Investment Research Analyst

Socium Advisors - Northwestern Mutual
Saint Louis, Missouri
Competitive salary + semi-annual bonuses + benefits
31 Mar 2021
30 Apr 2021
Job Function
Wealth Management
Employment Type
Full Time


At Socium Advisors, we build a true partnership with our clients. Through outcome-based planning and focus on the long-term goals of our clients, we carve a path together and hold one another accountable along the way.  Socium Advisors operates within the Northwestern Mutual framework uniquely offering the advantages of both a larger established company and smaller entrepreneurial firm. 

Job Description

We are looking for a thought leader to work closely with Socium's Portfolio Management team, Wealth Management Advisors and our Client Service Teams. As a rapidly growing firm, this role is newly created to oversee and manage research and investment policy.  The opportunity to shape the role is available for the right candidate with the experience to further strengthen our Portfolio Management team.

Investment Research

  • Keep apprised of relevant investment offerings within and outside the firm
  • Maintain relationships with outside investment firm representatives
  • Prepare detailed research and due diligence on mutual fund, bond and equity investments
  • Provide analysis on current and potential investments
  • Prepare insight on current client portfolios and analysis on prospective client holdings
  • Oversee diagnostics on U.S. Large cap stock portfolio
  • Curate investment philosophy for the firm
  • Contribute to weekly internal market updates
  • Deliver client-facing market updates when appropriate
  • Provide synopsis of Investment Committee meetings and maintain ongoing agenda
  • Articulate investment strategy to team, partner advisors and clients when necessary
  • Ensure all recommendations and portfolios are within compliance standard
  • Support trading activities within client accounts
  • Provide training and oversight to other portfolio team members

Desired Skills and Experience

BA or BS degree from a four-year institution

Securities licensing: Series 7 (obtain within 60 days of start date) and Series 6 or 63 (obtain within 90 days of start date)

Obtained or on track towards the CFP, CFA, CPA, CPWA or equivalent financial services designation

Insurance licensing: Missouri Life & Health licensed (obtain within 60 day of start date)

Ability to work with limited guidance and demonstrate problem solving capabilities

High attention to detail and strong organizational skills

Excellent analytical skills with ability to articulate the story within the numbers

Ability to work under pressure in a dynamic and professional business setting

Excellent interpersonal skills in a team-oriented environment

Intermediate experience with handling and archiving of sensitive electronic documents, experience with Microsoft Office, preferred emphasis in Excel and ability to learn new applications and software

This is a full time position with substantial opportunity for personal and professional growth. Competitive benefits package includes health insurance, disability insurance, paid vacation and retirement savings plan. 

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