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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-General

Position Type:  Full-Time

Main Duties

  • Assist in the ongoing monitoring and evaluation of passive accounts by conducting annual onsite/virtual due diligence and maintaining open dialogue with managers and bringing all relevant information and changes to senior staff.  Complete manager reviews in advance of investment committee meetings. Support Senior Investment Officer in the ongoing monitoring and evaluation of specified active accounts.
  • Assist with the selection, evaluation, and monitoring of assigned investment managers and consultants by collecting information, creating metrics, attending meetings as needed.
  • Complete special projects and reports as assigned as assigned during the year by conducting appropriate research, preparation of results, follow-up, etc., while working closely with investment staff.
  • 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.
  • Assist with the administrative responsibilities in the investment department including quarterly/annual reports and legislative filings. 

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 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.