STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION


Salary Group B28

Class No. 1133

INVESTMENT ANALYST IV

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Performs highly advanced (senior-level) fundamental investment research and analysis work.  Work involves developing strategy for investment of assets and/or monitoring portfolio-level risk; conducting investment research and analysis on regions, industries, and companies; and evaluating investment information such as market operations and conditions.  May assign and/or supervise the work of others.  Works under minimal supervision, with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

Monitors, researches, and analyzes assigned geographic regions, economic sectors, and companies for investment merit and compliance with investment policy quality constraints.

Recommends security selection to internal portfolio managers.

Attends industry conferences; makes company visits; and maintains contacts within assigned geographic regions, economic sectors, and companies.

Participates in meetings with portfolio teams regarding issues affecting assigned geographic regions, economic sectors, and companies.

Participates in the evaluation of broker performance for the purpose of allocating trades.

Prepares reports, statistical studies, and presentation materials as needed; and assists senior staff on special projects.

Assists in monitoring and analyzing portfolio performance.

May maintain information databases and investment-related systems and software.

May assign and/or supervise the work of others.

Performs related work as assigned.

GENERAL QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES

Experience and Education

Experience in investment research or quantitative analysis work.  Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in finance, accounting, mathematics, business administration, or a related field is generally preferred.  Education and experience may be substituted for one another.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of statistical concepts, methods, and their application to investment research and analysis; of accounting, securities market operations, financial theory, and securities markets; of institutional equity research or investment banking; and of industry standard investment-related software and systems.

Skill in applying investment research techniques and in analyzing and evaluating data.

Ability to apply financial research techniques, to conduct exhaustive searches and evaluations of vast amounts of data, to develop and maintain research and company contacts, to comply with ethics standards and professional codes of conduct, to work accurately with numerical data, to communicate effectively, and to assign and/or supervise the work of others.

Registration, Certification, or Licensure

May require certification as a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). 


State Auditor’s Office

Revised 9-1-17