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ABOUT POMONA COLLEGE:
Located near Los Angeles, California, Pomona College is widely regarded as one of the nation's premier liberal arts colleges. Established in 1887, Pomona College is known for small classes, a challenging curriculum, close relationships between students and faculty, and a range of student research and leadership opportunities. Pomona is a member of The Claremont Colleges.
The Investments Office is tasked with the stewardship of the College's pooled assets, which provide vital financial support for the College's operations. As part of a small, close-knit team, the Senior Investment Analyst position provides the analyst an exciting opportunity to assume significant responsibility and gain hands-on experience managing an investment portfolio. The position requires a challenging matrix of quantitative, qualitative, and administrative skills to complete tasks accurately and promptly. The analyst's core duties include conducting comprehensive analyses across the College's public and private investment portfolios. Additionally, the role supports operational functions essential in effectively managing the College's investment office.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Reporting to the Director of Investments, the Senior Investment Analyst performs the following duties and responsibilities:
Support the investment function.
Conduct market research and perform due diligence procedures for new and existing investments. This requires the analyst to have exceptional Excel skills and experience with fundamental market research.
Contribute to maintaining investment monitoring and reporting systems, which requires the analyst to have advanced computer literacy, attention to detail, and the ability to become proficient with unfamiliar software.
Analyze and monitor existing investments (e.g., performance, portfolio positioning/exposure, compliance, cash flow, and liquidity). This requires the analyst to know basic accounting, financial, and investment calculations and be fluent in computing them in Excel.
Assist with producing regular investment reports for distribution to the Investments Committee of the Board. This requires the analyst to have good judgment, the ability to produce accurate work with a sense of urgency and experience creating charts and graphs for presentation in PowerPoint.
Assist with managing the Investments Office.
All team members support multiple functions of the Investments Office, which gives the Senior Analyst the unique opportunity to understand all aspects of managing the investment office. The senior analyst is also required to contribute to various operational and administrative tasks to operate the Investments Office.
Education: Bachelor's degree in accounting, financial analysis, finance, economics, mathematics, statistics, business administration, or a related field is required or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Prefer an interest or participation in professional a development program, such as the CFA or CAIA designations.
Experience: At least 2 years of analytical experience. Prefer experience at an institutional investor or investment bank but will consider candidates with strong analytical expertise and a demonstrated interest in investment management
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND CRITICAL SKILLS:
This position must possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities to be able to successfully perform the functions of the job.
Superior organizational and time management.
A collaborative team member with a high standard of integrity and ethics.
Organize and prioritize assigned projects with minimal supervision.
Effective written and verbal communication with internal and external parties.
Interact with confidential information with discretion, good judgment, and tact.
Attention to detail, and the ability to produce accurate work with urgency.
Advanced analytical and quantitative skills.
Experience organizing, converting, cleansing, and inputting data, including advanced knowledge of Adobe Acrobat, Excel, and other software applications.
Familiar with statistical concepts, ideally experience with Excel's analysis Tool-Pak or other investment and statistics software.
Experience reformatting data, identifying gaps, and combining multiple data sources into standardized analytical frameworks.
Advanced Excel experience, including data transformation, error-checking procedures, formula design, and pivot/array/scenario tables.
Prefer individuals with an intellectual curiosity for the mechanics of investment analysis.
Familiarity with investment calculations and asset classes.
Familiar with investment fund financial statements, including reconciling fund financial statements to investment performance calculations.
Knowledge of investment performance metrics, including the ability to calculate net cash flow, IRR, TVPI, and time-weighted returns in Excel.
Prefer knowledge of private and public market asset class risk, return, and due diligence processes and frameworks.
The regular hours for this full-time position are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday â“ Friday. Extended Holiday, weekend, and evening work hours may be required. Regular hours may vary due to the needs of the College or division. After an initial period of working in the office during the onboarding period, the Senior Investment Analyst is eligible to work from home up to two days a week.
The annual salary for this role is between $85,000 and $92,000 with a competitive benefits package, including eligibility to participate in an incentive compensation plan. The specific factors that the College will consider when offering a salary to an individual will include, but not be limited to: education, training, relevant prior experience, and performance in prior roles.
This job description defines the essential job duties of this position. The College expects that employees hired for this position can perform the essential functions of this job without imposing risk of substantial harm to the health or safety of themselves or others. It may also include marginal functions, generally defined within Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
The Claremont Colleges, a consortium of five undergraduate liberal arts colleges, two graduate institutions, and Claremont University Consortium, which provides shared institutional support services, is reminiscent of the Oxford-Cambridge model. The undergraduate colleges include Pomona College, Scripps College, Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College, and Pitzer College. The two graduate institutions include Claremont Graduate University and Keck Graduate Institute.