Investment & Portfolio Strategist Sr

Company Name: PNC - Hawthorn Investments

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Job Location: Philadelphia, PA

Date: 10/3/2017

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Position Overview

At PNC, our people are our greatest differentiator and competitive advantage in the markets we serve. We are all united in delivering the best experience for our customers. As an Investment & Portfolio Strategist Sr. within PNC's Hawthorn Investment organization, you will be based in Philadelphia, PAIn this role, you will work with the Investment & Portfolio Strategy teams under the leadership of both Hawthorn's Chief Investment Strategist and Head of Portfolio Strategy, serving the needs of PNC's ultra-high net worth business. In this role, you will assist in the writing of Hawthorn's investment publications including monthly and quarterly pieces. You will also be responsible for performing research and analysis that will support the overall investment recommendations of the firm, while also supporting the firm's asset allocation and portfolio construction process. You should be comfortable with the use and development of complex analytical tools and models to help support new and existing investment strategies. In this role, you will also have the opportunity to present the firm's investment strategy views to current clients and prospects.


Job Profile

  • Runs complex valuation, business performance, risk and operational analytics. Develops analytical methods/models to assess market, credit and or operational risk of new and existing investment strategies. Mentors less seasoned investment and portfolio strategists.

  • Leverages investment expertise to rigorously analyze more complex datasets, to improve risk adjusted returns, to deliver profitable growth and to communicate conclusions. Synthesizes analytical results and develops, recommends and implements investment strategies that improve investment decisions, assist in managing risk, enhance performance and meet business goals. Establishes baselines for strategies and tracks actual performance to expectations.

  • Develops and/or applies more complex predictive models, third party data and other tools to develop and execute investment and portfolio strategies to provide insight into portfolio expected return and risk. Manages engagements with internal and external information suppliers to ensure solution is fit for purpose while maintaining appropriate governance and oversight.

  • Works with investment and model development partners to design, develop and monitor test designs and analytical reporting to track and enhance strategies. May design or enhance standard reporting suites for regular product and portfolio reviews.

  • Collaborates with appropriate investment committee and risk partners to assess and establish investment risk appetite and to understand its implications, as well as to establish policies and procedures governing the identification, monitoring and management of risk appetite.


Core CompetenciesManages Risk - Working Experience

  • Assesses and effectively manages all of the risks associated with their business objectives and activities to ensure activities are in alignment with the bank's and unit's risk appetite and risk management framework.


Customer Focus - Extensive Experience

  • Knowledge of the values and practices that align customer needs and satisfaction as primary considerations in all business decisions, and ability to leverage that information in creating customized customer solutions.


Job Specific CompetenciesEffective Communications - Extensive Experience

  • Understanding of effective communication concepts, tools and techniques; ability to effectively transmit, receive, and accurately interpret ideas, information, and needs through the application of appropriate communication behaviors.


Analytical Thinking - Extensive Experience

  • Knowledge of techniques and tools that promote effective analysis and the ability to determine the root cause of organizational problems and create alternative solutions that resolve the problems in the best interest of the business.


Regulatory Environment - Financial Services - Working Experience

  • Knowledge of and ability to help an organization adapt to applicable federal, state, local, and company-specific regulations, policies, and guidelines affecting business practices.


Mathematics of Financial Instruments - Subject Matter Expertise

  • Knowledge of and ability to perform the mathematical calculations that underlie various financial instruments.


Financial Engineering - Extensive Experience

  • Knowledge of and ability to utilize the tools, techniques, and practices for creating a mix of financial instruments that will leverage a client's financial resources to an acceptable level of risk.


Pricing Models And Analytics - Extensive Experience

  • Knowledge of pricing tools, techniques and methods; ability to assess analytical and pricing models through the use of statistical principles.


Investment Management - Extensive Experience

  • Knowledge of and ability to utilize the tools, techniques, and acceptable business practices associated with managing a client's various investments.


Operational Risk - Working Experience

  • Knowledge of policies and processes for operational risk management; ability to use tools, data, and best practices to identify, assess, and manage operational risk exposures.


Market Risk - Extensive Experience

  • Knowledge of processes, tools, and techniques used for analyzing market risk; ability to assess and manage investment exposures to market risk.


Quantitative Techniques - Extensive Experience

  • Knowledge of and ability to use quantitative tools and techniques to measure and analyze risks.


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