Portfolio Associate Job Description

Portfolio Associate Job Description

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Portfolio associate provides insight and shares expertise with team members in regards to financial markets, economic developments and investment management.

Portfolio Associate Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Provide research and analysis on client portfolios using complex data services (Bloomberg, Baseline, Morningstar)
Identify and serve new and existing clients across all channels
Running an internal valuation process
Managing liquidity
Completing performance analysis
Perform Black-Scholes modeling for private transactions
Prepare watchlist reports
Visit clients
Day to day responsibility for the daily processing of Mutual Fund Trading and overseeing the accurate implementation and execution of mutual fund trades
Responsibility for the portfolio modeling, oversight and monitoring of client portfolios related to trading activity, cash level monitoring and compliance review

Portfolio Associate Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Portfolio Associate

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CFA, ACFE, PMP, FRM, PMI, CAIA, MBA, CV, CIPM, CSM

Education for Portfolio Associate

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the portfolio associate job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Collage Degree in Finance, Economics, Accounting, Business, MBA, Engineering, Mathematics, Education, Graduate, Computer Science

Skills for Portfolio Associate

Desired skills for portfolio associate include:

Most cash and derivative instruments
Microsoft Office products
Financial markets
Option Greeks
Analysis and reporting of financial data
Associated terminology
Economic and accounting principles and practices
Industry
Bloomberg
VBA

Desired experience for portfolio associate includes:

Will require working in shift from 2.00 pm – 11.00 pm
Bachelor’s degree in Finance or related field is a plus
Prioritization/ multi-tasking
Must have an undergraduate degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics or equivalent
5 years of relevant work experience in portfolio management
Knowledge of finance, portfolio management, trading and risk management

