Monday, August 13, 2018

Managing Director, OCERS - Santa Ana

Managing Director, Orange County Employees Retirement System (OCERS) - Santa Ana

MANAGING DIRECTOR 
The Orange County Employees Retirement System (OCERS) is now accepting on-line applications. This recruitment is open to the public and will remain open until the Managing Director vacancy is filled. Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis until the needs of OCERS has been met. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply immediately.

WHO ARE WE
Established in 1944, the Orange County Employees Retirement System (OCERS) provides retirement, death, disability and cost-of living benefits to retirees of the County of Orange and certain County districts. Serving approximately 43,000 members, OCERS is governed by a ten-member Board of Retirement that is responsible for managing a $15.7 billion dollar fund. For more information about OCERS, please click here.

Mission  
OCERS’ mission is to provide secure retirement and disability benefits with the highest standards of excellence. 

Vision
OCERS vision is to be a trusted partner providing premier pension administration, distinguished by consistent, quality member experiences and prudent financial stewardship. 

Values
  • Open and Transparent
  • Commitment to Superior Service
  • Engaged and Dedicated Workforce
  • Reliable and Accurate
  • Secure and Sustainable

THE OPPORTUNITY 
The Managing Director position will report directly to the Chief Investment Officer (CIO). This position is responsible for assisting/supporting the CIO in all duties related to the investment of the portfolio, including but not limited to portfolio strategy, manager due diligence, and internal/external communications and reporting. This position is expected to uphold the highest standards of integrity and professionalism, plan sponsor focus and system efficiency. The Managing Director is responsible for the operational infrastructure of the plan in accordance with the County Employees Retirement Law of 1937 and the Board of Retirement’s directives. The Managing Director will lead the operational implementation of OCERS’ investment program strategic vision. 

Supervision Exercised 
In cooperation with the Chief Investment Officer, the Managing Director will take a leading role in the following performance attributes including but not limited to:
  • Investment portfolio strategy and construction 
  • Investment manager due diligence and selection 
  • Risk management analytics and reporting 
  • Investment Committee communications and education 
  • Investment policies, procedures and compliance 
  • Personnel management and talent development 
  • Internal/external communications 
  • Professional network building and continued education 


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and/or Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Accounting, Finance, Business or a related field. 
AND
Minimum of ten years of progressive work experience with an institutional asset management firm, pension plan, foundation or endowment. 

Preferred:

Significant experience with private equity and other private capital/alternative investments is preferred. 
OR

Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) certification is preferred. 

Special Notes, Licenses or Requirements:
  • Highly Desirable:
  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration or related field
  • Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) certification 
  • Professional licensure as an investment principal or equivalent 
  • Prior public pension experience or equivalent experience with an institutional investor of comparable complexity 
  • A valid California class C driver’s license or the ability to arrange necessary and timely transportation for field travel. 
  • May be required to use personal vehicle. 
  • A complete background investigation is required; a felony or misdemeanor conviction may be cause for disqualification. 

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: 

The following lists the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the essential duties of the position. 

Knowledge of: 

  • Investment concepts, terminology, styles, models, and strategies, including portfolio theory, asset allocation and performance measurement, and a solid understanding of capital markets. 
  • Economic indicators and theories and market conditions and trends and their effect on short and long term investment programs and strategies. 
  • Principles and practices of institutional investment management. 
  • Investment management due diligence procedures and practices. 
  • Statistical and analytical techniques/programs applicable to evaluating investment managers and portfolios. 
  • Sound knowledge of compliance risks and audit issues relevant to OCERS. 
  • Risk monitoring and management methods and techniques. 

  • Custodial operations, cash controls and operational processes required by a public pension plan or other complex institutional investor. 
  • Methods to analyze the quality, accuracy, and reliability of manager and consultant reports and the application of such data. 
  • Applicable investment laws, rules, regulations, compliance considerations and professional standards. 
  • Fiscal, actuarial, budgetary and cost projection principles and procedures pertaining to retirement system funding. 
  • Peer networks within the pension or broader institutional investment community, including the available field of outside investment managers and consultants 
  • Performance evaluation and talent management techniques as it pertains to mentoring and developing a high performing, engaged internal staff. 



