Senior Investment Director at The Ohio State University

Senior Investment Director at The Ohio State University

Job Type
Posting Date
April 1, 2019
Location of Position

Columbus, OH

Company Summary

For 144 years, The Ohio State University's campus in Columbus has been the stage for academic achievement and a laboratory for innovation. It's where friendships are forged. It's where rivalries and revelry are born.

The university's main campus is one of America's largest and most comprehensive. As Ohio's best and one of the nation's top-20 public universities, Ohio State is further recognized by a top-rated academic medical center and a premier cancer hospital and research center. As a land-grant university, Ohio State has a physical presence throughout the state, with campuses and research centers located around Ohio.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Senior Investment Director is responsible for managing the liquid team to effectively oversee all liquid investments that include long-only equities, long-short equities, fixed income, absolute return hedge funds and liquid real asset investments. Will serve as a team leader directing major areas of investment activity; responsible for recruiting, training and coaching junior staff; provides a considerable amount of research and due diligence to the entire investment process. This position develops and recommends investment strategies and implementation plans for the university's endowment; recommends investment policies to appropriate administrative committees and CIO; recommends investment managers and ensures accountability of the investment managers for meeting expected financial returns, adherence to guidelines, reporting and service provision; requires overnight travel, some evenings and weekends required.

Position Requirements


Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Considerable demonstrated success in a progressively responsible investment management capacity with at least 10 years' experience, including direct experience managing and mentoring a team of highly motivated and professional personnel in a performance driven investment organization; demonstrated track record of successful work with investment professionals; considerable experience selecting and managing external equity and hedge fund manager portfolios; deep investment knowledge and experience with macro and micro factors to assess and test investment management decision making; ability to understand complex investment strategies with the ability to assess qualitative and quantitative measures of performance and risk; advanced understanding and ability to decipher various statistical moments, measures, risk and return distributions, risk factors, and regression analysis; demonstrated ability to assess statistical measures to test ideas and understand drivers of performance and risk; ability to think creatively to solve investment problems and generate excess returns; experience using manager data software packages to create in-depth chart packages to evaluate manager and portfolio risk and return characteristics; the ability to articulate opinions and effectively communicate investment ideas; executive level written, oral, and presentation skills; interpersonal skills to develop relationships within and outside the university; represent The Ohio State University in a highly professional manner.

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The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.