The Mather Group Operations Associate

The Mather Group (TMG) operates as a fee-only, $1 Billion AUM, wealth management firm, specializing in retirement planning for corporate executives and high net worth individuals. The firm was founded in 2001 and became an independent Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) in 2011. TMG was named by Financial Planning Magazine as one of the fastest growing RIAs in the country and was named one of Financial Times top 300 firms in the nation. As they continue to expand their national footprint with offices in multiple states, they seek a Senior Wealth Advisor. As the main point of contact, will actively communicate with clients on a daily basis, providing advice on cash flows/tax planning strategies, estate/insurance issues, identify investment goals/retirement planning needs and implement recommendations with assistance of support staff. In addition, this position will meet with referrals in their territory and effectively close sales with the support of a leading financial planning team. 

ABOUT THE MATHER GROUP

The Mather Group is one of the fastest-growing independent, fee-only registered investment advisory firms in the country, offering comprehensive financial planning services with clients’ best interests in mind. We find the most cost-effective investment strategies, and clients pay only for our expert advice—no commissions, no product fees and no hidden fees.

OUR INDUSTRY'S CHALLENGE & OUR SOLUTION

Across our industry, only 3.8% of financial advisors are obligated to put their clients’ best interests first. What the average investor doesn’t realize is that most advisors hold brokerage licenses that allow them to put their firm's interests ahead of the client's. They aren’t legally obligated to act in the client’s best interest and can sell investment products for commissions.

The Mather Group is a registered investment advisor with a fiduciary duty to our clients. That means we have a legal obligation to always act in their best interest. When clients chose TMG, there are no conflicts about where their money is held or how it’s managed.

What we're doing differently is educating investors on what the fiduciary responsibility really means, at a time when it's more important than ever.

WE'VE MADE COMPELLING PROGRESS

  • $4.6 Billion in assets under management
  • Five offices in established markets: Chicago, Houston, Dallas, Atlanta and San Francisco Bay Area
  • 70 staff members and growing
  • Named to Barron's Top 100 Independent Advisor List (2018)
  • Named to Barron’s Top Advisor List (2016, 2017)
  • Named to Financial Times Top Advisers List (2016, 2017)

about THE POSITION

As an Operations Associate, you will be responsible for supporting back-office operational processes, successfully delivering on M&A integration initiatives, and helping establish and drive decision-making for technology solutions and operational processes for the firm.

The role of the Operations Associate includes portfolio trading, trade execution, and money movement, as well as model analysis, performance reporting, monitoring model exposures and drift, back-office operational processes, utilization of portfolio management / trading systems, and M&A integration initiatives.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Maintaining accurate portfolio accounting, billing, and CRM data for all clients/accounts across various platforms
  • Monitoring and executing monthly and quarterly client billing operations
  • Running performance reporting for quarterly performance reports, client meetings, and ad-hoc requests
  • Ensuring smooth account transition process and accurate implementation of investment decisions, working closely with various departments within the firm
  • Delivering effective written and verbal communication to financial advisors, internal departments, and firm leaders
  • Helping Trader with daily trading activity (equities, ETFs, mutual funds, fixed income, etc.) and portfolio maintenance, following firm investment policies/guidelines and within designated portfolio models
  • Working with Trader to monitor cash balances and drift reports of managed portfolios, while fulfilling cash requirements for client distributions and requests
  • Executing complex investment strategies using advanced rebalancing software, including Block trading to ensure best execution
  • Working collaboratively to support internal departments and committees in making better informed decisions, consistent with firm’s long-term vision and strategy
  • Communicating with custodians and vendors to resolve issues related to daily processes, data delivery, trade settlement, etc.
  • Assisting in maintaining 3rd party technology data integrations
  • Working with transition team to integrate systems, applications, people, and processes, related to M&A transactions
  • Supporting and maintaining data integrity across firm databases
  • Working with internal teams to identify and resolve risks to data quality and data integrity
  • Assisting in ad-hoc projects to improve firm operational efficiency and fulfill compliance requirements
  • Establishing and implementing sound operational processes related to trading, technology, and back-office functions
  • Structuring and prioritizing business requirements and communicating plans with stakeholders for review and approval
  • Performing other job-related duties as assigned

CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications and attributes:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business (Finance, Economics, Accounting) preferred
  • 0-3 years professional experience
  • Excellent analytical and quantitative skills, with meticulous attention to detail
  • Excellent problem solving and process improvement skills
  • Flexible and able to work well under pressure in a fast-paced and dynamic team environment, with continuously changing business needs
  • Self-motivated and proactive team player who takes ownership and accountability of all responsibilities
  • Able to multi-task and prioritize in a changing, fast-paced team environment
  • Able to manage time effectively and work collaboratively across various departments
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (specifically Excel)
  • Basic project management skills a plus
  • Basic knowledge of asset allocation, portfolio construction, and portfolio risk management
  • Basic knowledge of various types of investments, asset classes, and markets
  • Series 65 is required or attainable within six months of hire

The Mather Group is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds.

The Mather Group

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