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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. 

Apply via LinkedIn.

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.

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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

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 Manager – Institutional and Advisor Solutions
Category: Marketing
Employment Type: Full time
Location: Chicago or Denver
Compensation: Commensurate with experience

Segall Bryant & Hamill (SBH) seeks a Marketing Manager to join our team. The qualified candidate will be responsible for developing and executing marketing initiatives – to acquire and retain clients – in support of the firm’s advisor solutions and institutional channels. Initiatives include digital marketing (e.g., social media, web, email, webcasts, video, etc.), content marketing, value add programs, events and sponsorships, marketing materials, and advertising. This individual also works closely with business development professionals to create internal communications and tools to help support their efforts. The position serves as a channel advocate and expert within the marketing department and throughout the company as needed. This position will report to the firm’s Director of Marketing, who is located in Denver.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

• In partnership with the firm’s Director of Marketing, develop a marketing strategy to effectively position and promote the firm’s advisor solutions and institutional businesses with prospects and clients. Ability to concept, execute and measure initiatives from start to finish for each channel.
o Segments include consultants and public, Taft-Hartley, and corporate investors, in addition to RIAs, wire houses, independent and regional broker/dealers, bank trust and TAMPs.
• Develop and implement differentiated and targeted marketing messages and content. This includes investment insights, whitepapers, webcasts, commentaries, strategy promotions and updates, presentations, in addition to other marketing communications. Strong writing skills are required.
• Work with sales leadership to identify opportunities to provide client-centric marketing strategies for our most highly valued clients.
• Proactively advance channel identity and strategy positioning to improve differentiation in marketplace. Ensure positioning and key differentiators are carried consistently across all mediums (e.g., digital, print, web, events, etc.).
• Continuously evolve all marketing materials and communications to improve their impact and value in the marketplace.
• Manage the creative development process and resources (internal and outsourced). Ensure all marketing initiatives are aligned with the goals and objectives of the channel; that they are well designed and well written and reinforce the attributes of the SBH brand.
• Review, edit and approve RFPs (requests for proposals) and due diligence questionnaires.
• Edit and proofread marketing materials and collateral, particularly during quarter end periods.
• Be the owner within marketing for key technology used in channels, including various databases and Salesforce. Work with others in marketing, IT and sales to optimize technology for the benefit of marketing, sales and client service initiatives.
• Build deep knowledge of channels and marketing best practices by staying informed on industry and competitor trends; proactively share key insights with marketing team and channels.
• Act as role model and mentor for junior associates on team.

QUALIFICATIONS
• Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, or finance preferred; MBA a plus.
• Five years’ marketing management experience within the financial services industry or equivalent required. B-to-B experience preferred.
• Experience with various facets of marketing including digital, content marketing, conferences, database/CRM and pitchbooks. Digital marketing certification a plus.
• Strong writing, editing and communication skills required.
• Strong understanding of (1) the institutional and advisor solutions channels, including the distribution process, platforms and product vehicles, and (2) the sales processes, including relationships of our client/prospect to end clients, and differing contact points within our prospect and client firms.
• Strong knowledge base in financial markets, including equity and fixed income.
• Able to provide highly disciplined and organized project management, often within tight timeframes, including coordination with sales, investment management, and compliance.
• Able to effectively manage and deliver on changing priorities.
• Ability to think strategically while also able to “roll up your sleeves” and do the hands-on work necessary to meet deadlines.
• Able to work with professionals at all levels of the firm including senior management; able to work well with different personalities.
• Working knowledge of compliance requirements, including FINRA.
• High degree of proficiency with all Microsoft Office platforms. Advanced degree of proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat) and InDesign preferred.
• Working knowledge of eVestment, Salesforce and Pardot.
• Technologically savvy and able to get up to speed quickly on new technologies.
• Travel required to and from firm’s offices. 

Send resumes to careers@sbhic.com 

All submissions must include a resume and cover letter.
Company website: www.sbhic.com

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.
Job Title: Fixed Income Analyst
Category: Fixed Income
Employment Type: Full Time
Level: Entry to Mid-Level
Location: Denver, Colorado or Chicago, Illinois
Compensation: Commensurate with experience
The Segall Bryant & Hamill (SBH) fixed income team is seeking a fixed income analyst candidate that is eager to develop their skills and knowledge across the fixed income investment discipline. This individual will join our team, contributing their talent and perspective in pursuit of our goal to provide high quality investment solutions for our clients. We anticipate that the success of our clients will in turn provide growth and career enhancement opportunities for all members of our team.
Within our team environment, the analyst will serve in meaningful roles across a range of fixed income investment management responsibilities. The analyst will be aiding us in our work on portfolio analytics, providing quantitative support and collaborating within our credit research efforts while also supporting certain trading responsibilities.
QUALIFICATIONS
Experience
• Strong analytical and technical skills
• Proficiency in Excel, Bloomberg and database applications
• College degree in a related field
• CFA designation, or willingness to pursue the CFA designation
Required Skills and Demands of Position
• Intellectual curiosity
• Self-starter with a strong work ethic
• Must be detail oriented and a critical thinker
• Must embrace working in a team environment and possess strong interpersonal skills
• Ability to prioritize responsibilities and multi-task
• Strong computer application skills necessary, including spreadsheets and financial modeling
• Work week is in excess of 40 hours 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.

