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.

Oct 27, 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
Oct 03, 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 NISA is seeking a Quality Assurance Team Lead to help build a formal practice for quality assurance for technology platforms at NISA. Working across technology and business domains, the Quality Assurance Team Lead will work with stakeholders to understand how requirements are defined, and will recommend methods for translating requirements into re-usable test plans and scripts. They will define standards and procedures for software testing that can be expanded to broader staff. The Quality Assurance Team Lead will be expected to work with management and development staff to ensure that quality is a driving factor of all stages of the SDLC throughout the organization. The Quality Assurance Team Lead will additionally work to implement automated testing platforms to streamline regression testing of systems. The ideal candidate will draw on experience working with automated tools and procedures to assist development teams in ensuring code coverage in both unit and functional testing. 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 preferred Excellent written and verbal communication skills required Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects and deliverables required Minimum 3-5 years of experience writing and executing re-usable test plans and scripts to validate software features required In-depth understanding of testing concepts (unit, functional, integration, user acceptance, regression, etc) required Experience translating functional and non-functional requirements to executable test cases required Ability to coordinate user acceptance testing among business users required Experience working on agile delivery teams strongly preferred Experience leading and managing teams preferred Experience identifying and addressing risk factors in software releases strongly preferred Experience with automated functional and integration testing platforms such as SmartBear, Selenium, IBM Rational, or other preferred Familiarity with writing and debugging database queries in SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle, or similar relational database preferred Familiarity with back, middle, and front office operations of an asset management organization a plus Familiarity with version control using TFS, Git, SVN, or similar product a plus Experience with platforms including Salesforce, Sharepoint, K2, and Mulesoft 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
Sep 26, 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 project manager is responsible for all aspects of assigned projects including leading, planning, monitoring, motivating, and communicating with project teams to achieve a high level of performance and quality while establishing deadlines in delivering technology and business projects. The project manager may be responsible for managing multiple projects in varying stages of the project lifecycle, and will collaborate with sponsors, stakeholders, team members, vendors and other departments to support timely delivery of the projects. Lead technology and business initiatives and ongoing maintenance efforts across multiple departments Establish and maintain open lines of communication between the project team and the business units Drive agile ceremonies and project meetings Facilitate story-writing workshops to elicit business requirements and detail out technical requirements including a clear definition of acceptance criteria and definition of done Clearly understand all requirements, deadlines, risks, and dependencies to assist with the creation of the features and high level timeline Facilitate backlog grooming and prioritization sessions Ensure all work required is captured within the backlog and prioritized prior to sprint planning Lead sprint planning sessions to identify the work that will be completed within the specified time-frame Facilitate daily standups and take the initiative to remove project impediments Assist with creating test plans and ensure all required support plans, change requests and a dequate acceptance testing are completed prior to deployments May be asked to create and execute test plans to confirm the quality and functionality meet acceptance criteria Complete E PMO reporting for each project in accordance with the E PMO guidelines Facilitate sprint and final project retrospective meetings to discuss lessons learned Qualifications Bachelor's degree in finance, business management, economics, information systems, computer science, or related field required Two to four years of experience in IT and business project management including business analysis Financial industry knowledge strongly preferred Knowledge and understanding of agile framework and waterfall methodology required Strong attention to detail and good organizational skills Strong interpersonal and conflict resolution skills Excellent written and verbal communication skills Ability to build strong, positive working relationships with business and technology project teams Experience with CA Agile Central (formerly Rally) or other agile software, SharePoint, and MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Visio, Excel) preferred Agile certifications or PMP 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
Sep 25, 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 Work with modern Object oriented programming languages Work with Relational Databases and Structure Query Language (SQL) Troubleshoot daily technical problems Respond to requests for technical assistance Produce support documentation for IT staff and business users Create and produce help-desk reports Qualifications Must be currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate program; undergraduate students who have completed three years of the program are preferred Proficient in Microsoft Office C# or Java experience a plus Ability to work in a fast paced environment, both independently and within a team setting 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
