Client Service Associate, Due Diligence Projects

  • Competitive Base and Bonus USD
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA Los Angeles CA US
  • Permanent, Full time
  • First Pacific Advisors, LLC
  • 19 Sep 18 2018-09-19

FPA’s Client Service department provides support to prospects and clients, portfolio managers, sales staff and relationship managers by performing operational and administrative functions for our strategies, funds, and/or managed accounts. The RFP / DDQ Associate is an integral part of FPA’s Client Service Team, and will respond to a variety of requests from clients, prospects, consultants, advisors, and others. These requests include proposal and due diligence questionnaires and the population of consultant and other third-party online databases.

Please email resume to  All email submissions and inquiries must include “CSA DDQ - efc” in the subject line for consideration.

The primary responsibilities of the RFP / DDQ Associate include the following: 

  • Complete Requests for Proposal (RFP’s), Requests for Information (RFI’s), Due Diligence Questionnaires (DDQ’s) and other ad hoc requests
  • Collaborate with Relationship Managers and Product Specialists to ensure that strategy specific requests are handled appropriately
  • Continue to build out and proactively maintain the RFP/DDQ database of standard question and answer pairings
  • ​Populate data files and liaise with third party vendor(s) to update and maintain various consultant databases
  • Work with Compliance to manage the completion of regular certification requirements for Separately Managed Accounts
  • Assist with maintaining various files for tracking the status of recurring or ongoing DDQ’s or RFPs
  • Manager and/or work on projects to help in supporting the team’s (and the organization’s) strategic initiatives


  • Experience working in a fast paced industry and collaborating with cross-functional teams
  • Demonstrates effective critical thinking and problem-solving approach to challenges and projects
  • Acute attention to accuracy and detail
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines at times, works well under pressure
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, planning, and organizational skills with ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders throughout a project lifecycle
  • An understanding and affinity for branding and identity - Strategically look to elevate the brand and improve/innovate ways we present the firm and strategies.
  • Ability to understand technical trends, and a passion to learn and master them
  • Highly motivated with demonstrated initiative, independence and adaptability
  • Focused on continuous improvement and operational discipline


  • 1-3 plus years work-related experience preferred, financial services experiences a plus
  • Bachelor's degree in related field preferred
  • Proficiency in Excel and Word
  • Experience in an RFP/DDQ role is desirable
  • Experience with maintaining a CRM system (Satuit or similar) a plus
  • Experience with project management and/or process redesign a plus

FPA is and Equal Opportunity Employer

First Pacific Advisors (FPA) is a Los Angeles-based institutional money management firm, employing a disciplined approach to value investing, prudently seeking superior long-term returns while maintaining a focus on capital preservation.   FPA manages approximately 31 billion across multiple strategies and has about 87 employees.