Director, Product Due Diligence

Product Diligence Leadership Opportunity in Financial Services

Director, Product Due Diligence


Location:        

20 E Thomas Rd., Phoenix, AZ  85012

2300 Windy Ridge Parkway, Atlanta, GA  30339 

7755 Third St. North, Oakdale, MN  55128

877 Executive Center Drive West, St. Petersburg, FL 33702

Remote Opportunity Considered

Summary:

The Director, Product Due Diligence will oversee Advisor Group’s advisory products due diligence efforts and champion investment research to our network of 10,000+ independent financial advisors.  The selected individual will provide direction and analytical leadership in the development and implementation of Fee based Advisory  due diligence.  Further, the candidate will have proven ability to network within the industry to leverage diligence capabilities.  Strong reputation and network within the industry are critical for candidacy.

The Director is responsible for all aspects of Third Party Money Manager (TPMM) and Turnkey Asset Management Platform (TAMP) due diligence including initiating new reviews and maintaining ongoing diligence of approved products.

This position will be a leader in that analysis by independently identifying attractive strategists and vetting those for potential inclusion on the product shelf as well as monitoring of existing TPMM and TAMPs.  The individual must have a strong knowledge of financial markets and a view of current events and economic conditions in order to fully vet advisory products, make recommendations and communicate their viewpoint.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead advisory product diligence functions, which includes initial and ongoing reviews.  

  • Actively participate on the Product Review Committee and interact with multiple departments across the organization.

  • Interface cross-functionally within the firm to address escalated/sophisticated product requests/issues within the network.

  • Field escalated product requests/inquiries from affiliated reps/OSJs.

  • All other duties as assigned

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field is required, preferably Finance or Business concentration. 

Basic Requirements:

  • 10+ years of relevant experience, preferably in a leadership role in fee-based products.

  • FINRA Series 7 license is required.

  • Experience with Envestnet and other TAMPs required.

  • CFA designation or progress toward CFA is required.

  • Articulate, confident, driven professional with the ability to work with like-minded professionals in a results-oriented, fast-paced and growing environment.

  • Ability to rigorously analyze a product, make recommendations, and then stick to decisions.  Guiding principal is to limit risk and provide best in class product solutions.

  • Individual should have solid investment/analytical capabilities as well as broad knowledge of fee based advisory products and services.

  • Strong analytical skills, with the ability to see all sides of an issue.

  • Strong understanding of financial markets and market behavior.

  • Solid investment and business acumen.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to establish priorities and meet performance goals in a results-oriented fast-paced environment.

  • Experience in using performance attribution software such as Morningstar Direct.

Be A Part Of The Team Behind Our Success!

At Advisor Group, we support financial professionals across the nation, the people who help everyday Americans achieve their dreams. We’re a billion-dollar business with the mentality and drive of a startup. Join us in building something special.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Advisor Group is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity in our workplace and we hire the most qualified candidates without regard for age, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, language differences, nationality or national origin, family or marital status, physical, mental, and developmental abilities (or the perception of a disability), genetic information, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, skin color, social or economic class, education, work and behavioral styles, political affiliation, military service, caste, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Eligibility

Applicants for employment in the US must have valid work authorization that does not now and/or will not in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the US by Advisor Group.

Unqualified Applications

Advisor Group does not consider applications from candidates who do not meet the minimum qualifications stated in the job posting.

Recruiting Agencies

Advisor Group only accepts candidates from contracted recruiting firms and only for searches approved prior to submissions. Fees will not be paid for unsolicited submissions.