Assistant Portfolio Manager/Fixed Income Analyst

Pasadena, California (US)
Salary + bonus + benefits
Apr 29, 2021
Jun 21, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Firm Overview

Clifford Swan Investment Counselors is an independent, 100% employee owned registered investment adviser serving high net worth individuals, families, and not-for-profit organizations. With over $3.6 billion in assets under management and approximately 900 high net worth and institutional clients, Clifford Swan is committed to providing objective investment management and financial advice with personalized, responsive client service. Our longstanding success as a firm is rooted in our values, which prioritize putting our clients first and adhering to the highest ethical standards.


Position Overview

The Assistant Portfolio Manager/Fixed Income Analyst works within a collaborative culture of experienced investment professionals and client service specialists to deliver wealth management services to Clifford Swan clients. As the junior member of the Fixed Income team, the position provides strategic, trading, and analytical support, with a key focus on reviewing investment inventories and performing credit analyses.


Job Responsibilities

The scope of work includes:

  • Assisting in reviewing economic data and trends
  • Analyzing current market rates with a focus on interest rate structures and spreads
  • Assisting in determining ongoing fixed income strategy as part of Fixed Income team
  • Assisting in reviewing fixed income offerings and interacting with brokers
  • Providing credit analyses of corporate and government issuers
  • Analyzing characteristics and structure of fixed income portfolios and recommend/implement changes
  • Preparing charts and analyses for client presentations and meetings
  • Working on special fixed income projects



  • Demonstrated interest in investments and capital markets, fulfilled by some, or all, of the following:
    • Bachelor’s degree in a related subject area with a record of high academic achievement
    • Knowledge/experience in investment management (e.g., RIA, bank, or trust company)
    • CFA or MBA preferred
    • Fixed income and related experience (5 years or more preferred)
  • Strong quantitative, analytical, and communication skills
  • Proficiency in Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters Eikon, RedBlack and Orion Advisor Services desirable; strong technology skills required
  • A demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team
  • An ability to assign priorities to multiple concurrent, competing requests while ensuring accuracy, completeness, and timeliness
  • Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship or restrictions


All applications must include a resume and cover letter. Please send this information to Gretchen Lee via email at

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