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Wells Capital Management Analyst Development Program

Program Description

As a registered investment advisory firm, Wells Capital Management focuses on managing equity, fixed income and blended portfolios for a variety of institutional clients.

As an analyst in the development program you will spend 24 months as a participant in one of the following three tracks: Investment Management Track, Business Management Track and Technology Track.

Investment Management Track: In the Investment Management Track, you will work with one of our investment teams for the duration of the program. Some of your projects may be to develop and maintain financial models, conduct proprietary company, industry, and capital markets research, prepare presentation material for clients, and assist portfolio managers and senior analysts in a variety of other functions.

Business Management Track: In the Business Management Track, you will work in the Client Relationship department assisting senior relationship managers in managing institutional fixed income client relationships. Assignments require updated investment performance, creating presentation materials and responding to client inquiries. In addition, participants will gain a broad, “insider” knowledge of the critical areas of an institutional investment management firm.

Technology Track: In the Technology Track, you will rotate through three technology areas: Infrastructure, Data Management and Fixed Income Development. Each technology track is responsible for leveraging a wide range of technology processes to consistently meet business expectations. The assignments will cross a broad spectrum of technology activities which are required to deliver technology solutions to business problems. The Infrastructure track may involve process automation, information security and project life cycle tasks. The Data Management track may involve working with large industry standard databases to collect and distribute investment related data. The Fixed Income Development track may involve developing and/or configuring business applications for traders, portfolio managers and relationship managers. All three tracks will require working across multiple groups within both technology and business units. Through these tracks, you are expected to gain the necessary work experience to successfully deliver Information Technology projects for a large institutional investment management firm.

Desired skill sets include:
  • Project life cycle methodologies (Waterfall, RAD, etc.)
  • Proficiency in standard development tools like .net and java
  • Practice working with databases including writing SQL
  • Batch and user interactive processing
  • Formal testing processes

Additional Activities

During the Analyst Development Program you will receive hands-on learning opportunities to challenge you, and feedback so you can advance steadily toward your professional goals. Analysts will receive continuous career development through our mentor program. In addition, you will participate in on-going training classes including an intensive two-week training session in San Francisco that will cover everything from how WellsCap does business to an in depth understanding of our products and the industry, as well as give participants exposure to our senior management team.


  • An undergraduate degree is preferred in business administration, finance, computer science, mathematics, economics, statistics, applied mathematics, financial engineering, econometrics, actuarial science, physics, computer science, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, or nuclear engineering.
  • Analysts are required to hold a bachelors degree by the time the training program begins.
  • Proven analytical, problem solving, and quantitative abilities that can be demonstrated through coursework in finance, accounting, statistics, and math, as well as in work-related and project management experience.
  • Superior organizational, interpersonal, verbal and written communication abilities.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability.
  • Business experience through internship, co-op, or part-time position preferred.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast paced and fluid environment.
  • A quick intellect and a willingness to work in a “hands-on” environment.
    Wells Fargo will not sponsor visas for these positions, and will not hire individuals whose work eligibility is based on their F-1 or other student visa status. Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States on a permanent basis.


  • San Francisco, CA
  • Menomonee Falls, WI
  • Boston, MA
  • Walnut Creek, CA


1st Round: 30 minute interview on campus or by phone.
  • Interview with one interviewer
  • Evaluated on the following: leadership abilities and qualities, project management and analytical problem solving skills, communication and interpersonal skills, team-related attributes, career focus, knowledge of Wells Fargo and WellsCap, and fit.
  • Notified of your status within 5 business days after first round interview.
2nd Round: Half-day interview at Wells Capital Management.
  • Interviewed one-on-one by several team members and managers from relevant WellsCap business lines.
  • Evaluated on the same areas listed above.
  • Notified of your status within 10 business days.
  • May be invited back for additional interviews.

Express Interest

  • This program is no longer accepting applications. Please return to this site in August 2012 for more information on how to apply for 2012-13 opportunities.
  • To search and apply for other available opportunities throughout Wells Fargo, please click on the Find a Job link below.
Relevant military experience is considered for veterans and transitioning service men and women.
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