Thursday, November 16, 2017

Financial Engineer, Originate - Orange County

Financial Engineer, Originate - Orange County

Company Overview: 
Originate brings together world-class product managers, software engineers, and designers to create groundbreaking digital products for our partners. As a Finance Engineer at Originate, you will provide deep domain expertise and hand’s-on data analysis with our FinTech partners to develop next generation financial products and software.  You will be providing the critical, central hub between project team members, our FinTech partners, and Originate executive management. 
 
  • Our success is built upon our amazing team. You will work with smart, creative, and humble people that are passionate about creating products that meet customer needs and solving problems through collaboration and innovative thinking. 
  • We employ the latest innovations in technology to solve challenging problems in a variety of industries. You will be tasked with learning new skillsets required for designing and building products in rapidly changing fields, such as Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, and Virtual Reality. 
  • We believe in partnership and the power of shared outcomes. Through our Profit Sharing Program, you can share in 50% of Originate’s global profit. 
  • We offer a flexible schedule and an open vacation policy.
     
Responsibilities 
We seek a Financial Engineer based in Irvine to assist our efforts in building out our Quantitative Solutions efforts for our growing OC office. 
 
Key mandates can be summarized as follows: 
1. Provide deep financial expertise and position Originate as a domain expert when working with high-profile and sophisticated financial partners. 
2. Generate thought leadership: Build models and generate intellectual capital. 
3. Deliver (and present) customized data analyses.
 
Position Requirements  
  • Advanced degree required in math, engineering, statistics or related field 
  • Minimum 3 years of direct experience in quantitative role in either a financial institution or an Insurance company 
  • Prior experience with high-profile financial institutions is a plus 
  • Global experience a plus 
  • Experience in Matlab, Python, R, SQL and related data science/analytics languages required 
  • Good general investment knowledge across asset classes 
  • Knowledge of Insurance ALM Modeling, and Risk Based Capital would be plus
     
Personal Characteristics: 
  • Strong production and results orientation and an overall “get it done” mentality 
  • Strong background working with global organizations and building relationships with internal and external stakeholders 
  • Excellent communication skills and business acumen 
  • Able to work effectively and professionally with colleagues of all levels and disciplines and often in distributed teams.
 
How to apply:
Send resume to chris.whitener@originate.com and put "Financial Engineer" in the subject line
 
 

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Portfolio Manager - Newport Beach, CA

Portfolio Manager - Newport Beach, CA

Fee-Only Wealth Management Firm                                                          
 
Position:  Portfolio Manager
Location:  Newport Beach, CA
 
Overview
Our nationally recognized multi-family office is uniquely positioned, with 100+ family clients and over $600 million under management, to provide customized financial planning and individualized investment management services.  The firm utilizes a true team approach with every client to provide comprehensive wealth and investment management services, and maintains a client to staff ratio of approximately 14 to 1.  In addition to advising on all client assets, the firm has a dedicated investment team managing client portfolios in-house, with a minimum requirement of $25 million in net worth for new clients.  The firm’s philosophy is to focus on asset allocation, indexing the core and selectively layering in actively managed funds. 
 
The firm seeks to add a CFA charterholder (or Level II or III Candidate) with at least five years of individual taxable and tax-deferred portfolio management experience.  The expectation is that this individual will evolve and grow with the firm with the potential to eventually become the Chief Investment Officer of the firm.  The ideal candidate will interface with current and prospective clients.
                                 
Summary of Qualifications
The ideal candidate should possess an extensive understanding of asset allocation, tax strategies, and experience with trading equity and fixed income instruments.  In addition, the candidate should have:
 
·        Excellent communication and analytical skills
·        Strong technical knowledge of return attribution
·        The ability to develop solutions for complex portfolios
 
We seek an exceptional, investment-focused individual with a curious mind, an enthusiasm for learning, excellent social skills, a genuine service orientation, who is a strong team player, comfortable working in a collaborative environment and interfacing with wealthy clients. 
 