Portfolio Associate Examples

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Portfolio Associate Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of portfolio associate. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for portfolio associate
  • Responsible for ensuring that trades and transactional activity are properly being recorded in accounting system and performing reviews on system to system feeds of transactional activity
  • Responsible for processing cash and expense transactions
  • Perform market value reconciliations from the accounting system to third party accounting servicers and fund administrators as required
  • Manage multiple tasks and/or projects efficiently despite resource and time constraints
  • Review the recording of corporate action activity to ensure that events are properly recorded in the accounting system
  • Analytically review daily changes in market value and pricing activity to ensure that the daily market values of portfolios are accurately recorded by the accounting system
  • Assist in the development and documentation of policies and procedures for work performed
  • Closely monitors investment portfolios for cash, maturities, and settlements to ensure that funds are available to clients and that portfolios are within policy
  • Coordinating the preparation of presentation materials for client and prospective client meetings
  • Reviews all reports, including performance, for accuracy and works with Operations to ensure accurate client reporting
Qualifications for portfolio associate
  • Previous experience in a financial organisation, either directly, or indirectly, in an investment related function
  • Numerate, proven analytical skills, good team player, organised, efficient and flexible
  • Independently prioritize workload to deliver expected work-product on a timely basis
  • Post graduate education and/or CFA strongly preferred
  • Familiarity with Princeton Financial Systems (PAM) is a benefit
  • 1 to 2 years of finance or accounting experience preferred, prior public accounting experience with a financial services focus highly desirable
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Portfolio Associate Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of portfolio associate. 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 portfolio associate
  • Responsible for the analysis and processing of accurate market values, income and accounting information used as an input into the firms’ official performance calculation
  • Analyze fund/accounting data to identify potential problems and develop appropriate solutions and recommendations
  • Evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of current processes and controls to make recommendations for continuous process improvement and support implementation
  • Investigate reasons for position breaks between the Investment Book of Record and Accounting Book of Record and report issues to management
  • Assist Portfolio Specialist in portfolio rebalancing, strategy implementation, and trade entry
  • Plan the SW Co-marketing budget based on IMT brands targets
  • Identify & select BPs based on BPs past performances, channel sales recommendations & Portfolio marketing manager referrals
  • Engage with agency TBT on supporting the implementation of the centralized Co-Marketing management system
  • Review requests vetted by TBT and interlock with the BPs and the EBU Channel Marketing Leader
  • Sole contact point for TBT to work on a successful deployment of the 'new' Software Co-Marketing
Qualifications for portfolio associate
  • Experience of trade / portfolio compliance monitoring preferred (not mandatory)
  • Proven success in working in a fast paced environment providing support to a team of professionals
  • Capable and committed to developing and maintaining a working knowledge of investments
  • Research, analysis and problem solving skills
  • Focus on improving compression across Rates and Credit desks
  • Run portfolio optimization exercise for the Japanese business
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Portfolio Associate Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of portfolio associate. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for portfolio associate
  • Serve as a subject matter expert internally at Schwab and externally with our advisors
  • Monitor index changes and corporate actions and portfolio cash flow analysis
  • Calculate Net Asset Value (NAV) and Portfolio Composition File (PCF) reconciliations
  • Analyze performance and production of performance attribution on a regular basis
  • Control risk exposure
  • Interactions with external third parties (Index providers, Valuation agent, Custodian...) and internal department (Middle Office, Risk, Compliance...)
  • Various reconciliations (Cash, Holdings)
  • Good knowledge/ previous work experience in equity, fixed income assistant portfolio management role
  • Knowledge of equity, fixed income instruments and derivatives
  • Engineering/mathematical or banking /financial/economic literacy
Qualifications for portfolio associate
  • Keep in close contact and coordinate with trading desks, and relevant MOs including portfolio MO on tasks such as compression, novation, and system enhancement
  • Improve efficiency and develop a strong framework for processes and control within portfolio optimization in coordination with other team members
  • Self motivated and willing to learn new products and systems
  • Experience in MO or Operations with derivatives product knowledge preferred
  • Experience in Financial Institutions or Real Estate a plus
  • Assist with ongoing development of the OnTrac risk rating system
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Portfolio Associate Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a portfolio associate. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for portfolio associate
  • Oversee the day to day functions within the group take the lead to resolve specific issues that need to be addressed
  • Implementation of strategies across portfolios including trade construction, careful monitoring of and acting upon asset flows, checking compliance with client and internal guidelines, using various computerized tools including portfolio optimization techniques
  • Assist Portfolio Managers/Analysts/Sales and Marketing with special projects related to the markets and/or the portfolios (e.g., sourcing data, investigating holdings across the account base, obtaining prospectuses/documentation, running quantitative models, assist in the preparation of market reviews as part of client service)
  • Support the global portfolio management and credit research teams as an information resource by liaising with the sell-side
  • Establish a productive and cooperative work environment that encourages the team to create workable solutions to address business issues encourage the team to provide input into decisions that enhance processes
  • Analysis of the risk characteristics of portfolios and ensure consistency across product groups and strategies
  • Account opening and closing including review and approval of guidelines and managing portfolio transitions
  • Interface with middle- and back-office functions as necessary to ensure that trades and corporate actions are processed properly
  • Manage portfolios to reach alpha targets within risk tolerances and constraints, while complying with client/fund guidelines, restrictions and gain/loss budgets
  • Raise orders to implement and maintain portfolio positioning
Qualifications for portfolio associate
  • Energetic, motivated, and engaged spirit and work ethic
  • Undergraduate or Masters degree in Business, Mathematical Finance, Economics, Statistics, Mathematics, or Engineering
  • Demonstrated qualitative skills
  • Aptitude to process large amounts of information quickly into actionable conclusions
  • Strong relationship building skills and intellectual curiosity
  • Respond to client inquiries and coordinate communications with clients (including phone, postal mail, email)
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Portfolio Associate Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of portfolio associate. 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 portfolio associate
  • Generation of periodical and ad hoc material including presentations and monthly analysis for use by the PMs
  • Excellent knowledge of investment process and tools including GPMS and the ability to perform attribution analysis using Axioma
  • Preparation of client review meetings, finals, pitches and prospecting as required
  • Preparation of suitable documentation and presentation materials for internal and external clients and support of eg RFP platforms
  • Performance of model and market related analysis using available tools the ongoing development and improvement of such tools
  • Conduct of research projects as required and contribution to thought pieces such as Risk & Reward articles
  • Leading BP/FC CMP analysis/simulation to provide business and financial insight under each BP/FC scenario
  • Conduct ongoing competitive analysis of peer funds
  • Designing covers
  • Initiate and maintain contact with client organizations
Qualifications for portfolio associate
  • Ability to meet established timeframes and deadlines
  • Have a related charter (CIPM, CFA, and/or FRM), a related MBA, or have significant and related experience in the field
  • Experience working with investment data
  • Have knowledge of consulting firms, clients, custodians
  • Candidate will focus mainly on implementation of Alternative product strategies
  • Quant and programming knowledge is a plus

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