Investment Specialist Job Description

Investment Specialist Job Description

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Investment specialist provides competitive analysis on market offerings, market trends, pricing/business models, sales and methods of operation and offer recommendations on how to address competitive threats.

Investment Specialist Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Will independently review clients' financial needs and provide recommendations around appropriate products and services
Submit new investment products for the Accreditation
Proactively cross-sell bank products via inbound calls outbound follow up calls
Develop a thorough understanding of products and strategies
Work across the department with the product development, research, investor relations, and operations teams on demand assessments, marketing materials
Communicate Absa's approved strategic and tactical asset allocation calls
Identify potential product opportunities to take advantage of market opportunities and / or enhance the current product range
Liase with the back office in the collection thereof
Distribute all relevant I&PO communications
Provide technical expertise on the impact of the FCA's client money rules ('CASS') insofar as they relate to the investment platform project

Investment Specialist Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Investment Specialist

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: PMP, TOGAF, VM, CISA, ITAM, CSAM, ITIL, IFIC, LLQP, CFA

Education for Investment Specialist

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the investment specialist job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and University Degree in Finance, Business, Accounting, Economics, Education, Management, MBA, Mathematics, Engineering, Business/Administration

Skills for Investment Specialist

Desired skills for investment specialist include:

Market trends
Regulatory environment
Economic conditions
Competitive offerings
Practical sales techniques and prospecting
Services
Products
Organization
Client account services
Merrill Edge products

Desired experience for investment specialist includes:

A B Degree or equivalent NQF level 6 qualification or higher
Different private client product ranges across different asset classes
LISP platform
Familiarity with portfolio construction and management
Willingness to work towards RR licensing
Five years of sales experience

