Guggenheim Services, LLC

Investment Operations Analyst

Job Locations US-MO-St. Louis
Posted Date 1 month ago(11/3/2023 4:58 PM)
ID
2022-2125
Job Category
Asset/Investment Management
Position Type
Full-Time

Position Summary

Asset Consulting Group is looking for an Investment Operations Analyst to join the team. This candidate will have sound investment knowledge and thrive in a semi-autonomous and entrepreneurial environment while maintaining strong relationships with colleagues, client custodians and investment managers.  The individual will act as a primary contact for the operational oversight of ACG’s Discretionary client portfolios and be responsible for a variety of operational tasks including execution of transactions, reporting, and insuring compliance with firm and client policies. This position is located in our St. Louis office.

Essential Job Functions

  • Implement investment decisions and rebalance client accounts according to changes in asset allocation or individual client needs and objectives.
  • Maintain ACG’s high operational standards related to transactions, valuation, cash and position reconciliation, and custodian oversight. 
  • Facilitate and monitor discretionary client transactions including receipt and acknowledgements processes.
  • Work directly with various client custodians to analyze and enhance our internal and external applications for trading, reporting, and compliance related to discretionary client accounts.
  • Develop, maintain, and enhance written procedures for the management and oversight of discretionary client accounts.
  • Initiate or prepare letters of direction for funding and settlement instructions to custodian and administrators for client investments in private fund investments.
  • Engage with reporting teams in the production and oversight of daily control reporting for distribution to senior management. 
  • Present recommendations for resolving complex operations situations while developing expertise on functions, projects, internal and industry related initiatives.
  • Collaborate and consult with colleagues and managers to resolve issues and achieve goals.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A four-year college degree in Business, Finance, Accounting, or related field preferred.
  • 5+ years of investment operations experience, or equivalent demonstrated through one or a combination of the following: work experience, training, military experience, education.
  • Experience and knowledge of AML/KYC requirements for taxable and tax-exempt investors
  • Experience and knowledge completing subscription documents for private fund investments for qualified purchasers and accredited investors.
  • Sound knowledge of the Microsoft office suite (Excel, Word, Outlook, etc.) and strong technical skills such as Excel macros preferred.
  • Ability to prioritize & manage multiple tasks in a fast paced, deadline-driven change environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills along with strong time management and prioritization skills.
  • Ability to analyze business situations and problem solve, including making recommendations for resolution.
  • Ability to adapt quickly and effectively to changing business initiatives.
  • Experience with market data providers such as Bloomberg, FactSet, Investor Force, and Advent ACD is a plus.
  • Analytical individual with an ability to focus on the big picture, while understanding and promoting details across multiple groups.

About Us

Asset Consulting Group (ACG) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Guggenheim Partners and located in St. Louis, MO. ACG is an investment consulting firm focused exclusively on providing sophisticated, creative investment expertise to a select group of clients.  We partner with our clients to recommend customized investment solutions.  We provide guidance and perspective to help our clients sift through the many complex investment issues they are faced with, and work with them to develop and monitor comprehensive investment strategies in the most effective, efficient way possible. ACG delivers investment consulting and advisory services such as multi-asset allocation, research and related investment services to institutions and ultra-high net worth individuals and families.

 

Guggenheim Partners is a diversified financial services firm that delivers value to its clients through two primary businesses: Guggenheim Investments, a premier global asset manager and investment advisor, and Guggenheim Securities, a leading investment banking and capital markets business. Guggenheim’s professionals are based in offices around the world, and our commitment is to deliver long-term results with excellence and integrity while advancing the strategic interests of our clients.

Guggenheim is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. Learn more at GuggenheimPartners.com, and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter @GuggenheimPtnrs.

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