Vista Capital Partners
Portland, Oregon (US)
Competitive salary, bonus and profit sharing program plus benefits.
Mar 18, 2019
Apr 17, 2019
Job Function
Employment Type
Full Time

Vista Capital Partners is one of the leading financial advisors in the Pacific Northwest and has become a career destination. Our unique investment philosophy, standard-setting client services, and engaging work environment help to attract and retain top talent. Our core purpose is to build happier and more prosperous lives.

We believe a healthy work/life balance is essential—happy employees provide the best possible service to our clients. To that end, we engage in regular team-building exercises, provide time for employees to volunteer in the community, and offer periodic sabbaticals.

Vista’s continued growth has created an opportunity for us to add a new Trader/Analyst.

Job Summary

The Trader/Analyst serves as a member of the firm’s Investment Committee.  The position will work closely with advisors and be responsible for managing investments in client accounts by helping to develop and execute trades. The Trader/Analyst will also work closely with Vista’s Chief Investment Officer and Investment Committee to support the firm’s research projects.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Trader/Analyst can expect to focus their work in the following areas:

  • Monitor asset allocation of client accounts and conduct rebalancing utilizing our portfolio management system (Tamarac).
  • Work closely with Portfolio Managers and Lead Advisors to ensure client portfolios are invested according to Investment Policy.
  • Work with compliance to document and report on trading activity and assist with other compliance related tasks.
  • Maintain all asset codes, rebalancing codes, and model management within our portfolio management system (Tamarac).
  • Produce periodic reports, including quarterly reports, from Tamarac to help support the firm’s activities.
  • Help maintain the firm’s composite(s) of performance.
  • Collaborate with Portfolio Managers and Lead Advisors to enter and analyze data in investment portfolio proposals as necessary.
  • Provide support to Chief Investment Officer and Investment Committee with analysis and other investment related projects.
  • Identify opportunities for process automation.

Core Values

We will hire the person who best embodies and embraces Vista’s core values:

  • Act with Integrity   

Successful relationships are built on trust.

  • Strive for Simplicity

Keeping things simple allows us to focus on what truly matters.

  • Be Passionate

An unwavering belief in what we’re doing brings out the best in us. Passion inspires and is contagious. 

  • Demand Excellence

Our clients and colleagues deserve our best effort. Always.

  • Enjoy the Journey

A fun and flexible work environment allows our people to enjoy happy and fulfilling lives.


The Trader/Analyst position typically requires the following qualifications:

  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks in a time-sensitive environment and comfort with taking on significant responsibility.
  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience in investment related field; portfolio management and/or trading experience highly preferred. 
  • Ability to organize and present data; strong Excel and/or programming skills a plus.
  • Experience with Tamarac or other trade/order portfolio management software.
  • Experience with Charles Schwab as custodian, preferred.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Finance, Economics, Accounting, Mathematics or related field. Series 65 License will be required.