Director of Research

Las Vegas, Nevada
Attractive, competitive salary - commensurate with experience and education.
01 Feb 2023
03 Mar 2023
CFA Charterholder
Employment Type
Full Time

Director of Research

Direct Supervisor: CEO/CIO


The Investment Counsel Company (ICC) is one of Nevada’s first independent investment management consulting firm and a recognized leader in the industry. Since 1987, ICC has been committed to providing affluent families, corporations, retirement plan sponsors, and eleemosynary institutions with independent investment guidance, perspective, and judgment. We’ve built our Firm on long-term relationships, enduring values, and established a reputation for integrity, innovation, and vision by staying focused on what matters most, our clients. ICC currently manages over $1.5 billion on a fee-only basis, assisting clients with structuring and implementing investment plans tailored to help them achieve their investment goals. For numerous years the firm has been recognized by Barron’s as the #1 financial advisor in Nevada and one of the Top 1,200 financial advisors in the nation. The Wall Street Journal and Barron’s have named CEO, Randy Garcia, as one of the Top 100 Independent Financial Advisor in the nation in 2019, 2020 and 2021.


The Director of Research provides comprehensive support for all aspects of the investment process, including the analysis, calculations and judgment necessary to develop comprehensive investment strategies for current and prospective clients.  This person works closely with the Chief Investment Officer to research, data and new opportunities. The person must have the experience to support excellence in asset management, risk mitigation, and continuously evaluate changing market conditions and develop strategies identified as beneficial to client portfolios. Extensive research of investment opportunities, market performance, and analysis of exclusive research resources is critical to providing such support.


  • Provide analytical and experiential expertise for investment decisions
  • Conduct investment analysis, portfolio construction and money manager due diligence using a variety of analytical tools and judgment
  • Responsible for supporting the CEO and Investment Consultants in client and prospective client meetings through both the creation of investment related materials as well as directly participating and presenting
  • Oversight of all Research Team software, databases, and investment related knowledge disseminated throughout the organization
  • Management and maintenance of Research Team processes and procedures
  • Create exclusive communications to clients regarding economic conditions, market outlook or current industry related information/events.
  • Leadership of other analysts on the Research Team
  • Lead collaboration efforts between the CEO, CIO, Trading and other teams for all functions related to investment decisions, portfolio construction, rebalancing, tax loss harvesting.  


  • CFA mandatory
  • CIMA, CFP and/or MBA (in finance or economics) preferred
  • Must relocate to Las Vegas. This is not a remote work position.
  • Enjoys working directly with clients and others. Ability to effectively and concisely interact with clients and employees of all investment sophistication levels, particularly with successfully explaining complex investment principles and terms
  • Advanced Microsoft Office proficiency, particularly Excel and PowerPoint
  • Lifelong learner with a passion for personal development and improvement, and desire to remain at the forefront of industry best practices, trends and legalities
  • Five or more years of experience in financial market and investment research as well as using research resources to recognize changing market conditions
  • Impeccable ability to maintain confidentiality and serve clients with the highest integrity and professionalism as well as maintain a strong commitment to provide excellent client service.
  • Superior verbal communication skills and advanced writing and grammatical proficiency
  • Constant monitoring of industry sources that ICC’s clients tend to peruse, such as Wall Street Journal, BARRON’S, CNBC
  • US citizenship or permanent resident status


  • Attractive, competitive salary - commensurate with experience and education.
  • ICC also offers a comprehensive benefits package including fully paid medical/dental, 401(k) with company matching and vacation pay. ICC places a strong emphasis on continuing education and financially supports employee advancement in professional programs. 

Las Vegas features: Las Vegans enjoy a temperate climate with an average of 310 sunny days per year and about 4” of rainfall annually. Nevada has one of the lowest tax burdens in the United States owing to an absence of personal income tax as well as low property taxes. Ideally located within a few hours’ drive of Las Vegas are thirteen of the most uniquely beautiful national parks in the United States as well as the Lake Mead National Recreation area. Las Vegas is a prime home base for outdoor enthusiasts with premier opportunities for hiking and biking.  It also features some of the country’s best entertainment, an NHL Hockey team, NFL Football team and many famous restaurants.

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