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Description

The Company

Mesirow is an independent, employee-owned firm founded in 1937. As specialists in investment, advisory, and risk management services, we are committed to helping our institutional, corporate and individual clients achieve their objectives. We are proud of Mesirow’s culture of fostering team member engagement, entrepreneurship, and empowerment. Our positive culture, volunteerism, and opportunity for advancement makes Mesirow one of the few employers to be included in both Chicago Tribune’s Top Places to Work and Crain’s Best Places to Work in Chicago.

The Opportunity

The Portfolio Manager will be responsible for implementing Currency Management’s investment strategy and managing client currency portfolios. Responsibilities include:

  • Manage the day-to-day implementation of client’s currency portfolios and exposures according to investment guidelines while mitigating operational risk.
  • Structure, allocate and direct trading in the portfolios under management within the agreed parameters and investment guidelines
  • Monitor and analyze portfolio performance
  • Provide client support
  • Work closely with legal/compliance department to ensure accounts are managed within investment guidelines and the firm’s requirements
  • Apply currency risk management techniques and theory to address client inquiries and requests
  • Perform other job-related duties requiring the same general knowledge, skills and degree of responsibility commensurate with assigned level

Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree in quantitative field including Computer Science, Mathematics, Finance or Economics.
  • Advanced Excel skills. Ability to program in SQL, Python, and/or R is desired.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Strong analytical skills with a high attention to detail.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work in a team-orientated environment.
  • Self-starter with strong work ethic; curiosity in the FX market; ability for self-learning and applying new concepts

Location

  • Role may be based in London, Chicago or Seattle

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Description

The Company:

Mesirow Financial is an independent, employee-owned firm founded in 1937. As specialists in investment, risk management and advisory services, we are committed to helping our institutional, corporate, and individual clients achieve their objectives. We are proud of Mesirow’s culture of fostering team member engagement, entrepreneurship, and empowerment. Our positive culture, volunteerism, and opportunity for advancement makes Mesirow one of the few employers to be included in both Chicago Tribune’s Top Places to Work and Crain’s Best Places to Work in Chicago.

The Opportunity:

Our Institutional Sales and Trading group is comprised of over 150 dedicated traders, salespeople and analysts highly specialized in a variety of sectors of the fixed income market. We provide institutional investors with enhanced market coverage through national sales and trading locations in Chicago, New York, Boston, Los Angeles, Miami, Boca Raton and Charlotte. Recognized nationally as one of the nations’ most established and experienced participants in the fixed income markets with annual secondary trading volume of more than $35 billion and average daily trading positions of approximately $600 million.

We are looking for an ambitious and entrepreneurial individual to join our corporate bond sales team with a specific focus on West Coast area accounts.  The ideal candidate will possess established relationships with qualified institutional investment grade bond buyers coupled with a demonstrated success in revenue generation. This is a unique opportunity to grow and accelerate your career in a highly collaborative team environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Cultivate new institutional client relationship and growing existing relationships.
  • Assist clients by generating investment and trade ideas, providing expertise and opinions regarding the market and  investment strategies
  • Effectively represent the firm’s inventory items and market new issues (specific to Mesirow) to clients.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Minimum of 10 plus years relevant institutional sales experience with a primary focus on corporate bonds.
  • Demonstrated history of successfully cultivating new institutional client relationship and growing existing relationships.
  • Excellent understanding of Corporate Bonds and Fixed Income products.
  • Self-starter with a strong work ethic.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with high attention to detail.
  • Superior communications skills, both oral and written; effective interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work well independently and within a team environment.
  • Ability to sell, analyze, use market data and investor feedback to formulate trading ideas.
  • Series 7 & 63 licenses required (within 90 days of hire).

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About Callan
Founded in 1973, Callan is a one of the largest employee-owned investment consulting firms in the U.S., with more than $2 trillion in assets under advisement. We provide thoughtful, research-driven advice to large institutional investors including pension and defined contribution plans, endowments, foundations, insurance companies, and health care organizations. Because we are independently owned and not beholden to outside shareholders, we help raise the industry standard by orienting everything we do around our clients’ goals.
Callan has 200 employees and is headquartered in San Francisco with five additional offices, including Chicago, throughout the U.S. Learn more about us at www.callan.com.
About the Position:
Callan has an entry level position available in the Client Report Services Group in our Chicago office location. The performance analyst is responsible for the calculation and verification of portfolio returns and characteristics. The end product of this analysis is the production of Investment Measurement reports that track the performance and structure of our clients.

Job responsibilities:
Data Collection and Evaluation:

  • Calculate returns using custodial statements
  • Obtain non-custodial information for mutual/commingled/real estate/private equity funds
  • Obtain client information from managers/record keepers
  • Reconcile returns with fund managers

Production of Investment Measurement Reports:

  • Interact with clients and consultants on report content
  • Check returns and analysis for content and reasonability
  • Respond to special requests
  • Generate custom reports using various software programs

Background and Characteristics:

  • Be self-motivated, accurate, detail-oriented, and able to work independently while meeting numerous deadlines
  • Be able to thrive in an unstructured environment
  • Be proficient in Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Microsoft Outlook
  • Have excellent interpersonal, communication and organization skills 2

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably including Accounting, Math, Statistics, Economics or related field

Compensation:

  • A competitive compensation package is offered, including base salary and annual bonus. Long term successful professionals may become equity partners in the firm. The firm also offers a generous benefits package.

Please email a resume and cover letter to hr@callan.com referencing the Chicago Performance Analyst position. Callan is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Neuberger Berman, founded in 1939, is a private, independent, employee-owned investment manager. The firm manages a range of strategies—including equity, fixed income, quantitative and multi-asset class, private equity, real estate and hedge funds—on behalf of institutions, advisors and individual investors globally. With offices in 35 countries, Neuberger Berman’s diverse team has 2,345 professionals. For six consecutive years, the company has been named first or second in Pensions & Investments Best Places to Work in Money Management survey (among those with 1,000 employees or more). The firm was awarded an A+ in every category in the latest 2020 Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) report for our approach to ESG integration across asset classes. The firm manages $405 billion in client assets as of December 31, 2020. For more information, please visit our website at nb.com.

 

Client Portfolio Manager – Fixed Income

Location of Role (Flexible):

Preference Chicago; Alternative New York

Role Overview:

NB’s fixed income business has grown significantly across the US Intermediary channels over the past few years.  Our business is now at a size where we need a client portfolio manager based in the USA to represent the NB Fixed Income platform, brand and multiple fixed income strategies managed by our team around the world (Chicago, New York, London, The Hague, Paris, Milan, Singapore, Shanghai and Atlanta).  Fixed income areas to be covered span Investment Grade, Non-Investment Grade and MultiSector strategies. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Represent NB’s fixed income investment strategies in the intermediary marketplaces in the USA.  Acts as a surrogate Portfolio Manager/Counselor with clients and consultants.  Target time-split would be approximately 75% client facing, 25% internal.
  • Conducts in-person investment reviews with clients, consultant/point person for due diligence meetings, new business presentations and finals meetings, internal sales and market training and speaks at public conferences and forums on specific fixed income topics.
  • Acts as a fixed income resource to the Sales teams and is a subject matter expert in fixed income. 
  • Partner with various teams in the firm to drive broader business development in the NA Intermediary channel for Fixed Income.  This includes but is not limited to new investment strategy development, clearly and effectively client collateral messaging, peer comparison intelligence and product pricing.

Requirements:

  • 10+ years of relevant experience in portfolio management, product management or sales and marketing with a focus on fixed income.
  • Self-starter who has deep knowledge of fixed income markets, products and solutions.
  • Proven ability to effectively communicate product differentiation of fixed income strategies, competitive positioning versus peers, and market dynamics (macro and relative value views).
  • Ability to work effectively within a fast-paced and highly collaborative global firm. This role will serve as a critical nexus to the firm’s investment teams, sales teams as well as operations, legal, risk and marketing.
  • Excellence in client relationship management.  Track record of being a consultative partner to internal and external clients, ability to serve as a trusted adviser and innovator in a dynamic market.
  • Strong distribution channel expertise and client segment knowledge in the US intermediary market.
  • CFA preferred.

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The Company:

Mesirow is an independent, employee-owned firm founded in 1937. As specialists in investment, risk management and advisory services, we are committed to helping our institutional, corporate, and individual clients achieve their objectives. We are proud of Mesirow’s culture of fostering team member engagement, entrepreneurship, and empowerment. Our positive culture, volunteerism, and opportunity for advancement makes Mesirow one of the few employers to be included in both Chicago Tribune’s Top Places to Work and Crain’s Best Places to Work in Chicago.

Our advisors provide investment and fiduciary services to individuals, families, corporations, and non-profit organizations. With over $6.4B in assets under management, we have earned a reputation for effectively managing our clients’ needs and goals. Wealth Management has been Mesirow’s flagship business for over 80 years, built around our trusted advisors, with an average tenure of over 20 years.

The Opportunity:

We are seeking a highly motivated Client Operations Specialist to work out of our Highland Park office, serving as a shared resource to provide client operational support to our highly motivated Financial Advisors and their High Net Worth individual clients.

This position requires baseline knowledge of broker dealer and RIA account operations and cross-functional engagement with various internal departments.

Responsibilities:

Support Wealth Management Teams by serving as a shared resource to provide client operational support to teams located in both Highland Park as well as Chicago location

  • Assist teams with client onboarding, including preparation of new account paperwork and client information-gathering
  • Assist in renewal of Investment Policy Statements
  • Assist with account maintenance (registration/account profile changes), as needed

Direct support of advisory teams in floater capacity to accommodate work schedules

  • Provide back-up support to Wealth Advisor Teams when their primary Client Relationship Specialist is out of the office
  • Back-up support includes, but is not limited to: receiving client calls, providing client messages to advisory team members, check requests, fee waivers.

Serve as liaison to branch management, middle office and clearing firm 

  • Ensure efficiencies, working to improve operational procedures including resolution of issues identified in new account opening
  • Assist teams with general administrative functions, including maintaining information in CRS system, and preparation of paperwork such as letters of authorization and operational documents
  • Communicate with supervisors regarding operational matters and regulatory inquiries
  • Adhoc special projects as determined by branch management

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred 
  • 3-5 years relevant experience preferred
  • Experience working in an RIA firm or operations for a Securities Broker Dealer
  • Highly motivated self-starter with a strong work ethic, and positive “can-do” attitude
  • FINRA Series 7 and 66 licenses preferred, or a willingness to obtain upon hire
  • Excellent proficiency in MS applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Familiarity with Salesforce, Wealthscape Investor and Black Diamond preferred
  • Demonstrates an ability to learn new processes and technology platforms
  • Takes direction well and demonstrates proactive follow through on assigned tasks
  • Capable of prioritizing and managing multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment, while retaining composure under pressure
  • Ability to independently analyze, research and problem solve
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with a desire to foster relationships and collaborate across departments

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Note to applicants:  Resumes are required as part of your application.  When applying from a mobile device or tablet, you may not be able to attach a resume.  If you cannot attach a resume at the time of your application, you will receive a follow up email asking  you to attach your resume from a computer.

 Job Description:

Dimensional’s Investment Solutions Group acts as a source of specialized investment knowledge that delivers thought leadership, education and analysis to our clients through face-to-face interactions and compelling, informative content.

The portfolio consulting team provides a resource for clients who want to engage in discussions on asset allocation and fund selection. The team provides custom, in depth fund and portfolio analysis so that clients can make well informed investment decisions.

The Investment Strategist will work with other members of the Investment Solutions Group, Portfolio Managers, and the Global Client Group with a focus on asset allocation, statistical analysis, bespoke client analytics and other projects. This position requires both technical proficiency and client-facing skills.  This position reports to a senior member of the Portfolio Consulting team and could be based in our Austin or Charlotte office.

Responsibilities  

  • Present technical investment-related topics to institutional and intermediary clients in a compelling and credible manner.

  • Develop internal and external portfolio analytics related to asset allocation and competitive analysis.

  • Prepare analytics that convey complex asset allocation concepts in more accessible terms for clients.

  • Independently analyze and interpret data to highlight relevant and useful insights for client engagements.

  • Develop strong relationships with sales partners across multiple channels.

  • Improve upon existing processes to help scale the business.

Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree, an MBA and/or CFA are preferred.

  • At least 6-8 years of experience in a related role and a strong understanding of the asset management industry and capital markets.

  • Excellent analytical, interpersonal and verbal skills to articulate investment concepts to a variety of audience types.

  • Ability to resolve problems effectively and exercise independent judgement.

  • Motivated to self-teach skills and apply learned knowledge to applicable tasks.

  • Eager to learn and responsive to constructive feedback and guidance.

Please submit resume and cover letter with your application materials.

Apply Online

Dimensional offers a variety of programs to help take care of you, your family, and your career, including comprehensive benefits, educational initiatives, and special celebrations of our history, culture, and growth.

To ensure the safety and wellbeing of our employees during COVID-19, the majority of Dimensional’s employees are currently working remotely. Firm leadership evaluates the situation on an ongoing basis as to when employees could return to our corporate offices.

It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. The Company does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, ancestry, medical condition, marital status, covered veteran status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status. This policy applies to all areas of employment including recruitment, hiring, training, job assignment, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfer, discipline, termination, and social and recreational programs.

Contact: Heidi Strohman, Lead Talent Acquisition hstrohman@aegonam.com

Apply: Senior Product Manager – Fixed Income-Aegon AM | Aegon

Company Overview:

Aegon Asset Management is leading global investor. Our 360 investment professionals manage and advise on assets of US$386 billion for a global client-base of pension plans, public funds, insurance companies, banks, wealth managers, family offices and foundations.

We organize our investment capabilities around four focused platforms: fixed income, real assets, equities, and multi-asset & solutions. Each platform has dedicated teams with deep asset-class expertise, organized globally and committed to maximizing client benefit from their specialist areas.

We share a common belief in fundamental, research-driven active management, underpinned by effective risk management and a commitment to responsible investment.

We are an international business: Our 1,200 employees work from 17 locations across Europe, the Americas and Asia.  

Position Overview:

Lead the management and development of fixed income product offerings at  Aegon Investment Management.  Responsible for managing the overall fixed income product suite globally. Identify  opportunities to position existing fixed income capabilities or launch new initiatives that can drive the growth of the fixed income platform across retail and institutional clients Manage fixed income  product offerings across various jurisdictions throughout the product life cycle, including product enhancements and changes,, pricing and new offering launches.

Responsibilities

  • Monitor and evaluate the current fixed income product suite for performance, profitability, client suitability and delivery of investment objectives/policy.
  • Contribute to the development of new products based on market demand, competitive intelligence, internal capabilities and profitability.  Evaluate the feasibility and generate new product business cases.
  • Help position the firm’s investment strategies, research product/competitive trends, central point of contract for pricing, structuring (product packaging) and drive product management initiatives.
  • Partner with PM Team and Marketing to ensure a clear and compelling competitive marketing message for each strategy.
  • Work closely with Sales to act as a liaison within the organization on product specific matters .
  • Interface with Investments, Marketing, Distribution, Legal and Compliance, Risk Control and Management, Finance, Operations as related to product management.
  • Assist in the developing the firm’s product strategy and establishing product goals and prioritization.
  • Act as a firm-wide resource for fixed income product information, including understanding competitive positioning, pricing, evolving market trends, etc.
  • Participate in product-related initiatives related to market alignment and product line rationalization across channels and segments.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert to provide guidance and detailed product information to portfolio managers, marketing, sales, and clients related to due diligence.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a business related field or equivalent experience, MBA or CFA preferred
  • Seven years of related experience, including product management experience.
  • Experience in fixed income investment/asset management, which may include functional responsibilities in product development/management and portfolio management/trading,.
  • Experience in the product life cycle, from idea generation through implementation.
  • Understanding of product wrappers (e.g. private placements, 40 Act registered, collective trusts, ETFs, off-shore funds including UCITS)
  • Strong knowledge of fixed income competitive landscape and market trends, including ESG
  • Ability to work in a deadline driven environment.
  • Quantitative/qualitative problem solving and research skills.
  • Communication skills for frequent interaction with senior leaders, portfolio managers and distribution staff.
  • Ability to influence team members and take ownership of projects and execute on strategy.

Preferred Qualifications

 MBA or CFA

At Aegon Asset Management, we are committed to fostering a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. We are more than a global Asset Management firm – we are a people business, and we recognize that delivering excellent client outcomes comes from embracing diverse perspectives. We value diversity in the full range of human uniqueness without limitation

including race, gender, ability, language, culture, beliefs, age, origin, background, perspectives and experiences.

We are open to considering flexible working practices. Please talk to us about what this means for you.

 

Apply: Fixed Income Research Analyst – IG Real Estate/Construction Sector | Aegon

Contact: Heidi Strohman, Lead Talent Acquisition hstrohman@aegonam.com

Company Overview:

Aegon Asset Management is leading global investor. Our 360 investment professionals manage and advise on assets of US$386 billion for a global client-base of pension plans, public funds, insurance companies, banks, wealth managers, family offices and foundations.

We organize our investment capabilities around four focused platforms: fixed income, real assets, equities, and multi-asset & solutions. Each platform has dedicated teams with deep asset-class expertise, organized globally and committed to maximizing client benefit from their specialist areas.
We share a common belief in fundamental, research-driven active management, underpinned by effective risk management and a commitment to responsible investment.

We are an international business: Our 1,200 employees work from 17 locations across Europe, the Americas and Asia.

Position Overview:

Aegon Asset Management is seeking a Senior Research Analyst to join our Global Credit Research team. Based in our Cedar Rapids or Chicago office, you will be responsible for providing high quality fundamental credit research through the qualitative and quantitative analysis of investment grade rated corporate fixed-income issuers in the Real Estate/Construction sector. In addition, you are expected to effectively communicate fundamental views and trade recommendations to portfolio managers and other investment professionals across our platform.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide value added fundamental analysis of investment grade rated public securities of ~50-60 companies within the Real Estate/Construction sector
  • Gather data, assess trends, forecast metrics, and provide outlooks on companies
  • Monitor industry conditions and assess how trends and themes may affect the credit quality of companies within the sector
  • Apply strong knowledge of relative value and market technicals/sentiment to fundamental analysis
  • Effectively communicate original, defendable, and actionable trade recommendations that generate excess returns for clients
  • Maintain and publish value added content and reports on covered companies
  • Develop and maintain relationships with external industry experts and counterparts

Required Qualifications:

  • 6-8 years of experience within the investment or a closely related industry
  • Experience in a research position
  • BA required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBA preferred
  • Preference to prior coverage in consumer and/or industrial sector.
  • Fluency with Microsoft Excel, Bloomberg, Capital IQ and/or SNL
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • CFA Charter

At Aegon Asset Management, we are committed to fostering a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. We are more than a global Asset Management firm – we are a people business, and we recognize that delivering excellent client outcomes comes from embracing diverse perspectives. We value diversity in the full range of human uniqueness without limitation

including race, gender, ability, language, culture, beliefs, age, origin, background, perspectives and experiences.

We are open to considering flexible working practices. Please talk to us about what this means for you.

Apply: https://careers.aegon.com/en/vacancies/united-states/chicago/asset-management/emerging-markets-research-analyst-aegon-am/

Contact: Heidi Strohman, Lead Talent Acquisition hstrohman@aegonam.com

 Company Overview:

Aegon Asset Management is leading global investor. Our 360 investment professionals manage and advise on assets of US$386 billion for a global client-base of pension plans, public funds, insurance companies, banks, wealth managers, family offices and foundations.

We organize our investment capabilities around four focused platforms: fixed income, real assets, equities, and multi-asset & solutions. Each platform has dedicated teams with deep asset-class expertise, organized globally and committed to maximizing client benefit from their specialist areas.

We share a common belief in fundamental, research-driven active management, underpinned by effective risk management and a commitment to responsible investment.

We are an international business: Our 1,200 employees work from 17 locations across Europe, the Americas and Asia.  

Position Overview:

The position will provide research support for the portfolio management process within the emerging market asset class.  Your research will focus on understanding the fundamental and behavioral drivers of financial asset prices within the emerging markets to generate trade ideas. 

