjobs.com


Hedge Fund Accountant– (Newport Beach, CA)
Process monthly fund NAV calculations, daily monitoring of fund performance, assist with all the accounting, trade settlement and finance related day to day operations for the funds, assist with all management reporting including preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements. 3+ years experience in hedge fund operations (5+ years overall Accounting or Finance experience) , Required experience with FX & long/short products and NAV calculations
Minimum Bachelors’ Degree, preferably with an emphasis in Accounting/Finance
Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, and QuickBooks, Software system conversion experience preferred.
Interested candidates, please send resume to jobs@westcoastfinancialjobs.com
Team Lead, Corporate Actions – Los Angeles, CA
The Team Lead, Corporate Actions, will support the responsibilities assigned to the corporate actions team and assist the Middle Office Manager in providing oversight for day-to-day Corporate Actions tasks. The Team Lead role is a high impact, high risk position that monitors and executes capital changes across Fixed Income, Equity, and Global securities types, while also providing oversight on day-to-day team operations. This position performs a crucial role by monitoring time-sensitive notifications for Corporate Actions such as corporate reorganizations, acquisitions, stock splits, mergers, rights issues, puts, exchanges, tenders, etc. Perform QA (Quality Assurance) review of daily processed corporate actions, corporate actions notifications, and corporate actions logs for both Fixed Income and Equity products. Oversee the corporate action process from initial notification until custodian reconciliation
Responsible for monitoring all voluntary and mandatory corporate actions, including but not limited to exchanges, consents, tenders, puts, calls, stock splits, mergers, spin-offs, and conversions. Review, understand, and confirm; corporate action details with custodians and offering agents. Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics ; 3-5 years performing Corporate Actions duties for a buy/sell side asset manager, plus 2 years leadership experience. Corporate Actions experience with Equity and Global Securities, knowledge of domestic and global fixed income and equity securities/instruments, Microsoft Excel and Word; Bloomberg experience is required.
Interested candidates, please send resume to jobs@westcoastfinancialjobs.com.
Private Client Associate – Denver, CO
Asset Manager seeks Associate to work as part of a team with several Financial Advisors. Degree from a highly competitive university and relevant industry experience required. Required: analytical, written/oral communication, organizational, computer. Responsible for all aspects of client servicing, which involves: heavy client interaction and problem solving for high net worth prospects, clients and intermediaries. Provide functions such as, portfolio analysis, research, account creation, maintenance and reconciliation, special projects, preparation of marketing/prospecting presentations. Analyzing financial information provided by clients/prospects to determine strategies for achieving their investment objectives. Working synergistically with the team to build relationships and achieve goals. The ideal candidate will demonstrate strong analytical ability and excellent communication skills, both verbally and in writing. He or she will also be detail-oriented and able to multitask. Series 7 preferred.
Interested candidates, please send resume to jobs@westcoastfinancialjobs.com.
Private Client Associate – San Francisco, CA
Asset Manager seeks Associate to work as part of a team with several Financial Advisors. Degree from a highly competitive university and relevant industry experience required. Required: analytical, written/oral communication, organizational, computer. Responsible for all aspects of client servicing, which involves: heavy client interaction and problem solving for high net worth prospects, clients and intermediaries. Provide functions such as, portfolio analysis, research, account creation, maintenance and reconciliation, special projects, preparation of marketing/prospecting presentations. Analyzing financial information provided by clients/prospects to determine strategies for achieving their investment objectives. Working synergistically with the team to build relationships and achieve goals. The ideal candidate will demonstrate strong analytical ability and excellent communication skills, both verbally and in writing. He or she will also be detail-oriented and able to multitask. Series 7 preferred.
Interested candidates, please send resume to jobs@westcoastfinancialjobs.com.
Portfolio Administrator – Burbank
Handling all day to day operations, client servicing, support, trading, etc. for 1/3 of the firm’s client accounts. Duties: processing new accounts, transfers, fed fund wires and margin calls, processing retirement account rollovers and distributions, providing general account services, handling and processing securities/fund transactions, updating and maintaining financial performance reports, calculating rates of returns on portfolios, account reconciliation and portfolio cost basis. The candidate must have strong organizational and written/oral communication skills. Series 7 & 63 preferred.
Interested candidates, please send resume to jobs@westcoastfinancialjobs.com.

