Career Opportunities

The Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation (“APFC”) is the largest sovereign wealth fund in the United States, with $54 billion of assets under management. We seek to create long-term value for the people of Alaska, the companies we invest in, and the partners with whom we work. We achieve this by partnering with extraordinary managers, prioritizing our deal flow and providing stable, long-term flexible capital to help companies scale and grow.

 

The APFC’s mission is the prudent and successful management of the Alaska Permanent Fund.  Our staff includes professionals in the fields of investment management, accounting, IT and administration.  APFC offers a challenging environment that encourages professional growth and recognizes individual accomplishments.

 

Do you prefer big mountains to big buildings?  Long summer evenings to long commutes?  Do you crave a healthy work/life balance?  Are you pursuing a rewarding career in the finance industry?  You will find all of these things and more at the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation.  Juneau’s location between the Gastineau Channel and the Tongass National Forest allows us immediate access to world class marine and mountain wilderness.  Alaska’s capital city also has a vibrant arts and culture scene.

 

Our unique community allows our employees to pursue challenging and fulfilling activities in their professional and personal lives. 

For additional information on living and working in Juneau click here. or Choose Juneau

 

Information Technology Specialist

Risk Analyst

Part Time Administrative Specialist *NEW*

 

 

All positions are based in beautiful Juneau Alaska

 

Investment Team

Risk Analyst


We are seeking an investment analyst to be based in Juneau, Alaska. As part of the risk team, this position will support the Director of Risk & Asset Allocation with and will have primary responsibility for risk analysis and measurement of the entire plan including both public and private portfolios.  Among other duties will perform pro forma analysis of asset rebalancing, stress tests, scenario analysis, and assessment of different Fund strategies.  Support thorough and comprehensive assessment and ongoing monitoring of the risk of current investment strategies.

 

Key Attributes

 

  • Extensive knowledge of investment products, strategies and markets

  • Strong aptitude for quantitative research, applied statistics, and risk measurement methods

  • Deep understanding of the Capital Asset Pricing Model

 

Principal Responsibilities
 

  • Analysis of portfolio structure and sources of risk versus benchmarks

  • Conduct industry and market research; collect, analyze and summarize data

  • Collaborate to perform data collection and analysis of prospective investments

  • Develops understanding of risk management approaches of external portfolio managers

  • Performs attribution analysis of portfolio risk and returns and compares to active risk sources

  • Maintains and develops private equity, infrastructure cash flow and risk modeling

  • Analysis Risk modeling of proxy for private asset portfolios

  • Monitors portfolio positions, holdings as well as exposure to market, credit, and liquidity risks.

  • Develops cash flow models, capital structure analyses for private investments and methods for efficient production of routine risk reports

  • Maintains proficiency with key analytical tools including:BarraOne, Aladdin or other Risk Analytics tool; Bloomberg; Burgiss Private I and Private Informant; Private Equity Manager Web Portals; Microsoft Excel and Office Suite

  • Special Risk-Related Research Projects

 

Potential asset classes:  public equity, private equity, infrastructure, hedge funds, external CIO, fixed income, distressed debt, and other asset classes as needed

 

Required Qualifications

 

  • Bachelor degree in Finance, Economics, accounting, or Business Administration or quantitative fields such as Statistics, Mathematics or Engineering

  • Two years related work experience (four if two of those were as internships)

  • Understanding of portfolio structuring, risk control, management

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills, sound business judgement to identify issues, and present creative and practical solutions

  • Ability to engage and advise senior management

  • Skill in developing efficient methods to produce routine reports

  • Ability to develop reports and presentations for risk information in user friendly format

  • Exceptional analytical and quantitative skills

  • Analytical tool proficiency and routine risk report production

 

Preferred Qualifications

 

  • MBA, MS in finance, or CFA designation
  • Highly self-motivated and detail-oriented Ability to work accurately and maintain composure under pressure while meeting strict deadlines
  • Understanding of portfolio structuring, risk control, management

  • Ability to engage and advise senior management

  • Skill in developing efficient methods to produce routine reports

  • Ability to develop ad hoc or standardized reports and presentations for risk information in user friendly format using Microsoft Office Suite or other software

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

 

 

 Part Time Administrative Specialist

 

 

This position performs all administrative functions in support of the Investments Team and extends the capabilities of the Chief Investment Officer by providing clerical and administrative support by handling business affairs, confidential and sensitive information in a professional manner. 

