As a Summer Analyst, you will be given meaningful responsibilities from day one. You will have the opportunity to learn about investing and to actively engage in discussions and decision-making. Summer Analysts gain experience within several asset categories across the portfolio. You will conduct research on investment strategies and portfolio companies, build models to aid in investment decision-making, and monitor portfolio performance and exposures. Summer Analysts also engage in due diligence projects, which typically involve visiting managers and portfolio companies around the world, analyzing the opportunities and risks of an investment, and assessing the investment manager’s motivations. Past Summer Analyst projects have ranged from determining the drivers of a hedge fund manager’s performance to analyzing co-investment opportunities in tech startups.
Summer Analysts learn both on the job and through training sessions focusing on various asset classes, as well as general investment skills. Summer Analysts are further supported by formal and informal mentoring.
The ideal candidate will be a junior and have:
- intellectual curiosity, particularly about investment management
- strong analytical, quantitative, and communication skills
- the ability to work effectively on a team
- an excellent academic record, regardless of major
The Princo Summer Analyst Program serves as the primary source for full-time Analyst hires. Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and unofficial transcript via Handshake. If invited to interview, applicants will additionally be asked to provide a reference list and a writing sample (3-5 pages on any topic).