Investment Advisor Associate – West LA

The Investment Advisor Associate will be responsible for providing day to day administrative support to wealth advisors and high net worth investors. Serve as primary operational and administrative contact for high-net-worth and institutional clients; provide daily client service. Work closely with operations, marketing, performance, and portfolio management teams to conduct analysis of client portfolios. Manage new account opening and ongoing account monitoring processes. Undergraduate degree. 5 to 7 years client service working with high net worth individuals at an investment management firm, private bank, or broker/dealer with history of increasing responsibilities. Knowledge of equity and fixed income markets. Demonstrated knowledge of asset allocation concepts. Experience with and knowledge of paperwork and workflow associated with custodians. Proficiency in use of portfolio accounting systems (i.e., APL), CRM’s, Excel, Word, and database software, and web-based systems of various custodians.
Interested candidates, please send resume to jobs@westcoastfinancialjobs.com.
Marketing Assistant / Client Service Specialist – West Los Angeles
Investment Advisor needs Marketing Assistant/ Client Services Specialist to support a Sr. Marketing VP. Exposure to all aspects of asset management. Responsible for client servicing, which involves: new account documents, account maintenance, preparation of marketing presentations. Additional duties include: phone coverage, correspondence, quarterly statements, database maintenance, travel arrangements, expenses reports, and calendar. College educated a plus BUT industry and related experience required. Candidate must possess strong skills in organization and written/oral communications. Should be detail-oriented, able to work under pressure and be a team player. 1-3 years relevant experience. Excellent office/computer skills required including: Microsoft Office, Outlook, Excel, Word.
Interested candidates, please send resume to jobs@westcoastfinancialjobs.com.
Business Reporting Associate – Los Angeles
The Business Reporting Associate will work on a team within the Client Service & Marketing Support department that is responsible for providing critical reports utilized by the department and senior management, as well as completing ad hoc project initiatives. Produce internal management reports that illustrate firm-wide growth and historical trends in assets under management, client base and product growth. Work with IT to enhance the firm’s CRM system (Onyx); train all new users globally, build reports and prepare training materials to distribute to other offices. Compile detailed information packets for Client Service Executives to respond to inquiries and prepare for client meetings and conference calls. Research and respond to prospect and consultant inquiries that come through leads generated by the Consultant and Marketing Executives’ efforts. Coordinate mass client communications with Senior Management, Publications, and IT to be distributed via email, hard copy and web posting. Two years of experience in a Financial Services environment, advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, with an emphasis on Excel, Bachelor’s degree required.
Interested candidates, please send resume to jobs@westcoastfinancialjobs.com.
Private Client Coordinator – Denver, CO
As a liaison between Financial Advisors and clients, the Private Client Coordinator plays a vital role in client relationships. Duties: support multiple Financial Advisors, initiate and respond to client requests, answer calls within your team and while covering the reception desk as necessary, prepare presentations and reports for Advisors’ high net worth clients, schedule and maintain meetings, appointments and travel plans to effectively manage Advisor’s calendar, and general administrative. Hours: 8:30 am – 5:30 pm. Flexibility to work overtime as workload demands change. Job Qualifications: 1 year of experience as a coordinator, administrative or executive support in a corporate or professional office, excellent verbal and written communication skills for heavy client interaction, effective interpersonal skills and flexibility to adapt to a variety of personalities. Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Bachelor’s degree. Financial services industry experience.
Interested candidates, please send resume to jobs@westcoastfinancialjobs.com.

