Legal Due Dillegence Associate

Cambridge Associates LLC Boston , MA 02298

Posted 2 months ago

Firm Overview:

We are a leading global investment firm and aim to help endowments & foundations, pension plans, and high net worth private clients implement and manage custom investment portfolios that generate outperformance and enable them to maximize their impact on the world. Working alongside its early clients, Cambridge Associates pioneered the strategy of high-equity orientation and broad diversification, which since its inception in the 1980s has been a primary driver of performance for institutional investors. Today, we deliver a range of portfolio management services, including outsourced CIO, non-discretionary portfolio management, investment staff extension, and asset class mandates. Cambridge Associates maintains offices in major financial centers across the globe, with headquarters in Boston, MA.

Working with some of the world's most sophisticated institutional investors, we bring a deep knowledge of portfolio management best practices to the clients we serve, and select our colleagues with great attention to their potential to become a valuable member of a collaborative, intelligent and hard-working team.

The Legal Due Diligence Associate will be primarily responsible for reviewing legal documents and contributing to the firm's investment manager investment due diligence process.


  • Work within a team conducting legal and operational due diligence on hedge fund, private equity and venture capital managers.

  • Review investment fund organizational documents, including private placement memoranda, limited partnership agreements and articles of association.

  • Prepare written summaries of fund terms and risks, identify key provisions of fund organizational documents, and outline related business and operational highlights and considerations.

  • Coordinate with the investment due diligence research teams on investment manager business risk and operational due diligence reviews. Contribute to the due diligence reports and assist in the negotiation of terms.

  • If appropriate, participate in manager meetings. Contribute to initial manager assessment process.

  • Synthesize data and legal insight to prepare white papers and spreadsheets for internal research and external marketing purposes.


  • Legal and investment industry experience required. JD preferred.

  • 2-5 years of relevant work experience within the securities environment (hedge funds, mutual funds, private equity or venture capital) OR within a law firm as a paralegal OR

  • 1-3 years of experience with an advanced degree

  • Knowledge of investment vehicle structures and investment strategies; Familiarity with the mechanics around private fund operations.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Solution oriented with strong analytical skills and the appropriate level of skepticism and curiosity.

  • Highly-organized and detail-oriented with the ability to prioritize multiple requests for information, while ensuring integrity, accuracy, completeness, and timeliness of data.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to work well with and instill confidence in clients and colleagues at various levels of seniority.

  • Comfort working in a flat organizational environment.

  • Ability to work both independently and in a team under time pressure.

  • A positive, collegial attitude and a high level of professionalism

  • Candidates MUST be eligible to work in the US without sponsorship.

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.

Please include a cover letter for consideration.

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