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Associate Portfolio Manager, Strategies
The CalSTRS Investments Branch is seeking an experienced individual to work as an Associate Portfolio Manager in the Investment Operations Unit.
 
Investment Operations’ primary function is to provide middle-office support for internal and external portfolio activities by performing pre-settlement portfolio controls, cash and trade management, cash flow analysis, portfolio and total fund reporting, and by partnering with the asset classes to align operational services for the successful implementation of the Investment Policy and Management Plan.
Under the general direction of the Investment Operations Director, the incumbent provides independent analysis and consultation regarding the development and implementation of new investment strategies and project management to support the operational functions across all private and public asset classes, including developing internal controls, portfolio setup with the custodian and counterparties, integration into the portfolio management trading and risk system, and opening foreign markets. The incumbent will be responsible for providing project management and oversight for all new investment strategies, portfolio transitions, asset transfers, defundings and fundings.
 
Responsibilities of the Associate Portfolio Manager include:
  • Contributing to, researching and influencing the development and implementation of new and innovative investment policies and strategies to support the operational functions across all private and public asset classes.
  • Participating in the review of operational risk, including periodic risk assessments, internal control reviews, and providing feedback to mitigate operational risks.
  • Managing the tracking, coordination, implementation, and controls of the operational and branch-wide projects, ensuring consistency with the vision and policies.
  • Oversee the cash allocation process and total plan cash projection including reviewing and/or reporting on the cash inflows and outflows of the total fund.
  • Supervising staff and participating in the personnel processes, including recruitment, hiring, training and Performance Management.
This position is eligible for incentive compensation and has a maximum incentive opportunity of 50% of base salary.
Position: Associate Portfolio Manager, Strategies
Organization: California State Teachers' Retirement System
Location: West Sacramento,  CA 
United States
Salary: $10,000 - $15,000 Monthly
Posting Start Date: 6/30/2020
Date Posted: 6/30/2020
Requirements

Desirable Qualifications

In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:
 
  • Possession of an advanced degree in Finance, Business, Economics or a closely related field
  • Knowledge of investment principles and trends across multi-asset classes, both public and private
  • Knowledge of investment valuation and pricing
  • Knowledge of foreign markets
  • Experience assisting in the development and implementation of investment policies and strategies
  • Experience managing, supervising, or leading staff
  • Experience working with custodians, sub-custodians, and counterparties
  • Project management experience within an investment environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively across asset classes
  • Ability to prioritize and ensure deadlines are met
  • Ability to research and analyze complex issues with strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to conduct oneself and communicate with tact, sensitivity, and diplomacy under a variety of circumstances
  • Ability to present information clearly, both orally and in writing, to a wide range of audiences
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive and professional working relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to work effectively as an individual and as part of a team to support team, unit, and Investments Branch goals

Application Instructions

Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

Final Filing Date: 7/21/2020

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process.
 Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

How To Apply

Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at www.CalCareers.ca.gov. When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

 
 
State Teachers' Retirement System
Attn: Recruitment
P.O. Box 15275, MS 31
SacramentoCA 95851-0275

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

 
 
CalSTRS, Attn: Recruitment
100 Waterfront Place
West SacramentoCA 95605
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Required Application Package Documents

The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at www.CalCareers.ca.gov. All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
  • Resume is required and must be included.
  • Statement of Qualifications - A Statement of Qualifications is required. Please see the Special Requirements section of the job posting for detailed instructions.  
Status: This listing expires on: 7/21/2020
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Organization Information
Name:
California State Teachers' Retirement System
Address:


West Sacramento,  CA 
United States
Email:
Recruitment@calstrs.com
Phone:
(916) 414-4990
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Contact:
Alysa Stockdale-Hollis

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