Associate Portfolio Manager, Direct Investments

Date: Oct 28, 2019

Division or Field Office:

Investment Division

Department of Position: DEPARTMENT 

Work from:

Corporate Office in Erie, PA


At Erie Insurance, you’re not just part of a Fortune 500 company; you’re also a valued member of a diverse and inclusive team that includes more than 5,000 employees and over 2,200 independent agencies.  Our Employees work in the Home Office complex located in Erie, PA, and in our Field Offices that span 12 states and the District of Columbia.  To attract and retain the best talent, we reward our team members with competitive salaries and a very generous benefits package.


Position Summary

Provides oversight of direct investments. Acts as investment lead with all direct investments, including co-investments with existing General Partner relationships. Position will lead and coordinate Investment Division efforts to analyze direct investments in “Qualified Opportunity Zones”. Assists the alternative asset investment team in due diligence and other analyses as necessary. Performs significant ad-hoc analysis in support of the investment process.




The Hiring Manager will also consider candidates for Portfolio Manager, Direct Investment.  Level of position offered will be based upon the depth and breadth of selected candidate’s experience and qualifications.    

Duties and Responsibilities

Designs and implements processes for due diligence, approval and monitoring direct investments.


Provides in depth analyses and diligence with respect to “opportunity zone investments” and other direct investments.


Works closely with existing General Partners to underwrite direct co-investment opportunities.


Manages processes for measuring and monitoring direct investment performance.

Provides ongoing support for internal/external auditors, investment accounting and reporting and other stakeholders as required.

Provides support in preparation for various committee approval meetings.

Develops ad-hoc analytical models and conducts investment research in support of the investment process.


Reviews research information received from outside sources and evaluates impact on the portfolio. Attends investment industry meetings when appropriate.

Decision Making
Detail Orientation
Developing And Maintaining Relationships
Information Management Skills
Interpersonal Communication
Job-Specific Knowledge
Leadership Skills
Planning And Organizing
Problem Analysis
Service Orientation
Time Management

Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance, or equivalent, required. Four years’ experience in private market investments or equivalent investment experience required. Direct real estate investing experience preferred.  Knowledge of “opportunity zone” investing preferred.  Proficiency with word processing and spreadsheet software required.  Master’s Degree, Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) or Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designation strongly preferred. 

Physical Requirements
Climbing; Rarely
Driving; Rarely
Lifting 0-20 lbs; Occasional (<20%)
Lifting 20-50 lbs; Occasional (<20%)
Lifting Over 50 lbs; Occasional (<20%)
Manual Keying/Data Entry; Often (20-50%)
Pushing/Pulling; Occasional (<20%)

Nearest Major Market: Erie

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