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

Investment Officer, OCERS - Santa Ana, CA

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.

 or contact Melissa Wozniuk, Staff Specialist, Administrative Services, at mwozniuk@ocers.org
Equal Employment Opportunity

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
 

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Intern, 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
 
 

Monday, August 7, 2017

Equity Research Intern (Cleantech), ROTH - Newport Beach

Equity Research Intern (Cleantech), ROTH Capital Partners - Newport Beach
 
Equity Research – Intern
Sector: Cleantech
 
We seek a recent graduate to join our team as an Equity Research Intern. The internship has the potential for a full-time position. Our Cleantech practice focuses on the solar industry with some exposure to other sectors such as renewable power generation in general, energy efficiency, energy storage, among others.
 
Application Requirements
·         Ability to work 30 hours per week.
·         Must be a recent graduate and out of school.
·         Must be fluent in Mandarin.
 
Job Description
·         Sell-side equity research at a boutique investment bank.
·         Maintain market intelligence system and provide ongoing monitoring of the Cleantech industry.
·         Examine market data to identify and analyze current and industry trends and provide ongoing findings.
·         Assist with research for reports and notes on companies for distribution to institutional clients.
·         Conduct primary research, surveys, and interviews.
·         Develop financial models and conduct financial statement analysis to evaluate historical information and generate earnings forecasts.
·         30 hours per week at minimum wage.
 
Qualifications
·         Bachelor degree.
·         Superior quantitative, analytical, and writing skills.
·         Capacity to quickly digest and synthesize substantial volumes of information in a short period of time.
·         Detail-oriented.
·         Excellent communication skills.
·         Strong work ethic and intellectual curiosity.
·         Good organizational and time management skills.
·         Entrepreneurial spirit and ability to work on a small team.
 
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This position is available immediately. If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to Justin Clare, jclare@roth.com

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Part Time, Equity Research Internship, Roth - Houston, Texas

Part Time, Equity Research Internship, Roth Capital Partners - Houston, Texas
 
We are offering a part time, equity research internship in Houston, Texas.  We are an investment bank with a Houston office devoted to the oil and gas sector.  We primarily research publicly traded equities of oil and gas companies.

This internship can be a paid internship or unpaid for course credit, approved by the intern’s school.

Description:
The intern will gain experience in financial statement analysis, including modeling in excel, income statements, cash flows, balance sheets and the resulting estimates of earnings and cash flow per share and EBITDA.  This position involves a heavy amount of excel modeling, including updating excel models, creating excel models and financial analysis using excel models.  Due to the recent severe decrease in oil prices, the intern will also gain experience in credit analysis, including analyzing high yield bonds and distressed debt.
The intern will gain experience in modeling in excel macroeconomic factors influencing the supply and demand for oil and natural gas, such as oil and gas production trends, GDP growth of key oil consuming economies, and oil and gas drilling and completion activity and trends.
The intern will further benefit from working in a professional research environment and from networking opportunities and introductions provided by the senior analyst.

Requirements:
The intern will need to have a strong interest in the oil and gas business and financial analysis.  The intern needs advanced excel skills, including experience with Goal Seek, VLOOKUP, pivot tables and constructing graphs and charts.  Strong Power Point skills also required. Writing ability is a plus but not required.

Send resumes to: jwhite@roth.com

Thursday, July 13, 2017

HCM Inv Mgr Premier, VP; MUFG Union Bank – HighMark Cap– Irvine

HCM Investment Manager Premier, Vice President; MUFG Union Bank – HighMark Capital Management – Irvine, California
Position:  HCM Investment Manager Premier, Vice President
Position Location:  Irvine, California
Position Job Number:  10014369-WD
Join a bank that’s as committed to your future as you are. At Union Bank, a part of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), we share a vision for our future, we share our successes, and we strive to bring out the best in each other in everything we do. Our diverse colleagues are connected by a common ambition to create change for the better – from forging more dynamic career paths, to driving progress in our communities, to continuously reshaping the standards of financial services. Positive impact starts here; see the change you can make as we strive to become the world’s most trusted financial group.
Job Summary:
This position is responsible for growing a Premier book of business and achieving high client retention rates by providing each client with valuable service offerings, and competitive investment performance by fulfilling the role of trusted advisor. Must be able to manage a large number of accounts and conduct complex client and partner presentations and meetings on the firm's investment strategy, account performance and new products. Responsible for promoting the core values, competitive position and profitable growth of HighMark.
Major Responsibilities:
40% Portfolio Management and Model Implementation:
  • Manage individual, trust and model based accounts to ensure they are consistent with the client's established short and/or long-term investment policies while utilizing HighMark's investment philosophy.
  • Must be able to construct a portfolio and develop investment policies that maximize portfolio performance consistent with the client's investment objectives and acceptable level of risk.
  • This position is responsible for ensuring all the investment models supporting the Premier and Brokerage clients are kept current.
40% Client Service, Retention and Growth:
  • Strong focus on managing client account retention to meet the company's annual growth objectives and to support our multiple distribution team members.
  • Develop new and deepen existing client and partner relationships with Premier Trust Officers, Priority Relationship Advisors and SFAs to support new business development, relationship management, and marketing in order to support investment needs and expand our collaborative culture.
  • Promote the role of trusted advisor and be able to resolve complex client account issues and provide our clients an extraordinary experience.
 10% Business Operations:
  • This position has operational and administrative duties required to support model based products.
10% Risk Management:
  •  Actively ensure compliance with the Bank's Code of Ethics, Anti-Money Laundering, Bank Secrecy Act, information security and suspicious activity reporting requirements, policies and procedures.
  • Participate in any required corporate and business line training in these areas. Understand and follow all operating procedures and internal suspicious activity referral requirements and processes, as required for this position.
  • Responsibility for all fiduciary and SEC compliance responsibilities within their accounts.
Additional Information:  
  • Over 5 years of investment experience is required.
  • Strong insight and knowledge of finance, economics and general business.
  • Ability to effectively present investment strategies to clients and partners.
  • Demonstrated ability to work toward team objectives with creativity, innovation, and initiative.
  • An ability to work independently and a willingness to adapt under time sensitive deadlines are necessary.
  • A master's degree and/or CFA are preferred.
  • Extensive knowledge of trust is beneficial.
If interested in being considered for this exciting opportunity, please formally apply at the MUFG Union Bank Careers Website – https://careers.mufg-americas.com/ – and enter the position job number above to drive you directly to this position.
 