Skills/Ability to: 
  • Establish and maintain professional relationships with members of the Board of Retirement, OCERS management and professional staff, and consultants. 
  • Evaluate the overall performance of the external investment managers and consultants and recommend changes when necessary. 
  • Coordinate internal staff activity, as assigned, directed or guided by the CIO. 
  • Understand and interpret laws, rules and regulations governing the investment of public funds. 
  • Analyze current economic, financial and market trends worldwide on an ongoing basis. 
  • Manage quantitative research projects and evaluate risk models. 
  • Evaluate and negotiate investment manager contracts including liquidity terms, fee structures and other OCERS’ requirements 
  • Evaluate complex investment transactions. 
  • Interact with external service providers such as actuarial and investment consultants, legal counsel, custodians and money managers. 
  • Prepare comprehensive correspondence, reports, and budget documents for the CIO and the Board of Retirement, executive staff, and managers and present orally and in writing. 
  • Exhibit exemplary interpersonal skills and exercise sound judgment and professionalism in business matters. 
  • Understand and assess the quality, accuracy and reliability of manager and consultant reports. 
  • Communicate in English clearly, concisely and effectively both orally and in writing. 
  • Perform job functions independently and in an ethical and objective manner. 
  • Use computer software to compose spreadsheets, graphs, flowcharts, calculations and time reports, etc. 
  • Establish written internal operating procedures and systems that assure knowledge transfer, institutional memory and sufficiency of training materials. 



Compensation and Benefits
Compensation will be determined based on the experience level, credentials and personal characteristics of the candidate. OCERS employee benefits program will be offered to the successful candidate. The competitive benefit package includes retirement and deferred compensation programs; health, dental, life and disability insurance; professional organization memberships and tuition reimbursement up to $3,000 maximum annually; a taxable optional benefit plan; and annual leave. Relocation expenses will be negotiated on an individual basis. 
PHYSICAL, MENTAL and ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:
Physical and Mental Requirements:
  • Speak and hear well enough to communicate clearly and understandably in person, over the telephone and in small groups. 
  • Manual dexterity sufficient to use hands, arms and shoulders repetitively to operate a telephone, keyboard, write, and use a calculator. 
  • Mental stamina to interact professionally with members of the Board of Retirement, Plan Sponsors, peers and consultants. 
  • Vision sufficient to read fine print and a computer monitor. 
  • Independent body mobility, agility, and stamina to stand, walk, stoop, bend, and twist, to access a standard office environment. 
  • Ability to sit for prolonged periods of time. 
  • Body strength sufficient to lift up to 15 pounds and carry files. 

Environmental Conditions:
  • The primary work place is in an office environment, working with standard office equipment. 
  • Peripheral office equipment generates a quiet to moderate noise level. 
  • Operates in an environment that includes elected officials, non-elected officials, government agencies, community interest groups and the general public in the development and coordination of OCERS affairs. 
  • Out of area travel may be required to attend professional conferences, due diligence, and meetings. 

SELECTION PROCEDURE

OCERS Human Resources Department screens all applications and supplemental information forms to identify the qualified candidates. Applications submitted without a completed supplemental information form will be disqualified from further consideration. After screening, the more qualified candidates will be referred to the next step in the recruitment process and notified of all further procedures applicable to their application status.

Application Rating: 
(Refer/Non-Refer) Application materials will be rated by a panel of job knowledge experts for those qualifications most needed to perform the duties of the job. The more qualified candidates will be referred to the next step. All notifications regarding this recruitment will be sent via e-mail.

