NISA Investment Advisors LLC

NISA manages portfolios for some of the largest institutional investors in the world. Client portfolios include investment-grade fixed income, derivative overlays and  index-like equity investments. NISA is 100% employee-owned and is based in Saint Louis, Missouri.

Members of our experienced senior leadership team provide guidance for the firm through the Management Committee and Investment Committee. We employ over 150 people, approximately one fifth of whom have a participation interest in the firm.

Jan 12, 2019
Overview NISA Investment Advisors, LLC (NISA) offers customized investment solutions for tax-exempt and taxable institutional clients. NISA manages over $180 billion in fixed income and equity securities and over $130 billion in derivative notional value. We seek bright, motivated individuals who can contribute to our growing team of professionals. Candidates with a high degree of independent thinking skills, strong analytical and quantitative skills, and team playing abilities are encouraged to apply. Responsibilities The Information Technology Risk Manager, under direction of the Chief Risk Officer, will support NISA's risk management initiatives focused on enhancing IT risk management and reporting practices. IT risk objectives include enhancing technology risk identification, measurement, analysis and reporting, as well as incident investigation and oversight of risk mitigation. Areas and activities for technology risk review include partnering with teams responsible for software development and support, data acquisition and management, network infrastructure, and desktop support. The Risk Manager will work with business partners to produce and maintain Risk Control Self Assessments, Key Risk Indicators, and Incident Management. Partner with business and technology leaders to identify, assess, measure, monitor and mitigate risks Manage tools and processes to support Incident Management, RCSAs, KRIs, and Scenario Analysis Refine and review indicators and thresholds used to evaluate risks Identify key IT risk management activities; review related policies, procedures and processes Evaluate technological change and incident response activities to ensure adherence to risk policies and procedures Partner with a cross-functional team to facilitate and coordinate post-mortem analysis of major technology and operational incidents, including remediation tracking and evaluation Advise senior management on risk and control issues and best practices Provide advice and guidance to senior managers and the firm management committee to mitigate or reduce technology risks through consensus-building Qualifications Bachelor's degree required Minimum of 5 years of experience in the financial services industry, in an IT risk management or IT audit role, preferably in an investment management environment Strong analytical, critical thinking and decision-making skills Self-starter that can help build and develop an IT risk management program Knowledge of best practices of internal control and IT risk management/audit Knowledge or experience with Business Continuity Management, New Product Assessment, Vendor Risk Management and Information Security practices a plus CRISC, CISA, FRM or other professional credential or internationally recognized risk certification a plus Experience developing, designing or reengineering processes and controls and measuring their effectiveness. Six Sigma or other similar designations a plus Excellent written and verbal communication skills NISA Investment Advisors, LLC is an equal Opportunity Employer - minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity.
NISA Investment Advisors LLC Full-Time
Jan 09, 2019
Overview NISA Investment Advisors, LLC (NISA) offers customized investment solutions for tax-exempt and taxable institutional clients. NISA manages over $180 billion in fixed income and equity securities and over $130 billion in derivative notional value. We seek bright, motivated individuals who can contribute to our growing team of professionals. Candidates with a high degree of independent thinking skills, strong analytical and quantitative skills, and team playing abilities are encouraged to apply. Responsibilities The Analyst, Investment Strategies will assist with various quantitative analytical functions. Projects frequently involve the use of computer programming, Monte Carlo simulation, regression analysis, and statistical analysis of historic financial data. This work is to be performed in a fast-paced environment while maintaining reliability and quality of analysis. This person is expected to be able to explain and communicate such complex analysis as well as preparing reports and presentations to demonstrate work performed. This person will also assist with other special projects. Qualifications Bachelor's degree in a field requiring strong analytical and quantitative skills such as Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science, Financial Engineering and other sciences is required Strong interest in Financial Markets / Economics Dual majors and minors in economic related fields preferred (e.g. Math Major/Economics Minor) Programming knowledge required. Matlab and VBA experience preferred SQL language and database familiarity also a plus Proficient in Excel NISA Investment Advisors, LLC is an equal Opportunity Employer - minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity.
