Compliance Associate

Compliance Associate

Position summary

We are hiring a Compliance Associate to support the firm’s investment adviser compliance program and assist with all regulatory compliance matters. The ideal candidate will have knowledge in the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 and prior experience working for a SEC-registered investment adviser or SEC/FINRA, as well as working knowledge in the Investment Company Act of 1940 and registered fund rules and regulations.


  •  Assist the Chief Compliance Officer with the management of the investment adviser compliance program, including implementation of policies and procedures, delivering periodic compliance trainings, surveillance and testing, and annual risk assessments and compliance reviews.
  • Draft policies and procedures, compliance memos and other legal and compliance-related documentation.
  • Maintain the firm’s compliance management software and tools (ComplySci, ACA AlphaCompliance).
  • Prepare and file various regulatory filings and maintain the firm’s compliance calendar.
  • Support client-facing teams with information requests, including due diligence requests and requests for proposal, and assist with diligence of key service providers.
  • Review marketing materials and communications for compliance with regulatory requirements (particularly under the New Marketing Rule).
  • Perform legal and regulatory research and assist with special projects, as needed.
  • Proactively identify new and/or changing regulations and collaborate with members of other teams to implement new rules and policies.
  • Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • 3-5 years of relevant compliance-related work experience.
  • Solid comprehension of the securities industry and regulatory requirements pertaining to SEC-registered investment advisers, including the rules and regulations thereunder.
  • Prior compliance experience with registered investment advisers, registered investment companies, and/or the SEC or FINRA.
  • Strong attention to detail and excellent organizational and time management skills, with the ability to effectively identify and prioritize the most critical tasks.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, as well as a demonstrated ability to work across teams and to build strong working relationships.
  • Critical thinker with good judgment and solid writing skills.
  • Proactive and motivated team player willing to seek out new projects and pitch in where needed.


  • 5+ years of regulatory compliance experience in a compliance function.
  • Experience with a variety of investment products, including private funds, U.S. mutual funds and ETFs and UCITS funds.
  • Familiarity with ACA AlphaCompliance and ComplySci.


  • A flexible hybrid work model. We value collaboration and provide ample opportunities to foster a sense of community within your team and the company, while still appreciating the need for flexibility.
  • Generous comprehensive insurance plans.
  • Education assistance and tuition reimbursement program.
  • Company sponsored social and recreational activities.
  • Flexible time off.
  • Six-week sabbatical after 7 years of continuous employment.
  • Company sponsored daily in-office meals.
  • Gym membership stipend.

Salary Range: $80,000 - $110,000 + eligible for a discretionary bonus. Base pay will be assessed taking into consideration such factors as location, qualifications, skills, and experience.  The base pay range is subject to change and may be modified in the future.

Please submit resume and cover letter to 


We believe that a positive corporate culture is vital to our success. We place great value on collaboration, curiosity, responsibility, and authenticity. In our hiring process, we seek individuals who embrace these values. The result is a friendly, respectful, and collegial workplace where diversity is embraced, strong opinions are loosely held, and disagreements do not become personal. Our culture is well described in this article:

RA provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees. The Company makes all employment decisions based on merit, qualifications and competence. Equal employment opportunity is the law, and discrimination is also inconsistent with RA’s core values. RA believes success is linked to having the most qualified and ethical team in its industry. As a result, the Company and its employees do not and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant based on race, color, religion, sex or gender (including gender identity and gender expression), sexual orientation, pregnancy, age, disability, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, creed, medical condition, genetic characteristics or genetic information, military service or veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by federal, state, or local laws prohibiting discrimination.

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620 Newport Center Drive, Ste. 900

Newport Beach, CA 92660

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