Investment Analyst – PRINCO

Investment Analyst

Analysts are an integral part of Princo. You will have the opportunity to learn about investing and to actively engage in discussions and decision-making. Analysts often work directly with CIO Andy Golden and other senior staff on a broad range of projects, from the selection of external investment specialists to the setting of policy and strategy. You will conduct due diligence on current and prospective investment managers, build models to aid in decision-making, and monitor portfolio performance and exposures. Due diligence projects typically involve a deep dive into the investment manager’s portfolio, visiting managers and portfolio companies, analyzing the firm’s opportunity set, and assessing the investment manager’s motivations and intentions. Examples of past Analyst projects include analyzing co-investment opportunities in tech companies, researching the European buyout landscape, and meeting with and evaluating venture capital managers in China.

Analysts are given meaningful responsibilities from day one and learn both on the job and through extensive training sessions focusing on various asset classes as well as general investment skills. Analysts are further supported by formal and informal mentoring. Additionally, Princo sponsors all Analysts for the CFA program.

The ideal candidate will have:

    • intellectual curiosity, particularly about investment management
    • strong analytical, quantitative, and communication skills
    • the ability and desire to work on a team
    • an excellent academic record, regardless of major

Analysts initially serve a two-year term, with the possibility for promotion (with unlimited career growth potential). 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).

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