The Manager, Research Analyst role is an exciting opportunity for someone passionate about investments and data to be part of the Ameriprise Investment Research Group. This role is responsible for supporting due diligence reviews of various investment sponsors and products available on Ameriprise's platform, including Mutual Funds, Closed End Funds, Exchange Traded Funds, Unit Investment Trusts and Separately Managed Accounts. You will also play a critical role in building out the team's data infrastructure and developing new reports that will help support the Manager Research quantitative team's initiatives.
Support initial and ongoing due diligence reviews of asset management companies (including product level reviews). This includes: on-site visits, questionnaire management, direct interviews with firms' senior management and investment teams to gain insight and build conviction in the strength and consistency of their investment philosophy, process and the people managing the strategies.
Maintain current knowledge of industry practices and developments. Escalate issues and maintain records as required or appropriate.
Lead across the organization to share information and resolve issues related to due diligence decisions. Actively manage relationships with internal partners which includes regular communication on product guidelines, product performance, due diligence and operational issues. Act as a subject matter expert on cross-organizational projects including risk management, performance measures, complex instruments.
Generate reports for internal use as well as client- and advisor-facing publications.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience, preferably in Finance, Computer Science, Statistics or related field
3+ years of relevant experience in the Financial Services industry
Demonstrate understanding of and passion for financial markets, macro-economic fundamentals, and investment analysis
Conduct research and provide written commentary
Strong working knowledge of Excel
Strategic and creative thinking, excellent communication skills, and the ability to quickly adapt to new and changing regulatory and financial industry environments
Active Series 7 or ability to obtain within 120 days
Understanding of Mutual Funds, ETFs, Closed End Funds, and UIT structures
Interest in pursuing the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Designation
Experience managing and prioritizing multiple initiatives simultaneously
Ability to take initiative, identify opportunities and implement change
About Our Company
At Ameriprise Financial, we're not just in the business of helping clients with their financial goals - we also help our advisors and employees reach their true potential by embracing an inclusive and collaborative culture. We celebrate the unique qualities and reward the contributions of our talented, passionate employees. If you're motivated and want to work for a strong, ethical company that cares about you and your community, take the next step with Ameriprise Financial.
Ameriprise Financial is an equal opportunity employer. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, genetic information, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, gender identity, disability, veteran status, marital status, family status or any other basis prohibited by law.