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The Opportunity:

Mesirow Financial was founded in 1937 on a commitment to serve clients well, employ smart and passionate professionals and give back to the community.

Today, Mesirow is a diversified financial services firm, with headquarters in Chicago and 22 offices worldwide, that provides investment, risk management and advisory services to global institutions, middle market corporations and individuals. Independence and employee ownership further differentiate our offering, ensure that our interests align with those of our clients and foster a collaborative, entrepreneurial culture focused on delivering tailored financial solutions.

The individual in this role will help develop and then execute Mesirow digital strategy and marketing technology, designing and delivering customer-centered digital marketing channels that build the Mesirow brand while contributing to the acquisition, development and retention of high-value client relationships.

Responsibilities:

  • Marketing technology: Oversee a streamlined, integrated set of mar tech platforms; use innovation, automation and technology to create efficiency and better client experiences
  • Data-driven insights: Leverage data insights (generated from website, email and social media engagement) to better understand client / prospect behavior and partner with Business Line Marketers improve content and outreach targeting. Monitor innovations in digital customer experience that may enable new and differentiated user experiences
  • Business line digital support: Partner with GIMD, CMIB and Advisory Services Business Line Marketers and business leaders to execute divisional digital strategies; execute automated campaigns and report on success metrics and analytics. Become expert user of qualified data in the CRM; pull relevant prospect lists.
  • External website: Contribute to redesign of mesirowfinancial.com, creating a dynamic platform that showcases the firm’s most important content, products and services and aligns with a refreshed brand story; manage website going forward
  • Intranet:
  • Social media strategy and execution: Increase awareness of Mesirow brand, thought leadership, products and services; seek to engage communities and followers in a two-way conversation and prompt an action
  • Metrics: Help to implement a system of metrics that can be used to: 1) generate new ideas; 2) talk to the success/failure of a campaign; 3) provide trend statistics; 4) demonstrate effectiveness of A/B testing to report to the businesses.

Requirements:

  • Four-year degree, preferable focus in marketing/communications
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in digital strategy, marketing technology/automation, website creation and management, social media strategy and data-driven innovation
  • Financial services/asset management industry required
  • Experience with Content Management Systems (CMS), Client Relationship Management Systems (Salesforce preferred), Marketing Automation (Pardot preferred), Social Media Listening & Archiving (i.e. Hearsay, Hootsuite) and Google analytics
  • Client-focused, solutions-oriented, team-oriented, driven, self-motivated
  • Effectively communicate, internally and externally. Strong written and verbal skills
  • Able to work within the construct of a well-defined master brand / understand brand value
  • Strong sense of accountability
  • Quality in everything/strong attention to detail
  • Dependable, positive attitude, innovative, collegial and collaborative
  • Position located in downtown Chicago
  • Series 7 / 24 preferred

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ASSET MANAGEMENT – INVESTMENT ADVISORY PRACTICE

DESCRIPTION:

The investment advisory practice is a team of subject matter experts focusing on our private wealth business serving high net worth and ultra-high net worth clients.  This team represents expertise across all major asset classes, provides proactive best in class service, education, thought leadership, timely ideas and positioning with respect to Northern Trust Asset Management views and capabilities. This team plays a key role in supporting Northern Trust Asset Management’s overall strategy, executing on priorities, solution based initiatives, and streamlining communication between both entities. 

The ETF Specialist is a seasoned investment professional who will serve as the primary liaison for our ETF investment capabilities engaging with wealth management investment professionals throughout the United States.  This individual will provide proactive and continuous engagement regarding ETF research, philosophy, process, performance as well as driving analytical insights related to trends in the marketplace and competitive outlooks. This position will report to the Investment Advisory Practice Lead.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Serve as a primary liaison between asset management areas and wealth management investment professionals as expert in ETF capabilities
  • Work with strategy, portfolio management, research and product areas to facilitate reviews and stay abreast of economic and market updates
  • Manage incoming requests from Wealth Management teams in a consultative capacity
  • Provide timely delivery of high quality communications, both written and oral, which cover market trends, timely ideas, new product introductions, competitive market developments, performance and market outlooks.
  • Communicate information to WM clients related to available timely solutions by proactive outreach, coordination of education, and respond to inquiries from field and provide ongoing support
  • Lead best practice and implementation of ETF related strategic initiatives, implementation and fulfillment
  • Engage with leaders across wealth management and asset management, solicit feedback, and provide guidance on ETF marketplace and solutions
  • Travel to Wealth Management offices domestically to discuss all above (50% travel)

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Subject matter expert with investment acumen and analytical skills applicable to ETF marketplace and investments,
  • Deep knowledge of multiple traditional and non-traditional asset classes, global financial markets
  • Extensive experience servicing private wealth, investment advisors and/or institutional investors.
  • 8+ years investment related experience with relevant subject matter expertise with equity and various registered and/or unregistered investment vehicles.
  • Quantitative educational background with academic success (e.g., Bachelor’s in Finance, Investments, Economics) and/or relevant certifications highly desired (e.g., MBA, CFA, CIMA)
  • Deep knowledge of multiple traditional and non-traditional asset classes, global financial markets and product operations;
  • Strong analytical skills, experience in strategic problem solving, Self-directed with ability to escalate as needed
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication (verbal and written) and presentation skills
  • Well organized, detail oriented, can management time effectively and efficiently in a disciplined approach
  • High degree of integrity and strives to share with the team in success
  • Passion for asset management, capital markets and portfolio management
  • Proficient in Bloomberg and/or Morningstar Direct

FOUNDED in Chicago in 1889, Northern Trust is one of the largest financial institutions in the world. We specialize in providing asset servicing solutions and asset management to institutional, high net worth and personal clients with approximately             $1 trillion in assets under management. The delivery of thought leadership, research, solutions and services to this client base is supported through a network of offices around the globe. The asset management division of Northern Trust is world’s 14th largest global leader in multi-asset class solutions including exchange traded funds, managed accounts, mutual funds across factor-based investing, sustainable investing (ESG), active fixed income and liquidity solutions.

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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 Operations Analyst is responsible for the implementation of controls such as reconciliations and trade confirmations for a variety of asset classes.  Other priorities include trade settlement, management of cash and positions, and the ongoing improvement of operational effectiveness.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Reconcile trades and other transactions against various resources such as brokers and custodians.
  • Instruct, monitor and verify the settlement of trades, and the transfers of positions and cash.
  • Research and resolve trade and account discrepancies in a timely manner to minimize fails and unnecessary expense.
  • Leverage business relationships with counterparties to negotiate and expedite the implementation of operational solutions and improvements.
  • Analyze daily collateral needs.  Monitor counterparty exposure and transfer collateral to minimize credit risk for clients.
  • Research and resolve complex problems involving asset valuation, ISDA terms & protocols, settlement calculations, security profiles, system applications and logic.
  • Review and advise in the negotiation and operational implementation of ISDA/CSA agreements.
  • Escalation of urgent issues, aged reconciliation discrepancies and breakdowns in operational controls.
  • Process ad-hoc requests from trading, accounting and clients.
  • Assist in the automation of operational processes; propose solutions, liaise with developers and test enhancements.
  • Cross-train on all departmental responsibilities.
  • Maintain current operational procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

  • Associates (2yr) or Bachelor’s (4yr) degree in Finance, Accounting or Economics preferred
  • 3+ years experience in confirmation, settlement and asset servicing of futures, options, OTC derivatives, stocks, bonds and ABS/MBS in financial operations
  • Familiar with DTCC, ICELink, MarkitSERV, ALERT and TriOptima’s suite of products
  • Competent in Microsoft Office with strong skills in Excel, VBA/Macros a plus
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to work independently under tight deadlines
  • Conduct responsibilities in a manner consistent with Parametric’s business needs and objectives
  • May potentially be required to work alternate hours as needed for training purposes (limited basis only)

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.

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The Opportunity:

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. Our professionals are inspired by an entrepreneurial desire to develop tailored solutions designed to deliver measurable results. Mesirow Financial has $29.4 billion in assets under management, and an additional $88.5 billion in currency risk management assets as of March 31, 2019. In addition, Mesirow Financial has $34.5 billion in assets under advisory in fiduciary services.

We are seeking a full-stack Senior Solution Developer with strong expertise in ColdFusion, SQL, and Microsoft Technologies within financial services sector. The candidate must be self-motivated, poses strong analytical thinking and strive for customer service excellence. Furthermore, this role demands close collaboration with business (trading, portfolio management, operations) and IT stakeholders while maintaining open and prompt communication. Daily activities include, but are not limited to handling business requests, managing backlog priorities, break-fix delivery, and change management activities. Other responsibilities may also include general SDLC discover and analysis activities.

Requirements:

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008/2012, SSRS, SSIS, in-depth expertise with TSQL, Functions, Store Procs, Transactions, Cursors, Triggers
  • PowerShell, HTML/CSS/JavaScript
  • Eclipse (ColdFusion), Fusion-Debug
  • Visual Studio Code, Visual Studio 2017, TFS/Azure DevOps

Nice to Have:

  • NET Core, C#, Entity Framework Core/Dapper
  • Microservices, Design Patterns (MVVM, CQRS, Generic Repository, TAP, Unit of Work, DI/IoC)
  • Nugget Packages, Continues Integration/Delivery
  • Atlassian Confluence
  • Business analyst experience creating contextual Visio diagrams and flowcharts

Personal Attributes:

  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work effectively on tight deadlines, as necessary  
  • Advanced oral and written communication skills; strong proofreading skills
  • Exceptional customer service skills, including the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group
  • Positive, productive team player

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About this role

BlackRock’s US/Canada Defined Contribution (USCA DC) business delivers the firm’s products and solutions to clients with 401k, 403(b) and 457 retirement plans. With over $925b in assets under management, BlackRock is the largest DC investment-only manager in the US. Clients span from the largest institutional plans to smaller adviser sold plans. The USCA DC business has experienced strong growth over the last few years and has been identified as a priority business for the firm.

