Investment Officer, P3
Job Opening 157637, Investment Officer, P3
United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund – Office of Investment Management
Org. Setting and Reporting
The United Nations Secretary-General is responsible for the investment of the assets of the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund (UNJSPF). The Secretary-General has delegated this responsibility to the Representative of the Secretary-General for the investment of the assets of the UNJSPF (RSG). The RSG heads the Office of Investment Management (OIM), which manages a $80+ billion multi-asset class, global investment portfolio, about 85% of which is actively managed in-house. Asset classes under management comprise global equities, fixed income, foreign exchange, private equity, real estate, infrastructure, timber and commodities. OIM’s staff are all based in New York but come from over 30 countries. For more information please visit OIM's website at https://oim.unjspf.org/. This position is located in the Real Estate Team. The incumbent reports directly to the Senior Investment Officer, Real Estate.
The real estate portfolio of the UNJSPF is global and totals over $5 billion. It consists of over 125 investments in private open-ended and closed-ended real estate funds and is expected to grow significantly in the next three years. Under the overall supervision of the Senior Investment Officer (SIO), the incumbent will be responsible for the following functions:
1. Assists the Senior Investment Officer (SIO) to manage and invest the assets of the Fund in global real estate markets. Provides the SIO with analysis in pre-investment due diligence.
a. Balances long-term strategic goals with short-term performance objectives to outperform return benchmarks through dedicated market research and portfolio analysis
b. Monitors the various assigned portfolio holdings and conducts appropriate security analysis at the direction of the SIO. Assists in appraising performance of external managers.
c. Complies with risk control parameters as delineated in the investments Policy and Procedures Manual with a goal to produce the optimal investment return that avoids undue risk.
d. Integrates Principles of Responsible Investments into investment analysis and monitors both internally and externally managed holdings, subject to OIM's standards of fiduciary responsibility to the Fund.
e. Conducts portfolio review periodically and presents in the Portfolio Review Meeting.
f. Conducts portfolio analysis using risk tools and analytical tools.
2. Conducts analysis of potential real estate investments through careful and thorough investment research:
a. Performs fundamental analysis through financial statements, market news, and other available information.
b. Reviews and synthesizes investment research and discuss with strategists, economists, security analysts through the Advisors/Research Providers in global real estate markets.
c. Uses Excel modeling to analyze and support analysis for investment recommendations.
d. Attends investment conferences and Seminars to access to academia and industry experts.
e. Assists in evaluating the quality of the advice of recommendations submitted by the Fund's Advisor and appraise performance of external managers employed in the region.
3. Contributes to specific investment recommendations
a. Ensures Fund’s four investments criteria, i.e. safety, profitability, liquidity, and convertibility,
b. Contributes to making specific investment recommendations through analysis to achieve optimum investment performance, including interviews of fund managers and review of fund documentation, while carefully reviewing the portfolio’s investment objectives and risk tolerance,
c. Presents and discusses investment recommendations to the SIO of the relevant sector /region,
d. Participates in the discussions and development of investment recommendations for asset allocation for the Fund, including co-investments
a. Assists in the preparation of reports accurately and timely to the Representative of the Secretary-General for the Investments of the UNJSPF and CIO of OIM when requested.
b. Assists the Director of Private Markets in reporting on investments and related matters to governing bodies.
c. Promotes a high standard of transparency and accountability in all respects of the management of the assets of the Fund through accurate and timely record keeping.
a. Must be able to travel domestically and/or internationally at least once monthly.
Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in Business and Administration (MBA), Finance, Economics or related field is required. A first-level university degree in combination with additional two years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation is desirable.
A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in quantitative and qualitative investment analysis in commercial real estate markets is required. Investment management experience commercial real estate is desirable. Experience working at an Institutional Investor Organization such as Pension funds, Endowments, Foundations is desirable.
Applicants are urged to carefully follow all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, Inspira. Please go to https://careers.un.org/lbw/jobdetail.aspx?id=157637&Lang=en-US to apply.