Investment Analyst

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Asset Management
(HTS) Austin, TX - Austin
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Job Summary

First Southwest Asset Management, Inc. (FSAM), a division of Hilltop Securities Inc., seeks a qualified and enthusiastic person to fill the multidimensional position of Investment Analyst/ Relationship Manager to begin work as soon as possible with the investment management group in the downtown Austin office. This position involves a number of different responsibilities and will require work in close quarters as part of a six-member team.  

Essential Functions

Essential Functions:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



  • Create and/or update a number of reports/presentations in PowerPoint, Excel and Word
  • Assist in responding to RFP’s; writing basic proposals
  • Assist in marketing FSAM services
  • Perform basic research on investment options
  • Maintain client contact info in Outlook (and/or other CRM system)
  • Monitor client portfolios, asset allocations, policy compliance, and investment maturities.
  • Make recommendations as appropriate, present to portfolio managers and/or clients.
  • Assist in analyzing security options for clients, eventually executing trades on behalf of clients
  • Understand client investment policy; maintain and update policies
  • Attend client meetings and present quarterly investment reports
  • Maintain and update client contract status
  • Monitor financial markets and participate in strategy discussions
  • Assist with inputing trades
  • Assist in writing up trade tickets
  • Assist in gathering economic data and news
  • Assist with client account set-up
  • Assist with client reporting process as needed
  • Monitor trade settlements and proactively resolve problems
  • Helping to edit write-ups and recommendations of co-workers
  • The person in this position may be groomed for a more expansive role to include modest travel
  • This is a small group; getting along is essential
  • Doing whatever it takes is part of the job
  • Must be a motivated self-started able to work with limited direction/supervision
  • Taking initiative, taking ownership, and following through is a highly valued characteristic

Job Requirements

Position Qualifications:

  • Strong computer skills, solid writing skills and a high degree of proficiency with Excel are required;
  • Experience with an investment management software program and/or Bloomberg Financial Markets are a plus;
  • Must be detail-oriented with good organizational skills and possess at least a fundamental understanding of fixed-income investments and an interest in, or desire to learn economics and financial markets;
  • Creativity in investment report design is highly desirable;
  • There will be ample opportunity to learn from experienced co-workers, but a successful candidate should be a self-starter with the ability to follow a project through to its conclusion.


A degree in finance, accounting, or mathematics is preferred, but not required; a minimum five years of work experience in a convincingly related field is required. If the new hire is not already licensed, the position will require that a Series 7 and 66 be obtained within the first 180 days.

About the Company

At HilltopSecurities, we believe in building noble and collaborative relationships that enrich the financial future of individuals, businesses and communities. With an extensive portfolio of products, we deliver a broad range of investment banking and related financial services that help our clients achieve their definition of success.


As a subsidiary of HilltopHoldings, which also encompasses PlainsCapital Bank, PrimeLending and National Lloyds Corporation, we have the financial strength and stability that has withstood the test of time. Our nationwide presence in 400 locations across 44 states provides our associates with extensive opportunities to grow their careers in a diverse organization that truly values relationship capital above all else.


HilltopSecurities is an equal opportunity employer.  Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, pregnancy, physical/mental disability, veteran or military status, predisposing genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, marital status, domestic partner or civil union status, citizenship, or any other basis protected by applicable law.


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