Your work will include gathering and analyzing data, assessing trends, forecasting metrics, and providing outlooks on various aspects of the emerging markets; including, but not limited to macro factors, credit, currencies, and interest rates.  The focus will be on adding value through portfolio recommendations and information to portfolio management clients.  This includes those portfolio managers of the emerging market portfolios, as well as other portfolios that have exposure to the asset class (global high yield, sovereign CDS portfolios, and multi-sector strategies like short duration, core, and core plus).

Responsibilities:

  • Developing, monitoring, and interpreting a quantitative and qualitative cross-market analytical framework
  • Providing general research support on broad areas of the emerging markets credit, rates, and currencies
  • Identifying trading ideas and strategies for the emerging market asset class and working with country and corporate specialists to align the top-down and bottoms-up research on those ideas and strategies
  • Supporting the development of informational, educational, and thought provoking research commentary

Required Qualifications:

  • 4-6 years of experience within the investment or a closely related industry
  • BA required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • You are expected to be great at the analytical process; structuring research problems to make accurate forecasts that yield impactful investment opportunities
  • MBA/MA; Macro Economics, Asset Pricing
  • Experience with R, MatLab, Python, Excel, and Bloomberg
  • Strong quantitative skills; Statistics; Cointegration, Panel Regression, and Monte Carlo
  • CFA Charter or progress toward it

At Aegon Asset Management, we are committed to fostering a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. We are more than a global Asset Management firm – we are a people business, and we recognize that delivering excellent client outcomes comes from embracing diverse perspectives. We value diversity in the full range of human uniqueness without limitation

including race, gender, ability, language, culture, beliefs, age, origin, background, perspectives and experiences.

We are open to considering flexible working practices. Please talk to us about what this means for you.

ClearBridge Investments is a leading global equity manager with over $184 billion in assets under management.  The firm is committed to delivering long-term results through active management. We have followed this approach for more than 50 years and continue to offer investment solutions that emphasize differentiated stock selection to move our clients forward. Our investment decisions are supported by a robust research platform that conducts in-depth fundamental analysis of individual securities. We integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations into our fundamental research process in all our investment strategies. As an ESG investor for over 30 years, ClearBridge remains at the forefront among asset managers in promoting and communicating the benefits of including ESG factors when selecting investments and building portfolios.

Owned by Franklin Templeton, ClearBridge operates with investment independence from headquarters in New York and offices in Baltimore, London, San Francisco, Sydney and Wilmington.   ClearBridge Investments has been named by Pensions & Investments Magazine (P&I) as one of the Best Places to Work in Money Management for the ninth year in a row. These awards reflect the Firm’s diverse and inclusive culture, spirit of collaboration, work/life balance and our ongoing investment in our employees.

At ClearBridge, we believe that diversity and inclusion is essential to our success as an organization.  We benefit from the sharing of different perspectives and our varied experiences. ClearBridge is proud to be a diverse company that promotes integrity, respect and teamwork and encourages new ideas and viewpoints. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion is demonstrated through our various recruitment efforts, employee programs, charitable and volunteer efforts.

Job Summary

ClearBridge Investments is looking for an energetic and collaborative individual to partner with our team to continue to grow our institutional business within North America and build a career at the firm over a long-term period.  This person should be passionate about equity investments, as partnering with the investment and product specialist teams to differentiate our strategies for institutional prospects will be a key area of execution.  Strong familiarity and real-world execution with institutional databases and how to link with our CRM to help segment and profile potential buyers of our strategy is another key differentiating attribute of the role.  Finally, an ability to connect with both external clients and prospects as well as internal partners, is critical for the role.

 Primary Responsibilities

  • Develop a strategy to deepen relationships with more global consulting firms and plan sponsors via a data driven vs pure relationship approach
  • Cover consultants and plan sponsors not currently covered by the existing team, as well as collaborate with team members on key global/national firms based on assessment of fit with existing team members
  • Serve as a conduit/investment expert to work with marketing/investments/specialist team to distinguish and position key strategies to the marketplace
  • Provide ideas on how to engage with key institutional clients and prospects on non-product thought leadership

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree with MBA and/or CFA preferred
  • 10+ years of experience in the investment industry, including external facing experience and proven success with clients
  • FINRA registration, including Series 7, 63 or successful completion of exams within 6 months
  • Strong investment acumen, specifically public markets investments
  • Strong use and strategy around CRM system (firm currently uses salesforce) and how to more efficiently reach clients using technology
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong time management skills
  • Ability to think of success as a collective versus as an individual
  • Significant travel (likely 30%+ of role)

Total Rewards

Our employees have access to a competitive and valuable set of Total Rewards.  Our Total Rewards include:

  • Health, wellness and risk benefits to protect employees and their families
  • Retirement savings, stock purchase and other incentive programs to help employees plan for the future
  • Holiday, paid-time-off and other employee programs that support work-life balance
  • Support for pursuing certifications, external education and degree programs
  • Learning, development and career advancement opportunities
  • Ways to get involved in, and give back to, our communities, including paid time off for volunteering and charitable donation matching

ClearBridge is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity for all applicants and existing employees and we evaluate qualified applicants without regard to ancestry, age, color, disability, genetic information.

Apply Online: Institutional Business Development Manager

Position Summary:

The incumbent will provide operational and analytical support to the System’s investment risk management program. This position requires a strong focus on quantitative analysis and data analytics.

Minimum Qualifications     

Traineeship Enter at the Grade 14

A bachelor’s degree or higher in Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering, or in a closely related field.

Traineeship Enter at Grade 16

A bachelor’s degree or higher in Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering, or in a closely related field; and one year of professional investment experience.

Qualifying experience includes:
Investment-related duties reflecting a fundamental knowledge of the financial markets and an understanding of the economic forces that impact the financial markets, or analysis of financial or economic data; investment risk or portfolio management; investment operations; investment compliance, investment auditing, investment accounting, and quantitative analysis.

Commercial real estate investing (investment acquisitions or asset management) or commercial mortgage lending, specifically involving the financing, investing in, leasing of, or asset management of large commercial real estate assets (generally properties worth $10 million or more);

Non-qualifying experience includes:
Activities applicable to small commercial properties (e.g., two to four family homes), the sale or brokerage of single-family homes, or experience marketing or selling financial service products to individuals, as performed by financial advisors and stockbrokers.

Grade 18

A bachelor’s degree or higher in Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering or in a closely related field, and two years of professional investment experience.

Qualifying experience includes:
Investment-related duties reflecting a fundamental knowledge of the financial markets and an understanding of the economic forces that impact the financial markets, or analysis of financial or economic data; investment risk or portfolio management; investment operations; investment compliance, investment auditing, investment accounting, and quantitative analysis.

Commercial real estate investing (investment acquisitions or asset management) or commercial mortgage lending, specifically involving the financing, investing in, leasing of, or asset management of large commercial real estate assets (generally properties worth $10 million or more);

Non-qualifying experience includes: Activities applicable to small commercial properties (e.g., two to four family homes), the sale or brokerage of single-family homes, or experience marketing or selling financial service products to individuals, as performed by financial advisors and stockbrokers.

Substitutions: Successful completion of all three levels of the CFA exam may substitute for two years of experience; a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designation, a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM), a Member of the Appraisal Institute (MAI), or a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) may substitute for one year of experience; and a master’s degree in Business Administration concentrating in Finance or a closely related concentration may substitute for two years of experience.

Preferred Qualifications      

Practical experience and understanding of the following:

  • Multi-asset class asset allocation
  • Portfolio management and/or analysis
  • Investment manager analysis
  • Multi-asset class investment risk management and risk factors
  • Implementing and or maintaining a multi-asset class investment management platform such as MSCI BarraOne
  • Familiarity with ESG and/or climate risk data sources
  • Industry experience with Investment Analytics, Portfolio Management or Investment Research
  • Providing quality assurance over data and reporting
  • Automating data exchange in Microsoft Excel and other advanced Excel functions or quantitative programming languages
  • Maintaining data collection and maintenance processes
  • Creating or maintaining data visualizations using Tableau or other business intelligence software
  • Documenting issues, scope of work, analytical processes undertaken to resolve issues, action plans, and operating procedures.
  • Developing presentations and reports for senior management
  • Familiarity with maintaining a compliance program
  • Implementing a risk management framework
  • Certifications – CFA, CAIA, FRM, CIPM, CPA, etc.

Additionally:

  • Ability to handle sensitive information in a professional manner
  • Ability to think and communicate at a conceptual level
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Proven ability to work effectively with staff at all levels
  • Project management skills
  • Ability to multi-task and manage changing priorities
  • Attention to detail
  • Commitment to providing exceptional customer service
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

Physical Demands      None

EEO Statement          

NYSTRS is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to fostering an inclusive environment where diversity is valued and recognized as a source of strength and enrichment. We seek to attract talented people from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures, and encourage women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents and veterans to apply.

Job Duties

Description                 

The duties of the TRS Investment Officer 1/Trainee include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Maintaining key risk indicators
  • Investment Risk data gathering, quality assurance and management
  • Create visualizations using Tableau or other visualization software
  • Analysis of investment related activities and risk attribution
  • Climate change and ESG investment risk reporting
  • Support data governance initiatives, policies, procedures and structure
  • Quarterly board investment risk reporting including key risk indicators, liquidity, risk factors, concentrations and scenario analysis
  • Validation of investment risk models
  • Conduct research on investment related concepts and topics

Posting Number          CS0317P

Application Deadline  06/13/2021

Special Instructions to Applicants THIS IS NOT A REMOTE WORK POSITION.
There are currently no mandatory re-employment lists at this time. However, please note that if such a list is certified against this title prior to the completion of the selection process, candidates applying based on meeting the minimum qualifications or transferability under Civil Service Law can no longer be considered.

The work hours of this position are subject to change in accordance with Article 12 of the collective bargaining agreement.

This position falls under NYSTRS’ Personal Trading policy, which requires pre-clearance of personal trades and reporting of trading activity.

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Description

The Company

Mesirow is an independent, employee-owned firm founded in 1937. As specialists in investment, risk management and advisory services, we are committed to helping our institutional, corporate, and individual clients achieve their objectives. We are proud of Mesirow’s culture of fostering team member engagement, entrepreneurship, and empowerment. Our positive culture, volunteerism, and opportunity for advancement makes Mesirow one of the few employers to be included in both Chicago Tribune’s Top Places to Work and Crain’s Best Places to Work in Chicago.

The Opportunity:

The HR Associate will report to the Head of HR with additional reporting responsibilities to the Head of Benefits and Head of DEI and Recruitment.  The successful candidate will gain exposure to all aspects of HR with a primary focus on Benefits and Wellness. They will assist with carrying out department projects, programs and a wide variety of critical administration/ operational tasks for the department. We are looking for an individual with a strong desire to work in a highly collaborative team based environment coupled with a positive attitude and passion for what they do. This applicant will have an opportunity to grow in role, take on increasing levels of responsibility overtime and develop their career with the Company.  

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

Benefits & Wellness (40-50%):

  • Provide support in all aspects of benefits and retirement plan administration, including answering employee inquiries, processing and auditing payroll deductions, assisting with open enrollment, entering data, developing communications, conducting presentations, and implementing company-wide benefit changes and/or new programs.
  • Conduct new employee benefit orientation and serve as a point of contact for employees regarding company benefits 
  • Help coordinate annual benefit open enrollment process. Work with Marketing in the design and distribution of employee communications. Update benefit materials, corporate intranet benefits pages, and the benefits enrollment system. Schedule meetings and conduct group presentations to employees.
  • Process all benefits-related data for the semi-monthly payrolls in accordance with established payroll due dates. This includes entering data, importing files, analyzing benefit amounts on payroll reports, and auditing benefit deductions for each payroll in the HRIS/Payroll system. Ensure the accuracy of the information and work with the payroll department to complete payroll.  
  • Administer and process all leave of absence requests (FMLA, disability, parental leave, vacation, etc.)
  • Maintain the benefits online enrollment system, provide training to employees, and answer any enrollment questions. Update benefit information provided in the system and work with vendor on any enhancements or modifications.
  • Process invoices and calculate premium statements for all benefit plans. Review invoices for accuracy and submit payment requests. Resolve any discrepancies and administrative issues with carriers.
  • Work on benefit programs such as employee value programs, wellness initiatives, total reward statements, student loan reimbursement program, service recognition program, College 529 plans, and employee return to work requests.
  • Develop working knowledge out of HR systems (UltiPro, bSwift) including the ability to run reports and review data.

Diversity Equity Inclusion (DEI) & Recruitment (20-30%):

  • Schedule and attend ongoing DEI, Recruitment and Rotational Analyst meetings.
  • Generate UltiPro reports for Recruitment and DEI.
  • Assist with scheduling and coordinating interviews, conference rooms, meetings, prepare agendas, Career Fairs and posting new requisitions as needed.
  • Coordinate and present new hire orientation.
  • Onboarding new hires, initiating background checks, enter new hire requests in NetSuite.
  • Assist with the summer internship programming.

General HR Responsibilities (20-30%):

  • Assist in the administration of the performance management process, including providing administrator support of the performance management system, responding to employee questions and assisting with system training.
  • Assist in organizational training and development efforts, including administration of the Learning Management System (LMS), coordination of training sessions, monitoring participation and ensuring compliance for required courses.
  • Act as a backup support to other Human Resource team members during any absences. Coverage includes duties related to data entry, coordinating and scheduling meetings, processing status changes and providing other administrative support to the Head of HR.
  • Assist with the completion of Employment Verifications requests
  • Assist with the entering new hire onboarding paperwork into Perceptive Content (document management system)

Requirements:

  • BS/BA degree in Human Resources or related field. PHR certification preferred.
  • 2-3 years of general HR experience including benefits and wellness.
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Extremely detail-oriented, professional attitude, and the ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to work independently and also receptive to receiving guidance, direction and constructive feedback as applicable.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills. Team player with the ability to work in a highly collaborative team environment.
  • Positive attitude. Aptitude and willingness to apply and learn all key aspects of HR functions.
  • Solid technical and system skills including Microsoft products. Prior UltiPro experience preferable.
  • Strong client focus skills with the ability to deal with competing demands and multiple priorities.
  • Must have a willingness and motivation to learn all HR functions.

Description

The Opportunity

Mesirow is an independent, employee-owned financial services firm founded in 1937. Headquartered in Chicago with offices around the world, we serve clients through a personal, custom approach to reaching financial goals and acting as a force for social good. With capabilities spanning Global Investment Management, Capital Markets & Investment Banking, and Advisory Services, we invest in what matters: our clients, our communities and our culture. Mesirow was also recently named one of the Best Places to Work in Chicago by the Chicago Tribune and one of the Top Places to Work by Crain’s Chicago Business.

Mesirow Investment Banking focuses exclusively on middle-market transactions and serves both public and private companies in merger & acquisition advisory, debt advisory, restructuring and special situations, fairness and solvency opinions, board of directors’ advisory and special committee representation. Our practice combines rich industry knowledge and long-standing relationships with an entrepreneurial desire to develop tailored solutions designed to deliver measurable results.

We are currently seeking an Associate for our Investment Banking team within the Capital Markets and Investment Banking division at Mesirow Financial.  The Associate will work as part of the investment banking team across all industry verticals on M&A, capital raise and other strategic advisory assignments. 

Responsibilities:

  • Partner with senior bankers and clients throughout advisory engagements.
  • Coordinate transaction deliverables, manage transaction deliverables and act as key point of contact for external constituencies.
  • Manage key transaction processes including developing client company positioning strategy, in-depth market research and development of financial models.
  • Collaborate with team members to design and perform financial modeling and company valuation analysis including leveraged buyout, discounted cash flow, comparable public company, and precedent transaction analyses.
  • Act as a key partner to clients in due diligence process management, virtual data room oversight and coordination with third party service providers.
  • Drive the drafting process for client presentations and information memoranda.
  • Participate in the mentoring and development of analysts.
  • Support firm marketing efforts across Mesirow’s industry verticals.
  • Perform other duties and special projects as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Minimum of 3 years of Investment Banking experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (e.g. Finance, Accounting, Economics.)
  • MBA is preferred but not a requirement.
  • Strong analytical capabilities including financial statement analysis, financial accounting and company valuation.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with business writing and can articulate complex ideas simply and summarize them effectively.
  • Capable of completing multiple project-oriented tasks effectively and in a timely manner with exceptional attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently while being team-oriented; prioritize tasks, react to changes and solve critical issues.
  • Commitment to excellence in your work, adhering to high professional and ethical standards.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and other Microsoft applications including PowerPoint.  Experience in using CapIQ and other research databases desired.

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Description

As we continue to expand our Public Finance platform and capabilities, we are excited to announce that we are actively targeting Public Finance Bankers in multiple locations with expertise in the following sectors:

  • High Yield Infrastructure
  • Transportation 
  • State and Local Government
  • Single and Multifamily Housing
  • K-12 Education

We are strategically looking to build our platform nationally with bankers based in other major metro areas to augment the existing team located in Chicago, Houston, NYC, Indianapolis and Hartford. This opportunity is tailored for individuals who are looking to accelerate and aggressively grow their careers as Public Finance Bankers. Successful candidates will have the ability and motivation to cultivate and develop revenue generating opportunities to compliment an established base of existing client relationships. Our compensation includes a very competitive payout schedule.

As a team of collaborative public finance professionals, we have marketed and financed some of the most innovative, dynamic and challenging municipal bond transactions in the country working closely with government agencies, non-profits and other municipal issuers to provide innovative debt structuring and financial analysis. By joining our team, you will benefit from the expertise and resources of an employee owned firm powered by the strength of our fixed income sales and trading platform. With capabilities to sole manage transactions in excess of $1 Billion and approximately $1.6 billion in secondary municipal market trading on a national level, we continue to expand our participation in both negotiated and competitive bond sales. 

To learn more about our Public Finance team and recent successful transactions, please click here   

 

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Assists senior staff in the management of investment accounts for institutional clients to meet client objectives 
  • May assist in the process of evaluating and developing investment objectives and guidelines as appropriate given risk tolerance and preferences, funding and income needs, and current market environment 
  • Works with team to help analyze and implement overall portfolio structure utilizing knowledge of economic and financial market conditions in conjunction with the clients¿ objectives. 
  • Assists in developing an understanding of clients¿ business to help them develop appropriate objectives. 
  • Helps identify new investment ideas or opportunities 
  • Works with internal partners to respond to client needs/requests 
  • Works with Risk Management and/or Legal to help ensure compliance with all aspects of the client relationship and investment processes 
  • Carries out complex activities with significant financial, client, and/or internal business impact 
  • May have direct interaction with committees and/or Senior Management 
  • Able to serve as a key subject matter expert and mentor to other more junior level employees 
  • May manage daily operational activities and supervise day-to-day work of junior level employees (but not a formal management role) 
  • More technically sound in area of expertise and has broader knowledge of other areas. Able to facilitate discussions and reach decisions

NECCESARY KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills are required.  
  • Knowledge of investments and financial markets are required.  
  • Analytical and problem solving skills are required
  • Technical skills / systems knowledge (e.g. Microsoft Office) is required 

NECESSARY EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION

  • A College or University degree and/or 3+ years of experience in investments
  • Related Industry qualification (e.g. CFA) or studying towards, is preferred

 

ABOUT NORTHERN TRUST
Northern Trust provides innovative financial services and guidance to corporations, institutions and affluent families and individuals globally. With over 130 years of financial experience and nearly 20,000 partners, we serve the world’s most sophisticated clients using leading technology and exceptional service. 

WORKING WITH US
As a Northern Trust partner, you will be part of a flexible and collaborative work culture, which has a strong history of financial strength and stability. Movement within the organization is encouraged, senior leaders are accessible, and you can take pride in working for a company that is committed to strengthening the communities we serve!      

We recognize the value of inclusion and diversity in culture, in thought, and in experience, which is why we are honored to receive the following awards in 2021: 

  • Gender Equality Index Member, Bloomberg
  • Top Financial & Banking Company, Black EOE Journal, Hispanic Network Magazine, Professional WOMAN’S Magazine

We’d love to learn more about how your interests and experience could be a fit with one of America’s best banks and most sustainable companies! Build your career with us and apply today.

