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Nuveen Investments Senior Analyst, SMA Investment Operations in Chicago, Illinois

Sr Analyst, SMA Investment Operations

The Senior Analyst, Separately Managed Accounts Investment Operations job assists with operational activities for the investment function, specializing in separately managed institutional accounts. Working under limited supervision, this job performs routine, administrative/transactional operational processes pertinent to trade processing, settlements, securities transfer and record maintenance. This job also provides assistance and training to junior employees and faces non-routine problems on a daily basis.

Key Responsibilities and Duties

  • Supports trading and balancing of separately managed institutional accounts, ensuring compliance with model portfolios from portfolio managers.

  • Administers asset management operational processes including trade processing, settlements, and securities transfers, ensuring quality, accuracy and completeness.

  • Researches basic account issues and resolves routine and some non-routine issues.

  • Prepares compliance documentation to help ensure compliance with investment restrictions, laws, Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), and tax codes.

  • Considers multiple resources and records when investigating non-routine problems in asset management operational processes.


  • No Experience Required; 2 Years Preferred

  • High School, Preferred

Physical Requirements

  • Physical Requirements: Sedentary Work

Preferred Education

  • High School

Career Level


Additional responsibilities:

  • Build equity and fixed income trades at the direction of the portfolio manager and execute trades with the appropriate sponsors/broker dealers.

  • Review trade exception reports to identify discrepancies from the previous trading day.

  • Correct exceptions by notifying sponsor trading desk or back offices to research and resolve any trade breaks from the previous day.

  • Process tax harvesting requests – review current account holdings to determine a scenario that best meets the client request to realize gains or losses.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Current or prior trading experience

  • Intermediate Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook)

  • Experience with an investment management system such as Investcloud (Fiserv) APL or Charles River

  • Strong problem recognition and resolution skills

  • Strong analytical skills with high attention to detail

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

Potential Salary: $27.40 USD

Actual base salary may vary based upon, but not limited to, relevant experience, time in role, base salary of internal peers, prior performance, business sector, and geographic location. In addition to base salary, the competitive compensation package may include, depending on the role, participation in an incentive program linked to performance (for example, annual discretionary incentive programs, non-annual sales incentive plans, or other non-annual incentive plans).Â

Company Overview

Nuveen, the investment manager of TIAA, offers a comprehensive range of outcome-focused investment solutions designed to secure the long-term financial goals of institutional and individual investors. Its affiliates offer deep expertise across a comprehensive range of traditional and alternative investments through a wide array of vehicles and customized strategies. For more information about the firm please visit our website at

COVID-19 Vaccination

TIAA requires all U.S. employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide documentation of full vaccination, unless you qualify for an accommodation as determined by TIAA consistent with applicable law.

Benefits and Total Rewards

The organization is committed to making financial well-being possible for its clients, and is equally committed to the well-being of our associates. That’s why we offer a comprehensive Total Rewards package designed to make a positive difference in the lives of our associates and their loved ones. Our benefits include a superior retirement program and highly competitive health, wellness and work life offerings that can help you achieve and maintain your best possible physical, emotional and financial well-being. To learn more about your benefits, please review our Benefits Summary ( .

Equal Opportunity

We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider all qualified applicants for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, sex, religion, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected status.

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