The DC group is housed within the Institutional Client Businesses (ICB), BlackRock’s largest strategic business channel in terms of net new revenue growth (sales), assets under management and existing revenue (retention). You will be working within a team environment with multiple sales professionals, associates, analysts, as well as product strategists, portfolio managers, and researchers across multiple offices.

You will be a critical member of the DC Institutional Sales team. You will assist the Senior Institutional Sales and Account Management staff in driving new business and maintaining existing business through the Institutional channel. You will work closely with the DC Institutional Sales Group and Global Consultant Relations Group (GCR) at BlackRock supporting their efforts to attract, retain, and grow new and existing institutional DC clients.

Responsibilities:

  • Support Senior Institutional Sales and Account Management professionals, and interface with the DC Sales team, GCR team, and broader US Institutional sales teams on on-going sales, service, strategy education, and communication with Institutional DC clients and prospects.
  • Support Senior Institutional Relationship Managers in building and retaining client relationships.
  • Field, respond to, and accommodate day-to-day requests regarding strategy information, pricing inquiries, and other ad-hoc client requests.
  • Assist Account Managers in on-boarding of new accounts and complex implementations in coordination with the DC Product Management team and BlackRock’s on-boarding & operational teams.
  • Track activities and maintain contact information in BlackRock’s CRM platform and help develop meaningful reporting metrics.
  • Contribute to developing business plans for the Institutional DC team, help build Institutional DC client/prospect data base.
  • Coordinate and structure portfolio reviews and research presentation meeting materials.
  • In coordination with DC Institutional Sales, DC Strategy, and GCR contribute to writing, coordinating, and executing investment management proposals, including formal RFPs, under tight deadlines.
  • Learn and excel in using BlackRock’s proprietary systems to gather information about products, fund vehicles, client holdings, and other critical information.
  • Provide support for DC Institutional Sales, broader team initiatives, and special projects.
  • Expand knowledge about products, services and sales techniques.
  • Attend some client/prospect meetings with plans to assume ownership of smaller relationships over time with team Directors, VPs, and Associates.

Skills and requirements:

  • BA/BS degree required
  • Has, or is willing to obtain, the series 7 and 63 licenses
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office and an aptitude for learning new applications
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Organized and detail-oriented with strong time management skills
  • Demonstrated analytical ability, maturity, and judgment
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment with a proactive, “can do” attitude
  • Motivated by sales and revenue retention
  • Effective team player; able to work with people of all levels and coordinate with internal teams
  • Strong customer focus
  • Has a high level of self-motivation, with strong integrity & ethics

BlackRock is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, veteran status, and other statuses protected by law.

About BlackRock

BlackRock helps investors build better financial futures. As a fiduciary to investors and a leading provider of financial technology, our clients turn to us for the solutions they need when planning for their most important goals. As of March 31, 2019, the firm managed approximately $6.52 trillion in assets on behalf of investors worldwide. For additional information on BlackRock, please visit  @blackrock | Blog: www.linkedin.com/company/blackrock.

BlackRock is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, and other statuses protected by law.

BlackRock will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest or conviction records in a manner consistent with the requirements of the law, including any applicable fair chance law.

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 RELATIONSHIP MANAGER – National Accounts

Firm Overview

Founded in 1979, Polen Capital is a global investment management firm advising over $26 billion in assets as of June 2019 and providing high value-added quality growth investment strategies to sophisticated clients around the world. The Firm seeks to attract, develop, and retain exceptional professionals who are committed to our goal of preserving and growing our clients’ assets to protect their present and enable their future. Polen Capital has two autonomous investment teams that oversee a global equities universe of high-quality growth companies. The Boca Raton-based Large Company Growth team manages three large company strategies: Focus Growth, Global Growth, and International Growth. The Boston-based Small Company Growth team manages two small company strategies: U.S. Small Company Growth and International Small Company Growth. Polen Capital’s strategies are offered through various investment vehicles to accommodate a broad range of client mandates. Polen Capital benefits from significant, broad-based employee ownership.

  • Growth company – Over the past five years, Polen Capital has experienced significant growth, becoming a leader in active growth management.
  • High visibility with leadership – This position reports directly to the Head of Advisor Relations.
  • Meritocratic environment – Polen Capital prides itself on being a pure meritocracy, allowing exceptional employees to be rewarded for exceptional work.
  • Entrepreneurial setting – Although Polen Capital has over 75 employees and has been in business for 30+ years, it continues to grow year over year, therefore giving the individual in this role a special opportunity to build and shape an enterprise with a highly skilled, tight-knit global leadership team.

Position

The Relationship Manager-National Accounts is a member of the Advisor Relations Distribution Team.  The successful candidate will have an advanced level of sales and relationship management expertise and an unwavering commitment to service excellence.   The role will involve working across home office representatives, due diligence research analysts, and discretionary portfolio management teams to understand their investment needs and identify potential solutions.  Knowledge of mutual funds, separately managed accounts, wrap accounts and model delivery vehicles is key to the role.

The core responsibility of this position is to advance the business development efforts of the firm, with the goal of expanding and retaining the client base while providing a best-in-class service experience. 

Responsibilities

  • Directly responsible for client expansion with assigned wealth management firms, including accountability for strategic and complex relationships.
  • Secure research led strategy recommendations, platform approvals, and placement within discretionary home office models.
  • Understand priorities, process and views of our client firms and deliver Polen Capital investment solutions that best align with client needs.
  • Develop and execute account level business plans specific to firm coverage.
  • Proactively identify appropriate prospects and cultivate relationships.
  • Develop and maintain in-depth knowledge of Polen Capital investment strategies and their application in client portfolios.
  • Effectively articulate the Firm’s value proposition in the marketplace through meetings, presentations, product campaigns, road shows and conferences.
  • Collaborate with the target audience to gather information on needs and opportunities. Share market insights within the firm and provide actionable recommendations.    
  • Communicate effectively within the firm regarding business initiatives and territory opportunities, including documentation of activities and opportunity milestones.
  • Represent the Firm with integrity and model Firm values and professional standards. Act and be recognized as a leader in the firm.  
  • Contribute to special projects and assignments as requested. Recommend and develop solutions to business issues that impact the Firm and its clients.  

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in a business field (preferred)
  • 5-7 years professional experience in asset management or financial services.  Advanced designation (CFA, CAIA, etc.) preferred
  • High client service orientation.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Team player with exceptional people skills that contribute to the ability to work well with others toward common goals
  • Well-organized and comfortable working in a fast-paced environment; able to prioritize effectively  
  • Ability to work independently and solve problems; attention to detail is essential
  • Commitment to agility, continuous learning and improvement
  • Interest and ability to contribute beyond the assigned role and territory, including training and mentoring team members
  • FINRA Series 7 and 63 licenses or ability to become licensed within 3 months of firm employment.
  • S. Permanent Work Authorization (required)

 Additional Information

  • Full-time Employee
  • Location – flexible, Midwest preferred
  • Travel required (>50%)
  • Polen Capital is a ROWE (Results-Only Work Environment) and offers competitive health benefits including 12 weeks paid parental leave

Qualified candidates should submit their resume to jobs@polencapital.com

Investment Analyst – 6 months – 1 year experience 190002XB
 

As an Investment Analyst, you will work with consultants to provide first class advice to clients on a range of investment-related services which can include: strategic setting of investment objectives, strategic asset allocation, investment management structures, manager selection, performance measurement and evaluation, investment manager monitoring, custodian selection, transition advice, statements of investment policy and global research services. 

Responsibilities:

Excellence

  • Produce quarterly reports for delivery to clients by pre-determined deadlines
  • Support team members in the construction and delivery of presentations to clients

People

  • Build strong relationships internally and collaborate effectively on cross-functional teams

Demonstrate natural ease and effectiveness when dealing with clients/colleagues at all levels

Clients

  • Work together as part of dedicated client teams providing a variety of services to clients
  • Deliver on projects to meet or exceed client expectations

** We will only consider candidates with 6 months – 1 year of experience; the salary range is commensurate with this level of experience. *

Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree
  • Interest in financial markets
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  •  Comfortable in a team environment
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong working knowledge of Excel
  • Ability to work independently and manage time and projects individually
  • Track record of delivering high quality work while meeting deadlines

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DEPARTMENT:         Research

WORKING TITLE:    DM Equity Analyst     

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS

REPORTS TO:           Director of Research, Portfolio Manager and Senior Equity Analysts

COORDINATES WITH:        Wasatch Advisors’ Investment Professionals

JOB FUNCTIONS

Range of Responsibility:

General responsibilities include undertaking stock screening projects, performing fundamental due diligence of companies including articulating a thesis, financial modeling, template work, and valuation/risk analysis. Additional responsibilities include various Developed Market Team investment related and administrative duties.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS         

Education and Experience:

  • Requires a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and preferably a Master’s degree or progress towards a CFA
  • 3-7 years relevant industry experience

Must also have the following demonstrated knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Integrity and a strong work ethic
  • Good communications skills
  • Proven ability to think analytically and independently
  • Experience and comfort working in a team environment
  • Strong Excel skills
  • Passion for investing

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

This job description is intended only to describe the general nature of the position and does not constitute an all-inclusive list of duties, nor of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the job.

