The Mather Group Trading Analyst

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 9% 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 are not 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

  • $3.9 Billion in assets under management
  • Seven offices in established markets: Chicago, Houston, Dallas, Atlanta, Austin, Philadelphia Area, Knoxville, and San Francisco Bay Area
  • 77 staff members and growing
  • Named 14th on Forbes 2019 top 100 Registered Investment Advisor List
  • Named to Barron's Top 100 Independent Advisor List (2018,2019)
  • Named to Financial Times Top Advisers List (2016, 2017,2018,2019)

about THE POSITION

The role of the Trading Analyst includes portfolio trading, execution, and money movement, as well as model analysis, portfolio reporting, monitoring portfolio performance and exposures, back-office operational processes, and utilization of portfolio management / trading systems. The Trader will act independently within established investment policy guidelines, while managing complex portfolios.

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

  • Manage daily trading activity (Equities, ETFs, Fixed Income, etc.) and account maintenance, following investment policies/guidelines and within designated portfolio models
  • Execution of complex investment strategies using advanced rebalancing software
  • Block trading
  • Monitor cash balances and drift reports of managed portfolios, while fulfilling cash requirements for client distributions and requests
  • Maintain accurate portfolio accounting for all clients/accounts and trading systems across all areas of the firm
  • Ensure smooth account transition process and accurate implementation of investment decisions, working closely with various departments within the firm
  • Develop an understanding of global Fixed Income markets and their structure, while providing innovative and scalable ideas for new strategies
  • Contribute towards thought leadership for internal and external distribution
  • Assist with various M&A project deliverables, as requested by Director of Operations
  • Work in partnership to support internal departments and committees in making better informed decisions, consistent with firm’s long-term strategy
  • Deliver effective written and verbal communication to financial advisors, internal departments, and firm leaders
  • Maintain technical competence by keeping up-to-date on industry developments and technical authorities
  • Assist in ad-hoc projects to improve firm operational efficiency and fulfill compliance requirements
  • Ensure compliance with FINRA, SEC, and other governing entities, as well as internal compliance policies and procedures
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned

 

CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications and attributes:

  • Finance, Economics, or Accounting Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • 1-3 years experience as a Trading Analyst and/or extensive industry experience preferred
  • Excellent analytical and quantitative skills, with meticulous attention to detail
  • Flexible and able to work well under pressure in a fast-paced and dynamic team environment
  • Self-motivated and proactive team player who takes ownerships and accountability of responsibilities
  • Extensive knowledge of asset allocation, portfolio construction, and portfolio risk management
  • Knowledge of various types of investments, asset classes, and markets
  • Demonstrated success in conducting investment due diligence, making investment recommendations based on thorough analysis, and portfolio construction
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Previous Fixed Income or ETF trading experience is a plus
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (specifically Excel), databases, and other software programs
  • 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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