Description:

We believe that, when done right, investing liberates people to create their own destiny. We are driven by our purpose to champion every client’s goals with passion and integrity. We respect and appreciate the diversity of our employees, our clients, and the communities we serve. We challenge conventions strategically to create value for our clients, our firm and the world. We live and bring to life the concept of ‘own your tomorrow’ every day. We champion our employee strengths, guide their development, and invest in their long-term success. We hire optimistic, results-oriented, curious, innovative, and adaptable people with the desire to help our clients and one another succeed.

As a company, we were established by Chuck over 40 years ago to champion Main Street over Wall Street, and to help Americans transform themselves from earners to owners. Through advocacy and innovation, we work to make investing more affordable, accessible and understandable for all. As we enter our fifth decade, we are looking for talented, innovative and driven people who believe they can help themselves, and our clients, create a better future.

Our Opportunity: 

Charles Schwab Investment Management (CSIM) is the asset management arm of the Charles Schwab Corporation, and has over $380 billion under management in mutual funds and ETFs. Products managed include a wide variety of active and indexed equity, fixed income, and asset allocation strategies, as well as money markets funds. CSIM uses a consistent and disciplined approach to investing across all our products and seeks to develop innovative new products to meet the core investing needs of our clients.

What you’ll do:

This is an individual contributor role based either in Chicago, IL, San Francisco, CA or Denver, CO, and will be a member of the Strategic Business Insights and Analytics Organization. 

Qualified individuals will be responsible for developing business insights through in-depth data analysis. You will evaluate business requirements, identify sources of data, and use business intelligence tools (Tableau, AnswerRocket) to create analytically rich solutions to critical business questions. You will also develop standardized reports and dashboards to support the different business units and key initiatives. You will need to become quickly familiar with our data, its structure, and have a strong business acumen which will allow you to create meaningful insights in support of our business. 

In addition to the functional responsibilities within the organization, the candidate must be able to support transformational efforts to create the next generation data delivery solutions. Must have a strong background in visual data delivery, interactive design and Oracle/SQL with a passion for perfection. The candidate will be responsible for planning, designing, coordinating and developing highly interactive dashboards with built-in guided analytics for various lines of business using shared infrastructure.

This is a summary only and duties and responsibilities may be changed from time to time, or over time

What you have:

Passionate about data. Think about the barriers that are between people and the data they need to use: arcane database interfaces, coding skills required, inability to iterate quickly with their analysis, time spent fussing with formatting instead of gaining insight. If you want to help solve those problems, and bring people closer to their data, this is the place for you. 

Highly Technical.  Extensive Database skills (at least one of the following)-  DB2, SQL Server, Oracle, Amazon RedShift, SAP HANA, Exasol or similar. Knowledge of databases, warehouses, business intelligence systems and data analysis tools. Programming Languages (desired) – Python, R, Java.

Qualifications & Experience

Tableau Developer 

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • A seasoned Tableau expert having 4-6 years of professional experience
  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge of Tableau, including Table Calcs, LOD Expressions, Parameters, and Dashboard Actions
  • Create user-friendly and dynamic Tableau dashboards with KPIs, Heat Maps, Scatterplots, Bar Charts, Slicers, Drill down, Drill up etc. features and possess understanding of when to use them.
  • Excellent knowledge of Tableau calculated fields, parameter controls, hierarchy, groups, sets, dashboard actions, filters, annotations etc. in Tableau
  • Designs, develops and implements Tableau-based analytical solutions to address business questions and improve health outcomes.
  • Develop, validate and execute algorithms, statistical models and clinical applications that answer applied research and business questions.
  • Strong understanding of Data Visualization concepts and ability to identify trends & patterns in the data for providing actionable insights
  • Experience with dimensional data modeling and relational databases
  • Proficient in Agile/Scrum development methodology
  • Works closely with internal and external stakeholders to discuss organizational needs and gather dashboard requirements
  • Implement process improvements in data sourcing, dashboard performance and product project lifecycle.
  • Will be converting existing SSRS reports and re-creating in Tableau
  • Experience and familiarity with publishing, scheduling, refreshing reports to Tableau Server 10.x and later
  • Supports as data visualization and Tableau Subject Matter Expert (SME) 

Data Visualization and UX

  • 4 plus years of experience as a visual designer, interaction designer, user interface designer, or similar role.  Fluency in best practices for the visual presentation of data is desired
  • Analyze, study and understand business domain data requirements, user task flows and objectives and create pixel perfect design solutions for visual data delivery and analysis
  • Ability to work interactively and convert business requirements to quick prototypes with different visualization options
  • Develop multiple prototypes, mock-ups and conceptualization of ideas that bring simplicity and context to complex design challenges
  • Identify and evangelize design best practices in data visualization that promote user friendly and high quality products.
  • Experience working in a collaborative team to ensure designs are implemented on projects to ensure consistent quality
  • Design highly interactive user interfaces in desktop and web/mobile-based analytical products
  • Develop UI mock-ups, storyboards, flow diagrams, conceptual diagrams, wireframes, visual mockups, and interactive prototypes
  • Participates in usability testing, maintaining visual and user experience systems and requirements 

