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Type of Role: Investments

Experience Level: VP/Principal/Director

Location: El Segundo, California

Salary: $140K - $160K

Cetera Financial Group (“Cetera”) is a leading network of independent retail broker-dealers empowering the delivery of objective financial advice to individuals, families and company retirement plans across the country through trusted financial advisors and financial institutions. Cetera is an independent financial advisor network and a leading provider of retail services to the investment programs of banks and credit unions.

Through its multiple distinct firms, Cetera offers independent and institutions-based advisors the benefits of a large, established broker-dealer and registered investment adviser, while serving advisors and institutions in a way that is customized to their needs and aspirations. Advisor support resources offered through Cetera include award-winning wealth management and advisory platforms, comprehensive broker-dealer and registered investment adviser services, practice management support and innovative technology.


At Cetera, we strive for continuous improvement and evolution towards excellence. To achieve this, we require the right individuals who can support and ensure our success. Our corporate team is the backbone of our operations, providing support in various areas such as legal, finance, and HR. We offer diverse business opportunities that are constantly evolving, providing meaningful prospects for growth to everyone. If you are proactive, adaptable to change, and thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic environment, the possibilities for advancement and success are limitless. The Senior Due Diligence Manager will be part of Cetera’s Alternative Investment Due Diligence Team, reporting to the Sr. Manager, Due Diligence.

The primary responsibilities will be as follows:

  • Conducting due diligence on a wide array of alternative investment offerings, including real estate, credit, oil and gas, hedge funds, private equity, and other investment types.
  • Summarizing due diligence findings in a written report for presentation to Cetera’s product committee.
  • Working with Due Diligence Team members to assist with firm initiatives, including high net worth investment products.
  • Discussing alternative investment offerings with Cetera financial advisors, and answering questions about historical products.
  • Attend industry conferences as needed to stay informed of market updates.

Candidate should have following:

  • 7+ years of alternative investment due diligence experience with firm understanding of securities due diligence.
  • Knowledge of investment structures such as non traded REITs, interval funds, and private offerings.
  • Knowledge of different investment sectors such as real estate and credit.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to synthesize large volumes of information and distill key items.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects at one time.
  • Firm understanding of securities rules and regulations.
  • Firm understanding of and ability to use financial statements.
  • Self starter who can work independently, with excellent attention to detail.
  • CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst), CAA (Chartered Asset Allocator), CAIA (Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst), or progress towards them a plus.
  • Broker deal home office experience a plus.


  • Some travel may be required for due diligence meetings and conference participation.


What we give you in return:

Not many teams can say that they support people’s dreams coming to life… We happen to do that every day. And as important as we know your career is, we recognize that there’s a whole lot more to life. To ensure that our Employees can make the most of their time outside of working hours, we offer a competitive salary and for full-time roles, a benefits package including:

  • Inclusive health, dental, vision and life insurance plans built to support diverse lifestyles, offer preventative care, and protect against hardship
  • Easy access to mental health benefits to meet our team members and their families where they are
  • 20+ days of paid time off (PTO), paid holidays, and 2 days of paid volunteer time off (VTO) to give our employees the time they need to stay close with their loved ones, recharge, and give back to their communities
  • 401(k) Savings plan with a generous company contribution (up to 5%), and access to a financial professional to offer our employees the opportunity to plan-ahead for a strong financial future well beyond their working years
  • Paid parental leave to support all team members with birth, adoption, and foster
  • Health Savings and Flexible Spending Account options to help you save money on healthcare, daycare, commuting, and more
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP), LifeLock, Pet Insurance and more