Investment Analyst

Analysts are an integral part of Princo. The Analyst program provides a strong foundation in business and investing. You will have meaningful responsibilities and have an active role in discussions and decision-making. Analysts often work directly with the Chief Investment Officer and other senior staff on a range of projects including the selection of external investment specialists and the setting of policy and strategy.

You will conduct due diligence on current and prospective investment managers, build models that contribute to in decision-making, and monitor portfolio performance and exposures. Due diligence projects typically involve a deep dive into the investment manager’s portfolio, visiting portfolio companies across multiple industries and geographies, conducting reference calls and meetings with CEOs, and assessing the investment manager’s motivations and intentions. Examples of past Analyst projects include analyzing co-investment opportunities in tech companies, meeting with and evaluating public equity funds in Southeast Asia, and touring retail properties in Europe.

Princo values continued learning and development. Analysts learn investment and business principles both on the job and through extensive training sessions. Analysts are further supported by formal and informal mentoring. Princo invests heavily in professional development opportunities, both firm-wide and tailored to individuals. Additionally, Princo sponsors all investment staff for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) program.

Analysts initially serve a two-year term, with the possibility for promotion (with unlimited career growth potential). For those who succeed in our Analyst program, we sponsor an 8–10 week externship at one of our investment managers or portfolio companies in your third year.

The ideal candidate will be a senior and have:

  • intellectual curiosity and a passion for learning
  • strong analytical and communication skills
  • the ability to work effectively on a team

We believe a diverse team promotes better decision-making. Our Analysts have come from a wide range of identities and academic backgrounds, including computer science, East Asian studies, economics, English, history, art and archeology, biology, and mechanical and aerospace engineering. 

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Application Process

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2024 Investment Analyst Program. We will begin accepting applications for the 2025 program in spring 2024 with a deadline in July.

Complete applications include:

  • A cover letter,
  • Resume,
  • And an official or unofficial up-to-date transcript.

If invited to interview, applicants will be asked to provide a writing sample (3-5 pages on any topic), reference list, and complete two short analytical exercises for which no prior finance knowledge is required.

We encourage interested applicants to prepare by spending time on our website where you can find more information about Princo’s organization, its strategy, and the Report on Investments within the Report of the Treasurer.

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Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.