Analyst, Investment Operations

Chicago, Illinois
Salary based on experience
31 Jan 2023
28 Feb 2023
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

The University of Illinois Foundation is the official fundraising and private gift-receiving organization of the University of Illinois System. The University has earned a reputation as a world-class leader in research, teaching, and public engagement. The Foundation works closely with alumni and friends, faculty and staff, corporations and foundations, through campus development professionals to facilitate and create fundraising programs and opportunities that benefit the University.

The Investment Operations Analyst provides critical support to the investment team tasked with managing a multi-asset class investment portfolio. The position offers a range of responsibilities across investment operations with a keen focus on ensuring the availability of accurate and timely data and maintaining policies and procedures in accordance with best practices. The Investment Operations Analyst will leverage technology in performing primary duties and responsibilities to optimize operations.


  1. Responsible for entering transactions and valuations in the internal investment portfolio system and initiating transactions in the custodian’s trade order management system.
  2. Reconcile, research, and resolve any trade, valuation, and performance-related discrepancies between the internal investment portfolio system, custodian, and investment manager.
  3. Prepare performance reporting and related analytics for internal and external constituents.
  4. Maintain internal database of investment documents by monitoring, downloading, and organizing information provided by investment managers. 
  5. Maintain liquidity and fee terms for all investments in the internal investment portfolio system and prepare cash flow projections and analysis of cash needs.
  6. Complete subscription and redemption documents for review and execution and respond to KYC/AML requests.
  7. Respond to various surveys regarding asset allocation, fees, and performance.
  8. Assist with operational due diligence on new and existing investments.
  9. Assist with annual audit requests.


  • Bachelor’s degree with track record of strong academic achievement.
  • 3+ years of progressive experience.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills.
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