Portfolio Management Associate Director

  • Competitive
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Morgan Stanley USA
  • 17 Dec 18

Portfolio Management Associate Director

POSITION SUMMARY: The Portfolio Management Associate Director works with Portfolio Management certified Financial Advisors who have earned the Senior Portfolio Management Director title in executing the responsibilities outlined below.


  • Supports Financial Advisors in analyzing portfolios and developing advanced PM solutions and strategies for clients
  • Accompanies Financial Advisor to meetings to discuss investment strategy options and performs market reviews
  • Manages clients' estate, trust, retirement, and insurance objectives with the Financial Advisor
  • Develops marketing and seminar materials and helps distribute targeted presentations to clients on behalf of the Financial Advisor
  • Screens new client prospects that are developed through leads and referrals to determine suitability for addition to group
  • Makes asset allocation recommendations to the group and sets up the portfolio in conjunction with the Financial Advisor
  • Critically examines current holdings to evaluate if portfolio action is warranted
  • Proactively evaluates and upgrades platforms for the Portfolio Management Group and maintains all hardware
  • Implements decisions by using PM trading platforms or other Firm's online technologies to input trades
  • Determines scope of and performs necessary database and internet research and screening and produces monthly or quarterly reports using proprietary software
  • Leads research meetings
  • Identifies swap opportunities
  • Conducts credit research and develops valuation models
  • Complies with allindustry rules and regulations and Firm policies



Education and/or Experience
  • Minimum of 10 years of post-high school education and/or work experience in a field relevant to the position required
  • Advanced degree or professional certification preferred (e.g. former attorney, CPA, extensive background in financial services)
  • Active Series 7, 63 and 65, or Series 7 and 66
  • Additional product licenses may be required
  • Strong compliance record

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong knowledge of applicable compliance rules and regulations and firm policies
  • Knowledge of financial industry / products
  • Proficient in applicable software applications
  • Successful completion of the Portfolio Management Coursework or holds the CFA designation

  • Complex Business Service Officer and a dotted line to the Business Service Manager

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