Qualifications Appraisal Panel: 
(Weighted 100%) Candidates will be interviewed and rated by a panel of job knowledge experts. Each candidate's rating will be based on responses to a series of structured questions designed to elicit the candidate's qualifications for the job.

Based on OCERS needs and the number of applications received, the selection procedures listed above may be modified and all affected candidates will be notified.

HOW TO APPLY
Only on-line applications with the completed supplemental questions will be accepted.
E-mail is the primary form of notification during the recruitment process. Please ensure your correct e-mail address is on your application and only use one e-mail account. 

Your application should highlight all of the areas in which you have developed expertise, matching your professional experience with the specific qualifications listed above. 

It is recommended that you record or print your confirmation page, as this verifies receipt of your on-line application. 

You may apply on-line at the OCERS website: www.ocers.org


SALARY: 
$64.06 - $111.56 Hourly $5,124.81 - $8,925.00 Biweekly $11,103.75 - $19,337.50 Monthly $133,245.00 - $232,050.00 Annually


ISSUE DATE: 7/30/2018 

EEO INFORMATION 

OCERS, as an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply. 




Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Research Associate, Hotchkis & Wiley - Los Angeles & Newport Beach

Hotchkis & Wiley
Job Description: Research Associate
Location: Los Angeles and Newport Beach
Position: Hotchkis & Wiley seeks a highly motivated individual to become part of our Research Associate Program. The Research Associates support our Investment Team, which currently consists of 22 members, by allowing them to devote more of their time to company research and portfolio construction. The program is a 2 year program (which the company may extend to three years) and will provide an excellent opportunity for someone who wants to gain exposure to the asset management business. This particular Research Associate will be dedicated to supporting our High Yield team and the incumbent will split their time between our head office in Los Angeles and our Newport Beach office where our High Yield team is based.
Responsibilities:
Supporting High Yield investment team members by:
  • assisting in all quantitative portfolio modeling 
  • assisting with credit research on issuers and industries and presenting ideas as needed 
  • undertaking ad-hoc projects for the portfolio managers 
  • preparing portfolio analyses for client presentations

Candidate Profile:
We seek candidates with the following attributes: 
  • high proficiency in excel; financial modeling experience is desired 
  • in-depth knowledge of fixed income mathematics, financial statement analysis, accounting and finance
  • credit analytical skills 
  • excellent communication skills 
  • knowledge of Bloomberg is a bonus but not essential

Two or three years of prior work experience in investment banking, capital markets, accounting or related financial services is a priority for us and study for the CFA is encouraged. This position would ideally suit someone with experience in high yield bonds or commercial loans. While this program was originally designed to give pre-MBA candidates the unique opportunity to experience the asset management business prior to Business School, we will not discount applications from interested MBA candidates whom we believe would derive benefit from our program.
Company Background: Hotchkis & Wiley is an institutional asset management firm overseeing U.S. and global value equity and high yield portfolios for clients world wide. The firm currently manages approx. $32 billion in assets and is majority owned by its management and employees. For more information refer to our website: www.hwcm.com.
Interested candidates please email a resume and cover letter to: 
Sue Ross 
Managing Director - Human Resources 
Hotchkis & Wiley 
725 South Figueroa Street, 39th floor 
Los Angeles, California 90017-5400 
E-mail: human.resources@hwcm.com

Monday, July 16, 2018

Investment Associate, NFP - Aliso Viejo

Investment Associate, NFP - Aliso Viejo

Position Overview:
Entry level position supports Retirement Plan Advisors by creating investment due diligence reports, answering investment/retirement related questions, maintaining department files, contributing to the investment due diligence process on money managers and various ad-hoc reporting/analysis as needed.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
  1. Generate/ generate Fiduciary Investment Reviews for Advisors and clients
  2. Facilitate the requests of Advisors for information on money managers and other retirement related subjects.
  3. Read and understand reports and multiple sources of information in order to properly account and report on data for use by department personnel.
  4. Assist with the quarterly investment due diligence process, investment data verification, creation of reports such as fund fact sheets and investment policy statements, and other ad-hoc investment related research reports
  5. Complete special projects as assigned by management
  6. Provide other requested services and duties without regard to classification.
Minimum Requirements for Education, Experience, and Certifications/Licenses: 
  1. BA/BS, economics/business/finance degrees preferred
  2. Proficiency in Excel, Word, and Powerpoint

