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Type of Role: Investments

Experience Level: Analyst/Associate

Location: Champaign, Illinois

Salary: $65K - $85K

SURS is the administrator of a cost-sharing, multiple employer, public employee retirement system that provides retirement, survivor, disability, and death benefits to employees of Illinois state universities, community colleges, and certain other affiliated organizations and agencies. SURS was created in 1941, by an act of the Illinois General Assembly, and is governed by the Illinois Pension Code. SURS provides benefit services to over 240,000 members who work for 61 employers. SURS is responsible for investing assets of approximately $22.6 billion in a diversified portfolio across several functional asset classes, as of June 30, 2022.

Position:  Investment Analyst-Real Assests

Position Type:  Full-Time


Main Duties

  • Assist in the ongoing monitoring and evaluation of investment managers by conducting annual onsite/virtual due diligence and maintaining open dialogue with managers to ensure all relevant information and changes are brought to the attention of the Senior Investment Officer in a timely manner. Read prospective fund submission materials and load the data into the pipeline report.
  • Assist with the selection, evaluation, and monitoring of assigned real asset managers by collecting information, creating metrics, attending meetings as needed.
  • Complete special projects and reports as assigned during the year by conducting appropriate research, preparation of results, follow-up, etc., while working closely with investment staff.
  • Assist with the administrative responsibilities in the investment department including quarterly/annual reports and legislative filings
  • Continually develop an understanding/knowledge of investments through continued education including annual meetings/conferences, webinars, publications, and research from consultants and others on an ongoing basis.


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or closely related field
  • One year of applicable experience or successful completion of six months as an Intern/Junior Investment Analyst
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills
  • Good oral and written communication/presentation skills
  • Strong computer skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Completion, progress towards completion or willingness to pursue CFA or CAIA designation


  • This is a hybrid position, a combination of remote work days and in office work days, based in Champaign, IL.