Research Associate and Trader

Norfolk, Virginia
Starting Salary $45-50K, but negotiable depending on experience.
Sep 12, 2017
Oct 12, 2017
Trading Department
Passed CFA Level I
Employment Type
Full Time

Title: Research Associate & Trader

Location: 150 W Main St #1700 Norfolk, VA 23510

Job Description:

The individual will be responsible for a variety of research, trading, and portfolio management activities. The individual will need to be a high-energy, highly-efficient professional with the ability to perform at times under pressure. The associate will be part of small team with a high level of responsibility in contributing to the future growth of the firm.  2017 grads and CFA candidates are preferred.


  • Support the firm’s Director of Research across various initiatives as directed
  • Prepare marketing and reporting materials for prospective and existing clients
  • Regularly review client accounts to ensure alignment with client objectives and goals
  • Support equity and fixed income trading efforts
  • Conduct investment and research analysis across asset classes for portfolio managers and the firm’s Investment Committee

    Experience / Qualifications:

  • 0–1 year of work experience in finance, consulting, or at a start-up a plus
  • Bright, mature, and motivated with the desire to excel in a competitive environment
  • Passionate about investment management and a desire to make a career in the industry
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Ability to work well within a team and on a self-directed basis
  • General level of financial knowledge (financial modeling, macroeconomics, accounting, current events, etc.)


  • Strong working knowledge of MS Office, specifically Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Strong communication, presentation, and sales skills
  • Strong work ethic, teamwork skills, and ethical standards

    Wilbanks, Smith & Thomas

    Wilbanks, Smith & Thomas is a privately owned, independent advisor based in Norfolk, Virginia with more than $3 billion in assets under management and advisement. The firm provides sophisticated, well-researched investments as well as an extraordinary level of personal service. The firm was founded in 1990 and has over 30 employees. The firm serves individuals, trusts and endowments, pension and profit-sharing plans, corporations, trust and insurance companies, taft-hartley plans, and municipalities.

Please prepare your resume in Microsoft Word or PDF format and attach the file to your email - Send to   Theresa Garber, Director of Operations at Wilbanks Smith & Thomas Asset Management LLC, 150 West Main Street, Suite 1700, Norfolk, VA 23510.  No phone inquiries will be accepted.