Private Client Coordinator – San Francisco, CA

As a liaison between Financial Advisors and clients, the Private Client Coordinator plays a vital role in client relationships. Duties: support multiple Financial Advisors, initiate and respond to client requests, answer calls within your team and while covering the reception desk as necessary, prepare presentations and reports for Advisors’ high net worth clients, schedule and maintain meetings, appointments and travel plans to effectively manage Advisor’s calendar, and general administrative. Hours: 8:30 am – 5:30 pm. Flexibility to work overtime as workload demands change. Job Qualifications: 1 year of experience as a coordinator, administrative or executive support in a corporate or professional office, excellent verbal and written communication skills for heavy client interaction, effective interpersonal skills and flexibility to adapt to a variety of personalities. Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Bachelor’s degree. Financial services industry experience.
Interested candidates, please send resume to jobs@westcoastfinancialjobs.com.
Temporary GIPS Specialist – Los Angeles
Start Date: ASAP- End Date: 12/31/15, Hours: 8am-5pm
Duties: standard performance reporting, performance requests & queries, account set-up and maintenance, master and support several of the proprietary and vendor related applications.
Gain good understanding of the performance system’s complex architecture
Perform user acceptance testing and validation for application upgrades
Effective communication to all levels within the organization
Required Software knowledge:
Solid computer skills with a high level of proficiency in Microsoft Excel is required.
Knowledge using and Developing MS Access databases
Knowledge of PACE and/or other performance systems
Years of Experience in Industry: 3 +
Interested candidates, please send resume to jobs@westcoastfinancialjobs.com.

 
 
 
 

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Miscellaneous, City National - Irvine & Newport Beach

Miscellaneous, City National - Newport Beach & Irvine

Sr. Client Specialist CORE-4856  Full Time  Newport Beach  California 

Credit Analyst - Commercial CBS-4829  Full Time  Irvine  California 
Portfolio Analyst WMS-5073  Full Time  Irvine  California 
Relationship Manager - Commercial Banking CBS-4562  Full Time  Irvine  California 
Sr. Credit Officer CBS-4926  Full Time  Irvine  California 

Portfolio Analyst, City National Rochdale - Irvine

Portfolio Analyst, City National Rochdale - Irvine
 
The Portfolio Analyst has primary responsibility for trade implementation and strategic rebalancing of new and existing client accounts. This involves regularly making and implementing tactical investment decisions for clients and/or recommending client investment selections from a broad range of individual securities after consideration of the Asset Allocation Committee Investment Policy statements and client risk tolerance.

• *Minimum 3 years of Investment Management and Services experience required.
• *Minimum 4 years of computer experience required (e.g., MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint).
• *Minimum 3 years of experience working in a professional team environment required.
• *MBA and/or CFA, or current pursuit of either
• *Series 7 and 66 license required.
• Strong problem solving skills.
• Ability to work independently and use sound judgment in advising clients on critical transactions and in executing transactions on their behalf.
• Strong analytical skills.
• Excellent communication skills.
• Sound knowledge and understanding of various departments within City National Rochdale, including but not limited to the portfolio analysis, operations and research departments and how the functions of these teams impact the portfolio management process.
• Comprehensive understanding of CNR investment and research philosophy.
• Ability to effectively address Client or FA trade and investment related questions.
• Extensive knowledge of the Firm’s proprietary trading system, as well as the portfolio accounting system.

*Represents basic qualifications for the position. To be considered for this position you must at least meet the basic qualifications.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, Minorities/Females/Individuals with Disabilities/Veterans

Note: This preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Note: Candidates should be advised that City National Rochdale does not pay interviewee travel expenses or relocation expenses for candidates who are hired unless previously agreed.
 
To apply for this position please submit information to www.cnb.com/careers

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Wealth Manager - Berkeley, CA

Wealth Manager - Berkeley, CA

We are an established comprehensive wealth management company that is in need of an additional Wealth Manager. We offer a team environment, a reputation for excellence, established clients and growth potential to help you reach your personal goals.

Located in Berkeley, CA, we have served the SF Bay area and surrounding area for the last 19 years. We specialize in investment management and hands-on financial planning using a customized approach for high net worth individuals.  We are currently seeking a dedicated team player who is familiar with the investment management, all areas of the financial planning process with an emphasis on tax, and is enthusiastic about helping people strive for financial independence.  Our Wealth Manager position requires a goal-oriented, self-motivated, logical, curious, passionate, and professional person. 

