Sands Capital Management, LLC (Sands Capital) is an independent investment management firm located in Arlington, Virginia, minutes from downtown Washington, D.C. Since its founding in 1992, Sands Capital has managed a long only, concentrated portfolio of 25-30 large capitalization stocks selected through a rigorous fundamental research process that aims to identify high quality growth businesses. In addition to this flagship strategy, Sands Capital has introduced newer strategies over time such as Global Growth (2009), Technology Innovators (2011), Emerging Markets Growth (2013), and Global Leaders (2017) all based on the same long-only, concentrated, growth investing principles. Today we are one of the largest investors in many of the world's leading companies, and we have compiled strong long-term investment results across each of these investment strategies. Sands Capital currently manages approximately $45 billion in client assets.
Identified below are our Core Values that we hold in high regard and believe are critical for high-performing teams and individuals at Sands Capital:
Integrity & Trust: Do what is right, not what is popular. Deliver on commitments.
Client-Centered: Always act in the best interest of our clients.
Commitment to Excellence: Strive to learn and improve. Implement best practices.
The RA is responsible for:
Successfully completing all research projects by:
Creating and maintaining financial models / databases that support the investment decision process
Crafting well-informed and succinct earning notes and headlines
Preparing presentations to support bringing new ideas to the portfolio
Executing on functional tasks by:
Accurately uploading proprietary company data to FactSet
Running and distributing key company and portfolio level reports
Updating and maintaining key Investment Team and sector-specific documents and tools to include: company models, sector screens and data tracking
Developing a strong team dynamic by building and sustaining effective and supportive working relationships within and between sectors by:
Prioritizing research with your sector Team(s) and sector heads
Establishing transparency and embracing best practices by communicating priorities, projects, and other status updates with the sector team(s) and sector heads
Exhibiting the behaviors consistent with Sands Capital's values and culture
The Research Associate is expected to work for 2-4 years before returning to graduate school or leaving to pursue other professional opportunities.
Necessary Skills and Qualifications
B.S. or B.A. degree in Business, Finance, Economics, Engineering or other relevant major
2-3 years of experience working in the investment research industry, including investment banking
Superior modeling/Excel skills
Strong proficiency in data analytics
A genuine and demonstrable interest in investment research
Exceptional work ethic and an ability to complete assigned projects in a timely manner without direct supervision
Superior verbal and written communication skills
Outstanding analytical and strategic aptitude
Interest in pursuing a CFA is preferred (Sands Capital subsidizes costs related to CFA exams)
To be considered, candidates must submit a cover letter and resume that specifically outlines your qualifications for the position and why you want to work at Sands Capital. Please address the following topics in your cover letter:
How you cultivated an interest in investing.
Why you are interested in Sands Capital.
If you wish to apply for this position, please apply through our careers site at http://sandscapital.com/careers/
We offer competitive salaries and generous benefits.
Sands Capital Management is an Equal Opportunity Employer.