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Investment Specialist



Posted on Friday, September 22, 2023

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Investment Specialist

Risk & Regulatory Consulting, LLC

(Regulatory Insurance)

Work from home-most US locations

Position Overview

The Investment Services Specialist will be responsible for investment portfolio evaluation of large financial services entities, identifying specific investment risk related issues, and recommending solutions to address findings. This position has opportunity for advancement as well as personal and professional growth.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

  • Review and provide analysis for companies’ investment strategies, products, portfolios, investment plans, and agreements
  • Review entity’s investment policies, guidelines, procedures and controls regarding investment accounts, performance of procedures to verify or establish existence, ownership, and valuation of investment accounts. Demonstrate the ability to compare and contrast findings with industry competitors.
  • Review and assess statutory investment filings, investment laws, and financial accounting treatment for various asset types.
  • Review valuation and assess impairment of investments including: structured products, mortgages, derivatives, and various other fixed income and alternative investments.
  • Review company’s investment risk management and governance process.
  • Review and assess company’s derivative activities and hedging program.
  • Execute testing of company’s compliance with state laws, rules and regulations.
  • Review and evaluate investment related agreements, including investment management agreements.
  • Execute project plan procedures independently or working with a team.
  • Review company’s monitoring and management of investment risks.
  • Participate in client status meetings, prepare and review deliverables, and assist in identifying issues to be communicated to the client.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Minimum of 5 years total professional experience
  • Knowledge of U.S. insurance regulations, in particular investment-related regulations
  • Knowledge of investment activities utilized by insurers (e.g., Securities Lending, hedging, ALM, funding agreements, investment contracts, etc.)
  • Capital Markets experience
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills
  • Strong computer skills, including proficient use of software for producing presentations (e.g., PowerPoint), spreadsheets (e.g., Excel)
  • Demonstrated history of project management experience
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to prioritize multiple tasks, projects and assignments
  • Must be self-motivated and possess a sense of urgency
  • Flexibility to do some travel when required
  • Ability to demonstrate ethical and professional standards as outlined by the Firm

Preferred Qualifications

  • MBA and/or professional certification(s) preferred; including Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Experience in Insurance or Financial Services Industry, preferred
  • Experience with hedging/derivatives programs
  • Ability to interact with all levels including executives and senior managers
  • Strong interpersonal, presentation, analytical and statistical sampling skills
  • Dynamic/flexible demeanor with exceptional client service skills
  • Skilled in team building and team development

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Risk & Regulatory Consulting, LLC (RRC) was formerly a business segment of RSM US LLP (formerly McGladrey) until 2012 when the separate legal entity was formed. RRC is a strategic business partner with RSM providing actuarial and insurance industry consulting services to RSM clients.

Risk & Regulatory Consulting, LLC (RRC) is a national, leading professional services firm dedicated to providing exceptional regulatory services to clients. With over 100 experienced insurance professionals located in 22 states, we believe RRC is uniquely positioned to serve state insurance departments. We offer services in the following regulatory areas: financial examinations, market conduct examinations, insolvency and receiverships, actuarial services and valuations, investment analysis, reinsurance expertise, market analysis and compliance, and special projects. We are a results oriented firm committed to success that builds long term relationships with our clients.

RRC is managed by seven partners and our practice includes full time professionals dedicated to our regulatory clients. We are focused on listening to your needs and designing customized examination, consulting, and training solutions that address your needs. We bring multiple service lines together to provide superior and seamless service to our clients. We are committed to training our customers and our team. We have developed various comprehensive in house training programs that have been tailored to meet the needs of our regulatory clients. We offer competitive pricing, outstanding experience, credentials and references. RRC is an active participant in the NAIC, SOFE, and IRES.

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