Internships at CAPTRUST
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The internship program at CAPTRUST is a world class experience that provides exposure to the inner workings of an investment advisory firm. All interns will receive department-specific work and have access to:
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The Compliance team supervises the investment advisory activity of CAPTRUST. Compliance handles day-to-day account supervision, contracting, licensing, and communication with regulators; approves marketing materials, advertising, and correspondence; oversees recordkeeping; and coordinates continuing education. Our goal is to support our CAPTRUST colleagues (financial advisors, client service, operations, and more) so they can provide exceptional service.
The Data Analytics and Reporting team manages CAPTRUST’s Data Governance Program, including the reporting of our data quality, implementation of data policies, and identification of key data issues to ensure we provide service beyond expectation to clients and colleagues. We are responsible for the design, development, and management of ETL (Extract, Transform, Load) processes and work with stakeholders to identify and execute on data automation opportunities. The team is also responsible for delivering high quality reporting solutions through Power BI, SQL, R, and other advanced analytics solutions to drive business decisions across the organization.
The Finance team is a critical component of CAPTRUST’s success and is responsible for the following areas: financial reporting and analysis, budgeting, cash management, billings and accounts receivable, and accounts payables. The Finance Team also leads shareholder matters; investor matters; debt issuance; equity issuance and redemptions; reporting for external parties (banks, auditors, tax); and merger and acquisition due diligence.
Our team proudly displays a commitment to service beyond expectation and a passion to continuously improve.
The Human Resources team focuses on serving employees by providing support for any benefits questions or issues; maintaining accurate records for all future, current, and past employees; and assisting with the onboarding of organic and acquisition hires.
Interns on this team will assist with the day-to-day operations of the HR functions, administrative duties, and data maintenance. They will also learn about our full suite of benefits, payroll processing, and the acquisition process.
The IT Infrastructure team assists with onsite support, including laptop/desktop repairs, setting up/repairing conference room technology, troubleshooting printer or scanner issues, testing new software/hardware, maintaining hardware inventory, and onboarding new employee laptops for their first day.
The Project Management team focuses on project delivery, process improvement, and product management. This team leads firm-level projects closely aligned with CAPTRUST’s strategic initiatives. This entails working with our colleagues to identify opportunities; define solutions; and deliver the right products, processes, and tools the right way. We work with all levels of stakeholders across every department, engaging with leadership to deliver high impact with the desired business outcomes.
The Recruiting team supports recruiting activities, such as coordinating and scheduling interviews and providing white glove service throughout the recruitment lifecycle.
Interns on the Recruiting team will provide administrative support to the human resource function as needed, including record keeping, administrative duties, and HRIS entry, in addition to their assistance with scheduling and coordinating.
The Institutional Portfolios team supports endowment, foundation, and defined benefit pension clients accomplish their goals through a comprehensive suite of services. The team provides guidance on services like asset allocation, manager search and selection, investment policy, spending policy, and pension risk transfer. They also manage discretionary portfolios, sometimes referred to as Outsourced Chief Investment Officer (OCIO) portfolios, for these clients.
Interns on this team will gain practical experience by assisting with client requests and special projects as we seek to deliver sound financial advice and service beyond expectation.
The Nonqualified Deferred Compensation business line was created in 2010 to help plan sponsors recruit, retain, reward, and retire key employees and educate plan participants. As a fee-for-service advisor with extensive industry experience, we provide objective, unbiased plan design, financing, recordkeeper, and investment advice that align with the best interests of our clients.
Interns on this team can expect to learn the basics of nonqualified retirement plans, while also contributing meaningfully to important group projects and deliverables.
The Institutional Operations team falls under the greater Institutional Client Services and Operations umbrella. Our team specializes in the centralized process of preparing, cleansing, and importing data in bulk to our CRM tool to create accurate and scalable client deliverables. We act as a liaison between our data providing vendors, business analyst teams, investment research teams, and client service professionals by facilitating the logistical aspects that are required to ensure the timely delivery and accuracy of client facing reports.
Interns on this team will assist in manipulating/processing data in bulk, importing data into our CRM tool, creating templates in Microsoft Excel to automate repeated processes, reviewing data from investment monitoring systems, troubleshooting, and auditing for errors on reports.
The Vendor Analysis team is responsible for managing the analysis of service providers suitable for institutional clients and prospects. The team works to build and support relationships with vendors with the goal of establishing solid communication between the firm and outside organizations. Advisors and their clients rely on the Vendor Analysis Team for their broader knowledge of the vendor landscape, the nuances of each provider, and how trends in the industry are impacting our mutual clients.
