Saturday, March 13, 2010

Investment Management Compliance Analyst

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WHY JOIN HARTFORD INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT COMPANY?

At Hartford Investment Management, our sole business is asset management. We are focused on a clearly defined mission - understanding our clients' needs and providing long-term investment solutions to meet their objectives. With approximately 400 employees including 48 portfolio managers and assets under management totaling over $144 billion (as of 12/31/09), the firm provides a diversified range of investment products across fixed income, quantitative equity, and asset allocation strategies. These assets are managed on behalf of institutions, sub advised mutual funds, non-affiliated insurance companies and also on behalf of the Hartford Financial Services Group. The client base is spread out among all plan sponsor types: public, corporate and endowment/foundation. With decades of experience and access to investment opportunities across all markets, Hartford Investment Management is committed to being a leader in the asset management industry. We offer a market presence that balances access with agility to take advantage of opportunities to the benefit of our clients. Our culture is driven by a competitive spirit that prizes the intellectual rigor and the passion required to excel in today's dynamic global markets.

As part of one of the oldest financial services companies in the United States, HIMCO has developed a strong results-oriented culture based on delivering superior investment solutions to our clients. We thrive on our ability to harness the insights and experience we have garnered over several decades to help our clients face the challenges of today's financial markets. While experience is an important contributor to our success in investment management, we also realize the importance of innovation and evolving markets. Accordingly, we have created a structure and culture for our firm that we believe positions our clients to benefit from tomorrow's opportunities and challenges.

WHAT ARE THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POSITION?

Client Guideline Monitoring:

* Responsible for daily guideline monitoring of affiliated insurance entities or institutions either via HIMCO's automated compliance applications or through manual monitoring and research.
* Research validity of flagged exceptions and escalate to supervisor. Work with compliance officer and portfolio managers to ensure violations are resolved timely.
* Document trade errors and monitor whether portfolio managers and traders have implemented appropriate mitigation procedures.
* Ensure restrictions are coded accurately and effectively.

Client Account Reviews:

* Responsible for careful reading and interpretation of account investment restrictions (e.g. Statutes, Investment Strategy Statements, and Investment Management Agreements and Client Guidelines), etc.).
* Prepare backup for senior compliance officer to sign periodic Client Certifications documenting that certain contractual obligations have been met.
* Job functions require interactions with Portfolio Managers, Client Services, Asset Liability Management and Strategy Analysis s, Sector Managers, Risk Management, Investment Systems, Financial Reporting, Law Department, Operations, and Internal Audit.
* Implement procedures to enhance the productivity, efficiency and scope of coverage of the Compliance Unit.
* Actively participate in HIMCO projects and initiatives (e.g. annual compliance program testing, system enhancements, new products and services, centralized reporting database).
* Knowledge of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, NY, CT, and other insurance statutes, is a plus.

Requirements WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

HIMCO is currently seeking a highly motivated individual who is looking for an opportunity to develop a career within the compliance field. The Compliance Analyst will be a part of the Investment Compliance department and will be trained on exciting compliance initiatives. Qualified candidates will have the following requirements.

* 2-5 years of compliance or internal audit experience at an insurance company is required.
* Must have strong analytical skills.
* Demonstrated ability to automate routine functions.
* Proven ability to gain credibility and build relationships with portfolio managers, traders, and other investment professionals.
* Intermediate Word and Excel skills.
* Knowledge of Business Objects is a plus.
* Strong interpersonal and networking skills.
* Concise and clear writing skills.
* Bachelor's degree is required in Accounting, Finance, Mathematics or related discipline.
* CFA or MBA a plus.

WHAT IS THE COMPENSATION OPPORTUNITY?

At HIMCO, our compensation philosophy is simple: we pay competitive base salaries and reward performance. In addition, you will be eligible to participate in our comprehensive benefits program including Medical, Dental, Life and Disability Insurance, a 401K Plan, an Employee Stock Purchase Plan and more.

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