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Type of Role: Investments

Experience Level: Analyst/Associate

Location: Scottsdale, Arizona

Salary: $65K - $85K

Northern Trust Corporation is an American financial services company headquartered in Chicago, Illinois that caters to corporations, institutional investors, and ultra high net worth individuals. Northern Trust is one of the largest banking institutions in the United States and one of the oldest banks in continuous operation. As of June 30, 2022, it had $1.7 trillion in assets under management and $17 trillion in assets under custody.


The Investment Associate will act as primary support for a team of Portfolio Advisors, performing multiple investment-related and client service activities in the management of revenue producing portfolios for wealth management clients.

Responsible for coordinating the investment management for wealth management clients.

Expected to operate within the framework of the underlying governing trust document or investment objective guidelines and to work closely with portfolio advisors and trust administrators to develop strategies designed to achieve specific investment goals.

The Investment Associate will work closely with Portfolio Advisors to deliver a consistently high level of proactive client service and support and perform the following duties:

1.           Coordinate the account administration for investment management clients and ensure the completion of investment related tasks and client inquiries relative to the investment management of portfolio accounts.

2.           Receive investment oriented project requests from clients and partners; oversees transaction processing, handles inquiry resolution, obtains appropriate documentation, and ensures systems information is up-to-date.

3.           Monitor investment-related projects and other investment activities, as requested by portfolio advisors, where appropriate.

4.           Coordinate preparation and analysis, as appropriate, of Investment Presentations, WealthBench Analyses, and Goals Driven Wealth Management (GDWM) scenarios for existing and prospective clients.

5.           Coordinate centralized investment solution management for all activities related to accounts managed by separate account managers (SMAs), including rebalancing and opening new accounts.

6.           Work with Senior Investment Officer to communicate current relevant research recommendations and any other related Investment Policy Committee (IPC) information to Portfolio Advisors.

7.           Coordinate written client approval, as appropriate, for Investment forms, Trade Confirms, No Investment Responsibility Letters, and any other account-related documentation deemed necessary by bank policy or required by regulation.

8.           Research and resolve account / operational investment discrepancies.

9.           Identify service efficiency enhancements, process improvements, and service delivery using creative and proactive measures.

10.         Work diligently toward mitigating losses due to error, being mindful of possible contingencies.

11.         Provide investment-related assistance to other partners.

12.         Continue to develop fundamental investment knowledge, through a combination of on the job training, online Northern educational seminars, formal graduate program or pursuance of the CFA designation.

13.         Refinement of knowledge of investment strategies and instruments through continual contact with Northern Trust investment research areas and other industry professionals.


1.           Knowledge of investment, economic and financial principles acquired through completion of a formal degree program.

2.           Excellent oral and written communication skills.

3.           Securities / investment industry knowledge.

4.           Analytical skills, problem solving skills, intellectual curiosity, ability to work closely within a team framework, and excellence in execution are essential to be successful in this role, which may lead, over a period of time, to portfolio manager responsibilities.

5.           Analytical and interpretive skills are needed to understand client needs in the context of investment strategies.

6.           Additional skills which are desirable for this position are the ability to multi-task, adjust to competing priorities as needed, and timely completion of assignments.

7.           Excel proficiency is a must with experience creating macros, pivot tables, charting, V-lookup, etc.

8.           Technical skills and system knowledge is required.

A College or University degree in Finance, Economics or other business related focus and relevant financial services industry work experience is required.

Knowledge of investment, economic and financial principles, usually acquired through completion of a formal degree program, is required to manage investment activities.

Experience in investment services in the financial services industry.  CFA Level I candidate is a plus.

In office

This is an office-based position and for the effective performance of this role, the duties and responsibilities must be carried out onsite.

14624 N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85254


Working with Us:

As a Northern Trust partner, greater achievements await. You will be part of a flexible and collaborative work culture in an organization where financial strength and stability is an asset that emboldens us to explore new ideas.

Movement within the organization is encouraged, senior leaders are accessible, and you can take pride in working for a company committed to assisting the communities we serve! Join a workplace with a greater purpose.

We’d love to learn more about how your interests and experience could be a fit with one of the world’s most admired and sustainable companies! Build your career with us and apply today. #MadeForGreater

Reasonable accommodation

Northern Trust is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please email our HR Service Center at

We hope you’re excited about the role and the opportunity to work with us. We value an inclusive workplace and understand flexibility means different things to different people.

Apply today and talk to us about your flexible working requirements and together we can achieve greater.