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 CIO Andy Golden and other senior staff on projects ranging 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 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 Analysts 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 an intellectually diverse team promotes better decision-making. Our Analysts have come from a wide range of majors including computer science, East Asian Studies, economics, English, history, linguistics, MAE, and ORFE. Of note, our Chief Investment Officer Andy Golden majored in philosophy.
We are no longer accepting applications for the 2023 Investment Analyst Program. We will likely begin accepting applications for the 2024 program during summer 2023.
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