Investment Analyst I - Private Markets, PSF Corporation

Location
Austin, Texas
Salary
$51,613.92-$84,478.92/Annual
Posted
Aug 10, 2022
Closes
Sep 09, 2022
Ref
24232
Job Function
Other
Industry Sector
Government
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors

Individuals interested in applying for this position must apply through the Texas Education Agency using the link below:

https://capps.taleo.net/careersection/701/jobdetail.ftl?job=00024232&tz=GMT-05%3A00&tzname=America%2FChicago

MISSION: The Texas Education Agency (TEA) will improve outcomes for all public-school students in the state by providing leadership, guidance, and support to school systems.

On or after January 1, 2023, all Permanent School Fund positions will transfer from the Texas Education Agency to the Texas PSF Corporation a recently formed government sponsored corporation. All staff benefits, including insurance and retirement will remain with the Texas Employees Retirement System.

POSITION OVERVIEW: The Texas PSF Corporation is seeking a talented individual to join a team of professionals at the Texas Permanent School Fund Corporation in managing a $55 billion perpetual public fund endowment that helps finance the state’s public schools.

This position reports to the Director of Private Markets and is hired to perform routine investment research and analysis work. The analyst is responsible for monitoring, researching, and analyzing investments and markets within Private Equity and Real Estate. This position assists in the investment due-diligence process, investment staff in manager relations and communications. The analyst will also assist in maintaining due diligence files and deal flow databases and the preparation of reports for monitoring and approval of private market investments. 

This position works under moderate supervision with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgement. 

Please note that a resume and tailored cover letter are required attachments for applying to this position. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Additionally, applicants who are strongly being considered for employment must submit to a national criminal history background check.

Relocation assistance is not available for this position. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Assist in maintenance of investment due diligence files and deal flow databases. 
  • Track manager communications, on-site interviews, document reviews, analytics, reports, and other activities.
  • Provide administrative support in managing the private markets calendars and scheduling on-site due diligence visits.
  • Assist in the evaluation and implementation of investment due diligence, investment analysis, and performance measurement technology platforms and systems.
  • Perform related work as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
 
Education: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with degree in finance, accounting, economics, or related field.

Experience: Strong preference for candidates having a minimum of two (2) years of work experience in investments analysis. 

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Strong PC experience  financial analysis and software applications including advanced Microsoft Office (Excel, Power Point and Word) skills. 
  • Experience with CRM systems (e.g., Salesforce) and private market tools (e.g., Burgiss, Preqin) is preferred.
  • Basic to moderate understanding  of private equity and/or private real estate investments.
  • Knowledge of securities accounting, procedures, and market operations; of securities research and investment banking; of statistical concepts and methods and their application to research analysis; of various financial data systems; and of macroeconomics.
  • Strong oral/written communication skills. 
  • Clear focus on excellent customer service and delivery of error free work product. 
  • Keen interpersonal skills, be results oriented and able to exhibit strong work habits. 
  • Ability to apply financial research techniques and to conduct exhaustive searches and evaluations of vast amounts of data utilizing the internet and other resources.
  • Capacity to analyze, evaluate and summarize financial data and prepare management reports.
  • Expertise to prioritize the work, to be flexible and manage multiple projects and assignments with attention to details and minimum supervision. 
  • Exhibit high degree of integrity and the ability to recognize the requirements of confidentiality.
  • Must demonstrate initiative and ability to work in a fast-paced, changing environment.
  • Expected to be a team player, a self-starter and an independent thinker.
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