We are an Ivy League endowment and a leading institutional investor. We invest broadly across a dozen asset classes including traditional asset classes (US & international equities, fixed income) and alternative asset classes (hedge funds, venture capital, real estate).
The Investment Office helps support the University's mission of being a top research university that provides accessibility to students. The Chief Investment Officer is responsible for the day-to-day oversight of the Investment Office, and is supported by a dedicated team of investment professionals. The Investment Office is responsible for implementing policies established by the University Board of Trustees and its Investment Committee.
Cornell University's Office of University Investments (OUI) seeks qualified Investment Analysts. Working under the direction of the Senior Investment Team, the position provides investment support related to the identification, selection, due diligence, and monitoring of investments within the University's $6+ billion long term investment portfolio. A keen interest in investments and a willingness to learn about investment strategies and concepts are necessary. The job requires qualitative and interpersonal skills necessary to interact effectively with external managers, the campus community, and the University's Investment Committee. This is a three-year term position.
Responsibilities are varied and will evolve during the course of the position. Typical responsibilities include the following:
Compiling and analyzing data to be used to support investment decisions;
Designing and presenting reports (including investment recommendations, regular committee reports, and asset allocation research);
Aiding the Investment Office in automating/building/updating its quantitative (performance, risk, etc.) systems;
Together with senior staff, assisting in management of one or more asset classes in the investment portfolio, including thorough documentation of interactions with current and prospective managers;
Participation in special projects as assigned.
Position is located in our New York City office.
Background check will be required.
Although the typical start date for the Investment Analyst position would be the summer 2018, an early spring 2018 hire date is open for consideration by the Investment Office.
This is a 3 year term position.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent is required;
6 months experience (relevant internships count towards this) or combination of education and experience is desirable;
Significant coursework in one or more of the following fields (even if not a major) is highly valued: statistics, mathematics, computer science, operations research, science, and/or information systems (evidenced via a transcript or other documentation).
The ideal candidate(s) must:
Exhibit a keen interest in learning about investment theory and practice, and working in financial markets;
Be capable of developing and mapping quantitative techniques and skills into relevant investment and financial analysis with a view to support the evaluation of investment strategies/managers;
Be willing to undertake the CFA program upon joining (see www.cfainstitute.org for background on the CFA® credential);
Represent the University in a professional manner and have enthusiasm for supporting the mission of higher education;
Have strong written and oral communication skills;
Have a positive attitude and gain and maintain credibility with the campus community and investment managers;
Be willing to travel, at times extensively, on average 15% of time;
Programming skills, including one or more of the following: R, VBA, SQL, SAS, Tableau, C#
Proficiency in spreadsheet software and mathematics/quantitative technique is desirable;
Knowledge of financial and investment terminology, economics, and an understanding of the current investment environment is desirable.
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No relocation assistance is provided for this position.
No Visa sponsorship is provided for this position.
US Nationals and applicants with a current Visa status who do not require sponsorship will be considered for this opportunity.
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