Vice President of Investments

Location
Deridder, Louisiana
Salary
Not Specified
Posted
Mar 21, 2018
Closes
May 20, 2018
Ref
2017-1353#GIJ--Amerisafe.12
Job Type
Not Specified
Career Level
Not Specified
Overview

If you love working with people, want to work for an award-winning company who is known throughout the insurance industry for its high ethics and integrity, and if you want to be a member of a winning team, then the Vice President of Investments position is for you.

Responsibilities

The successful individual in this key role will be responsible for:

  • Manage the investment portfolios for three insurance subsidiaries and the parent holding company, investing primarily in fixed income securities.
  • Guide and manage the funding and investment strategies of AMERISAFE consistent with approved policies and guidelines.
  • Assist in developing funding, liquidity, and risk management policies.
  • Identify, measure and manage investment risks including sensitivity to market, interest rate and credit risks.
  • Manage daily liquidity needs and ensure that short- and long-term funding and liquidity needs are met.
  • Supervise and provide leadership to two investment analysts in setting goals, coaching to achieve the goals, and development plans for the future.
  • Ensure compliance and documentation of internal control procedures and implement and maintain systems and controls for all securities activities.
  • Ensure compliance with all regulatory reporting requirements.
  • Serve as a role model for diversity and inclusion, supporting the AMERISAFE pillars.
  • Provide financial leadership and acumen to insurance business leaders throughout the organization.
Qualifications

  • Five to ten years investment experience, MBA and/or CFA preferred.
  • Experience managing long-term fixed income insurance company assets, directly or indirectly.
  • Experience in Property Casualty Insurance, Risk Management, Treasury, Corporate Development, or Operations would be a plus.
  • Experience working with multiple levels of management in an organization.
  • Experience with credit analysis, asset allocation, risk/reward modeling and recommendations.
  • Experience with asset management principles, techniques and economics, as well as fixed income investment instruments, particularly Municipal Bond securities.
  • Experience with accounting principles, and Sarbanes-Oxley requirements, as they relate to the investment function.
  • Knowledge of NAIC and SEC reporting and disclosure regulations, as they relate to the investment function.
  • Knowledge of investment-related taxation principles.
  • Experience in preparing investment reports and delivering oral presentations within a business environment.
  • The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent communications skills - written and verbal.
  • Ability to build a productive, professional and cohesive team, and to lead that team in the pursuit of investment goals and objectives.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet reporting and other deadlines.
  • Ability to build relationships with peers from other departments.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently.
  • Employee must reside within 25 miles of the corporate headquarters in Deridder, LA.