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.
We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer and committed to leveraging the diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and experience of our workforce to create opportunities for our colleagues and our business. We do not discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of any protected category.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Fin / Inv Relations Analyst, Diamondback - Midland, Texas

Financial / Investor Relations Analyst, Diamondback Energy, Inc. - Midland, Texas
This position will report to the Senior Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development as well as the Director of Investor Relations. Position will have significant access to C-level executives throughout the organization in all functions.  Role will primarily focus on investor relations and build to include business development, corporate development and financial analysis.  This role is for Diamondback Energy, but will have a portion of its time dedicated to Viper Energy Partners.
  • Investor Relations
    • Follow industry intelligence and pass on pertinent information to senior executives
    • Manage company earnings schedule, releases, presentations and conference call scripts
    • Liaise extensively with investment analysts and investors to discuss the company story as well as coordinate meetings with company management and answer questions from the investment community
    • Manage and schedule the investor relations department for industry conferences
  • Corporate and Business Development
    • Prepare monthly deliverables for senior executives and the Board of Directors
    • Manage spreadsheets and databases with the accounting department
    • Manage corporate financial model
    • Assist in overall strategic planning and financial forecasting for the Company
    • Gather research/data from market data resources for presentation material for department and management
    • Assists with the evaluation and financial modeling of merger and acquisition opportunities
    • Maintains knowledge of both debt and equity capital markets
Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field required
  • Minimum 3 years’ relevant work experience
  • Self-motivated, ability to work independently and prioritize work
  • Skilled in organizing multiple projects in a high volume deadline-oriented, cross-functional team environment
  • Ability to problem solve and think creatively
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills to interact with all levels of management
  • Detail-oriented with strong follow through and execution
  • Flexible and team oriented - willingness and availability to work extended hours
  • Strong analytical, communication and computer
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment background screen and drug test
  • Must be able to work in the United States indefinitely
 
To apply: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=diaback&ccId=19000101_000001&type=MP&lang=en_US#
 

Friday, June 30, 2017

Director, Investment Division, Irvine Company – Newport Beach, CA

Director, Investment Division, Irvine Company – Newport Beach, CA
POSITION SUMMARY
The Director position is part of the Company’s fast-paced Investment Division. Activities include evaluating equity, fixed income and other investment opportunities; performing sector and company-specific research and analyses; preparing written summaries and recommendations for senior management; producing investment models; analyzing special projects as needed; preparing investment reports; and maintaining in-depth knowledge of economic trends.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Analyze potential investment opportunities and prepare well-researched and well-reasoned analyses
  • Maintain and update investment portfolio reporting systems and financial models
  • Produce investment reports
  • Prepare materials and exhibits for senior management meetings
  • Complete time-sensitive special projects, including ad hoc analyses
  • Maintain positive attitude and collaborate with colleagues
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
  • Independently research, analyze and value investment opportunities and provide recommendations
  • Summarize results and present conclusions in a clear and concise manner, both verbally and in writing
  • Regularly monitor developments and news for assigned companies and sectors; communicate relevant information to colleagues and update recommendations if warranted
  • Prepare presentations for senior management meetings
  • Update holdings, run reports and prepare financial analyses
  • Perform general market research & analyses
  • Respond quickly to ad hoc requests
REQUIREMENTS
  • 3-5 years of experience in investment-related field
  • Extremely well-organized with exceptional attention to detail
  • Highly motivated, solves problems independently and able to meet firm deadlines
  • Maintain positive attitude and teamwork in a fast-paced environment
  • Protect confidential information and respect compliance procedures at all times
  • Strong financial modeling skills
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Excel; VBA programming skills strongly preferred
  • Strong writing, quantitative and communications skills
  • Strong proficiency in investment concepts and terminology
ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS (PREFERRED BUT NOT REQUIRED)
  • CFA Charterholder or CFA Program Candidate
  • MBA or relevant academic background
  • Proficiency in at least one programming language
  • Experience using Bloomberg terminal and Excel plug-in
Please Apply: http://bit.ly/2sn2KcV