Posting Date

Jan 23, 2023

Primary Location

Americas-United States of America-California-Walnut Creek

Job

Wealth Management Full Time Non-Exempt

Description

POSITION SUMMARY

Portfolio Associates help shape the future of service by modernizing the client experience through an

elevated standard of care. The Portfolio Associate assists with the development and growth of business

through engaging and utilizing the full capabilities of the firm. Portfolio Associates are those who

continuously exceed expectations; serve as a role model to their peers and who are committed to their

personal development and growth.

DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:

CLIENT SUPPORT

  • Cultivate and enhance new and existing client relationships through active communication with clients, processing client requests, resolving inquiries, providing guidance and making sure key information and documentation remains current
  • Identify and assist with Firm services and solutions that support clients’ needs including banking products and services and secure, digital offerings like Morgan Stanley Online and Morgan Stanley Mobile
  • Confirm authorization and authenticate client when processing requests
  • Onboard and maintain client accounts, including collecting client information and required documentation, capturing and assessing risk, processing money movement transactions and handling estate needs as examples
  • Input orders at the direction of clients and/or Financial Advisor(s), discuss reinvestment options and corporate actions with clients at the direction of Financial Advisor(s)
  • Prepare financial plans, client reports, and other materials for client meetings
  • Review and take appropriate action on client account alerts

OTHER

  • Partner with Financial Advisor(s) in developing a business plan and delivering against a client service model
  • Support the team’s marketing strategy by maintaining marketing materials, including digital and social media platforms, and planning client events and seminars
  • Actively engage in available training and education programs – including firm strategic priorities, professional development and staying current on policies, procedures and new platforms and attend scheduled targeted/monthly field service professional and/or training calls
  • Perform administrative duties that support Financial Advisors in daily business practices, including but not limited to, telephone coverage, business travel arrangements, coordination of client meetings, prepare travel & expense reports, and file & calendar maintenance
  • Leverage and action training received on strategic thinking, client discovery, deepening relationships, cybersecurity, as well as applicable tools during day-to-day interactions with clients
  • Proactively participate in firm initiatives directed by local management
  • Regularly seek opportunities to use firm resources for peer sharing and collaborating with Financial Advisors
  • Serve as a senior role model for other Support Professionals

Qualifications

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, and SKILLS:

Education and/or Experience

  • Active Series 7 (GS), and Series 66 (AG/RA) or Series 63 (AG) and Series 65 (RA)
  • High School Diploma/Equivalency
  • College Degree preferred
  • 5+ years of work experience in a field relevant to the position
  • Complete the pre-requisite Portfolio Associate Training Curriculum

Knowledge/Skills

  • Strong industry, product, and branch procedures knowledge
  • Detail oriented with superior organizational skills and ability to prioritize tasks
  • Exceptional writing, interpersonal and client service skills
  • Strong computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office products
  • Team player with the ability to collaborate with others
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, evolving environment
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills
  • Goal oriented, self-motivated and results driven
  • Knowledge of financial services products, including but not limited to equities, bonds, options, mutual funds, annuities, insurance, and managed accounts

Salary range for the position: $35,000 - $85,000/Yr. The successful candidate may be eligible for an annual discretionary incentive compensation award. The successful candidate may be eligible to participate in the relevant business unit’s incentive compensation plan, which also may include a discretionary bonus component. Morgan Stanley offers a full spectrum of benefits, including Medical, Prescription Drug, Dental, Vision, Health Savings Account, Dependent Day Care Savings Account, Life Insurance, Disability and Other Insurance Plans, Paid Time Off (including Sick Leave consistent with state and local law, Parental Leave and X Vacation Days annually), 10 Paid Holidays, 401(k), and Short/Long Term Disability, in addition to other special perks reserved for our employees. Please visit mybenefits.morganstanley.com to learn more about our benefit offerings.

Reports to:

  • Business Service Officer

Morgan Stanley

EOE committed to diversifying its workforce.

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