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CAREERS

At Cutter Associates, you will find the opportunity to grow your career, develop professionally, and have the satisfaction of helping our clients reach their goals. We look for highly motivated and qualified professionals with a background in investment management systems and operations.

We offer our employees a congenial working environment where our values are always front of mind.

Cutter Associates’ Values

Trusted. We build our reputation on integrity.

Independent. Our views are free from bias – internal and external. We respect the dissenting voice.

Curious. We adapt and innovate because of our desire to know more.

Collaborative. We succeed together.

Respectful. We respect each other and our business partners.

Clever. We get it.

If you recognize these values in yourself we’d like to hear from you.

Benefits

In addition to offering competitive compensation and career growth opportunities, Cutter Associates provides employees a competitive benefits package. We believe that providing a full suite of benefits allows our employees peace of mind and the ability to focus on their work. We are a family-friendly corporation offering flexible schedules, business casual dress, and an open working environment.

Our benefits package includes: Medical and Dental Insurance, Long Term Disability, Retirement Plan – 401k, Flexible Spending Accounts, Vacations, Holidays.

CURRENT OPENINGS

Senior Research Analyst – Investment Operations Research and Benchmarking

Cutter Associates is seeking a Senior Research Analyst to become an integral part of our Research and Benchmarking Team.  Join our renowned Research Team and challenge yourself to help us keep asset management firms up to speed with the most current information on investment systems, operations, strategy, and industry best practices! This is an exciting time to join our expanding team as this is a new research position, with a focus on the trends, tools, and technologies in the asset management space.

Job Description:

In the role of Senior Research Analyst your responsibilities will include developing compelling research and benchmarking studies on a variety of topics related to the latest trends in asset management operations and technology, and communicating the findings in written reports, presentations, and client interactions.

*Please note that for this position we are NOT looking for Investment Research Analysts, rather we are looking for analysts who have experience in technology and operations within Investment Management. This is NOT a CFA/ Security Analyst position.

Key responsibilities of the position include the following:

  • Interface with software vendors, industry experts, and senior operations and IT personnel of leading asset management firms.
  • Author in-depth, high-quality research and benchmarking reports on a broad set of topics related to asset management systems and operations.
  • Create and deliver compelling presentations at Cutter conferences and other industry events
  • Develop benchmarking surveys, compile results, and produce client reports
  • Collaborate with fellow Cutter Research, Benchmarking, and Consulting associates
  • Develop content for company website including articles, newsletters, and whitepapers
  • Lead member discussions on Cutter webcast events
  • Suggest and promote Research and Benchmarking topics for future consideration

 

 A successful candidate will have the following background:

  • 5-10 years of experience in the institutional asset management industry, either as an asset management Operations/Technology practitioner, OR as a fintech vendor/service provider
  • A creative and insightful writer who can capture and synthesize the essence of their research and present it in a positive and thought-provoking manner, revealing insight into the real issues of consequence facing asset management firms in today’s world
  • Strong familiarity with the end-to-end asset management value chain, as well as the supporting business processes and technology platforms/infrastructure
  • Expertise in one or more asset management disciplines (e.g. Trade Processing, Performance and Attribution, Risk Management)
  • Strong familiarity with industry trends, challenges, and best practices for asset management systems and operations
  • Bachelor’s degree (required), MBA (a plus)

 

A successful candidate will have the following traits:

  • Motivated and detail-oriented researcher with intellectual curiosity and thirst for knowledge around asset management disciplines
  • Exceptional organizational skills and ability to multi-task and effectively drive projects forward in an aggressive, deadline-driven environment
  • Strong interviewing and analytical skills with a proven ability to identify and substantiate key findings and trends
  • Strong presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to travel as required (< 20%)

 

Cutter Benefits:

In addition to offering competitive compensation and career growth opportunities, Cutter Associates provides employees a competitive benefits package. We believe that providing a full suite of benefits allows our employees peace of mind and the ability to focus on their work. We are a family-friendly corporation offering flexible schedules, business casual dress, and an open working environment.

Our benefits package includes: Medical and Dental Insurance, Long-Term Disability, Retirement Plan – 401k, Flexible Spending Accounts, Vacations, Holidays.