Responsibilities in the first year include:
  • Executing mutual fund, stock and bond trades
  • Assisting in managing and enhancing current strategies with a role in any new strategy development
  • Identifying and performing due diligence on alternative investments
  • Performance attribution analysis
  • Writing economic and market analysis and summaries
  • Meeting with clients to review portfolio strategy and performance
  • Maintaining targeted allocation over time through periodic rebalancing
Compensation/Benefits                                               
  • Initial salary based on experience and credentials.  
  • Significant long-term upside compensation potential.
  • Benefits include: disability and health insurance, and 401(k) and profit sharing plan.
  • Fantastic working environment and location.  
References and credit will be checked.
 
Please send cover letter, resume, and references to RIAcareers@gmail.com

 

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Trading Analyst - Irvine

Trading Analyst - Irvine
 
The Trading Analyst will be responsible for supporting the Portfolio Management and Client Services teams with tasks such as creating exhibits/pitchbooks, reviewing client and prospective client portfolios, and managing the firm's portfolio accounting system. The Trade Analyst will prepare daily and weekly reports for the Investment Committee to track various fundamental and technical indicators as well as learning and becoming involved in the investment decision process.
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Analytical thinker
  • High level of proficiency in Excel
  • Understanding of economic concepts
  • Computer programming experience is a positive but not required (Python, Java, VBA, MATLAB, etc.)
  • Bachelor degree in related field preferred (Finance, Business or Economics)
  • Series 65 is preferred
SALARY   $50,000
 
To apply, please send your resume to:
Patrick Fresch
Willis Consulting Inc.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Miscellaneous Private Equity positions - L.A. area

Miscellaneous Private Equity positions - L.A. area
 
1)      Motion-Picture Industry Fund CEO/PE Fundraising
The firm is looking for a CEO/Fund Manager to lead the effort in growing and managing a Fund that specializes in investing in movie production and distribution both in Hollywood and Asia. The firm already has projects in the mix. The firm is looking for someone with strong PE capital fundraising skills (someone will need to show they are well connected with banks, security corporations and other Funds), fund management expertise (
the CEO will handle day to day fund management operations and be responsible for hiring and expanding the team), and exposure to the entertainment industry.
 
2)      Risk Control Director
In cooperation with the CEO the fund is hiring a Risk Control Director to apply risk controls across all projects for assets coming in/out of the Funds. The incoming Director will be involved helping the firm builds its own risk control systems with the most powerful, most secure, and the most effective features.
 
Down the road, the firm will need someone to run their:
 
3)      Hotel-Casino Industry Fund
The fund invests in project in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Macau, Australia and Singapore.
 
4)      Lending Fund Manager
The Lending manager will be involved with a commercial credit-loan department that meets the market demand that provides loans to new graduate entrepreneurs, small and medium-sized technology enterprises, movie, gaming and other related industries.
 
For info, or to apply, please email
Kristen Schriver
 

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED - PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT: Sr. Financial Analyst, FFG Valuation - Costa Mesa

THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED - PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT: 
Sr. Financial Analyst, FFG Valuation - Costa Mesa, CA

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Manage and Perform valuations [80% of time], including the following analytical work:
  • Prepare financial model;
  • Review the client's industry and risks associated with the general industry;
  • Submit list of questions to client based on an analysis of the financial statements and comparison to industry metrics;
  • Perform comparable search of transactions of similar companies as well as a search for a peer group of similar publicly-traded companies;
  • Complete analysis of the client's value and prepare a written report;
  • Ad hoc analysis regarding valuations as needed.
2. Business Development [15% of time]. Network with potential referral sources in the local community including surrounding counties.

