Portfolio Operations and Trading Analyst

$75,000 to start plus full company-sponsored benefits

Downers Grove Area

Position Type:
Full-time | Direct-hire

Job Description:

Portfolio Operations and Trading Analyst
$75,000 to start plus full company-sponsored benefits
Downers Grove, IL

As a Portfolio Operations and Trading Analyst, you will administer portfolios and provide high-level trading and operational support.

Your job duties and responsibilities will include:

- Monitoring accounts for cash flow, drift and proper asset allocation / location
- Proposing and executing primarily mutual fund and ETF trades across a variety of account types and custodial services
- Making recommendations on security classifications
- Helping maintain investment management and operational systems
- Compiling and maintaining middle and back office portfolio management and operational data
- Extracting and manipulating data via Microsoft Excel
- Reviewing specific portfolio performance situations an identifying issues
- Preparing and producing routine and ad hoc portfolio compliance reports
- Interfacing with Wealth Advisors, Financial Planners and Client Service Specialists
- Performing additional duties as necessary

An ideal candidate profile will include the following experience:

- At least three years of trading support and/or operational experience in an investment management or financial planning firm
- A Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or a related field

In addition to the following qualifications:

- An interest in obtaining or progressing towards obtaining either a CFP or CFA designation
- Knowledge of various security types and strategies
- An understanding of TWR and IRR performance calculations at the individual security, asset class, and total portfolio levels
- A working knowledge of reconciliation and portfolio operations fundamentals
- Advanced written and verbal communication skills
- Analytical and problem-solving skills
- Accuracy and attention-to-detail in your work
- Organizational and follow-up skills
- A positive attitude and team player's mentality
- Time-management and prioritization skills
- Intermediate to advanced proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel
- The desire to work in a smaller company with an entrepreneurial environment

PLUSES... That may enable you to stand out as a candidate for this job include:

+++ An advanced degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or a related field

+++ Experience with rebalancing and/or OMS Software

+++ Experience using Customer Relationship Management [CRM] systems / software

Our client is an independent financial advisory and wealth management firm.

Please submit your resume by using the Apply Now feature.

All resumes submitted will be reviewed based on the candidate profile listed above.

Candidates with the most relevant background will be selected first and asked to participate in a screening.

Initial screenings can be done in-person during office hours, before or after hours, by Skype or by phone if needed.

JG ID #19-1020 - Downers Grove, IL 60515

Relevant Skills, Experience, Industries:
Customer Service Skills Finance-Financial Services Customer Service Skills, Financial, Banking, Insurance, Real Estate, Investment, Related Services

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