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Investment Management Specialist

Leawood, Kansas

Job Description:

The Investment Management Specialist is responsible for supporting the Financial Advisor(s) and/or Advisor Team(s) overall investment management philosophy through executing on portfolio analysis and sharing expertise in a wide range of investment product areas. Ensure risk profiles, goals, objectives and asset allocations are aligned and reflected properly for each client. Deliver full range of investment products and services across the enterprise ensuring alignment to client goals and strategies while leveraging specialists and applicable investment management tools where appropriate. Partner with internal specialists to deliver holistic investment solutions by identifying targeted investment strategies. Assist in the preparation of client performance review reports to measure progress to goals.

Role Responsibilities

Analyze and understand Merrill and third party research
Monitor and respond to market and non-financial current events
Effectively navigate proprietary planning and investment management tools
Deliver investment management, including but not limited to investment proposal, CRC, etc.
Monitor and analyze book pricing internally for FA team
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 manage client portfolios to align with client goals, objectives, risk tolerance and time horizons
Research portfolio recommendations for Investment Committee review
Prepare materials and coordinate weekly Investment Committee meetings
Proactively review and manage team proprietary models to align with the Investment Committee decisions
Manage ML One variances/enrollments/updates/withdrawals/terminations
Serve as Primary/Lead Team Member for processing PIA trades in Portfolio
Processing of all trades (discretionary or non-discretionary)
Create analytical reports for FAs to review client investment portfolio performances against market returns
Propose client recommendations/changes based on client goals, risk tolerance, time horizon and objectives


Series 7, 63/65 or 66 or equivalent; must obtain all state registrations in support of Financial Advisor(s) and Advisor Team(s)  If Series 7, 63/65 or 66 or equivalent are not currently held, must be obtained within a specified timeframe to be eligible for Specialist position.
SAFE ACT Registration; ADV-2B Required
Obtain and/or maintain at least one firm approved designation
Possess and demonstrate strong communication skills
Thorough knowledge and understanding of the suite of Wealth Management products and services
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 by having a deep understanding of investment management best practices and policies/procedures
Ability to identify client needs and concerns, and articulate appropriate approach to align solutions to goals in a suitable and controlled way


1st shift (United States of America)

Hours Per Week: 


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Full time


Manages People: No

Travel: No

Street Address

Primary Location:
3401 COLLEGE BLVD, KS, Leawood, 66211