Monday, August 8, 2016

Senior Financial Writer - Los Angeles, CA

Senior Financial Writer - Los Angeles, CA

Senior Financial Writer (982-6)
Los Angeles, CA
Compensation commensurate with experience

The Financial Writer will be responsible for creating a wide range of content that supports the firm’s three different distribution channels (institutional, high-net-worth, and retail) and the firm’s equity and fixed-income investment strategies. This includes creating investment communications, such as white papers, quarterly commentaries, market commentaries, articles, and other ad hoc requests, to support the firm’s brand building initiatives, investment strategies, wealth advisory business, and distribution activities. Contribution to content may also come in other forms, such as video or audio. The ideal candidate will not only have exceptionally strong writing and editing skills, but will also play a leading role in generating creative ideas, engaging content, and innovative ways to engage the firm’s audience.
The successful candidate must be a team player, yet self-motivated, possess proven investment writing experience, strong product knowledge, excellent communication skills, and have the ability to meet deadlines.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Research, organize, and write engaging thought leadership content, including white papers, commentaries, articles, client communications, and presentations
Create new product marketing content such as sales aids, brochures, market updates, portfolio manager interviews, and presentations
Use observations about investment strategies, wealth strategies, and timely issues to generate insightful content
Develop content specifically for product launches and marketing campaigns
Create web content and contribute to social media, video, and PR opportunities
Understand and analyze competitive analysis for the firm’s investment strategies and market data and develop strategic content from that data
Act as a writing and editing resource, ensuring high quality and the company is producing accurate materials
Work closely with Subject Matter Experts, such as investment professionals and wealth advisors, in order to develop new ideas and ensure alignment on content creation and messaging
Ensure consistency in the company’s voice, key messages, and editorial style across markets, channels, and media
Keep up-to-date with developments in financial markets with an ability to identify key opportunities to educate the firm’s clientele
Good understanding of the asset management regulatory environment
Assist the wider marketing team on projects/ad-hoc tasks as and when required

REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in English, Business, Communications, or Finance
Five plus years' experience in the financial-services industry, ideally covering both equity and fixed-income asset classes
Extensive knowledge of financial markets and investment/financial concepts, with an ability to understand and communicate product strategy and financial/wealth planning strategies
Strong product and industry knowledge and ability to translate that into thoughtful and engaging written commentary
Exceptional writing/communication skills to help create a wide range of marketing materials for various audiences
Ability to capture complex ideas and express them in a clear, concise, and engaging writing style
Knowledge of social media and possess the ability to craft appropriate and effective content for the various platforms
Ability to incorporate feedback and ideas from team members
Must be able to work in a team-based environment, within both Marketing as well as other parts of the organization
Strong skills with Microsoft Office applications, particularly Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Experience in using Bloomberg, FactSet, and eVestment a plus

If interested in this opening, please email your resume as an MS Word attachment to:
Tony Pietrzak
BCI - Financial Services Recruiting
tony@brokerageconsultants.com

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