Wasatch Advisors is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at Wasatch Advisors will be based on merit, qualifications, abilities and other legitimate business factors.  Wasatch Advisors does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender), sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, national origin, ethnic background, age (40 and over), genetic information (including of a family member), military service, citizenship and/or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. 

Send resumes to Kelly Farr, kfarr@wasatchadvisors.com

DEPARTMENT:    Marketing

WORKING TITLE:   Senior Investment Writer/Marketing Specialist         

EXEMPT/NON EXEMPT:   Exempt  

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS

REPORTS TO:   Director of Communications                      

COORDINATES WITH:   Marketing/Client Relations/Research               

JOB FUNCTIONS

Wasatch Advisors, a Salt Lake City-based investment firm, is seeking to hire a Senior Investment Writer/Marketing Specialist, who will report to the firm’s Director of Communications.  Candidates for the position should possess excellent writing and editing skills, and should be well-versed in the finer points of grammar and in the appropriate documentation of research sources.  Candidates should also have a reasonable knowledge of financial markets and the ability to comfortably interview investment professionals.

Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Writing monthly, quarterly and ad hoc investment commentaries and research papers
  • Working closely with investment teams to develop insight and commentary
  • Content development for a variety of marketing communications including but not limited to press releases, brochures, emails, websites, presentations, articles, overviews, white papers and sales ideas

In addition to a positive work environment and interesting topics to research, the position offers an attractive compensation and benefits package.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS     

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

            This job description is intended only to describe the general nature of the position and does not constitute an all-inclusive list of duties, nor of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the job.

Wasatch Advisors is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at Wasatch Advisors will be based on merit, qualifications, abilities and other legitimate business factors.  Wasatch Advisors does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender), sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, national origin, ethnic background, age (40 and over), genetic information (including of a family member), military service, citizenship and/or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.  

Send resumes to: Kelly Farr, kfarr@wasatchadvisors.com

The Opportunity:

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. Our professionals are inspired by an entrepreneurial desire to develop tailored solutions designed to deliver measurable results. Mesirow Financial has $29.4 billion in assets under management, and an additional $88.5 billion in currency risk management assets as of March 31, 2019. In addition, Mesirow Financial has $34.5 billion in assets under advisory in fiduciary services.

Mesirow Financial Advisory Services platform is dedicated to helping manage fiduciary risks and meet financial objectives for high net worth individuals, family offices and plan sponsors, while building strategies to help them achieve the best possible retirement outcomes. This role is designed to specifically support the Investment Advisory business, including Investment Strategies, Retirement Planning and Advisory, and Wealth Advisors, by providing marketing services that help maintain and grow our business. This role would work very closely with the business teams, as well as the Marketing team. The job would be primarily located in Highland Park, Illinois, with required flexibility to work in the Chicago office when needed.

Job Duties: Responsibilities:

  • Business Marketing: Support and execute marketing strategies for individual businesses within the Investment Advisory division. Identify and communicate opportunities for efficiencies. Assist the Senior Marketing Manager with developing and implementing new marketing strategies for the businesses and division.
  • Business and Sales Support: Gain understanding of the businesses’ sales processes and utilize metrics to analyze and track the success of established marketing campaigns. Assist the Senior Marketing Manager with metric-building, data analysis, list management, trend analysis, etc. Coordinate appropriate reporting schedules and execute. Communicate appropriately.
  • Collateral Maintenance and Event Execution: Assist with the development and maintenance of existing marketing materials, including proofreading and updating collateral. This includes press releases, websites, ads, newsletters, fact sheets, brochures, presentations and pitch books, direct and electronic campaigning, among others. Assist team members in coordinating conferences and events; actively communicate throughout the process.
  • Thought Leadership: Assist with the preparation of articles and newsletters, including proofreading and legal trafficking. Gain understanding of advanced concepts to support the generation of new thought leadership pieces.
  • Database Administration: Maintain an in-depth understanding of Salesforce/the centralized client and prospect database. Help integrate database administration with Marketing strategies by serving as a liaison between the businesses. Work within Salesforce to ensure contacts are consistently and accurately qualified for targeted marketing purposes.

Requirements:

  • Four-year degree, preferable focus in marketing/communications
  • A min of 3 years’ relevant industry experience in marketing/communications with prior experience in financial planning, retirement plans, various investment products, and asset allocation strategies
  • Entrepreneurial and self-motivated
  • Critical thinker and eagerness to learn within the financial services industry
  • Team player with a positive attitude, willingness to bring new ideas to the team
  • Client-focused, solutions-oriented, teamwork-focused, driven, self-motivated
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills are required
  • Experience with CRM system, Salesforce preferred
  • Proficient with Word, Excel, PowerPoint; some experience with Adobe suite preferred

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Description:

Gofen and Glossberg, L.L.C., founded in 1932, provides investment guidance to individuals, families, foundations, endowments, companies and pension plans.  Based in Chicago, the firm manages more than $4B in assets.  Our successful long-term approach to wealth management is shaped by the personal and collaborative relationships we have formed with clients and their families across generations. We custom-tailor an investment strategy to address each client’s objectives. As an independent investment counsellor, our only commitment is to our clients and their best interests.  Personal attention and service are the hallmarks of our firm.

Position:

The associate portfolio manager will support portfolio managers in the design and implementation of the best investment strategy for clients.  In this role, s/he will work closely with portfolio managers in managing client portfolios, analyzing investment options, optimizing investment strategies and meeting with clients.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the design and implementation of investment portfolios using individual stocks, bonds and ETFs
  • Prepare written reports, and participate in client presentations
  • Analyze financial plans for clients
  • Generate and maintain customized financial models
  • Assist with a variety of projects to improve investment decisions
  • Participate in existing and new client development meetings

Qualifications: 

  • High level of interest in investments, including portfolio management, risk management, equity analysis and knowledge of markets.
  • Strong analytical, communication and presentation skills
  • Well-organized and detail-oriented with ability to work on a wide range of projects
  • Proficient in Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Self-starter and team player with a keen interest in serving clients
  • 3-5 years of work experience, preferably in the financial field
  • MBA or CFA charter is preferred

Contact:

To apply for the position, please send a cover letter and resume to

recruiting@gofen.com

Gofen and Glossberg, L.L.C. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Summary:

The investment advisory practice is a team of subject matter experts focusing on our private wealth business serving high net worth and ultra-high net worth clients.  This team represents expertise across all major asset classes, provides proactive best in class service, education, thought leadership, timely ideas and positioning with respect to Northern Trust Asset Management views and capabilities. This team plays a key role in supporting Northern Trust Asset Management’s overall strategy, executing on priorities, solution based initiatives, and streamlining communication between both entities.  

The ETF Specialist is a seasoned investment professional who will serve as the primary liaison for our ETF investment capabilities engaging with wealth management investment professionals throughout the United States. This individual will provide proactive and continuous engagement regarding ETF research, philosophy, process, performance as well as driving analytical insights related to trends in the marketplace and competitive outlooks. This position will report to the Investment Advisory Practice Lead. 

Major Duties:

Serve as a primary liaison between asset management areas and wealth management investment professionals as expert in ETF capabilities 

 Work with strategy, portfolio management, research and product areas to facilitate reviews and stay abreast of economic and market updates. Manage incoming requests from Wealth Management teams

Provide timely delivery of high quality communications, both written and oral, which cover market trends, timely ideas, new product introductions, competitive market developments, performance and market outlooks. 

Communicate information to WM clients related to available timely solutions by proactive outreach, coordination of education, and respond to inquiries from field and provide ongoing support.

Lead best practice and implementation of ETF related strategic initiatives, implementation and fulfillment 

Engage with leaders across wealth management and asset management, solicit feedback, and provide guidance on ETF marketplace and solutions

Travel to Wealth Management offices domestically to discuss all above (50% travel)

Qualifications:

  • Subject matter expert with investment acumen and analytical skills applicable to ETF marketplace and investments,
  • Deep knowledge of multiple traditional and non-traditional asset classes, global financial markets 
  • Extensive experience servicing private wealth, investment advisors and/or institutional investors. 
  • Candidates should have 8+ years investment related experience with relevant subject matter expertise with equity and various registered and/or unregistered investment vehicles. 
  • Quantitative educational background with academic success (e.g., Bachelor’s in Finance, Investments, Economics) and/or relevant certifications highly desired (e.g., MBA, CFA, CIMA,).
  • Deep knowledge of multiple traditional and non-traditional asset classes, global financial markets and product operations.
  • Strong analytical skills, experience in strategic problem solving, Self-directed with ability to escalate as needed.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication (verbal and written) and presentation skills.
  • Well organized, detail oriented, can management time effectively and efficiently in a disciplined approach.
  • High degree of integrity and strives to share with the team in success.
  • Passion for asset management, capital markets and portfolio management.
  • Proficient in Bloomberg and/or Morningstar Direct

For more than a century, Northern Trust has worked hard building our legacy of outstanding service, expertise and integrity. From a Chicago-based bank founded in 1889, we now have more than 20 international locations and 18,500 employees globally. We serve the world’s most-sophisticated clients – from sovereign wealth funds and the wealthiest individuals and families, to the most-successful hedge funds and corporate brands.