Personal Characteristics 

  • Ability to consistently deliver results across shifting priorities and deadlines in fast paced environment
  • Ability to work with a ‘sense of urgency’ in order to meet critical deadlines
  • Detail oriented with strong investigative and problem solving skills
  • Shows a commitment to high ethical standards and integrity and demonstrates this through action
  • Excellent written communication and presentation skills
  • Inquisitive, analytical, a strategic thinker, proactive and solutions-oriented
  • High-energy, positive, entrepreneurial in spirit while goal-oriented and results-driven
  • Self-starter; takes initiative and can work independently
  • Well-organized and disciplined with high attention to detail
  • Flexible and adaptable working with various business functions
  • Direct, plain-spoken; conveys a genuine/authentic demeanor

 What you’ll get:

  • Comprehensive Compensation and Benefits package.
  • Financial Health: 401k Match, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, Employee Discounts, Personalized advice, Brokerage discounts.
  • Work/Life Balance: Paid Parental Leave, New Mothers returning to work Program, Tuition Reimbursement Programs, Time off to volunteer, Employee Matching Gifts Program.
  • Everyday Wellness: Health and Lifestyle Wellness Rewards, Onsite Fitness Classes, Healthy Food Choices, Wellness Champions.
  • Inclusion: Employee Resource Groups, Commitment to diversity, Strategic partnerships.
  • Not just a job, but a career, with an opportunity to do the best work of your life.

Learn more about Life@Schwab

Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversifying its workforce. It is Schwab’s policy to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, legally protected medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, military status, citizenship status or any other status that is protected by law. Schwab also does not discriminate against applicants or employees because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.  At Schwab, we believe that every employee, through their diverse abilities and experiences, can contribute to our growth, innovation and client loyalty. We embrace diversity and are committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees and applicants. If you have a disability, and require reasonable accommodations in the application process, call Human Resources at 800-725-3535. We will be happy to assist you. Schwab will only share your accommodation request with those individuals who have a specific need to know. The request for an accommodation will not affect Schwab’s hiring decisions. All other submissions should be performed online. 

Job Specifications

Relocation Offered?:No
Work Schedule:Days
Languages:English – spoken
Current Licenses / Certifications:None
Relevant Work Experience:Financial Services-6+ yrs, Investment Management – 6+ yrs, IT-DBA-6+ yrs
Position Located In:IL – Chicago, CO – Lone Tree, CA – San Francisco
Education:BA/BS
Job Type:Full Time

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We believe that, when done right, investing liberates people to create their own destiny. We are driven by our purpose to champion every client’s goals with passion and integrity. We respect and appreciate the diversity of our employees, our clients, and the communities we serve. We challenge conventions strategically to create value for our clients, our firm and the world. We live and bring to life the concept of ‘own your tomorrow’ every day. We champion our employee strengths, guide their development, and invest in their long-term success. We hire optimistic, results-oriented, curious, innovative, and adaptable people with the desire to help our clients and one another succeed.

As a company, we were established by Chuck over 40 years ago to champion Main Street over Wall Street, and to help Americans transform themselves from earners to owners. Through advocacy and innovation, we work to make investing more affordable, accessible and understandable for all. As we enter our fifth decade, we are looking for talented, innovative and driven people who believe they can help themselves, and our clients, create a better future.

Charles Schwab Investment Management (CSIM) is the asset management arm of the Charles Schwab Corporation, and has over $380 billion under management in mutual funds and ETFs. Products managed include a wide variety of active and indexed equity, fixed income, and asset allocation strategies, as well as money markets funds. CSIM uses a consistent and disciplined approach to investing across all our products and seeks to develop innovative new products to meet the core investing needs of our clients.

Our Opportunity: 

The Senior Manager, Board Relations is an individual contributor role and will be accountable for providing high-quality execution of CSIM Fund Board and Senior Level Committee Processes. This position requires direct interaction with C-suite professionals, including CSIM’s CEO, Schwab’s Senior Leaders, the Fund Board Trustees/Directors, CSIM senior leaders and their administrative staffs.  Additionally, this role will work across the organization with various subject matter experts.  The Senior Manager will report to the Vice President, Board and Intermediary Oversight and be located in Lone Tree, Colorado.  This position will own the Board Relations workflow and processes to support board and senior level committee event planning, logistics, materials development, materials distribution, and archiving. This position will work with the Vice President and other team members to own board relationship management, agenda setting, communications and process improvements. This position may also support the Vice President in other ad hoc management activities. 