Position Overview
This is a professional position that will be expected to free up the firm owner by taking over some of their client relationships immediately. You will be expected to perform all aspects of a Wealth Manager for high net worth clients.  Thorough computer skills are essential with a particularly strong understanding of Microsoft Excel, Advicent and Junxure which are vital to success in this position. Many of your projects require conclusions documented in client letters and internal memos; as such, your writing skills must be excellent.  The owner is available to provide mentoring and big picture direction and you must have the ability to utilize critical thinking skills and work independently to figure out things for yourself. The new hire must conform to existing culture and systems and be technology oriented.

Initial Key Areas of Responsibilities:
·         Become primary advisor for many of the firms existing client relationships immediately or shortly thereafter providing advice in all areas of a multidisciplinary financial planning business to high net worth clientele.
·         Work with the financial planning software Advicent to prepare plans and retirement projections and present to clients.
·         Work with the Schwab and Fidelity asset management platforms and client relationship management software Junxure.
·         Use BNA software to prepare tax projections and tax returns.
·         Be a resource for and assist in the management of Associate Wealth Managers.
                                                         

Key Qualifications:
·         CFP® certification with 5-7 years of experience in working with clients delivering financial planning, including producing and presenting the financial plans.
·         Adhere to 100% passive investment philosophy and fee-only comprehensive planning approach
·         Degree from a 4 year accredited University in finance, financial planning, accounting, or economics, etc.
·         Strong verbal and written communication skills.
·         Strong persuasive and interpersonal skills.
·         Ability to identify, meet and follow through with client’s needs and requirements.
·         Strong attention to detail.
·         Able to perform multiple tasks efficiently.
·         Technologist type background and highly proficient software user .

Benefits:
·         Competitive salary with performance based pay program and career track available
·         Company provided health insurance
·         Educational reimbursement (continued education, conference attendance, training budget, etc.)
·         Paid professional dues
·         Mentorship and Learning Opportunities
·         Professional growth opportunities

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

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Miscellaneous, 3D Asset Mgt - Connecticut

Miscellaneous, 3D Asset Management, Inc. - Connecticut

3D Asset Management, Inc. (3D) is a privately held management firm in the managed ETF model-based 401(k) and wealth management marketplace.
  • Supervising Internal Wholesaler
  • Vice President, Retirement Income
  • Vice President, Retirement Plans
  • Sales and Marketing Administrator
See positions at: https://www.3dadvisor.com/company/careers/#sthash.Y9njV0ev.dpuf
 

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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

President, Wealth Mgt, Anfield - Newport Beach

President, Wealth Management, Anfield Advisors - Newport Beach

Anfield Advisors, a Newport Beach based wealth management firm with a 6-year operating history, seeks a President to grow the financial advisory business.  The current Founder and CEO wants to focus on the sister company, Anfield Capital Management, a rapidly growing investment management business run by a well-known team of senior executives from PIMCO.  Attractive revenue-based compensation with meaningful equity ownership for qualified candidate.  Full autonomy provided. 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
·         Build the wealth management business to a multi hundred million dollar firm through organic growth, recruitment and acquisitions. 
·         Maintain ongoing client relationships and lead in the development of new client relationships with a strong focus on helping clients achieve their investment goals. 
·         Coach and mentor the team of three financial advisors and one business / client relationship manager.
·         Utilize full service, open architecture to provide the optimal client experience.  Anfield uses the Schwab platform.

The Ideal Candidate Should Possess:
·         Minimum of five years related financial planning and client relationship management experience with solid track record of developing new business
·         Bachelors or Masters degree preferred
·         FINRA Series 7, 65 and 63 licenses (or ability to obtain within 120 days of assuming position)
·         Proficient wealth management planning abilities
·         Exceptional client relationship management skills (both internal and external client facing) and strong business development capabilities
·         Demonstrated ability to coach and develop internal business partners
·         Excellent written and verbal communication skills
·         Established network of professional centers of influence (e.g., attorneys, CPAs, business managers, etc.)
·         Self-sustained by existing client book is a strong positive

Interested Candidates should send resumes to  admin@anfieldllc.com