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The Office of the Chief Investment Officer (UC Investments) is responsible for managing the University of California's retirement, endowment, working capital, and cash assets under the policies, guidelines, and performance benchmarks established by the Regents. Our mission is to implement those policies and guidelines by selecting, executing, and monitoring investment strategies designed to add value over the benchmarks within a risk-controlled framework.
The Office adheres to high ethical as well as professional standards in serving the investment management needs of its constituency and the Chief Investment Officer has full investment discretion while the Regents retain responsibility for Asset Allocation and Investment Guidelines.
The Director of Growth Investments will report directly to the Chief Investment Officer and will work collaboratively with the Office. The role will be responsible for investing in growth opportunities following seed and pre-seed investments. It is expected that most of these investments will be sourced within the UC innovation ecosystem and the Director will manage these companies to maximize value for the entrepreneurs. The Director will partner with the Director of Innovation Investments in network building and the Private Equity team to add value to our companies. The Director will be a partner to the Director of Innovation Investments, and both will work together with the Chief Investment Officer to implement the CIO's vision to invest in innovation coming from the UC ecosystem. They will also jointly manage all our UC Fund investments in venture capital funds both within the UC and outside the UC with external partners. The Director will perform related research and work with the Chief Investment Officer to achieve the best risk adjusted returns.
Maintain active involvement with assigned investments. This includes attending annual or board meetings, reviewing quarterly financial statements and understanding any significant valuation changes or policy changes. Be able to speak in depth about each assigned investment.
Review and evaluate potential investments. This includes leading due diligence on prospective investments from beginning to end. This includes assessing the investment strategy, management team, investment risks, portfolio valuations, reference calls, etc. This position is expected to deliver high quality finished work product in a timely fashion. The Director is expected to be able to provide fundamental analysis and research as part of the due diligence and will clearly articulate findings and recommendation with the Chief Investment Officer in a collaborative fashion.
Write clear and concise independent investment recommendations based on due diligence.
Take lead role in legal negotiations and investment closings to ensure the Regent's policies are adhered to in the process of negotiating legal documents. Be able to provide comprehensive industry feedback and sound guidance to the management teams or General Partners as necessary. Lead restructuring of a Fund, if necessary, by collaborating with fellow Advisory Board members and the General Partner.
Prepare and maintain standardized reports on investments in the portfolios, as well as those under consideration, and make recommendations for decision-making purposes.
Conduct independent fundamental research and analysis in the due diligence process to identify and monitor the performance of investments.
Monitor fundamental research and identify industry trends and market intelligence and communicate the findings of such insights to the Investment groups. Lead due diligence within the research process on investments under consideration and provide guidance to Analysts on their due diligence efforts.
Provide research and analytical support as needed. Lead projects and assignments, as requested. These projects may include but are not limited to providing performance attribution, creating presentation materials, project management and drafting memos and letters.
Demonstrate proficiency at relationship management and the ability to build and utilize extensive personal network of industry contacts to source new investment opportunities and share industry best practices. Excellent interpersonal skills as demonstrated by the ability to interact with others in a consistently positive manner, exercise discretion and tact, and gain consensus in an environment where others may have strongly conflicting ideas and goals.
Demonstrated sensitivity to and ability to identify critical information; the ability to quickly research and collect pertinent information, to integrate essential information, and use that information to define and test options and alternatives; as well as the demonstrated ability to develop recommendations and justification for the most productive course of action. This requires insightful and creative skill in reasoning and logic, and in quantitative analysis
Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills, including the demonstrated ability to articulate ideas and issues clearly concisely, and persuasively to a variety of audiences and prepare and/or edit complex reports involving logical and quantitative analysis, so that it is clearly understandable by both technical and lay readers and effectively advances and justifies a specific proposal or set of recommendations.
Ability to generate both qualitative and quantitative independent analysis. Plan and manage projects in their entirety and ensure they are delivered on time. Having the ability to know the right questions to ask both internally and externally to seek desired information or understanding.
Ability to clearly articulate investment decision process and results to the Chief Investment Officer in a timely fashion. Ability to independently prioritize multiple tasks.
Use good judgment when to seek advice or help from the Chief Investment Officer.
Demonstrate sound investment judgment.
Ability to make investment decision with incomplete information.
Ability to develop investment forecasts and modify decisions based on updated forecasts and changing data points.
Ability to independently source, review and recommend investment opportunities with a sound investment decision making process, but not accountable for full scope of activity in asset class. Demonstrate original thinking.
Ability to demonstrate proficient portfolio construction skills on a specific geography for the Private Equity portfolio.
Provide guidance and supervision to other team members. Work in a collaborative and consultative environment despite skills that would allow for independent decision making.
Ability to know when to act independently on decisions and when to share and seek feedback as a team. Work collaboratively across the Private Investment Team.
Bachelor's degree and at least 10 years of relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
MBA/CFA degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
This position is currently eligible for a within California hybrid work arrangement. The selected candidate may be required to report to work onsite in Oakland, as business needs dictate.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
Salary: $285,000 - $310,000, commensurate with experience.
Benefits: For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit: Benefits of Belonging
HOW TO APPLY
Please be prepared to attach a cover letter and resume with your application.
APPLICATION REVIEW DATE
The first review date for this job isNovember 7, 2022. The position will be open until filled.
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