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Financial Planner (Posted 10/29/20)

Mercer Advisors is a total wealth management firm that provides comprehensive financial planning and investment management services. Dedicated to improving the lives of our clients both today and through their retirement, we help them to develop a clear vision of their life goals. We then support their journey by providing comprehensive and coordinated wealth management advice that encompasses all areas of their financial life. Our staff of over 300 in 40+ offices coast-to-coast includes financial advisors, attorneys, CPAs, investment experts, and other skilled and talented professionals who want to create a life of choices and freedom for each and every client. 

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Job Summary:

The Financial Planner assists the Branch Manager in reviewing, analyzing and delivering financial planning modules to clients. Working with the Branch Manager, Client Advisors, Associate Planners, Client Associates and Regional Vice Presidents, the Financial Planner is an integral member of the branch client service team.

Essential Job Functions for the Financial Planner will include:

  • Providing advanced planning support to Client Advisor and Branch Manager in the areas of investments, tax, pension, estate, insurance and general financial planning
  • Supporting in servicing clients by preparing for meetings, developing presentation materials and providing reviews and ad hoc reporting 
  • Managing the financial planning workflow to support the Client Advisor and Branch Manager’s commitments to clients and meet post client meeting delivery deadlines
  • Establishing and developing strong relationships with clients and participating in client meetings with Client Advisor and Branch Manager
  • Dispensing financial planning advice in both supervised and unsupervised environments
  • Delivering financial planning support that results in increased referrals and high client retention
  • Acting as a trusted advisor through preparation and delivery of advice to clients within the context of the Financial Planner’s knowledge and training
  • Collaborating with other team members and departments including Investments and Family Wealth Services (FWS)
  • Providing support and training to Client Associates and Associate Planners
  • Ensuring adherence to company standards of client care, meetings, referrals and retention


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution (preferably Business, Economics, Accounting or Finance related)
  • Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation
  • At least 2 years financial industry related experience required; 3 to 4 years’ experience preferred   
  • Client-facing experience required
  • Excellent verbal, written, analytical and organizational skills
  • Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook; experience with Salesforce and financial planning software preferred
  • Technical and analytical training and experience in financial planning
  • Demonstrated flexibility, versatility and ability to manage multiple priorities and deliver to tight deadlines in a team environment
  • Ability to work without close supervision managing and prioritizing deliverables
  • Must be highly flexible and confidential with all matters
  • Ability to travel up to 20% required

Benefits: We can offer you an exciting, fast-paced working environment, and the opportunity to play a vital role in our growth. Mercer Advisors is an equal opportunity employer offering a competitive salary and benefits package.

We are not accepting unsolicited resumes from agencies and/or search firms for this job posting.

 Apply: https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=46852&clientkey=C5293336D8F173587892158EBCCAEF72




Institutional Sales Associate (Posted 10/23/20)

A Registered Investment Advisor based in Los Angeles is seeking a highly motivated self-starter to join its team in the position of Institutional Sales Associate. 

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Institutional Sales Responsibilities

  • New business development:
  • General support of Institutional Sales MD (ISMD) and Director of Consultant (DoC) Relations in their new business development activities.
  • Develop and maintain a comprehensive understanding of the firm’s equity portfolios so as to provide secondary sales and marketing support of ISMD and DoC in providing information to prospective clients and institutional consultants.
  • Uncover cross-selling opportunities through prospective client and/or consultant interactions.
  • Collaborate with the firm’s Institutional Team members to provide general support in the ongoing servicing of prospective clients and consultants.
  1. Collaborate with Institutional Team members on the development and production of educational white paper content to further support the firm’s efforts to be identified as a “thought leader” in the asset classes it manages.
  2. Assist in scheduling/coordinating prospective institutional client meetings, including providing background information on the prospective client to all meeting attendees. Schedule “prep” meetings, as necessary, to prepare all meeting attendees.
  • Existing clients:
  • Assist in scheduling/coordinating institutional client portfolio meetings, providing appropriate meeting material to meeting attendees for review prior to meetings.
  • Uncover cross-selling opportunities through client interactions.

