The Mather Group Trading Analyst - Chicago

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. 


The Mather Group, LLC (TMG) is one of the fastest-growing independent, fee-only registered investment advisory firms in the country, offering comprehensive financial planning services with our clients’ best interests in mind. We find the most cost-effective investment strategies, and clients pay only for our professional financial advice.


TMG is registered under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 as a Registered Investment Adviser with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). This means we are a fiduciary, and as such, we are transparent on costs, and only make recommendations that are in the best interest of our clients, minimizing cost whenever possible. When clients choose TMG, we work to mitigate any potential conflicts of interest regarding how their money is managed and where their money is held.  Our main concern is working to ensure the best interest of our clients is always met, and creating longevity in our relationships.  Our financial professionals do not hold brokerage licenses, are not compensated by selling products, and do not earn commissions.  Our fees are always disclosed in our firm’s public disclosure documents, so there are no hidden fees, which means we do not incentivize ourselves at our client’s expense.

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.


  • Approx $5.6 Billion in assets under management*
  • Seven offices in established markets: Chicago, Houston, Dallas, Atlanta, Austin, Philadelphia Area, Knoxville, and a presence in the San Francisco Bay Area
  • 100+ staff members and growing
  • Named #43 on RIA Channel’s Top 100 Wealth Managers (2020)
  • Named to Barron's Top 100 Independent Advisor List (2018, 2019, 2020)
  • Named to Financial Times Top Advisers List (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
  • Named as one of the Top 15 RIA firms by Financial Planning
  •  *As of February 2, 2021

    Rankings are based on voluntary, non-fee-paying surveys. Each organization establishes its own criteria for inclusion.


As a Trading Analyst for The Mather Group, you will be part of one of the fastest growing and most successful Registered Investment Advisor firms in the country.

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.

As a Trading Analyst, you’ll be responsible for:

  •  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 the Director of Operations
  • Work in partnership to support internal departments and committees in making better informed decisions, consistent with the 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


The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications and attributes:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Economics, or Accounting
  • 1-3 years of experience as a Trading Analyst and/or extensive industry experience
  • 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

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

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