Abilities & Skills:
  1. Excellent written and oral presentations and communication
  2. Knowledge and awareness of markets and retirement plans desired, but not required
Physical Demands:
These physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
  1. Able to lift and carry 15 pounds

To apply: Please send your resume to jeff.elvander@nfp.com

Friday, May 4, 2018

Analyst, Systematic Equity, Allianz - San Diego


Analyst, Systematic Equity, Allianz Global Investors - San Diego, CA

Division AllianzGI U.S. LLC
Department/Function Systematic Equity
Corporate Title N/A
Functional Title Analyst
Reporting To (solid / dotted line) Managing Director, Portfolio Manager
Direct Reports N/A
Location San Diego
Position Summary This position is responsible for quantitative research and communicate to clients and prospects on the team’s investment philosophy and processes and how it can add value in their portfolios.
Role & Responsibilities (duties and essential job functions) Quantitative Research across the platform focused on small cap and emerging market equities
• Research will focus towards machine learning and big data
• Analysis of performance
• Analysis of performance and presentation of products and results to clients
• Present to clients and prospects (across all channels) in different countries our investment strategies and the philosophy and process.
Experience / Knowledge Qualifications and Skills (required, preferred; technical, functional skills) Required:
• BS in Finance, Accounting, Economics or Financial Engineering or smiliar field
• CFA or currently in CFA progression with a minimum of 2-5 years experience in the financial industry, with a focus on research
• Strong programming skills (SAS, Python, Matlab, etc).
• Demonstrated experience with handling big data
• Eloquency and high proficiency in English; strong communication skills required
• Excellent presentation skills
• Extremely hard working with high integrity
• Strong organizational skills and ability to work well in a demanding team-centered environment
Contact Kim Van Fleet, AVP, Human Resources/ kim.vanfleet@allianzgi.com 

Allianz Global Investors is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, veteran status, national origin or disability. Allianz Global Investors hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled.

Equity Research Intern, Roth Capital Partners - Newport Beach, CA

Equity Research Intern, Roth Capital Partners - Newport Beach, CA
Equity Research – Intern
Sector: Industrials
We seek a current student or recent graduate to join our team as an Equity Research Intern. The internship has the potential for a full-time position. Our Industrials practice primarily focuses on the automotive, construction equipment, and general industry markets.
This position is available immediately. If you are interested, please send a cover letter and resume to Bradley Noss, bnoss@roth.com.
Application Requirements
·         Ability to work minimum of 20 hours per week; 40 hours per week is preferred.
·         Must be able to demonstrate interest in stock/investment analysis.
Job Description
·         Sell-side equity research at a boutique investment bank.
·         Maintain market intelligence system and provide ongoing monitoring of the Industrials industry.
·         Examine market data to identify and analyze current industry trends and provide ongoing findings.
·         Assist with research for reports and notes on companies for distribution to institutional clients.
·         Conduct primary research.
·         Develop financial models and conduct financial statement analysis to evaluate historical information and generate earnings forecasts.
·         Pays minimum wage.
 
Qualifications
·         Bachelor degree (in progress if undergraduate student).
·         Superior quantitative, analytical, and writing skills.
·         Capacity to quickly analyze and synthesize substantial volumes of information in a short period of time.
·         Detail-oriented.
·         Excellent communication skills.
·         Strong work ethic and intellectual curiosity
·         Good organizational and time management skills.
·         Entrepreneurial spirit and ability to work on a small team.
To apply: Please contact Bradley Noss, Equity Research Associate at bnoss@roth.com

 

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Portfolio Admin, Canterbury Consulting - Newport Beach, CA

 
Portfolio Administrator, Canterbury Consulting - Newport Beach, CA
Description:
About Canterbury Consulting
Canterbury Consulting, Inc. ("Canterbury") is a 55+-person professional services firm that provides investment advice to a broad set of clients with net assets ranging from $10M to $2B. Clients are both tax-exempt - public and private foundations, endowments and pension plans - and taxable - corporate plans and high net worth and ultra-high net worth individuals and families - and invest in both traditional assets such as public equities and bonds...
Type: Full-Time
 
Compensation: $60,000 - $70,000 per year

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Investment Analyst, Family Office - Denver

Investment Analyst, Private Family Office - Denver, CO

The Investment Analyst will support the Private Family Office in evaluating various investment opportunities for family members, developing, maintaining, and publishing various customized reports for family members, coordinating amount consultants, service providers and family member staff to facilitate and support the investment activities of family members, and help complete ad hoc projects that may involve a variety of areas including tax, accounting, legal and operations.  The position is located in Denver.

Key Responsibilities:

       Assist in completing detailed financial analysis on potential investment opportunities:
o   Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) analysis including pro forma valuation exercises
o   Review of corporate financial statements (balance sheet, income statement, cash flow statement, etc.)
o   Review of capital stack (debt and equity holders, share price analysis, etc.)
o   Evaluation and review of subscription documents and LP agreements (for fund investments)
       Support investment due diligence activities by coordinating:
o   Background investigations on potential partners (credit runs, criminal checks, reference calls, etc.)
o   Legal review – work with internal and/or external counsel to facilitate the legal review and execution of various contracts (purchase and sale, operating agreements, etc.)
o   Accounting support – work with internal staff and potentially local family staff to set up various accounts, ensure the completion of investment subscription documents, and coordinate the timing of wires.
       Support the execution of family member investments by coordinating across internal teams
– operations, accounting, legal, tax, property management – and/or across external consultants, as relevant.
       Assist the team with subject matter research as it relates to specific family member requests, investment/business activities, and special projects.
       Coordinate with staff, and/or external service providers in the development, improvement, implementation and timely dissemination of various investment, financial, and/or impact exposure reports to the family members.
       Synthesize complex investment and accounting data from various sources into customized presentations for family members, each of whom have varying degrees of investment knowledge and interest. 
       Assist with the development and maintenance of family members’ cash flow forecast models.
       Help maintain, update, and disseminate family member “Activity Reports” – a summary of open projects and deliverables for each family member.
       Help the team prepare for regular in‐person meetings or phone calls with family members to discuss portfolio strategy, investment activity, planning, requests, and current issues.
       Be prepared to professionally communicate with family members both proactively and reactively as appropriate, in order to ensure a high‐quality standard of service and support.

Required Skills and Experience:
       Bachelor’s degree. Progress towards or plans to pursue an advanced degree in Finance or
Business (such as an MBA), or professional investment certification (CFA, CAIA, CFP) a plus.
       Familiarity across investment asset classes. Understanding of ESG / Impact investing strategies a plus.
       Basic understanding of legal and accounting terms as related to investments. 
       Experience with financial modeling using Microsoft Excel and other tools required. High level of proficiency with common technology tools (Microsoft). Familiarity with investment software a plus (Tamale, Advent, etc.).
       5+ years’ work experience in an investment or financial‐related field.
       Highly organized and self‐motivated. Ability to remain accessible and responsive beyond business hours. Some travel required.
       Ability to adapt to a rapidly changing environment, including reprioritization or reassignment of responsibilities.
       Professional demeanor with demonstrated ability to maintain discretion in dealing with highly confidential information. Able to professionally represent the family to outsiders (vendors, consultants, investment partners, etc.).
Please contact Jeff Beilstein at jbeilstein@tennisongrp.com with you resume for consideration.