Job Description The University seeks to hire a thoughtful and bright Investment Analyst to join its collegial Investment Office. As an Investment Analyst, the candidate will be responsible for analyzing investment performance and portfolio positioning, assisting with due diligence of prospective and existing managers, preparing investment recommendations and presentations for the Investment Team and Investment Committee, and participating in asset allocation and investment manager discussions. The Investment Analyst will have the opportunity to gain broad exposure across all asset classes and develop investment expertise in an intellectually demanding environment. The position will require close collaboration with all members of the Investment Office and will report directly to the Chief Investment Officer. The Investment Analyst will assist in enhancing and maintaining the Investment Offices models and analytical tools used to monitor portfolio performance, exposures, cash flow and liquidity. Other duties include assisting in portfolio operations, administration and performance reporting, as well as in the maintenance of a database of key information for current and existing managers and a comments-sharing database for relevant manager updates. Additional responsibilities and special projects will be assigned as needed.
High ethical standards and personal integrity
Intellectually curious and inquisitive
Familiarity with financial markets, investment portfolio strategy and endowment management
Mastery of Excel and PowerPoint; familiarity with FactSet
Ability to gather, organize and analyze data using complex MS Excel formulas
Highly organized and able to multi-task
Ability to work independently and collaboratively to produce highly accurate work product
Strong analytical, writing, and presentation skills, as well as the ability to concisely articulate oneself
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to interact with investment managers and investment committees
Minimum 5 years of experience required
Preference for 2-4 years of investment-related work experience
Preference for endowment, investment management, investment banking, or consulting experience, but not required
Bachelor's degree with demonstrated strong academic performance required; preference for Finance, Economics or quantitative field and/or its equivalent, but not required
We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, natural or protective hairstyle, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
Job Location: BOSTON, Massachusetts, United States Position Type: Full-Time/Regular Salary Grade: Grade 49
Boston University is no small operation. With over 33,000 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 140 countries, 10,000 faculty and staff, 16 schools and colleges, and 250 fields of study, our two campuses are always humming.