Investment Specialist Examples

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Investment Specialist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for an investment specialist. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for investment specialist
  • Support Business Initiatives which affect BRC and provide technical input into solutions where appropriate
  • Assist in the development of new processes, controls and reporting to meet changing regulatory demands
  • You will make choices appropriate to the investment strategy
  • You will monitor the main portfolio positions, watching results and important news that may influence prices, recommendations to buy or sell, and proposals of arbitrage to other securities
  • You will be responsible for following values in Benelux, and Sicafis
  • You will manage the model portfolios falling under your area of responsibility in an optimal manner
  • You will regularly present your analyses and recommendations in meetings at local and national level
  • You will be the alternate for the other Investment Specialist(s) Equities
  • You will provide support to the portfolio managers and private bankers concerning all questions related to equity, in their commercial activities with clients or prospective clients
  • Responsible for all administrative duties in support of the Vice President, Investment Specialists
Qualifications for investment specialist
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills to effectively interact with affluent clients
  • Customer service orientation with the ability to advise and consult
  • Second language an asset depending on target market
  • Post-secondary
  • Proven networking
  • Experience and applied knowledge of FCA CASS regulations would be an advantage
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Investment Specialist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for an investment specialist. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for investment specialist
  • Identifies opportunities for expanding relationships through additional products or services
  • Individuals in this position search for, compile, prepare, and input data for further analysis for the Asset Management Services team
  • Schedule and coordinate meetings including, booking meeting rooms, contacting catering, arranging conference call details , as necessary
  • Liaison between Investment Specialist (IS) Head Office, mobile sales force, RDs and internal
  • Work with Third Party representatives to provide accurate accounting of client accounts between third party system and trust system
  • Work with internal client manager to ensure proper paper work has been submitted to third party provider and report on reconcilement results
  • Work with Portfolio Manager to ensure trading models are accurate between third party system and trust system
  • Validate and post activity to the Global Plus trust accounting system from third party system
  • Assist with production of marketing materials
  • Build solid internal relationships and partnerships with global staff
Qualifications for investment specialist
  • Knowledge and understanding of performance reporting with regards to Time Weighted Return, Dollar Weighted Return and how transaction data will impact reporting of these performance methods
  • Minimum of two years proven experience as an Internal Wholesaler, Securities Sales Assistant, Financial Advisor or other securities industry sales or equivalent
  • Series 7 and 66 or Series 7, 63 and 65 licenses
  • Familiarity with General Mutual Fund and Mutual Fund Wrap Program Sales, brokerage account opening and account maintenance procedures
  • Handle large volumes of work
  • Generate deliverables on both a pre-planned schedule and ad-hoc basis
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Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for an investment specialist. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for investment specialist
  • Act as the subject matter expert, responding to information requests about investment products under coverage
  • Represent Portfolio Management and products under coverage at client meetings and performance reviews where appropriate
  • Understand where to source information within the firm and perform quantitative analyses where required to produce materials
  • Responsible for daily client servicing required in supporting front office
  • Work closely with key wealth management clients, single and multi-family offices and private individuals to provide ideas and investment solutions across all asset classes
  • Responsible for supporting senior KCP team members in ongoing deal sourcing, deal management, and documentation
  • Candidate will write internal investment summaries and produce institutional-quality presentations, KCP case studies and marketing materials for target client base
  • Coordinate transactions within tight timeframes, involving multiple stakeholders
  • Having regular access to clients and being the primary coverage as soon as you are up to speed
  • Cooperating closely with trading, structuring and research to come up with derivatives ideas/solutions for clients on both sides of the balance sheet
Qualifications for investment specialist
  • Completion of minimum educational requirements to be registered as a Mutual Fund salesperson
  • Knowledge and understanding of requirements and suggestions associated with current GIPS guidelines
  • Build rapport and credibility with HSI Intermediaries
  • To track the equities markets, providing best analysis
  • You will manage the equity investment universe and the recommendations used in Private Banking as effectively as possible
  • Must have highly advanced skills using Excel, Access & Business Objects
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Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of investment specialist. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for investment specialist
  • Assisting with ensuring operational readiness of relevant investment data and product materials
  • Liaising with relevant global teams to gather investment product data
  • Distribute marketing materials and discuss potential transactions with key clients
  • Answer client queries regarding security valuations and settlements
  • Conduct client research and account mapping
  • Fulfill all responsibilities of the position by providing our customers and branches easy access to information, friendly support and reliable solutions in every situation
  • Interpret and respond to operational, technical and marketing requests from the sales force via phones and service requests on the topic of Advisory Solutions
  • Contribute to the overall success of the team, division, and firm by demonstrating a positive, professional, collaborative attitude
  • Coordinates and plans client events, including client conferences, webinars and conference calls
  • The specialist will also encourage communication from others – fund managers and product managers, for example
Qualifications for investment specialist
  • Proficiency with graphic design software, specifically Adobe Suite
  • Proven knowledge of financial and accounting principles
  • Demonstrated communication and financial presentation skills
  • Plant – Actively monitor plant capital needs & issues to continually re-prioritize spending for maximum financial benefit
  • IT Systems – Actively monitor the capital requirements of IT system landscape direction/changes
  • Approvals & Presentations – Direct the preparation of Corporate Board presentations, VW Brand presentations and Plant Level Investment Committee presentations
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Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for an investment specialist. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for investment specialist
  • Each specialist will build a high level of knowledge and understanding of markets and our funds in their own area, in addition to keeping up with other markets and economic and business developments around the world
  • Digital is an important part of the role, including use of our content management system for publishing articles, building knowledge of SEO, and use of social media
  • Proactive day-to-day liaison with fund managers, analysts, economists and strategists – building and maintaining strong relationships in order to provide value-added and dynamic information to our clients
  • As a result of this strong understanding, contribute to marketing campaigns, and liaise with Sales, Marketing and PR teams on a day-to-day basis
  • Each writer on the team has an area of specialisation, regionally or by asset class
  • Develop the marketing identity and articulate a consistent message around product characteristics and the investment capability under coverage
  • Provide clients and prospects with on-going updates about market views, investment strategy, positioning and performance
  • Drive the client pitch – including providing RFP content and delivering pitch presentations
  • Write, develop and deliver the full range of marketing collateral, making use of close proximity to the GLG Portfolio Management teams in London
  • Work closely with Sales, Portfolio Management and key stake holders across the business to write RFP and DDQ content of the highest quality
Qualifications for investment specialist
  • We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, however only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview
  • Negotiation – negotiate cost optimizations with project leaders, negotiate target adjustments with Wolfsburg Controlling, negotiate priorities with project leaders & department leaders
  • Accounting/Controls – Design and execute internal controls over project approval, proper use of approved funds, open commitments, purchase order closure, and accounting provisions
  • Policy Management – Review Wolfsburg investment policies and implement adherence within the plant processes
  • Reporting – Publish a full range of management reports including long range plans, budgets, monthly variance analysis, spending & depreciation forecasts
  • Benchmarking – Compare Chattanooga investment planning & reporting systems to other VW locations

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