Investment Officer I, Investment Operations at California State Teachers' Retirement System

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Employer: California State Teachers’ Retirement System

Expires: 03/25/2020

The CalSTRS Investments Branch is seeking an experienced individual to work as an Investment Officer I in the Investment Operations Unit.Salary Range: $3,728.00 – $7,080.00 per MonthInvestment 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 direction of the Associate Portfolio Manager, the incumbent performs a wide range of analytical and technical work associated with the confirmation and affirmation of investment transaction to support the functions of Investment Operations.Responsibilities of the Investment Officer I include:Performing the duties associated with the confirmation and affirmation of investment transactions, which apply across all of the CalSTRS Total Plan asset classes.Reviewing and analyzing security transactions; coordinating the settlement process in compliance with the reporting of trade deadlines set by the master custodian, Non-Delivery Versus Payment trades, and failed trades.Participating in the reconciliation process for daily margin wires and collateral movements for futures positions by interfacing with various system applications and discussions with brokers and custodians.Preparing year-end process reports and other investment reportingThe ideal candidate will be a motivated self-starter with middle office experience in the financial industry and the ability to effectively analyze situations and exercise discretionary judgement.Desirable QualificationsIn 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:Knowledge of investment principles and trends across multi-asset classes, both public and privateKnowledge of various investment transactionsStrong interpersonal skillsExcellent written and oral communication skillsAbility to work effectively as an individual and as part of a team to support team, unit, and Investments Branch goalsAbility to research, analyze, interpret, and present informationAbility to effectively analyze situations to determine cause and effect, and take appropriate actionAbility to evaluate data and situations, and make sound judgments and conclusionsAbility to prioritize and ensure deadlines are metAbility to research and analyze complex issues with strong attention to detailAbility to work independentlyAbility to write Macro in ExcelExperience with R StudioExperience in trade confirmation and settlementExperience managing risk