 
 
JOB SUMMARY

The candidate will manage equity portfolios in a tax-sensitive manner against a range of domestic, international and quantitative active indexes for institutional and high net worth individuals. The candidate will participate in new business development efforts and contribute to research efforts aimed at product expansion.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Uses portfolio optimization tools to create and rebalance portfolios based on index and model changes as well as in response to tax management opportunities. Communicates trade objectives to dedicated trading desk for execution.
  • Collaborates with team members to create rebalancing strategies.
  • Meets with existing clients, consultants, family offices and corporate contacts to support book of accounts 
  • Engages in business development efforts, including prospect meetings and industry conferences.
  • Develops thought pieces and research related to current events and in support of the strategy.
  • Interprets pre- and after-tax performance of portfolios under management and investigates significant deviations.
  • Ensures that portfolios are maintained within firm guidelines and applicable government or industry regulations.
  • Researches and reports on new products and services within the industry. Stays abreast of new developments concerning regulatory and tax issues that may affect the portfolios under management.
  • Responds to client and internal partner inquiries related to current and prospect portfolios.
  • Develops client transition analysis.
  • Assists with special projects to improve technology, processes and efficiencies.

NECESSARY KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

  • Knowledge of modern portfolio management theory and applications, as well as statistics and quantitative methods in finance acquired through formal education.
  • Knowledge of tax implications of investment decisions.
  • Knowledge of securities markets acquired through work experience and formal education.
  • Strong analytic, organizational and communication skills are required to successfully manage a diverse book of client portfolios.
  • Team orientation and ability to engage with external groups (e.g. sales, client servicing, technology, trading desk, performance analysts, and back-office.)
  • Advanced excel skills including knowledge of VBA, macros, and analyzing large amounts of data for use in portfolio management.

NECESSARY EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION 

  • 8-12 years’ experience in an investment management or securities analysis environment.
  • CFA and/or MBA preferred. 

ABOUT NORTHERN TRUST
Northern Trust provides innovative financial services and guidance to corporations, institutions and affluent families and individuals globally. With over 130 years of financial experience and nearly 20,000 partners, we serve the world’s most sophisticated clients using leading technology and exceptional service. 

WORKING WITH US
As a Northern Trust partner, you will be part of a flexible and collaborative work culture, which has a strong history of financial strength and stability. Movement within the organization is encouraged, senior leaders are accessible, and you can take pride in working for a company that is committed to strengthening the communities we serve!                

We recognize the value of inclusion and diversity in culture, in thought, and in experience, which is why we are honored to receive the following awards in 2021: 

  • Gender Equality Index Member, Bloomberg
  • Top Financial & Banking Company, Black EOE Journal, Hispanic Network Magazine, Professional WOMAN’S Magazine

We’d love to learn more about how your interests and experience could be a fit with one of America’s best banks and most sustainable companies! Build your career with us and apply today.

 
 
JOB SUMMARY

Northern Trust is a global asset management organization with over US$ 1.1 trillion in assets under management (as of December 31, 2020). The asset management arm of Northern Trust manages portfolios for institutional and high net worth investors across all asset classes. We offer a full array of active, passive and quantitative investment management, as well as manager of managers, transition management and securities lending solutions for institutional investors. We take a consultative approach to assessing client needs and developing innovative investment solutions. These range from specific investment mandates across the capital market spectrum to investing and managing a client’s entire portfolio. 

The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting with the review and analysis of investment data on external investment managers to formulate recommendations for program managers and clients. They will assist in the evaluation, selection, monitoring, and replacement of external investment managers. 

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist with research to analyze investment data to formulate investment recommendations on external investment managers 
  • Interpret and communicate company and industry trends, financial market changes, and investment research results to program managers and clients 
  • Assist in the monitoring and management of the relationships with external investment managers 
  • Assist in the development of risk and asset class guidelines for external investment managers 
  • Operate independently; has in-depth knowledge of business unit and functions 
  • As a subject matter expert, provide comprehensive, in-depth consulting and leadership to team and partners at a high technical level     
  • Carry out activities that are large in scope, cross-functional and technically advanced 
  • Role is balanced between high level operational execution and development, and execution of strategic direction of business function activities 
  • Responsible for direct interaction with different committees and/or management 
  • Strategic in developing, implementing and administering programs within functional areas 

NECESSARY KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS 

  • Knowledge of investments and financial markets
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to provide investment recommendations based on qualitative and quantitative information
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills and the ability to make economic and investment presentations, both one-on-one and group situations
  • Intermediate-to-advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Excel, PowerPoint, Word). 
  • Experience with returns-based, positions-based, and risk analysis software is preferred

NECESSARY EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION

  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably a BComm/BS/BA in Finance, Economics, or related fields. MBA degree and/or CFA designation is a plus
  • Up to three years asset management industry-related experience preferred

ABOUT NORTHERN TRUST
Northern Trust provides innovative financial services and guidance to corporations, institutions and affluent families and individuals globally. With over 130 years of financial experience and nearly 20,000 partners, we serve the world’s most sophisticated clients using leading technology and exceptional service. 

WORKING WITH US
As a Northern Trust partner, you will be part of a flexible and collaborative work culture, which has a strong history of financial strength and stability. Movement within the organization is encouraged, senior leaders are accessible, and you can take pride in working for a company that is committed to strengthening the communities we serve!                

We recognize the value of inclusion and diversity in culture, in thought, and in experience, which is why we are honored to receive the following awards in 2021: 

  • Gender Equality Index Member, Bloomberg
  • Top Financial & Banking Company, Black EOE Journal, Hispanic Network Magazine, Professional WOMAN’S Magazine

We’d love to learn more about how your interests and experience could be a fit with one of America’s best banks and most sustainable companies! Build your career with us and apply today.

 
 
Founded in Chicago in 1889, Northern Trust is one of the world’s leading financial institutions. We specialise in providing asset servicing solutions and asset management to both institutional and personal clients. The delivery of products and services to this client base is supported through a network of offices around the globe. The asset management division of Northern Trust is global leader in multi-asset class solutions with expertise in index, active, quantitative and alternative investment capabilities.


JOB SUMMARY:  

The Proxy and Engagement Analyst in Chicago is responsible for supporting and executing a variety of tasks related to stewardship activities.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Engage with companies on a variety of topics with a strong focus on environmental, social and governance issues.
  • Act as a primary point of contact for firms wishing to meet on upcoming proxy issues
  • Support the firm’s Proxy Committee by providing regular updates on industry trends and issues, as well as making recommendations on updates to the Proxy Guidelines
  • Gain an understanding of investment and shareholder issues gathered through research and contact with a variety of market participants
  • Collaborate with internal teams to produce timely research and marketing materials on topics related to stewardship activities 
  • Identify, coordinate and participate in internal and external events, networking opportunities, and educational forums to increase stewardship awareness and advocacy. 
  • Provide support for the North America institutional and wealth management businesses by attending client meetings, roadshows and responding to RFPs and other capabilities inquiries. 
  • Review and research various proposals put forth in corporate proxy statements, such as executive compensation and governance issues, communicate key information about voting issues to Proxy Committee, and provide interpretation of voting items that are outside of the standard firm Proxy Guidelines.
  • Participate in collective engagements activities  for initiatives where we hold signatory or membership status 

NECESSARY KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS:

  • Experience discussing complex investment and sustainability topics with clients, companies and other market participants. 
  • Excellent writing, communication and presentation skills. 
  • Self-motivated and able to work under tight deadlines in a dynamic environment with competing demands for resource.

 

NECESSARY EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Advanced degree (MBA, PhD, CFA, CAIA) desirable but not required.
  • 3-5+ years experience in corporate governance, ESG and sustainability

ABOUT NORTHERN TRUST

Northern Trust provides innovative financial services and guidance to corporations, institutions and affluent families and individuals globally. With over 130 years of financial experience and nearly 20,000 partners, we serve the world’s most sophisticated clients using leading technology and exceptional service. 

WORKING WITH US
As a Northern Trust partner, you will be part of a flexible and collaborative work culture, which has a strong history of financial strength and stability. Movement within the organization is encouraged, senior leaders are accessible, and you can take pride in working for a company that is committed to strengthening the communities we serve!    

We recognize the value of inclusion and diversity in culture, in thought, and in experience, which is why we are honored to receive the following awards in 2021: 

  • Gender Equality Index Member, Bloomberg
  • Top Financial & Banking Company, Black EOE Journal, Hispanic Network Magazine, Professional WOMAN’S Magazine

We’d love to learn more about how your interests and experience could be a fit with one of America’s best banks and most sustainable companies! Build your career with us and apply today.

Note to applicants:  Resumes are required as part of your application.  When applying from a mobile device or tablet, you may not be able to attach a resume.  If you cannot attach a resume at the time of your application, you will receive a follow up email asking  you to attach your resume from a computer.

 Job Description:

The Regional Director, Bank/Trust Group, is responsible for business development of new clients within the Bank Wealth Management and Trust channel. They will lead all sales related activities as well as organize efforts of client services team members to effectively address the needs of bank-based wealth management firms.

To be successful, the Regional Director must have a solid foundational knowledge of investments, capital markets and asset allocation theory. The ability to discuss the sophisticated investment solutions that Dimensional provides is critical to working with and influencing bank wealth management personnel. Just as important, the Regional Director must have a strong business development and client service orientation and understand the unique issues and challenges banks face in building a profitable, client-centric wealth management business.

Responsibilities:

  • Sales leadership and management of national new client engagement initiative, targeting bank wealth management, bank broker/dealer, and independent trust companies.
  • Develops and delivers strategies to recruit new bank relationships.  A particular focus will be on generating new relationships with regional, super-regional, and national bank wealth management platforms.
  • Educates bank-based wealth management personnel on capital market behavior and investment theory.
  • Consults with bank executives on building an efficient wealth management division while providing a successful investment experience to clients.
  • Presents Dimensional Fund Advisors’ investment capabilities, investment theory and performance to bank wealth management personnel, branch offices, company conferences and industry functions.
  • Formulates and executes tailored Dimensional initiatives and champions existing company initiatives.
  • Be a team-player and sales and marketing thought leader within the Dimensional team.
  • Be a spokesperson and champion of the Dimensional brand and investment theory throughout the industry and marketplace.
  • Increase revenues, AUM and bank wealth management clients through the profitable growth of the Dimensional product suite.

Qualifications:

  • 10+ years in wealth management, either as advisor or in distribution, in which a minimum of 5 has been involved in working with banks in some capacity.
  • A personal alignment, understanding and appreciation of Dimensional’s investment process, philosophy and business strategy.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong presentation skills (small and large groups).
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.
  • Must be series 7 licensed.
  • Undergraduate Degree required, MBA or CFA preferred.

Dimensional offers a variety of programs to help take care of you, your family, and your career, including comprehensive benefits, educational initiatives, and special celebrations of our history, culture, and growth.

To ensure the safety and wellbeing of our employees during COVID-19, the majority of Dimensional’s employees are currently working remotely. Firm leadership evaluates the situation on an ongoing basis as to when employees could return to our corporate offices.

It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. The Company does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, ancestry, medical condition, marital status, covered veteran status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status. This policy applies to all areas of employment including recruitment, hiring, training, job assignment, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfer, discipline, termination, and social and recreational programs.

 
Verus is in search of a Public Markets Research Analyst to join our Verus Seattle office. We also have offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Pittsburgh that this person can work out of as well. Candidates should have at least two or more years of research experience in finance or investments, manager research, external portfolio manager programs, and/or institutional consulting.
 

The Public Markets Research Analyst is primarily responsible for manager search, analysis, due diligence and relationship building in several asset classes with initial emphasis on US equity. Essential functions of the position include manager research, technical review of manager search reports, manager monitoring and mentoring junior staff.

Verus is an independent, institutional investment consulting firm.  Since 1986, we have been working closely with our clients and other professionals to add value to their investment portfolios by providing research driven investment solutions that address their specific needs.  Through independent, conflict-free advice and investment expertise, our professionals strive to be the driving force that empowers clients to achieve their investment objectives. We are looking for a talented professional who embodies our firm values of diligence, professionalism, expertise, client service, and collaboration.

We offer a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, life, disability, and vision insurance; 401(k) program with a company match; profit sharing; section 125 cafeteria plan; CFA and other professional certifications sponsorship; 11 paid holidays; and 15 days of paid time off the first year of employment.

In addition, our boutique firm allows us to have an exceptionally convivial corporate culture with opportunities for career development and cross-departmental collaboration. On top of strengthening growth and partnerships in the work environment, Verus promotes happy and healthy living with a variety of employee appreciation initiatives, a good sense of humor, and several company events throughout the year.

Prerequisites
  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Progress toward CFA charter desirable
  • Master’s degree in finance or MBA a plus

Salary: TBD
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Verus is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

www.verusinvestments.com

Verus is in search of a Public Markets Analyst to join our Verus Seattle office. Candidates should be organized, proactive, detail oriented, and have a passion for finance.
 

The Public Markets Analyst is primarily responsible for operational support of the manager research function including data management, questionnaire review, analysis and document production in several asset classes as a generalist. Essential functions of the position include document management, report production, and manager monitoring.

Verus is an independent, institutional investment consulting firm.  Since 1986, we have been working closely with our clients and other professionals to add value to their investment portfolios by providing research driven investment solutions that address their specific needs.  Through independent, conflict-free advice and investment expertise, our professionals strive to be the driving force that empowers clients to achieve their investment objectives. We are looking for a talented professional who embodies our firm values of diligence, professionalism, expertise, client service, and collaboration.

We offer a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, life, disability, and vision insurance; 401(k) program with a company match; profit sharing; section 125 cafeteria plan; CFA and other professional certifications sponsorship; 11 paid holidays; and 15 days of paid time off the first year of employment.

In addition, our boutique firm allows us to have an exceptionally convivial corporate culture with opportunities for career development and cross-departmental collaboration. On top of strengthening growth and partnerships in the work environment, Verus promotes happy and healthy living with a variety of employee appreciation initiatives, a good sense of humor, and several company events throughout the year.

Salary: TBD

Verus is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

https://www.verusinvestments.com/careers/

Prerequisites:
  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Internship or membership in university clubs in Finance-related disciplines desirable
 
 
 
Verus is in search of a Senior Consulting Associate to join our Los Angeles team. Candidates should be detail oriented, organized and proactive.

The Senior Consulting Associate’s primary responsibility is to support the consulting team and individual Consultants.  Typically, the Senior Consulting Associate has more client responsibilities and may act as the lead consultant on one or more accounts.  

Verus is an independent, institutional investment consulting firm.  Since 1986, we have been working closely with our clients and other professionals to add value to their investment portfolios by providing research driven investment solutions that address their specific needs.  Through independent, conflict-free advice and investment expertise, our professionals strive to be the driving force that empowers clients to achieve their investment objectives. We are looking for a talented professional who embodies our firm values of diligence, professionalism, expertise, client service, and collaboration.

We offer a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, life, disability, and vision insurance; 401(k) program with a company match; profit sharing; section 125 cafeteria plan; CFA and other professional certifications sponsorship; 11 paid holidays; and 15 days of paid time off the first year of employment.

In addition, our boutique firm allows us to have an exceptionally convivial corporate culture with opportunities for career development and cross-departmental collaboration. On top of strengthening growth and partnerships in the work environment, Verus promotes happy and healthy living with a variety of employee appreciation initiatives, a good sense of humor, and several company events throughout the year.

Salary: TBD

Verus is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

https://www.verusinvestments.com/careers/

Prerequisites:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business required; preferably Finance;
  • MBA, Masters of Finance, or CFA Level II candidacy preferred;
  • Five or more years of analytical and research experience in a related field;
  • Solid knowledge of financial and equity investing techniques; knowledge and familiarity with equity markets, pension fund industry and interest in Taft Hartley Trust Funds, Endowments & Foundations, Public, and/or Corporate.

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Verus is in search of a Consultant who is a self-motivated individual to service our institutional client consulting team in our preferred location: Pittsburgh. We also have offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle which are also possibilities to work out of for this position, and candidates from Chicago are encouraged to apply. Candidates should be have at least five years of relevant investment experience with institutional clients as a consultant, consulting associate or member of an investment team.

 

The Consultant position is primarily responsible for client service and supporting a senior consultant in the delivery of the firm’s consulting services.  A secondary responsibility is to contribute to the firm’s growth through new business development. 

Verus is an independent, institutional investment consulting firm.  Since 1986, we have been working closely with our clients and other professionals to add value to their investment portfolios by providing research driven investment solutions that address their specific needs.  Through independent, conflict-free advice and investment expertise, our professionals strive to be the driving force that empowers clients to achieve their investment objectives. We are looking for a talented professional who embodies our firm values of diligence, professionalism, expertise, client service, and collaboration.

We offer a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, life, disability, and vision insurance; 401(k) program with a company match; profit sharing; section 125 cafeteria plan; CFA and other professional certifications sponsorship; 11 paid holidays; and 15 days of paid time off the first year of employment.

In addition, our boutique firm allows us to have an exceptionally convivial corporate culture with opportunities for career development and cross-departmental collaboration. On top of strengthening growth and partnerships in the work environment, Verus promotes happy and healthy living with a variety of employee appreciation initiatives, a good sense of humor, and several company events throughout the year.

Salary: TBD

Verus is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

https://www.verusinvestments.com/careers/

Education & Work Experience:

Minimum Requirements 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business; preferably Finance; 
  • Five years of relevant investment experience with institutional clients as a consultant, consulting associate or member of an investment team; 
 Additional Ideal Characteristics 
  •  MBA, Master of Finance, or CFA designation; 
  • Established relationships with a network of colleagues in the broader investment community; 
  • Thought leadership demonstrated through white papers and public speaking; 

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Verus is in search of a Performance Analyst to join our office in Seattle, WA. Candidates should be process-minded, detail oriented, flexible, and able to work in a fast-paced environment.
 

The Performance Analyst is primarily responsible for tracking, monitoring and producing Investment Performance Reports, contributing to research, and providing client support.

Verus is an independent, institutional investment consulting firm.  Since 1986, we have been working closely with our clients and other professionals to add value to their investment portfolios by providing research driven investment solutions that address their specific needs.  Through independent, conflict-free advice and investment expertise, our professionals strive to be the driving force that empowers clients to achieve their investment objectives. We are looking for a talented professional who embodies our firm values of diligence, professionalism, expertise, client service, and collaboration.

We offer a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, life, disability, and vision insurance; 401(k) program with a company match; section 125 cafeteria plan; CFA and other professional certifications sponsorship; 11 paid holidays; and 15 days of paid time off the first year of employment.

In addition, our boutique firm allows us to have an exceptionally convivial corporate culture with opportunities for career development and cross-departmental collaboration. On top of strengthening growth and partnerships in the work environment, Verus promotes happy and healthy living with a variety of employee appreciation initiatives, a good sense of humor, and several company events throughout the year.

Salary: TBD

Verus is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

https://www.verusinvestments.com/careers/

Prerequisites

  • A bachelor’s degree in Business, preferably Finance or Accounting
  • CFA Level I candidacy required

Preferred:

  • CFA Level II candidacy

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Position Type: Non-Civil Service

Appointment Type: Permanent

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Salary Grade: AM

Position Summary

The Assistant Manager of Fixed Income will assist in both the development and implementation of fixed income internal portfolio(s) strategy, portfolio construction, and risk management. The Assistant Manager of Fixed Income will be responsible for having a macro understanding of the various objectives and asset classes managed and monitored by the department along with detailed management and portfolio expertise in specific fixed income sub-sector areas. With respect to the latter, broader expertise is expected to gradually increase over time.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, business administration, economics, mathematics, statistics or engineering or a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline combined with a Master’s in Business Administration, Master’s in Finance or Master’s in Accounting, and;

7 years involved in the management, analysis and implementation of fixed income portfolios, with a significant portion of that experience in corporate credit, with a minimum of 5 years’ experience must have been gained managing and/or monitoring fixed income portfolios in excess of $2.5 billion, and;

Two years of supervisory experience with a proven ability to successfully work in a collaborative environment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • CFA preferred
  • Experience analyzing, monitoring and/or executing or directing the execution of investments in multiple fixed income sub-asset classes, including: corporate, government & agency, mortgage backed securities and money market instruments
  • Experience selecting and monitoring external fixed income managers in an institutional setting
  • Familiarity and knowledge of core and non-core fixed income assets (i.e., high yield bonds, asset backed securities, leveraged loans, CMBS, TIPs, covered bonds, fixed income derivatives)
  • Thorough understanding of the economic factors that impact the financial and fixed income markets, as well as returns
  • Functional in the use of technology such as Bloomberg, Trade Web; portfolio analytical tools such as Bloomberg PORT and FactSet; Market Axess and Excel in the analysis and/or execution of fixed income purchases, sales and portfolio management; experience with fixed income order management systems, including Aladdin
  • Understanding of fixed income derivatives and corresponding risks
  • Broad understanding of fixed income asset classes, risks and benchmarks
  • Understanding of quantitative Fixed Income portfolio management
  • Ability to think strategically and plan for the future
  • Proven ability to manage during times of financial market turmoil
  • Experience developing staff under your supervision
  • Commitment to providing exceptional customer service
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

Physical Demands

None

EEO Statement

NYSTRS is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to fostering an inclusive environment where diversity is valued and recognized as a source of strength and enrichment. We seek to attract talented people from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures, and encourage women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents and veterans to apply.

