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.

Jun 05, 2019
Overview NISA Investment Advisors, LLC (NISA) offers customized investment solutions for tax-exempt and taxable institutional clients. NISA manages over $199 billion in fixed income and equity securities and over $128 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 Assistant Controller is responsible for supporting the overall accounting process including the integrity, accuracy, and timeliness of all accounting records. Specific responsibilities will include managing the quarterly billing process, revenue projections, annual year-end financial audit and annual qualified retirement plan audit. This position will oversee accounting processes such as accounts payable and expense reporting. Additional responsibilities will include preparation of payroll, fixed asset tracking and other miscellaneous projects. Qualifications Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance required Two plus years of accounting experience required Supervisory experience preferred Strong communication, problem solving and organizational skills Advanced working knowledge of Excel CPA license a plus Candidates must be self-motivated and able to prioritize multiple tasks and deadlines Demonstrated initiative and a willingness to increase knowledge and take on additional responsibilities 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
Jun 05, 2019
Overview NISA Investment Advisors, LLC (NISA) offers customized investment solutions for tax-exempt and taxable institutional clients. NISA manages over $199 billion in fixed income and equity securities and over $128 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 Financial Systems Analyst will implement, administer and maintain systems that focus on trading, compliance, accounting and reporting. The successful candidate will document system operating procedures, periodically test releases and new features of systems, and develop and maintain reporting. The individual will acquire strong system knowledge and work directly with business users to develop solutions. Additionally, the Financial Systems Analyst will drive continuous process improvement and ensure consistency and integrity of data within each system. The individual must be able to multitask and learn in a fast paced environment, while completing goals by deadlines Qualifications Bachelor's degree in a strong analytical and quantitative field such as Accounting, Finance or Economics required Coursework in Information Systems or Computer Science required Excellent analytical, problem solving and communication skills Ability to work independently Proficient in Excel SQL, Crystal Reports or SSRS experience a plus Interest in achieving or working towards an advanced degree (e.g., MBA, MSF) or professional designation (e.g., CFA) preferred Familiarity with Agile Project Management framework preferred General knowledge of equity, fixed income and derivative instruments preferred Portfolio accounting or financial system experience preferred (e.g., CAMRA, Charles River, Debt & Derivatives) 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
May 15, 2019
Overview NISA Investment Advisors, LLC (NISA) offers customized investment solutions for tax-exempt and taxable institutional clients. NISA manages over $199 billion in fixed income and equity securities and over $128 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
May 15, 2019
Overview NISA Investment Advisors, LLC (NISA) offers customized investment solutions for tax-exempt and taxable institutional clients. NISA manages over $199 billion in fixed income and equity securities and over $128 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 Support Analyst will work as part of an IT application support team. Primary responsibilities include working on solving production impacting issues that are critical to daily processing for the firm as well as driving for root cause analysis. Other responsibilities may include analysis of business use cases, designing, building, and maintaining customized business applications, enterprise integration and workflow management solutions. The Support Analyst will work closely with other team members in a cross functional agile team. Provides escalated production application support and communication to end users and others members of the IT team to support daily processing for the firm Drive for root cause analysis with the goal of reducing overall support volume and provide documentation for cross-training throughout the team Ability to review, analyze and evaluate business use cases, current business processes and develop scalable solutions utilizing workflow and integration patterns Qualifications Excellent problem solving and troubleshooting skills Proficient knowledge of relational databases and SQL Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to interact and correspond with internal clients and business teams Motivated self-starter with the ability to learn new skills rapidly Demonstrated ability to be flexible with changing priorities and requirements Ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines with limited supervision Familiarity with Agile software development and working in a cross-functional team Working knowledge of basic financial instruments and markets preferred. 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
May 10, 2019
Overview NISA Investment Advisors, LLC (NISA) offers customized investment solutions for tax-exempt and taxable institutional clients. NISA manages over $188 billion in fixed income and equity securities and over $131 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 Derivatives Analyst supports the Portfolio Management team in trade processing activities, collateral management and portfolio reporting. Additionally, the Analyst gains knowledge and experience through formal and informal training including working with senior members of the Portfolio Management team on projects and tasks. An Analyst will focus on the development of knowledge, skills and abilities in the following areas: financial markets and asset classes, the structure and management of client portfolios, trade execution and allocation, and risk management and performance attribution. Over time, Analysts acquire increased formal day-to-day responsibility, including trading authority. Qualifications Bachelor's degree required Strong academic and/or professional history A minimum of two years of experience with financial derivatives preferred Trading experience is preferred Experience working with and analyzing financial data from a variety of data sources such as Bloomberg is preferred Proficient in Excel Working knowledge of financial markets (particularly fixed income and derivatives) and industry conventions is preferred High degree of aptitude in quantitative and analytical thinking Excellent communication skills Ability to work successfully in a team environment Driven to perform at a high level under pressure and time constraints 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
May 03, 2019
Overview NISA Investment Advisors, LLC (NISA) offers customized investment solutions for tax-exempt and taxable institutional clients. NISA manages over $188 billion in fixed income and equity securities and over $131 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 Development Analyst will join a team responsible for technical solution delivery in a growing software development organization. Working in a fast-paced environment, the ideal candidate will build solutions as well as support and enhance third-party platforms for NISA's portfolio management, trading, and operational infrastructure, which encompasses front-end interfaces, complex data back-ends, and a growing suite of shared service tools. The ideal candidate will be a strong contributor to all phases of the SDLC from requirement gathering, high-level design, coding, testing, to deployment. He or she will work in an agile team composed of IT and business members working together to develop scalable solutions across multiple business units. Qualifications Bachelor's degree in a field requiring strong analytical and quantitative skills such as Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Finance, or Information Systems required Minimum 3 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 Minimum 3 years of 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 Experience with source control repositories and branching strategies using Team Foundation Services (TFS) and Git required Familiarity or experience with unit testing and test-driven development preferred Experience building and managing REST-ful services and shared APIs strongly preferred Experience working with modern frameworks, technologies, and concepts such as .NET Core, containerization, MVC, Angular, Bootstrap, Dapper, SignalR, Redis, JSON serialization, and single-page applications preferred Experience working with reporting platforms such as SSRS or Tableau a plus Excellent written and verbal communication skills required Experience working on agile teams 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
Apr 29, 2019
Overview NISA Investment Advisors, LLC (NISA) offers customized investment solutions for tax-exempt and taxable institutional clients. NISA manages over $188 billion in fixed income and equity securities and over $131 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 Chief of Staff will join a growing organization responsible for technical solution delivery for NISA's client servicing, trading, operational, and administrative infrastructure. Reporting to the Associate Chief Technology Officer, he or she will have broad day-to-day oversight of teams performing software development and enhancement. Directly manage multiple teams of internal developers and external consultants, providing leadership to ensure optimal levels of collaboration and productivity Delegate and track software assignments to drive project delivery Coach and develop staff to help foster leadership pipeline Contribute to the creation and tracking of department and staff goals and metrics Assist in team facilitation and removal of agile project team roadblocks Utilize a growing suite of shared services to make informed decisions on solution construction, and contribute to broader architectural and "build vs buy" decisions Articulate and defend technical design decisions, including benefits and trade-offs related to risk management, resource optimization, and scalability, to both staff and peers Evaluate and recommend balanced approach and specific actions to manage and reduce technical debt Collaborate with PMO and Quality Engineering to establish and publish metrics and KPIs related to staff productivity and project progress Contribute to and ensure adoption of architectural and coding standards and practices Ensure execution of unit testing and code review practices Collaborate with technical and non-technical resources outside of IT organization to understand and negotiate deliverables and timelines Build and cultivate relationships with key business personnel as well as external vendors Qualifications Minimum 10 years of experience designing, developing, and supporting enterprise-grade applications in C# / .NET, Java, or similar object-oriented language in positions of increasing responsibility required Minimum 10 years of experience designing data structures and writing and optimizing SQL queries in SQL Server or other relational database platform required Minimum 5 years managing technical teams required Strong knowledge of object-oriented software design patterns required. Experience designing pluggable applications using inversion of control (IoC) structures preferred Experience working with modern source control repositories such as Team Foundation Services (TFS) and Git required Experience with statistical and financial packages such as MatLab, R, FinCAD, etc. a plus Working knowledge of or experience using middleware solutions such as Mulesoft or Apigee a plus Experience with DevOps concepts such as CI/CD pipelines and containerization (Kubernetes) preferred Experience or familiarity with newer architectural paradigms such as microservices and event-driven structures preferred 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 required. Advanced degree preferred Experience working on agile teams strongly preferred Excellent written and verbal communication skills required Working knowledge of basic financial instruments and markets required. Previous professional experience in financial services sector (asset management, banking, etc) strongly preferred. CFA, CPA, FRM, CAIA, or other professional designation 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
Apr 29, 2019
Overview NISA Investment Advisors, LLC (NISA) offers customized investment solutions for tax-exempt and taxable institutional clients. NISA manages over $188 billion in fixed income and equity securities and over $131 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 is an Equal Opportunity Employer - minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity.
NISA Investment Advisors LLC Full-Time