Senior Investment Manager Analyst

Employer
William Blair & Company, L.L.C
Location
Chicago, USA
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Sep 19, 2017
Closes
Oct 21, 2017
Job Function
Wealth Management
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
Company Description:
William Blair is a global investment banking and asset management firm. We are committed to building enduring relationships with our clients and providing expertise and solutions to meet their evolving needs. An independent and employee-owned firm, William Blair is based in Chicago, with offices in 18 cities across four continents. For more information, please visit williamblair.com .

Job Summary & Responsibilities:
  • Develop and maintain research relationships with investment managers, industry contacts, and research vendors. Participate in industry-related conferences and events.
  • Generate research and collaborate with team to disseminate relevant manager performance information, market commentary, and portfolio activity to advisors on a regular basis. Provide insight into research needs to effectively meet client needs and remain competitive with market trends
  • Participating in client and prospect meetings to articulate the investment process and value proposition and facilitate discussions on investment consulting (IPS, strategy, etc), asset allocation, investment managers, and other pertinent topics.
  • Participate in other projects as requested by management and other team members.


Qualifications:
  • Thorough understanding of financial products and securities industry, especially Alternative Investments
  • 7+ years direct experience evaluating investment management organizations
  • Proficient in MS Office and performance analytics software
  • CAIA, CFA or equivalent experience preferred
  • Bachelor's degree, emphasis in Finance or Accounting preferred
  • Series 7 and 65 licenses required
  • Comprehensive understanding of investment products, portfolio construction, securities operations, and the servicing requirements of specific clients
  • Strong analytical and presentations skills
  • Delivers clear, effective communication and takes responsibility for understanding others
  • Detail oriented to ensure that high standards are met or exceeded
  • Detail oriented to ensure that high standards are met or exceeded
  • Proficient in Morningstar Direct, FActSet, fi360


As a William Blair associate, you'll enjoy Medical, Dental, Life and AD&D Insurance, along with a generous profit sharing program that includes a 401K plan in addition to a firm contribution. We also offer three weeks of vacation, flexible spending accounts, a business casual dress code, a 75% discounted commissions on trades, and discounts at restaurants, museums, parks and retailers.
William Blair is an equal opportunity employer. It complies with all laws and regulations that prohibit discrimination in employment practice because of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, marital status, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, unfavorable discharge from the military service or on the basis of a physical or mental disability that is unrelated to the employee's ability to perform the duties of the job applied for.
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