Investment Analyst

Institute for Advanced Study
New York City, New York (US)
Mar 28, 2019
Apr 27, 2019
Investment Analyst
Employment Type
Full Time

Reporting to the Chief Investment Officer (CIO), The Investment Analyst is responsible for applying quantitative skills, experience, and informed judgment to enhance the Endowment’s performance.   Specific responsibilities include manager analytics and due diligence, including identifying and sourcing new investment opportunities, researching prospective investment managers, and evaluating managers’ absolute and relative performance; portfolio, asset class, and manager level risk management; monitoring, research, model-building, and analytics, including development of tools to measure optionality, illiquidity, counterparty risk, and other hedge fund / alternatives-centric risk factors; and  special projects that arise. 

Bachelor’s degree required, CFA designation and/or MBA a plus.  Five to nine years of experience in Multi-asset class asset allocation, portfolio management, and risk management, including strong quantitative and modeling skills.  Broad capital markets experience a plus.  Expertise using Excel required (coding experience a plus).  Previous experience with risk factors in both a portfolio and manager-level context, portfolio simulation methods (bootstrapping, multi-period Monte Carol, etc.) scenario analysis and stress testing, tail risk, illiquidity risk, counterparty risk, and/or other non-traditional risk factors, capital markets assumptions and modeling highly preferred.

The Institute for Advanced Study is an equal opportunity institution encouraging a diverse pool of applicants.  We believe in the inherent value of diversity and equal opportunity, recognizing that a truly diverse workforce will bring a wider array of perspectives, as well as more innovative and effective solutions, to the organization.   As a community dedicated to intellectual inquiry, we are resolutely committed to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package which includes subsidized health and dental insurance, an excellent retirement plan, and a generous paid time off program.  Interested candidates please apply to the position at: