Senior Investment Director, Private Investment Research

Cambridge Associates Asia Pte Ltd
Beijing, China
Competitive + Bonus
Jun 24, 2021
Jul 24, 2021
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Firm Overview

Cambridge Associates is a leading global investment firm. We work with non-profit institutions, pension plans, and private clients to build investment portfolios that help them meet their philanthropic goals, pensioners' obligations, or personal endeavors. Our goal is to meet clients wherever they are in the investment process. We offer a variety of services to complement those needs, from acting as an outsourced investment office to providing access to our world-class research platform. Committed to independence since our founding more than 40 years ago, we are motivated only by what is best for our clients. Our clients trust the experience, leadership, and integrity of our investment professionals. We have a global team of outstanding investment advisors and an extensive research platform to support them. With more than 1,200 employees in nine locations around the globe, we are constantly looking to discover new ideas for our clients' portfolios. This extensive network helps us to identify and access the best global investment opportunities all over the world.

Position Overview

Private Investment Directors in Beijing will have three primary responsibilities: evaluating investment managers in the private equity and venture capital areas in Greater China; advising clients on their private investments; and helping colleagues globally in establishing and monitoring their clients' private investment programs in Greater China.

Job Responsibilities

Investment Directors will spend a significant amount of their time on investment manager research. This includes meeting with managers; attending annual meetings; and networking with industry participants to gather intelligence on managers, and to identify promising new ones. All of this culminates in due diligence reports on the highest quality managers. Senior director candidates should have a strong grasp of and networks in the PEVC landscape in China.

Equally, Investment Directors oversee and participate in all aspects of clients' private investment-related projects, which include performing analytical tasks, developing investment manager recommendations, supervising investment associates, preparing presentation materials, and making presentations to clients. Investment Directors work directly and closely with the owners and/or fiduciaries of the investment assets, which may be the Investment Committee of a Board of Trustees or the Chief Investment Officer of an institution. Investment Directors may be involved in business development efforts.

  • MBA or CFA strongly preferred
  • Five to ten years of appropriate knowledge and experience preferred, gained from work in a similar capacity at a large institutional investor (such as a pension fund or endowment) or fund-of-funds, or as an analyst at a private equity investment firm
  • Demonstrated qualitative and quantitative analytical skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • An ability to work independently


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Cambridge Associates is an equal opportunity employer. Diversity and inclusion are essential elements of our culture. We are committed to fostering an environment where individual perspectives, backgrounds, and life experiences make the firm a great place to work and result in a more satisfying client experience.
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