Portfolio Officer II

First Midwest, with assets over $14 billion, is the premier relationship-based banking franchise in the dynamic Chicagoland banking market. As one of the Chicago metropolitan area's largest independent bank holding companies, First Midwest provides the full range of commercial, retail banking, and wealth management services through some 130+ offices located in communities in metropolitan Chicago, Northwest Indiana, Central and Western Illinois, and Eastern Iowa. 


Manage investment portfolios to maximize return commensurate by providing equity and fixed-income analysis for assigned industries and sector.


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum 3 years investment experience managing fixed and equity investments for personal trust and institutional portfolios
  • Good understanding of equity and fixed-income securities and market operations
  • Continue to increase investment knowledge through Chartered Financial Analyst program, seminars, and conferences
  • Proficient in use of computer-based work tools
  • Good verbal and written communication skills      
  • Position may require the need to travel to other branch or meeting locations.                                            


  • Work towards completion of Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation   
  • Manage investment portfolios to maximize return commensurate with an acceptable level of risk
  • Responsible for being the liason with the custodian for opening client accounts, as well as being the back up for daily reconciliation of our Axys system and for trading when the trader is out of the office
  • Consult with client to develop investment objectives, review investment performance, and provide investment guidance related to tax consequences, investment strategies, and specific asset information
  • Assist with overall investment management by providing equity and fixed-income analysis for assigned industries and sectors
  • Keep abreast of developments in the securities and capital markets
  • Provide advice and guidance to Portfolio Assistants
  • Participate in all required training sessions for compliance
  • Maintain adequate controls to ensure compliance with consumer protection statutes/regulations in a defined area of responsibility
  • Implement bank-directed policy and changes relating to regulatory amendments.
  • Complete RFPs
  • Evaluate new software programs

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First Midwest Bank
Full time
Chicago, IL 60613, US