• VP, Research (Third Party Manager Research)

    Job Locations
    US-CA-San Francisco | US-NY-New York
    Wealth Management

    At First Republic, we care about our people. Founded in 1985, we offer extraordinary client service in private banking, private business banking and private wealth management. We believe that personal connections are everything and our success is driven by the relationships we form with our colleagues and clients. You’ll always feel empowered and valued here.


    Incredible teams doing exceptional work, every day

    First Republic Private Wealth Management is comprised of investment management, brokerage, trust, financial planning and insurance professionals. We offer customized wealth management solutions for our clients from a wide array of services including comprehensive investment management, financial planning, estate planning, trust services, endowment management and more. Our goal is to understand our clients’ unique needs and support them throughout a lifetime of financial goals.


    Common goals, uncommon potential

    The VP, Manager Research professional should have at least 7 to 10 years of manager research / due diligence experience focusing on Separately Managed Accounts, Mutual Funds and ETFs.


    What you’ll do as a VP, Research Third Party Manager Research:

    • Lead research on investment opportunities and strategies with a focus on third party managers of equities and fixed income but also extending into other asset classes.
    • Conduct qualitative and quantitative analysis of managers and investment strategies in existing portfolios and those under consideration.
    • Independently perform due diligence on strategies, investment teams and asset management firms; leading meetings to interview investment professionals, including on-site, to effectively assess their skills, the quality of their investment strategy and their ability to consistently add alpha above their respective benchmarks.
    • Document the selection, monitoring and due diligence process and make well-researched recommendations to address specific client portfolio needs in the most effective way.
    • Analyze portfolios of managers and make recommendations with regards to manager sizing within portfolios and manager replacement or retention.
    • Assist with establishing guidelines for, and managing implementation issues associated with, segregated accounts.
    • Monitoring existing client exposures to investment strategies/managers through in-person meetings and calls. Review and interpret portfolio risk and performance attribution reports and document findings.



    You could be a great fit if you have:

    • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well within a team environment
    • Proficiency in writing and an ability to articulate a message to a broad audience
    • A good instinct for global markets, economies and asset classes
    • Strength in the creation of marketing materials centered on the delivery of a message
    • Familiarity with Morningstar, eVestment Alliance, Factset, CodeRed and Bloomberg 

    Job Demands:

    • Must be able to review and analyze data reports and manuals; must be computer proficient.
    • Must be able to communicate effectively via telephone and in person.

    Own your work and your career — apply now

    Are you willing to go the extra mile because you love what you do and how you can contribute as a team? Do you want the freedom to grow and the opportunity to take charge of your own career? If so, then come join us.


    We want hard working team players. You’ll have the independence to learn, lead and drive change. A culture of extraordinary service, empowerment and stability — that’s the First Republic way.



    Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records, to the extent consistent with applicable federal and/or state law.


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