Personal Qualities: 

  • Nuanced people handling skills.  Ability to anticipate and be responsive to C-suite level needs.  Experience in delivering a high-touch, high quality experience.  Able to develop strong relationships with internal and external parties
  • Exceptional business and situational judgement.  Able to deftly and independently resolve most situations, yet acutely aware of when it may be appropriate to escalate.
  • Poised, professional and balanced demeanor, appropriate to direct C-suite interactions
  • Thrives in a high-pressure, fast paced work environment
  • Highly accountable and responsible demonstrating ownership of the team and its processes
  • Proactive in identifying, raising attention to and resolving issues before they become problems.
  • Process oriented.  Passion for creating structure and process when faced with ambiguity. 

Key Skill-sets: 

  • Highly organized and can deliver a high throughput of task execution
  • Strong multi-tasker, with ability to effectively prioritize competing demands
  • Ability to establish and execute high-quality, consistent processes that a large number of professionals can rely on
  • Very high attention to detail
  • Ability to add value being in the center of multiple work-flows and sync up threads of interrelated information to increase efficiency and problem resolution.
  • Strong and clear verbal and written communicator
  • A keen eye for visual presentation of all forms of written communication.  Exceptional attention to detail in tone, visual formatting and grammar of communications. 
  • Advanced mastery of Microsoft Office, Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
  • Creativity, flair and exceptional taste in event planning.  Experience in developing menus and managing catering a plus.

What you’ll do:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Experience with complex projects or work-streams required; experience with board process preferred
  • At least 10 years of business experience preferred, ideally in financial services industry
  • At least 3 years of experience working in C-suite environment
  • Experience in planning and executing senior executive meeting logistics preferred
  • Experience in the asset management industry a plus
  • Experience working with legal professionals a plus
  • Project management and/ or process improvement experience a plus
  • Available to travel, work early mornings and overtime on board meeting dates when needed

This is a summary only and duties and responsibilities may be changed from time to time, or over time

What you have:

  • Attention to detail, and the ability to multi-task and work efficiently independently and in groups to meet tight deadlines with little supervision
  • Strong leadership skills that can manage a high-functioning team to deliver results and grow engagement; skilled at operating at both the strategic and tactical levels
  • Solid understanding of the investment management industry and major trends around products, managers and distributors (Index Investment Management experience strongly preferred)
  • Superior relationship-building skills, project management talent and the ability to influence and build consensus across all levels of the organization
  • A desire to work with internal partners to develop win-win solutions that meet the needs of CSIM and our channel partners
  • Confidence to work with senior leadership inside CSIM and across channel(s)
  • A strong understanding of Schwab’s businesses and go-forward strategy
  • High attention to detail
  • A deep passion to challenge conventions to make a difference for our clients
  • Ability to learn quickly and thrive in a complex, dynamic environment, with sound judgment, planning and organization skills
  • Strong data analysis and problem solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • 5+ years related experience, ideally in financial services strategy or product development/ management roles
  • Bachelor’s degree required. MBA preferred.
  • Licensure: Series 7 a plus

 What you’ll get:

  • Comprehensive Compensation and Benefits package.
  • Financial Health: 401k Match, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, Employee Discounts, Personalized advice, Brokerage discounts.
  • Work/Life Balance: Paid Parental Leave, New Mothers returning to work Program, Tuition Reimbursement Programs, Time off to volunteer, Employee Matching Gifts Program.
  • Everyday Wellness: Health and Lifestyle Wellness Rewards, Onsite Fitness Classes, Healthy Food Choices, Wellness Champions.
  • Inclusion: Employee Resource Groups, Commitment to diversity, Strategic partnerships.
  • Not just a job, but a career, with an opportunity to do the best work of your life.

Learn more about Life@Schwab

Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversifying its workforce. It is Schwab’s policy to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, legally protected medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, military status, citizenship status or any other status that is protected by law. Schwab also does not discriminate against applicants or employees because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.  At Schwab, we believe that every employee, through their diverse abilities and experiences, can contribute to our growth, innovation and client loyalty. We embrace diversity and are committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees and applicants. If you have a disability, and require reasonable accommodations in the application process, call Human Resources at 800-725-3535. We will be happy to assist you. Schwab will only share your accommodation request with those individuals who have a specific need to know. The request for an accommodation will not affect Schwab’s hiring decisions. All other submissions should be performed online.

Job Specifications

Relocation Offered?:No
Work Schedule:Days
Languages:English – spoken
Current Licenses / Certifications:None
Relevant Work Experience:Financial Services-6+ yrs, Investment Management – 6+ yrs
Position Located In:CO – Lone Tree
Education:BA/BS
Job Type:Full Time

Category:Investment Management & Research 

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Job Level:  3-7 years of experience
Team:  Endowments & Foundations

Location:  Boston, MA or Chicago, IL

Job Summary:

Investment Analyst position working closely with our Endowments & Foundations consulting staff, assisting in investment manager search, asset allocation studies, performance monitoring, preparation of client reports, special projects, and conducting due diligence research on investment management firms. 

