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Investment Associate - Corporate Governance and Compliance

Employer
Maryland State Retirement Agency
Location
Baltimore, Maryland (US)
Salary
$77,311 - $104,370 plus a competitive benefits package
Closing date
May 19, 2024

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Job Details

Introduction The Maryland State Retirement Agency (the "Agency") is the administrator of the Maryland State Retirement and Pension System (the "System"). The System is a multi-employer, public employees' defined benefit retirement system composed of twelve (12) separate retirement and pension systems with additional plan components, covering approximately 245,000 active members and more than 160,000 retirees and beneficiaries.

The Agency's Investment team is both results driven and creative problem solvers who work together to manage a global multi-asset portfolio and to provide a secure base of assets to pay the current and future benefits for the underlying retirees and beneficiaries. The Investment Division is committed to providing an interesting and challenging work environment that will give the investment team a complete understanding of the institutional investment process and to provide a diverse and inclusive workplace that embraces both analytical and creative thinkers.     

The Agency is seeking a committed professional to serve in a newly established role within the Investment Division as the Investment Associate of Corporate Governance and Compliance.  The Investment Associate will assist in the Environmental, Social and Governance (the “ESG”), Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (the “DEI”), corporate governance, and investment compliance related efforts. The position will report to the Senior Compliance Manager and work collaboratively with various members of the Investment Division staff.

The Investment Associate of Corporate Governance and Compliance is responsible for assisting with the research, reporting and monitoring of corporate governance and investment compliance related functions for the System. These areas include ESG, DEI, proxy voting and engagement, securities litigation, external manager due diligence, external and internal manager investment guideline compliance, regulatory reporting and monitoring, code of ethics, conflicts of interest, personal trading monitoring, material non-public information, public information act requests, and policy and procedure documentation.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Assist in ESG and DEI tasks such as working across asset classes to integrate ESG and DEI into investment due diligence, tracking and reporting ESG and DEI efforts by external and internal managers and other related ESG and DEI data, and research and analysis of potential and existing investments;

Assist with managing and reporting of investment divestment programs;

Assist in managing the proxy voting process and ensuring that proxies are voted in accordance with the System’s custom proxy guidelines;

Maintains knowledge of best practices and current trends in corporate governance topics;

Assist with engagement activities related to corporate governance topics;

Assist with managing meeting and minutes of the Corporate Governance and Securities Litigation Committee;

Assist with the various tasks related to the code of ethics, conflicts of interest, personal trading, and material non-public information policies such as attestations, reporting and monitoring;

Assist with monitoring compliance with various investment guidelines for external and internal investment managers;

Assist in creating and documenting policies and procedures related to investment compliance;

Compile and generate responsive documents and information related to Public Information Act requests;

Assist with manager due diligence over external investment managers and private investment funds;

Assist with generating reports for regulatory reporting to monitor compliance with several securities laws, rules and regulations.  

Company

The Maryland State Retirement Agency is the administrator of the Maryland State Retirement and Pension System. The System is a multi-employer, public employees’ benefit retirement system composed of twelve (12) separate retirement and pension systems with additional plan components, covering approximately 200,000 active members and more than 142,000 retires and beneficiaries.

Company info
Location
120 East Baltimore Street
12th Floor
Baltimore
MD
21202
US

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