Menlo Park, CA (Nationwide)
This entry-level position is a great opportunity for those looking to launch a career in wealth management. An undergraduate college degree is required. This position is based in Menlo Park, CA and requires US work authorization without any durational restrictions. All candidates will receive a response shortly after applying.
Portola Partners is looking to hire Financial Analysts to join our almost 30-person independent wealth management firm headquartered in Silicon Valley. We counsel clients with over $5 billion of combined assets and over $10 billion of aggregate net worth. We provide sophisticated investment advice and integrated, comprehensive planning to high net worth families, foundations, and endowments. Careful to minimize conflicts of interest with our clients, we neither sell products nor receive commissions. We grow through word-of-mouth referrals; no one on our team engages in any cold-calling activities.
We hope to hire truly great team players who have the potential to become partners in our organization in the future. Our healthily growing team based in Menlo Park is comprised of truly wonderful people who greatly enjoy working together and have unusually high levels of trust, respect, and affection for each other. The team aspires to continue to build a high-integrity organization that a) endeavors with very high professional standards always to do the right thing for clients and b) attracts, retains, excites, and develops truly exceptional people.
Our analysts work closely with senior professionals to provide extraordinary client service. Responsibilities include interacting with client and other service providers, conducting complex financial analyses, planning and executing client investment actions, tracking investment performance, preparing financial statements, and assembling materials for client meetings. Our meritocratic environment is highly conducive to learning.
We welcome candidates from all undergraduate majors and non‐MBA graduate programs. We seek colleagues who are highly ethical, team‐oriented, empathetic, analytical, motivated, and intellectually curious. Ideal candidates will possess great interpersonal skills, excellent judgment, broad problem-solving skills, and a professional, service‐oriented demeanor. Past Analyst/Associates have a compelling track record of gaining admission to top‐tier business schools. Compensation, benefits, and vacation policy are highly attractive. Given our commitment to work‐life balance, we expect our analysts to work significantly fewer hours on average than analysts in investment banking or similar positions.
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