Investment Analyst

Location
Lake Forest, IL
Salary
Competitive compensation package including base salary, annual bonus and generous benefits
Posted
Apr 12, 2018
Closes
Jun 11, 2018
Job Function
Other
Industry Sector
Asset Owner
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Analyst is generally responsible for providing analytical support to the broader investment team.   The Analyst’s primary responsibilities include interfacing with custodian(s) and investment managers to collect all the data necessary for the preparation of asset allocation, risk and investment performance reports.  The Analyst also assists in conducting capital market, asset allocation and investment manager research and due diligence.

RESPONSIBILITIES  

  • Works with the investment team to managing a large institutional investment portfolio with significant exposure to alternative investments
  • Assist in the preparation of portfolio accountings, including investment performance, asset allocation and risk reports
  • Assist in capital markets research and developing asset allocation recommendations
  • In conjunction with senior team members, research and conduct due diligence on investment managers, co-investments and investment strategies
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of financial models for analyzing the investment portfolio and its risk and cash flow profiles
  • Closely monitor financial press and keep track of market trends, opportunities, risks and new investment products
  • Liaise with fund managers and network with industry professionals

QUALIFICATION AND POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • The candidate must have a genuine passion for investing and an interest in portfolio management
  • The ability to deliver high-quality work in a timely fashion with limited supervisory oversight
  • A self-confident professional who recognizes the value of collaboration and team work
  • Strong math skills; excellent quantitative and analytical skills
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills to allow the candidate to successfully interface with external service providers and other members of the investment team
  • Strong oral and written communication skills necessary for the preparation and delivery of investment analysis and recommendations
  • Significant experience with MS Excel, Outlook and Power Point; exposure to investment analysis software (e.g., Bloomberg, Burgiss, Capital IQ, etc.) preferred