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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

 

Executive & Board - Administrative  Specialist - Part Time *New*

Analyst - Public Equities

 

All positions are based in beautiful Juneau Alaska

 

 

Administration Team

Executive & Board Administrative Specialist - Part Time


This position performs all administrative functions in support of the Executive Director and Board of Trustees.  Extends the capabilities of the Executive Director by providing clerical and administrative support and by handling business affairs, confidential and sensitive information in a professional manner.

 

Key Attributes

 

  • Provides administrative support for Executive Director and the Board of Trustees

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

Principal Responsibilities

 

Executive Director Support

  • Answers phones, schedules appointments and greets Executive Director’s visitors
  • Troubleshoots problems on behalf of the Executive Director as delegated or anticipated
  • Arranges Executive Director travel through APFC travel desk and monitors travel reimbursements
  • Presents the office of the Executive Director in polished professional manner

 

Board of Trustees Support

  • Arranges board travel and monitors travel reimbursements and honoraria.
  • Compiles data and prepares board packet information and presentation materials
  • Maintains a professional, effective working relationship with Trustees as their support liaison
  • Prepares and coordinates board meeting agendas with APFC’s Executive Team and the board
  • Works with staff to monitor compliance with Corporate Governance Policy
  • Prepares the upcoming year schedule of board meetings for Executive Director and board approval
  • Initiates the development of board meeting agendas
  • Arranges logistics for board and committee meetings and special related events
  • Takes meeting minutes and transcribes them for shorter meetings, or oversees the contracts for recording and transcription services
  • Attends local and out of town board meetings to provide administrative/clerical assistance to the board
  • Arranges annual meeting and associated events
  • Maintains summary minutes records and resolution record copies
  • Oversees the contracts for and scheduling of recording and transcription service for meeting minutes
  • Protocol expert for Board Meetings

 

Communications Manager support

  • Provides administrative and clerical support to the Communications Manager

  • Keeps the Communications Manager informed on status of projects

  • Conducts research and writes reports and presentations on special projects

  • Backs up certain duties of the Communications Manager as assigned

 

Research and special projects

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

 

Backup and other duties as assigned

  • Serves as backup to other administrative specialists

  • Performs other duties as assigned

 

 

Required Qualifications

 

  • 1-3 of executive administrative support

  • High degree of professionalism and confidentiality

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication

  • Ability to balance daily tasks with deadline based projects

 

Preferred Qualifications

 

  • Previous experience with meeting protocol

 

 

Investment Team

Analyst - Public Equities


 

This position assists the Director of Public Equities in: conducting qualitative and quantitative analysis to monitor and evaluate managers, their portfolios and organizations;  providing analysis of our Public Equity Portfolio; monitoring manager contracts; monitoring the portfolio’s compliance with investment policies; participating in transition management;  producing regular and ad hoc reports and performing other equity-related research projects as needed.

 

Key Attributes

 

  • External Manager Due Diligence and Performance

  • Analysis of the Public Equity Portfolio

  • Risk Models

  • Analytical, Self Motivated, Detail-oriented

 

Principal Responsibilities
 

Analysis

  • Analyzes portfolio structure and sources of active risk versus benchmarks

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

  • Prepares regular due diligence written reports on manager meetings and conference calls

  • Responds to inquiries from internal and external sources relating to equities

  • Prepares presentations for board meetings as needed

 

Manager Due Diligence & Performance

  • Assist in evaluation of investment managers in their ability to outperform relevant indices and peers
  • Research and analyze public equity investment managers in conjunction with APFC guidelines
  • Communicates APFC investment guidelines, policies and proxy voting policies to managers
  • Participates in equity manager selection and due diligence visits
  • Develops, recommends and implements portfolio rebalancing and restructuring
  • Monitors equity portfolio structure changes and coordinates deposits/withdrawals
  • Develops and recommends manager funding schedules
  • Works with custodian on equity portfolio matters

 

Manager Contracts

  • Works with managers, staff and legal counsel to advise and recommend contract terms

  • Evaluates fees, recommends changes and monitors managers for contract adherence

  • Processes contract modifications, change requests and renewals

  • Evaluates manager fees recommends changes

 

Corporate Governance

  • Monitors compliance with investment policies and guidelines

  • Recommends changes to equity investment policies, guidelines and manager benchmarks

 

Transition Management

  • Prepares risk analysis needed to support transition manager bid proposals

  • Recommends approaches to manage transition implementation risk

  • Manages transition manager pool and transition implementation process

 

Required Qualifications

 

  • Bachelors degree in Finance, Economics or Business Administration or quantitative fields such as Statistics, Mathematics or Engineering
  • Must have 3-7 years of related work experience in a consulting firm or a multi-manager setting
  • General understanding of investment asset classes, especially publicly traded equities

  • Aptitude for quantitative research, applied statistics and risk measurement methods

  • Understanding of the Capital Asset Pricing Model

  • 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

  • High level of personal accountability and ability to manage complex tasks and individual deliverables
  • Aptitude to gather relevant facts in a timely manner and make sound decisions quickly
  • Maintains proficiency with key analytical tools including:  BlackRock Aladdin Risk Tools, BarraOne; Callan PEP; Bloomberg; Microsoft Excel and Office Suite; Workbench or Custodian System
  • Develops methods for efficient production of routine analytical reports for total equity portfolio

 

Preferred Qualifications

 

  • MBA, MS in finance, or CFA designation.
  • Exceptional analytical and quantitative skills
  • Highly self-motivated and detail-oriented Ability to work accurately and maintain composure under pressure while meeting strict deadlines