Job Qualifications:

A minimum of three to seven years of investment related experience is required.  Highly developed computer skills, proficiency in spreadsheets and graphics required.  Must be a self-starter with strong organizational skills, problem solving skills and attention to detail.  Ability to work independently in a fast-paced, multiple-task environment is important.  Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, are imperative.  NEPC is a strong advocate of promotion from within, so excellent potential exists for professional growth.  College degree required.  Advanced degree and/or the CAIA® designation, CFA® designation (or progress toward these credentials) is a plus.  Competitive salary and full benefits including profit sharing and 401(k) plans. 

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 Company Background:

NEPC, LLC is an employee-owned, full service investment consulting firm based in Boston, Massachusetts.  NEPC was founded in 1986 and now has approximately 300 employees and over 350 clients.  We provide a variety of consulting services such as asset allocation, performance measurement, policy formulation, and manager search.  Our clients include defined benefit, defined contribution, endowments, foundations, trusts, public, corporate, Taft-Hartley, health & welfare, high-net worth, insurance and private plans.  NEPC’s mission is to help our clients build successful investment programs, using diverse and proven strategies to enhance returns while minimizing risk.  We’re a fun (but demanding) company with excellent working conditions and a very supportive team-oriented environment.             

NEPC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

Thornburg Investment Management is a privately owned global investment firm offering a range of solutions for investors around the world. Founded in 1982 and headquartered in Santa Fe, NM, we manage U.S. mutual funds, separate accounts for high-net-worth investors and institutional accounts, and UCITS funds for non-U.S. investors.

At Thornburg, it’s more than what we do; it’s how we do it. A flexible perspective built on collaboration and cross-pollination of ideas, an unconventional approach to portfolio construction, and a reputation of integrity are important aspects of how we do business. Far from the groupthink of Wall Street, Thornburg is positioned to offer a different point of view and a broader frame of reference in our global search for relative value opportunities.

PRIMARY JOB FUNCTION:

The primary responsibilities of the Regional Associate are to support the team’s business-related activities in sourcing new business and fostering relationships with institutional prospects, with a primary focus on corporate and public plan pension sponsors, as well as endowments/foundations and health care plans.  The Regional Associate will develop and maintain relationships with institutional consultants and service Thornburg’s existing client base within a specified region in the US. The Institutional Regional Associate will also facilitate market intelligence projects in support of sales team activities and, as appropriate, help coordinate the group’s cross-territory activities along with the internal communications related to those activities. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Manage the sales process to grow institutional AUM:

  • Support the identification and cultivation of new business prospects, helping to initiate and develop new business opportunities
  • Assist in leading new business meetings and associated strategy development/preparation, and helping to close sales
  • Plan on-site new business-related meetings.  When appropriate, the institutional Regional Associate may be asked to play an active participant role in the meetings through facilitation activities with internal stakeholders. 
  • Act as secondary contact for Thornburg’s larger consultant and client relationships in support of the Regional Director and Managing Director.
  • Continual servicing/enhancement of existing consultant and client relationships
  • Develop strong relationships with internal partners (investments, compliance, operations, and marketing) to facilitate best in class service and issue resolution.
  • Utilize FactSet, Advent/APX, and Bloomberg to extract portfolio, security level, and market data to prepare analysis of portfolio performance and characteristics for internal and external use, including attribution analysis, “cheat sheets” and other ad hoc reports as needed
  • Assist with majority of the scheduling for the Regional Director and Managing Director.
  • Screen for new institutional sales opportunities/mandates via various subscription services
  • When appropriate, meet face-to-face with existing and prospective clients to discuss investment strategies. Act as a liaison between the investment team and the institutional consultant and plan sponsor channels.
  • Represent Thornburg’s institutional group at conferences and various client events.

 MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND FORMAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
  • A solid understanding of financial markets and/or strong interest and aptitude
  • Ability to work and interface with clients on time sensitive request
  • FINRA Series 7 & 63/66 preferred; will need to obtain if not currently licensed
  • Bachelor’s Degree required; Business or Finance Degree preferred
  • Progress toward CFA designation a plus
  • Previous experience in financial services a strong plus

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:

Presence and aptitude required to effectively interact with sophisticated institutional investors:

  • Ability to identify internal and external client needs/expectations and propose solutions, leveraging strong active listening and related skill sets
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to new internal/external client information and situations
  • Sound judgment, problem solving and organizational skills
  • Highly effective communication (verbal and written), collaboration and influencing skills
  • Driven to achieve firm and client priorities, with motivation, enthusiasm, perseverance and resilience as hallmark personal traits
  • Capacity to effectively manage and deliver on multiple tasks/projects
  • Strong interpersonal skills that enable effective initial rapport-building with internal and external clients
  • Ability to establish genuine, collaborative long-term relationships with internal and external clients
  • Demonstrates high ethical standards in all interactions
  • Evident investment market acumen and interest
  • High level of accountability and drive

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to work at a computer for an extended period of time.
  • Ability to travel; up to 25% of the time.

Santa Fe is the capital of New Mexico. Founded in 1610 and nicknamed “The City Different,” Santa Fe captures hearts and minds with its museums, restaurants, theater, opera, and adobe-style architecture. With an average of over 300 sunny days per year and picturesque landscape, it’s no wonder that outdoor activities such as skiing and hiking in “The Land of Enchantment” attract visitors from around the world.