Send your resume and cover letter to employment@cutterassociates.com

Senior Consultant - Client Facing Practice

Cutter Associates is seeking a seasoned consultant to become an integral part of our Client Facing Practice. Our Client Facing Practice advises distribution, marketing, client service, consultant relations, product development and client reporting functions in asset managers on their most critical strategic challenges and opportunities. We redesign business models, modernize processes and help our clients make sense of existing and emerging technologies available and enable them to use it to complete their goals. With our unique blend of investment management experience, knowledge of best practices and peer benchmarking, our practice help our clients grow revenues, cut costs, improve their client experience and stay ahead of the market. The candidate can live anywhere within the US and should be available to travel approximately 70%- 80% of the time. There is opportunity for international work and travel.

Cutter Associates supports investment management firms through a powerful combination of three interrelated services: Consulting, Benchmarking, and Research. We have ongoing relationships with over 240 asset managers, asset owners and asset servicers in the US, EMEA and Australia. Cutter currently has offices in a suburb of Boston and in London.

Key responsibilities of the position include the following:

  • Successfully complete client projects though meeting client goals, timelines and budget requirements
    • Review client documentation and interview project participants to identify their issues and challenges
    • Define changes to organizational models, modify business processes and identify a target state architecture which will address the current state issues and pain points, meet the client's specific business and technology requirements and be consistent with preferred industry practices and models
    • Create a roadmap for the implementation of the future state
    • Perform vendor selection and searches for specific technology and data systems where appropriate (e.g. CRM, email campaign management tools, analytics tools, web content management systems)
    • Implement data governance for Client, Account, and Product data domains; design business nomenclature, taxonomy, and business glossaries
    • Prepare clients for implementation of client facing technology (e.g. Workflow redesign, creation of user journeys, client website functionality, client service portal design)
    • Proactively manage communications with the client during a project
    • Manage a small team and/or own work efforts
  • Interface with software vendors, industry experts, and senior management and distribution IT staff of leading asset management firms
  • Collaborate and assist CutterResearch and CutterBenchmarking with production of in-depth, high quality research and benchmarking reports, content for articles, newsletters, and whitepapers and speak where appropriate on Cutter webcast events
 

A successful candidate will have the following background:

  • Knowledge of CRM, BPM, campaign management, content management, social media marketing, analytics tools and/or web portals
  • Prior experience in Asset Management, Wealth Management, or with a vendor servicing these types of firms
  • Minimum of 5 years of prior experience defining, planning or leading transformational initiatives in a consulting, a vendor, or as part of corporate strategy or transformational initiatives
  • A creative and insightful communicator who can capture and synthesize the essence of  their thoughts in written client deliverables and present effectively orally
  • Bachelor's Degree (Business, MIS or related), MBA preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office tools (PowerPoint, Excel, Word)
 

A successful candidate will have the following traits:

  • Motivated and tenacious person with intellectual curiosity and thirst for knowledge of client facing functions within asset managers
  • Strong interviewing with a proven ability to acquire understanding and absorb new data rapidly
  • Creative in solving problems, can distinguish what is appropriate for a given client, and can adapt as necessary
  • Operates as a team player; seeks guidance from others in the team or within Cutter as needed
  • Has exceptional organizational skills, can organize and run meetings, and can multi-task to effectively drive projects forward in an aggressive deadline-driven environment
  • Ability and willingness to travel
 

Please send your resume and cover letter to employment@cutterassociates.com.

Senior Consultant (Australia)

Cutter Associates is searching for an experienced, in-market team member who can play a very Senior/lead role in Consulting execution in the Australian market as we expand in the Asia/Pacific region. As part of this strategic role, the candidate would assist our business development lead in developing and growing our consulting engagements in existing accounts. There is also the potential to take on the broader role of building and leading a team as we expand into Asia.

Cutter is an established global firm, supporting over 200 investment management firms, both for-profit and public, through a powerful combination of three interrelated services: Consulting, Benchmarking, and Research. Having only been active in the Australian market for two years, Cutter has seen a quick uptake in its services by the market’s largest firms, with further demand being initiated by those clients. To date, the business has been managed out of Cutter’s London office.

The candidate will reside in Australia and initially work from a home office. We will not relocate for this position.

