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The Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) is seeking a Portfolio Analyst to play an important role on the Public Equity Team. The Analyst will support the Senior Portfolio Manager in monitoring both internally and externally managed portfolios, with a focus on operational portfolio management and analysis.

Job Duties:

Essential activities:

  • Reconciliation of the internally-managed equity portfolios to ensure position and portfolio data is accurate
  • Master and administer the various portfolio management and trading systems, including Advent, MSCI Barra and Bloomberg
  • Identifies, records and prepares for corporate events as they pertain to the internally-managed equity portfolios
  • Reviews and tracks changes to benchmark indices
  • Assists with portfolio management processes including trade reconciliation, reporting and other operational activities
  • Maintains and prepares ongoing performance attribution reporting for the asset class and individual strategies
  • Provides analysis in key areas including risk monitoring, and risk/return optimizations
  • Analyzes approaches to solving investment problems, quantifying results, and recommending practical implementation approaches
  • Works collaboratively across a number of functional areas within ASRS
  • Works closely with custodial bank and other external vendors and stakeholders

Selective Preference(s):

The ideal candidate will have:

Academic

  • Relevant Bachelor’s or Master’s degree

Certification

  • CFA and/or FRM, or other appropriate professional investment designation or progress towards designation

Experience

  • 1+ years of experience related to capital markets and institutional portfolio management

Other Skills

  • Superb work ethic and positive collegial attitude
  • Highly organized with exceptional attention to detail
  • Ability to work both independently and with a team
  • Creativity and problem solving skills
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Benefits:

The State of Arizona offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:
  • Competitive salary and incentive compensation program (up to 25% of base salary)
  • Tuition/Professional Certification monetary assistance
  • Robust and affordable insurance plans (medical, dental, life, short-term and long-term disability options)
  • A top-ranked retirement program
  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • Accrued vacation (21 days/year) and sick days (12 days/year)
  • An incentivized commuter club and public transportation subsidy program
  • The opportunity to participate in deferred compensation, credit union membership, and a wellness program
  • Rewarding work that benefits the people of Arizona
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness eligible employer
  • Free Covered Parking

Employees

Lupita Breland

Investor | Government Pension

Micheal Copeland

Investor

United States of America

Karl Polen

Investor

United States of America

Investor | Pension

Investor | Pension

Investor | Government Pension