Research Investment Associate , Public Investments

Cambridge Associates LLC Boston , MA 02298

Posted 2 weeks 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 Public Investments Equity Research Team gathers, analyzes, and disseminates information and opinions on public equity investment funds for use by our investment directors and clients. The team is located in Boston, Arlington, London, and Singapore.

Investment Associates receive ongoing training and mentorship from research and client facing investment staff. Because deep knowledge and experience are important for maximizing an IA's time at C|A, we are looking for candidates who are interested in growing with our Research Team for a minimum of 2-3 years.

Job Responsibilities

  • Aid senior team members in developing house opinions on International, Global, Emerging and Frontier Markets equity managers and markets through ongoing qualitative and quantitative research and analysis.

  • Utilize common analytical frameworks and develop unique analyses to assess global and international equity funds in terms of organization, investment strategy, performance, fund terms, current portfolio positions, and other key attributes.

  • Conduct portfolio performance analysis, including use of Factset, Bloomberg and/or other in-house and third-party analytical tools.

  • Help source new ideas and monitor existing strategies by attending and participating in meetings with portfolio managers and other senior personnel.

  • Complete written research utilized by our clients and directors to support investment decisions. This includes concise commentaries summarizing meetings with fund managers, in depth due diligence reports, and other periodic research, potentially including white papers exploring current topics of interest in the equity markets and fund industry.

  • Serve as a resource to colleagues seeking current information on investment opportunities, including data and analysis, comparisons across fund managers, and the opinion of the research team.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree (any major) with a record of achievement.

  • Strong, demonstrated interest in investments.

  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills.

  • Demonstrated leadership, integrity, and initiative.

  • Demonstrated command of written communication and strong business writing skills.

  • Ability and willingness to engage in conversation with internal and external parties, including senior investment managers.

  • Strong Excel skills preferred. Programming skills a plus.

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

  • Ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally.

  • Successful completion of CFA Level 1 preferred.

  • Post-college work experience preferred.

All applications must include a resume and cover letter.


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