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CW Analyst SMA Operations

Bemidji, MN

This is a Non-Employee Contingent Worker Role providing services for TIAA’s family of companies and will be employed by TIAA's preferred 3rd Party Supplier. As a Non-Employee CW, perform a variety of moderately complex business planning, support, and project-related duties. Demonstrates an exceptional standard of quality and holds themselves accountable to achieving excellent results.

This role is located onsite at our TIAA office in Chicago, IL, USA but will currently be remote.

The anticipated term of this engagement will be 10 months. This term could be extended based on company business needs.

The Senior Analyst, Separately Managed Accounts Investment Operations job assists with operational activities for the investment function, specializing in separately managed institutional accounts. Working under limited supervision, this job performs routine, administrative/transactional operational processes pertinent to trade processing, settlements, securities transfer and record maintenance. This job also provides assistance and training to junior employees and faces non-routine problems on a daily basis.

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Key Responsibilities and Duties
  • Supports trading and balancing of separately managed institutional accounts, ensuring compliance with model portfolios from portfolio managers.

  • Administers asset management operational processes including trade processing, settlements, and securities transfers, ensuring quality, accuracy and completeness.

  • Researches basic account issues and resolves routine and some non-routine issues.

  • Prepares compliance documentation to help ensure compliance with investment restrictions, laws, Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), and tax codes.

  • Considers multiple resources and records when investigating non-routine problems in asset management operational processes.
Educational Requirements
  • High School Preferred
Work Experience
  • No Experience Required; 2+ Years Preferred
Physical Requirements
  • Physical Requirements: Sedentary Work

Career Level

Position Summary:  Describe below the primary purpose and function of this job

Nuveen Investments is one of the largest providers of retail Separately Managed Accounts (SMA). The SMA Operations department is divided into functional teams in Account Onboarding, Portfolio Accounting, Fixed Income Trade Settlements and Equity Trading.  Candidates will work closely with the onshore Accounting, Corporate Actions or Onboarding teams.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:  List up to 5 key duties and responsibilities, management responsibilities and time spent (if applicable)

  • Administer a specific portion of the platforms workflow process; gather, interpret, and input data into Nuveen’s Business Process Management platform (e.g, K2, Investcloud APL).
  • Develop a working relationships with Sponsor firms to onboard new client accounts and process other lifecycle events (e.g terminations, tax harvesting, etc).
  • Reconcile client holdings of shadowed accounts from over 50 custodians using APL software.
  • Process client directed cashflows in client accounts.
  • Look for opportunities to leverage any technology skills to reduce risks and automate tedious and repetitive processes.
  • Track, interpret, coordinate and process voluntary and mandatory corporation actions with internal and external business partners.

Job Requirements And Qualifications:  Indicate the minimum and preferred education and experience for the job and any licenses and certifications required

Required Education:


Degree in Business Administration, Accounting or Finance preferred

Preferred Education:


Degree in Business Administration, Accounting or Finance preferred.

Required Experience:

1-3 years

1-3 years of experience in Financial Services, Operations, or a BA/BS/MBA

Preferred Experience:

1-3 years

1-3 years of experience in Financial Services, Operations, or a BA/BS/MBA

Skills and Abilities:

•    Ability to prioritize and organize.

•    Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

•    Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to influence and persuade.

•    Ability to work independently and as a team member. 

•    Ability to meet both daily and periodic deadlines.

•    Flexibility in adapting to scheduling and work flow changes. 

•    Knowledge of financial markets and basic economics concepts.

•    Demonstrated attention to detail and accuracy.

•    Competence with Microsoft Office and Accounting systems

Start Date: 14-Feb-2022

End Date: 30-Dec-2022

Travel Required: No

Potential Salary: $50.84 USD

Actual base salary may vary based upon, but not limited to, relevant experience, time in role, base salary of internal peers, prior performance, business sector, and geographic location.


COVID-19 Vaccination

TIAA requires all U.S. employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide documentation of full vaccination, unless you qualify for an accommodation as determined by TIAA consistent with applicable law.

Equal Opportunity

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Client-provided location(s): Minnesota, USA
Job ID: 368b4762fb4f957650d9bb1afe905f461e4eea3d951129180af7e6a5b049ac24
Employment Type: Other