Investment Analyst

Job description

Working/Functional Title

Investment Analyst

Position Summary

POSITION TITLE: Investment Analyst

SUPERVISOR: Chief Investment Officer


  • Assist investment team with due diligence and preparation of investment recommendation for prospective investments
  • Analyze and monitor existing investments (e.g. performance, portfolio positioning / exposure, compliance, cash flow and liquidity)
  • Create and maintain financial models
  • Maintain a database for prospective and existing investment managers
  • Assist in preparation of board materials and other recurring reports
  • Build relationships with investment managers and external service providers e.g. investment consultants, database vendor
  • Assist in operations, administration and reporting functions
  • Perform special projects as needed

Supervisory Responsibility: NA

Travel: Nominal travel time required.

Required Degree

Bachelors -Finance, Engineering, Economics

Minimum Requirements

Experience: 0 - 2 years of investment-related work experience

Plan to pursue or currently pursuing CFA, CAIA

Desired Qualifications
  • Working knowledge of capital markets, economics, investment management
  • Ability to comprehend and extract key financial data from a variety of financial reporting documents and formats
  • Familiarity with Bloomberg
  • Proficiency with Excel, PowerPoint, Word required; proficiency with Access or other database tools a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to program in a language like python, Matlab or R
  • Strong analytical, written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to interact professionally with both internal and external constituents
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively to produce high quality and accurate products
  • Ability to think critically, creatively, and independently
  • Ability to multi-task and perform under pressure
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Absolute integrity and discretion essential
Required Application Materials

CV and three letters of reference

Special Instructions

Contact Philip Zecher, Chief Investment Officer, [email protected]



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Posted: 6/18/2018
Application Due: 7/2/2018
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