Investment Associate III (Equity Analysis)

Boston, MA
Full-time

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Investment Research

  • Investigate merits of securities (equities, mutual funds, ETFs) for inclusion in client portfolios
  • Report and defend investment recommendations to the Investment Team
  • Prepare options trades and other asset protection strategies for clients, communicate orders to executing brokers, and monitor prices during holding periods
  • Participate actively in Investment Team meetings

Marketing Support and Client Meetings

  • Write articles for Investment Perspectives and possibly other publications
  • Update investment marketing and presentation material for internal and external use
  • Participate in periodic meetings with clients, including multi-client seminars and one-on-one meetings alongside a relationship manager

Regulatory and Audit Compliance

  • Participate in reviews of client accounts to ensure compliance with objectives and models
  • Meet with internal auditors and provide required documentation; propose and implement revised or new policies and procedures as agreed between Investment Team and auditors

Securities Trading Oversight and Backup

  • Supervise trades executed by junior members of the Investment Team to ensure good prices
  • Execute purchase and sale of equity or fixed income orders, and coordinate with Operations to ensure settlement, when traders are unavailable

Training and Support

  • Train junior members of the Investment Team in trading, reporting, model maintenance, etc.

PROBLEM SOLVING & DECISION MAKING:

  • Polished interpersonal skills and CFA-level investment knowledge to interact with clients, relationship managers, other investment team members, and third parties.
  • Provides major support to inform investment decisions and to enable the team to execute client transactions.
  • Excellent problem solving and decision-making skills, most frequently without close daily supervision.

REQUIREMENTS:

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree is required
  • CFA is highly preferred
  • CFP or MBA is advantageous but not necessary.
  • At least 5 years of experience in equity research, trading, or portfolio management is highly preferred.

Skills/Knowledge:

  • Well-organized
  • Self-starter
  • Capable of prioritizing tasks and following tasks through to completion without much oversight.
  • Understanding of advanced investment concepts and business writing is essential.
  • Knowledge of Investor’s View and AddVantage trading systems, Bloomberg, Morningstar, and/or FactSet is beneficial; good working knowledge of Microsoft Office is required.

Working Conditions:

  • Normal office-based hours and conditions, usually slightly earlier than other departments (i.e. typically 8:00 start).
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