4331 Security Analyst - Credit Strategies
|Department||San Francisco Employees' Retirement System|
|Date Opened||10/18/2017 12:00:00 AM|
|Filing Deadline||2/28/2018 5:00:00 PM|
|Salary||$99,450.00 - $120,874.00/year|
|Job Type||Permanent PBT|
Receipt of applications may close at anytime, but not before Wednesday, November 1, 2017 by 5:00 PM.
This is a Position-Based Test conducted in accordance with Civil Service Rule 111A.
Established in 1922, the San Francisco Employees’ Retirement System (“SFERS”) is dedicated to securing, protecting and prudently investing pension trust (the “Trust”) assets and administering a defined benefit pension fund for eligible members of the City and County of San Francisco (the “City”), San Francisco Unified School District, City College of San Francisco, and the Superior Court for the County of San Francisco. SFERS’ Retirement Board (the “Retirement Board”) and investment team oversee the management of $23 billion in Trust assets in public equity, public fixed income, private equity, venture capital, real estate, real assets, private credit and absolute return investments.
The San Francisco Employees’ Retirement System is dedicated to securing, protecting and prudently investing the pension trust assets, administering mandated benefits programs, and providing promised benefits to the active and retired members of the City and County of San Francisco.
SFERS is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Security Analyst to assist in the management of SFERS’ credit strategies. Reporting directly to the Senior Portfolio Manager – Private Credit and the Senior Portfolio Manager – Public Fixed Income, the Security Analyst will be responsible for assisting in the management and oversight of SFERS’ private credit and public fixed income portfolios. It is expected that the Security Analyst will spend majority of his/her time on Private Credit and some time on Public Fixed Income assignments. Under direction and working closely with the Senior Portfolio Manager – Private Credit, the Security Analyst will perform complex research work in helping construct and manage SFERS’ new and expanding private credit portfolio through sourcing, underwriting, execution and active management of investment partnerships and co-investments in accordance to SFERS’ private credit strategy and risk-adjusted return objectives for the asset class. Under direction and working closely with the Senior Portfolio Manager – Public Fixed Income, the Security Analyst will assist in the management and oversight of SFERS’ Treasury and Liquid Credit portfolios.
Essential functions of this position include, but are not limited to:
Assist the internal process for monitoring existing and potential investments, including meeting notes, capital calls, distributions, and quarterly reports.
Liaise with external consultants and custodian to ensure the accurate reporting of portfolio investments.
Assist in the evaluation of investment opportunities, including meeting with investment managers, conducting reference checks, investment modeling, and performing other qualitative and quantitative analysis.
Prepare and write detailed investment memoranda that discuss the merits and considerations of the most compelling private credit investment opportunities.
Conduct ongoing active portfolio management, including direct interaction with SFERS’ investment managers globally; monitoring of specific portfolio exposures, including sub-strategies, geographic, subsector and/or other factors; developing relevant and custom benchmarks when necessary to measure performance; and monitoring of investment cash flows, including fees and expenses.
Monitor the competitive landscape and maintain a forward calendar of new and upcoming investment opportunities, including management of the private credit database.
Generate portfolio characteristic and compliance reports, performance analysis and attribution, and other ad hoc projects.
Perform administrative duties related to legal, compliance and other portfolio initiatives.
Assist in the development of requests for proposals, vendor evaluation, and recommendations regarding tools and/or systems.
- Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, with major coursework in economics, business, finance, banking or closely related field; AND
- Three (3) years of relevant investment experience with a major financial institution, consulting organization, pension fund, endowment or foundation including experience monitoring and measuring performance within institutional portfolios and the capital markets; developing quantitative applications to analyze and monitor public and/or private investments including the qualitative skills for assessment and recommendations; AND
- Computer proficiency including Windows-based software for database management, word processing, spreadsheets and investment-related software such as Bloomberg, Morningstar, Albourne, Barra, Risk Metrics, StyleAdvisor, StyleResearch, Mercer, and Wilshire.
- Possession of a Graduate Degree in Business Administration, Economics, or similar field may substitute minimum qualifications #1.
- Possession of Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) or Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designation and a baccalaureate degree in a different field may substitute minimum qualifications #1.
- One additional year of relevant investment experience as described above under minimum qualifications #2 and a baccalaureate degree in a different field may substitute for minimum qualifications #1.
The stated desirable qualifications may be used to identify job finalists at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred for hiring.
- Strong desire to assist with both administrative efforts and investment analysis.
- Possession or in the process of completing a Chartered Financial Analyst program, the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst program and/or an advanced degree.
- Minimum of two years of investing, financial markets, or consulting experience.
How To Apply
Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit www.jobaps.com/sf to register an account (if you have not already done so) and begin the application process.
- Select the job announcement PBT-4331-081210
- Select “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information
- Select either “I am a New User” if you have not previously registered, or “I have Registered Previously”
- Follow instructions on the screen
Computers are available for the public (from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday) to file online applications in the lobby of the Dept. of Human Resources at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco.
Applicants may be contacted by email about this announcement and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date. Also, applicants must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter. To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their email to accept CCSF mail from the following addresses (@sfgov.org, @sfdpw.org, @sfport.com, @flysfo.com, @sfwater.org, @sfdph.org, @asianart.org, @sfmta.com, @sfpl.org, @dcyf.org, @first5sf.org).
Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file. Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records. Failure to receive this email means that the online application was not submitted or received.
All work experience, education, training and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included on your application by the filing deadline. Information submitted after the filing deadline will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.
Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores.
If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Grace Tam, by telephone at 415-487-7028, or by email at Grace.Tam@sfgov.org.
Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process. If education verification is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at http://sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=456
Note: Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification for this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco.
Candidates will be prompted to complete a supplemental questionnaire as part of the online employment application. The Supplemental Questionnaire Evaluation is designed to measure knowledge, skills and/or abilities in job-related areas which may include but not be limited to: investment knowledge; security analyst experience; quantitative and analytical skills; computer skills; presentation and oral communication skills; and written communication ability.
A passing score must be achieved on the Supplemental Questionnaire Evaluation in order to be ranked on the eligible list.
Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement in the selection process. The department may administer additional selection procedures upon certification in order to make a final hiring decision.
Eligible List: The duration of the eligible list resulting from this examination process will be six months, and may be extended with the approval of the Human Resources Director.
Upon approval of the Human Resource Director (see Civil Service Rule 111A.26.5), the eligible list resulting from this announcement may be used by other departments that also use this classification or a similar classification. To find other Departments which use this classification, please see http://www.sfdhr.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentID=21246. Search that document by title or job code to see which departments use the classification.
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- Candidates applying for positions with the Unified School District and the Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code.
- Candidates applying for positions with the Recreation and Park Department may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under California Public Resources Code 5164.
Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with the City.
If you are selected as a finalist, the hiring department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.
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Issued: October 18, 2017
Recruitment No.: 081210
Micki Callahan, Director
Team: RET/GT (415) 487-7028
All employees hired on or after January 10, 2009 will be required (pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section A8.432) to contribute 2% of pre-tax compensation to fund retiree healthcare. In addition, most employees are required to make a member contribution towards retirement, ranging from 7.5%-13.25% of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact the personnel office of the hiring agency.