3. Ad Hoc analysis for consulting assignments [5% of time].

JOB REQUIREMENTS
  • Understanding of valuation methodologies: including fractional discounts applicable to closely-held and passive entities, financial securities, intangible assets, shareholder disputes, and sales of businesses.
  • Financial Statement Analysis: historical operating trends, normalizing adjustments, ratio analysis, cash flow forecasting
  • Industry research: Subject company comparison and fit within context of a broader industry
  • Experience in use of Capital IQ or similar software such as Bloomberg.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
  • A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Finance, Economics, Accounting or Math
  • Possess one of the following licenses: CFA, ASA, ABV, or CVA
  • 2+ years work experience in valuations or investment banking


 

 

Investment Assoc., Covington Cap Mgt – Los Angeles

Investment Associate, Covington Capital Management – Los Angeles, CA

Company
Covington Capital Management is a Registered Investment Advisor managing over $2.5 billion for families, foundations, endowments and non-profits. www.ccmwealth.com

Job Description
The investment associate is responsible for a broad range of duties that will include client presentation materials, analysis, equity and fixed income research and market research.  The associate works closely with the portfolio managers as well as client service and marketing departments. 

Primary Responsibilities
·         Responsible for preparing portfolio reviews and presentations for clients, including portfolio information, economic reports, market analysis
·         Maintain and update performance composites on a monthly basis
·         Assist equity managers with general equity research, narrowing in on sectors, industries and specific companies
·         Maintain and update research databases for stocks
·         Assist fixed income portfolio managers with analysis and data maintenance
·         Participate in research meetings, bringing pertinent economic and market data to the attention of the portfolio managers
·         Develop detailed financial models and analysis for specific stocks
·         Assist with special projects as needed for clients, prospects or portfolio managers
 
Qualifications
·         Bachelor’s degree; emphasis in finance, economics or a related field
·         0-3 years of investment management experience
·         Interest in or current candidacy in the CFA program strongly preferred
·         Superior analytical skills and understanding of investment concepts
·         Proficiency in excel and powerpoint
·         Ability to meet time sensitive deadlines and prioritize projects from various managers
·         Strong commitment to ethics
·         Strong work ethic – must be highly motivated and able to solve problems independently
·         Strict attention to detail
·         Excellent writing and communication skills
·         Team player – ability to work collaboratively with many different personalities across all levels
·         Knowledge of applications such as Bloomberg, Morningstar, Tamarac, Zacks, is a plus.

To apply, or for inquiry, please contact
Phong Luu 

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Senior Portfolio Manager - Los Angeles or Denver

Opportunity in the Los Angeles area
Client will assist with relocation
Similar position available in Denver
A top tier wealth management firm seeks a Senior Portfolio Manager to take on and grow an existing book of HNW relationships. NO portable book required.
*Work in a collaborative team environment to design and implement sophisticated investment and asset allocation strategies
*Surround clients with subject matter experts in all areas of holistic wealth management
*Counsel clients in a fee-based, fiduciary capacity with regards to best in class strategic and tactical investment advice and performance
*Front line advisory role with a solid base salary, profit and performance based bonuses, and excellent benefits
*Candidates must have a CFA and 10+ years' experience.
 
If interested in learning more, please apply by emailing your resume to jordanafeinberg@ecgresources.com and we will follow up with you.
 
ECG is a 30 year boutique search firm that specializes exclusively in the Wealth Management industry. We work nationally to place professionals with a traditional investment background into boutique RIA’s and national wealth planning firms.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED - PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT: Investment Officer, OCERS - Santa Ana, CA

THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED - PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT: 
Investment Officer, Orange County Employees Retirement System (OCERS) - Santa Ana, CA

OCERS provides retirement, death, disability, and cost-of living benefits to employees of the County of Orange and certain County special districts and agencies. OCERS is governed by a nine-member Board of Retirement that is responsible for managing a $14.7 billion dollar fund.