NISA Investment Advisors LLC Full-Time
Jan 09, 2019
Overview NISA Investment Advisors, LLC (NISA) offers customized investment solutions for tax-exempt and taxable institutional clients. NISA manages over $180 billion in fixed income and equity securities and over $130 billion in derivative notional value. We seek bright, motivated individuals who can contribute to our growing team of professionals. Candidates with a high degree of independent thinking skills, strong analytical and quantitative skills, and team playing abilities are encouraged to apply. Responsibilities The Operations Analyst interacts with internal and external sources to process and settle trading and other financial activity. Various duties include calculating portfolio performance, valuing securities, reconciling positions and cash, or managing collateral and margin instructions. He or she compiles data for analysis, research, and client reporting. The Analyst maintains databases and software systems to ensure accurate information and data integrity. He or she resolves conflicts with brokers and\or custodians. Verify, book, and communicate all trades to third parties on trade date Maintain data integrity of financial software and proprietary systems Settle trades, margin movements, payments, and cash\security transfers Resolve settlement discrepancies and document failures Reconcile cash balances, positions, and pending trades for all portfolios Resolve reconciliation breaks with third parties Monitor, elect, and process all types of corporate action events Onboard new clients, including verification and management of asset transfers Validate, instruct, and reconcile all collateral and futures margin movements Calculate monthly portfolio performance per financial industry standards, and reconcile with returns calculated by third parties Classify portfolios into appropriate performance composites Price all security types and challenge third party sources when applicable Maintain, test, and implement new systems or upgrades to existing applications Qualifications Bachelor's degree in a field requiring strong analytical and quantitative skills such as Accounting, Finance, or Economics from a four-year college or university or relevant industry related experience Experience using MS Office products Strong analytical, critical thinking, and decision making skills Excellent verbal and written communication skills Ability to collaborate with all levels of staff NISA Investment Advisors, LLC is an equal Opportunity Employer - minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity.
NISA Investment Advisors LLC Full-Time
Jan 08, 2019
Overview NISA Investment Advisors, LLC (NISA) offers customized investment solutions for tax-exempt and taxable institutional clients. NISA manages over $180 billion in fixed income and equity securities and over $130 billion in derivative notional value. We seek bright, motivated individuals who can contribute to our growing team of professionals. Candidates with a high degree of independent thinking skills, strong analytical and quantitative skills, and team playing abilities are encouraged to apply. Responsibilities The general purpose of this position is to assist in analysis for client and consultant portfolio inquiries regarding asset/liability strategies, fixed income portfolio information, performance information, asset allocation and other projects. The Analyst will calculate and prepare graphics and text for use in presentation documents and provide general support for senior team members. The Analyst will also discuss and meet with clients and prospects as appropriate. Qualifications Bachelor's degree in a field requiring strong analytical and quantitative skills Financial Industry knowledge and two or more years of industry experience required Professional designation (e.g., CFA) or an advanced degree (e.g., MBA) preferred Strong interpersonal skills Proficient in Excel NISA Investment Advisors, LLC is an equal Opportunity Employer - minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity.
NISA Investment Advisors LLC Full-Time
Dec 28, 2018
Overview NISA Investment Advisors, LLC (NISA) offers customized investment solutions for tax-exempt and taxable institutional clients. NISA manages over $180 billion in fixed income and equity securities and over $130 billion in derivative notional value. We seek bright, motivated individuals who can contribute to our growing team of professionals. Candidates with a high degree of independent thinking skills, strong analytical and quantitative skills, and team playing abilities are encouraged to apply. Responsibilities The Credit Research Analyst is a member of the Credit Research Team within the Portfolio Management Group. Collectively, the Portfolio Management Group is responsible for all credit investment and portfolio management activities. Bottom-up, fundamentally driven analysis and relative value opinions are at the core of the Credit Research Team's contribution. The Credit Research Analyst will assist the senior team members in maintaining coverage across multiple sectors. The candidate will be responsible for: Conducting extensive company and industry analysis and research Building and maintaining detailed company financial models Maintaining an active dialogue with other members of the Portfolio Management Group as well as various external parties including sell-side analysts, rating agencies and company management teams Actively monitoring investment positions across client portfolios Completing various ad hoc assignments and projects Qualifications Bachelor's degree in Finance, Economics, Accounting or related field Two years of relevant industry experience with equity or credit research is preferred Achieved or working toward an advanced degree (e.g., MBA) or professional designation (e.g., CFA) is preferred Candidates must have a strong analytical background and the ability to interpret and synthesize large quantities of information from technical journals, financial reports and legal documents NISA Investment Advisors, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer - minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity.
NISA Investment Advisors LLC Full-Time
Dec 28, 2018
Overview NISA Investment Advisors, LLC (NISA) offers customized investment solutions for tax-exempt and taxable institutional clients. NISA manages over $180 billion in fixed income and equity securities and over $130 billion in derivative notional value. We seek bright, motivated individuals who can contribute to our growing team of professionals. Candidates with a high degree of independent thinking skills, strong analytical and quantitative skills, and team playing abilities are encouraged to apply. Responsibilities The Senior Developer will join a small team responsible for technical solution delivery for NISA's trading infrastructure. The successful candidate will build and support technical solutions that provide middle-office functionality in support of fixed income and derivative portfolio management. He or she will provide web applications, back-end processes and services, and commercial products that facilitate trade decision, order management, allocation, and execution, as well as guideline compliance. Working in a fast-paced and agile environment, the ideal candidate will be a strong contributor to all phases of the SDLC as needed, from high-level design to coding, testing, and deployment. The candidate will additionally be comfortable partnering with members of NISA's trading and compliance departments to understand requirements, build and demonstrate new functionality, and resolve issues. Qualifications Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in a field requiring strong analytical and quantitative skills such as Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Finance, or Information Systems strongly preferred Minimum 3-5 years of experience developing and supporting enterprise-grade applications in C# / ASP.NET with n-tier structures and relational or non-relational database back-ends required Experience designing data structures and writing and optimizing SQL queries in SQL Server or other relational database platform required Strong knowledge of object-oriented software design patterns required. Experience designing pluggable applications using inversion of control (IoC) structures preferred Excellent written and verbal communication skills required Experience working with modern source control repositories such as Team Foundation Services (TFS) and git required Experience building and managing REST-ful services and shared APIs strongly preferred Experience working with modern frameworks, technologies, and concepts such as .NET Core, MVC, Angular, Bootstrap, SignalR, Redis, JSON serialization, and single-page applications strongly preferred Experience working on agile teams strongly preferred Working knowledge of basic financial instruments and markets required. Previous professional experience in financial services sector is a plus NISA Investment Advisors, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer - minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity.
