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Investment Associate (Fixed Income)

The Mather Group, LLC
Chicago, Illinois
Dependent on experience and qualifications.
Closing date
Jul 25, 2024

Job Details


As an Investment Associate (Fixed Income), you will join our dynamic trading and portfolio management team and be introduced to the essentials of fixed income trading, including model analysis, trade preparation, and portfolio reporting. This role is designed for individuals with a foundational understanding of fixed income markets who are eager to develop their trading and analytical skills in a fast-paced environment.

As a Junior Fixed Income Trader, you’ll be responsible for:

  • Support senior traders with fixed income trading activities (municipal, corporate, treasury, etc.)
  • Participate in block trading across client accounts.
  • Help maintain bond ladders.
  • Assist in weekly fixed income portfolio surveillance.
  • Engage in financial modeling and ad hoc investment research projects.
  • Communicate effectively with financial advisors, internal departments, and firm leaders.
  • Collaborate with internal teams to support informed investment decisions aligned with the firm’s strategy.
  • Stay informed on global market trends and contribute ideas for new investment strategies.
  • Adhere to compliance standards set by FINRA, SEC, and other governing entities.
  • Maintain technical competence by staying updated on industry developments.
  • Identify opportunities with trading processes to streamline and automate to enhance efficiencies
  • Assist with research and selection of fixed income opportunities
  • Assist in ad-hoc projects to improve firm operational efficiency and fulfill compliance requirements
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned


The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications and attributes:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Mathematics, or Statistics
  • Basic knowledge of fixed income markets and investment strategies
  • Demonstrated analytical skills and strong attention to detail.
  • Strong planning and time management abilities
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, familiarity with VBA is a plus.
  • Python knowledge is preferred.
  • Understanding credit analysis and portfolio risk management is advantageous.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Series 65 or willingness to obtain within three months of hire.
  • Flexible and able to work well under pressure in a fast-paced and dynamic team environment
  • Self-motivated and proactive team player who takes ownerships and accountability of responsibilities


The Mather Group offers a unique opportunity to kickstart your career in the financial services industry. You will gain hands-on experience in fixed income trading while working alongside experienced professionals dedicated to your professional development. We provide competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits, and a supportive environment conducive to career growth.

TMG is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds.

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP Board) owns the CFP® certification mark, the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification mark, and the CFP® certification mark (with plaque design) logo in the United States, which it authorizes use of by individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.

Supporting Documents for Investment Associate (Fixed Income)


The Mather Group, LLC (TMG) is one of the fastest-growing independent, fee-only registered investment advisory firms in the country, offering comprehensive financial planning services with our clients’ best interests in mind.

TMG is registered under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 as a Registered Investment Adviser (RIA) with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). This means we have a fiduciary duty to always act in our clients' best interests. When clients choose TMG, we work to mitigate any potential conflicts of interest regarding how their money is managed and where their money is held. Our financial professionals do not hold brokerage licenses, are not compensated by selling products, and do not earn commissions—we do not incentivize ourselves at our clients’ expense. We aim to minimize cost wherever possible and to provide complete transparency about our fees, which are outlined in our firm’s public disclosure documents.

We educate investors on what the fiduciary responsibility really means, at a time when it is more important than ever.



  • $10.5 billion in assets under management (12/31/2023)
  • 12 offices in established markets: Chicago (headquarters), Atlanta, Austin, Dallas, Houston, Knoxville, Nashville Area, San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle Area, and Washington, DC Area
  • 160+ staff members and growing
  • Named among Barron's Top 100 RIA Firms (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023)
  • Named among Financial Planning Top 150 Fee-only RIAs (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021)
  • Named among Crain's Chicago Business Fast 50 (2024)
  • Named among Pensions & Investments Best Places to Work in Money Management (2021)

Data above as of December 31, 2021 unless otherwise stated. Rankings are based on voluntary, non-fee-paying surveys. Each organization establishes its own criteria for inclusion. Each organization establishes its own criteria for inclusion. Please visit our website at for additional information regarding TMG’s awards and recognition.

Company info
(312) 256-8454
353 North Clark Street
United States

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