Director - Credit

Austin, Texas
Salary negotiable, excellent benefits
May 07, 2018
May 25, 2018
Employment Type
Full Time

Who we are

At the Texas County & District Retirement System (TCDRS), we help provide more than 282,000 Texans with retirement, disability and survivor benefits. TCDRS is one of the best-funded retirement systems in the nation with more than $29 billion of assets under management. Our unique features keep us financially strong.

How we’re different

  • We are savings based: Members save for their own retirement over the length of their careers. The TCDRS benefit is based on the total final savings balance and employer matching.
  • We are responsibly funded: Our employers pay 100% of their required contribution rate each year. This ensures that funds are there when needed.
  • We offer flexibility and local control: TCDRS is not a one-size-fits-all system. TCDRS employers can choose benefit levels to meet their needs and budgets.

What we need

The Director-Credit will work with TCDRS’ Chief Investment Officer, Associate Manager-Credit, and investment consultant to oversee the trust’s credit portfolio. This portfolio consists of direct lending, distressed debt, high-yield bond and opportunistic credit strategies.

What you’ll do

  • Direct credit team and due diligence process and make manager retention recommendations to CIO
  • Develop and maintain relationships with GPs, LPs, consultants, industry associations, etc.
  • Review fund PPMs, LPAs, and consultant reports within established due diligence process for evaluating prospective investment opportunities; work with legal counsel and CIO to negotiate legal terms and conditions in LPAs and side letters
  • Travel to meet with fund managers to conduct on-site due diligence and attend annual meetings/investor days as needed
  • Monitor credit investments/managers, review fund reports, maintain ongoing due diligence process, understand valuation methodologies, etc.
  • Prepare quarterly reports: Analyze exposure and attribution by sector, region, market cap, style, and capital structure; review changes to funds and firms; analyze investment strategy for style drift; review documents for major shifts in fund exposures, assets under management, liquidity issues, etc.
  • Stay up-to-date of current market conditions and best industry practices

What you should have

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in field related to finance, economics, or accounting; MBA preferred
  • Ten years of experience managing/monitoring investments
  • Two years of work with legal counsel to negotiate terms and conditions in credit fund partnerships
  • Attainment of or progress toward CFA or CAIA certification is preferred
  • Must be able to communicate effectively and interact confidently with senior investment and management professionals

What you’ll get

TCDRS offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits and a dynamic work environment in Austin, Texas, overlooking Zilker Park. This is not just a job, but a chance to help thousands of Texans plan for the future.

What to do next

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