Interns on this team will assist benchmarking and request for proposals (RFPs) projects, attend vendor meetings, and participate in due diligence conversations with our recordkeeping partners. Intern candidates will enjoy focusing on relationship building and communicating with vendors as a representative for CAPTRUST.
The Investment team includes experienced investment strategists who are client-facing subject matter experts available to assist financial advisors with complex investment topics. The team is committed to supporting our advisors by sharing insights from the Investment Committee through effective content, transparent communication, and investment strategy consulting.
Our investment strategists are segmented by business line across Defined Contribution, Defined Benefit, Endowments & Foundations, and Wealth Management. Through consulting with our advisors, we aim to support our clients by researching and presenting on investment-focused topics, such as market commentary, economic outlook, portfolio management, our Investment Committee House Views, capital market assumptions, recommended investment managers, and various specialized investment topics.
The Portfolio Trading and Implementation team is responsible for keeping all client accounts aligned to all centrally managed investment strategies offered to wealth and institutional clients. This involves creating orders to invest client assets, rebalancing, re-aligning portfolios based on tactical allocation shifts, and executing those orders in the open market. We also work closely with new offices and advisors to help them transition new portfolios into our suite of centrally managed strategies.
Interns on this team will be assisting with work like trade execution analysis, pre-trade analytics, process efficiency improvement projects, and portfolio management support.
The Marketing team ensures a consistent, high-quality experience for all internal and external engagements with CAPTRUST. Our areas of focus include brand standards, editorial content, collateral, client marketing, business development, social media, media relations, event support, and overall marketing strategy for the firm.
The Brand Marketing team creates, promotes, and supports a wide range of elements aimed at delivering a consistent and exceptional experience across all aspects of a person’s interaction with CAPTRUST. This marketing arm includes three bodies of work—corporate marketing, content, and digital marketing—responsible for editorial strategy, SEO, SEM, social media, video production, email marketing, event support, lead generation, and quarter-end materials.
CAPTRUST maintains an internal Business Development and Sales Enablement team that supports financial advisors with the assessment, development, and appropriate engagement of business development opportunities through internal resources and coordination, market intelligence, and historical data and trends to ensure a successful outcome.
The Participant Advice and Wellness team provides independent, objective advice to the participants of our retirement plan clients. CAPTRUST is here to help participants plan, save, invest, and retire comfortably. Our goal is to make participants feel confident about meeting their financial goals.
Interns on this team would help with projects the participant advice and wellness team is working on to enhance the experience for our clients and participants.
The Wealth Client Service team focuses on delivering daily support to our financial advisors (FAs) and clients through strong teamwork, continuous improvement, and an entrepreneurial spirit as they strive to consistently provide service beyond expectation. Collaboration is a crucial element for client management consultants (CMCs) to provide high-quality support to their FAs and clients. CMCs work closely with several other departments within the firm, including those that focus on trading, investments, performance reporting, finance, wealth solutions, compliance, and legal, as well as custodians and other third-party vendors. This allows interns to have a more holistic experience of the industry and CAPTRUST.
Interns on the Wealth Client Service team will assist with data review, clean-up projects, record/document maintenance, paperwork for opening and onboarding new clients, and ensuring that all client Investment Goal and Objective (IGO) forms are up to date.
The Wealth Operations team is a centralized, non-client facing team dedicated to supporting our client management consultants and financial advisors during new account onboarding process and managing CAPTRUST’s custodial relationships. The team works closely with our custodial partners, as well as many other internal departments—including Wealth Client Service, Finance, and Performance Reporting—to open accounts, complete transfers, and setup billing. Teamwork and client experience is at the heart of everything the Wealth Operations Team does with a commitment to accountability, data integrity, compliance, and efficiency.
Interns on the Wealth Operations team will assist with data review, clean-up projects, record/document maintenance, paperwork for opening and onboarding new clients, and ensuring that all client Investment Goal and Objective (IGO) forms are up to date.
The Wealth Planning team directs our financial planning services for CAPTRUST’s advisors and wealth management clients.
Interns on this team will learn and assist with using our financial planning technology, new office integrations, prospective client analysis, project work, and communications with CAPTRUST advisors as well as other teams.
Find out what some of our 2022 interns have to say about their time at CAPTRUST!