Commonwealth Financial Network

Investment Management Analyst

Job Locations US-MA-Waltham
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# of Openings
Investment Management and Research


As an investment management analyst, you will join a seasoned team of professionals who manage Commonwealth’s turn-key investment management solution, Preferred Portfolio Services® Select. Members of the team oversee all aspects of investment research, security/asset selection, and trading for advisors who elect to partner with the program. Your 2–5 years of experience, industry knowledge, and technical expertise will be leveraged to help maintain our position as a solution of choice for advisors.


Key responsibilities 

  • Providing advanced technical, consultative, and platform-based support on a variety of topics to advisors, clients, and internal staff
  • Responding to ad-hoc investment research requests in the areas of equity, fixed income, and alternative investments
  • Identifying and developing strategies to enhance and increase adoption of the platform
  • Designing solutions to address complex business issues and responding to the evolution of the industry as it relates to model-based platforms
  • Finding opportunities to share your expertise and thought leadership with others through training, written articles, and presentations at Commonwealth and industry events
  • Leading and participating in additional interdepartmental projects to move platform or enterprise initiatives forward
  • Upholding Commonwealth’s legacy of providing indispensable service

Core strengths 

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate complex information to advisors and staff
  • Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal; a patient and thorough listener
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new concepts in investment management and research and applying those concepts in portfolios to the benefit of clients
  • Ability to work as a member of a team while also operating independently on individual projects
  • Excellent research and problem-solving skills
  • Intuitive thinker with the ability to piece multiple concepts together to resolve complex problems, assess opportunities, and see the big picture
  • Positive attitude with a strong desire to help others
  • Ability to shift focus, as needed, while maintaining strong attention to detail
  • The aptitude to use a variety of systems, including FactSet, Bloomberg, Haver, and Morningstar Direct/Workstation

Additional skills and knowledge 

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • FINRA Series 7 securities registration and progress toward industry designations (e.g., CFA®, CIMA®) is preferred

Have we piqued your curiosity? Can you see yourself thriving in this opportunity? Let’s introduce ourselves. 


About Commonwealth—and Our Anything but Common® Culture 


Commonwealth Financial Network® is the largest privately held Registered Investment Adviser–independent broker/dealer in the U.S., with offices in Waltham, Massachusetts, and San Diego, California. Since 1979, we’ve been delivering indispensable service to independent financial professionals so they, in turn, can put their clients first. Our technology, research, resources, and support—plus a variety of affiliation models—deliver what today’s independent advisors need to thrive. 


That being said, we are a financial services company with a unique mission—one that encompasses purpose, vision, and core values in equal measure. Staying true to these guiding principles is the reason we are recognized so often and by so many for the quality of life we enjoy here. We believe it directly translates to a better experience for everyone: employees, advisors, clients, and our communities. 


Creating a supportive culture where everyone can thrive is a mission we take seriously. From professional development to comprehensive benefits, grassroots leadership opportunities, generous bonus and stock option incentive plans, opportunities to unwind and connect, and so much more, Commonwealth is not just a great place to work—it’s a place that, for many, feels like home. 


We care about your online safety as a prospective employee and encourage you to exercise caution when responding to job postings online. Commonwealth Financial Network will never ask potential hiring candidates to pay or transfer funds as a precondition of interviews or employment, nor will we authorize recruiters or agents to do so on our behalf. 


Commonwealth Financial Network is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to a diverse workforce. 


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