Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Overlay Analyst

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LPL Financial is a national independent brokerage firm with corporate headquarters in Boston, San Diego and Charlotte and offices in other field locations across the country.

As LPL Financial employees, we are passionate about what we do and we are proud of the quality service we deliver to our customers.

We are driven by quality and committed to service. LPL Financial employees are professional, goal–oriented, and enthusiastic. Our employees describe our culture as dynamic, challenging, and fast–paced. If you share these qualities and interests, we want to know more about you.

For the 12th year in a row, LPL Financial Services (LPL) has been named America's number one independent brokerage firm*. Formed in 1989 through the merger of two small but successful brokerage firms, Linsco and Private Ledger, our firm continues to be an industry leader. Both a pioneer and innovator in the financial services arena, LPL manages over $95 billion in assets through its nationwide network of financial advisors. With headquarters in Boston, San Diego, and Charlotte we support over 10,000 financial advisors in more than 6,000 branch offices. The focus of our firm has always been on our advisors and our commitment to help them grow their business. In addition to providing independent research and operational support, LPL also leads the way on the technology front, offering innovative investment platforms that automate time-consuming functions. LPL's technology streamlines business processes for advisors, freeing up their time to focus on what they do best; provide sound financial advice and services to their clients.

The Overlay Analyst works at the direction of the Overlay Portfolio Manager (OPM) on day-to-day planning and execution of the Overlay Portfolio Management processes.

Responsibilities:

* Reviews, approves and uploads model security portfolios submitted by LPL Financial’s Research Group and/or external investment managers and strategists.
* Key contributor to the daily investment/rebalance process; ensures the accuracy of data input and analyzes output
* Monitors individual client accounts or groups of accounts to ensure accurate, timely, and proper allocation to corresponding models
* Analyzes platform trading activity to identify, document, and communicate key trends; recommends improvements based on findings
* Monitors accounts for compliance with restrictions or client customization requests
* Documents and maintains information critical on investment decisions
* Works with participating asset managers to ensure smooth communications and timely and accurate exchange of information
* Monitors corporate actions and reorganizations for their timely and accurate implementation
* Handles inquiries from LPL Advisors and proactively contacts LPL Advisors to resolve issues
* Works with LPL IS and Operations groups to ensure proper communication and smooth workflow

The ideal candidate will possess strong analytical skills, attention to detail, strong desire for growth and the ability to perform under time pressure. Experience in the portfolio administration, portfolio management, investment operations or trading areas, especially with a focus on Fixed Income, is highly desirable.

* Personal integrity, professionalism and ambition; strong work ethics
* Proven strong quantitative skills; ability to work under strict timelines and with a strong attention to detail
* Investment industry background and knowledge; previous exposure to account management, highly desirable
* Knowledge of portfolio administration tools, systems, and processes. Knowledge of internal LPL systems (Beta, Portia etc.) a strong plus.
* Three to five years industry experience; two in portfolio / account administration preferred
* BA required; progress toward or plans to pursue MBA/CFA highly desirable
* License/registration requirements: 7, 63 (could be acquired within 60 days of hiring)

We offer an excellent salary and benefits package. Please login or create an account to apply to this position. Principals only. EOE

PLEASE NOTE: Valid LPL Financial job postings will not request personally identifying information (such as bank account information, social security numbers, credit card numbers, user names and passwords, etc.). If you are contacted by someone claiming to represent LPL Financial and are asked to provide the same type of information, be aware that LPL Financial does not request this type of information of job applicants, and this inquiry could be a form of “phishing.” To verify the validity of LPL Financial job postings, please go to our Careers page on www.lpl.com, as all open positions are posted on this Web site.

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