We burnished our reputation as a global leader delivering innovative investment management, asset and fund administration, fiduciary and banking solutions enabled by sophisticated, leading technology. And through it all, we continually laid a solid, forward-looking foundation on which future generations can continue growing and achieving greater.

As of March 31,2019, Northern Trust Corporation had:

  • $10.9 trillion in assets under custody/administration
  • $8.2 trillion in assets under custody
  • $1.2 trillion in assets under management
  • $122 billion in banking assets 

Apply here.

The Opportunity:

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. Our professionals are inspired by an entrepreneurial desire to develop tailored solutions designed to deliver measurable results. Mesirow Financial has $29.4 billion in assets under management, and an additional $88.5 billion in currency risk management assets as of March 31, 2019. In addition, Mesirow Financial has $34.5 billion in assets under advisory in fiduciary services.

Mesirow Financial’s Capital Markets and Investment Banking platform offers our clients direct access to a comprehensive suite of services and products, superior execution capabilities and in-depth market expertise to help them achieve optimal results. We provide solutions through our CTL and Structured Products, Public Finance, Sale-Leaseback Capital, Institutional Sales and Trading and Investment Banking businesses.

The role of the Marketing Associate is to support senior bankers, CMIB professionals, and the head of CMIB Marketing by executing strategic marketing and business development initiatives for the Investment Banking and Capital Markets businesses. The Marketing Associate will be responsible for performing a wide range of diverse marketing activities in support of several key businesses within the CMIB division.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Business Marketing: Support and execute marketing strategies for individual businesses within the CMIB division, as well as for the division as a whole. Identify and communicate opportunities for efficiencies. Assist the Senior Marketing Manager for CMIB with developing and implementing new marketing strategies for the businesses and division.
  • Business and Sales Support: Gain understanding of the businesses’ sales processes and utilize metrics to analyze and track the success of established marketing campaigns. Search for opportunities to assist the Senior Marketing Manager with metric-building, data analysis, list management, trend analysis, etc. Coordinate appropriate reporting schedules and execute.
  • Collateral Maintenance and Event Execution: Assist with the development and maintenance of existing marketing materials, including proofreading and updating collateral. This includes press releases, websites, ads, newsletters, fact sheets, brochures, presentations and pitch books, among other materials. Additionally, follow assigned processes to help manage and execute events on behalf of the businesses and CMIB division as a whole. Assist team members in coordinating conference attendance and actively communicate throughout the process.
  • Thought Leadership: Assist with the preparation of articles and newsletters, including proofreading. Gain understanding of advanced concepts in order to support the generation of new thought leadership pieces.
  • Database Administration: Maintains an in-depth understanding of Salesforce and the value of a centralized client and prospect database. Helps integrate database administration with Marketing strategies by serving as a liaison between the CMIB businesses, Marketing and IT. Works within Salesforce to ensure contacts are consistently and accurately qualified for targeted marketing purposes.
  • New Business Coverage Support: Assist with the identification of new prospects for targeted marketing efforts by overseeing the research and development of prospect lists. Serve as a liaison between marketing, senior bankers and third parties to ensure that prospect lists are completed and incorporated into relevant marketing campaigns. Proactively track and communicate the success of new prospect marketing outreach to the businesses.

Requirements:

  • Four-year degree, preferable focus in finance/marketing/communications
  • 1- to 3-years’ relevant industry experience in marketing/communications; financial services industry experience required
  • Exceptional attention to detail and keen analytical skills
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills are required
  • Critical thinker and eagerness to learn advanced concepts
  • Team player with a positive attitude, willingness to bring new ideas to the team
  • Strong sense of accountability
  • Entrepreneurial, self-motivated and proactive
  • Experience with CRM system preferred 

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Our client, Kansas Public Employees Retirement System (KPERS) is seeking a Deputy CIO for Private Markets (DCIO). KPERS administers three statewide defined-benefit retirement plans for state and local public employees; along with a voluntary deferred compensation plan. It also manages approximately $20B in assets for its members’ benefits. KPERS is located in Topeka, KS, the state capitol.
The DCIO reports to the CIO and serves as a senior leader in the Investment Division. The DCIO develops, implements and maintains KPERS real estate, private equity, and “real” portions of the real return investment portfolios. This role is responsible for the supervision and management of the private markets investment staff of two Senior Investment Analysts.
Qualifications Sought:
• Undergraduate and graduate degrees in business, economics or finance or related field from an accredited college or university and the Chartered Financial Analyst designation are required. Sufficient equivalent experience in the analysis and management of a diverse set of institutional real estate, private equity, or real return assets, or alternative professional designations may be substituted for the graduate degree and the CFA designation at the discretion of the Chief Investment Officer.
Applicants who are currently enrolled in the CFA program may be considered at the discretion of the CIO.
• At least five years of relevant experience in the field of real estate, private equity, or securities management, a minimum of two years of which shall have included responsibility for oversight and review of an extensive institutional real estate and/or
private equity investment portfolio.
• Experience in a public pension plan, and the CAIA designation, will be viewed favorably.
• Supervisory or team leader experience is preferred. A demonstrated ability to provide effective leadership in a professional investment management environment is
required.
• Working knowledge of institutional real estate and private equity, as well as the methods employed in the purchase, sale or transfer, valuation and management of such investments is required. In addition, a knowledge of institutional investment
program management principles and practices is essential.
To learn more about the role and desired qualifications please view the Position Specifications: https://eflassociates.cbiz.com/Portals/2/Denver/DCIO%20for%20Private%20Markets%20Pos%20Specs%20FINAL%207522.pdf
EFL Associates, an executive search firm, is assisting KPERS in this search.

Please APPLY to Amy Miller at amy.miller@eflassociates.com.

Investment Consultant #INVES01742

Chicago, IL

 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.

Mesirow Financial Investment Strategies is an industry leader in providing plan-level fiduciary services through retirement plan providers. As a pioneer of outsourced fiduciary services, we have experience in developing complex fiduciary partnership programs customized for each of our provider partners and delivered to plan sponsors and advisors through a simple, flexible program.

The Opportunity

Mesirow Financial Investment Strategies is seeking an Investment Consultant who will serve on institutional client engagements, conduct due diligence on investment options, and build tools to simplify or automate existing processes.

The Investment Consultant will possess the following responsibilities: 

  • Serve on client teams that support institutional engagements; each client team includes the consultant, as well as other consultants and sales personnel
  • Prepare and deliver timely and accurate quarterly reports
  • Participate during quarterly investment review calls with institutional clients
  • Conduct quantitative and qualitative due diligence on investment products, which include preparing and presenting recommendations to our investment committee
  • Interact with investment management companies, lead investment manager calls, and draft meeting notes, analyses, and commentaries
  • Build tools that simplify or automate existing processes using programming language such as R or SQL
  • Participate in testing of new systems or system enhancements
  • Serve as liaison between institutional client contacts and Mesirow internal staff, including research, legal, compliance, marketing, and accounting to complete both recurring and ad hoc projects and tasks

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, economics, mathematics, statistics, or a related field
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in investment consulting, retirement planning, or a related field within the financial services industry
  • Detail- and deadline-oriented, along with an ability to work with large sets of data efficiently and accurately
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel required
  • Knowledge of mutual funds and/or collectives and databases for such investment types (e.g., Morningstar Direct) preferred
  • Knowledge of programming language such as R or SQL preferred
  • Excellent problem solving, organization, and communication skills, combined with the ability to process information quickly
  • Series 7 and 66 Licenses required within four months of start date

How to Apply: Careers at Mesirow Financial

The Opportunity:

Mesirow Financial is an independent, employee-owned, diversified financial services firm, headquartered in Chicago and founded in 1937.  As specialists in investment, risk management and advisory services, we are committed to helping institutional, corporate, and individual clients achieve their objectives. Our professionals are inspired by an entrepreneurial desire to develop tailored solutions that deliver measurable results.

We are looking for a Sales and Trading Assistant/Junior Trader to join our Institutional Sales & Trading team in our Santa Monica office.  This is a great opportunity to grow within our team. 

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and perform a range of support activities for the institutional sales team which may include but are not limited to:  answering phones, speaking with clients, setting up new accounts, gathering account settlement instructions, etc.
  • Assist with other general office administrative tasks such as filing, faxing, copying, distributing mail, etc.
  • Perform additional duties and special projects as assigned or needed 

 Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent work experience
  • High proficiency with Microsoft Office products (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with high attention to detail
  • Experience with Bloomberg strongly preferred
  • Superior communications skills, both oral and written; effective interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work well independently and also within a team environment

How to Apply: Careers at Mesirow Financial

The Opportunity:

Mesirow Financial is an independent, employee-owned, diversified financial services firm, headquartered in Chicago and founded in 1937.  As specialists in investment, risk management and advisory services, we are committed to helping institutional, corporate, and individual clients achieve their objectives. Our professionals are inspired by an entrepreneurial desire to develop tailored solutions that deliver measurable results.

We are looking for a Sales and Trading Assistant/Junior Trader to join our Institutional Sales & Trading team in our Santa Monica office.  This is a great opportunity to grow within our team. 

