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Associate Investment Counsellor

Halifax (County), Nova Scotia (CA)
Salary & Benefits & Variable Compensation
Closing date
Mar 30, 2024

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Job Function
Wealth Management
Industry Sector
Private Wealth Management Firm
Passed CFA Level II
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Details

What is the opportunity?
As a member of RBC Phillips, Hager & North Investment Counsel, the Associate Investment Counsellor (AIC) works with experienced Investment Counsellors (IC) to construct customized investment strategies for high-net-worth (HNW) individuals, trusts, and charitable foundations. You will be responsible for assisting ICs in implementing the strategy and managing and monitoring the client portfolios on an ongoing basis. Under the mentorship of an IC, the AIC must exhibit client acquisition skills and the ability to actively close HNW target prospects. The ultimate purpose of this role is for the AIC to develop the necessary skills to transition to the role of IC over a two-year period.

What will you do?

  • Develop internal and external referral networks Develop and execute a business development plan
  • Develop, document, and maintain a profile for each client including next steps to increase and solidify relationships
  • Attend client meetings as required, including prospect and annual review meetings
  • Conduct effective client discovery Implement action plans and proactively manage client portfolios;
  • Monitoring and rebalancing portfolios ensuring consistency with Investment Policy Statements and portfolio risk management strategies and policies
  • Act as primary contact for clients with respect to questions and inquiries regarding their portfolios
  • Ensure that all actions taken meet RBC Phillips, Hager & North Investment Counsel and industry compliance requirements

What do you need to succeed?

Must Have

  • University degree, preferably in Business or Economics
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation preferred, but will consider candidates who have completed Level II of the program
  • Portfolio management experience
  • Ability to communicate with clients about investment, economic, financial, and taxation issues
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills

Nice to Have

  • Minimum of 5 years of professional experience within the investment industry CFP certification

What's in it for you?
We thrive on the challenge to be our best, progressive thinking to keep growing, and working together to deliver trusted advice to help our clients thrive and communities prosper. We care about each other, reaching our potential, making a difference to our communities, and achieving success that is mutual.

  • A comprehensive Total Rewards Program including bonuses and flexible benefits, competitive compensation, commissions, and stock where applicable
  • Leaders who support your development through coaching and managing opportunities
  • Ability to make a difference and lasting impact
  • Work in a dynamic, collaborative, progressive, and high-performing team
  • Opportunities to take on progressively greater accountabilities
  • Opportunities to building close relationships with clients


We thrive on collaboration, shared values and mutual trust. This means you’ll have the opportunity to dive into a range of experiences, allowing you to take leadership and accountability for your work and test yourself in new areas. You’ll be working with and learning from great people and continually adding to your skills and knowledge base. We have opportunities in: Personal and Commercial Banking Capital Markets Wealth Management Insurance Investor and Treasury Services Technology and Operations Functions No matter where you choose to join us, you’ll feel challenged and supported, valued and rewarded, because we know mutual growth is the key to long term success.

Company info
88 Queens Quay W - 24th Flr
M5J 0B8

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