Job Duties

Description

The responsibilities and job functions for the Assistant Manager of Fixed Income include, but are not limited to, the following:

Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform fixed income portfolio management, analysis (e.g. idiosyncratic credit; security, industry and sub-sector relative value), trade execution and monitoring across all internally managed fixed income sub-sectors with a primary focus on corporate credit.
  • Supervise and provide direction to staff in the management of internal portfolios (short term and long-term fixed income portfolios), participate in staff monitoring of external portfolios (e.g. global bonds and securities lending) and other duties as they arise.
  • Help recruit, oversee, develop and mentor Fixed Income professional staff.
  • Participate in the overall management of the Fixed Income Department staff and review staff’s work in the performance of fixed income related projects while consistently providing feedback and guidance.
  • Manage the preparation and review of periodic fixed income reports for use by Fixed Income staff, NYSTRS Board, Investment Advisory Committee (IAC) and/or NYSTRS management and present to NYSTRS Board; Internal Investment Committee (IIC); IAC and staff as needed.
  • When required, participate as the Fixed Income Dept. representative in NYSTRS’ IIC meetings, NYSTRS’ Board Meetings; NYSTRS’ IAC and NYSTRS’ Real Estate Advisory Committee (REAC) meetings.
  • Partake in NYSTRS’ asset allocation process, planning as it relates to the implementation of the fixed income portion of the asset allocation plan, identifying areas of relative value across fixed income sub-asset classes that are within Fixed Income’s investment universe and mandate, assemble a plan to execute said strategy and oversee implementation of the plan.
  • Participate and collaborate with Fixed Income management and staff to conduct due diligence on external fixed income money managers for existing and/or new investment mandates in various fixed income sub-asset classes such as global bonds, high yield, and bank loans.
  • When required, engage with Fixed Income management and staff in the implementation and oversight of external managers: including analyzing asset classes and specific securities, evaluating money manager capabilities and performance; and overseeing portfolios
  • Coordinate or manage as necessary, Fixed Income in the review and preparation of fixed income related investment policy manuals, consolidated annual report financial reporting information, periodic information disseminated to the NYSTRS Board and any requests made by external Fixed Income Dept. parties, including the NYSTRS’ Executive Director / CIO.
  • Participate and/or oversee administrative duties as well as new and existing initiatives including identification and evaluation of platforms and/or technology (e.g. corporate bond trading platforms), the annual budgeting process, the Fixed Income transition as it pertains to the System’s investment infrastructure project and oversee relationship building with fixed income counterparts as well as review and approve new fixed income counterparts.
  • Represent Fixed Income in the participation of cross-departmental projects and initiatives as well as membership in NYSTRS’ currently ongoing and/or forthcoming special topic investment and/or regulatory committees.

Job Functions:

  • Participate in the planning, implementation, risk oversight and direct management of the System’s domestic fixed income portfolio(s). [E] 40 to 75%.
  • Oversee the System’s Fixed Income staff, providing professional development guidance and performance feedback as well as overseeing research, reviewing specific investments, trades (e.g. FX) and activities of Fixed Income staff. [E] 10 to 15%
  • Participate in the due diligence process, selection and monitoring of external fixed income money managers including agent securities lenders. [E] 5% to 10%
  • When required, participate in NYSTRS’ IIC, Board Meetings, IAC and REAC meetings; interact with and assist other NYSTRS’ departments when needed and upon request perform other investment related projects or research. [E] 0 to 10%
  • Together with other Fixed Income management staff, periodically assess the long-term needs of the fixed income area to ensure that Fixed Income can fulfill its responsibilities pursuant to the Asset Allocation and Investment Policy Manual. This includes all resource planning and decisions, including personnel considerations as well as hardware and electronic equipment solutions, i.e., electronic trading, use of derivatives, investment in new asset classes, etc. [E] 10 to 15%
  • Oversee the evaluation and selection of electronic fixed income trading platforms, bond analytical tools and risk management platforms. [E] 0 to 5%.

Application Deadline: 06/28/2021

Special Instructions to Applicants

THIS IS NOT A REMOTE WORK POSITION.
This position does not come under the jurisdiction of the Department of Civil Service. It comes under the Manager/Executive Plan. New appointees to Manager/Executive Plan positions must serve a one-year review period. If you are currently employed by NYSTRS in a Confidential or Negotiating Unit position, you will be granted leave without pay from your current position while you are serving the review period. Upon successful completion of the review period, the hold on your current position will be discontinued and you will no longer have any rights under Civil Service.

This position falls under NYSTRS’ Personal Trading policy, which requires pre-clearance of personal trades and reporting of trading activity.

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Voya Investment Management (Voya IM) is the asset management business of Voya Financial, a Fortune 500 company with over 6,000 employees seeking to help clients plan, invest and protect their savings. Voya IM manages approximately $220 billion in assets across Fixed Income, Senior Loans, Equities, Multi-Asset Strategies & Solutions, Private Equity, and Real Assets.1 Drawing on over 40 years of experience and the expertise of 250+ investment professionals, Voya IM’s capabilities span traditional products and solutions as well as those that cannot be easily replicated by an index.

Voya IM’s award-winning culture is deeply rooted in a client-centric approach to helping investors meet their goals — from insurance companies, corporate and public pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, endowments and foundations, and consultants to intermediaries, and individual investors. Reliability is why our clients hire us and it is why they trust us to navigate the path ahead.

Profile Sumary

The US Institutional Associate Client Advisor (“ACA”) will support a 5-person team of Client Advisors & Consultant Relations (“CA/CR”) in order to drive sales of Voya Investment Management strategies across public and corporate plans (DB and DC), E&Fs, Tier 1 & 2 Consultants and Sub-advisory firms.  The ACA will need to collaborate effectively with multiple Investment Teams, Marketing & Product, Client Service and Business Development in order to contribute to the team’s success in raising and retaining assets.  This role is based in New York.

Profile Responsibilities

A dynamic, extroverted, self-starter, passionate, and enthusiastic individual with some investment management experience, good relationship management, sales and interpersonal skills, as well as a strong desire to develop knowledge in the asset management business.  Qualified candidates may view this as a pathway to a client-facing role after demonstrated success over a 3-year period.

  • Provide business development support to the CA/CR team by identifying prospective opportunities through primary research/industry sources
  • Organize and prepare for prospect and consultant meetings, calls, onsites and Voya-sponsored events
  • Develop prospect outreach plans with the CA/CRs stemming from client segmentation campaigns or from independent plan research
  • Partner with the Client Service team to help service and cross-sell existing client relationships
  • Serve as back-up coverage for the team, including responding to prospect requests, reviewing RPFs, updating CRM and attending conferences/events when necessary

Knowledge and Experience

  • Undergraduate degree with 3-4 years of work experience preferably within the institutional investment management industry or in an investment banking analyst program
  • Demonstrated ability to learn complex investment/product concepts
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and effective teamwork skills
  • Strong project management, organizing, planning, and presentation skills
  • Strong analytical skills and a background in creative problem solving
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a deadline-driven environment without compromising accuracy and quality of output
  • Strong sense of ownership of projects and tasks
  • Some product knowledge in Fixed Income, Equities and Alternatives is preferred
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills
  • License Series 7 and 63 are not a prerequisite but are required within 90 days of filling the position
  • There will be an expectation that the CFA Charter will be pursued in the first year if the selected candidate has not started the process

Critical Skills
At Voya, we have identified the following critical skills which are key to success in our culture: 

  • Customer Focused: Passionate drive to delight our customers and offer unique solutions that deliver on their expectations.
  • Critical Thinking: Thoughtful process of analyzing data and problem solving data to reach a well-reasoned solution.
  • Team Mentality: Partnering effectively to drive our culture and execute on our common goals. 
  • Business Acumen: Appreciation and understanding of the financial services industry in order to make sound business decisions. 
  • Learning Agility: Openness to new ways of thinking and acquiring new skills to retain a competitive advantage.

Learn more about Critical Skills.

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IMPORTANT SECURITY ALERT: Please be aware that Voya Financial will never ask you to join a Google Hangout, request you to purchase your own equipment, or pay to apply. Keep your information secure when communicating with employers online. For more information on how to protect yourself and where you should report these scams, see our security section.

Voya Investment Management (Voya IM) is the asset management business of Voya Financial, a Fortune 500 company with over 6,000 employees seeking to help clients plan, invest and protect their savings. Voya IM manages approximately $220 billion in assets across Fixed Income, Senior Loans, Equities, Multi-Asset Strategies & Solutions, Private Equity, and Real Assets.1 Drawing on over 40 years of experience and the expertise of 250+ investment professionals, Voya IM’s capabilities span traditional products and solutions as well as those that cannot be easily replicated by an index.

Voya IM’s award-winning culture is deeply rooted in a client-centric approach to helping investors meet their goals — from insurance companies, corporate and public pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, endowments and foundations, and consultants to intermediaries, and individual investors. Reliability is why our clients hire us and it is why they trust us to navigate the path ahead.

The Consultant Relations Associate is part of the Institutional Distribution team focusing on the consultant relations effort and collaborating across Distribution.  The Consultant Relations Associate will be responsible for supporting the Consultant Relations team in marketing Voya IM’s institutional investment management services. The Consultant Relations Associate will be involved in Fixed Income, Alternatives, Equities and Solutions-driven relationship development and generation of commercial success from consultants, and in so doing, he/she will gain in-depth knowledge of the institutional investment consultant market.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Provide support to the Consultant Relations team to cover marketing and distribution of Fixed Income, Alternatives, Equities and Solution-driven strategies
  • Organize and prepare for consultant meetings, calls, on-sites and Voya sponsored events
  • Coordinate with internal partners (e.g. RFP, CPM, Marketing, Product teams) to complete consultant requests and track appropriately
  • Lead coverage of select Tier 2 and 3 consulting firms with supplemental support for Tier 1 firms and sub-advisory
  • Identify and implement best practices on the team for utilization across all team members and regions
  • Serve as internal coordinator on larger relationships to ensure seamless communication externally
  • CRM Management
  • Collaborate with Regional Client Advisory teams

Who is our ideal candidate?

The ideal candidate is a dynamic, ambitious and entrepreneurial individual with broad institutional financial services/asset management experience, good relationship management, sales and networking skills and a strong desire to develop knowledge in the asset management business. Strong attention to detail and ability to multi-task are essential.  Experience within the institutional sales and consultant relations industry is preferred.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Undergraduate degree with 4+ years of work experience within the (institutional) asset management industry and preferably at a multi-strategy firm
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and effective teamwork skills
  • Excellent awareness of inter-departmental relationships
  • Strong project management, organizing, and planning skills
  • Strong analytical skills and a background in creative problem solving
  • Proven ability to work effectively in a deadline-driven environment
  • Specialist knowledge in Fixed Income, Alternatives, Equities and Solutions would be preferred
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in MS Suite, Salesforce, Tableau and any institutional data analytics tools is a plus
  • License Series 7 and 63 are not a prerequisite but are required within 90 days of filling the position
  • Attainment of a CFA is an expectation for advancement
  • MBA and/or CAIA are a plus
  • Institutional sales or consultant relations market experience preferred

Location: National

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Critical Skills
At Voya, we have identified the following critical skills which are key to success in our culture: 

  • Customer Focused: Passionate drive to delight our customers and offer unique solutions that deliver on their expectations.
  • Critical Thinking: Thoughtful process of analyzing data and problem solving data to reach a well-reasoned solution.
  • Team Mentality: Partnering effectively to drive our culture and execute on our common goals. 
  • Business Acumen: Appreciation and understanding of the financial services industry in order to make sound business decisions. 
  • Learning Agility: Openness to new ways of thinking and acquiring new skills to retain a competitive advantage.

Learn more about Critical Skills.

Verus is in search of a Senior Consulting Associate to join our preferred location: Pittsburgh. We also have offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle which are also possibilities to work out of for this position, and candidates from Chicago are encouraged to apply. Candidates should be detail oriented, organized and proactive.
 
The Senior Consulting Associate’s primary responsibility is to support the consulting team and individual Consultants.  Typically, the Senior Consulting Associate has more client responsibilities and may act as the lead consultant on one or more accounts. 


Verus is an independent, institutional investment consulting firm.  Since 1986, we have been working closely with our clients and other professionals to add value to their investment portfolios by providing research driven investment solutions that address their specific needs.  Through independent, conflict-free advice and investment expertise, our professionals strive to be the driving force that empowers clients to achieve their investment objectives. We are looking for a talented professional who embodies our firm values of diligence, professionalism, expertise, client service, and collaboration.

We offer a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, life, disability, and vision insurance; 401(k) program with a company match; profit sharing; section 125 cafeteria plan; CFA and other professional certifications sponsorship; 11 paid holidays; and 15 days of paid time off the first year of employment.

In addition, our boutique firm allows us to have an exceptionally convivial corporate culture with opportunities for career development and cross-departmental collaboration. On top of strengthening growth and partnerships in the work environment, Verus promotes happy and healthy living with a variety of employee appreciation initiatives, a good sense of humor, and several company events throughout the year.

Salary: TBD

Verus is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Prerequisites
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business required; preferably Finance;
  • MBA, Masters of Finance, or CFA Level II candidacy preferred;
  • Five or more years of analytical and research experience in a related field;
  • Solid knowledge of financial and equity investing techniques; knowledge and familiarity with equity markets, pension fund industry and interest in Taft Hartley Trust Funds, Endowments & Foundations, Public, and/or Corporate.

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Job Purpose

The Performance Analytics Team provides centralized and coordinated reporting and analysis support for PPM’s many business units and clientele. The Performance Analytics Team leverages the organization through operating depth, developed skills, use of technology, process optimization and clear operating accountabilities. In the Performance and Attribution Analyst role, the candidate will compile, verify and report performance attribution results for a group of portfolios. Based upon knowledge of the portfolio management strategies and detailed review of performance contributors, the candidate will write performance commentaries and prepare portfolio summary reports for both internal and external clients. The role will involve data and information fulfillment activities for the assigned portfolios as well as updates of non-performance materials such as marketing presentations. Process and workflow review activities will be required, as will a coordination of information flow and dissemination between multiple business units. This role involves significant interaction with internal clients – portfolio managers, quantitative research, administration, and marketing as well as external clientele and market participants.

Essential Responsibilities
  • Validate and publish performance attribution, analytics, and risk reports for various stakeholders within and outside of the firm.
  • Analyze performance attribution contributors on security, sector, and other relevant attributes, and produce relevant portfolio commentary.
  • In coordination with the Marketing & Communications and Business Development groups, prepare periodic portfolio reports including commentary, performance, and analytic summaries.
  • Deliver portfolio data extracts to internal and external clients as requested.
  • Maintain performance attribution reporting and analysis software. Utilize various systems and applications and provide recommendations on enhancements and process improvements. Interface with IT and Development staff when and as applicable.
  • Utilize and develop desktop tools and database applications for leveraging data management, data manipulation, and data integrity.
  • Participate in various ad-hoc projects.
Other Duties
  • Performs other duties and/or projects as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Proven ability to work effectively with a team in a fast-paced environment
  • Broad knowledge of investment products and accounting
  • Thorough understanding of investment performance measurement, GIPS reporting principles, and performance attribution concepts
  • Excellent computer skills with high proficiency in Microsoft Office products
  • Ability to prioritize and independently manage multiple assignments and clientele simultaneously
  • Experience preparing reports, analysis, and presentations for management and clients
  • Experience with StatPro, Aladdin, Wall Street Office, Bloomberg, Lipper, and/or Morningstar Direct is highly preferred
  • The role requires a highly motivated self-starter with a desire to grow professionally and develop a mastery of his/her role and responsibilities

  • Unquestionable professional integrity

Qualifications

  • College degree, preferably in finance, economics or business related discipline required.

  • Advanced degree or progress toward preferred.

  • 3+ years of relevant work experience within the financial services sector required.

  • Industry designations such as CFA, CIPM, CPA upon hire preferred.

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Equal Employment Opportunity PPM America, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and we base our employment decisions without unlawful regard or consideration of an individual’s race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, non-job related disability, pregnancy or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.

 

Job Purpose

PPM America (“PPM”) is looking to hire a financial writer who is interested in developing clear, concise and effective communication materials to support the firm’s business development and client service efforts across fixed income, private equity and commercial real estate. This individual will interact directly with business development, portfolio managers, credit analysts and members of the executive team, in addition to various support teams across the business. Content generation and writing will be the primary responsibility for this role; therefore, the ideal candidate must have excellent writing, planning and editing skills. This position reports to the vice president of Marketing & Communications.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Conceive, write and edit investment-related reports, factsheets, thought leadership materials, white papers and market commentary for the fixed income, commercial real estate and private equity asset classes. Work directly with portfolio managers and other senior leaders to capture and share their views.

  • Content generation for and production of market-related infographics and web videos.

  • Ad-hoc writing and editing used for internal publications and external client communications.

  • Conduct data analysis and produce visuals (charts, tables, etc.) that support and enhance all written communications.

  • Write and edit custom marketing slides describing asset class and strategy outlooks, market dynamics and performance attribution, including supporting visuals.

Other Duties

  • Performs other duties and/or projects as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • The ideal candidate is a skilled writer with experience in the financial industry or financial and business news. Knowledge of financial markets, investing and asset management is required.

  • Excellent editing skills.

  • Ability to take opinions and complex concepts and develop clear, concise content for use across a broad constituency comprised of institutional and retail audiences across the world.

  • Aptitude to combine critical information from diverse areas; strong capital market knowledge would be ideal.

  • Ability to execute writing and content-generated projects and demonstrate project management skills. This includes balancing quick turnaround times with longer-term campaigns.

  • Strong work ethic and a collaborative working style.

  • Ability to create visuals in both Excel and PowerPoint for thought leadership and marketing decks. Knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite preferred, in particular InDesign and Adobe Acrobat.

  • Writing samples will be required as part of the interview process.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree required.

  • At least 4-6 years of working experience, preferably within a financial service organization in a role with significant writing responsibilities.

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Equal Employment Opportunity PPM America, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and we base our employment decisions without unlawful regard or consideration of an individual’s race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, non-job related disability, pregnancy or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.

 

Job Purpose

The individual will join the Credit Analysis group as a member of the investment team for PPM’s core portfolios of corporate bond and loans.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Quantitative and qualitative credit analysis of the holdings in PPM’s portfolios and research of new investment ideas;

  • Preparation of written reports for new investments and ongoing monitoring of investments; Verbal presentations to senior management and other professional staff at PPM America;

  • Support work for senior credit analysts on various projects, including industry research, analytics and automation of various reporting.

Other Duties

  • Performs other duties and/or projects as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to analyze companies and industries by reviewing a high volume of information – e.g., financial statements, company presentations and third party research reports – with the judgment to identify the most relevant areas for further investigation;

  • Familiarity with financial statements and the ability to quickly build accurate Excel financial models;

  • Strong written and verbal presentation skills with an appreciation of the value of succinct, clear writing;

  • Track record of professional and academic achievement with intellectual curiosity and a passion for financial and industry analysis;

  • Personal characteristics such as resourcefulness, self-motivation, discipline and comfort forming an original opinion.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree – Distinguished academic record with an undergraduate Degree in Finance, Accounting and/or Economics is required.

  • 1-3 years of post-undergraduate work experience in finance, accounting or consulting related fields is required.

  • Previous work conducting original research and communicating the results in writing is preferred.