Sep 25, 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 Operational Risk Manager, under direction of the Chief Risk Officer, will support NISA's risk management initiatives focused on enhancing enterprise and operational risk management and reporting. Operational risk objectives include enhancing operational risk measurement, analysis and reporting. Areas and activities for operational risk review include trade processing from trade execution to settlement, portfolio accounting and reporting, new product development, client service, client reporting, and IT controls and procedures. The Operational Risk Manager will work with business partners to produce and maintain Risk Control Self Assessments, Key Risk Indicators, BIAs, as well as manage loss event tracking. Partner with business leaders to identify, assess, monitor and mitigate risks Implement standard operational risk tools such as Loss Event Tracking, RCSAs, KRIs, and Scenario Analysis Refine and review indicators and thresholds used to evaluate operational risks Review, monitor and assess operational risk within various programs and departments and report to senior department managers Identify key enterprise risk management activities; review related policies, procedures and processes Advise senior management on enterprise risk and operational risk and control issues and best practices Provide advice and guidance to senior managers and the firm management committee to mitigate or reduce enterprise and operational risks through consensus-building Qualifications Bachelor's degree required. Experience in the financial services industry, including experience in operational risk management, risk & controls, operations, trading, consulting or audit, preferably in an investment management environment. Strong analytical, critical thinking and decision-making skills. Knowledge of best practices of internal control and operational risk management. Knowledge or experience with Business Continuity Management, New Product Assessment, Vendor Risk Management and Information Security practices a plus. Experience developing, designing or reengineering processes and controls and measuring their effectiveness. Six Sigma or other 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
Aug 16, 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 NISA Investment Advisors, LLC offers summer 2019 internship program for college students. We tailor intern projects to match the interests of interns with our needs and provide interns experience in various aspects of investment management. Examples of intern projects include: Assist in processing mandatory and voluntary corporate actions Assist Trade Assistants with the trade confirmation process Assist Account Administrators with communicating trade instructions to custodian banks Research and analyze custodial agreements Research and analyze pre-tax and after-tax portfolio returns Model and analyze indices (i.e., S&P 500, Barclays Aggregate) Model and analyze fixed income securities (ABS, CMO, bonds with embedded options) Perform credit analysis on corporate issuers Enhance proprietary models Research and document historical return data to comply with legal requirements Qualifications Winter 2019 or Spring 2020 undergraduates are preferred Bachelor's degree in a strong analytical and quantitative field such as Accounting, Finance, Economics, Mathematics, Financial Engineering, or Computer Science required Strong written and verbal communication skills Ability to work in a fast paced environment, both independently and within a team setting 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
Aug 16, 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
Aug 16, 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 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
Jul 20, 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
May 25, 2018
Overview NISA Investment Advisors, LLC (NISA) offers customized investment solutions for tax-exempt and taxable institutional clients. NISA manages over $160 billion in fixed income and equity securities and over $100 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
Apr 25, 2018
Overview NISA Investment Advisors, LLC (NISA) offers customized investment solutions for tax-exempt and taxable institutional clients. NISA manages over $160 billion in fixed income and equity securities and over $100 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
Apr 25, 2018
Overview NISA Investment Advisors, LLC (NISA) offers customized investment solutions for tax-exempt and taxable institutional clients. NISA manages over $160 billion in fixed income and equity securities and over $100 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 work with the Legal Group providing assistance with oral and written legal advice to the firm on a variety of securities and corporate law issues. Work will entail the legal analysis of complex and often novel issues, as well as drafting and negotiation of various legal documents, such as Investment Management Agreements. Qualifications Juris Doctorate (JD) with superior academic credentials Bachelor's degree, or demonstrated experience, in finance or other related field requiring strong analytical and quantitative skills 3-10 years' relevant work experience relating to financial services, financial products and related regulations Experience with: securities laws, including the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Investment Advisers Act of 1940; the Employee Retirement Income Securities Act of 1974 (ERISA); or 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