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and perform a range of support activities for the institutional sales team which may include but are not limited to:  answering phones, speaking with clients, setting up new accounts, gathering account settlement instructions, etc.
  • Assist with other general office administrative tasks such as filing, faxing, copying, distributing mail, etc.
  • Perform additional duties and special projects as assigned or needed 

 Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent work experience
  • High proficiency with Microsoft Office products (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with high attention to detail
  • Experience with Bloomberg strongly preferred
  • Superior communications skills, both oral and written; effective interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work well independently and also within a team environment

How to Apply: Careers at Mesirow Financial

Taxable Municipal Trader #TAXAB01752

Chicago, IL OR New York, NY

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.

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, San Francisco, Miami, Boca Raton, 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.

The Opportunity:

We are actively recruiting for an experienced trader for its taxable municipal effort with a proven track record of success combined with well-established industry relationships. We are looking for someone that is ambitious and enthusiastic about implementing new trading ideas, concepts combined with a demonstrated ability to operate within established trading risk parameters. Additional requirements include;

  • Location: New York or Chicago
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Economics, Mathematics, Computer Science, or a related field
  • A demonstrated track record of successful trading combined with established relationships
  • Series licensed (7 & 63)
  • Extensive sell-side trading experience and demonstrated record of success
  • A strong commitment to performance, self – motivation and business success
  • The ability to work to strict deadlines under pressure and multi task across analytical, administrative, and research activities in a detail oriented and timely manner
  • Excellent analytical skills and the ability to effectively communicate
  • Willingness to learn and apply from direct developmental feedback  
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with peers, management, and clients

 How to Apply: Careers at Mesirow Financial

Institutional Municipal Salesperson #INSTI01759

Santa Monica, CA

 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.

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, San Francisco, 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 actively recruiting for an experienced salesperson for its municipal effort with a proven track record of success combined with well-established industry relationships. We are looking for someone that is ambitious and enthusiastic about implementing new trading ideas, concepts combined with a demonstrated ability to operate within established trading risk parameters. 

Responsibilities:

  • Develop strong and long-term relationships with buy-side clients by understanding their investment style and needs.
  • Develop new and creative approaches to customer relationship building.
  • Have a comprehensive knowledge of our new issue products. Coordinate with underwriter to solicit orders that maximize our pricing strategy.
  • Effectively represent our inventory items to clients. Relate customer inquiry to trading desk and fellow salesmen. 
  • Query clients for bond sale opportunities that correspond to other salesmen’s needs.
  • Attend and contribute at sales meetings.
  • Provide market feedback to fixed income traders and underwriters.
  • Generate revenue at level exceeding goal determined by Sales Manager.
  • Make customer/prospect referrals to other corporate calling officers and document same.
  • Represent department at seminars, trade shows, industry forums.

Qualifications:

  • Successful performance record of consistently generating revenue as an institutional bond sales experience from a top brokerage firm
  • 3- 5 years relevant work experience
  • Bachelor degree
  • Series 7 & 63 licenses
  • Ability to travel as need to client locations and represent the firm

 How to Apply: Careers at Mesirow Financial

Senior Vice President, Institutional Salesperson #SENIO01733

Boca Raton, FL

 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.

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, San Francisco, Miami, Boca Raton, Charlotte, San Antonio and Tampa. 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.

 The Opportunity

We are looking for a dynamic, entrepreneurial Fixed Income Institutional Salesperson with a proven performance track record and deep, sustainable industry relationships within the small to middle sized banking segment. This key hire will possess excellent client presentation and communication skills combined with self-motivation, excellent business development acumen and an ability to thrive in a fast-paced, constantly changing and unstructured environment. 

Additional requirements include a bachelor’s degree, series 7 & 63 licenses and a successful performance record of consistently generating and exceeding revenue targets at a top brokerage firm. An ability to travel as needed to client locations and represent the firm at clients / Industry events as requested.

How to Apply: Careers at Mesirow Financial

Senior Executive Assistant #SENIO01755

Highland Park, IL

The Company:

Mesirow Financial is an independent, employee-owned firm founded in 1937. As specialists in investment, risk management and advisory services, with over $27 Billion in assets under management, we are committed to helping our institutional, corporate and individual clients achieve their objectives. Our professionals are inspired by an entrepreneurial desire to develop tailored solutions designed to deliver measurable results.  

Our Mesirow Financial Wealth Advisors (MWA) business provides investment management and fiduciary services to individuals, families, corporations and non – profit organizations. We have earned a reputation for effectively advising and managing our clients’ portfolios to meet their unique needs and goals. As the original foundational business of Mesirow Financial, and with our team of advisors averaging over 20 years at the firm, our consistent client-centered culture, built over the last eight decades is cherished. We are also proud of our empowered, entrepreneurial, and engaged teams who have made Mesirow one of Crain’s and Chicago Tribune’s “Best Places to Work”.

The Opportunity:

We are seeking a Senior Executive Assistant to support the President and CEO of our Wealth Advisors business. The position will be located at our Highland Park office with occasional travel to our Chicago Headquarters. The position requires a wide range of administrative skills, excellent attention to detail, the ability to work independently, maintain confidentiality, exercise judgment and deal with competing demands.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide advanced administrative support including but not limited to, managing the calendar, monitoring e-mail and voice mail, screening calls, handling mail, travel arrangements, preparing presentations, gathering material in preparation for meetings and compiling and submitting expense reports.
  • Responsible for producing professional, grammatically correct, C-suite level correspondence without editing or oversight.
  • Manage and assemble highly confidential and sensitive information in a professional and discrete manner.
  • Coordinate follow up and confirm travel arrangements and changes, such as flights, lodging and ground transportation.
  • Actively monitor and manage emails and correspondence (as directed).
  • Provide professional representation on all aspects of work including answering phones, greeting and interacting with internal and external clients.
  • Maintain contact management in Salesforce.
  • Ability to help plan and execute client events with our marketing team.
  • Maintain electronic and paper files on correspondence, clients, reports and other records by inserting new documents and disposing of outdated material.
  • Assist with ad hoc projects, as requested.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • 5-10 years of administrative or operational support experience, preferably within financial or professional services or other client service business.
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office and the Internet, and strong technical aptitude.
  • Ability to handle heavy demands efficiently, meet deadlines and work effectively in stressful situations.
  • Experience analyzing and resolving office administrative and procedural issues.
  • Ability to exercise discretion and maintain confidential information and display the highest personal and professional integrity.
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to complete tasks with superior accuracy.
  • Polished written and verbal communication skills, strong interpersonal skills.
  • Positive and approachable demeanor.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to complete tasks on own initiative, be a self-starter, and work with autonomy.
  • Contact management or Salesforce experience is a plus.
  • Flexibility in schedule to provide assistance outside of normal business hours and the ability to work from our Chicago office as necessary.            

How to Apply: Careers at Mesirow Financial

Segall Bryant & Hamill is an independent 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 to close to $18.6 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2018. 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. 

 Job Title: Client Service Administrator 

Category: Wealth Management

Employment Type: Full Time

Location: Chicago, Illinois 

Compensation: commensurate with experience

SBH seeks a 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 Senior Portfolio Manager. 

 

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 three to five 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

Send resumes to careers@sbhic.com

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

Company website: www.sbhic.com

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

Founded in 1982, Driehaus Capital Management is an independent boutique investment adviser managing growth equity, credit and multi-asset alternative strategies on behalf of institutional and wealth management clients. Our firm has approximately $7 billion in assets under management and 100 employees located in downtown Chicago.

We are currently seeking an experienced Chief Compliance Officer (CCO) who will be responsible for managing the compliance department and completing individual duties to ensure the business and the Firm’s activities comply with relevant legal and regulatory requirements. This position develops and implements firm-wide compliance policies and programs under the general direction of the General Counsel and President & CEO.  Additional responsibilities include:

  • Develops, implements and monitors compliance policies and programs designed to meet the regulatory requirements for the investment adviser, broker-dealer and registered investment company.
  • Supervises the compliance department in conducting daily, periodic and special compliance reviews involving the analysis of relevant documents, information and records and inquiries of knowledgeable personnel.
  • Reviews, documents, organizes and maintains accurate and complete records substantiating compliance reviews.
  • Interacts proactively with senior management and other departments in designing effective systems, processes and practical business solutions to trading and investing issues.
  • Presents timely reports orally and/or in writing of compliance review findings and conclusions and makes appropriate recommendations for further action.
  • Participates in several inter-departmental committees that address business and risk management responsibilities.
  • Provides practical guidance and advice on regulatory requirements and concerns.
  • Participates in current or prospective client due diligence meetings and prepares responses to compliance-related questions in client requests for information.
  • Serves as the Firm’s liaison with regulators, including the SEC, FINRA, and the NFA, and leads the effort to prepare responses to routine and special requests for information, and manages all regulatory examinations conducted by the Firm’s regulators.

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree and 10+ years of securities-related experience; legal, accounting and compliance background is preferred. Advanced degree and experience in an asset management firm preferred.
  • Required Licensing: Series # 7 General Securities Representative, Series # 24 General Securities Principal Examination, Series # 63 Uniform Securities Agent State Law Examination (or equivalent).
  • In-depth knowledge of securities law, with emphasis on regulatory compliance for investment advisors, broker-dealers and investment companies.
  • Strong detail orientation and excellent listening skills.
  • Articulate and persuasive communicator, both verbally and in writing.
  • Must be detail oriented and willing to roll-up-your-sleeves to get the job done.