  • Direct exposure to investing or credit training is preferred.

  • Interest in or progression toward a CFA is preferred.

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Equal Employment Opportunity PPM America, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and we base our employment decisions without unlawful regard or consideration of an individual’s race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, non-job related disability, pregnancy or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.

Job Details

Description

The Opportunity:

Mesirow is an independent, employee-owned financial services firm founded in 1937. Headquartered in Chicago with offices around the world, we serve clients through a personal, custom approach to reaching financial goals and acting as a force for social good. With capabilities spanning Global Investment Management, Capital Markets & Investment Banking, and Advisory Services, we invest in what matters: our clients, our communities and our culture. Mesirow was also recently named one of the Best Places to Work in Chicago by the Chicago Tribune and one of the Top Places to Work by Crain’s Chicago Business.

Reporting directly to the Chief Financial Officer, the successful candidate will provide financial leadership and awareness to the Company, including reporting and analysis for monthly financial presentations, investment and project analysis, acquisition analysis, and other projects as requested. The SVP will lead the annual budgeting, monthly financial review of operating results, forecasting, and provide analysis of financial and operation results. This individual is the primary liaison between accounting finance and users of financial information (including senior management) ensuring they have relevant information to make informed business decisions. 

Representative Duties: 

  • Partners with business leaders to develop short and long-term financial plans. 
  • Manages the Company’s annual Budget process, including communicating information and summary analysis. 
  • Collaborates cross functionally with peers in Finance, as well as the business to develop regular forecasts of profitability and cash flow. 
  • Responsible for the monthly budget vs. actual variance analysis and reports and analysis detailing the financial performance of the Company.
  • Oversees preparation of Board and Shareholder level presentations.                        
  • Drives the FPA team to develop financial analyses on profitability, trends, and business plans to provide financial awareness and drive decision-making. 
  • Provides insightful analysis and financial commentary to the businesses.
  • Manages, mentors and oversees the FPA team members, leading them to accomplish individual/team goals and objectives. 
  • Assist with development and implementation of Finance divisional strategies and strategic initiatives. 
  • May be asked to participate and/or lead special projects, including financial modeling, strategic initiatives, business process optimization, and M&A analysis/due diligence. 
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance. Graduate coursework and CPA/CFA certification is preferred.
  • Minimum 12 years of experience in accounting or finance, financial planning analysis, and reporting. 
  • Minimum 5 years of management responsibility. Able to direct and control the activities of the FPA and Reporting departments.
  • Ability to think at macro and micro levels.
  • Proven ability of delivering consistently high quality output for end users.
  • Knowledge of U.S GAAP.
  • Demonstrated aptitude for technical finance, accounting and process improvements, with a strong understanding of global business issues. 
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, develop, and manage high-performing, positive teams in a dynamic environment.
  • Able to participate in corporate development of methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for projects, programs, and people. 
  • Past interaction with executives with the ability to develop board level analysis and reporting. Ability to guide senior level leaders regarding matters of significance to the organization.

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EOE

 

The Senior Sales Coordinator is accountable for providing industry leading pre-sales support to all sources of business. This individual is a primary point of contact and resource for producers and back offices for items relating to the insurance pre-sales process, including product information, case design, illustrations, and assistance with any marketing or new business and underwriting needs.

  • Build a foundation of life product knowledge with the ability to explain technical aspects of product features, benefits, and riders.
  • Produce life insurance illustrations that are both timely and accurate.
  • Demonstrate an innovative mindset to provide alternate solutions, illustrations and case designs to help win the sale.
  • Follow-up with stakeholders to determine that illustrations meet their needs and help complete the sale.
  • Build solid relationships with key stakeholders, including, producers, back offices, John Hancock wholesalers and internal counterparts.
  • Work with John Hancock partners to help drive sales.
  • Understand the focus of John Hancock’s business and implement the strategies and plans to meet / exceed sales goals.
  • Identify opportunities to enhance customer relationships and facilitate the sales process through proactive outreach and the sharing of different product and marketing ideas.
  • Regularly scan the competitive marketplace for updates on products and sales stories to determine how John Hancock can best compete.
  • Understand the new business and underwriting processes and advocate for case(s) as appropriate.
  • Demonstrate a high-level of resourcefulness and effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Effectively use Salesforce to help track and support the business and sales process.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent.
  • 3- 5 years of financial services or insurance industry experience preferred.
  • Excellent phone demeanor, strong sales acumen, and customer service skills.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills; ability to manage multiple priorities.
  • Ability to use advanced judgment in problem solving.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Understanding of life insurance, corresponding illustrations, sales concepts, and the underwriting process helpful.
  • Experience with CRMs and database management.
  • Working knowledge of Outlook and Microsoft Office applications.
  • FINRA SIE, Series 6, 63 and State Insurance Licenses highly preferred (required within 4 months of hire). Must pass at least one FINRA exam within first 10 weeks of hire

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Our client, New Jersey Department of the Treasury – Division of Investment (the “Division”), based in Trenton, is seeking an Equity Portfolio Analyst.  With $92 billion in assets under management, the Division is the 40th largest pension fund manager globally and the 18th largest among U.S. public and corporate pension fund managers.

The Equity Portfolio Analyst will bring solid investment skills and experience working with portfolio investment software, along with researching and implementing various passive investment strategies (currently for Developed Markets), as well as corporate actions. The Equity Portfolio Analyst will report to the Chief Operating Investment Officer.

To learn more about the Responsibilities and Preferred Qualifications please view the Position Specifications.

To apply please send your resume to Lauren at lmcelderry@eflassociates.com.

At Parametric, we offer competitive salaries, generous benefits and opportunities for growth and development. We invite you to explore our available job opportunities listed below and look forward to having you become a part of our continued success!

General Description

Growing SEC registered investment advisor seeks Compliance Officer with significant experience in investment advisory compliance to be responsible for day to day management of a portion of the compliance program to ensure compliance with the Investment Advisers Act and other rules and regulations.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Report directly to the firm’s Deputy Chief Compliance Officer.
  • Primarily responsible for compliance testing, which is the review and testing of the firm’s compliance policies and procedures per the annual 206(4)-7 review; research regulatory requirements, and prepare related reports.
  • Conduct moderate to high complexity research as part of compliance testing to provide business impacts, risk identification and detailed recommendations to improve and streamline compliance controls.
  • Take a proactive role in identifying process and control deficiencies and help to execute process improvement initiatives.
  • Identify enhancements to policies & procedures and processes and work with the applicable departments to revise, document and implement revisions and enhancements.
  • Perform forensic testing and address any areas of improvement.
  • Participate in compliance risk assessments and conflict of interest evaluations and prepare related reports.
  • Work with other senior compliance staff to partner with management, internal clients, and colleagues to accomplish objectives collaboratively.
  • Consult with internal clients to resolve potential compliance issues and execute business initiatives in a collaborative, fast-paced environment.
  • Maintain a thorough and up-to-date understanding of regulations (e.g., SEC, CFTC, NFA, ERISA, state, foreign) governing Parametric’s business.
  • Research issues and questions as necessary to provide compliant and reliable advice and direction to staff on issues concerning compliance policies, rules, regulations and procedures affecting the firm.
  • Assist Compliance team members on major initiatives such as regulatory examinations, internal audit inquiries, and client requests.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of experience and education required
  • 5+ years of securities industry-related experience, with the majority of it in investment advisory and/or investment company compliance or audit experience, i.e. internal/external audit
  • Knowledge of SEC and securities laws, especially the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 and the Investment Company Act of 1940.
  • Working knowledge of on-site compliance testing for SEC Rules 206(4)-7 and 38a-1.
  • Knowledge of or experience with equity and fixed income trading and operations.
  • Understanding of derivatives and options a plus.
  • Interest in and/or understanding of quantitative, rules-based investment strategies.
  • Ability to identify and analyze the complex regulatory issues and their effect on the firm’s business.
  • Previous experience with compliance surveillance evaluation and its applications and tools such as Tableau, Charles River, Aladdin, and Global Relay is a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a wide variety of individuals throughout organization, including investment professionals.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues located at our affiliated Morgan Stanley entities and offices.
  • Intuitive, energetic, and self-motivated with a high bias for action.
  • Occasional business travel to may be required.
  • Good customer service skills; involves interaction with internal and external customers.
  • Ability to adapt to change in a dynamic and often fast-paced work environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Excellent writing and research skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and strong attention to detail.
  • Strong technical skills: knowledge of Microsoft Office suite

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                                                                                                                                             Parametric is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing a work environment that is free of discrimination and harassment.  It does not discriminate against applicants or employees with respect to any terms or conditions of employment on account of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, age, pregnancy, parenthood, physical or mental disability (actual or perceived), medical condition including genetic characteristics, marital status, citizenship status, military service, gender, gender identity or express, registered domestic partner status, domestic violence victim status, status with regard to public assistance, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.  Parametric also prohibits discrimination based on the perception that a person has any of those characteristics or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics.  This commitment applies to all persons involved in the operations of Parametric, and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of Parametric, including supervisors and co-workers.  All employment decisions shall be consistent with the principles of equal employment opportunity.

 

The information on this website is for U.S. residents only and does not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to purchase, securities in any jurisdiction to any person to whom it is not lawful to make such an offer. Investing entails risks and there can be no assurance that Parametric (and its affiliates) will achieve profits or avoid incurring losses. All investments are subject to potential loss of principal. Parametric does not provide tax or legal advice. Prospective investors should consult with a tax or legal advisor before making any investment decision. Please refer to the disclosure page for important information about investments and risks.

At Parametric, we offer competitive salaries, generous benefits and opportunities for growth and development. We invite you to explore our available job opportunities listed below and look forward to having you become a part of our continued success!

General Description

The Compliance Officer provides guidance and oversight of Parametric’s derivative based business as well as guidance as a SEC-registered investment adviser and its personnel to ensure compliance with the Investment Advisers Act and other rules and regulations. Position is preferably situated in Minneapolis, but candidates in Parametric’s Seattle, New York, Boston, or Westport office may be considered.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Serve as Parametric’s Compliance Officer supporting the Deputy Chief Compliance Officer.
  • Primarily responsible for the review and pre-approval of sales/marketing materials relating to the Parametric derivatives and options-based business, including fact sheets, presentations, promotional output, and social media content.
  • Collaborate with the CCO and 14-member Compliance team (including ten members in Seattle) in the oversight of global investment advisor with multiple offices.
  • Consult with internal clients to resolve potential compliance issues and execute business initiatives in a collaborative, fast-paced environment.
  • Ensure that white papers, website content, and other advertising or marketing publications are adequately sourced and include appropriate disclosures.
  • Conduct tests and forensic reviews to verify performance and data in advertising and marketing materials are accurate and supported.
  • Review and test compliance policies and procedures per the annual 206(4)-7 review; research regulatory requirements, and prepare related reports.
  • Monitor employee electronic communications to identify policy violations, client complaints, trade errors and other potential issues.
  • Support Deputy and Senior Compliance Officer in the preparation and submission of NFA Self- Examination.
  • Identify enhancements to policies and procedures and work with the applicable departments to revise, document and implement revisions.
  • Maintain a thorough and up-to-date understanding of regulations (e.g., SEC, CFTC, NFA, ERISA, state, foreign) governing Parametric’s business.
  • Research issues and questions as necessary to provide compliant and reliable advice and direction to staff on issues concerning compliance policies, rules, regulations and procedures affecting the firm.
  • Check compliance forms, spreadsheets, performance data and financial illustrations for accuracy and detail.
  • Assist Compliance team members on major initiatives such as regulatory examinations, internal audit inquiries, and client requests.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • 5-10 years of Compliance experience required (will consider audit or similar operational experience in financial services).
  • Understanding of derivatives and options strongly preferred.
  • Experience reviewing marketing, advertising, and sales materials in financial services industry strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of the SEC disclosures and securities law, especially the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 and the Investment Company Act of 1940 preferred; however strong candidates with applicable experience in other areas of financial services will be considered.
  • Ability to utilize existing knowledge or quickly acquire knowledge of Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)  and National Futures Association (NFA) regulations effecting Commodity Trading Advisors (CTAs) or Commodity Pool Operators (CPOs).
  • Interest in and/or understanding of quantitative, rules-based investment strategies.
  • Working knowledge of on-site compliance testing program.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Ability to identify and analyze the complex regulatory issues and their effect on the firm’s business.
  • Previous experience with compliance surveillance applications and tools such as Charles River, Aladdin, and Global Relay is a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a wide variety of individuals throughout organization, including investment professionals.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues located at our affiliated Morgan Stanley entities and offices.
  • Intuitive, energetic, and self-motivated with a high bias for action.
  • Occasional business travel to may be required.
  • Excellent writing and research skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Computer skills including MS Office, Outlook, Excel, and SharePoint     

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Parametric is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing a work environment that is free of discrimination and harassment.  It does not discriminate against applicants or employees with respect to any terms or conditions of employment on account of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, age, pregnancy, parenthood, physical or mental disability (actual or perceived), medical condition including genetic characteristics, marital status, citizenship status, military service, gender, gender identity or express, registered domestic partner status, domestic violence victim status, status with regard to public assistance, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.  Parametric also prohibits discrimination based on the perception that a person has any of those characteristics or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics.  This commitment applies to all persons involved in the operations of Parametric, and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of Parametric, including supervisors and co-workers.  All employment decisions shall be consistent with the principles of equal employment opportunity.

The information on this website is for U.S. residents only and does not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to purchase, securities in any jurisdiction to any person to whom it is not lawful to make such an offer. Investing entails risks and there can be no assurance that Parametric (and its affiliates) will achieve profits or avoid incurring losses. All investments are subject to potential loss of principal. Parametric does not provide tax or legal advice. Prospective investors should consult with a tax or legal advisor before making any investment decision. Please refer to the disclosure page for important information about investments and risks.

 

At Parametric, we offer competitive salaries, generous benefits and opportunities for growth and development. We invite you to explore our available job opportunities listed below and look forward to having you become a part of our continued success!

General Description

Responsible for supporting the continued investment success of established option-based investment strategies and the communication of these strategies to external audiences.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Will operate in a team environment that has overall responsibility for Parametric’s option strategies in the high net worth investor channel.
  • Support direct sales and client service activities in the high net worth channel, primarily with financial advisors at wirehouse brokerage firms and independent registered investment advisors (RIAs).
  • Support senior members of the strategy team to generate new client opportunities and service existing clients.
  • Work closely with Portfolio Managers/Traders, Investment Strategists, Technology, Operations, and other team members on various tasks and projects to improve the portfolio management/trading and client service functions.
  • Responsible for supporting product-specific content, including webinars, commentary, white papers, content for slide decks, etc.
  • Discuss option overlay strategies with financial advisors and RIAs.
  • Perform and oversee custom analysis for option strategies.
  • Assist with operations, client relations group, billing, documentation, product and performance. teams on account opening and maintenance.
  • Participate in the enhancement and evolution of option strategies.
  • Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements

  • MBA, or Master’s Degree in Finance, Economics, Statistics, or Mathematics a plus but not required
  • CFA or progress towards a CFA desirable
  • 3+ years of related work experience
  • 2+ years of relevant experience (e.g. work with option strategies)
  • Strong interpersonal and writing skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills and seasoned judgment
  • Work effectively within a team-oriented, collaborative environment
  • Demonstrated ability to take ownership of investment strategy evolution and communication
  • Strong communication skills, including the ability to present complex material to clients, investment advisors, consultants, and at industry conferences
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office and the ability to learn additional software programs
  • Basic coding experience in Python, R, SQL, Java or a related language a plus
  • Familiarity with Bloomberg
  • Travel may be required to support sales and service activities (25% or less)

Note: Title will commensurate based on experience.

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Parametric is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing a work environment that is free of discrimination and harassment.  It does not discriminate against applicants or employees with respect to any terms or conditions of employment on account of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, age, pregnancy, parenthood, physical or mental disability (actual or perceived), medical condition including genetic characteristics, marital status, citizenship status, military service, gender, gender identity or express, registered domestic partner status, domestic violence victim status, status with regard to public assistance, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.  Parametric also prohibits discrimination based on the perception that a person has any of those characteristics or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics.  This commitment applies to all persons involved in the operations of Parametric, and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of Parametric, including supervisors and co-workers.  All employment decisions shall be consistent with the principles of equal employment opportunity.

 

The information on this website is for U.S. residents only and does not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to purchase, securities in any jurisdiction to any person to whom it is not lawful to make such an offer. Investing entails risks and there can be no assurance that Parametric (and its affiliates) will achieve profits or avoid incurring losses. All investments are subject to potential loss of principal. Parametric does not provide tax or legal advice. Prospective investors should consult with a tax or legal advisor before making any investment decision. Please refer to the disclosure page for important information about investments and risks.

Summary:

The successful candidate will join the Multi Sector Fixed income team focused on the credit orientated portfolios to work closely with portfolio managers, traders and research analysts in managing investment grade AUM across a large number of institutional mandates. The ideal candidate should have a minimum of 2-3 years credit experience and strong quantitative skills.  

Responsibilities:

  • Work collaboratively in a multi sector credit team as a key support for portfolio management and trading desks.

  • Utilize knowledge of credit markets to help shape portfolio construction.

  • Incorporate quantitative knowledge to optimize portfolios.

  • Provide investment managers with security, portfolio, and benchmark information.

  • Work with client service teams on attribution and client reporting efforts.

  • Analyze benchmark data from index providers for changes and portfolio impact.

  • Calculate and review security analytics and the impact of changes on the portfolios to help inform investment decisions.

  • Serve as a point person for client presentations, portfolio summary reports, and internal/external data requests.

  • Collaborate client service team with market commentary requests.

  • Work with risk teams to analyze portfolios.

  • Opportunities to grow within the team with mentorship with seasoned professionals; demonstrated career path to roles within trading, macro analysis and portfolio management.

Qualifications:

  • Experience in credit analysis or a credit background, preferably 2-3 years experience.

  • Sell side experience in Fixed Income is preferred.

  • Demonstrated strong analytical skills; capable of solving problems within finite deadlines while operating effectively in a fast-paced and evolving environment.

  • Familiarity with macroeconomics and investing; solid knowledge of fixed income concepts (yield, spreads, duration recommended).

  • Excellent writing, interpersonal, and communication skills.

  • Highly motivated, creative, enthusiastic, resourceful, self-starter.

  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills.  

  • Solid experience using Excel and database tools.

  • Basic knowledge of Python and SQL is helpful.

Neuberger Berman is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. The Firm and its affiliates do not discriminate in employment because of race, creed, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, citizenship status or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by local, state, or federal laws, rules, or regulations. If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact onlineaccommodations@nb.com.

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Neuberger Berman, founded in 1939, is a private, independent, employee-owned investment manager. The firm manages a range of strategies—including equity, fixed income, quantitative and multi-asset class, private equity, real estate and hedge funds—on behalf of institutions, advisors and individual investors globally. With offices in 35 countries, Neuberger Berman’s diverse team has 2,345 professionals. For six consecutive years, the company has been named first or second in Pensions & Investments Best Places to Work in Money Management survey (among those with 1,000 employees or more). The firm was awarded an A+ in every category in the latest 2020 Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) report for our approach to ESG integration across asset classes. The firm manages $405 billion in client assets as of December 31, 2020. For more information, please visit our website at www.nb.com.

 

Client Portfolio Manager – Fixed Income

 

Location of Role (Flexible):

Preference Chicago; Alternative New York

 

Role Overview:

NB’s fixed income business has grown significantly across the US Intermediary channels over the past few years.  Our business is now at a size where we need a client portfolio manager based in the USA to represent the NB Fixed Income platform, brand and multiple fixed income strategies managed by our team around the world (Chicago, New York, London, The Hague, Paris, Milan, Singapore, Shanghai and Atlanta).  Fixed income areas to be covered span Investment Grade, Non-Investment Grade and MultiSector strategies. 

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Represent NB’s fixed income investment strategies in the intermediary marketplaces in the USA.  Acts as a surrogate Portfolio Manager/Counselor with clients and consultants.  Target time-split would be approximately 75% client facing, 25% internal.

  • Conducts in-person investment reviews with clients, consultant/point person for due diligence meetings, new business presentations and finals meetings, internal sales and market training and speaks at public conferences and forums on specific fixed income topics.

