Currently, Dowling & Yahnke has the following open positions.  Interested candidates should apply here.

Client Service Specialist I

Assistant Portfolio Manager I


Client Service Specialist I

Dowling & Yahnke, LLC (Firm) is one of the largest independent wealth management firms in San Diego.  Founded in 1991, we serve high net worth clients who value extremely personalized, fee-only, fiduciary-based investment management services.

We are seeking a highly motivated and detail oriented Client Service Specialist I to support the office of this professional firm.  Successful candidates will possess exceptional attention to detail, as well as a strong command of the English language with emphasis on writing, grammar, and punctuation.

Dowling & Yahnke, LLC offers a competitive salary, as well as a comprehensive benefits package and profit sharing plan.  All candidates are required to successfully complete a full background/credit check at the offer stage.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Manage the end-to-end basics of onboarding new clients:  prepare custodial paperwork to facilitate initial account investment, establish accounts with custodian, and reconcile holdings and cost basis on new and transferred accounts

  • Provide superior internal and external client service by learning to anticipate client needs, manage expectations and deliver quality product in a timely manner

  • As requested by the Portfolio Manager, provide client support by data gathering, acting as the liaison between the custodian and the Portfolio Manager, and being well versed in all custodian offerings

  • Perform general administrative support to Portfolio Managers, including templated correspondence, scanning investment statements, reports generation, trade confirmation reconciliation, and other paperwork

  • Provide elementary technical support for the Portfolio Manager, including data gathering, modeling and case design support, presentation development, etc.

  • Maintain client accounts, records, and systems in accordance with firm standards

  • Perform daily reconciliation of internal accounting system with custodians

  • Research and resolve client inquiries in a timely manner; escalate more complex issues to more senior staff or supervisor

  • Review daily reports and alerts to ensure data integrity

  • Educate clients on account services and capabilities, participate in client onboarding, including review of account materials for signature and digital concierge

  • Participate in quarterly and annual reporting processes

  • Other duties and projects as assigned

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • BA/BS degree required

  • Minimum one (1) to three (3) years work experience in Financial Services; working knowledge of operations in a Registered Investment Adviser (RIA) firm highly preferred

  • Experience with Schwab Web and Schwab Institutional, APX, and Salesforce CRM

  • Must be well organized, meticulous attention to detail, able to multi-task, meet scheduled due dates and follow through

  • Team player, collaborative, able to work effectively with others

  • Sound professional judgment and analytical skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interface with personnel in a broad range of areas of expertise

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills required, including spelling, grammar, punctuation, and business writing

  • Proficient in all MS Office applications, particularly Word, Excel, and Outlook

This position is non-exempt and is paid according to the laws of the State of California.

Dowling & Yahnke, LLC is an Equal Opportunity employer.  No relocation assistance is offered for this position; candidates not residing in San Diego County, CA will be responsible for relocation at their own expense.  Eligible candidates will be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States without support; sponsorship is not available.

Interested candidates should apply here.

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Assistant Portfolio Manager I

Dowling & Yahnke, LLC (Firm) is one of the largest independent wealth management firms in San Diego.  Founded in 1991, we serve high net worth clients who value extremely personalized, fee-only, fiduciary-based investment management services.  

We are seeking a motivated and reliable individual to join our team of Assistant Portfolio Managers (APMs).  Successful candidates will exhibit exceptional written, quantitative, verbal and interpersonal skills, be detail oriented, and possess an enthusiasm for engaging people and solving problems.  This position is directly involved in the Firm’s portfolio management process and responsible for providing broad support to the Firm’s Relationship Managers, including the routine trading of client portfolios; generating client documents and reports; portfolio administration; performing portfolio analyses; and participating on the Firm’s investment committee. 

Dowling & Yahnke, LLC offers a competitive salary, as well as a comprehensive benefits package and profit sharing plan.  All candidates are required to successfully complete a full background/credit check at the offer stage.

Job Responsibilities:

  • The Assistant Portfolio Manager I is an integral part of the investment management and client service team.  Responsibilities include the following:

  • Daily management of basic to intermediate client investment portfolios.  Monitor and review client portfolios to identify accounts which require trading action consistent with client’s Investment Policy.

  • Execute standard trading strategies such as rebalancing accounts outside target allocation thresholds to maintain desired risk-return profile, managing for cash/liquidity needs, and harvesting investment losses in taxable accounts.  Review orders to ensure accuracy.

  • Leverage firm technology and resources such as Tamarac Advisor, Advent Portfolio Exchange (APX), yCharts and Excel to perform job responsibilities and improve process efficiencies.

  • Update and maintain technology systems (e.g. Tamarac Advisor and APX) as well as internally created tools and resources.

  • Provide support, analysis, and reports as requested by Firm’s Relationship Managers to serve the Firm’s existing clients.

  • Perform research and analysis and/or manage investment options in specialized areas.

  • As a member of the Firm’s Investment Committee, speak and present on various investment related topics and review new and existing investments and/or asset classes as it relates to the Firm’s model portfolios.

  • Review investment publications for the investment department, and bring highly relevant content to the attention of a wider audience (Investment Committee, Relationship Managers).

  • Review and provide recommendations for existing clients’ unmanaged assets, such as 401(k) and other retirement accounts.

  • Perform initial analysis of prospective client investment portfolios, uncovering opportunities for Dowling & Yahnke to add significant value for new clients.

  • Assist in drafting and reviewing client documents for accuracy, such as Investment Policy Statements, prior to client distribution.

  • May attend client meetings with Relationship Manager.

  • Monitor, review and approve money transfer requests, IRA required minimum distribution (RMD) calculations, trust accounting distributions, and stock gift requests.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • BA/BS degree.

  •  1-3 years minimum work experience in financial services industry and/or portfolio management.

  • Series 65 required.

  • Enrollment or obtainment of Charter Financial Analyst (CFA) OR Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation preferred.

  • Experience with Tamarac, Advent Portfolio Exchange (APX), and Schwab web preferred.

  • Candidate must be proficient in all MS Office applications; strong expertise in Excel highly preferred.

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills required; high proficiency in English necessary.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and sense of teamwork is critical.

  • Strong organizational skills, accuracy, service-minded, and meticulous adherence to details required.

This position is exempt and is paid according to the laws of the State of California.

Dowling & Yahnke, LLC is an Equal Opportunity employer.  No relocation assistance is offered for this position; candidates not residing in San Diego County, CA will be responsible for relocation at their own expense.  Eligible candidates will be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States without support; sponsorship is not available.

Interested candidates should apply here.

To print, click here for a PDF.

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