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Investment Products Analyst - Alternatives

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Primary responsibility is to assist with management of investment products including design and implementation of new or existing products, promotion strategies, overall execution of the product strategy and day-to-day product line management to advance sales and servicing. A significant portion of the specialists time is spent maintaining existing platforms/products. 

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Exposure to field feedback and customer needs in order to understand product or program features and functions. May support decisions and processes that are in place and translate to advisors.

  • Support implementation of new products and maintain existing products by updating reports and running data.

  • Build expertise for the technology platforms or processes that support the investment products.

  • Learning about profitability of assigned products via sales growth, net cash flow, sound product design and managed expenses. Researching product design of competitive offerings.

  • Learning about the strategic role Wealth plays in the enterprise and how investment products integrate with insurance products.

  • Supports ongoing product evolution including coordinating and driving efforts with technical, operational, compensation, investment and regulatory experts.

  • Understands and demonstrates regulatory compliance by adhering to business conduct, and supporting programs that address field and client practices.

Qualifications :

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in business, finance, economics or related field or equivalent experience.

  • 3 plus years of experience in financial services.

  • Ability to learn technical details of investment programs.

  • Strong organizational and follow-through skills, with ability to work within deadlines, prioritize work and multitask.

  • Strong attention to detail and ability to develop deep product expertise.

  • Ability to build strong internal networks.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Progress towards a professional certification - CLU, ChFC, CFA, CFP, CPA or similar designation.

  • FINRA Series 7.

Skills-Proficiency Level:

Actuarial Management - Basic
Financial Analysis - Basic
Influencing Decisions - Basic
Market Segmentation - Basic
Persuasion - Basic
Product Development - Basic
Product Implementation - Basic
Product Management - Basic
Product Development Research - Basic
Product Sales - Basic
Regulatory Compliance - Basic
Regulatory Risk Assessment - Basic
Trend Analysis - Basic


This position has been classified as a Registered Representative under NMIS guidelines and requires fingerprinting.

Required Certifications:

Series 7 - FINRA, SIE - FINRA

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Northwestern Mutual pays on a geographic-specific salary structure and placement in the salary range for this position will be determined by a number of factors including the skills, education, training, credentials and experience of the candidate; the scope, complexity as well as the cost of labor in the market; and other conditions of employment. At Northwestern Mutual, it is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the range for their role and compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. Please note that the salary range listed in the posting is the standard pay structure. Positions in certain locations (such as California) may provide an increase on the standard pay structure based on the location. Please click here for additional information relating to location-based pay structures.

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We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or status as a protected veteran, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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