  • Acts as a fixed income resource to the Sales teams and is a subject matter expert in fixed income. 

  • Partner with various teams in the firm to drive broader business development in the NA Intermediary channel for Fixed Income.  This includes but is not limited to new investment strategy development, clearly and effectively client collateral messaging, peer comparison intelligence and product pricing.

 

 

 

Requirements:

  • 10+ years of relevant experience in portfolio management, product management or sales and marketing with a focus on fixed income.

  • Self-starter who has deep knowledge of fixed income markets, products and solutions.

  • Proven ability to effectively communicate product differentiation of fixed income strategies, competitive positioning versus peers, and market dynamics (macro and relative value views).

  • Ability to work effectively within a fast-paced and highly collaborative global firm. This role will serve as a critical nexus to the firm’s investment teams, sales teams as well as operations, legal, risk and marketing.

  • Excellence in client relationship management.  Track record of being a consultative partner to internal and external clients, ability to serve as a trusted adviser and innovator in a dynamic market.

  • Strong distribution channel expertise and client segment knowledge in the US intermediary market.

  • CFA preferred.

Neuberger Berman is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. The Firm and its affiliates do not discriminate in employment because of race, creed, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, citizenship status or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by local, state, or federal laws, rules, or regulations. If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact onlineaccommodations@nb.com.

 

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Summary:  

The successful candidate will join the Fixed Income team to work as a Client Portfolio Specialist, advocating and representing Neuberger Berman’s suite of Investment Grade and Multi-Sector Fixed Income Investment strategies across Institutional and Intermediary channels.

Responsibilities:

  • In collaboration and consultation with the investment grade and multi-sector fixed income Investment teams, partner with both the intermediary and institutional Neuberger Berman Client Coverage teams to position the investment grade and multi-sector fixed income product range.

  • Continually assess and analyze the competitive landscape, conduct competitive analysis with the goal of helping the client coverage and marketing teams put our strategies in the best position to be successful.
  • Assist with the creation and maintenance of all required marketing materials (working closely with marketing to produce marketing collateral that clearly and effectively communicates information to clients).
  • Create/edit/approve appropriate RFP/RFI investment content.
  • Generate client commentary.
  • Assist Product Development with the creation and launch of new investment strategies.
  • Provide strategic and tactical support to the Fixed Income Investment Teams by managing non-investment related responsibilities.
  • Provide investment teams with security, portfolio, and benchmark information.
  • Calculate performance attribution and other fixed income analytics.
  • Responsibilities are primarily internal if not fully internal to start.   Over time, as the individual gains deeper fixed income market and product knowledge there is the expectation that the role will take on external client facing responsibilities. 

Qualifications:

  • Highly proficient in Excel and PowerPoint.

  • Excellent writing, interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills.  
  • Commercial orientation with ability to understand and articulate complex topics.
  • Familiarity with macroeconomics and investing; solid knowledge of fixed income concepts (yield, spreads, duration recommended).
  • Highly motivated, creative, enthusiastic, resourceful, self-starter.
  • Experience working in financial markets, a minimum of a couple years of relevant experience preferred.
  • Strong academic credentials in field of study.

Neuberger Berman is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. The Firm and its affiliates do not discriminate in employment because of race, creed, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, citizenship status or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by local, state, or federal laws, rules, or regulations. If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact onlineaccommodations@nb.com.

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Front Office Solutions

Front Office Solutions is a new strategic business for Northern Trust that provides a holistic digital+ service offering for some of the most sophisticated institutional investors across the globe, including foundations, endowments, pension funds, corporations, insurance companies, and sovereign wealth funds. As asset owners engage in more complex, data-driven investment approaches to asset allocation, their operational needs and demands for high quality data have skyrocketed. Front Office Solutions provides a holistic, full-service, multi-asset solution that aims to empower in-house investment teams and support their important mission by providing a more comprehensive set of operational services and analytics including portfolio management, investment decision support, operational risk management, CRM/document management and workflow tools

Job Description

Under general supervision, the Analyst will be responsible for investment data management that will provide clients with the holistic data sets they need to fulfil their various stakeholder requirements. The Analyst will assist in researching solutions for data challenges for institutional clients.

The key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Acts as point of initial entry for all investment data. Includes entry of (but not limited to):
    • Investment transactions (typically statement-based for alternative assets; file-based for public markets) 
    • Investment valuations (typically statement-based for alternative assets; file-based for public markets)
    • Manager estimates
    • Plan income / Expense items
    • Plan contributions / Spending withdrawals
    • Underlying manager exposure data
    • Benchmark data
  • Responsible for preparing all investment reconciliations. Includes reconciliation of cash, positions, performance, transactions, alternative investment metrics (unfunded commitment, etc.).
  • Import, normalize, and analyse large amount of historical data sets from multiple systems into FOS technology platform.
  • Responsible for initial review of NAV, allocation and underlying client performance for alternative investments.
  • Serves as initial reviewer of investment and composite performance calculations, including time weighted return and IRR calculations.
  • Serves as initial reviewer of single, conventional and blended benchmark calculations.
  • Responsible for the input of all historic data entry and initial preparation of all reconciliations during client onboarding.
  • Able to assist in training FOS partners in specific areas of expertise.
  • Participates in on-going process improvements based on specialised skills, knowledge, and experience.

Required Knowledge & Skills:

  • Basic knowledge of the investment industry, including markets and instruments.
  • Basic investment concepts knowledge: IRR, time-weighted return, NAVs, accruals, etc.
  • Basic investment operations knowledge: hedge fund accounting, private equity funds, performance reporting, etc.
  • Basic alternative asset class knowledge: hedge funds, private equity, non-marketable securities, marketable securities, etc.
  • Advanced understanding of Microsoft Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio, SharePoint), with particular emphasis on Excel.
  • Understanding of instances when performance issues need to be escalated to a supervisor.
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and perform effectively under deadlines.
  • Ability to handle multiple concurrent projects and to reconcile any conflicting priorities.
  • Commitment to project success as it may require working unconventional hours during critical project phase.

The successful candidate will benefit from having:

  • Functional /industry knowledge of and experience with complex asset allocators such as endowments, foundations, family offices, institutional asset managers, pension funds or sovereign wealth funds.
  • Work experience in one of the following
    • Alternative asset operations
    • Performance measurement
    • Investment accounting (analytics, reporting, etc.)
  • Technical skills / systems knowledge (investment administration & portfolio analytics platforms).
  • Experience using VBA, Python or other programming language to format large data sets.
  • Orientation to operational process improvement.
  • Client servicing experience
  • Ability to work closely and collaborate with internal stakeholders.

Qualifications

  • College or University degree, preferably in Finance, Accounting, Mathematics, Economics or a related field
  • Interest in pursuing: CFA, CAIA, CIPM, CPA, MBA.
  • Genuine desire and capability to work in a fast-paced, professional, inclusive environment which requires teamwork, well-honed problem-solving skills, frequent re-prioritization, deadline management, ongoing and comprehensive communication, constant attention to detail, and a commitment to continuous improvement and best practices.

About Northern Trust:

Northern Trust provides innovative financial services and guidance to corporations, institutions and affluent families and individuals globally. With over 130 years of financial experience and nearly 20,000 partners, we serve the world’s most sophisticated clients using leading technology and exceptional service.

Working with Us:

As a Northern Trust partner, you will be part of a flexible and collaborative work culture, which has a strong history of financial strength and stability. Movement within the organization is encouraged, senior leaders are accessible, and you can take pride in working for a company that is committed to strengthening the communities we serve!               

We recognize the value of inclusion and diversity in culture, in thought, and in experience, which is why we are honored to receive the following awards in 2021:

  • Gender Equality Index Member, Bloomberg
  • Top Financial & Banking Company, Black EOE Journal, Hispanic Network Magazine,
  • Professional WOMAN’S Magazine

We’d love to learn more about how your interests and experience could be a fit with one of America’s best banks and most sustainable companies! Build your career with us and apply today.

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Front Office Solutions

Front Office Solutions is a new strategic business for Northern Trust that provides a holistic digital+ service offering for some of the most sophisticated institutional investors across the globe, including foundations, endowments, pension funds, corporations, insurance companies, and sovereign wealth funds. As asset owners engage in more complex, data-driven investment approaches to asset allocation, their operational needs and demands for high quality data have skyrocketed. Front Office Solutions provides a holistic, full-service, multi-asset solution that aims to empower in-house investment teams and support their important mission by providing a more comprehensive set of operational services and analytics including portfolio management, investment decision support, operational risk management, CRM/document management and workflow tools

Job Description

Under general supervision, the Associate Consultant supported by a team of Client Solutions partners will be responsible for investment data management that will provide clients with the holistic data sets they need to fulfil their various stakeholder requirements. The Associate Consultant will assist in researching solutions for data challenges for institutional clients.

The key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Acts as daily point of contact for operational client queries including accounting and general operational queries.
  • Acts as point of initial entry for all investment data. Includes entry of (but not limited to):
    • Investment transactions
    • Investment valuations
    • Manager estimates
    • Plan income / Expense items
    • Plan contributions / Spending withdrawals
    • Underlying manager exposure data
    • Benchmark data
  • Supports preparation investment reconciliations including cash, positions, performance, transactions, alternative investment metrics (unfunded commitment, etc.).
  • Responsible for initial review of NAV, allocation and underlying client performance for alternative investments.
  • Assists in training new FOS partners in the accounting and operational space.
  • Supports client onboarding including initial client discovery sessions, project planning, setting client expectations and facilitating continuous client updates throughout the onboarding process.
  • Participates in on-going process improvement discussions
  • Ability to work closely and collaborate with internal stakeholders.

Required Knowledge & Skills:

  • Experience working with complex asset owners in one or more of the following fields:
    • Performance measurement (attribution, liquidity, and exposures)
    • Alternative asset or private equity operations
    • Investment operations (fund or investment accounting)
  • Experience working with complex asset owners including Endowments, Foundations, Family Offices, OCIOs, Pension Funds, Sovereign Wealth Funds, and institutional asset managers.
  • Knowledge of the investment industry, including markets and instruments.
  • Basic investment concepts knowledge: IRR, time-weighted return, NAVs, accruals, etc.
  • Proficient in use of Microsoft Suite (Excel, SharePoint), with particular emphasis on Excel.
  • Understanding of instances when performance issues need to be escalated to a supervisor.
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and perform effectively under deadlines.

The successful candidate will benefit from having:

  • Functional /industry knowledge of and experience with complex asset allocators such as endowments, foundations, family offices, institutional asset managers, pension funds or sovereign wealth funds.
  • Prior experience with multi-asset class portfolio management software.
  • Experience using VBA, Python or other programming language to format large data sets.
  • Ability to execute on independent tasks and responsibilities.

Qualifications

 

  • College or University degree, preferably in Finance, Accounting, Mathematics, Economics or a related field; 1+ years of experience.
  • Interest in pursuing advanced professional credentials (CFA, CIPM, CAIA, CPA, MBA) preferred
  • Genuine desire and capability to work in a fast-paced, professional, inclusive environment which requires teamwork, well-honed problem-solving skills, frequent re-prioritization, deadline management, ongoing and comprehensive communication, constant attention to detail, and a commitment to continuous improvement and best practices.

About Northern Trust:

Northern Trust provides innovative financial services and guidance to corporations, institutions and affluent families and individuals globally. With over 130 years of financial experience and nearly 20,000 partners, we serve the world’s most sophisticated clients using leading technology and exceptional service.

Working with Us:

As a Northern Trust partner, you will be part of a flexible and collaborative work culture, which has a strong history of financial strength and stability. Movement within the organization is encouraged, senior leaders are accessible, and you can take pride in working for a company that is committed to strengthening the communities we serve!               

We recognize the value of inclusion and diversity in culture, in thought, and in experience, which is why we are honored to receive the following awards in 2021:

  • Gender Equality Index Member, Bloomberg
  • Top Financial & Banking Company, Black EOE Journal, Hispanic Network Magazine,
  • Professional WOMAN’S Magazine

We’d love to learn more about how your interests and experience could be a fit with one of America’s best banks and most sustainable companies! Build your career with us and apply today.

Apply Online

CONSULTANT POSITIONS

ABOUT NORTHERN TRUST:

Northern Trust provides innovative financial services and guidance to corporations, institutions and affluent families and individuals globally. With over 130 years of financial experience and nearly 20,000 partners, we serve the world’s most sophisticated clients using leading technology and exceptional service.

Working with Us: As a Northern Trust partner, you will be part of a flexible and collaborative work culture, which has a strong history of financial strength and stability. Movement within the organization is encouraged, senior leaders are accessible, and you can take pride in working for a company that is committed to strengthening the communities we serve!

We recognize the value of inclusion and diversity in culture, in thought, and in experience, which is why we are honored to receive the following awards in 2021:

  • Gender Equality Index Member, Bloomberg
  • Top Financial & Banking Company, Black EOE Journal, Hispanic Network Magazine, Professional WOMAN’S Magazine

We’d love to learn more about how your interests and experience could be a fit with one of America’s best banks and most sustainable companies! Build your career with us and apply today.

Northern Trust is seeking experienced candidates for three (3) distinct Consultant positions to join our Front Office Solutions business. The three Consultant positions will have both unique and common, primary responsibilities and will require both unique and common, general knowledge, skills, and qualifications. The three Consultant positions are:

  1. Consultant, Alternative Investments
  2. Consultant, Operational
  3. Consultant, Performance

BUSINESS UNIT DESCRIPTION

Front Office Solutions is a new strategic business for Northern Trust that provides a holistic digital+ service offering for some of the most sophisticated institutional investors across the globe, including foundations, endowments, pension funds, corporations, insurance companies, central banks and sovereign wealth funds. As asset owners engage in more complex, data-driven investment approaches to asset allocation, their operational needs and demands for high quality data have skyrocketed. Front Office Solutions provides a holistic, full-service, multi-asset solution that aims to empower in-house investment teams and support their important mission by providing a more comprehensive set of operational services and analytics including portfolio management, investment decision support, operational risk management, CRM/document management and workflow tools.

Under general supervision (while primarily working independently), the consultant will be responsible for investment data management that will provide clients with the holistic data sets they need to fulfil their various stakeholder requirements.

Researching and identifying solutions for data challenges for institutional clients.

UNIQUE RESPONSIBILITIES

Consultant, Alternative Investment

  • Acts as daily point of contact for alternative asset client queries:
    • Acts as a subject matter expert for alternative asset queries
    • Assists in review of all other queries
  • Responsible for supporting data management with respect to alternative asset transactional impacts and interpretation of complex capital account statements and transaction notices. Responsible for communicating how the data should be captured.
  • Acts as point of initial review for all investment data. Includes review of (but not limited to) Alternative Investment Performance Data.
  • Responsible for initial or secondary review of NAV, allocation and underlying client performance for alternative investments.
  • Serves as initial or secondary reviewer of single, conventional and blended benchmark calculations; reviewer of Public Market Equivalent (PME) benchmark calculations.
  • Assists in training new FOS partners in the alternative asset space.

Consultant, Operational

  • Acts as daily point of contact for operational client queries:
    • Acts as subject matter expert for accounting and general operational queries, including, Cost Basis Analysis, Cash Movement, Pricing, Gain & Loss Analysis, Account and Position Reconciliation
    • Assists in review of all other queries
  • Responsible for supporting data management with respect to transactional impacts on accounting, realized gain / loss, cost, etc.
  • Acts as point of initial review for all investment data. Includes review of (but not limited to) Data Quality Review.
  • Responsible for initial or secondary review of single, conventional and blended benchmark data.
  • Assists in training new FOS partners in the accounting and operational space.

Consultant, Performance

  • Acts as daily point of contact for client performance queries:
    • Acts as a subject matter expert for general performance queries
    • Assists in review of all other queries
  • Responsible for supporting data management related to transactional impacts and cash flow timing impacts on performance output.
    • Responsible for handling multiple performance calculation methodologies, including Gross, Net All, Net Manager, and IRRs.
    • Responsible for handling benchmarks across the full spectrum of asset classes. Responsible for blended benchmark calculations and any associated customization.
    • Responsible for understanding and helping manage Public Market Equivalent (PME) benchmark calculations.
    • Ability to help generate and interpret performance attribution results at the manager and total fund (policy) levels.
  • Acts as point of initial review for all investment data. Includes review of (but not limited to) Performance & Analytics Data.
  • Serves as initial or secondary reviewer of single, conventional and blended benchmark calculations.
  • Assists in training new FOS partners in the performance measurement and analytics space.

COMMON, PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES – ALL CONSULTANT POSITIONS

  • Acts as point of initial review for all investment data. Includes review of (but not limited to):
    • Investment transactions (typically statement-based for alternative assets; file-based for public markets)
    • Investment valuations (typically statement-based for alternative assets; file-based for public markets)
    • Manager Estimates
    • Plan Income / Expense Items
    • Plan Contributions / Spending Withdrawals
    • Underlying Manager Exposure Data
    • Benchmark Data
  • Responsible for initial or secondary review of all investment reconciliations. Includes reconciliation of cash, positions, performance, transactions, alternative investment metrics (unfunded commitment, etc.).
  • Serves as initial or secondary reviewer of investment and composite performance calculations, including time weighted return and IRR calculations.
  • Reviews proxy return settings at the investment level.
  • Participates in initial client discovery sessions, assists in project planning, setting client expectations and facilitating continuous client updates throughout the onboarding process.
  • Responsible for the review of all historic data entry and reconciliations during client onboarding.
  • Participates in ongoing process improvement discussions where feasible including:
    • Process improvement through technical skills development
    • Third party vendor sourcing
    • Ongoing Front Office Solutions program build (fee billing, legal contracts, training, etc.)

UNIQUE REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS

Consultant, Alternative Investment

  • Strong understanding of institutional investment industry, including markets, instruments, funds and fund structures, trading, etc.:
    • Deep knowledge of Alternative Assets, investment products, and related operational processes (hedge funds, private equity). Demonstrated understanding of private equity transactional impacts on unfunded commitments, market value, cost, and other metrics typically associated with private equity (TVPI, DPI, PIC, etc.).
    • Demonstrated knowledge of complex capital account statements and transaction notices.
    • Deep understanding of Alternative Investment products.
    • Understanding of time weighted return and IRR calculations; understanding of instances when performance issues need to be escalated to a supervisor.

Consultant, Operational

  • Strong understanding of institutional investment industry, including markets, instruments, funds and fund structures, trading, etc.:
    • Deep understanding of operational processes, transactional impacts, etc.
    • Familiarity with performance measurement methods and the impact of valuation and transactional activity and timing on different investment return methodologies.
    • Understanding of benchmarks across multiple asset classes as well as an understanding of the benchmark provider industry.

Consultant, Performance

  • Strong understanding of institutional investment industry, including markets, instruments, funds and fund structures, trading, etc.:
    • Deep understanding of operational processes, transactional impacts, etc.
    • Deep knowledge of Performance Measurement & Analytics, including multiple performance calculation methods (time weighted and IRR calculations) and attribution analysis (understanding of instances when performance issues need to be escalated to a supervisor).
    • Knowledge of GIPS Standards.
    • Understanding of benchmarks across multiple asset classes as well as an understanding of the benchmark provider industry. Understanding of calculation methodologies used to produce Public Market Equivalent (PME) benchmarks.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS – ALL CONSULTANT POSITIONS

  • Experience working with complex asset owners including Endowments, Foundations, Family Offices, OCIOs, Pension Funds, Sovereign Wealth Funds, and institutional asset managers.
  • Analytical skills.
  • Advanced understanding of Microsoft Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio), with particular emphasis on Excel.
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and perform effectively under deadlines.
  • Ability to handle multiple concurrent projects and to reconcile any conflicting priorities.
  • Commitment to project success as it may require working unconventional hours during critical project phases.

PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS – ALL CONSULTANT POSITIONS

  • Experience using VBA, Python or other programming language to format large data sets.
  • Prior experience with multi-asset class portfolio management software.
  • Experience in using Research Management/CRM solutions
  • Experience / orientation to operational process improvement.
  • Client servicing experience. High level of comfort communicating directly with clients and client advocacy.
  • Ability to work closely and collaborate with internal stakeholders.