Key responsibilities of the position:

  • Leading and contributing to the execution of consulting projects, including but not limited to: operating model strategies, data management/governance, client facing activities, and system selection/implementation
  • Working with the business development team to help grow Cutter’s consulting revenue
  • Developing their own consulting skills
  • Promoting the benefits Cutter Associates brings to the market
 

A successful candidate will posess the following traits:

  • Be authorised to work in Australia
  • Ability and willingness to travel, especially within Asia
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience working in the financial services industry, on the technology or operations side
  • Solid understanding of investment technology, data and processes
  • Strong understanding of the Australian market; experience related to asset owner (insurance/pension/public) “insourcing” would be a plus
  • Advanced project management and execution skills
  • Ability to work independently and be self-directed, while contributing to the global organization operations, and growth of Cutter Associates
  • Strong writing skills
  • Active listening and demonstrable organizational skills
  • Professional demeanor, integrity, energy, and enthusiasm
  • Proficient with MS Office applications: Word, PowerPoint, Excel
 

Send your resume and cover letter to employment@cutterassociates.com

Business Development Manager – Wealth Management

Cutter Associates is searching for a motivated Business Development and Account Management specialist, to sell our exciting new research offering, Cutter Wealth, to Wealth Management firms. In addition to selling Cutter Wealth research, the candidate will have responsibility for identifying, developing and executing Consulting opportunities with wealth management clients. The candidate will report into the Cutter Wealth team and will service existing accounts, as well as develop new accounts.

For 20 years, Cutter Associates has supported the operational and technology needs of investment management firms through a powerful combination of three interrelated services: Consulting, Benchmarking, and Research. With the launch of Cutter Wealth, Cutter Associates will now offer its services to the wealth management industry.

The candidate will be located ideally on the East Coast, preferably Boston or New York.

 

Responsibilities of the position include the following:

  • Develop new business in Wealth Management for all Cutter Wealth products and services (Research and Consulting)
  • Engage Cutter Wealth member firms on a regular basis to ensure they understand and optimize their membership benefits, and that they participate in our research process and surveys; manage client relationships to ensure client satisfaction
  • Identify opportunities and cross sell consulting engagements to Cutter Wealth member firms
  • Work with the Cutter Consulting and Marketing teams to create and deliver proposals
  • Lead Cutter’s overview presentations for new Cutter Wealth members
  • Document and share key insights resulting from client interactions and engagements (industry topics of interest for research or webcasts, competitive information, feedback on products and services, company/individual overview and background)
  • Maintain an account plan in Salesforce.com for strategic accounts and corporate intelligence/relevant contacts for assigned accounts
  • Maintain a pipeline of opportunities and sales status in Salesforce.com
  • Collaborate on promotion of semi-annual Cutter Wealth member meetings held in New York
  • Communicate on a regular basis with the business development team, management team, and client services team about client meetings, new client on-boarding, etc.
 

An ideal candidate will have the following:

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience working in the wealth management industry in the technology or operations side
  • A proven record of developing and maintaining relationships with wealth management firms
  • Solid understanding of wealth management systems and operations
  • Strong understanding of the wealth management market
  • Strong prospecting, networking, and consultative sales skills
  • Solid experience in project execution
  • Ability to work independently and be self-directed, while contributing to the organization, operations, and growth of Cutter Associates
  • Strong writing skills
  • Solid listening and organizational skills
  • Professional demeanor, integrity, energy, and enthusiasm
  • Proficient with MS Office 365 applications: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Sharepoint
  • Experience with Salesforce.com or like application
  • Ability and willingness to travel
 

Cutter Benefits:

In addition to offering competitive compensation and career growth opportunities, Cutter Associates provides employees a competitive benefits package. We believe that providing a full suite of benefits allows our employees peace of mind and the ability to focus on their work. We are a family-friendly corporation offering flexible schedules, business casual dress, and an open working environment.

Our benefits package includes: Medical and Dental Insurance, Long-Term Disability, Retirement Plan – 401k, Flexible Spending Accounts, Vacations, Holidays.