Data Analytics Responsibilities

  • Identify potential institutional sales opportunities through technology resources. (Evestment, FinDaily, etc.).
  • Review daily information from institutional market data providers to identify potential search activity.
  • Design competitive intelligence platform.
  • Responsible for developing a comprehensive “competitive intelligence” platform, by gathering pertinent data with the goal of developing insight and potential “competitive edge” so as to best prepare the team for each potential institutional opportunity.
  • This data gathering would include:
  1. Information on the prospective clients, including information on the key decision makers.
  2. Information on institutional consultants who are advising prospective clients.
  3. Information on primary competitors in each asset class, provide comparison analytics and commentary on how to best position the firm vs. competitors. Identify peers that could be in redemption due to corporate changes or poor performance.
  • Provide fee analysis.
  • Assist in providing fee data for RFP requests and competitive bidding.
  • Provide analysis on institutional industry trends.
  • Provide quarterly report that provides analysis of purchasing trends in equity asset classes.
  • Provide quarterly information on general industry trends (ESG, diversity requirements, etc.).

Competencies and Attributes:

  • CFA certification preferred.
  • 5+ years of relevant experience in the investment management industry.
  • Superior communication skills, both oral and written; strong presentation skills.
  • A demonstrated ability to manage priorities and meet established timeline goals.
  • Strong analytical skills with attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to collaborate in a professional and constructive manner within a team-oriented culture.
  • A bachelor’s degree required from an accredited university with a strong educational foundation in finance and economics.
  • Proficiency in working with Evestment and MMD platforms, Salesforce CRM, and the Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Outlook suite.

Please email resumes to tom@usexecutivesearch.com



Lead Advisor & Associate Advisor Positions Available (Posted 10/14/20)

Anchor Bay Capital Inc. is a rapidly expanding SEC registered RIA offering financial planning, tax, and investment advisory services with offices in Carlsbad and Tustin. We have an opening for a Lead or Associate Advisor who wants a client continuity or succession plan for their clients or is interested in joining an independent firm with an ownership track for future professional growth.

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There are significant benefits to working with Anchor Bay Capital, including our in-house financial planning, tax, investment, and service teams. Having the support of highly experienced and credentialed members of our team allows our advisors to focus on their client relationships and gather new assets instead of worrying about the burden of the day to day operation of a financial planning practice. In addition to our in-house team approach, we offer state of the art technology, turn-key seminar and marketing systems, firm provided prospect leads, the ability to work from one of our offices or remotely, plus complete compliance and practice management support. While we are primarily a fee-based firm serving clients on an AUM, hourly, flat fee, or subscription basis, we have a broker dealer and insurance solutions if desired.

The ideal advisor would be someone with an established book of business who is looking to join a firm that is focused on comprehensive financial planning, is fee based, acts as a fiduciary in all aspects of their practice and likes a “one stop shop” approach. Tax preparation experience and licensing is a plus.

We offer a competitive compensation package including a base income plus performance bonuses, 401(k), subsidized health insurance, ownership opportunities, a liberal time off policy, and financial support for industry conferences, membership and professional credentials. We also offer an opportunity to monetize your current book of business through a variety of purchase options.

Position Responsibilities 

  • Provide comprehensive financial advice and serve as relationship manager to new and existing clients.
  • Support the Financial Planning Director with preparation of financial plans and income tax returns. (Associate Advisor)
  • Participate in developing and conducting firm marketing activities including webinars, seminars, and written content.
  • Form new client relationships through networking, referrals and marketing generated leads.
  • Increase skills and knowledge through continuing education and obtainment of professional credentials.