UNIQUE QUALIFICATIONS

Consultant, Alternative Investment

  • Minimum 5 years of industry experience working with Alternative Assets, preferably in Operations.

Consultant, Operational

  • Minimum 5 years of industry experience working in Investment Operations such as:
    • Fund Accounting
    • Financial Reporting
    • Accounting
    • Investment Account Data Reconciliation – Accounting and Performance
    • Investment Operations (analytics, reporting, fund or investment accounting)
    • Performance Measurement & Investment Data Analytics (attribution, liquidity, and exposures)
    • Alternative Asset Operations

Consultant, Performance

  • Minimum 5 years of industry experience working in Investment Operations, preferably with a minimum of 1 year in Performance Measurement & Analytics.

QUALIFICATIONS – ALL CONSULTANT POSITIONS

  • A College or University degree.
  • Completion (or progress towards) of advanced credentials (CFA, CAIA, CPA, MBA) preferred.
  • A genuine desire and capability to work in a fast-paced, professional, inclusive environment which requires teamwork, well-honed problem-solving skills, frequent re-prioritization, deadline management, ongoing and comprehensive communication, constant attention to detail, and a commitment to continuous improvement and best practices.

Apply Online

SENIOR CONSULTANT

ABOUT NORTHERN TRUST:

Northern Trust provides innovative financial services and guidance to corporations, institutions and affluent families and individuals globally. With over 130 years of financial experience and nearly 20,000 partners, we serve the world’s most sophisticated clients using leading technology and exceptional service.

Working with Us: As a Northern Trust partner, you will be part of a flexible and collaborative work culture, which has a strong history of financial strength and stability. Movement within the organization is encouraged, senior leaders are accessible, and you can take pride in working for a company that is committed to strengthening the communities we serve!

We recognize the value of inclusion and diversity in culture, in thought, and in experience, which is why we are honored to receive the following awards in 2021:

  • Gender Equality Index Member, Bloomberg
  • Top Financial & Banking Company, Black EOE Journal, Hispanic Network Magazine, Professional WOMAN’S Magazine

BUSINESS UNIT DESCRIPTION

Front Office Solutions is a new strategic business that provides a holistic digital+ service offering for some of the most sophisticated institutional investors across the globe, including foundations, endowments, pension funds, corporations, insurance companies, central banks and sovereign wealth funds. As asset owners engage in more complex, data‐driven investment approaches to asset allocation, their operational needs and demands for high quality data have skyrocketed. Front Office Solutions provides a holistic, full‐service, multi‐asset solution that aims to empower in‐house investment teams and support their important mission by providing a more comprehensive set of operational services and analytics including portfolio management, investment decision support, operational risk management, CRM/document management and workflow tools.

The Senior Consultant will work primarily independently and be responsible for investment data management that will provide clients with the holistic data sets they need to fulfill their various stakeholder requirements including researching and identifying solutions for data management challenges for institutional clients. Additionally, the Senior Consultant will be expected to manage selected client‐focused projects substantially independently.

Northern Trust is seeking an experienced candidate for a Senior Consultant position to join our Front Office Solutions business. The Senior Consultant is expected to have solid, core institutional investments knowledge as well as specialized knowledge based on experience and applicable certifications. Specialized, in‐depth knowledge should be held in at least one of the following three areas:

  1. Alternative Investments (Private Equity & Hedge Funds)
  2. Performance Measurement & Analytics
  3. Fund Accounting/Operations.

The Senior Consultant will have more depth and breadth of knowledge/experience as compared to more junior members of the team and may have developing knowledge/experience across all three of the key areas. The Senior Consultant will be regarded as a subject matter expert in the targeted area(s) and a key contributor on the team.

UNIQUE INDIVIDUAL KNOWLEDGE

Alternative Investments

  • Acts as daily point of contact for alternative asset client queries:
  • Acts as a subject matter expert for alternative asset queries
  • Assists in review of all other queries
  • Responsible for supporting data management with respect to alternative asset transactional impacts and interpretation of complex capital account statements and transaction notices. Responsible for communicating with team members how the data should be captured.
  • Responsible for secondary or final review of NAV, allocation and underlying client performance for alternative investments.
  • Serves as secondary or final reviewer of single, conventional and blended benchmark calculations; reviewer of Public Market Equivalent (PME) benchmark calculations.
  • Assists in training new FOS partners in the alternative asset space.

Operations

  • Acts as daily point of contact for operational client queries:
  • Acts as subject matter expert for accounting and general operational queries, including, Cost Basis Analysis, Cash Movement, Pricing, Gain & Loss Analysis, Account and Position Reconciliation
  • Assists in review of all other queries
  • Responsible for supporting data management with respect to transactional impacts on accounting, realized gain / loss, cost, etc.
  • Acts as point of initial review for all investment data. Includes review of (but not limited to) Data Quality Review.
  • Assists in training new FOS partners in the accounting and operational space.

Performance Measurement & Analytics

  • Acts as daily point of contact for client performance queries:
  • Acts as a subject matter expert for general performance queries
  • Assists in review of all other queries
  • Responsible for supporting data management related to transactional impacts and cash flow timing impacts on performance output.
  • Responsible for handling multiple performance calculation methodologies, including Gross, Net All, Net Manager, and IRRs.
  • Responsible for handling benchmarks across the full spectrum of asset classes. Responsible for blended benchmark calculations and any associated customization.
  • Responsible for understanding and helping manage Public Market Equivalent (PME) benchmark calculations.
  • Ability to help generate and interpret performance attribution results at the manager and total fund (policy) levels.
  • Acts as point of initial review for all investment data. Includes review of (but not limited to) Performance & Analytics Data
  • Serves as secondary or final reviewer of single, conventional and blended benchmark calculations.
  • Assists in training new FOS partners in the performance measurement and analytics space

COMMON, PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES – ALL SENIOR CONSULTANT POSITIONS

  • Acts as point of secondary or final review for all investment data. Includes review of (but not limited to):
    • Investment transactions (typically statement‐based for alternative assets; file‐based for public markets)
    • Investment valuations (typically statement‐based for alternative assets; file‐based for public markets)
    • Manager Estimates
    • Plan Income / Expense Items
    • Plan Contributions / Spending Withdrawals
    • Underlying Manager Exposure Data
    • Benchmark Data
    • Responsible for secondary or final review of all investment reconciliations. Includes reconciliation of cash, positions, performance, transactions, alternative investment metrics (unfunded commitment, etc.).
  • Serves as secondary or final reviewer of investment and composite performance calculations, including time weighted return and IRR calculations.
  • Reviews proxy return settings at the investment level.
  • Participates in initial client discovery sessions, assists in project planning, setting client expectations and facilitating continuous client updates throughout the onboarding process.
  • Responsible for the review of all historic data entry and reconciliations during client onboarding.
  • Participates in ongoing process improvement discussions where feasible including:
    • Process improvement through technical skills development
    • Third party vendor sourcing
    • Ongoing Front Office Solutions program build (fee billing, legal contracts, training, etc.)
    • Conducts ongoing training activities as required for clients and new FOS team members, supporting full service clients and software‐only clients
    • Supports training materials and leads training sessions on daily operational activities as well as system capabilities

UNIQUE REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS

Alternative Investments

  • Strong understanding of institutional investment industry, including markets, instruments, funds and fund structures, trading, etc.:
  • Deep knowledge of Alternative Assets, investment products, and related operational processes (hedge funds, private equity). Demonstrated understanding of private equity transactional impacts on unfunded commitments, market value, cost, and other metrics typically associated with private equity (TVPI, DPI, PIC, etc.).
  • Demonstrated knowledge of complex capital account statements and transaction notices.
  • Deep understanding of Alternative Investment products.
  • Understanding of time weighted return and IRR calculations; understanding of instances when performance issues need to be escalated to a supervisor.

Operations

  • Strong understanding of institutional investment industry, including markets, instruments, funds and fund structures, trading, etc.:
  • Deep understanding of operational processes, transactional impacts, etc.
  • Familiarity with performance measurement methods and the impact of valuation and transactional activity and timing on different investment return methodologies.
  • Understanding of benchmarks across multiple asset classes as well as an understanding of the benchmark provider industry.

Performance Measurements & Analytics

  • Strong understanding of institutional investment industry, including markets, instruments, funds and fund structures, trading, etc.:
  • Deep understanding of operational processes, transactional impacts on performance measurement.
  • Deep knowledge of Performance Measurement & Analytics, including multiple performance calculation methods (time weighted and IRR calculations) and attribution analysis (understanding of instances when performance issues need to be escalated to a supervisor).
  • Knowledge of GIPS Standards.
  • Understanding of benchmarks across multiple asset classes as well as an understanding of the benchmark provider industry. Understanding of calculation methodologies used to produce Public Market Equivalent (PME) benchmarks.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS – ALL SENIOR CONSULTANT POSITIONS

  • Experience working with complex asset owners including Endowments, Foundations, Family Offices, OCIOs, Pension Funds, Sovereign Wealth Funds, and institutional asset managers.

Analytical skills.

  • Advanced understanding of Microsoft Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio), with particular emphasis on Excel.
  • Ability to prioritize, multi‐task, and perform effectively under deadlines.
  • Ability to handle multiple concurrent projects and to reconcile any conflicting priorities.
  • Commitment to client project success as it may require working unconventional hours during critical project phases.
  • Experience in using portfolio and performance management systems and technology
  • Experience in using Research Management/CRM solutions

PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS – ALL SENIOR CONSULTANT POSITIONS

  • Experience using VBA, Python or other programming language to format large data sets.
  • Prior experience with multi‐asset class portfolio management software.
  • Experience / orientation to operational process improvement.
  • Client servicing experience. High level of comfort communicating directly with clients and client advocacy.
  • Ability to work closely and collaborate with internal stakeholders.

UNIQUE QUALIFICATIONS

Alternative Investments

  • Minimum 6 years of industry experience working with Alternative Assets, preferably in Operations.

Operations

  • Minimum 6 years of industry experience working in Investment Operations such as:
    • Fund Accounting
    • Financial Reporting
    • Accounting
    • Investment Account Data Reconciliation – Accounting and Performance
    • Investment Operations (analytics, reporting, fund or investment accounting)
    • Performance Measurement & Investment Data Analytics (attribution, liquidity, and exposures)
    • Alternative Asset Operation

Performance Measurement & Analytics

  • Minimum 6 years of industry experience working in Investment Operations, preferably with a minimum of 2 years in Performance Measurement & Analytics.

QUALIFICATIONS – ALL SENIOR CONSULTANT POSITIONS

  • A College or University degree.
  • Completion (or progress towards) of advanced credentials (CFA, CAIA, CIPM, CPA, MBA) preferred.
  • A genuine desire and capability to work in a fast‐paced, professional, inclusive environment which requires teamwork, well‐honed problem‐solving skills, frequent re‐prioritization, deadline management, ongoing and comprehensive communication, constant attention to detail, and a commitment to continuous improvement and best practices

Apply Online

ABOUT NORTHERN TRUST:

Northern Trust provides innovative financial services and guidance to corporations, institutions and affluent families and individuals globally. With over 130 years of financial experience and nearly 20,000 partners, we serve the world’s most sophisticated clients using leading technology and exceptional service.

Working with Us: As a Northern Trust partner, you will be part of a flexible and collaborative work culture, which has a strong history of financial strength and stability. Movement within the organization is encouraged, senior leaders are accessible, and you can take pride in working for a company that is committed to strengthening the communities we serve!

We recognize the value of inclusion and diversity in culture, in thought, and in experience, which is why we are honored to receive the following awards in 2021:

  • Gender Equality Index Member, Bloomberg
  • Top Financial & Banking Company, Black EOE Journal, Hispanic Network Magazine, Professional WOMAN’S Magazine

FRONT OFFICE SOLUTIONS PROFILE

Front Office Solutions is a new strategic business that provides a holistic digital+ service offering for some of the most sophisticated institutional investors across the globe, including foundations, endowments, pension funds, corporations, insurance companies, central banks and sovereign wealth funds. As asset owners engage in more complex, data-driven investment approaches to asset allocation, their operational needs and demands for high quality data have skyrocketed. Front Office Solutions provides a holistic, full-service, multi-asset solution that aims to empower in-house investment teams and support their important mission by providing a more comprehensive set of operational services and analytics including portfolio management, investment decision support, operational risk management, CRM/document management and workflow tools.

DESCRIPTION

The Specialist, supported by a team of partners, will be responsible for providing a set of dedicated clients with the holistic investment data sets they need to fulfil their various stakeholder requirements as well as identifying solutions for data analysis and reporting challenges which will arise in this ever-changing, dynamic investment environment.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Serves as daily point of contact for advanced / escalation of client service needs.
  • Responsible for interpreting, reviewing and resolving ad hoc client requests.
  • Works with client’s operational staff on discovery, problem resolution, and workflow management.
  • Acts as first point of escalation for daily / monthly performance issues as raised by junior team members.
  • Acts as a final reviewer and approver for month-end client cycle. Includes:
  • Validating statement-based valuations
  • Delivery of all client data analysis and reporting, inclusive of:
    • Accounting
    • Exposures
    • Performance
    • Hosting monthly client sign off meeting to review all data and performance results with client.
    • Provides final review and sign off on client output including NAV, allocation and underlying client performance
  • Leads new client onboarding
  • Participates in initial client discovery sessions; assists in project planning, setting client expectations, and facilitating continuous client updates throughout the onboarding process.
  • Responsible for the review of all historic data entry and reconciliations during client onboarding.
  • Creates client service level descriptions (SLDs) and manages any associated client negotiations.
  • Responsible for management of team members and tasks to meet continuous client deadlines and milestones during onboarding process.
  • Responsible for adherence to client service level deliverables as documented in the respective SLDs.
  • Responsible for detailed management of client investment data:
  • Investment transactions (typically statement based for alternative assets; file based for public markets)
  • Investment valuations (typically statement based for alternative assets; file based for public markets)
  • Cost basis analysis, cash movement, pricing, gain and loss analysis, account and position reconciliation
  • Alternative investment manager estimates
  • Plan income / expense items
  • Plan contributions / spending withdrawals
  • Underlying manager exposure data
  • Benchmark data
  • Alternative investment performance data
  • Responsible for oversight of all investment reconciliations, including reconciliation of cash, positions, performance, transactions, alternative investment metrics (unfunded commitments, etc.).
  • Responsible for oversight of NAV, allocation and underlying client performance for alternative investments.
  • Analyzes and communicates output from attribution models to clients.
  • Analyzes and communicates Public Market Equivalent (PME) output to clients.
  • Serves as a resource for toolset’s liquidity analysis and portfolio planning capabilities supporting the institutional asset owner clients.
  • Creates materials and conducts ongoing training activities for clients and new FOS team members, supporting full service clients and software-only clients.
  • Creates training materials and leads training sessions on daily operational activities as well as system capabilities
  • Participates in ongoing process improvement discussions where feasible including:
  • Third party vendor sourcing
  • Process improvement through technical skills
  • Ongoing Front Office Solutions program build (fee billing, legal contracts, training, etc.)

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS

  • Experience working with complex asset owners including Endowments, Foundations, Family Offices, OCIOs, Pension Funds, Sovereign Wealth Funds, and institutional asset managers.
  • Strong understanding of institutional investment industry, including markets, instruments, funds and fund structures, trading, etc.
  • Deep knowledge of alternative assets and related operational processes (hedge funds, private equity). Demonstrated understanding of private equity transactional impacts on unfunded commitments, market value, cost, and other metrics typically associated with private equity (TVPI, DPI, PIC, etc.).
  • Experience managing an investment operations team.
  • Deep understanding of investment operational processes, transactional impacts, cash movement, accruals, and valuation methodologies.
  • Deep understanding of accounting/reporting methods, including IBOR, ABOR, TrueNav, to support complete and accurate data capture.
  • Knowledge of performance measurement concepts and standards including GIPS Standards.
  • Understanding of benchmarks and benchmark calculations across multiple asset classes as well as an understanding of the benchmark provider industry; understanding of blended benchmarks and custom benchmarks and data management nuances.
  • Prior experience with multi-asset class portfolio management software.
  • Advanced understanding of Microsoft Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio), with particular emphasis on Excel.
  • Experienced in operational process improvement.
  • Client servicing and relationship management experience; high level of comfort communicating directly with clients and client advocacy.
  • Must be able to work closely and collaborate with internal stakeholders.
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and perform effectively under deadlines.
  • Ability to handle multiple concurrent projects and to reconcile any conflicting priorities.
  • Commitment to project success as it may require working unconventional hours during critical project phases.

PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS

  • Experience using VBA, Python or other programming language to format large data sets

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A College or University degree
  • A minimum of 7 years of institutional investment industry experience in the following fields:
    • Performance Measurement & Investment Data Analytics (attribution, liquidity, and exposures)
    • Alternative asset operations
    • Investment Operations (analytics, reporting, fund or investment accounting)
    • Fund accounting
    • Financial reporting
    • Accounting
    • Investment account data reconciliation – accounting and performance
    • Completion (or progress towards) of advanced credentials (CFA, CAIA, CPA, MBA) preferred.
  • A genuine desire and capability to work in a fast-paced, professional, inclusive environment which requires teamwork, well-honed problem-solving skills, frequent re-prioritization, deadline management, ongoing and comprehensive communication, constant attention to detail, and a commitment to continuous improvement and best practices.

Apply Online

 

Company Background

New Northern Trust provides innovative financial services and guidance to corporations, institutions and affluent families and individuals globally. With over 130 years of financial experience and nearly 20,000 partners, we serve the world’s most sophisticated clients using leading technology and exceptional service.

Working with us: As a Northern Trust partner, you will be part of a flexible and collaborative work culture, which has a strong history of financial strength and stability. Movement within the organization is encouraged, senior leaders are accessible, and you can take pride in working for a company that is committed to strengthening the communities we serve!

We recognize the value of inclusion and diversity in culture, in thought, and in experience, which is why we are honored to receive the following awards in 2021:

  • Gender Equality Index Member, Bloomberg
  • Top Financial & Banking Company, Black EOE Journal, Hispanic Network Magazine, Professional WOMAN’S Magazine

We’d love to learn more about how your interests and experience could be a fit with one of America’s best banks and most sustainable companies! Build your career with us and apply today.

Position Description

This Front Office Solutions is a new strategic business for Northern Trust, which provides a holistic digital+ service offering for some of the most sophisticated institutional investors across the globe, including foundations, endowments, pension funds, corporations, insurance companies, central banks and sovereign wealth funds. As asset owners engage in more complex, data-driven investment approaches to asset allocation, their operational needs and demands for high quality data have skyrocketed. Front Office Solutions provides a holistic, full-service, multi-asset solution that aims to empower in-house investment teams and support their important mission by providing a more comprehensive set of operational services and analytics including portfolio management, investment decision support, operational risk management, CRM/document management and workflow tools.

The Sr. Manager, Client Solutions, reporting to the Head of Client Solutions, will focus on three distinct facets: Client Servicing and Consultation; Managing Client Deliverables – current and prospective; and Team Management. As the most senior role on the Client Solutions team, the Sr. Manager is expected to support and solution complex client deliverables within the platform. Clients and their respective portfolios delegated to the Sr. Manager will consist of highly complex portfolio structures and assets requiring complicated investment treatment. Unlike some other managerial roles, this role is designed to be more hands-on to better support clients and their direct utilization of the Parilux toolset. The Parilux toolset is at the center of the products and services delivered by FOS. The Sr. Manager needs to have a thorough understanding of the Parilux toolset and a deep and current knowledge of fund accounting, operations, performance measurement and analytics, and alternatives (private equity and hedge funds) to properly use the toolset and to interpret and report on all toolset output. While the Sr. Manager will rely on the client-focused leadership of the Manager or Team Lead roles, the Sr. Manager can only fully and successfully support the team’s client deliverables and manage the team’s tactical and strategic direction based on the required, comprehensive knowledge and skills described herein.

