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Associate

Employment Status
Permanent Full-Time
Location
Calgary, AB
Department
Retail
Reporting To
Investment Advisor(s) and Branch Management Team
Job Id
CGY - 073
Job Level
L3
Seniority Level
Associate
Position Overview

We are seeking an individual to join our team in the Calgary office. As an Associate the incumbent will contribute to growing the business by supporting the Investment Advisor(s), ensuring high-level client service, and providing dedicated specialized administrative support on diverse assignments, including personal financial planning and wealth management.

Duties & Responsibilities

Investment Advisor Support:

  • Prepare, analyze, and present reports and recommendations for clients including investment policy statements, portfolio evaluations, financial plans, retirement projections, client commentaries/reviews and investment proposals
  • Manage the execution of transactions on behalf of the Advisor
  • Analyze industry and company data, macro data, develop and maintain financial models
  • Market analysis and software specialties to compare benchmarks to support Investment Advisor(s)
  • New Products Research (insurance, mutal funds, equities, tax law, philanthropy)

Client Service:

  • Provide a high level of client service which includes responding to phone, mail and electronic enquiries based on knowledge of full service brokerage
  • Attend and present client meetings as required, including prospect and annual review meetings
  • Provide gold standard client service anticipating client needs and delivering proactive and quality communications to ensure clients are apprised of details related to their accounts
  • Patricipate in the end-to-end wealth planning experience, from discovery to financial planning analysis, development of high value financial plans and recommendations
  • Support the growth and retention of clients assets by providing wealth planning support to Investment Advisors, including but not limited to Retirement Projections, Pension Analysis, Income Splitting Analysis, Probate Analysis, CPP timing Analysis, Insurance Needs Analysis.

Administration:

  •  Familiarize and adhere to compliance requirements, including all aspects of new and existing account documentation and marketing materials to maintain a culture and operation of risk management
Skills & Qualifications
  • At least 3 years’ experience in the financial services industry
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently
  • Understanding of industry compliance regulations
  • Strict attention to detail
  • The ability to multi-task
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to quickly learn new technologies and programs
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks while under pressure
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Working knowledge of financial of financial planning software (Naviplan) is considered an asset
Education
  • An undergraduate and/or postgraduate degree in Business/Economics or related field
  • Successful completion of the Canadian Securities Course (CSC) and Conduct and Practices Handbook
  • Licensed with Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) as an Investment Representative