 

Key Attributes

 

  • Provides administrative support for Investments Team and Chief Investment Officer

  • Must have demonstrated track record of exceptional organizational abilities
  • Solid technical proficiency including entire MS Office suite

Principal Responsibilities

 

INVESTMENTS TEAM SUPPORT

  • Archives and retains department records per the records retention schedule
  • Answers phones, schedules appointments and assists visitors
  • Maintains external manager contract folders (hard copy & electronic)
  • Coordinates and collects data to assist in drafting annual investments department budget and projections
  • Assists with travel planning for investment staff as needed
  • Coordinates Investments Board packets:
    • Creates regular consent agenda items with accuracy and completeness
    • Completes due diligence template
    • Prints investment packet materials & meets production deadlines

 

Department Liaison with APFC staff and external managers

  • Coordinates responses to managers and other investments-related requests for information
  • Partners with asset class leadership to create templates for wires
  • Prepare general wire transfer requests for all asset classes
  • Responds to inquiries from internal and external sources relating to Investments as needed
  • Prepares and conducts APFC Annual Manager Questionnaire process
  • Performs daily operation related task for the department
  • Works with Custodian bank and Finance team to ensure that opening forms are accurate and new accounts are properly reflected in reports
  • Manage database to ensure  accounts and returns are up-to-date and accurately reflected
  • Recommend changes to reports produced for different staff

 

Data management and related projects

  • Maintains manager, properties, “street” relationship contact Outlook database
  • Create, edit, and downloads reports for staff from Investment Software Systems
  • Research and Compiles data on a variety of special projects as needed
  • Create a spreadsheets or databases to monitor investment data
  • Prioritizes special projects assigned by the Chief Investment Officer
  • Develops routines and processes that facilitate decision-making in specific areas
  • Maintains proficiency with key tools used in Investments: Callan PEP, Bloomberg, Microsoft excel and Office suite and Custodian system.

 

Chief Investment Officer SUPPORT

  • Answers phones, schedules appointments and assists visitors
  • Troubleshoots problems on behalf of the Chief Investment Officer as delegated or anticipated
  • Presents the office of the Chief Investment Officer in polished professional manner

 

Backup and other duties as assigned

  • Partners closely with other administrative specialists

  • Performs other duties as assigned

 

Research and special projects
  • Conducts, coordinates and reports findings on special research and other projects as assigned

 

Essential Skills

 

  • The ability to comprehend and summarize material and extract relevant information

  • Effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high pressure environment

  • Strong proactive communication skills

  • Develop and maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted in the course of work

  • Effective participation in group meetings and informal discussions

 

Required Qualifications

  • 2-4 years of professional administrative support

  • High degree of professionalism and confidentiality

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication

  • Ability to balance daily tasks with deadline based projects

 

 

 

 

 

Information Technology Team

IT Specialist


Overview
1) Provides primary IT support for assigned team
2) Plans for, recommends, specifies, installs, configures, documents and maintains systems
3) Provides backup support for installing, configuring, and maintaining equipment and software for a number of additional systems in areas outside of the primary responsibility
 

Key Attributes

The ability to balance technical expertise and end user support will be critical to the success of candidate selected. Ideal candidates will have strong server experience as well as good communication skills.

MS Server Environment, Windows OS

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
PROVIDES PRIMARY IT SUPPORT TO THE ASSIGNED APFC USER GROUPS

  • Learns and monitors the business processes for the areas of primary support responsibility as defined in the IT Responsibilities matrix
  • Makes recommendations to assist supported users and business processes to most effectively take advantage of IT capabilities
  • Recommends to IT team updated facilities that would better support business processes
  • Performs “Help Desk” day-to-day tasks: answers questions, analyzes failures, researches solutions, revises systems to overcome faults, repairs corrupted data, communicates and documents solutions to the IT team; adds new functionality to user workstations as requested; proactively replaces facilities to avoid obsolescence; revises facilities to keep up with staffing changes
  • Trains users to most effectively use IT facilities
  • Maintains a current and comprehensive knowledge of IT technologies and systems through the latest literature and formal training. Is the Corporation’s expert for those technologies designated as primary responsibilities

 

PLANS, RECOMMENDS, SPECIFIES, INSTALLS, CONFIGURES, DOCUMENTS AND MAINTAINS SYSTEMS AND SERVICES – ESPECIALLY IN THE AREA OF PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY WHICH INCLUDES:

  • Maintains servers and the applications associated with those servers as identified in the IT Responsibilities Matrix
  • Focuses on the requirements of the assigned user groups (User desktops including Intel computers, Microsoft Windows operating systems, and Microsoft office applications of users within the area of primary support responsibility)
  • Looks for ways in which the assigned user group can increase productivity and efficiency through the use of technology

 

 

BACK-UP SUPPORT

  • Provides backup support by installing, configuring, and maintaining equipment and software for a number of additional systems
  • Maintains a basic familiarity with the business processes of the non-primary user group
  • Maintains a familiarity with the servers and systems of the non-primary user group
  • Assists the other IT staff as necessary
  • Performs other duties and projects as assigned

 

IT SECURITY

  • Monitors and reviews IT security and recommends changes as appropriate
  • Performs routine checks of security and other related log files for devices such as firewalls, switches and workstations within areas of primary responsibility
  • Stays current with security issues, trends and best practices
  • Recommends changes to APFC security policy and procedures as necessary

 

Preferred Education
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Computer Information Systems or related field and two years related experience or 4+ years directly related experience.

 

KNOWLEDGE – SKILLS – ABILITIES

 

The ability to: communicate effectively orally and in writing regarding complex regulations and procedures and involving sensitive and confidential matters; to develop and adapt new techniques; to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a wide spectrum of colleagues; to develop and recommend resolutions to complex and difficult problems involving conflicting opinions

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OF THE JOB

  • Climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions
  • Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects