Associate Portfolio Manager


Associate Portfolio Manager

Job Category: Associate Portfolio Manager
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Irvine CA Portland OR San Francisco CA Seattle WA

Job Description for Associate Portfolio Manager

We are seeking a talented Associate Portfolio Manager to join the firm in our Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, or Irvine office.  As an Associate Portfolio Manager, you will work with the executive leadership team, portfolio management team, financial advisors and clients. You should feel comfortable talking directly with clients.

Your Responsibilities

  • Portfolio Rebalancing and Trading,
  • Performance calculation and reporting
  • Analysis of investment strategies
  • Conducting investment research
  • Communication with high-net worth individuals
  • Consulting with financial advisors on how accounts should be set up (e.g. asset placement, which model to use, taxable vs muni bonds, individual bonds vs funds)
  • Discussing how to handle legacy positions and account transitions
  • Providing sample investment allocation and proposal materials
  • Following up with client about execution of trades and any investment/portfolio questions
  • Adjusting cost basis necessary
  • Notifying advisor of cash flow issues, account restrictions, client trades, etc.


  • 1 – 4 years work experience in finance and investments required
  • Bachelors in Finance, Economics or Statistics or related subject required; Master’s preferred
  • Obtained, or progress towards, CFA strongly preferred
  • CAIA or CFP is a plus
  • Ability to do independent research and strong attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. The ability to communicate with advisors and clients is critical to the position
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Experience with Tamarac is a plus
  • Friendly, strong desire to learn and ability to take direction
  • Ability to work in a team environment


  • Competitive salary, opportunities to participate in client asset growth, as well as bonus potential
  • Benefits: Medical, Vision, Dental, and Disability Insurance for employees are 100% paid for by the company
  • 401(k) Plan with match

Our Culture

Empirical is truly unique. We believe that each employee is a valuable contributor to the overall effectiveness of the firm. The sharing of concepts and ideas is paramount to the growth of each employee, so we believe in cultivating an environment that promotes collaborative development. Our employees are passionate about the work they do and want to inspire that work ethic into those around them. We are a hard-working, high performance, no-excuse team of 30 professionals who together want to take charge of our careers alongside the opportunity that Empirical offers.

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