Trading Associate

Investment Management · Evansville, Indiana
Department Investment Management
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level

At Donaldson Capital Management, people are our purpose. We strive to hire “good heads and great hearts” because our relationships and our people separate us from the rest. We know that investing takes patience, commitment, and humility. Those principles guide our dedication to serving clients’ best interests and define our continued growth and success.

Their primary role is to support Investment Operations Traders. This individual is responsible for helping to set up new accounts in our trading and portfolio accounting software. They are responsible for auditing and reviewing Cash Holds, Restrictions and assisting with building Drift Analysis reports with Traders and Advisors.  A Trading Associate must understand how their work impacts Trading, Advisors, and clients. A successful Trading Associate will assist with data quality control, free up time for Traders and Sr Traders, and excel at performing all job duties described below. 

Essential Responsibilities

  • Set up new client accounts for trading accurately and in a timely fashion in our Trading and Portfolio Accounting systems, and communicate clearly and concisely with Traders and Advisors once accounts are funded
  • Run periodic audits for
    • Cash Holds
    • Trading Restrictions
    • Drift Analysis
  • Assist or complete monthly GIPS reviews for Trading cases.
  • Complete certain cases for clients, including but not limited to:
    • Funds out
    • Add / Remove Restrictions
    • Allocation Change
  • Collaborate with Associate Advisors and Traders to maintain a schedule of upcoming Client Review meetings and prioritize accounts that need to be rebalanced

Experience and Education:

  • Undergraduate degree required. Major in business, accounting, finance, or economics preferred.


Skills and Knowledge: 

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite preferred, with a focus on Excel
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal, written, and listening)
  • Familiarity with the stock market
  • Displays initiative and willingness to learn
  • Notable analytical skills
  • Continuously demonstrates personal integrity and honesty and can deal with confidential information
  • Excellent time management, strong organizational skills, and ability to prioritize multiple tasks and anticipate potential problems



We have a robust compensation model. Fixed compensation includes a base salary and certification-designation-degree pay. Variable pay consists of a revenue pool program and kicker incentives. All advisory teams receive a % of managed AUM billing.


401(k) pre-tax or post-tax at a 4% total compensation match, Annual Profit Sharing currently at 9%.

PTO and Workplace Flexibility

Team members are not limited to a specific number of vacation, personal, or sick days. Hybrid work flexibility, maternity, and parental time off.


Medical, Vision, Dental, Supplemental, HSA, Dependent Care FSA, ST, LT Disability, Life, and AD&D.

Professional Growth

Education Advancement, Continuing Education Reimbursement Program, Career Coaching.

Financial Health

SMARTMap, Financial Planning, No Fees for Investment Management.


Cell phone, laptop, monitors, remote accessories if needed.


Wholesale club membership, parking garage, annual charitable donation.

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  • Location
    Evansville, Indiana
  • Department
    Investment Management
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience