Operations Due Diligence Analyst

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.

Position Overview

The Business Risk Management (BRM) group is part of the Global Investment Research team. The Operational Due Diligence Analyst will be part of the BRM team that is responsible for conducting operational due diligence reviews of long-only and alternative investment managers.

BRM's operational due diligence program involves a comprehensive review of investment manager processes and procedures pertaining to such key areas as operations, compliance, valuation, fund accounting, counterparty-risk management, technology and other support functions. Its primary mandate is to mitigate the risk of financial loss and/or reputational damages resulting from business or operational related issues.

Job Responsibilities

  • Support the BRM team with initial and ongoing operational due diligence on investment managers across all asset classes (including hedge funds, credit, real assets, private equity and venture capital).

  • Responsibilities include: developing due diligence plans, reviews of managers' documented procedures, attending onsite meetings with manager leadership teams (COO, CFO, CCO etc.), coordinating background checks, and preparing written analyses of managers' business and operational capabilities.

  • Provide support in the review of external service providers including fund administrators, law firms, auditors, compliance consultants and prime brokers.

  • Review and monitor audited financial statements and ongoing operational developments at investment manager firms.

  • Maintain database of fund operational and vendor data for strategy and peer group analyses.

  • Coordinate special projects and interact with operational due diligence analysts, investment research professionals and investment directors.

Qualifications

  • 2 - 3 years of experience within the financial services industry, preferably in investment fund operations, fund accounting, risk management, auditing of investment products or investment management regulatory/compliance environment.

  • Bachelor's degree with a record of achievement.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills. Ability to prioritize multiple requests for information, while ensuring integrity, accuracy, completeness, and timeliness of data.

  • Comfort working in a flat organizational environment.

  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to work both independently and in a team under tight deadlines

  • Ability to travel for work (~20%).

All applicants should submit a copy of their resume AND cover letter.

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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Operations Due Diligence Analyst

Cambridge Associates LLC