Client Service Associate, Institutional

Chicago, IL | Hartford, CT | Boston, MA

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Fiducient Advisors provides tailored and personalized investment consulting services to clients such as retirement plan sponsors, endowments and foundations, private clients, and financial institutions. We operate with over 200 professionals nationwide, supporting our distinct purpose of helping clients prosper.  

The Client Service Associate role is a valuable part of the overall level of service and communication provided to clients, Consultants, custodian firms and money managers, working on the clients’ behalf to help them achieve their investment goals, no matter how big or small. The position assumes responsibility for supporting the firm’s Institutional Investment Consultants in the areas of account administration, client servicing, trading and consulting projects.


  • Act as a liaison between custodians and clients by maintaining client records and authorized signers, managing recurring distributions, opening accounts, preparing Standing Letters of Authorization, etc.
  • Assist clients or Consultants with processing and facilitating money movements, including wires, electronic funds transfers, journals, DTC (Depository Transfer Check) of securities, ACAT (Automated Customer Account Transfer) and non-ACAT transfers in a timely manner while abiding by the Company’s Compliance policies
  • Uphold superior client service standards by providing timely follow-up, proactive communication and by being a knowledgeable resource for clients and colleagues
  • Conducting outreach to build and maintain strong relationships with our client-base and identify firm services and solutions, such as digital, online access and cash management offerings, that support our clients’ needs
  • Sustain effective communication with firm colleagues from other departments by maintaining and updating client records and activities in the CRM, shared folders and process workflows
  • Collaborate with peers on accomplishing operational and administrative duties; running reports, responding to general client requests, etc.
  • Support Institutional Consultants with daily business practices including portfolio administration, client audit requests, telephone coverage, coordination of client meetings and special projects

Education, Professional & Technical Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree or relevant work experience
  • 1-3 Years in Investment Consulting or Financial Industry Experience
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite
  • Broad investment knowledge including experience with mutual funds, investment managers, 401(k) and/or Defined Benefit Plan administrative procedures preferred
  • Basic understanding of cash flow objectives
  • Previous CRM, Advent Axys, Adobe and custodial portal experience is a plus

Essential Traits

  • Thoughtful ability to establish rapport and build relationships.
  • Exceptional communication in a public setting with notable writing and presentation skills.
  • Adaptability when priorities shift and able to work independently.
  • Sound judgment and problem-solving skills.
  • Innovative, curious, and enthusiastic.
  • Detail-oriented with a high level of accuracy and organization.
  • Ability to cultivate and develop inclusive and equitable working relationships to support a sense of belonging.
  • Passionate about working in an organization that values and promotes diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism.

Work Environment & Travel Requirements

  • This role may travel up to 5% of the time for training and or business/events. 
  • This role offers a hybrid work model with three days in one of our professional office environments and two days remotely. 

Physical Job Expectations

The physical job expectations described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job:

  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position for up to 8 hours.
  • Constantly operate a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer.
  • The ability to communicate information and ideas so others will understand. Must be able to exchange accurate information.
  • The person in this position may at times need to move throughout the building to access different areas.
  • Ability to move equipment weighing up to 25 pounds.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform their primary responsibilities. 

What We Offer (Summary Highlights)

A workplace that welcomes authenticity and practices acceptance for what makes each of us different. We are committed to educating our team, growing as a firm, and taking intentional actions related to diversity, equity, belonging and inclusion. We strive to be active participants of change in and outside our industry.

Paid Time Off

  • Generous PTO with optional rollover
  • Personal/Sick Time
  • 10 Holidays with additional half days off for specific holidays throughout the year
  • Summer Perks
  • Bereavement Time –inclusive time off for a loved one, unborn child, or pet.
  • Employer Paid Parental, Personal and Family leaves.
  • Professional Development Day for eligible exams

Work Life Convenience Benefits

  • Exclusive Wellness Benefit Programs from VirginPulse,, Torchlight, Real Appeal, Peloton and more
  • KindBody – Family & Fertility Assistance
  • Wellness Reimbursement Program
  • Professional Development Designation reimbursement
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Employee Resource Groups, Mentorship Program & New Hire Cohort
  • 401K Plan with company match
  • Cell Phone Reimbursement Program

Fiducient Advisors is a CFA Institute DEI Signatory. As a signatory, we commit to six Code Principals that seek to drive DEI progress in a meaningful way that can be measured. The six principles focus on pipeline, talent acquisition, promotion and retention, leadership, influence, and measurement.

Fiducient Advisors is an Equal Opportunity Employer that provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.  The company is committed to this policy with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, employee activities and general treatment during employment.  It is expected that all employees are aware of this policy and that they create an environment that is sensitive and respectful to all individuals.

We are committed to upholding a workplace that welcomes authenticity and practices acceptance for what makes each of us different. We are committed to educating our team, growing as a firm, and taking intentional actions related to diversity, equity, equality, belonging and inclusion. We strive to be active participants of change in and outside our industry.