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Wurts & Associates seeks GU Alum for Strategic Research Analyst job posting #14221

Wurts & Associates is an independent, institutional investment consulting firm. Since 1986 we have been working closely with our clients and their other professionals to add value to their investment portfolios by providing research driven investment solutions that address their specific needs. We are looking for a talented professional who embodies our firm values of diligence, professionalism, expertise, client service, and collaboration.

We offer a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, life, disability, and vision insurance; 401(k) program with a company match; profit sharing; section 125 cafeteria plan; CFA sponsorship; 9 paid holidays; and 15 days of paid time off the first year of employment.

Strategic Research Analyst

Wurts & Associates is in search of self-motivated individual with a strong interest in the capital markets and investments to join the team in our downtown Seattle office.

The Strategic Research Analyst is responsible for supporting the strategic research process, which focuses on the medium to long term behavior of the capital markets and the products by which investors can access those markets. The analyst will be involved in helping develop and run tools and processes to allow us to create insights that our clients can effectively implement in their portfolios, and in helping find clear effective ways to communicate those insights.

Essential Functions:

Strategic Investment Research Support

▪         Work to provide research support on various topics including the macro-economic environment, capital markets, and quantitative modeling.

▪         Research, review, and produce reports on ways to improve our understanding of the investment management process, and how we can more effectively identify investment managers who are likely to be able to create long term investment value

▪         Help identify and discuss various return and risk drivers in the capital markets and then to focus on those where there is active value to be added.

Research Program

▪         Help with the coordination and management of the existing research program

▪         Assist in creating specific research on a range of topics.

Client Service

▪         Work on presentations to communicate our views on markets, managers and investment opportunities

▪         Support senior members of the Research team and the company in providing fast effective answers in an understandable fashion to answer client questions and address client needs


▪         Bachelor’s degree.

▪         Passed CFA Level I preferred.

▪         MBA, Masters of Finance or CFA Level II candidacy preferred.

▪         General investment and financial knowledge. Technical and analytical capabilities preferred.

▪         Strong verbal and written presentation skills are required.

▪         Proven time management/project prioritization skills. job posting #14221


REI Internship – Graduate Student

REI is Hiring:  Public Affairs INTERN 4 (Graduate Student) – HQ 4415

Job Title: Intern 4 (Temporary)
Job Type: Full Time
FLSA: NonExempt
Job #: HQ4415
Department / Store: PUBLIC AFFAIRS
City: Kent
State: Washington
Job Description: REI has a opening for our summer 2012 EDF (Environmental Defense Fund) Climate Corps Fellowship. This temporary assignment is expected to commence in mid May and conclude in late August, 2012.
Hours: Monday – Friday, 30-40 hours (flexible). 

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to support REI’s Corporate Social Responsibility Program (CSR) and REI’s cross-divisional Energy Team as a participant in EDF’s Climate Corps program.


• Must be currently enrolled in a graduate program at an accredited institute, college, or university, or have recently graduated within the last 6 months. MBA candidate preferred
• Knowledge of sustainable business principles and frameworks essential
• Strong project management and research experience
• Preferred background in financial analysis and/or engineering, particularly around energy
• Corporate advisory or consulting experience
• Superior oral and written communication skills, including presentation skills
• Demonstrated ability to exercise discretion and diplomacy, use sound judgment and problem-solving skills, and effectively prioritize projects and assignments with limited supervision
• Ability to work independently, anticipate problems, and take appropriate action
• Desire to learn and develop additional skills and knowledge in the field of sustainability

Learn more about EDF Climate Corps:
• Watch our video, “Faces of Climate Corps”
• Hear from the fellows themselves on the EDF+Business Blog and the Energy Exchange Blog
• Read about past engagements with companies, cities and universities on our Success Stories page
• Visit the EDF Climate Corps website to learn about the summer experience, results and participating organizations


Go to  Set up a Career Profile via Career Opportunities including your most recent resume and cover letter. Submit your profile to the position of interest.


Spokane Job Alert: GU alum or MBA student with a few years of experience

Spokane job posting for Assistant Manager (3rd Shift) at the new Caterpillar Logistics Inc.-Spokane Distribution Center. To view and apply for this position go to and follow this path: Career Opportunities in the Americas-> Job Search (lower left  and click agree on the next page)-> search for jobs now -> job opening ID #97961. They are seeking an alum or MBA student with a few years of experience.