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Senior Analyst, Alternative Investments or Assistant Portfolio Manager,

Columbus, Ohio
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Aug 10, 2024

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Job Function
Investment Advisor/Consultant
Industry Sector
Asset Management, Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

The State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio (STRS Ohio) is seeking a Senior Analyst, Alternative Investments (Focus: Opportunistic/Diversified) or Assistant Portfolio Manager, Alternative Investments (Focus: Opportunistic/Diversified) to join its Columbus, Ohio Investment team.

Nearly two-thirds of STRS Ohio’s investment assets are managed internally by more than 100 Investment Department professionals. STRS Ohio’s investment returns for the three-, five- and 10-year time periods ending June 30, 2023, ranked in the top 10% of Callan’s public fund sponsor database. STRS Ohio also outperformed its benchmark for each of these time periods.

Established in 1920 and serving Ohio’s educators, STRS Ohio is one of the nation’s premier retirement systems, serving over 500,000 active, inactive, and retired public-school teachers, and university faculty members, managing approximately $90.1 billion in assets and paying more than $7 billion in benefits annually.

STRS Ohio provides a competitive pay, and a comprehensive benefits package including on-site parking, educational assistance, subsidized medical insurance, fully paid dental and life insurance, vacation and sick leave, retirement benefits and on-site fitness center.  At STRS Ohio, you can experience rewarding work in a professional, business casual work environment. We welcome, celebrate, and promote respect for everyone. We are continually seeking bright and talented individuals to join our team.


Competitive Pay

Work Schedule:

Monday through Friday, daytime work schedule with up to two days per week remote work opportunities. Occasional travel may be required.

General Summary (Grades 312 & 314):

Under the direction of the director, Alternative Investments, assist in the investment decision-making process, ongoing management, monitoring and evaluation of the alternative investments portfolio.

Summary of Responsibilities (Grades 312 & 314:

  • Develop portfolio strategies based upon internally or externally implemented investment strategies, with a goal of meeting the long-term performance objectives of the total fund.
  • Generate and/or evaluate prospective investment opportunities, including meeting with principals, conducting due diligence, conferring with outside parties and preparing investment recommendations.
  • Lead or support internal deal team efforts to source, analyze, recommend, structure, negotiate and execute alternative investment strategies including direct and co-investments.
  • Develop and maintain strategic partner relationships which generate high-quality deal flow and due diligence supporting investment activities.
  • Provide training, education, and guidance of less senior alternative investments staff.

The above list of duties is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by persons assigned to this classification. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties performed by the persons so classified, nor is it intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct and control the work of employees under supervision.        

Summary of Qualifications (Grades 312 & 314:

  • Bachelor's degree in related field required.
  • Master's degree in business administration, economics, statistics or finance is strongly preferred.
  • Six to ten years (Grade 312) or ten or more years (Grade 314) experience in alternative investment asset management, private equity, private credit, co-investments, secondary funds, investment banking, investment research or investment consulting is required.
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) holder preferred.
  • Ability to conduct research, model proforma financials, analyze data, value financial assets and make recommendations to other members of the alternative investments team required.
  • Superior organizational skills and a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail required.

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