Senior Portfolio Advisor II

Northern Trust
Chicago, USA
May 16, 2023
Jun 07, 2023
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

OH: 107171

Manages a set of fee producing investment accounts, generally for large and sensitive personal trust relationships and individual investors with complex investment needs requiring the a high level of technical expertise and versatility with a broad range of investment solutions. Typically manages the largest and most complex relationships within their local market.

This role requires mastery and continuous growth in the utilization and appropriate execution of our Goals Driven client experience, emerging technology capabilities, investment methodologies, and our full suite of investment solutions delivered in coordination and in collaboration with the broader client service team.

The Senior Portfolio Advisor II substantially contributes to the growth of the market by generating and supporting new business activities. Effectively partners with sales and relationship management team to win new business, capture share of wallet, generate referrals, and develop relationships with key centers of influence.

Duties include:
  1. Manages investment activities for a reduced set of major fee revenue producing accounts (target 80% capacity), representing large and sensitive high net worth personal trusts and individual investment portfolios typically larger in size and complexity within their market.
  2. Contributes to the growth of the market by generating new business both individually and in conjunction with the sales and relationship management team. Is directly responsible for hitting a specific sales target.
  3. Develops, recommends, and directs the execution of programs designed to achieve investment objectives for specific individual clients.
  4. Analyzes and plans the overall investment strategy with continuous revision as goals and objectives change and in the context of client needs working closely and proactively with the broader client service team to identify and execute on areas of opportunity.
  5. Maintains an integral and influential presence within the local client facing team, clients, co-trustees, consultants, the bank's legal area and outside attorneys to ensure communication of client requirements and coordinate portfolio activity.
  6. Consistently demonstrates mastery with new investment strategies, tools and capabilities, and portfolio research and investment methodologies through regular contact and engagement with the National Investment and Goals Driven Wealth Management Practices, their peers, and broader Wealth and Asset Management.
  7. Actively engages in thought leadership publications, educational opportunities, and practice hosted symposiums and events.
  8. Accountable for personal adherence to best practices as measured by the PM Dashboard and related reporting.
  9. Provides continuous feedback on areas for improvement to leadership on national initiatives, changes, and expectations.
  10. Adheres to National Investment Guidelines, feedback from the REV peer review process, and observes sound risk management practices.
  11. Serves on standing investment services committees and participates in special projects as appropriate.


The successful candidate will benefit from having the following competencies:
  • Minimum 10-15 years of investment experience, which may include research, in which consistent long term investment performance has met objectives.
  • May lead functional teams or projects with moderate resource requirements, risk, and/or complexity.
  • Knowledge of investment and portfolio management theory, accounting and financial principles, associated investment strategies and instruments, and characteristics of various marketplaces, usually acquired through formal education and work experience, is required to manage portfolios.
  • Decision making, sales, and negotiating skills are required to contribute to the market's revenue generation and guide sensitive or difficult situations through to agreement.
  • Requires specialized depth and/or breadth of expertise in own job discipline or field.
  • Interprets internal/external business challenges and recommends best practices to improve products, processes or services.
  • Communicates difficult concepts and negotiates with others to adopt a different point of view.
Northern Trust, a Fortune 500 company, is a globally recognized, award-winning financial institution that has been in continuous operation since 1889.

Northern Trust is proud to provide innovative financial services and guidance to the world's most successful individuals, families, and institutions by remaining true to our enduring principles of service, expertise, and integrity. With more than 130 years of financial experience and over 22,000 partners, we serve the world's most sophisticated clients using leading technology and exceptional service.

Working with Us:

As a Northern Trust partner, greater achievements await. You will be part of a flexible and collaborative work culture in an organization where financial strength and stability is an asset that emboldens us to explore new ideas.

Movement within the organization is encouraged, senior leaders are accessible, and you can take pride in working for a company committed to assisting the communities we serve! Join a workplace with a greater purpose.

We'd love to learn more about how your interests and experience could be a fit with one of the world's most admired and sustainable companies! Build your career with us and apply today. #MadeForGreater

Reasonable accommodation

Northern Trust is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please email our HR Service Center at .

We hope you're excited about the role and the opportunity to work with us. We value an inclusive workplace and understand flexibility means different things to different people.

Apply today and talk to us about your flexible working requirements and together we can achieve greater.

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