Challenge your thinking and build an amazing career with the best people in the financial services industry! Baird’s Financial Advisors provide advice, strategies, and solutions to high-net worth individuals and families across the United States, serving as true partners. True wealth management goes beyond managing investments. At Baird, we understand it begins with learning all we can about what our clients want for themselves and their families. We work closely with them to prioritize their goals, utilizing Baird’s resources and expertise to create a tailored plan to ensure success as they’ve defined it. Our 1,700+ private wealth associates serve clients coast-to-coast from 100 + locations in over 30 states. We have been recognized on Barron’s Top Wealth Management Firms for 10 consecutive years and hold over $137 billion in client assets. Check out this video to learn more about our Private Wealth Management business.
As a Mutual Funds Operations Specialist, you will:
Provide high value service to internal and external clients in an environment that promotes Baird’s culture and the Operations mission and values statement.
Oversee Mutual Fund and UIT trade and account activity to ensure all actions adhere to regulatory rules as well as specific fund family and sponsor rules as laid out in their prospectus.
Focus on day-to-day functions including supporting trading, settlement, networking, trade corrections, balancing, exception reports, etc.
Ensure adherence to regulations, Baird policies, and department procedures and policies.
Answer and/or initiate Financial Advisor and Client Specialist contact; provide timely, detailed and comprehensive answers and information and follow through on requests.
Contribute to productivity, efficiency and effectiveness improvements to drive exceptional client service and risk mitigation, including identifying opportunities and making recommendations for process or policy changes.
Work on special team projects or support other team members in their efforts.
Review, approve, and process transactions and activity while adhering to strict deadlines to prevent market exposure and risk to clients, Reps, or Baird.
Monitor and evaluate all activity promptly for accuracy and take corrective action to rectify errors while escalating any issues appropriately.
Perform other duties as required.
What makes this opportunity great:
Great exposure to multiple facets of private wealth management and the firm working with a diverse set of stakeholders
Unique culture that values diverse backgrounds and perspectives while emphasizing teamwork and a strong sense of partnership.
Opportunity to grow your career in the exciting and fast-paced world of financial services.
Flexible work-life balance is promoted.
What we look for:
Bachelor’s degree preferred and/or 2+ years of experience in a financial services operations role is a plus.
Series 99 within 120 days of hire if role processes cash or security movements.
Proficiency and experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook).
Ability to handle multiple assignments; work under pressure and within deadlines to produce accurate, high-quality results.
Strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize, monitor, and complete multiple tasks or projects, either independently or collaboratively within a team.
Strong written and verbal communication skills are a must, with the ability to effectively relate to work in a team-oriented setting.
Passion for providing high-value client service.
Ability to stay focused under pressure and to prioritize workload in order to effectively manage time.
Proven reliability in performance.
More about Baird:
Baird is an employee owned, international wealth management, capital markets, private equity and asset management firm with more than 160 offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. Established in 1919, Baird has over $285 billion in client assets and more than 4,500 associates serving the needs of individual, corporate, institutional and municipal clients.
Baird has built an environment of trust, respect and teamwork, where associates are our greatest asset. As stated in our Associate Promise, we are passionate about how we achieve great outcomes together for our clients, communities and each other. Committed to being a great place to work, Baird ranked No. 16 on the Fortune Magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For®, our sixteenth consecutive year on the list. To learn more about Baird’s culture, click here.