Assistant Senior Investment Officer-Risk Management and Asset Allocation Research
The Washington State Investment Board (WSIB) is seeking a qualified candidate to join as an Investment Officer (IO) on the Risk Management & Asset Allocation (RMAA) - Innovation Portfolio team. This is a unique opportunity to join a globally recognized investment management organization.
The Innovation Portfolio’s primary investment strategy is to provide the WSIB with an ability to invest in investment ideas that fall outside of the traditional asset classes currently used by the Board, with a secondary purpose of providing the Board with comfort and demonstrated success before committing large dollar amounts to additional strategies. As such, the Innovation Portfolio seeks to make investments that don’t fit neatly into the existing five asset classes of the WSIB (Public Equity, Fixed Income, Private Equity, Real Estate and Tangible Assets). The Innovation Portfolio team is part of the RMAA unit, with the objective of taking a total portfolio approach to identify, evaluate, and make investments.
The IO will have a pivotal role in the development and management of the Innovation Portfolio as well as contributing to the broader mission of the RMAA unit. Primary responsibilities include sourcing, evaluating, and investing in new investment ideas. The IO will also engage in monitoring and managing the existing investments in the Innovation Portfolio. As a RMAA team member, the IO will actively participate in market update meetings as well as other projects related to risk management and asset allocation activities such as portfolio analysis and modeling.
The IO will be expected to work with the highest standard of professional and ethical conduct, and for the exclusive benefit of WSIB beneficiaries.