 Requirements for Consideration 

  • Bachelor’s degree – ideally in financial planning, business, or accounting
  • Minimum of 2 years industry experience for Associate Advisor or 5 years client facing experience for Lead Advisor
  • CFP designation for Lead Advisor
  • Series 65 license plus clean U-4 and background check
  • Established book of business is a major plus
  • Experience and credentialing (CPA, EA, CTEC) in tax preparation also a major plus
  • Experience with eMoney or Moneyguide Pro preferred


How to Apply

Send your cover letter and resume to:

Jim Allen: jim@anchorbaycapital.com

760 602-3470





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Summary of Position for Director of Operations (Posted 10/5/20)

The Director will be charged with leading a team of operational specialists who provide support and a superior service experience to Ashton Thomas Advisors and clients.  The role is based in Ashton Thomas’ Scottsdale company headquarters and will report to our COO.

An excellent candidate is passionate about relationship and project management, is hands on, and has deep knowledge of the RIA and broker-dealer space. This individual must be a confident leader who is comfortable managing various stakeholders through complex problems. They must be a great communicator with the ability to connect across all levels of the organization, critical vendors, and other advisory firms.

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Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversee the management, coaching, and development of a team of operations and Client Service team members.
  • Understand key strategic, financial, and operational drivers of all back-office and middle-office functions.
  • Coordinate the operational team for onboarding new advisors and advisor teams.
  • Manage staffing, work schedules, and monitoring of multiple call/workflow queues to ensure department standards and company guidelines are achieved and exceeded.
  • Work closely with the COO and make tactical recommendations related to the allocation of resources in an effort to ensure adherence to high service level standards.
  • Identify and resolve operational and compliance issues that may arise during daily activities.
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with service teams for the firm’s custodians to tackle time-sensitive issues.
  • Complete special projects and assist with writing communications to the field on operational enhancements. Participate in presentations as needed.
  • Identify process improvements and coordinate with COO and CCO to implement the solutions in an effort to build efficiencies and increase productivity.
  • Develop and implement best-practice processes related to the firm’s operations and in support of the firm’s other departments including client data, employee changes, and investment functions including portfolio accounting and trading.
  • Develop written procedures when system changes are implemented.
  • Serve as a Team Leader and assist with escalated issues, manage call escalations from clients and advisors. Manage high-profile complaint requests.
  • Assist with the review and principal approval of new account applications.
  • Develop strong networks and relationships among stakeholders and all members of the firm to create operational efficiencies.
  • Identify and resolve operational and compliance issues which may arise during daily activities.

Skills and Abilities

  • Experienced in consistent cross-functional program delivery
  • Proven project management skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and an innate ability to build immediate rapport with financial/wealth advisors, company leaders and colleagues
  • Developed understanding or the ability to quickly learn the operational details of advisory business (e.g., RIA) functions (IT, Finance, Operations, Compliance, etc.)
  • Demonstrable ability to communicate, present and influence key stakeholders at all levels of an organization, including executive and C-level
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects at a time, while maintaining sharp attention to detail
  • Proactive self-starter and highly motivated, ability to work independently and drive change
  • High ethical standards and integrity
  • Outcome driven
  • Excellent listening, negotiation and presentation abilities. Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • 10+ years of operations experience, 5+ years with managerial functions within financial services. Experience at a Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) highly preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • FINRA Series 65/66, 7, and 24 Preferred
  • Industry professional designation(s) preferred (CFP, CPA, ChFC, CIMA)
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel including v-lookups and pivot tables
  • Strong customer service skills and comfort with inbound/outbound calls
  • Outstanding written communication skills
  • Willingness to be flexible with schedule to meet extended business hours and heavy client demand
  • Advanced knowledge of Mutual Funds, ETFs, Brokerage Accounts and the Managed Account Industry is necessary
  • Superior management and collaboration skills including the ability to influence and engage direct and indirect reports and peers.
  • Bachelor’s degree, advanced degree and/or designations preferred. Series 65 required to be obtained upon hire.
  • Organized and detail oriented while managing and prioritizing multiple tasks simultaneously.


  • Competitive base salary, bonus


  • Company 401(k) with match
  • Health and dental insurance
  • Paid time off

Interested parties need to reply to:

William Cerynik <wcerynik@at-pw.com>  or apply here: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/cap/view/2149579445/?pathWildcard=2149579445&trk=mcm