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Friday, December 3, 2021
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Ally and Your Career

Ally Financial only succeeds when its people do - and that’s more than some cliché people put on job postings. We live this stuff! We see our people as, well, people - with interests, families, friends, dreams, and causes that are all important to them. Our focus is on the health and safety of our teammates as well as work-life balance and diversity and inclusion. From generous benefits to a variety of employee resource groups, we strive to build paths that encourage employees to stretch themselves professionally. We want to help you grow, develop, and learn new things. You’re constantly evolving, so shouldn’t your opportunities be, too?

The Opportunity

The Sr. Investment Strategist will be responsible for creating differentiated content and research that is driven by quantitative analysis. In this role, content must conform to the unique, dejargonated, down to earth tone utilized by the Chief Markets & Money Strategist. At the same time, it should also be actionable and encourage increased engagement by Ally Invest customers and prospects. The person in this role should feel comfortable delivering investment insights via written, verbal, social media and other means of communications.

Deep analysis of market data, sector/industry data, individual stocks/ETFs and macro data will be used for generating investment ideas for the Ally Invests client base. Backing up research with financial analysis will be critical. Regular weekly, ad hoc and real-time analysis are the foundation of the investment content strategy. Additionally, this role will participate in investment committee decisions regarding the management and evolution of the wealth product and will help shape content for financial advisors and their customers.  

The Investment Strategist will work in close collaboration with product strategy, marketing, PR, creative services, communication services and the various business operators in Invest. They will act as a liaison between these groups and be responsible for managing various projects the team is working on. Ally’s digital conference initiative is an important cross-functional project that this role will be accountable for driving. This person will have a heavy hand in everything from ideation, to sourcing speakers, to scheduling and organizing meetings with internal and external stakeholders, to participating in conference panels and social media engagement.

The Work Itself

·       Create written content to be used in various formats (blogs, emails, social media, etc.)

·       Write regular reports and thematic reports on market events impacting different asset classes

·       Support the creation of a compelling investment outlook, content and education offering

·       Perform financial analysis on the market, sectors, ETFs, stocks and the economy

·       Develop databases (excel, etc.) integral to creating differentiated research

·       Explore ways to deliver content in creative, snackable ways by leveraging emerging technologies and digital interactions

·       Create and manage a calendar for content output

·       Lead strategy meetings with cross-functional partners

·       Participate in Investment Policy Committee meetings

·       Source digital conference speakers

·       Manage the digital conference process

·       Create and deliver presentations to all levels of the organization

·       Manage relationships with cross-functional teams

·       Maintain database for tracking the team’s KPIs

·       Update blog articles when needed

·       Maintain and liaise with compliance


The Skills You Bring

·       A strong desire to educate individual investors

·       Enjoy writing as much as building excel models

·       Ability to communicate in a simple but engaging way

·       A solid understanding of the Ally brand image

·       A strong background and/or interest in investment research & management and investment communications

·       Demonstrate strong knowledge of a wide variety of asset classes (stocks, ETFs, bonds, commodities, derivatives, among others)

·       Solid foundation in economics and macro drivers of asset markets

·       Highly detail-oriented, intellectually curious, and ability to multi-task

·       Self-motivated

·       Able to exercise independent thought and judgment and adapt to new tasks with little notice

·       Must have excellent communication skills, written and verbal

·       Strong spreadsheet skills. Must be an expert in MS Excel and MS PowerPoint

·       Advanced skills in VBA, Tableau, Power BI and Python is a plus

·       FINRA Series 7+ 66 licenses, or a CFA preferred

·       5-8 years of experience in Financial Services Industry or investment research, banking or financial operations


How We'll Have Your Back

Ally's compensation program offers market-competitive base pay and pay-for-performance incentives (bonuses) based on achieving personal and company goals. But Ally’s total compensation – or total rewards – extends beyond your paycheck and is designed to support and enrich your personal and professional life, including:

  • Time Away: competitive holiday and flexible paid-time-off, including time off for volunteering and voting.
  • Planning for the Future: plan for the near and long term with an industry-leading 401K retirement savings plan with matching and company contributions, student loan and 529 educational assistance programs, tuition reimbursement, and other financial well-being programs.
  • Supporting your Health & Well-being: flexible health and insurance options including dental and vision, pre-tax Health Savings Account with employer contributions and a total well-being program that helps you and your family stay on track physically, socially, emotionally, and financially.
  • Building a Family: adoption, surrogacy, and fertility support as well as parental and caregiver leave, back-up child and adult/elder day care program and childcare discounts.
  • Work-Life Integration: other benefits including LifeMatters® Employee Assistance Program, subsidized and discounted Weight Watchers® program and other employee discount programs.

Who We Are:


Ally Financial is a customer-centric, leading digital financial services company with passionate customer service and innovative financial solutions. We are relentlessly focused on "Doing it Right" and being a trusted financial-services provider to our consumer, commercial, and corporate customers. For more information, visit


Ally is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy status, marital status, military or veteran status, genetic disposition or any other reason protected by law.

Where permitted by applicable law, must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by date of hire to be considered, if not currently employed by Ally.

We are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with physical or mental disabilities. For accommodation requests, email us at Ally will not discriminate against any qualified individual who is capable of performing the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.