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United Church of Christ Exempt Position Description

Position: Analyst-External Investments Incumbent(s):

New position Reports to: Chief Investment Officer

Department: Investments

Position Purpose: To assist the Chief Investment Officer (CIO) in various functions to support the investment programs ($3.3 billion assets) of the Pension Boards-UCC (PBUCC).These functions include, but are not limited to, assisting in the selection, evaluation and on-going monitoring of external investment managers in all asset classes as well as research on asset valuations and returns; duties will be accomplished mainly through interfacing with external consultant(s), peer networks, and utilizing appropriate databases.

Key Accountabilities
• Analyses for current and prospective managers for the PBUCC for traditional and alternatives assets.
• Market research to track valuations for various market sectors. • Research investment ideas to enhance asset allocation shifts and performance.
• Assist with performance analytics and operational issues (reports to members, assist with investment advisory contracts and vendor services).
• Assist in preparation of board materials in advance of board meetings and at other times when appropriate.
• Assist with financial writing and presentations including News & Views (employee and annuitant versions), quarterly communications, and annual reports for the PBUCC, economic and financial market analyses, ad hoc presentations, website articles and updates. Key Challenges
• Managing large amounts of information while maintaining focus on a variety of disparate tasks.
• Maintaining a high and growing knowledge of economic, financial and market related developments. Background/Experience Required
• More than 2 years of relevant experience • Demonstrated analytical skills • Highly organized • Ability to communicate to numerous stakeholders
• Excellent PowerPoint, Excel, writing, and presentation skills • Displays a team-based and cooperative attitude • Interest and background in advancing principles of socially responsible investing, as appropriate
• Passion for investing and a strong desire to develop investment skills and judgment Decision Making Authority • Analyst will work within a structure along with senior analyst, CIO and support staff, and be highly involved and engaged in providing data and analysis in order to make decisions on current and prospective managers and asset classes for the PBUCC investment programs.

Key Relationships Internal: Accounting staff of Pension Boards, member services staff, corporate social responsibility staff. External: Investment consultants, current and prospective investment managers, bank personnel, financial industry specialists, external service providers.

The Pension Boards-United Church of Christ is an affiliated Ministry of the United Church of Christ and is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Employees

David Klassen

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United States

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