Client Service Associate

San Francisco

Position Description

The Associate located in San Francisco will support and work closely with senior members of the Client Service Team in coordinating the investment operations for a range of clients. Primary responsibilities will center on the implementation of client investment strategies, assisting with performance reporting, and providing exceptional support to the Investment Team. The candidate will report directly to a San Francisco-based Senior Associate on the Client Service Team.

The role has a wide-ranging responsibility and involves working with the Operations and Investment teams across all offices. The candidate should be hardworking and must be able to interact with colleagues and third parties, prioritizing and completing multiple tasks and meeting key investment and reporting deadlines. Additionally, this role includes client facing responsibilities and thus a strong candidate will be comfortable interacting with clients in a professional manner.

The company has a “small business” atmosphere and attitude. The successful applicant should be ready for wide-ranging responsibilities in multiple areas and will be expected to be flexible and willing to do whatever it takes to contribute to the firm’s continued success.

Client Account Management:

  • Support the Client Service and Investment team members responsible for managing client relationships
  • Draft Client email correspondence (e.g. ad hoc requests, capital calls)
  • Monitor client cash and securities accounts by closely managing relationships with stakeholders (e.g. custodians, trustees, other third-parties)

Client Investment Execution:

  • Track and implement all client investment actions
  • Prepare investment documents on behalf of clients (e.g. private fund subscription documents)
  • Coordinate execution of client brokerage transactions and cash funding obligations (e.g. wire setup)
  • Liaise with custodians, fund administrators and other providers to ensure client investments are implemented accurately, efficiently, and on a timely basis

Client Investment Reporting:

  • Review monthly and quarterly client performance reports as prepared by portfolio reporting team
  • Ensure all investment activity is tracked and reconciled using in-house systems
  • Assist the Investment Team by updating client balance sheets, meeting materials and other correspondence

Administrative Support:

  • Maintain client files and update documentation records, including collection of AML/KYC documents
  • Work with Client Service Principals and Senior Associates on process improvement initiatives

Key responsibilities will be regularly assessed and are subject to change from time to time based on the needs of the business. The individual may be required to work overtime as needed.

Qualifications / Attributes

The ideal candidate will have strong attention to detail, problem-solving skills, and ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment. The candidate must possess an outstanding track record of accomplishments and strong interpersonal, communication, and client service skills.

  • Prior work experience (2+ years). Investment operations experience is preferred, but not required
  • Undergraduate degree (any field)
  • High degree of attention to detail and experience inputting and reviewing large sets of data
  • Articulate self-starter with strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize daily workloads while working efficiently and accurately
  • High degree of integrity and professionalism with strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Team player who is willing to do whatever it takes to contribute to the success of the business
  • Comfortable receiving and providing feedback from/to direct manager and Partners
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office, particularly Excel/PowerPoint/Outlook

Compensation / Benefits

Our salary and benefits package is competitive and includes a base salary, a performance-based cash bonus and a deferred compensation program directly linked to firm profitability, designed to support retention and incentivize long-term employees. Partners Capital is committed to the development of its staff and provides extensive on-the-job learning and training opportunities. We also support pursuit of professional certifications as appropriate to each individual.

Benefits Partners Capital is committed to being a great place to work. We are focused both on wellbeing and professional growth. You can expect professional development and career progression opportunities, competitive compensation, exceptional benefits, and a flexible “results-focused” working model. Our benefits package includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, short and long-term disability insurance, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, commuter benefits, paid time off and a 401(k) plan with employer matching. The Firm also supports global philanthropy via a charity program and volunteer day. In addition, we champion a variety of wellness and social events.

Contact Details

Hiring Manager: Steve Kaplan, Head of North America Client Operations

Please send your CV to [email protected] with the subject: San Francisco Client Service Associate. Further information about Partners Capital is available on our website