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VP, MSA Investment Advisor

At Northwestern Mutual, we are strong, innovative and growing. We invest in our people. We care and make a positive difference.

At Northwestern Mutual, we believe relationships are built on trust.  That our lives and our work matter. These beliefs launched our company over 160 years ago. Today, they're just a few of the reasons why people choose to build careers at Northwestern Mutual.

We're strong and growing.  In a company with such a long and storied history, this may be the most exciting and important time to be a part of Northwestern Mutual. We're strong, innovative and growing.

We invest in our people.  We provide opportunities for employees to grow themselves, their career and in turn, our business.

We care.  We make a positive difference in our communities. Nationally, thousands have benefitted from our support of research and programs to fight childhood cancer. Each year, our Foundation, employees and financial representatives donate time, talent and financial support to causes they're passionate about.

What you will do:

This role is accountable for administration of SEC-registered investment advisor. Build and maintain and maintain sub advised strategies for the NM Series Fund and sub-advised mutual funds that contemplate markets in which the products are most relevant, are designed to be competitive and financially sound, and are managed in coordination with a broad variety of departments across the company.

What you will do:

  • Develop and present materials to support third party fund board of director briefings
  • Oversight and management of sub-advisory relationships
  • Principal executive officer of the Northwestern Mutual Series Fund
  • Works closely with the MSA and NMSF Board of Directors, Chief Compliance Officer and other senior officers to recommend and implement regulations, policies, priorities and direction
  • Oversees and supervises the implementation and ongoing operation of the NMSF Risk Management program and risk management efforts
  • Treasurer of MSA, and responsible for MSA’s financial activities, including accounting, budgeting, financial planning and financial control
  • Own relationship with fund administrator, including partner selection, contract terms and on-going oversight
  • Supporting committee structures that include service provider oversight, proxy voting, brokerage and trading activities, liquidity risk management, pricing functions, and others
  • Oversee program application and promotion of sub advised mutual funds
  • Interface with industry organizations and regulators
  • Coordinate with Finance Department for services needed in the areas of revenue and expense management.
  • Pricing and valuation oversight and coordination
  • Work across the IPS, particularly the investment team, advisory product, and annuity team to understand the objectives of the Wealth Management offerings
  • Annual investment advisory and sub-advisory contract renewal coordination
  • Lead within Investment Advisor division by attracting and retaining high quality talent and fostering a culture of continuous learning, collaboration, and teamwork. Provide coaching and feedback, engage employees to strive for excellence, and grow future leaders.

Bring Your Best! What this role needs:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in business, finance, economics, or related field
  • 10 or more years of experience in financial services with emphasis in securities products / advisory products / broker-dealer operations / investment adviser activities, etc.
  • Obtain the licenses as required by the role
  • Experience supporting registered investment advisors and 40 Act funds
  • Experience coordinating board of director meetings and materials
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Wealth Management industry, including product, pricing, marketing, customer preferences, marketplace standards, investment advisor offering, future trends and servicing
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze marketing, financial and consumer data and information to create, develop and implement workable solutions that meet customer needs and achieve financial targets
  • Proven ability to anticipate future consequences and trends accurately
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills with the ability to develop relationships and negotiate skillfully in difficult situations at all levels within the organization and with the external parties
  • Ability to create and coordinate written materials to support marketing and investment commentary
  • Demonstrated ability to identify, analyze and effectively advise on strategic issues to senior management for action and results
  • Ability to build strong external networks with people in the industry and/or profession
  • Demonstrated experience in leading and managing teams including assessing staffing needs, recruiting talent, and employee development
  • Professional certification- CLU, ChFC, CFA, CFP, CPA or similar designation, MBA


Great pay package, 401K, Company sponsored retirement plan, Educational assistance, Performance based incentive pay, Medical, dental and vision insurance, Parental leave, Caregiver time off….and more



This job is not covered by the existing Collective Bargaining Agreement.

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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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We’re excited about the potential people bring to Northwestern Mutual. You can grow your career here while enjoying first-class perks, benefits, and commitment to diversity and inclusion.