The Shelby County Government in Memphis, Tennessee, is seeking qualified candidates with investment portfolio management experience for the position of Manager - Pension Investments.
This position will serve to direct and oversee employee pension fund investments of the Shelby County Retirement System. This position has direct interaction with the Shelby County Retirement Board, Investment Committee of the Retirement Board, investment consultants, money managers and other pension administration related professionals. Primary responsibilities include development and recommendation of pension fund investment strategies; monitor the performance of the investment consultants, money managers, custodians and other professionals for compliance with the investment policy and with contractual terms; regularly provide accurate and timely reports on investment performance and compliance monitoring to the Board and Investment Committee; organize, schedule and coordinate required money manager review and asset allocation meetings and presentations.
The position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, Public or Business Administration; or other closely related field; and a minimum of five (5) years’ experience in investment portfolio administration. Pension and/or public sector funds experience considered a plus. CFA, CFP or CAIA designation preferred. All education and certification credentials subject to verification.
The successful candidate must possess demonstrated expertise investment funds management; proficiency in strategic, analytic and system-level thinking; financial planning, management and policy development; effective communications and presentation skills.
The selected candidate would start September 1, 2018. The salary for this position will be commensurate with education and experience, with a full benefits package including health and life insurance, plus a defined benefit retirement plan. This is an executive level position appointed directly by the County Mayor, accountable to Shelby County Retirement Board. Employees of Shelby County Government are required to maintain permanent residency within Shelby County by ordinance. For more detailed information regarding the Shelby County Retirement System, please visit https://shelbycountytn.gov/171/Retirement-Office. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume, including salary history, to Shelby County Government, ATTN: David Pontius, Retirement Department, 160 N. Main, 7th Floor, Memphis, TN 38103.
Shelby County is governed by a mayor-commissioner form of government under a home rule charter that went into effect on September 1, 1986. The mayor and each commissioner serves a four-year term. Together, the administration and the Board of County Commissioners are responsible for governing the most populous of Tennessee’s 95 counties. With a personnel staff of approximately 6,270 people, they have the direct duty of providing services for 910,100 citizens according to the 2007 estimated census data.