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter/email and resume to HR@Driehaus.com.  Reference job code [CCO] when applying. 

Founded in 1982, Driehaus Capital Management is an independent boutique investment adviser managing growth equity, credit and multi-asset alternative strategies on behalf of institutional and wealth management clients. Our firm has approximately $7 billion in assets under management and 100 employees located in downtown Chicago.

We are currently seeking an experienced Project Manager who will work closely with the Director of IT to determine the firm’s technology projects and initiatives, as well as streamline business processes across the firm.  Additional responsibilities include:

  • Manage and oversee all aspects of large-scale technology projects such as project budget, timeline, change control process, resource constraints and anticipating milestones.
  • Identify gaps in firm development resources and identify third-party vendors to provide services.  Act as key contact for third-party vendor relationships.
  • Identify project risks and monitor developer/IT staff progress on projects and goals; assist in solving problems and re-prioritizing issues.
  • Act as primary interface between IT department and business users, representing user needs when discussing with developer/IT staff.
  • Analyze processes, generate recommendations and follow through with implementation. Facilitate efforts with users across all departments and deliver concise business requirements to both users and IT. 
  • Conduct QA testing and user acceptance testing for defect fixes and application enhancements. Deliver and train users on new features and fixes. Monitor user testing and initial acceptance post rollout.
  • Manage the firm-wide defect and enhancement tracking system.
  • Work with the Director of IT to develop and monitor the departmental budget.
  • Work with Chief Compliance Officer and Director of IT to oversee the firm’s cybersecurity initiatives.  Duties include updating key documents, conducting firm-wide training, managing the Incident Tracking System, and auditing user access on an annual basis.

 Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree and 10+ years as a Project Manager and/or Business Analyst, with at least 5 years in the financial industry. Financial industry experience should include experience with one of the following: accounting, operations, trading or compliance.
  • Experience managing software development life cycle (SDLC) projects and SDLC project processes is required.  
  • Experience with at least one of the following: order management system, portfolio reporting and accounting system, client reporting module, and/or financial compliance system. Experience with Advent Geneva and Linedata’s LVTS is preferred.
  • Must be an excellent communicator, very detail oriented and willing to roll-up-your-sleeves to get the job done.
  • MS Project experience is required.
  • PM certification and experience with Microsoft stack development toolkit are preferred.

For more information, please visit our website at http://www.driehaus.com/.  Interested candidates should send a cover letter/email and resume to HR@Driehaus.com and reference job code [PM] when applying.

Job Description

Business Unit:

Eastspring Investments Inc – US

Position Title:

Compliance and Governance Officer

Division/Department

Compliance

Immediate Supervisor’s Position Title:

CEO of Eastspring Investments Inc

Role Purpose: This position is responsible for regulatory compliance matters and corporate governance arrangements at Eastspring Americas.  This position reports to the CEO of the local business unit with a dotted line to Regional Compliance located in Singapore.  The initial scope for the business activities is US, and LatAm.

Organization Context: The US Office is building Eastspring Investments’ institutional business in the Americas through the expansion of client solicitation and servicing capabilities. Core activities include supporting Eastspring Investments’ institutional US and LatAm clients and expanding the client base in these two markets.  Institutional clients include public and private pension funds, endowments and foundations and large family offices and these relationships are developed directly, or through third party marketing firms or consultants with the intent of securing segregated and commingled mandates for Eastspring Investments.

Key Accountabilities – Manage the day to day operations of Eastspring America’s Compliance Department, including:

  • Ensuring timely and accurate regulatory filings
  • Establishing and maintaining Eastspring America’s on‐line Compliance Manual,
  • Conducting and documenting annual reviews of Eastspring America’s policies and procedures
  • The review and approval of all advertising/marketing materials, including website updates, client presentations, fact sheets, white papers, and new business presentations;
  • Interpret new or updated relevant legislation and assist in formulation, communication, and training with respect to the firm’s compliance policies and procedures which are amended as a result;
  • Managing all activities associated with Eastspring America’s personal trading policy and procedures
  • Overseeing the firm’s email retention policies and procedures, including reviewing emails that meet certain criteria;
  • Providing guidance and support to marketing/business personnel (who may be based in Regional offices in Singapore and HK) regarding regulatory requirements related to new and existing products, markets, client types, etc.;
  • Establishing and maintaining the compliance monitoring plan
  • Reporting in line with agreed process to Regional Compliance
  • Establishing policies to ensure compliance with Group Compliance Policies and Regional Standards
  • Provide adhoc advice to the Compliance Officer of Eastspring Investments Singapore which holds a US Investment Advisor license.

In addition to acting as the Compliance Officer this role will also support corporate governance by taking on the following responsibilities.

  • Serving as the firm’s Anti Money Laundering officer & Anti Bribery & Corruption Officer
  • Oversight of licensing arrangements and agreed delegations between Eastspring Investments and sister companies based in the US (Jackson and PPMA)
  • Oversee the outsourced arrangement for provision of Company Secretarial activity
  • Coordination of Eastspring Investments, Inc. quarterly board meetings
  • Oversight of adherence to corporate governance manual requirements
  • Oversight of Financial Reporting to Head Office – day to day activity is conducted by outsourced provider
  • Oversee legal matters including liaison with PPMA / Jackson and external lawyers in US
  • Coordinate details of the annual audit for Eastspring Investments, Inc.
  • Office bank account signatory

Position Requirements

  • Undergraduate degree – MBA is preferred.
  • Minimum of 10 years’ compliance experience that is relevant to an investment advisor and broker dealer with an institutional client base.
  • In‐depth regulatory knowledge/experience, including expertise in compliance with the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 and the Investment Company Act of 1940 are required. ERISA knowledge is preferred.
  • Excellent written and oral communications. This position requires the incumbent to communicate with all levels of management in various business areas.
  • Creative, flexible, responsive; solutions‐driven approach to problem‐solving.
  • Willingness to “roll‐up‐sleeves” and execute.
  • Demonstrated ability to be flexible in meeting the needs of the business.
  • Demonstrated ability to think of broad implications to the firm and its business needs.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and oversee projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to design policies and procedures to prevent violations of the Federal securities laws, including the Investment Advisers Act and the rules under that Act. 

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The University of Notre Dame (https://jobs.nd.edu) is accepting applications for a Gift Planning, Program Director.

The Director of Gift Planning will represent the University with leading benefactors to identify, cultivate, and successfully manage a portfolio of prospective benefactors with a capacity to make planned gifts (including charitable trusts, charitable gift annuities, bequests, gifts of real estate, gifts of appreciated property and securities, and gifts of retirement plan assets and life insurance policies).

The Director will have primary fundraising responsibilities and will also provide comprehensive gift planning services in consultation and coordination with other fundraising units for the University. He or she will report to the Senior Director of Gift Planning and will join a dedicated, University-wide advancement team, working together to establish Notre Dame’s financial security and expand its unique vision for the future.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Cultivate benefactors to secure planned gifts at the leadership levels.

Work with Development colleagues and academic leadership to develop and execute solicitation strategies that merge the philanthropic interests of a benefactor with the priorities of the University.

Work closely with benefactors and their advisors to select and implement the use of appropriate gift planning vehicles to maximize the gift to the University and the tax advantages for the benefactor.

• Develop and present detailed proposals to benefactors to provide information about giving options, tax implications of each option, and University policies regarding the implementation of various gift strategies.

Prepare and review gift documentation with the assistance of Gift Planning support staff including but not limited to trust agreements, gift agreements, and bequest provisions.

Assist benefactors and their attorneys, CPAs, and other advisors with research regarding tax, estate planning, and financial implications of various gift structures.

• In collaboration with Development Research, Area Managers, and Directors of Regional Development, identify and qualify possible benefactors with potential to make leadership level planned gifts or hybrid gifts and develop giving strategies regarding each such benefactor.

• Manage certain financial and administrative functions of the Gift Planning Office.

• Plan and participate in special University events including those with Gift Planning Officers in Badin Guild recognition events.

• Consult with, advise, and train collaborative partners, development staff, volunteers, and professional advisors on deferred giving practices and procedures.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree is required.
• Law degree or CPA or CFP certification.
• 7 or more years of experience.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Demonstrated interpersonal skills that facilitates positive cooperation with gift planning prospects and their legal and financial advisors.
• Experience with legal research and drafting skills.
• Working knowledge of estate planning techniques, tax law and the general body of statutory, regulatory, and case law regarding planned gifts.
• Project management experience.
• Willingness to travel: 25% – 50%.
Preferred Qualifications:
• Previous experience in fundraising in general or planned giving specifically is preferable.
• Formal academic course work in disciplines that address federal and state income and estate tax laws and regulations.
• Experience working closely with legal and financial advisors in a consultative capacity.

ABOUT NOTRE DAME:
The University of Notre Dame, founded in 1842 by Rev. Edward F. Sorin, C.S.C., of the Congregation of Holy Cross, is an independent, national Catholic university located in Notre Dame, Ind. For the fifth consecutive year, the University of Notre Dame has received Honor Roll distinctions as one of the top 10 higher education workplaces in the country in the Chronicle of Higher Education’s annual “Great Colleges to Work For” survey…and we are proud of it!

