An asset management firm in New York City is seeking a Research Assistant/Executive-Administrative Assistant
As a Research Assistant, you will directly support the Portfolio Manager(s) and research analysts on your team.
Your primary duties and responsibilities include providing administrative support to ensure efficient operation of the office. You will support analysts and or portfolio managers through a variety of tasks, including but not limited to: scheduling meetings, booking travel & making itineraries, creating and submitting expense reports, arranging conference calls, editing watchlists for portfolios and companies your PM/analyst covers, ordering catering, keeping contacts up to date, obtaining and filing company information. You will be expected to anticipate the needs of the team members whom you support, resolving operational and administrative issues before they arise.
ESSENTIAL TASKS include the following; other duties may be assigned.
•Answer phone calls with proper call screening, forwarding, and message taking.
•Schedule meetings and appointments
oCoordinate with all necessary parties and gather all requested materials
oWork with the receptionist to make sure the calendar appointment has all of the necessary details; such as attendee names, agenda, conference room, etc.
•Sort through emails and search for relevant events, meetings or calls that may be of interest
oCheck for relevant conferences and present the information to the analysts/PMs; keep track of deadlines and ensure registration
•Act as a liaison with brokers, banks and investor relations representative
•Maintain contact lists
•Create or update documents and spreadsheets to help your analyst/PM streamline and organize his or her workload
•Produce and distribute correspondence
•Assist in the preparation of regularly scheduled reports
•Maintain a filing system
•Every quarter, keep track of the calendar for earnings calls. This may include providing press releases, transcripts, estimates and research reports to your analysts/PMs in a timely fashion. This is done using
Factset and or Bloomberg
•Book travel arrangements: including flights, car services, hotels and itineraries
•Submit and reconcile expense reports
•Provide general support to visitors
•Aid other assistants when necessary and make sure there is adequate coverage at all times
•2 – 4 years administrative or executive assistant experience in a professional office setting.
Knowledge and Skills/Abilities:
•Excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task and prioritize work
•Attention to detail and problem solving skills
•Excellent written and verbal communication skills
•Strong organizational and planning skills
•Proficiency in MS Office