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Senior Investment Manager

Merrill Wealth Management
Towson, Maryland
Commensurate with Experience
Closing date
Feb 23, 2024

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Job Role
Financial Advisor
Employment Type
Full Time
Experience Level
1-4 years
CFP® Certification

Job Details

Job Description:

The Senior Investment Manager is responsible for defining and owning the Financial Advisor(s) and/or Advisor Team(s) overall investment management philosophy through the development of portfolio strategy, and leading a sound investment management process. Would act as team CIO, leading the investment committee for large teams, and working in close partnership with internal specialists to deliver holistic investment solutions by identifying and establishing targeted investment strategies. Strong ability to connect with clients and communicate CIO research in a concise and compelling manner. Ensure risk profiles, goals, objectives and asset allocations are aligned and reflected properly for each client. Senior-level expertise in a wide range of investment product areas and ability to deliver full range of products and services across the enterprise, ensuring alignment to client goals and strategies. Oversee preparation and present client performance review reports to measure progress to goals. Serves as subject matter expert for all investment-related questions that come in from clients.

Role Responsibilities

• Define and own team's investment management philosophy and process

• Establish a scalable, disciplined investment process

• Build team's investment and portfolio management knowledge and skills

• Supervise research and development of portfolio recommendations for Investment Committee review

• Lead weekly Investment Committee meetings

• Oversee the review and management of   team proprietary models to align with the Investment Committee decisions

• Monitor the generation and delivery of investment management tools, including but not limited to investment proposal, CRC, etc.

• Oversee the management of client portfolios to align with client goals, objectives, risk tolerance and time horizons

• Develop book pricing model for FA team and oversee analysis on an ongoing basis

• Convey pricing to ensure client's understanding of the value of advice and accompanying solutions

• Deep understanding of the CIO philosophy & ongoing monitoring of strategy changes based on current market environment

• Monitor and respond to market and non-financial current events

• Analyze and understand Merrill and third party research

• Create analytical reports for FAs to review client investment portfolio performances against market returns

• Develop and present client recommendations/changes based on client goals, risk tolerance, time horizon and objectives

• Lead one-on-one and group client facing dialogue and commentary on market trends and overall investment management topics

• May oversee the work of additional teammates aligned to investment management, provide training and development

• Engage home office partners and leaders to manage escalation and resolution of complex issues


• Series 7, 63/65 or 66 or equivalent; must obtain all state registrations in support of Financial Advisor(s) and Advisor Team(s)

• SAFE Act Registration; ADV-2B Required

• CFA®, or CIMA® designation preferred or obtain and/or maintain at least one firm approved designation

• Possess and demonstrate strong communication skills

• Superior relationship management skills to partner effectively across the entire Wealth Management space

• Strong analytical and portfolio management skills with the ability to identify trends and implement investment strategies to increase growth and mitigate risk

• Ability to make sound decisions through a deep understanding of investment management best practices and policies/procedures with a strong risk mindset

• Ability to identify client needs and concerns, and articulate appropriate approach to align solutions to goals in a suitable and controlled way

• LOS 10+ years or relevant Industry experience

Job Band:

1st shift (United States of America)

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