Thornburg believes that diversity and inclusivity are vital to positive long-term success for our strategies and the firm’s broader business outcomes. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applications receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status. The firm provides annual progress reports to the investment management team, shareholders, and executive management to highlight multiple diversity and inclusivity metrics and continually work to bring awareness to the importance of this issue.

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Tennison Group has been retained by a national recognized investment consulting firm to hire a Vice President, Consultant for their growing Consulting team.  Our Client partners as a fiduciary with foundation, endowment and non-profit organizations to develop, implement and monitor customized investment portfolios.  The Firm advises on $1.5 billion in assets across health care, education, faith, human services and cultural sectors.

Our Client is a privately-held, independent Registered Investment Adviser, nationally recognized with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  The Firm is based in Denver, Colorado; its clientele is located around the country.

The Vice President, Consultant is a critical part of the Firm’s Consulting Group by having the ultimate responsibility in carrying out the Firm’s client service model.  These responsibilities are varied and include:

  • Serving as primary relationship manager for 10-15 client relationships.
  • Guide clients through the clarification of investment objectives and development of investment policies.
  • Work with the Firm’s Investment Committee to develop appropriate investment portfolios for clients.
  • Regularly meet with clients to review economic data and performance reports while addressing client concerns and educational needs.
  • Interface with the Firm’s Client Service Team to ensure client operational needs are efficiently and effectively met.
  • Collaborate with the other consultants to cultivate new client relationships.
  • Represent the Firm in the broader community through client events, networking, and civic engagement.

This position requires a candidate with an entrepreneurial spirit who excels in a highly collaborative and innovative boutique work environment.  Candidates with a demonstrated interest in continued personal and professional growth would best fit the Firm’s culture.  Other qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or related business field, MBA or Masters in Finance preferred.
  • Industry designation: CFA or in the CFA program, CFP, CIMA, CAIA, AIF, etc.
  • 5+ years of direct experience in investment matters such as portfolio development, asset allocation theory, and understanding of capital markets.
  • 3+ years of experience in business development skills including relationship cultivation, proposal presentation and closing new business.
  • Non-profit activity such as board or committee governance, programmatic volunteership, and/or work experience.
  • Currently have a FINRA Series 65 license or equivalent.

Our Client offers a competitive compensation and benefit package.  Benefits include medical, dental and vision benefits, as well as 401k match.  Our Client is committed to health work-life balance and allows for significant personal time.  This position includes potential advancement within the Firm.

Please contact Jeff Beilstein, Tennison Group, at jbeilstein@tennisongrp.com for consideration.

The Group

The Investment Management group is a global team guided by Morningstar’s investment principles focused on delivering great long-term investment results to help end-investors reach their financial goals. Morningstar® Managed PortfoliosSM, our complete wealth management platform, offers a broad lineup of strategies built with stocks, mutual funds, and ETFs to help meet an investor’s needs at each stage of their lifetime.

We use our expertise in asset allocation, investment selection and portfolio construction to create valuation-driven investment strategies leveraging the full resources of Morningstar. The group specializes in multi-asset investing, using building blocks in equities, fixed income and alternative investments to construct robust portfolios. Through Morningstar Managed Portfolios, we serve financial advisers and institutions, and the investors that they serve.

Role

This role, reporting to the Global Head of Product Management, leads investment product management for our separately managed account (“SMA”) strategies including equity and fixed income security-based model portfolios. As product manager, you will lead the development of new product launches and enhancements/features, and work with Investments, Operations, Technology, Compliance, Marketing, Sales, and Account Management to execute the strategy. The ideal candidate will understand the market demand and requirements, the competitive landscape and revenue impact/opportunities, serve as a subject matter expert on our direct security strategies both internally and externally, and will continuously find ways to enhance the products by working cross-functionally with the various stakeholders and support teams.

Responsibilities:

  • Own the development, life cycle management including enhancements, extension and rationalization of our direct security SMA product lines
  • Develop committee proposals for new investment products as well as for enhancements, extension and rationalization of existing products
  • Lead investment product development and cross-functional launch efforts by following our product launch playbook
  • Develop investment product positioning content as well as working with internal parties to ensure representation of the SMA strategies is accurate and compelling.
  • Answer product inquiries, assist in crafting and creating investment product messaging and positioning using deep analytical and competitive intelligence
  • Identify resources and collect information to research and analyze all aspects of competitor products, peer performance and competitive industry landscape, and then use that intelligence to support messaging.
  • Proactively identify product innovation and existing product positioning opportunities based on industry trends, current market environment and competitive advantages to meet customer needs
  • Perform analysis on key performance indicators (KPIs) and measurements of product success (product revenue, product profitability, customer satisfaction, quality, cost implications, forecasts, etc.) to inform product design

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 7-10 years investment product development/management experience with deep understanding of all aspects of product development, positioning and implementation within a financial services environment.
  • A solid understanding of equity and fixed income terms and concepts.
  • Knowledge of retail separate accounts and fixed income SMAs preferred
  • Demonstrated proficiency in interpreting and applying market and analytical research required
  • Highly effective communicator with excellent writing, presentation and interpersonal skills. Ability to articulate complex investment topics
  • Knowledge of advisor channels, primarily independent RIAs and Broker/Dealers; experience working with the financial advisor community and/or managed account platforms a plus
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills including demonstrated experience with research, data gathering and ability to think strategically
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills, with a proven ability to collaborate with diverse, multi-functional teams.
  • Bachelor’s degree required; MBA preferred, CFA designation a plus
  • Full-time position based in Chicago, IL; minimal travel including international locations is possible

Please click here to apply and include a cover letter with your resume and application.

