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The City of Austin Employees’ Retirement System (COAERS) is currently seeking applications from investment professionals for the position of Portfolio Manager. The position will perform complex asset management work involving research, analysis, and evaluation of investment strategies, market data and other relevant information to implement approved policies and programs. The successful candidate will work under the general supervision of the Chief Investment Officer with latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. COAERS is seeking candidates with high ethical standards that are motivated by the challenge of guiding committed trustees through complex investment decisions. The successful candidate will thrive working collaboratively in a "small shop" environment.
An undergraduate degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in finance, business, economics, or a related field is required. In addition, three years of full-time professional institutional investment management experience or other relevant transactional experience in corporate development, investment banking, hedge fund, private equity fund, or similar background is required. A Master of Business Administration (MBA) or Master's degree related to finance is preferred but not required. Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA), Financial Risk Manager (FRM), and/or Certified Public Accountant (CPA) are preferred credentials.
Additional Salary Information: An excellent benefits package is available, including medical, dental, vision, retirement, and sick and vacation leave.
City of Austin Employees' Retirement System (COAERS) administers retirement, disability, and death benefit programs for regular full-time employees of the City of Austin.
Responsibility for the operation and administration of COAERS is vested in an eleven-member Board of Trustees. The Executive Director, who is appointed by the Board, is responsible for the day-to-day management of the System. ...The Board also engages professional investment management firms to invest the assets of the System with assistance from an independent investment consultant.
COAERS serves more than 9,300 active members and over 5,900 retirees and surviving beneficiaries who receive monthly benefits. As of November 30, 2017 the System's assets totaled approximately $2.6 billion.