Research Associate

Grand Rapids, Michigan (US)
Salary and benefits commensurate with qualifications
May 01, 2019
May 31, 2019
Employment Type
Full Time

We are seeking a Research Associate to support the senior investment staff through investment analysis, portfolio reporting, and trading. Schedule will be full time, Monday through Friday, 8:00AM-5:00PM.

Here’s who we’re looking for:

  • A dedicated and thoughtful investment professional with a passion for analysis and strategy.
  • Technical knowledge of equity analysis and valuation, performance measurement, and execution of investment strategies for private wealth clients.
  • Good business sense and ability to develop practical solutions.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with an ability to effectively communicate an investment thesis to coworkers and clients.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or related field with 1-2 years of experience in the investment management industry.
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Candidate or Charterholder preferred.
  • Strong technology skills essential. Prior experience with FactSet a plus; proficiency in Microsoft Office products required.
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills. Must have high attention to detail and ability to multitask, prioritize, and work independently.

Your responsibilities each day:

  • Conduct fundamental equity research in support of the company’s proprietary Core Equity strategy and make recommendations to senior investment staff.
  • Serve as a member of the company’s Investment Strategy Team, contributing to decisions on market outlook, investment policy design, asset allocation, model portfolio construction, and third-party manager engagements for specialty asset classes that complement the firm’s proprietary equity strategy.
  • Collaborate with senior investment staff on creating investment presentation materials and reports for clients and prospects, including performance attribution.
  • Assist in the research for the firm’s overall approved list of investable equities and in periodic review of exception holdings.
  • Provide trading support to senior investment staff and coordinate relationships with external trading partners.

Here’s what we’re offering: 

  • The opportunity to work with and contribute to a driven, professional team with a solid history that is committed to excellence in serving our clients and our community.
  • Challenge and variety. Opportunity to gain deep experience in investment strategies for high net worth clients and serve as a key member of the investment team at a leading private wealth management firm.
  • A beautiful office in the heart of the city with access to an on-site fitness center.
  • An attractive compensation and benefits package which currently includes health, vision and dental insurance, life insurance, long-term disability insurance, paid vacation and sick time, flexible spending account, 401(k) with employer match and paid holidays. These benefits are subject to terms and conditions of the applicable plans.