The primary objective of the OCERS Investments Department is to maximize investment returns within prescribed levels of risk through a broadly diversified investment portfolio.  Under the general direction of the Chief Investment Officer (CIO), the incumbent will assist in the administration and review of investment programs of OCERS.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Graduation from an accredited university or college with a Bachelor's Degree in Economics, Accounting, Finance, Business or a closely related field, with evidence of professional training in capital markets, investment theory, securities analysis and portfolio analytic techniques
and
Three years of relevant experience in investment analysis and operations.
or
At least two years of additional experience operating data interfaces regularly used or similar to those used by OCERS, conducting due diligence meetings and preparing due diligence reports on institutional investment managers or investment advisors can be substituted for one year of the public pension fund experience requirement. Alternatively, a CFA charter with at least three years of prior senior-level qualifying experience with institutional asset management functions equivalent to the Investment Analyst position can be substituted for the public pension fund experience requirement.

 

Friday, September 8, 2017

Fixed Income Strategist, Wells Fargo - Orange County

Fixed Income Strategist (Job Opening ID# 5353172), Wells Fargo - Orange County
 
Job Description
You have a proven track record of success but you’re looking for more. More responsibility. More challenges. At Wells Fargo you’ll find that opportunity. You’ll join a team of people who are smart and share your values. You can enjoy a diverse career as you learn and grow your capabilities across our multiple lines of business. Our supportive environment can help you make a difference within the company and the communities we serve.
 
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified financial services company with $1.7 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 9,000 locations, more than 12,500 ATMs, online (wellsfargo.com), and mobile devices. Wells Fargo has more than 275,000 team members in 36 countries across our approximately 90 businesses. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 30 on Fortune’s 2015 rankings of America’s largest corporations. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. Wells Fargo perspectives are also available at Wells Fargo Blogs and Wells Fargo Stories.
 
Wealth and Investment Management (WIM) is one of the company’s four main divisions. WIM businesses build enduring client relationships through sound, thoughtful and objective advice. We help our clients by developing individualized plans for everything from retirement goals to business succession planning, to family legacy intentions. Services include comprehensive planning and advice, investment management, brokerage, private banking, estate planning strategies, trust, insurance and both individual and institutional retirement.
 
Wealth Management (WM): Wealth Management business is a leading provider of financial services to high-net worth clients through Wells Fargo Private Bank, and to the affluent segment through partnerships between Wealth Brokerage Services and the Community Bank. In Wealth Management, clients are provided with a complete range of solutions to help them manage, preserve and transfer their wealth.
 
The FIST (Fixed Income Strategy Team) Sr Fixed Income Mgr 4 will primarily be responsible for developing, recommending and implementing the execution of fixed income investment strategies for a large group of high net worth clients, trusts and institutions.  Duties include: providing on-going client service; assisting in new business development, client profiling and suitability analysis, i.e. diagnostic reviews; fixed income investment policy formulation, portfolio construction/implementation and risk management.  Expected to implement customized fixed income strategies per Verification of Investment Guidelines leveraging individual fixed income securities, pooled vehicles (incl. open and closed end Mutual Funds), and "alternative" investments to maximize returns commensurate with an acceptable level of risk for the client.  As a member of the Fixed Income Strategies Team, participates in the formulation and implementation of tax sensitive and/or taxable fixed income strategies, with broad investment authority and acting independently within established investment policy statement (IPS) guidelines or VIG (Verification of Investment Guidelines.  Contributes to strategy calls and decisions related to national fixed income asset allocation recommendations.  Communicates the Fixed Income Strategies Teams current strategy and delivers market updates to the broader Wealth Management (WM) community and to WM clients.  Participates in fixed income outreach to internal partners and the client base.  Provide on-going support to generalist Investment Strategists in their knowledge, awareness, and implementation of fixed income management.  May develop and/or contribute to written communications intended for the broader WM community or for distribution to clients.  In conjunction with internal WM partners, assists in generating new business through sales/marketing to prospective clients as well as seeks to garner additional assets of the existing client base.
This position will office in both San Diego and Irvine, CA WM hub locations. Will be expected to travel 40%-50% of the time between to the two offices. Will work in a matrixed environment.