Morningstar is an equal opportunity provider.

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The Group

The Investment Management group is a global team guided by Morningstar’s investment principles focused on delivering great long-term investment results to help end-investors reach their financial goals. Morningstar® Managed PortfoliosSM, our complete wealth management platform, offers a broad lineup of strategies built with stocks, mutual funds, and ETFs to help meet an investor’s needs at each stage of their lifetime.

We use our expertise in asset allocation, investment selection and portfolio construction to create valuation-driven investment strategies leveraging the full resources of Morningstar. The group specializes in multi-asset investing, using building blocks in equities, fixed income and alternative investments to construct robust portfolios. Through Morningstar Managed Portfolios, we serve financial advisers and institutions, and the investors that they serve.

Role

This role, reporting to the Global Head of Product Management, leads investment product management for our multi-asset managed portfolio strategies including risk-based and outcome-based strategies. As product manager, you will lead the development of new product enhancements/features, and work with Investments, Operations, Technology, Compliance, Marketing, Sales, and Account Management to execute the strategy. The ideal candidate will understand the market demand and requirements, the competitive landscape and revenue impact/opportunities, serve as a subject matter expert on our multi-asset strategies both internally and externally, and will continuously find ways to enhance the products by working cross-functionally with the various stakeholders and support teams.

Responsibilities:

  • Own the development, lifecycle management including enhancements, extension and rationalization of our multi-asset managed portfolio product lines
  • Develop committee proposals for new investment products as well as for enhancements, extension and rationalization of existing products
  • Lead investment product development and cross-functional launch efforts by following our product launch playbook
  • Develop investment product positioning content as well as working with internal parties to ensure representation of the multi-asset managed portfolio strategies is accurate and compelling.
  • Answer product inquiries, assist in crafting and creating investment product messaging and positioning using deep analytical and competitive intelligence
  • Identify resources and collect information to research and analyze all aspects of competitor products, peer performance and competitive industry landscape, and then use that intelligence to support messaging.
  • Proactively identify product innovation and existing product positioning opportunities based on industry trends, current market environment and competitive advantages to meet customer needs
  • Perform analysis on key performance indicators (KPIs) and measurements of product success (product revenue, product profitability, customer satisfaction, quality, cost implications, forecasts, etc.) to inform product design

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 7-10 years investment product development/management experience with deep understanding of all aspects of product development, positioning and implementation within a financial services environment.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in interpreting and applying market and analytical research required
  • Highly effective communicator with excellent writing, presentation and interpersonal skills. Ability to articulate complex investment topics
  • Knowledge of advisor channels, primarily independent RIAs and Broker/Dealers; experience working with the financial advisor community and/or managed account platforms a plus
  • Proven track record of leading large, cross-functional projects or initiatives
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills including demonstrated experience with research, data gathering and ability to think strategically
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills, with a proven ability to collaborate with diverse, multi-functional teams.
  • Bachelor’s degree required; MBA preferred, CFA designation a plus
  • Full-time position based in Chicago, IL; minimal travel including international locations is possible
Please click here to apply and include a cover letter with your resume and application.

Morningstar is an equal opportunity provider.

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 The Group

The Investment Management group is a global team guided by Morningstar’s investment principles focused on delivering great long-term investment results to help end-investors reach their financial goals. Morningstar® Managed PortfoliosSM, our complete wealth management platform, offers a broad lineup of strategies built with stocks, mutual funds, and ETFs to help meet an investor’s needs at each stage of their lifetime.

We use our expertise in asset allocation, investment selection and portfolio construction to create valuation-driven investment strategies leveraging the full resources of Morningstar. The group specializes in multi-asset investing, using building blocks in equities, fixed income and alternative investments to construct robust portfolios. Through Morningstar Managed Portfolios, we serve financial advisers and institutions, and the investors that they serve.

Role

In this role, you will work closely with the Investment Product Managers to support our existing suite of investment strategies and the services through which they are delivered, new product development and product sun-setting. You will provide in-depth analysis of current and prospective investment product offerings, competitive landscape and investor profiles as well as support new product development and research. Your output will not only reinforce our value proposition with our clients and prospects, but it will also provide our product management, sales, and marketing teams with information to foster growth in our business. The position is based in our Chicago office.

