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Type of Role: InvestmentsOperations

Experience Level: Analyst/Associate

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Salary: $52K - $88K

Berkshire Bank is a bank headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. It is a subsidiary of Berkshire Hills Bancorp, a bank holding company. The bank operates 130 branches in New England, New York and the Mid-Atlantic, and is the third largest regional bank headquartered in Massachusetts.

Job Description

Division:              Asset Management

Department:      Berkshire Wealth Management

Reports to:         Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer – Wealth Management

Status:                 Exempt/Officer

Grade:                  9

Pay range:           $52,000 – $87,568

Actual compensation within the pay range will be decided based on factors including, but not limited to, skills, prior relevant experience, and specific work location.

Location:             Albany, NY / Boston, MA / Lenox, MA / Providence, RI / Worcester, MA / Manchester, VT

Purpose/Objective

The Investment Associate performs a broad range of functions as part of Berkshire Bank Wealth Management’s Investment team, including managing investment performance, trading securities, creating reports, supporting the Chief Investment Officer and Portfolio Managers, performing investment and broker due diligence, and conducting regulatory reviews among other functions.  Ensures internal and external compliance with applicable policies and regulations.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Manages investment performance reporting and data analysis processes, including contribution to system conversions.
  • Perform targeted areas of investment research under the guidance of the Investment Committee.
  • Support Chief Investment Officer and Portfolio Managers in a broad range of functions, including trading, client account management, and reporting.
  • Records minutes at Investment Committee Meetings; reports key developments to broader teams and committees.
  • Ensures compliance with all banking laws, rules, regulations, and prescribed policies/practices/procedures necessary to reduce risk and uphold ethical standards related to and required by one’s duties.

Education:

  • BA, BS or equivalent degree
  • Progress toward CFA or CFP preferred

Experience:

  • Demonstrated ability to complete projects and tasks amongst multiple priorities
  • Priority given to candidates with experience in Investment Management, Financial Planning, Data Analysis, Performance Reporting, or general Financial Services

Skills & Knowledge:

  • Strong interest in global markets, investing, portfolio construction and performance attribution
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to collaborate and work in a team environment
  • Excellent writing & communication skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Adherence to deadlines
  • Ability to multi-task; anticipatory & well organized
  • Strong quantitative and technical skills
  • Excellent Excel skills

Berkshire Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employer – all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.