Vehicle Flexibility Specialist

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Capital Group

Capital Group

Vehicle Flexibility Specialist

Los Angeles, CA
Full Time
Paid
  • Responsibilities

    REQ ID: 38941

    LOCATION: Los Angeles, CA

    OTHER LOCATION(S): Los Angeles West (CA)

    RELOCATION BENEFITS OFFERED:

    TRAVEL REQUIRED:

    "I CAN BE MYSELF AT WORK."

    You define yourself by more than just a job title, and we want you to feel comfortable bringing your true self to work. We value your talents, your traditions and your take on the world ̶ everything that makes you unique. We're working hard to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in our organization and our communities because we know that what makes us different makes us better.

    We want you to feel a strong sense of belonging. We value and welcome your experiences, ideas and identity. Over 40 employee resource groups unite our people and help to develop our collective empathy through unfiltered conversations about race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, faith, disabilities, mental health and so much more.

    "I CAN INFLUENCE MY INCOME."

    You want to feel recognized at work. Your performance will be reviewed annually, and your compensation will be designed to motivate and reward the value that you provide. You'll receive a competitive salary, bonuses and benefits. Your company-funded retirement contribution will be the equivalent of 15% of your annual pay (including bonuses).

    "I CAN LEAD A FULL LIFE."

    You bring unique goals and interests to your job and your life. Whether you're raising a family, you're passionate about where you volunteer, or you want to explore different career paths, we'll give you the resources that can set you up for success.

    • Enjoy generous time-away and health benefits from day one, with the opportunity for flexible work options
    • Receive 2-for-1 matching gifts for your charitable contributions and the opportunity to secure annual grants for the organizations you love
    • Access on-demand professional development resources that allow you to hone existing skills and learn new ones

    COVID-19 HIRING: OUR RECRUITING AND ONBOARDING ACTIVITIES ARE VIRTUAL DURING THE PANDEMIC AND WE'VE TRANSITIONED TO A WORK-FROM-HOME ENVIRONMENT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. WE ARE OFFERING GENEROUS WORK-FROM-HOME BENEFITS TO IMPROVE OUR ASSOCIATE'S ABILITY TO WORK REMOTELY.

    Vehicle Flexibility Specialist

    At Capital, we’re committed to providing you with opportunities to broaden and deepen your knowledge and skills, and to grow personally, professionally and financially. If you’re interested in continuing to GROW WITH CAPITAL by pursuing a new role, please review the job description below to determine if this opportunity might be right for you. For additional information about how you can develop your career at Capital, please visit Grow with Capital.

    ROLE SUMMARY:

    The Vehicle Flexibility program (VFlex) continues to grow in scope as Capital Group seeks to make our investment services available to a wider range of clients, across multiple geographies and vehicles, than we can reach with the existing American Funds. The intent, as closely as possible, is to replicate fund investment objectives and underlying fund results in the new vehicle, while minimizing the impact to investment professionals in terms of time spent and complexity.

    We have a dedicated team of associates in London and Los Angeles who are engaged in building this capability, and we are seeking to augment the team with a Los Angeles based associate who understands Capital’s investment process. Existing knowledge of quantitative financial models or comfort with learning within a quantitative setting is a positive.

    The core responsibilities of the Vehicle Flexibility Specialist include:

    VEHICLE RESEARCH, PROCESS DEVELOPMENT AND IMPROVEMENT:

    • Understand the inner workings of the strategies, the specific environment within which the strategies are implemented, and the core objectives of each of the funds and vehicles.
    • Identify and respond to research questions from the daily balance process before and as they arise. Work with the broader VFlex team to identify opportunities for continuously improving the strategies.
    • Evaluate the construction and performance of the replicated vehicle and ensure the strategies are working as expected. Fix and trouble shoot the strategies as needed.
    • Participate in broader research questions, design and build-out of the VFlex capability in service of driving to "best execution" for vehicles.
    • Make recommendations for continuous improvement that are in support of Capital’s VFlex program – interactions with IT are regular and continue to provide significant areas for improvement.
    • Maintain and administrate models for vehicles.
    • Support CG strategic product initiatives.

    VEHICLE DAILY PROCESS:

    • Collaborate with the other members of the team to own and execute the daily process for VFlex vehicles.
    • Generate the daily recommended trade lists for all relevant vehicles.
    • Ensure timely delivery of the decisions, the integrity of the operations, quality control, responsiveness to GIC, and the IS approval process.
    • Interpret output, understand differences, identify causes, and explore alternatives, as necessary.
    • Work with IT to maintain the model/data environment and support evolution of decision-making support systems and structures.
    • Work closely with senior PMs and other parties to resolve the most complex portfolio transition and re-balancing issues.
    • Complete the most complex re-blancing tasks across different accounts using various tools, models, and portfolio optimization technique.
    • Desing, implement, and improve workflows and approaches.
  • Qualifications
    • Demonstrated passion and experience with investment instruments, markets and the investment process.
    • A minimum of 3-5 years’ experience, preferably in an analytical role.
    • A 4-year degree is required, ideally in a quantitative field (i.e. mathematics, finance or economics).
    • Comprehensive understanding of investment products, asset allocation, securities operations and the servicing requirements of accounts.
    • Demonstrated sound judgment in resolving matters of complexity.
    • Demonstrated intellectual curiosity, excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
    • Demonstrated quantitative capability.
    • Demonstrated initiative by identifying issues and recommending solutions.
    • Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills as well as the ability to effectively interact with a diverse group of associates including Investment Group, Trading, IT and GIC.
    • Ability to work well under tight time constraints with multiple priorities.
    • Flexible and adaptable.
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a highly collaborative environment.
    • Ability to identify, assess, respond to, and escalate risks and issues.
    • Self-motivated, takes initiatives and demonstrates commitment to continuously improve skills and self.

    COMPETENCIES:

    • Cultivates Innovation – Creates new and better ways for the organization to be successful.
    • Drives Results – Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances.
    • Interpersonal Savvy – Relates openly and comfortably with diverse groups of people.
    • Manages Ambiguity – Operates effectively, even when things are not certain or the way forward is not clear.
    • Courage – Steps up to address difficult issues, says what needs to be said.

    "I CAN APPLY IN LESS THAN 4 MINUTES."

    You've reviewed this job posting and you're ready to start the candidate journey with us. Apply now to move to the next step in our recruiting process. If this role isn't what you're looking for, check out our other opportunities and join our talent community.

    "I CAN LEARN MORE ABOUT CAPITAL GROUP."

    At Capital Group, the success of the people who invest with us depends on the people in whom we invest. That's why we offer a culture, compensation and opportunities that empower our associates to build successful and prosperous careers. Through nine decades, our goal has been to improve people's lives through successful investing. We know that our history is a testament to the strength of the people we hire. More than 7,800 associates in 30+ offices around the world help our clients and each other grow and thrive every day. Find us on LinkedIn, Glassdoor, FairyGodBoss, DiversityJobs and Instagram.

    We are an equal opportunity employer, which means we comply with all federal, state and local laws that prohibit discrimination when making all decisions about employment. As equal opportunity employers, our policies prohibit unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including gender and gender identity), pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, AIDS/HIV status, political activities or affiliations, military or veteran status, status as a victim of domestic violence, assault or stalking or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

  • Industry
    Investment Management
  • About Us

    Through nine decades, Capital Group’s goal has been to improve people’s lives through successful investing. We know that our history is a testament to the strength of the people we hire. Private ownership allows us to keep our eyes on the long term while more than 7,800 associates in 30+ offices around the world help our clients and each other grow and thrive every day.