Required Qualifications
 • 10+ years of investment management experience

Desired Qualifications
 • Business development experience
• Highly refined and professional verbal and written communications
• Professional presentation skills

Other Desired Qualifications
• 10+ years of fixed Income experience
• Ability to develop partnerships and collaborate with other business and functional areas
• Intermediate Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Access) skills
• Knowledge and understanding of banking: private or wealth management operations
• Knowledge and understanding of Investment tools such as Bloomberg or Factset application
• Strong analytical skills with high attention to detail and accuracy
• An active Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation
• Leadership experience
• A Masters of Business Administration (MBA)

Salary Information - To be determined

Disclaimer
All offers for employment with Wells Fargo are contingent upon the candidate having successfully completed a criminal background check. Wells Fargo will consider qualified candidates with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable local, state and Federal law, including Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act.
Relevant military experience is considered for veterans and transitioning service men and women.
Wells Fargo is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation.
 
To apply:     www.wellsfargo.com/careers
Job Opening ID# 5353172
 


 

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Intern to possibly permanent position, OptiVest Inc - Orange County

Intern with possibility to transition to a permanent position, OptiVest Inc - Orange County
 
Firm:  Fast-growing, full-service wealth management firm in South Orange County is looking for an intern with the potential for permanent hire.  This position does not offer relocation and thereby we encourage local candidates to apply. 
Roles and Responsibilities:  
·         Research Analyst \ Investment Associate - Performs research and analysis and/or manages investment options. Help on modeling and running risk analysis. Follow through with investment decisions on selection, suitability guidelines, and reporting.
·         Paraplanner - Responsibilities include data gathering, modeling, case design, plan development, presentation development, etc. to provide technical support to advisors.
·         Portfolio Administrator - Sets up and maintains client accounts. Compiles and completes client, custodian, and firm paperwork. Reviews and maintains client transactions and activity. Executes client and firm tasks, such as asset transfers, preparation of reports, and general support of portfolio and investment strategies.
·         Trader - Buys and sells securities as directed by the portfolio managers, advisors, or CIO.
·         Operations Associate - Performs investment daily activities within the operations department.
 Skills and Background:
·         BA in either finance or accounting.
·         Financial planning background is helpful.
·         Working towards CFA or CFP designation.
·         Software experience such as Bloomberg, Tamarac/Envestnet, Schwab Performance, Orion, MS office, Junxure, Morningstar.
·         Attention to detail and ability to focus is an essential element for this position.
·         Strong work ethic, responsible ownership of the job, and confidentially of client data are desired, critical characteristics.
To apply, contact Ms. Stella Choi, stella@optivestinc.com
 

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Portfolio Accounting Analyst - Santa Ana, CA

Portfolio Accounting Analyst - Santa Ana, CA
 
I am hiring for a Portfolio Accounting Analyst with my client, a global investment bank in Santa Ana, CA.
 
Job description:
 
With over 100,000 employees and operations in over 70 countries, our client is a leader in the investment and asset management field.  We are hiring a Portfolio Accounting Analyst to be based in their Santa Ana, CA offices.  The Portfolio Accounting Analyst will provide technical assistance and support to client teams.  Responsibilities include cash management, preparation of tickets, timely investment of funds, daily account reconciliation and portfolio database maintenance.
 
Responsibilities will include:
·         Accurately setup asset profiles in trust accounting/reporting system
·         Maintain and update trust reporting database, reconcile to other DB applications
·         Daily cash receipting, wiring and investing of funds
·         Journalize and reconcile daily cash and investment activity
·         Communicate with Operations Group to manage bond and loan settlements
·         Review and reconciliation of overdrawn accounts
·         Respond to bondholder inquiries
 
Ideal candidates must possess BA/BS.  Financial accounting classes preferred.  Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and be proficient in MS Excel.  High attention to detail and organizations skills are a must.  Must be able to work well in a team environment.
 
Our client prides themselves on mentorship and career development so this is an excellent opportunity for a recent graduate excited to start a career in the investments/securities industry.   
 
To apply, contact Frederick Atuatasi, Onsite Recruiter