Areas of Focus

  • The Sr. Manager is expected to play a key role on each client relationship as part of the consultant and client service model. The Sr. Manager will generally oversee the daily activities which are coordinated and managed by the senior partners of the teams. Additionally, the Sr. Manager will likely launch and lead special projects and initiatives as an outgrowth of the dynamic, consultative client service model.
  • The Sr. Manager will establish the tactical and strategic priorities for the entire team and lead the team’s project management efforts. The Sr. Manager will coordinate all ongoing work with the rest of the FOS organization including requested Parilux development projects (client-requested or otherwise). It is expected that there will be numerous special projects to build out the operational infrastructure and continuously introduce efficiencies as FOS builds scale and integrates technology-based solutions to support the evolving and complex investment data management needs of its clients.
  • With respect to Team Management, the Sr. Manager will manage others and apply operational or strategic management skills. Management responsibilities and decisions include hiring, performance reviews, pay decisions, and development.
  • Problem solving is guided by policies and procedures; these are either existing or will be developed with input of the Sr. Manager as circumstances and needs arise. Guidance and oversight are provided by the Head of Client Solutions.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the overall client satisfaction, providing clients with the holistic data sets they need to fulfill the various stakeholder requirements.
  • Responsible for satisfying client reporting requirements; implementation of reporting tool enhancements requested or necessitated by the client; client training; and identifying solutions for data challenges presented by the client.
  • Coordinates new Client onboarding for the assigned team. Responsible for translating Client requirements and guiding enhanced processes through FOS’s technology and services. Responsible for identifying the appropriate structural configuration to support content, transparency and reporting objectives.
  • Responsible, with project management support, to establish a comprehensive project management framework for all facets of the onboarding process and into business-as-usual (“BAU”) operations. This framework will serve as the basis for the relationship’s ongoing operating rhythm.
  • Responsible for defining all BAU processes to support all facets of each client’s specific reporting framework(s) – IBOR, TrueNAV, ABOR, CBOR, etc. Responsible for identifying supporting tools and technology to manage BAU and optimize efficiency and the control environment.
  • Responsible for review and oversight of the entire Client control environment.
  • Responsible for the development and ongoing maintenance of all supporting Client operating documentation and for ensuring all Client documentation is current, applicable, fully reviewed with the Client and signed off on by the Client (and internally) on a periodic basis.
  • Responsible for Client training – web-based and onsite. Responsible for any training materials and reference materials required by the Client. This may require development of customized training materials depending on the client’s use of and configuration in the Parilux tool; client investment data; and/or client reporting.
  • Responsible for managing all Client reporting – whether facilitated through FOS or otherwise.
  • Responsible for understanding and managing to Client’s regulatory requirements and communicating those needs to the larger FOS team to support FOS research and analysis.
  • Responsible for educating direct reports and providing specific, analytic guidance and support to team members when interpreting complex system calculations.
  • Uses judgment to identify, troubleshoot and resolve day-to-day technical and operational problems.
  • Guided by policies and procedures, impacts the quality, efficiency and effectiveness of own team and its contribution to the department.
  • Responsible for special projects as assigned.

Required Knowledge & Skills

  • Strong understanding of institutional investment industry, including markets, instruments, funds and fund structures, trading, etc.
  • Deep knowledge of alternative assets and related operational processes (hedge funds, private equity). Demonstrated understanding of private equity transactional impacts on unfunded commitments, market value, cost, and other metrics typically associated with private equity (TVPI, DPI, PIC, etc.).
  • Strong understanding of investment operational processes, transactional impacts, cash movement, accruals, and valuation methodologies.
  • Strong understanding of accounting/reporting methods, including IBOR, ABOR, and TrueNAV to support complete and accurate data capture.
  • Knowledge of performance measurement concepts (such as attribution analysis) and standards (such as GIPS Standards).
  • Understanding of benchmarks and benchmark calculation methodologies across multiple asset classes, including blended and custom benchmarks.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio), with particular emphasis on Excel.
  • Applies operational business practices and coordinates with other closely related areas to improve efficiency.
  • Explains information, conveys performance expectations and handles sensitive issues.

Professional Experience/Qualifications

  • Has formal supervisory experience managing an investment operations (or the equivalent) team; has experience coordinating resources and setting daily priorities to meet operational objectives.
  • 10+ years of institutional investment industry experience, specifically in Performance Measurement & Investment Data Analytics (attribution, liquidity, and exposures), Alternative asset operations, Investment Operations (analytics, reporting, fund or investment accounting), Fund accounting, Financial reporting, Accounting and Investment account data reconciliation – accounting and performance.
  • Experience working with complex asset owners including Endowments, Foundations, Family Offices, OCIOs, Pension Funds, Sovereign Wealth Funds, and institutional asset managers.
  • Experience managing relationships with complex asset owners and the full complement of issues which will arise.
  • Prior direct client servicing and relationship management experience.
  • Prior work experience requiring considerable organizational, planning, and prioritization skills; project management experience.
  • Solid experience with the full range of communication skills – written and oral.
  • Prior experience with multi-asset class portfolio management software.
  • Experience using VBA, Python or other programming language to format large data sets preferred.
  • B.A. or B.S. degree.
  • Advanced credentials – CFA, CAIA, MBA, or CPA highly preferred.

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Website https://www.northerntrust.com/united-states/home

Company Background

New Northern Trust provides innovative financial services and guidance to corporations, institutions and affluent families and individuals globally. With over 130 years of financial experience and nearly 20,000 partners, we serve the world’s most sophisticated clients using leading technology and exceptional service.

Working with us: As a Northern Trust partner, you will be part of a flexible and collaborative work culture, which has a strong history of financial strength and stability. Movement within the organization is encouraged, senior leaders are accessible, and you can take pride in working for a company that is committed to strengthening the communities we serve!

We recognize the value of inclusion and diversity in culture, in thought, and in experience, which is why we are honored to receive the following awards in 2021:

  • Gender Equality Index Member, Bloomberg
  • Top Financial & Banking Company, Black EOE Journal, Hispanic Network Magazine, Professional WOMAN’S Magazine

We’d love to learn more about how your interests and experience could be a fit with one of America’s best banks and most sustainable companies! Build your career with us and apply today.

Position Description

This Front Office Solutions is a new strategic business for Northern Trust, which provides a holistic digital+ service offering for some of the most sophisticated institutional investors across the globe, including foundations, endowments, pension funds, corporations, insurance companies, central banks and sovereign wealth funds. As asset owners engage in more complex, data-driven investment approaches to asset allocation, their operational needs and demands for high quality data have skyrocketed. Front Office Solutions provides a holistic, full-service, multi-asset solution that aims to empower in-house investment teams and support their important mission by providing a more comprehensive set of operational services and analytics including portfolio management, investment decision support, operational risk management, CRM/document management and workflow tools.

The Team Lead, reporting to the Manager, will supervise a team of partners responsible for providing a set of dedicated clients with the holistic investment data sets they need to fulfil their various stakeholder requirements as well as identifying solutions for data analysis and reporting challenges which will arise in this ever-changing, dynamic investment environment. This role is designed to be hands-on to better support clients and their direct utilization of the Parilux toolset. The Parilux toolset is at the center of the products and services delivered by FOS. The Team Lead needs to have a thorough understanding of the Parilux toolset and a deep and current knowledge of fund accounting, operations, performance measurement and analytics, and alternatives (private equity and hedge funds) to properly use the toolset and to interpret and report on all toolset output.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Responsible for leading and supporting team members in the execution of their daily workflow.
  • Responsible for on-going and end of year performance reviews of team members. Team members reporting to the Team Lead include Senior Consultants, Consultants, and Senior Analysts.
  • Coordinates new Client onboarding for the assigned team. Supports in the translation of Client requirements and guiding enhanced processes through FOS’s technology and services.
  • Assists in establishing a comprehensive project management framework for all facets of the onboarding process and into business-as-usual (“BAU”) operations. This framework will serve as the basis for the relationship’s ongoing operating rhythm.
  • Supports the Manager in defining all BAU processes to support all facets of each client’s specific reporting framework(s) – IBOR, TrueNAV, ABOR, CBOR, etc. Responsible for identifying supporting tools and technology to manage BAU and optimize efficiency and the control environment.
  • Responsible for reviewing all reconciliation and review of the Client control environment.
  • Responsible for the development and ongoing maintenance of Client operating documentation and for ensuring Client documentation is current, applicable, fully reviewed with the Client and signed off on by the Client (and internally) on a periodic basis.
  • Responsible for Client training – web-based and onsite. Responsible for any training materials and reference materials required by the Client. This may require development of customized training materials depending on the client’s use of and configuration in the Parilux tool; client investment data; and/or client reporting.
  • Responsible for managing all Client reporting – whether facilitated through FOS or otherwise.
  • Responsible for understanding and managing to Client’s regulatory requirements and communicating those needs to the larger FOS team to support FOS research and analysis.
  • Responsible for educating direct reports and providing specific, analytic guidance and support to team members when interpreting complex system calculations.
  • Uses judgment to identify, troubleshoot and resolve day-to-day technical and operational problems.
  • Guided by policies and procedures, impacts the quality, efficiency and effectiveness of own team and its contribution to the department.
  • Responsible for special projects as assigned.

Required Knowledge & Skills

  • Experience working with complex asset owners including Endowments, Foundations, Family Offices, OCIOs, Pension Funds, Sovereign Wealth Funds, and institutional asset managers.
  • Strong understanding of institutional investment industry, including markets, instruments, funds and fund structures, trading, etc.
  • Deep knowledge of alternative assets and related operational processes (hedge funds, private equity). Demonstrated understanding of private equity transactional impacts on the reporting of unfunded commitments, market value, cost, and other metrics typically associated with private equity (TVPI, DPI, PIC, etc.).
  • Experience managing an investment operations team.
  • Deep understanding of investment operational processes, transactional impacts, cash movement, accruals, and valuation methodologies.
  • Deep understanding of accounting/reporting methods, including IBOR, ABOR, and TrueNAV to support complete and accurate data capture.
  • Knowledge of performance measurement concepts and standards including GIPS Standards.
  • Understanding of benchmarks and benchmark calculation methodologies across multiple asset classes, including blended and custom benchmarks.
  • Prior work experience requiring considerable organizational, planning, and prioritization skills; project management experience.
  • Prior experience with multi-asset class portfolio management software.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio), with particular emphasis on Excel.
  • Applies operational business practices and coordinates with other closely related areas to improve efficiency.
  • Explains information, conveys performance expectations and handles sensitive issues.

Professional Experience/Qualifications

  • A minimum of 7 years of institutional investment industry experience in the following fields:
  1. Performance Measurement & Investment Data Analytics (attribution, liquidity, and exposures)
  2. Alternative asset operations
  3. Investment Operations (analytics, reporting, fund or investment accounting)
  4. Fund accounting
  5. Financial reporting
  6. Accounting
  • Investment account data reconciliation – accounting and performance
  • Solid experience with the full range of communication skills – written and oral.
  • Experience using VBA, Python or other programming language to format large data sets preferred.
  • B.A. or B.S. degree.
  • Advanced credentials – CFA, CAIA, MBA, or CPA preferred.

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Segall Bryant & Hamill is an investment firm headquartered in Chicago, Illinois with offices in Denver, CO; St. Louis, MO; Philadelphia, PA; and Naples, FL. Since our founding in 1994, we have grown close to $23.6 billion in assets under management as of March 31, 2021. We provide fee-based investment management of equity, fixed income and balanced investment portfolios. Our growing client list includes high net worth individuals and families, endowments, foundations, corporations, hospitals, public funds and multi-employer plans across the country.

Our Wealth Management business currently serves a national client base of individuals and families with investable assets exceeding $1 million from offices in Chicago, IL and Naples, FL. We provide financial planning, problem solving and customized portfolio management leveraging our proprietary asset management strategies.

Segall Bryant and Hamill is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

SBH seeks a Junior Client Service Administrator to join our team. The qualified candidate will be responsible for the administration of a select group of individual client portfolios, including all aspects of client servicing, such as cash and gift transfers, related compliance monitoring, preparation of client meeting material and reporting, trade input, initiating RMD’s and opening new accounts. This position reports to a Manager, Client Service Administrator.

General Responsibilities
• Take calls directly from clients, accountants, lawyers, banks and brokerages to resolve and provide follow-up on all non-investment matters  independently, informing portfolio manager for informational purposes only.
• Provide assistance to the portfolio managers and/or investment personnel with:
o daily telephone coverage, written communications and reports
o monitor account restrictions and guidelines,
o prepare trade allocation programs,
o prepare and distribute periodic commentaries,
o maintain accurate client records, such as addresses and update information as required
• Produce a variety of client-related internal/external reports, client service meeting material and fulfill requests by clients on a daily basis.
• Audit daily account cash and trade activity, identify errors and reconcile discrepancies between various sources.
• Open new client accounts and administer asset transfers.
• Ensure cross training and familiarity with accounts of team members to provide back-up and expansion capabilities.
Qualifications
• Minimum of one to three years of experience in portfolio administration, particularly in servicing individual accounts, for an investment firm or in a trust department.
• Prior experience working with individual clients and a strong working knowledge of different account types (i.e. trusts, retirement accounts); and experiences such as performance, guidelines, and account restrictions as well as operations or back-office.
• Experience with brokerage firm Charles Schwab and/or similar investment companies would be helpful.
• Strong proficiency in MS Office including, PowerPoint, Word and Excel.
• Experience with CRM product especially Salesforce is a plus.
• Proficiency with an investment accounting system such as Advent.
• Additionally, experience with a trade system (similar to Longview, Moxy) would be helpful.
• Must have a good working knowledge of financial markets, investment vehicles and strategies.
• Bachelor of Science in Finance, Accounting, or related field preferred.
• Individual must possess strong analytical skills, possess the ability to “think outside of the box” to develop creative solutions to issues as they arise.
• proactive, a self-starter and must possess the ability to juggle multiple tasks, work independently, organize and prioritize workflow, meet deadlines and communicate effectively and constructively within a team, the department and the firm, as well as possess strong detail orientation

All submissions must include a resume, cover letter and salary requirements.

Company website: www.sbhic.com
Apply via the SBH Career Center

Segall Bryant & Hamill is an investment firm headquartered in Chicago, Illinois with offices in Denver, CO; St. Louis, MO; Philadelphia, PA; and Naples, FL. Since our founding in 1994, we have grown over $23 billion in assets under management as of March 31, 2021. We provide fee-based investment management of equity, fixed income, and balanced investment portfolios. Our growing client list includes high net worth individuals and families, endowments, foundations, corporations, hospitals, public funds, and multi-employer plans across the country.

Segall Bryant & Hamill is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

The Segall Bryant & Hamill (SBH) Small Cap team is seeking a small cap analyst candidate that is eager to develop their skills and knowledge across the small cap investment discipline. The primary purpose of this position is to provide research and analysis of companies in small cap portfolios and make recommendations to Portfolio Managers.

The ideal candidate for this role will have an entrepreneurial nature in which they are self-motivated and self-driven. The ideal candidate will demonstrate diversity of thought and be a critical thinker. This position will act as a generalist across sectors.

Responsibilities
• Listen to conference calls, tracking competitor and industry trends, calling management and meeting with management
at headquarters and at conferences.
• Valuation work to help the analyst and Portfolio Manager understand the risk and reward of the underlying company.
• Run screens to find new names to add to portfolios, consisting of the above research methods.
• Research and analysis communication to the appropriate portfolio managers via email, phone, team calls/meetings and face to face.
• Perform other duties as required.
Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance or Accounting
• CFA designation, or willingness to pursue the CFA designation.
• <3 years Buyside experience (even if only internship(s)) preferred.
• Very high attention to detail
• Intermediate to Advanced Proficiency in Excel
• Demonstrated analytical (critical and creative thinking) capabilities.
• Strong numeric and problem-solving orientation
• Demonstrated oral and written communication skills.
• Self-starter with a strong work ethic
• Experience with software a plus: Factset
• Some Travel

All submissions must include a resume, cover letter and salary requirements.
Company website: www.sbhic.com
Apply via the SBH Career Center

Segall Bryant & Hamill is an investment firm headquartered in Chicago, Illinois with offices in Denver, CO; St. Louis, MO; Philadelphia, PA; and Naples, FL. Since our founding in 1994, we have grown close to $23.6 billion in assets under management as of March 31, 2021. We provide fee-based investment management of equity, fixed income and balanced investment portfolios. Our growing client list includes high net worth individuals and families, endowments, foundations, corporations, hospitals, public funds and multi-employer plans across the country.

Segall Bryant and Hamill is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin,
disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

SBH seeks a SMA/WRAP Trader to join our team. The qualified candidate for this position will have a high degree of accuracy and math aptitude; The ideal candidate must be able to manage routine and complex accounting functions, create model-based trade allocations, have high attention to detail, and work effectively in a team environment.
The primary purpose of this position is to focus on daily strategy trade execution and portfolio accounting pertaining to our SMA/WRAP and UMA based client base/platforms, as well as month-end and quarter-end reporting. This position reports to the Head of Equity Trading.

General Responsibilities:
1) Wrap SMA/UMA Trader/Administrator
• Monitor Daily client requests
• Create model based trading allocation programs
• Submit UMA model weight updates
2) Wrap SMA/UMA Report analytics
• Prepare and review weekly reposts in external SMA/UMA systems to monitor exceptions, cash level and discrepancies
• Create monthly and quarterly sales and finance reports from the data gathered by the Wrap SMA/UMA Administrator
3) Provide assistance to the Portfolio Managers and Sales team by:
• Opening new accounts
• Monitoring account restrictions, guidelines, daily trade activity and cash flows
• Preparing trading allocation programs
• Creating meeting books, reports and quarterly commentaries as needed
• Fulfill requests by clients on a daily basis.
4) Other responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Opening new client accounts and administering assets by auditing daily trade activity, identify errors and reconcile discrepancies between various sources.
• Auditing account activity, identifying and resolving discrepancies, calculating and processing statistical data and reports
Qualifications
• Minimum 1-3 years’ experience in a brokerage, investment or banking environment
• Ability to capture, maintain and foster a team-oriented attitude, as this individual will work in conjunction with fellow team members in a Self-Managed Work Team environment.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs with intermediate to advanced level proficiency in Excel (Pivot Tables, VLookups, Complex Formulas, (Macros preferred)
• Experience with Advent APX, Moxy, Factset, APL Windows, Vestmark, CG Trade Connect, and various model overlay platforms, (Salesforce preferred) a plus.
• Initiative to learn new systems, workflows and ability to adapt to improving procedures over time
• Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail

All submissions must include a resume, cover letter and salary requirements.
Company website: www.sbhic.com
Apply via the SBH Career Center

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The Opportunity

Mesirow is an independent, employee-owned financial services firm founded in 1937. Headquartered in Chicago with offices around the world, we serve clients through a personal, custom approach to reaching financial goals and acting as a force for social good. With capabilities spanning Global Investment Management, Capital Markets & Investment Banking, and Advisory Services, we invest in what matters: our clients, our communities and our culture. Mesirow was also recently named one of the Best Places to Work in Chicago by the Chicago Tribune and one of the Top Places to Work by Crain’s Chicago Business.

Mesirow Investment Banking focuses exclusively on middle-market transactions and serves both public and private companies in merger & acquisition advisory, debt advisory, restructuring and special situations, fairness and solvency opinions, board of directors’ advisory and special committee representation. Our practice combines rich industry knowledge and long-standing relationships with an entrepreneurial desire to develop tailored solutions designed to deliver measurable results.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead day-to-day execution of client engagements.
  • Provide direction and vision to team members for offering materials, management presentations, client marketing presentations and other materials.
  • Perform transaction due diligence, research and analysis.
  • Prepare and review complex financial analyses and models for potential transactions.
  • Ensure quality of client deliverables by demonstrating extraordinary attention to detail.
  • Manage and maintain client relationships and act as the primary contact to clients and prospects.
  • Assess client needs and proactively generate relevant ideas and solutions and participate in marketing the Company’s services to new clients.

Requirements:

  • Minimum of three years of Investment Banking experience in an Associate role.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (e.g. Finance, Accounting, Economics.)
  • MBA is preferred but not a requirement.
  • Strong analytical capabilities including financial statement analysis, financial accounting and company valuation.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with business writing and can articulate complex ideas simply and summarize them effectively.
  • Capable of completing multiple project-oriented tasks effectively and in a timely manner with exceptional attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently while being team-oriented; prioritize tasks, react to changes and solve critical issues.
  • Commitment to excellence in your work, adhering to high professional and ethical standards.
  • Possess a high level of motivation, initiative and leadership potential
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and other Microsoft applications including PowerPoint. Experience in using CapIQ and other research databases desired.

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