Associate Investment Counsellor

Posted 03 April 2024

Associate Investment Counsellor at Fiera Capital

Investments Full-time Montreal

Experience: Entry-Level
Salary Range: Not Specified

Close date: 04 May 2024

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At Fiera Capital :

We invest in creating a culture of purpose that makes our people feel valued,cared for, seen, and heard. Our approach to employee experience is tailored to your needs and ambitions:

  • Your Inclusive Experience: We are committed to cultivating an inclusive, safe, and trusting work environment.
  • Your Growth & Empowerment: We have ambitious growth goals for our firm, which makes us a great place to advance your career.
  • Your Rewards & Recognition: We deeply value our people and their contributions and that’s reflected in our competitive compensation and benefits packages and our collaborative culture.
  • Your Wellness Your Way: We strive to create a healthy work environment and we offer programs designed to support our employees’ wellbeing.

Position Description

What we are looking for :

  • Under the supervision of the Senior Investment Counsellor, the Associate Vice-President is primarily responsible for providing timely, focused, and personalized service to our private wealth clients. The AVP will support client management and investment management activities, as well as supporting business development activities. As a member of the private wealth management team, the incumbent will be asked to assist other team members in their tasks.

Your responsibilities :

  • Coordinate regular and ongoing client meetings and events for the SVP, Investment Counsellor;
  • Help determine agenda, key topics, execute post-meeting work and follow up;
  • Work with the Private Wealth Associate to ensure client files are up to date, compliant with regulatory requirements, etc.;
  • Provide proactive client service on the phone and in person, respond to client inquiries;
  • Identify opportunities for new business as well as among existing client base for asset consolidation or referrals;
  • Help the Senior Investment Counsellor to grow the book of business with the target of being on his own at some point;
  • Review portfolios regularly and rebalance them with guidance from the advisory team;
  • Make recommendations for changes, switches; track positions; manage positions to be in line with models, manage tactical asset changes and new position queue;
  • Analyze current and prospective client financial information to prepare investment recommendations to be utilized in client meetings;
  • Assist associates with onboarding new clients and implementation of investment policy;
  • Operate with high integrity, is authentic, and always does the right thing;
  • Adopt rigorous approach that is consistent with Fiera Private Wealth practices and pays attention to details when carrying out work.

Required Skill / Experience

Must have requirements to be successful in this role :

  • University degree (preferably in business);
  • Professional designation: Chartered Financial Analyst, and/or Chartered
  • Investment Manager;
  • Licensed as or eligible to become licensed as a Registered Representative with respective provincial body;
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in the investment industry;
  • High degree of PC literacy and professional experience working with Excel and PowerPoint;
  • Exceptional analytical skills;
  • Above average communication skills (both verbal and written);
  • Strong organizational skills with proven ability to multitask;
  • Must be a team player;
  • Strong presence with an ability to engender trust in client relationships;
  • Must possess a passion for professional client service;
  • Strong entrepreneurial spirit;
  • Requires a strong attention to detail.

Additional Information :

  • Fiera Capital adheres to a hybrid working environment with 3 days in-office per week
  • If you are interested in a career at Fiera Capital and you meet 70% or more of the requirements, do not hesitate to submit your application!

For all positions in Quebec (Montreal and Laval), proficiency in French, both spoken and written,is mandatory. Working English proficiency is also required in order to serve our offices and
clients around the world.

Fiera Capital subscribes to the principle of employment equity. Our staff is our most valuable asset, and our goal is to create an inclusive and equitable environment where everyone can achieve their true potential.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, colour, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, or on the basis of disability, genetic information or any other federal, state, or local protected class. Fiera Capital will not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment.

All staffing decisions, including hiring and promotion decisions, will be based on merit, skills, performance, and business needs. We are pleased to receive applications from qualified individuals from a variety of backgrounds. Job applicants who are individually selected for an interview will be notified that accommodations are available upon request. If a selected participant requests accommodation, Fiera Capital shall consult with the applicant and provide, or arrange for the provision of, suitable accommodation in a manner that considers the applicant’s accessibility needs due to disability.

Please stay vigilant and never share personal or confidential information during this hiring process, unless it is through Mintz Global Screening, the secure platform we use to exchange such information. If in doubt, or if you think you have been a victim of fraudulent manoeuvres during your hiring process, please contact us.

Please note that job titles indicated in job postings may differ from internal job titles. Accordingly, offers of employment may not reflect job titles indicated in job postings.

We thank all applicants for their interest in a career with Fiera Capital. We will only contact those selected for an interview.

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