Position Summary

The CalSTRS Investments Branch is seeking an experienced individual to work as an Associate Portfolio Manager in the Risk Mitigating Strategies unit.

The Risk Mitigating Strategies (RMS) asset class became a part of the total plan asset allocation in 2016. RMS seeks to construct a portfolio of positively returning strategies that provide protection to the total plan during deep and extended equity market downturns. RMS currently includes allocations to trend following, long-duration U.S. Treasuries, global macro and systematic risk premia.

Under the general direction of the Director of Risk Mitigating Strategies (RMS), the Associate Portfolio Manager is responsible for participating in the day-to-day management and implementation of existing and new investment strategies for the RMS portfolio, including the research, development and refinement of RMS strategies. This position is responsible for performing complex duties requiring an extremely high degree of independence and discretionary judgment.


Department Information

The California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) is the largest educator-only pension fund in the world. CalSTRS proudly provides retirement, disability and survivor benefits to California’s 964,000 public school educators and their families.

The Investments Branch manages the investment portfolio for the nation’s second largest public pension fund; providing retirement, disability and survivor benefits to California’s more than 964,000 K-12 teachers, plus community college educators and their families. The Investments Branch manages a portfolio that is broadly diversified into seven asset categories with assets totaling approximately $306.7 billion as of May 31, 2021. In 2020, the CalSTRS Investments Branch was named in Pensions & Investments magazine’s “Best Places to Work in Money Management” list for the sixth time since 2013, and our employees continue to support an inclusive environment.

We encourage you to join our world-class financial services institution and state agency. Our headquarters and member service centers located across the state feature sustainable construction, plenty of natural lighting and functionally-designed work spaces. At our LEED Platinum headquarters in West Sacramento, enjoy the full service cafe, free onsite fitness center, bicycle library and walks along the Sacramento River. In addition to state-of-the-art amenities, we offer thriving wellness and sustainability programs, an award-winning employee recognition program, and ongoing learning and development opportunities.