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Ascensus is the largest independent retirement and government savings services provider in the United States, helping over 7 million Americans save for the future. We are experiencing exceptional growth. Ascensus was recently named to the Inc. 5000 List of Fastest-Growing Private Companies in U.S. by achieving 65% revenue increase over three years! To ensure our continued success, we're looking for a seasoned professional to support our Government Savings Division to lead and deliver on the investment management responsibilities for Ascensus state savings programs.
The Vice President of Investment Management directly engages clients, external investment partners and teammates on a daily basis. This highly collaborative and highly visible investment role provides support to the Relationship Management team, Business Development efforts and other priorities. Designing and communicating investment lineups for state savings programs, along with preparing, delivering and interpreting investment data and resolving investment related issues will be the main responsibilities of this role. The ideal candidate will have in-depth investment product knowledge, particularly within the advisor channel, and will report directly to the Head of Government Savings.
Provide the organization with expertise / knowledge of the advisor channel and associated investment products for RFPs, pricing, and investment product development
Research and critique underlying investments of 529 plans and Single State Retirement Plans
Lead and collaborate the development of investment product strategies for state savings programs where Ascensus has Investment Management responsibilities (e.g. 529 Glide Paths or Retirement target date options)
Conduct oversight of asset manager relationships in a manner that is consistent with the attainment of these strategies, and lead quarterly internal investment reviews
Partner with and build relationships among key stakeholders, including relationship management, business development, legal, compliance, IT and marketing colleagues to ensure products are positioned effectively in the advisor/broker dealer space
Foster outstanding relationships with all asset managers utilized by Ascensus, as well as third party rating agencies and consultants
Maintain in-depth knowledge of a wide range of firms offering institutional, mutual fund, and separately managed wrap account products
Evaluate allocation mix, examine portfolio efficiency, and defend proposed solutions
Remodel and implement departmental policies and procedures
Attend, deliver, and convey investment opinions at select 529 Board meetings
Actively represent the investment management team with the appropriate acumen relative to fund line-ups, individual securities from the perspective of the investment advisor, broker/dealers and general investment oversight principles
Provide comprehensive analysis of a broad range of competitor investment offerings and investment strategies to both internal and external constituents as needed
Ensure compliance with all contractual and regulatory provisions associated with the investment management function
Responsible for protecting, securing, and proper handling of all confidential data held by Ascensus to ensure against unauthorized access, improper transmission, and/or unapproved disclosure of information that could result in harm to Ascensus or our clients
The I-Client philosophy and the Core Values of People Matter, Quality First and Integrity Always® should be visible in your actions on a day to day basis showing your support of our organizational culture
10+ years' experience in financial services industry, with some direct experience in the 529 industry/Public Sector preferred
Bachelor's degree required; attainment of or progress toward a professional designation (CFA/CIMA/CFP) preferred; advanced degrees including MSF or MBA a plus
Must have the following Securities Licenses or be willing to obtain them within 6 months:
o FINRA Series 7 – General Securities Representative
o FINRA Series 24 or 26 – General or limited Securities Principal
o FINRA Series 51 or 53 – General or Limited Municipal Fund Securities Principal
Must be able to work independently, multitask, meet deadlines, and thrive with minimal supervision
Must be an expert at managing data using Excel and Morningstar Direct as well as highly skilled with PowerPoint and Word
Solid understanding of portfolio performance calculations and ability to translate information into an understandable conversation
Demonstrated track record of designing and implementing investment line-ups with various investments products such as municipal wrap securities and separately managed accounts
Deep understanding of investment management marketplace and the advisor segment, including clients, products, regulations, competitors, trends and tools
Excellent written and verbal communication skills; Experience presenting investment related issues in group meetings
Exceptional creativity, with an ability to develop concepts and programs that "cut through the clutter" of the competitive advisor market
Ability to negotiate and influence senior stakeholders
Ability to assimilate to new experiences, learn quickly and absorb a steep growth curve
Must be results oriented and move fast to meet client needs
Travel may be necessary as business need arises
Ascensus is a place to have a career, not just a job. As the largest US independent retirement and college savings services provider, we put our focus on people. Our culture is guided by sound principles, is committed to high standards, operates with transparency, and welcomes diversity. When you join our team, you get to go to work every day knowing that you help over 6 million Americans save for retirement and college.
To apply for this Newton, MA position, visit http://adtrk.tw/tp/rj6_Ywa20_e-K