Please send your resume and cover letter to employment@cutterassociates.com

Business Analyst – SimCorp Dimension

Cutter Associates, LLC is seeking a Business Analyst with proven organizational, leadership and problem-solving experience to work with leading buy-side investment management and insurance clients. The Business Analyst’s primary objective is to assist our clients with the execution of their strategic initiatives within investment management technology and operations. Successful candidates will possess a variety of analysis techniques and proven experience in delivering projects on time and within budget.

Candidates can live anywhere in the continental U.S. Candidate should have at least five years of financial services business analysis experience and must possess the following functional and technical skill sets:

Functional Skills

  • Investment Accounting, Investment Operations and/or Data experience, preferably buy-side asset management
  • Understanding of fixed income markets; understanding of treasury operations is a plus
  • Detail oriented with experience performing complex reconciliation tasks and test scripts
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, ability to communicate effectively across the organization to various audiences, both business and technical. Collaborative work approach.
  • Strong analytical skills to evaluate complex business processes, requirements and problems and formulate business and/or technical solutions – including utilization of data analysis as support
  • Experience in testing, migration and deploymentof investment business applications
  • Ability to share knowledge
  • Experience implementing SimCorp Dimension is a requirement
 

Technical Skills

  • Understanding of database architecture
  • Experience with data flow diagrams, swim lane diagrams, etc.
  • Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Visio
 

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent related work experience

 

This is a six month contract opportunity with the possibility of extension for a further 12-18 months. Travel is required.

Send your resume and cover letter to employment@cutterassociates.com

Consultant (US)

Cutter Associates is looking to hire Consultants who have 5- 10 years of direct experience in technology solutions and operations within an asset manager or within the investment division of other financial services-type companies.

A successful candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience in investment management operations and technology in one or more of the following areas:
    • front-office to back-office processes or systems
    • system selection and implementation
    • data management, data warehousing, architecture, and reporting
    • trade generation, order management, trade communications, settlements, and portfolio accounting
  • Experience working with leading Order Management Solution and/or investment accounting vendor packages.
  • Experience working in an advisory capacity for operations and technology executives at asset management firms.
  • A passion for the financial services industry, and natural drive to perform high quality work for Cutter clients.
 

Candidates can live anywhere within the US and be available to travel approximately 50-70% of the time. There is opportunity for international work and travel.

If interested, please send resume to employment@cutterassociates.com

Senior Business Analyst

Cutter Associates LLC is seeking a Senior Business Analyst for its growing Implementation Services practice.  The Business Analyst’s primary objective is to help our clients implement investment management technology solutions in a cost-effective way using a variety of analysis techniques and project delivery practices.

Candidates can either be based in the continental U.S. and should have should have at least five years of financial services business analysis experience with exposure to any of the following business processes:

  • investment risk and exposure reporting
  • portfolio management and trading
  • compliance monitoring
  • confirmation/settlement and derivative servicing and/or
  • investment recordkeeping/accounting.

 

Familiarity with investment management vendor applications is desired (E.g. Aladdin, Bloomberg AIM, Charles River IMS, LineData, Eagle Star/Pace, Market EDM/Cadis, BI-SAM, SimCorp Dimension).

Candidates should have experience analyzing business processes, developing business and functional requirements, functional testing and working as part of both agile and non-agile software development teams.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with project technical and business leads to define business case, document statement of work and set key milestones.
  • Elicit and analyze requirements from project managers, traders, operations, data management and risk professionals using a variety of methods (interviews, process documentation, surveys, and workshops). Propose improvements to workflows, as appropriate.
  • Evaluate data requirements in support of the targeted business processes.
  • Develop detailed requirements and interface specifications using a variety of techniques (use cases, stories, data mappings, natural language, user interfaces designs, report specifications).
  • Articulate solution approaches to technology and business teams; participate in application design sessions.
  • Act as liaison between business and development teams; communicate effectively with all project stakeholders.
  • Develop test strategies, test plans and success criteria; work with technical teams to provide systems integration testing and business teams to provide user acceptance testing.
  • Develop training materials and conduct end-user training sessions.

 

Skills Requirements:

  • Strong analytical and project skills.
  • Solid track record of successfully working on project teams to understand, translate and validate business-oriented requirements.
  • Able to work independently as well as part of cross functional team.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of SQL and report writing tools is a plus.

 

Send your resume and cover letter to employment@cutterassociates.com