To successfully fulfill the role, the investment management product analyst role will provide substantial support for various governance committees and boards as well as conduct a lot of researching through sources such as public websites, industry databases, ADVs, and client contracts. The analyst will also be writing product positioning statements and RFP responses. Continual curiosity, desire to always find better, more efficient ways to do something, attention to detail, keeping to tight deadlines, and ability to work well under pressure are great qualities to have for this role.

Responsibilities:

  • Support Investment Product Managers in gathering and analyzing data, creating, populating and maintaining ongoing competitor and industry intelligence data related to our investment strategies, consisting of multi-asset managed portfolios, equity model portfolios delivered via separately managed accounts, and multi-manager mutual funds.
  • Updating team members with information on product positioning, performance attribution, market data, benchmark analysis and industry news.
  • Build and maintain an intimate level of knowledge on institutional and retail investment vehicles, providing regular feedback on competitive intelligence and product development opportunities.
  • Conduct ongoing research and analyze competitor information in support of product positioning, market developments, portfolio performance.
  • Proactively identify product marketing opportunities based on industry trends, current market environment and competitive advantages.
  • Support Fund Board responsibilities and other committee duties related to product management.
  • Update and maintain accurate records of current product offerings and attributes.
  • Collaborate with Marketing and other appropriate functional groups to create and maintain strong, consistent client materials.
  • Help facilitate and execute on key product initiatives across business functions, including but not limited to, new product launches, sales campaigns.
  • Support the learning & development for sales training initiatives.
  • Update / Monitor internal sources to ensure accuracy of product related information.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 2 years of work experience in mutual fund or ETF products at an asset management firm including investment product development/management experience.

  • A solid understanding of asset allocation, investing and performance analytics concepts, familiarity of mutual funds, ETFs and separately managed accounts required.
  • Strong attention to detail, effective writing, presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and resourcefully as well as collaborate with diverse, multi-functional teams.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.

Morningstar is an equal opportunity provider.

Please click here to apply and include a cover letter with your resume and application.

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BMO Global Asset Management (GAM) is a global investment manager with 20+ offices in 14 countries and $260B in assets under management.  BMO GAM offers complete investment advisory solutions and multidisciplinary asset management strategies to institutional investors, consultants, wealth advisors and their clients.  The Client Support Manager will provide support to BMO GAM’s institutional clients on the Relationship Management Team.  This individual will be responsible for implementing best practices and standards for client reporting, cash flow management, client lifecycle events, and BMO’s client relationship management system (Salesforce) and reporting tool (Vermilion).

Client Reporting (40%)

  • Oversee institutional client reporting and ensure data integrity
  • Resolve data issues for client reporting
  • Collaborating with key stakeholders to identify opportunities for process improvements and automation
  • Create, update, and maintain templates for client reporting
  • Work with vendor relationships and application support for reporting systems
  • Documentation of business requirements for reporting
  • Send monthly and quarterly deliverables to clients
  • Track and monitor client reporting deliverables 

Client Relationship Management System (Salesforce) (20%):

  • Lead and execute projects for BMO Global Asset Management’s Client Relationship Management System (Salesforce)
  • Work with other stakeholders across the organization to make improvements to the system
  • Implement standards and best practices across the relationship management teams
  • Provide trainings to the team as necessary 

Client Implementation (20%)

  • Cultivate a service environment targeted towards enhancing the client experience
  • In coordination with the implementation analyst, spearhead new account opening process, account adjustments, and closings:  coordinate with compliance, legal, accounting and operations to fund new accounts and set up guidelines and IMAs. 
  • Monitor and escalate on-boarding issues to ensure a high quality response to clients
  • Verify that all documentation received from the client comply with regulatory and compliance standards, as well as firm-wide AML guidelines
  • Oversight for cash flow management for clients

Team Initiatives, Management Reporting and Tracking (20%)

  • Lead and partake in global and regional projects relating to institutional client service
  • Conduct analysis on key sales and client service metrics
  • Drive and effectively communicate key messages and insights from various analyses to all managerial levels
  • Provide guidance to support team on business requirements

Knowledge and Skills 

  • Degree in Business Administration or Finance required; MBA or other post graduate degree is preferred
  • 7+ years of experience in the investment management industry working in a client support function
  • Familiarity with Salesforce, Seismic, and Vermilion
  • Strong analytical skills coupled with an ability to interpret and communicate findings
  • Strong experience in project management, strategic thinking and problem solving
  • Well organized; able to prioritize and to reassess workload in order to meet changing demands
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Advanced Excel and PowerPoint skills required 

We’re here to help

At BMO Harris Bank we have a shared purpose; we put the customer at the center of everything we do – helping people is in our DNA. For 200 years we have thought about the future—the future of our customers, our communities and our people. We help our customers and our communities by working together, innovating and pushing boundaries to bring them our very best every day. Together we’re changing the way people think about a bank.

As a member of the BMO Harris Bank team you are valued, respected and heard, and you have more ways to grow and make an impact. We strive to help you make an impact from day one – for yourself and our customers. We’ll support you with the tools and resources you need to reach new milestones, as you help our customers reach theirs. From in-depth training and coaching, to manager support and network-building opportunities, we’ll help you gain valuable experience, and broaden your skillset.

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