This appointment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Applicants will be asked to identify all felony convictions and/or pending felony charges. Felony convictions do not automatically bar an individual from employment. Each case will be examined separately to determine the appropriateness of employment in the particular position. Failure to be forthcoming or dishonesty with respect to felony disclosures can result in the disqualification of a candidate. The full procedure can be viewed at https://facultyhandbook.nd.edu/?id=link-73597.

Equal Opportunity Employment Statement
The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and those candidates attracted to a university with a Catholic identity. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).

APPLICATION PROCESS:
Please apply online at http://ND.jobs to Job # https://apptrkr.com/1431120. For additional information about working at the University of Notre Dame and various benefits available to employees, please visit http://hr.nd.edu/why-nd. The University of Notre Dame supports the needs of dual career couples and has a Dual Career Assistance Program in place to assist relocating spouses and significant others with their job search.

At Diamond Hill, we are committed to an intrinsic value-based investment philosophy with a long-term focus and are interested in knowledgeable, self-directed individuals with a passion for the investment management business. We seek energetic, team-oriented, versatile candidates with the desire to be part of a growing and dynamic organization. For dedicated individuals with a strong work ethic, we offer the opportunity for a career rather than just a job.
JOB DESCRIPTION:
Research Associate – Consumer
POSITION SUMMARY
Support Consumer Sector Team in evaluating investment ideas using fundamental/intrinsic value-based research consistent with our firm’s shared investment philosophy. Create and maintain financial models, conduct due diligence on company and industry trends, synthesize and assess financial and industry data. Utilize these tools and information to collaborate with members of the Consumer Team and other members of the investment team.
POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES
♦ Monitor Current Investment Holdings
 Conduct due diligence on company and industry trends through reviewing media and research reports, quarterly calls, SEC filings and industry conferences.
 Create and maintain financial models and internal investment tear-sheets.
♦ Support the Generation of New Investment Ideas
 Search for new investment ideas through internal screens, industry reports, analyst visits, industry conferences and other relevant sources.
 Respond to research requests from the Consumer Team.
QUALIFICATIONS
♦ 0-5 years of experience in a deep research/financial advisory and valuation capacity.
♦ Strong analytical and valuation/modeling skills.
♦ Strong verbal and written communications skills.
♦ Basic knowledge of our intrinsic value-based investment philosophy.
EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS
♦ Bachelor’s degree with a strong academic background required.
Diamond Hill associates enjoy a working environment that supports professional and personal growth, thereby enhancing associate satisfaction, the productivity of the firm, and most importantly, the experience of our clients. Benefits include a competitive pay package, the opportunity to accumulate shares of Diamond Hill stock, a 401k plan with a generous company match, health and dental insurance, and paid parking.
A commitment to our intrinsic value-based investment philosophy is essential and all associates with a desire to make additional investments in U.S. equity or bond securities are required to do so by investing in Diamond Hill Funds, thereby aligning our interests with those of our clients.
Interested candidates please apply online at www.diamond-hill.com/careers/

At Diamond Hill, we are committed to an intrinsic value-based investment philosophy with a long-term focus and are passionate about knowledgeable, disciplined individuals with a real passion for the investment management business. We seek energetic, collaborative, versatile candidates with the desire to be part of a growing and dynamic organization. For dedicated individuals with a strong work ethic, we offer the opportunity for a career rather than just a job.
JOB DESCRIPTION: Summer Intern – 2020
POSITION SUMMARY: Interns will support all areas of the business by assisting in the completion of projects for functional groups, as well as interacting and supporting various departments including investment research, business development, product management, corporate finance, accounting, investment operations, and relationship management. Responsibilities may include:
• Conducting research and provide support on industry trends affecting clients, investment products and best practices.
• Data compilation and analysis.
• Competitive analysis reporting.
• Learning various tools and systems that support the business.
• Active participation in group projects.
QUALIFICATIONS/SKILL SET
• Excellent written and verbal communications skills with the ability to present complicated information in a concise, well-organized format to all levels of the organization.
• Detail oriented with strong time management and organizational skills.
• Self-motivated individual with a desire to learn and be challenged.
• Advanced Microsoft Office skills.
• Previous experience related to investment management or financial services preferred.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills.
• Evidence of leadership and success in college or community preferred.
EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS
• Currently pursuing a master’s degree or bachelor’s degree in Finance, Economics, Accounting, Marketing/Communications, or other business-related field.
Diamond Hill associates enjoy a working environment that supports professional and personal growth, thereby improving associate satisfaction, the productivity of the firm, and most meaningfully, the experience of our clients.
A dedication to our intrinsic value-based investment philosophy is essential and all associates with a desire to make additional investments in U.S. equity or corporate bond securities are required to do so by investing in Diamond Hill Funds, thereby aligning our interests with those of our clients.
We are an equal opportunity employer. Decisions on hiring and promotion are based only upon the individual’s ability to perform the job and dependability once hired. Race, color, religion, creed, gender, age, pregnancy, sexual orientation, ethnic or national origin, or ancestry, military/veteran status, tenure, genetic information, or disability are not considered in decisions of employment, benefits, or advancement.
Interested candidates please apply online at www.diamond-hill.com/careers/

The Company

Willis Towers Watson is a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth. With roots dating to 1828, Willis Towers Watson has 45,000 employees serving more than 140 countries and markets. We design and deliver solutions that manage risk, optimize benefits, cultivate talent, and expand the power of capital to protect and strengthen institutions and individuals. Our unique perspective allows us to see the critical intersections between talent, assets and ideas – the dynamic formula that drives business performance. Together, we unlock potential. 

Learn more at willistowerswatson.com

Summary of Role

As a leading investment consultant, we help organizations manage investment complexity, establish risk tolerance and improve governance. We are a global investment consulting practice providing advice to institutional investors (primarily defined benefits and defined contribution plans) in the areas of asset allocation, investment policy, investment manager evaluation and research, investment performance evaluation and miscellaneous investment research.

The Role

As an Investments Intern, you will work beside consultants and analysts as we assist clients with a range of investment-related services including: setting of investment objectives, asset allocation, manager selection, performance measurement and evaluation, investment manager monitoring, custodian selection, transitions, and global research services.

You will have exposure to assist with real client assignments that will draw on your technical and analytical skills. These experiences will help build your knowledge and overall industry experience while you benefit from more structured learning opportunities that are tailored to the business area you join. 

You will assist our consultants and analyst on client projects across multiple areas through:
•  Working together as part of dedicated client teams providing a variety of services to clients
•  Supporting team members in the construction and delivery of presentations to clients
•  Following our professional excellence model including review and documentation of client deliverables
•  Participating in meetings with investment managers
•  Increasing efficiencies within client teams by identifying ways to improve processes and technology

The Requirements

  • Progress towards a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Ability to be a self-starter and work independently, but also cooperatively in a close team environment
  • Strong project management skills, attention to detail, and the ability to meet deadlines
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills, particularly in Excel
  • ONLY LOCAL candidates will be considered. The intern must be available to work during their fall semester part-time. The internship is set to begin in late August, or early September.
  • Employment-based non-immigrant visa sponsorship and/or assistance, now or in the future, will not be offered for this opportunity.  Therefore, only candidates who do not require employment-based non-immigrant visa sponsorship now, or in the future, will be considered.

Willis Towers Watson is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a protected veteran, or disability.

Equal Employment Opportunity: Know your rights.

Unsolicited Contact: Any unsolicited resumes/candidate profiles submitted through our web site or to personal e-mail accounts of employees of Willis Towers Watson are considered property of Willis Towers Watson and are not subject to payment of agency fees. In order to be an authorized Recruitment Agency/Search Firm for Willis Towers Watson, any such agency must have an existing formal written agreement signed by an authorized Willis Towers Watson recruiter and an active working relationship with the organization. Resumes must be submitted according to our candidate submission process, which includes being actively engaged on the particular search. Likewise, for our authorized Recruitment Agencies/Search Firms, if the candidate submission process is not followed, no agency fees will be paid by Willis Towers Watson. Willis Towers Watson is an equal opportunity employer.

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Overview

Founded in 2006, Legal & General Investment Management America (LGIMA) is a fast growing investment management firm that manages USD $175 billion (as of December 31, 2018. We bring a solutions-driven approach to meeting the needs of institutional clients, with a focus on both defined benefit (DB) and defined contribution (DC) plan sponsors. LGIMA is a leader in long duration fixed income, custom liability-driven-investments (LDI), equity index, smart beta, and ESG solutions; and we are committed to continued expansion of our suite of capabilities and offerings to meet client needs.

The LGIMA Distribution team is currently seeking an Investment Associate. The ideal candidate will have existing knowledge and experience in both the DB and DC markets, with an ability to partner with senior sales colleagues, following up on consultant and prospect meetings, answer product questions, provide performance data, and help to identify new sales opportunities. This position is also responsible for maintaining and expanding consultant and prospect data in our CRM system (this includes, but not limited to data clean-up, managing contact lists for various marketing campaigns, pipeline management, and consultant profiles). The candidate will also manage various projects seeking to enhance materials, refine processes, and provide proactive team support. Continuously striving to increase your knowledge of our products and the industry in order to best produce meaningful responses is a key attribute.

