R.V. Kuhns & Associates, Inc., (RVK) a top-ranked investment consulting company, is seeking
talented and knowledgeable professionals to add to our Manager Research Group (MRG). Since
1985, RVK has been committed to helping our clients achieve their financial objectives with the
highest level of Integrity, Capability, and Client Service. As a growing organization, we realize
the importance of hiring top quality people and are looking for the very best to hire as a
Manager Research Consultant.
As a Manager Research Consultant (MRC) you will report directly to RVK’s Director of
Manager Research. You will be responsible for all aspects of research within an asset class
(preferably fixed income or hedge fund of funds). This includes, but is not limited to:
Leading initial discovery and evaluation of investment managers within the asset class
Completing quarterly reviews of the asset class including broad market evaluation
Completing quarterly updates of asset class performance as well as key manager
exposure attribution analysis
Continually communicating with investment managers, understanding firm changes, team
changes, and portfolio exposures
Meeting with investment managers in-person, via conference call, or on-site at
investment managers’ offices
Working directly with clients to manage the search process in your assigned asset class
Working with the consultant and client to determine the best candidates for each client
Keeping the Senior Consultants and Associate Consultants informed of any pertinent
information regarding our clients’ investment managers
The ideal candidate for this position will possess strong written and oral communication skills,
excelling in a deadline-driven environment, be adept at creating spreadsheets, have the ability to
manage and manipulate data, and have the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously. The
ability to communicate effectively coupled with strong interpersonal skills is of the utmost
importance. We are looking for candidates who consistently perform at a high level and take
pride in their work.
We will hire the candidate(s) with the best combination of the following skills, abilities,
experience, and training:
Experience in evaluating fixed income or hedge fund of fund managers preferred
Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Economics
Chartered Financial Analyst® designation and/or Master’s degree preferred
Five (5) years of industry experience in investment manager research or related
Strong analytical skills – able to understand financial concepts
Proficiency in Microsoft Excel®, Word®, and Outlook®
Excellent verbal and written communications skills
Ability to work independently, within a team environment
Familiarity with research database tools such as Evestment Alliance®, Morningstar®,
Markoff Processes International®, Lexis Nexis®
Ability to travel (averages 2-3 days per month)
RVK currently consults to more than 300 client accounts located throughout the United States.
Our clients are comprised of corporate and public defined benefit and defined contribution
retirement systems, Taft-Hartley funds, endowments and foundations, non-pension operating
funds, and select high-net-worth individuals and families. Commitment to client service, in-
depth knowledge, and no conflicts-of-interest are the cornerstones of our consulting philosophy.
We are a rapidly growing, well-established company that seeks the brightest, most dedicated
employees to be part of our team. To learn more about our company, please visit us at
www.rvkuhns.com. If you enjoy working collaboratively with others and consider yourself to be
a creative thinker, then contact us today!
We are in need of a professional to help complement our Manager Research Group by practicing
the highest level of work ethic and possessing high standards for their quality of work and
approach to client service.
RVK offers a competitive benefits package including firm-funded medical, dental, vision, 401(k)
Retirement Plan, 125 cafeteria plan, 132 transportation plan, tuition reimbursement, and a Paid-
Time-Off Program (PTO). Come join a company that rewards hard work and appreciates its’
For immediate consideration, please apply at: http://rvkuhns.com/contacts/employment.php. All
materials should be submitted in a .doc or .pdf file. (Subject Line: Manager Research
We will review all entries and will contact only those candidates whose skills, experience, and
qualifications meet our requirements for the position. Applicants must have permanent U.S.
work authorization. No phone calls, faxes, or temporary staffing agencies, please. We receive a
significant volume of resumes and cannot respond to each candidate individually. We will
contact you if we believe your qualifications meet our needs. Please do not call or e-mail.
Thank you. RVK supports workforce diversity and is an Equal Employment Opportunity
Employer. This company does not discriminate on the basis of genetic information.
R.V. Kuhns & Associates, Inc.
111 SW Naito Parkway
Portland, Oregon 97204
Subject line: Manager Research Consultant, MRG