Careers

AdvisorShares is growing and we are looking to add to our team! We want smart, proven professionals who are seeking an exciting and challenging opportunity in a dynamic upstart enviroment to join us. We currently have an immediate need for the following position(s):

Investment Consultant
Marketing Associate
Manager, Investment Consulting


Investment Consultant

Job Description:

AdvisorShares seeks motivated individuals to be a part of its Investment Consultant team. AdvisorShares’ Investment Consultants (IC) support financial professionals in the Bank, Independent Broker Dealer (IBD), Registered Investment Advisors (RIA) and Wirehouse channels in a relationship management and consulting role. Investment Consultants will work with financial professionals to provide product education and application. Investment Consultants must have the ability to work in a high volume and high activity environment, be self-motivated, goal oriented and have the ability to prioritize activities to ensure financial professionals satisfaction. This position requires accountability and experience to recognize opportunities, vision to respond with sound strategies, discipline to adhere to those strategies and attentiveness to help deliver the right results for each financial professional.

Primary Objectives:

Our investment consultant team uses a process oriented consultative approach to build relationships and generate asset growth. The primary role of the investment consultant team is to manage the relationship, educate, prospect for new relationships and promote AdvisorShares products to the financial professional community. We use a unique consulting model that employs marketing initiatives promoting various campaigns, followed up with outbound call activity to position our products and support aggressive asset growth goals with the occasional external visit for the right opportunity. Compensation will be composed of both quantitative and qualitative attributes; considering the achievement of product AUM goals, individual activity goals, and incorporating the ability to successfully profile a financial professional within our system.

Additional Objectives:

Cultivate and manage financial professional relationships, by responding to inquiries, providing ongoing communication, and managing the clients/prospects throughout the education cycle, resulting in asset growth.

  • Deliver education around investment solutions to financial professionals, through value-add tools/support, product information and updates, and unique AdvisorShares market insights.
  • Develop and strengthen relationships with financial professionals and centers of influence.

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • Ability to drive relationships to increase and retain the firm's assets under management.
  • Drive to exceed activity requirements.
  • Ability to tell the AdvisorShares story clearly, concisely and in a compelling way to create interest by utilizing the AdvisorShares education process.
  • Ability to grow, develop and maintain working relationships with hundreds of financial professionals.
  • Some travel as opportunities dictate, i.e. branch presentations, regional conferences, national conferences, large opportunities.
  • Proficiency in the use of a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system, ideally having experience with Salesforce.com.
  • Reporting on a timely basis to your manager, including a business plan, activity reports, and asset recognition.
  • Participating in high net worth and client presentations with financial advisors.
  • Proven results and demonstrated sustainable achievement in a competitive environment.
  • Ability to learn and demonstrate industry and product knowledge by understanding the competition, financial professionals and the investment marketplace.
  • Capacity to build relationships across the entire organization and with our partner or affiliated firms.

Additional Details:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Computer proficiency
  • Experience: No minimum of experience, looking for entry level candidates with knowledge of capital markets.
  • Education: Bachelor's degree in finance, economics or marketing highly desirable.
  • Securities Licenses: Series 7, Series 63 (candidates with adequate professional experience will also be considered).

Salary - Commensurate with experience

Job Type - Employee, full-time

Location- Bethesda, MD

Hiring for entry level, mid-level, and senior positions.

  • Entry Level = 0 - 3 years experience
  • Mid-Level = 3 - 6 years experience
  • Senior = 6+ years experience

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Marketing Associate

Job Description:

AdvisorShares is seeking a highly organized and self-motivated individual to become our Marketing Associate. You will be responsible for the development, delivery and measurement of our many product marketing initiatives. You will be responsible for compiling and delivering our weekly and monthly emails that clients rely on for product and firm updates. You will ensure all product marketing collateral is updated in a timely manner. You will be responsible for measuring the success of various marketing campaigns, and providing recommendations for improvements as needed. You will support our investment consultants who use our marketing campaigns as they build relationships with financial advisors. You will also be involved in the printing and shipping of marketing collateral that is used by both internal and external audiences.

This position requires very strong communication and project management skills, along with an ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously with limited supervision. It also requires demonstrated success in building relationships both internally and externally. We are a small but growing start-up firm that operates at an extremely fast pace. We will ask much of you but in return you will learn a great deal and be given wide responsibility over many tasks.

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • Ability to effectively work with geographically-dispersed internal and external partners to accomplish tasks
  • Ability to multi-task efficiently and expeditiously in a fast-paced environment, while exercising sound judgment
  • Ensure that all marketing collateral and emails comply with FINRA and SEC regulations, working through our compliance groups
  • Knowledge of FINRA Regulations or the desire to become an expert in them is a plus
  • Keep senior management informed of trends in marketing campaign results and provide recommendations for process/content improvement as needed
  • Perform competitive analysis
  • Successful track record of goal achievement
  • Strong project management skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proven history of problem solving skills
  • Internet savvy and computer literate. Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint is required, along with a basic understanding of CRM systems. Experience with Salesforce and/or Pardot a plus
  • Ability to use and interpret data using Google Analytics
  • Ability to tell product stories in a way which motivates product sales is highly desirable

Additional Details:

  • Location: Bethesda, MD
  • Experience: Minimum of one to three years of experience. Time spent in a start-up environment is desirable, as is a candidate with mutual fund/ETF marketing experience
  • Education: Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Communications or Finance

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Manager, Investment Consulting

Job Description:

The Manager of the AdvisorShares Investment Consultant team will be tasked with motivating and managing our team of Investment Consultants. The primary role of the position is to motivate, counsel, train and increase product knowledge among the investment consultant team. We use a unique distribution model that employs transparent marketing initiatives for our product lineup. Our distribution model supports various marketing campaigns, followed up with thoughtful and targeted activity designed to add value in the daily analysis of the investment products by advisors. Our IC team positions product solutions to advisors and support aggressive asset growth goals with the occasional external visit for the appropriate opportunity. The Investment Consultant Manager must have a proven track record of managing people, increasing productivity, training wholesalers and raising assets while supporting the universe of fee based financial professionals.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of three years financial services experience managing an internal wholesaling or hybrid wholesaling team
  • Ability to learn and demonstrate industry and product knowledge by understanding the competition, financial professionals and the investment marketplace
  • Excellent training skills having developed or managed a training program
  • Excellent coach and mentoring skills with the ability to effectively manage development plans

Role Requirements:

  • The ability to drive and exceed activity requirements
  • Coordinate with marketing to support unified distribution messaging
  • Ability to motivate and achieve company mandated goals and objectives with each investment consultant, on a weekly basis
  • Ability to tell the AdvisorShares story clearly, concisely and in a compelling way to create interest by utilizing the AdvisorShares education process
  • Experience in coaching subordinates which result in growth for the company, and professional development for the employees
  • Proficiency in the use of a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system similar to Salesforce.com
  • Daily, weekly and monthly reporting on a timely basis, including required reports to the Managing Director, Distribution including business plan, activity reports, and asset recognition

Location: Bethesda, MD

Experience: Minimum of five years financial services experience

Education: Bachelor's degree in finance, economics or marketing highly desirable

Securities Licenses: Series 7, Series 63 (or 65), Series 24 and a clean U4

Compensation:

Compensation will be composed of both quantitative and qualitative attributes; considering the achievement of product AUM goals, individual activity goals, and incorporating the ability to successfully motivate the investment consulting team.

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Please email us today and tell us about yourself and how you can add value to AdvisorShares!