NISA Investment Advisors LLC Full-Time
Dec 28, 2018
Overview NISA Investment Advisors, LLC (NISA) offers customized investment solutions for tax-exempt and taxable institutional clients. NISA manages over $180 billion in fixed income and equity securities and over $130 billion in derivative notional value. We seek bright, motivated individuals who can contribute to our growing team of professionals. Candidates with a high degree of independent thinking skills, strong analytical and quantitative skills, and team playing abilities are encouraged to apply. Responsibilities As a member of the Enterprise Software technology team, this position will have primary development and architecture responsibilities for NISA's enterprise wide Salesforce implementation. The Senior Salesforce Developer will work with a team and product owner to design, develop, test, implement, manage, and support our Salesforce platform applications and associated third party tools with the goal of quickly delivering secure, intuitive, maintainable and scalable business solutions. The Senior Salesforce Developer should have a deep knowledge of the Salesforce ecosystem including its capabilities and limitations. The ideal candidate will be able to articulate design considerations, tradeoffs, benefits, and make thoughtful recommendations on technical architecture. Additionally, the ideal candidate will be expected to follow new developments in the Salesforce ecosystem to recommend and coordinate platform upgrades and enhancements. Qualifications Bachelor's degree preferred in a field requiring strong analytical and quantitative skills such as Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Finance, Information Systems 3-5 years of Salesforce platform experience required. 5+ years of experience strongly preferred Salesforce Platform Developer I and Advanced Administrator certifications required. Salesforce Platform Developer II, Application and/or System Architect certifications strongly preferred Extensive APEX, Visualforce, Lightning and JavaScript and design and development experience using enterprise patterns required Inbound and Outbound Web Services (SOAP and REST) knowledge required Salesforce release management experience required Experience developing real-time integration solutions MuleSoft and/or Informatica strongly preferred Excellent communication skills, and ability to work in a fast paced environment, both independently and within a team setting required Knowledge of version control system, Automated Testing, Continuous Delivery/Continuous Integration strongly preferred. Salesforce DX experience a plus Experience working with Salesforce AppExchange and add-on Salesforce features including Salesforce Connect and Salesforce Shield strongly preferred Experience designing solutions using an event-driven a plus Familiarity with Software development lifecycle and Agile Project Management methodology a plus Strong analytical and problem solving skills with outstanding attention to detail Experience developing software within the financial services industry a plus
NISA Investment Advisors LLC Full-Time
Dec 28, 2018
Overview NISA Investment Advisors, LLC (NISA) offers customized investment solutions for tax-exempt and taxable institutional clients. NISA manages over $180 billion in fixed income and equity securities and over $130 billion in derivative notional value. We seek bright, motivated individuals who can contribute to our growing team of professionals. Candidates with a high degree of independent thinking skills, strong analytical and quantitative skills, and team playing abilities are encouraged to apply. Responsibilities Support the Portfolio Management team by developing investment strategies, risk and attribution models, and other portfolio solutions Work at the intersection of finance and technology by leveraging various tools to enhance and optimize trading and asset management practices Gain knowledge of the financial markets and the investment management process through formal and informal training including working with senior members of the Portfolio Management team Perform ad hoc analysis or develop rapid response solutions to problems or processes Work in cross-functional groups with other departments (including IT and Enterprise Data) to deliver long-term initiatives to the Portfolio Management group Qualifications Bachelor's degree required and preferred in a field requiring strong analytical and quantitative skills Demonstrated interest in financial markets and investments Demonstrated interest in learning techniques and technologies such as statistical analysis (Excel, R, Python, Matlab), data management (SQL), enterprise application development (C#), reporting (SSRS, Tableau) Ability to work in a fast paced environment, both independently and within a team setting Achieved or willing to work toward a professional designation (e.g., CFA) or an advanced degree NISA Investment Advisors, LLC is an equal Opportunity Employer - minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity.
NISA Investment Advisors LLC Full-Time