Responsibilities
  • Partner with sales team to develop new client business and provide service and support functions, in a timely and accurate manner. Examples include, territory prioritization and targeting, consultant/prospect meeting preparation and follow-up, CRM maintenance (data scrub- input/update pipeline, contacts and organizations), and competitive analysis reporting
  • Monitor industry trends and research and provide team with updates
  • Engage in territory business planning with team members on consultant coverage and new client development
  • Participate in internal meetings and contribute to sales and marketing meetings on new business efforts; interacts regularly with Marketing and Investment teams
  • Review RFPs and qualify before sending to RFP team members to complete
  • When Appropriate, accompany senior team members (typically onsite, but some travel will be required) to engage with prospective new clients/consultants to educate about LGIMA’s solutions and products
  • When appropriate, attend Consultant conferences and LGIMA roadshows building relationships and educating future clients about LGIMA capabilities
Qualifications
  • Minimum Experience 3+ years of Institutional Sales/Consultant relations support role or similar function for an asset manager    
  • The ability to build strong relationships with colleagues using active listening and problem resolution competencies
  • Key Personal Attributes: High intellectual curiosity and strong attention to detail, an entrepreneurial drive, tireless work ethic, competitive winning spirit, emotionally mature with strong integrity
  • Key Skills: Effective verbal and written communication skills, solid presentation skills, and understanding of investment competence across asset classes and strategies
  • College degree required; Progress toward MBA, CFA and/or CAIA encouraged
  • Located in Chicago
EOE Statement

As an EOE employer, Legal & General Investment Management America will extend equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, ancestry, national origin, age, disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, pregnancy, military status, and/or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

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Segall Bryant & Hamill is an independent investment firm headquartered in Chicago, IL with offices in Denver, CO; St. Louis, MO; Philadelphia, PA; and Naples, FL. Since our founding in 1994, we have grown to over $18 billion in assets under management as of year-end 2019. 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, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job Title: Marketing Associate

Category: Marketing

Employment Type: Full Time

Location: Chicago or Denver

Compensation: Commensurate with experience

Segall Bryant & Hamill (SBH) seeks a Marketing Associate to join our team. The qualified candidate will assist in developing, coordinating and delivering high quality written proposals across the firm’s distribution channels (with a focus on institutional and advisor solutions). This position will maintain the accuracy of existing content in the team’s RFP content database, and assist in reporting firm and strategy data, including updating consultant and industry databases. In addition, the position will run, analyze and summarize competitive information using various tools and software systems. He/she will also update the firm’s marketing materials.

This position will work very closely with the team’s senior marketing communications specialist, who manages this function and is located in Chicago.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

• Ensure timely and accurate delivery of professional, sales-oriented proposals according to stringent deadlines.

o Proposal types include requests for proposal (RFPs), requests for information (RFIs) and consultant questionnaires.

o Analyze RFP, RFI and RFQ requirements.

o Research and write concise, compliant, persuasive responses to requirements.

o Apply formal editing skills to responses to ensure answers are relevant, complete and grammatically correct.

o Maintain up-to-date records for proposal tracking and reporting purposes.

• Manage and update RFP database (PMAPS), including sourcing standard language, writing and editing responses, and improving the structure of the database/content repository.

• Update firm and strategy information (content and data) in consultant and industry databases on a timely basis; help manage relationship with external vendor that assists firm with this work.

o Report firm and strategy data (e.g., AUM breakdowns, performance, etc.) internally and externally, including the completion of industry surveys.

• Assist business development and client retention efforts by running, analyzing and summarizing competitive information using tools such as eVestment, Morningstar Direct and Salesforce, among others.

• Update marketing materials, including presentations and fact sheets.

QUALIFICATIONS 

• Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, business, communications, marketing, or related field. 

• Minimum of 2-4 years’ experience writing proposals or other types of formal documents; investment management experience strongly preferred. 

• Strong proficiency in MS Office, specifically Excel (at an intermediate level of expertise). 

• The successful candidate will be proactive, a self-starter and must possess the ability to prioritize workflow and to communicate effectively and constructively within the team, department and firm.

• Experience with consultant database fulfillment (Moody’s or eVestment Omni a plus).

• Understanding of financial markets required.

• Strong writing, editing and communication skills.

• Strong analytical skills; able to understand and work with large amounts of data.

• Highly detail-oriented with exceptional organizational skills; ability to handle multiple concurrent projects with rigid deadlines.

• Possess the ability to “think outside of the box” to develop creative solutions to issues as they arise.

• Curiosity and ability/desire to learn new concepts, systems and subject matters.

• Ability to work independently and within a collaborative team environment.

Frequent travel to Chicago will be required if this position is located in Denver. Send resumes to careers@sbhic.com. 

All submissions must include a resume and cover letter. 

Company website: www.sbhic.com

Chief Technology Officer (Senior Managing Director) #CHIEF01758

Chicago, IL

 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. Our professionals are inspired by an entrepreneurial desire to develop tailored solutions designed to deliver measurable results.

The Position

The Chief Technology Officer (CTO) will provide the vision and strategic leadership to develop and implement information technology initiatives and innovation that is aligned with the company’s business objectives. Reporting directly to the President & Chief Executive Officer, the CTO will lead all ongoing technology initiatives and create a leading-edge technology culture. The CTO will proactively build relationships across the firm, collaborate effectively and develop a strong team to anticipate and meet the technology needs of the firm.

Primary responsibilities include developing and implementing a firm wide technology strategy and roadmap that aligns Company’s systems, projects and business needs. The CTO will evolve the Technology organization to one that is recognized as a value-added business partner critical to the company’s success. In addition, they will ensure the technology ‘brand’ of the firm is elevated; this will improve talent attraction and ensure retention of top technologists.

Candidate Profile

The successful candidate will have a proven track record of success as a CTO or equivalent level (10 years plus) combined with an in depth understanding of the financial services/middle market sector (highly preferred). This individual will manage all of Technology including infrastructure, development, desktop support, help desk etc…This individual will be recognized as a leader and technology subject matter expert, adept at developing strategies and plans, leading positive change, developing talent, creating high performing technology teams and fostering effective business partner relationships within and beyond the firm. Must be comfortable operating in a highly collaborative, dynamic environment with the ability to drive and achieve results in a cost-effective and efficient manner. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Development and implementation of a firm wide technology strategy and roadmap that aligns Company’s systems, projects and business needs.
  • Leadership of a multi-divisional technology department and the management of all IT related operational and capital budgets. Determine IT priorities and perform a detailed analysis and forecasting of return on investment on all proposed major IT initiatives to key stakeholders. 
  • Effectively align resources to achieve key priorities and provide high-level leadership to development projects that improve the functionality, reliability, scalability, and security of the company’s applications and systems.
  • Foster a software development lifecycle process and culture that ensures the appropriate balance in which quality products are produced in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Ensure sound enterprise architecture is employed and drive a culture of best practices and processes. Ensure all technology and regulatory standards and best practices are achieved.
  • Establish key performance metrics and reporting for critical ongoing IT operations. Identify and leverage efficiencies in processes and operations across technology.
  • Work in partnership with internal functional teams as a technology partner in forwarding business capabilities.
  • Keep abreast of technological advancements and innovative solutions applicable to the business model.

Requirements

  • Minimum of 10 years plus experience as a CTO or equivalent C- level technology leadership position combined with an in – depth understanding of the financial services industry/middle market sector (highly preferred).
  • BSc/BA in Computer Science, Engineering or related field; MBA or other relevant graduate degree is a plus.
  • Demonstrated track record of success in developing and implementing a comprehensive technology strategy that is both aligned with and supports the current and future business goals of the company.
  • Ability to skillfully manage, develop, motivate and direct others within a fast – paced, dynamic and entrepreneurial environment.
  • Extensive experience managing a large multi divisional technology department and accompanying operational and capital budgets.
  • Strong business acumen and executive presence. Proven ability to interact, communicate effectively and obtain creditability with senior level executives.
  • Demonstrated process analysis and improvement expertise.
  • Must be results and goal orientated with ability to demonstrate excellent judgment, solution orientation and appropriate level of risk taking.
  • Outstanding written and oral communications as well as the ability to deliver presentations to a wide spectrum of audiences, both internally and externally.

How to Apply: Careers at Mesirow Financial

DEPARTMENT:    Marketing

 

WORKING TITLE:   Senior Investment Writer/Marketing Specialist

 

EXEMPT/NON EXEMPT:   Exempt

 

 

 

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS

REPORTS TO:   Director of Communications

  

COORDINATES WITH:   Marketing/Client Relations/Research

  

SUPERVISES:   N/A

  

JOB FUNCTIONS

 

Wasatch Advisors, a Salt Lake City-based investment firm, is seeking to hire a Senior Investment Writer/Marketing Specialist, who will report to the firm’s Director of Communications.  Candidates for the position should possess excellent writing and editing skills, and should be well-versed in the finer points of grammar and in the appropriate documentation of research sources.  Candidates should also have a reasonable knowledge of financial markets and the ability to comfortably interview investment professionals.

Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Writing monthly, quarterly and ad hoc investment commentaries and research papers
  • Working closely with investment teams to develop insight and commentary
  • Content development for a variety of marketing communications including but not limited to press releases, brochures, emails, websites, presentations, articles, overviews, white papers and sales ideas

In addition to a positive work environment and interesting topics to research, the position offers an attractive compensation and benefits package.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

This job description is intended only to describe the general nature of the position and does not constitute an all-inclusive list of duties, nor of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the job.

Wasatch Advisors is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at Wasatch Advisors will be based on merit, qualifications, abilities and other legitimate business factors.  Wasatch Advisors does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender), sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, national origin, ethnic background, age (40 and over), genetic information (including of a family member), military service, citizenship and/or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.