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Quantitative Analyst
Who we are 

The State Board of Administration of Florida (SBA) is the investment organization managing the assets of the Florida Retirement System (FRS) and other funds.  With more than $200 billion in total assets under management, the SBA is one of the largest institutional investors in the world.  A key responsibility is the management of the FRS Pension Plan, the 5th largest public pension fund in the U.S.  Year after year, the SBA is able to accomplish sound, long term investment returns above benchmark, while always keeping our beneficiaries’ interests at the forefront of our actions. 
At the SBA we recognize that our talented colleagues drive our sophisticated investment strategies, prudently balance risk and reward, and generate above-benchmark returns while adhering to the highest professional and fiduciary standards.  It is vital to maintain the trust of the employees and beneficiaries of the funds we oversee. The SBA is committed to seeking individuals who will enhance our team by contributing to our knowledge pool while adhering to the ethics and integrity that underscore our investment strategies and management.

What we need

The SBA is currently seeking a Quantitative Analyst responsible for assisting in the management of the alternative investments program in the Strategic Investments asset class. This includes performance analytics work, performance reporting, manager monitoring and investment and administrative support.

Other duties include but are not limited to:
  • Producing performance and analytics reports for the Strategic Investments portfolio and funds
  • Supporting the Strategic Investments asset class
  • Managing fund relationships, monitoring funds and conducting fund due diligence
  • Conducting asset class and market research and modeling
  • Developing professional knowledge of topics relevant to the Strategic Investment asset class
What you should have
 
A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in finance, economics, statistics, accounting, mathematics, business, communications, computer science, management information systems (MIS), political science, public administration, or a related field and one year of related experience.  Or any combination of education and/or experience equal to the minimum requirements
 
Preferences
  • Master of Business Administration or master’s degree from an accredited college or university in finance, economics, statistics, accounting, mathematics, communications, computer science, management information systems, political science, public administration or a related field and an understanding of investment concepts
  • Enrollment in or completion of Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and/or Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) credentials
  • Experience in a pension fund, foundation, endowment, family office, fund of fund, or sovereign wealth fund
  • Experience conducting due diligence and monitoring alternative investment funds
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of investments and ability to identify attractive investment opportunities
  • Knowledge of financial concepts and theories
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to conduct research, compile data, write reports and present results
  • Ability to work independently as a self-starter
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to manage internal and external relationships
  • Strong computer literacy and ability to learn new software and automated systems
  • Intellectual curiosity of markets and investments
  • Travels occasionally to various locations throughout the United States and/or internationally.  Involves work outside normal business hours and working remotely to maintain contact with others and normal office-related duties
 
What we offer

The SBA offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package including medical, dental, group life, short term disability, retirement and professional development opportunities.

What to do next

If this sounds like you, apply on-line at: https://jobs.sbafla.com
Position: Quantitative Analyst
Organization: State Board of Administration of Florida
Location: Tallahassee,  FL 
United States
Salary:
Posting Start Date: 4/9/2021
Date Posted: 4/9/2021
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Status: This listing expires on: 5/9/2021
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Organization Information
Name:
State Board of Administration of Florida
Address:
1801 Hermitage Blvd., Suite 100

Tallahassee,  FL 32308
United States
Email:
natalie.brou@sbafla.com
Phone:
(850) 413-1265
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