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BMO Financial Group Associate Portfolio Manager in Chicago, Illinois

Provides administrative and operational support to the delivery of financial and investment planning and advice to deliver an exceptional customer experience. Works collaboratively within the assigned team / branch and with business partners.

  • Assists in preparing new business proposals or presentations to clients/prospects based upon their needs.

  • Identifies gaps, issues and best practices through monitoring of sales and service performance targets against plans.

  • Contribute to the team’s business objectives by building and maintaining client relationships through client acquisition both from internal referrals (within existing book of business) and external sources (through marketing initiatives).

  • Expands the business growth potential of the team through telemarketing and outbound calls.

  • Coordinates marketing activities and sales material to support client / prospect conversations.

  • Develops an overall understanding of assigned client’s investment strategy to best serve the customer.

  • Provides knowledge detailed information about products and services offered.

  • Determines appropriate communication/service regarding all aspects of investing.

  • Independently resolves client complaints in a timely and effective manner; escalates as required.

  • Develops an understanding of the Bank’s investment strategy and philosophy and communicates this to clients and prospects.

  • Provides general investment support to assigned accounts.

  • Coordinates and executes specific activities for the implementation of strategic initiatives; includes tracking metrics and milestones.

  • Uses models to structure a portfolio based on specific criteria.

  • Under supervision, implements portfolio re-optimizations and enters client equity and fixed income trades.

  • Provides specialized support related to investment client services issue including preparing information for client meetings, annual reviews, etc.

  • Ensures client needs are met or exceeded; manages requests in accordance with established policies and procedures.

  • Maintain the schedule / calendar to coordinate customer meetings and office coverage.

  • Meets high-quality service standards to maximize relationship retention and growth.

  • Develops rapport and instills confidence with the client to develop credibility and earn their trust.

  • Organizes work information to ensure accuracy and completeness.

  • Follows through on the risk and compliance processes and policies to ensure we safeguard our customers’ assets, maintain their privacy, act in their best interests, and ensures an effectively run branch.

  • Protects the Bank's assets and complies with all regulatory, legal and ethical requirements.

  • Focus may be on a business/group.

  • Thinks creatively and proposes new solutions.

  • Exercises judgment to identify, diagnose, and solve problems within given rules.

  • Works mostly independently.

  • Broader work or accountabilities may be assigned as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Typically between 3 - 5 years of relevant experience and post-secondary degree in related field of study or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Finance related degree preferred.

  • General knowledge of financial markets, portfolio management theory, and relevant regulations.

  • Advanced knowledge of investment process and procedures.

  • Advanced knowledge of proprietary products and services in order to identify potential products and services to client needs and advise members of the team.

  • Relevant investment industry licensing for the designated jurisdiction / portfolio.

  • Specialized knowledge from education and/or business experience.

  • Verbal & written communication skills - In-depth.

  • Collaboration & team skills - In-depth.

  • Analytical and problem solving skills - In-depth.

  • Influence skills - In-depth.

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At BMO Harris Bank we are driven by a shared Purpose: Boldly Grow the Good in business and life. It calls on us to create lasting, positive change for our customers, our communities and our people. By working together, innovating and pushing boundaries, we transform lives and businesses, and power economic growth around the world.

As a member of the BMO Harris Bank team you are valued, respected and heard, and you have more ways to grow and make an impact. We strive to help you make an impact from day one – for yourself and our customers. We’ll support you with the tools and resources you need to reach new milestones, as you help our customers reach theirs. From in-depth training and coaching, to manager support and network-building opportunities, we’ll help you gain valuable experience, and broaden your skillset.

To find out more visit us at https://jobs.bmoharris.com

BMO Harris Bank is committed to an inclusive, equitable and accessible workplace. By learning from each other’s differences, we gain strength through our people and our perspectives. BMO Harris Bank N.A. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. To request accommodation, please contact your recruiter.

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