Careers

Our team is comprised of dedicated professionals who thrive in a high-energy, team-oriented work environment and culture of excellence.  One of SFM’s greatest strengths is attracting, motivating, challenging, and rewarding talented professionals who do superior work for our clients.  We are very proud of the team and culture we have built.  

If you are looking for the opportunity of a lifetime and are up to the challenge, take a look at the opportunities that are currently available at our firm.

Career Opportunities

Located far from Wall Street in beautiful northwest Montana, Stack Financial Management has earned a reputation as one of America’s premier investment advisors with over $1.3 billion in assets under management for clients in 48 states. Over the past 26 years, we have built an established firm with national respect and recognition, and over a 97% client retention rate. We have accomplished this by hiring “the best of the best” in all facets of our business, and by focusing energy on putting our clients first, and creating a dynamic work environment. We are currently offering a challenging and rewarding career opportunity for the right professional to join our team as a Portfolio Manager & Strategist. 

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Portfolio Manager & Strategist

Responsibilities

  • Write and edit compelling content that can be leveraged across a variety of media for our clients and broader audiences
  • Ensure consistency in the firm’s voice, key messages, and editorial style across all communication channels and media  
  • Participate in business development, firm presentations, and special events 
  • Monitor and analyze economic releases, corporate earnings, and other market data
  • Contribute to team decisions on portfolio strategy involving equity market research and security selection
  • Assist in the preparation and execution of large block trades and periodic account rebalancing
  • Communicate directly with current and prospective clients on an ongoing basis

Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of experience in the financial industry with a focus on a risk management  philosophy
  • Possess a proven understanding of and passion for financial markets, economics, and monetary policy
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • Bachelor’s degree required, and holds or is actively pursuing the CFA designation
SFM offers competitive compensation, a generous benefit package and retirement plan, along with the opportunity to work with talented people in a vibrant community with year-round outdoor recreation. If you are a self-motivated team player, eager to contribute your expertise and ideas to our organization, while enjoying the desirable quality of life offered in Whitefish, Montana, please send your letter of application and resume to sfm@stackfinancialmanagement.com.   

 [NOTE:  All inquiries and applications will remain confidential.]

Additional key areas of experienced talent we are seeking to add to our team in 2020-2021:

Marketing/Business Development

  • Collaborate with senior leadership to coordinate the strategy, idea generation, planning and successful implementation of marketing programs and client communication
  • Partner with senior leadership and compliance to establish best practices for content strategy to support marketing and business goals
  • Develop compelling digital marketing and integrated video production to articulate our Firm’s distinguishing characteristics and safety-first investment philosophy to HNW clients and prospects
  • Manage, update, and enhance current marketing materials for prospect and client nurturing programs
  • Interface with compliance to conduct ongoing review and assessment to ensure regulatory requirements
  • Must have proficient knowledge of current advertising and marketing regulations

Compliance/Regulatory

  • Experienced compliance professional with 10+ years of regulatory and operations experience, preferably with an SEC registered investment adviser.
  • Strong working knowledge of SEC rules and regulations (including the Investment Advisers Act of 1940). Experience with SEC exams a plus
  • Assist with developing, implementing, and enforcing the firm’s compliance program, including risk assessment, policies and procedures, regulatory filings, and compliance monitoring
  • Review and approve all marketing materials, advertising, website, and other related communications, both written and electronic, to ensure compliance with applicable SEC regulations
  • Design and conduct employee compliance training annually and periodically as needed
  • Serve as a point of contact for external legal counsel and act as an internal resource for compliance related questions
  • Assist in coordinating response to regulatory exams or inquiries
  • Monitor new legal and regulatory developments and update policies and procedures accordingly
  • Work closely with management and internal teams to ensure that appropriate supervisory processes and controls are established, documented, and enforced throughout the organization

Essential Core Strengths

  • 10+ years in the investment management or regulated finance industries with experience in a high-net-worth client environment
  • Bachelor’s degree combined with professional designation in selected field of expertise
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills complemented by strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to collaborate closely with a wide-ranging interdisciplinary team
  • Dedicated to making SFM the concierge money manager of choice for high-net-worth clients across the country
  • Most importantly, we are looking for the right cultural fit – someone who enjoys being part of a team and would rather say “we” were right than “I” was right

Benefits & Perks

We believe our firm and community are a truly exceptional place to work and live.  Here are some of the benefits of working at Stack Financial Management:

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  • Salary

     

    Our employees are our greatest resource and we believe that it is important to reinforce that with competitive compensation.  We align compensation to encourage personal and professional growth for the betterment of the firm and our clients.

  • Healthcare

     

    Making sure that our employees have an opportunity to stay healthy is a top priority at SFM. We believe that healthy employees are more present, productive, and happier. Along with an in-house exercise facility, our employees receive healthcare benefits from Blue Cross Blue Shield.

  • Lifestyle

     

    Living and working in Whitefish, Montana is a dream location for those seeking an active lifestyle.  Outdoor recreation opportunities include skiing, boating, kayaking, hiking, climbing, fishing, hunting, biking, camping, and exploring.  We feel very privileged to be able to live and work in such a tight-knit community that offers our employees and their families a special quality of life.

  • Our Office

     

    In 2018, SFM moved into its new office building in Whitefish, Montana.  This facility offers us state-of-the-art technology and a footprint to expand our services and grow with our clients.  From this legacy home SFM will remain a privately owned, independent investment management firm and proudly serve our clients for decades to come.

  • Retirement

     

    While we help our clients prepare for and protect their retirement, we give our employees the tools necessary to receive the same comfort some day.  SFM offers our employees a generous retirement plan that is largely unmatched in the industry.

  • Vacation

     

    At SFM we believe in working hard and playing hard.  It’s important to us that our employees take time away from their jobs for self-reflection.  We offer annual paid time off to our employees so that they can enjoy their families, travel, and pursue their hobbies.

Living & Working in Whitefish

Living and working in Whitefish is a fantastic opportunity for anyone who loves nature and the outdoors. Our office is located near Big Mountain and Whitefish Mountain Resort, and is just 40 minutes from Glacier National Park. Take a look at what Whitefish living has to offer:

Explore Whitefish – Plan a visit to Whitefish
Whitefish Chamber Of Commerce – General information & events
Ski Whitefish – Skiing on Big Mountain
Whitefish Legacy Partners – Trails & Maps
Glacier National Park – Wilderness area in Montana’s Rocky Mountains
Alpine Theater Project – Shows & Events
Glacier International Airport – Find flights & transportation
Whitefish Wikipedia – Everything Whitefish
Ski Magazine – Whitefish Mountain Resort: Attracting attention for all the right reasons
NY Daily News – Whitefish Montana’s winter vacation destination 
Powder Magazine – Passing Through: Whitefish, Montana