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DC Retirement Research Specialist
Capital Group | Los Angeles, California
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Job Description

Req ID:  7101
Experience Level: Professional 
Other Location(s): Chicago (IL); Los Angeles (CA); New York (NY); San Francisco (CA); Washington D.C. (DC)  
Relocation offered: Yes
Travel required: c. Up to 75%

Come grow with us

At Capital Group, how we work is defined by shared values that include absolute integrity, respect and collaboration. But it’s more than that. It’s smart and highly driven people united in purpose to serve our investors and one another.

Bring your energy and unique perspective to Capital and you’ll have the opportunity to grow with us professionally, personally, and financially. You’ll be part of a team that genuinely cares about helping you succeed. You’ll work alongside talented colleagues, many of whom build long careers while progressing through multiple roles, establishing lifelong friendships and making a difference in our communities. In return for your contributions, you’ll receive premier compensation and benefits, and a company-funded retirement plan that ranks among the most generous.

Within Capital Group, North American Distribution oversees sales and distribution across various client groups including: individual investors, retirement plans and institutional clients.  Our efforts are focused on positioning Capital Group as the active investment manager of choice and providing superior service, sales and marketing experience while broadening our business.

The DC Retirement Research Specialist is responsible for researching retirement topics, writing white papers and contributing to the development of intellectual capital materials in order to develop new and strengthen existing defined contribution relationships and enhance Capital Group’s presence in the market. He/she is expected to apply their knowledge of defined contribution issues, including regulatory trends and their impacts.


  • Develops original research and intellectual capital for internal and external audiences on a variety of topics related to defined contribution plans
  • Serves as a subject matter expert within Capital Group and incorporates a broad knowledge of defined contribution products into white papers and other materials
  • Works collaboratively with Capital’s Retirement Strategy Group, including DC and DB Strategists, Relationship Managers, as well as members of the Marketing team to develop and deliver materials
  • Develop materials for defined benefits plans


  • 10 + years of research & writing experience with in the financial services industry with experience covering both DC & DB plans
  • Demonstrated knowledge of financial markets and investment/financial concepts
  • Strong knowledge of financial markets &  investment financial concepts with ability to generate thoughtful and engaging written commentary
  • Proven idea generation and research skills specifically related to defined contribution
  • Proven track record of balancing multiple stakeholders throughout the organization   
  • Boardroom presence and interpersonal skills with the ability to collaborate at all levels
  • Undergraduate degree required
  • CFA and/or an advanced degree desirable

Company Overview:
Founded in 1931, Capital Group is one of the world’s largest and most trusted investment management companies and home to the American Funds. We manage more than US$1.39 trillion in assets, and our 7,500 associates make our clients their first priority every day. When we do our job right, millions of investors around the world fulfill their dreams and financial goals, from home ownership and higher education, to a comfortable retirement. Our long-term investment results and outstanding service set us apart from our competitors, while our workplace sets us apart from other employers. 



About Capital Group

Internet Capital Group, Inc. (ICG) is focused on acquiring and building Internet software and services companies. During the year ended December 31, 2008, the Company hold ownership interests in 14 companies that are considered to be the partner companies. The results for the operation of the partner companies are reported in two business segments: the core reporting segment and the other holdings reporting segment. The core reporting segment includes those partner companies in which ICG's management takes a role in providing direction and management assistance. The other holdings reporting segment includes partner companies over which the Company have less influence, because they are public companies and/or have a relatively small ownership stake in those partner companies. (Source: 10-K)

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