Trade Suitability Analyst

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Sales Supervision Opportunity in Financial Services

Trade Suitability Analyst


Location:          20 E. Thomas Rd.  Phoenix, AZ  85012

Summary:

The Trade Suitability Analyst conducts suitability reviews of business requiring firm pre-approval, to include, but not limited to, Variable Annuity (VA) initial purchases and replacements and non-traded alternative investment purchases.  Under the guidance of the Department Manager and Team Lead and/or Senior Trade Specialist, the Trade Suitability Analyst performs research and analysis of proposed transactions and documents findings, rationale and approval/rejection decisions.  Ensures business is processed in accordance with the firm’s policies and procedures and in compliance with regulatory requirements to protect the client, the First Line Supervisor (FLS), and the firm.

Responsibilities:

  • Ensures proper business and sales practices are followed by the daily review of all assigned transactions and works with the advisors to address deficiencies in submissions
  • Completes data entry into the Sales Supervision pre-approval platform and documents analysis, advisor communications, resolution of deficiencies and conclusion
  • Provides a written recommendation of approval or rejection after a thorough suitability analysis is completed
  • Works with the Sr. Trade Specialist, Team Lead, and/or Trade Specialist Manager on escalated issues and rejections
  • Stays fully informed of firm rules, guidelines and procedures as well as regulatory changes
  • Monitors, reports, and enforces internal controls to ensure compliance with industry standards and the firm’s policies and procedures
  • Keeps timely workflow and ensures regulatory deadlines are met
  • Maintains an ongoing positive relationship with Advisors and First Line Supervisors in collaboration with the Supervision Regional Vice Presidents (SRVPs) and Regional Sales Managers (RSMs)

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, high school diploma (or equivalent) in combination with significant experience will be considered in lieu of degree.  Minimum of high school diploma or equivalent is required. 

Basic Requirements:

  • Basic Variable Annuity knowledge
  • At least one year related experience
  • FINRA Series 7, 63 (or 66), and 24 (or 8 or 9/10) are required
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to effectively handle and prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment to meet defined deadlines
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills

Preferred Requirements:

  • FINRA Series 65 or 66 preferred
  • Life & Variable Insurance licenses preferred