PRINCIPAL FINANCIAL GROUP Portfolio Management Assistant - Fixed I in DES MOINES, Iowa
Portfolio Management Assistant - Fixed Income - #221334Job Area:InvestmentsBusiness Area:PGI Fixed IncomeLocation:IA - Des MoinesCareer Category:Experienced ProfessionalFull/Part Time:Full-TimeRegular/Temporary:RegularDate Posted:03/13/2018Close Date:03/20/2018Responsibilities:Principal Global Investors has an opportunity for a Portfolio Management Associate ("PMA") to join the DSM Fixed Income team.Under general direction of a [credit] portfolio manager, the PMA will be responsible for creating/maintaining reports that help drive and execute strategy, ensuring that all data is accurate, timely, and consumable. Escalate portfolio issues quickly to senior team members and work for resolve. Support investment initiatives through participation in projects, process reviews and/or system enhancements.What we are looking for?A team player who is self-motivated, results oriented, and can work independently as well as collaborate with multiple teams/team membersDiagnose issues, mitigate risk and make recommendations toward process improvementsInsightful problem-solving abilities and ability to prioritizeAptitude in leadershipContribute to the development and execution of strategyCollection and verification of data from appropriate sources, ensuring accurate and up to date security information on the various systemsQualifications:Bachelor's degree in finance, economics, accounting or related field.High marks in quantitative coursework.General knowledge of investment markets.Required is a strong ability to efficiently and effectively research and compile information.Must have strong knowledge of PC and systems capabilities/techniques, including advanced experience with spreadsheets/databases and word processing (Excel, Word, Power Point). Programming skills are also preferred.Interpersonal skills required include the ability to work independently, take initiative, be detailed oriented, and effectively prioritize simultaneous, multiple tasks.Must have strong verbal and written communication skills to able to effectively and professionally communicate with others.One or more years of work experience is preferred as is progress towards CFA.Success in this position requires the ability to effectively manage time and prioritize tasks and requests from several Portfolio Managers. Must be able to work independently without close supervision, produce accurate work and continuously seek ways to improve the efficiency of operational systems.This position may be subject to SEC restrictions on personal political contributions.Investment Code of Ethics:You will be required to comply with a Code of Ethics which covers personal trading activities for you and members of your household.Visa Sponsorship:This position is not eligible for sponsorship for work authorization by Principal. Therefore, if you will require sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, we cannot consider your application at this time.Principal is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, national origin, citizenship status, disability, genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, marital status, domestic partner status, military status, protected veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by law.The Principal is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, national origin, citizenship status, disability, genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, marital status, domestic partner status, military status, protected veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by law.