Senior Investment Officer - Fixed Income

Company:Oregon State Treasury

Our client, Oregon State Treasury (OST), is seeking a Senior Investment Officer for Fixed Income. The OST Investment Division, currently comprised of 36 individuals, is one of five OST divisions and is responsible for a $96 billion investment portfolio. The fixed income portfolio consists of $36.93 billion, of which $22.87 billion is managed internally by OST investment professionals, and $13.96 billion is managed by external money managers. This position will directly oversee two Investment Officers and one investment analyst indirectly. The OST is located in Tigard, a Portland suburb. The Senior Investment Officer for Fixed Income reports to the Director of Capital Markets and provides oversight for all internally-managed fixed income mandates, including responsibility for the single largest pool of OST-managed assets (the Oregon Short Term Fund). This position is also responsible for establishing, monitoring and recommending all externally-managed fixed income strategies and works closely with the Director of Capital Markets (DCM), the Chief Investment Officer (CIO) and the Oregon Investment Councilís external investment consultant and has direct, fiduciary responsibility for approximately 35-40% of State investment assets.

A bachelorís degree in finance, economics, business, or a related field is required. A degree in another field is acceptable, with an additional three years of investment related experience; with a strong preference for CFA or CAIA designation, or MBA degree. Substantial experience (ideally ten or more years) of increasing responsibility in the investment management industry, including significant (ideally at least five years) experience directly managing and trading short-term and fixed income portfolios, including credit analysis. Must have a solid understanding of capital markets and broad knowledge of various fixed income investment types, vehicles and structures, including familiarity with asset-backed, mortgage-backed and derivative securities and good experience supervising a staff of investment professionals (ideally a minimum of three years).

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