Why join the Rice Management Company (RMC), the steward of the multi-billion dollar endowment for Rice University? What we do makes an enormous impact as the endowment supports over 40% of the University's operating budget. Our experienced and entrepreneurial team of 40 investment and operations professionals has generated top decile returns over the past decade. We have an opening for an eager young professional with a strong work ethic, a facility to think quantitatively and qualitatively, and a desire to contribute to a collegial culture. If you are looking to learn from a senior team, contribute to the investment decision-making process, explore creative opportunities, and build a world class network while making a difference to a top university, we encourage you to reach out for a conversation.
The investment associate is actively involved in all aspects of investment and manager research for the Rice endowment. The investment associate reports to the investment manager and routinely interacts with senior and executive leadership. This generalist role enables a broad exposure across asset classes including public equities, private equity, venture capital, hedge funds, and real assets.
The ideal candidate has 2-4 years of related experience, as well as a self-driven work ethic, attention to detail, quantitative and analytic skills, a team orientation, outstanding communication skills, and a strong interest in supporting the work of a university endowment.
Assists in the monitoring of existing managers of the public and private investments portfolios
Gathers data for reports and prepare reports for the routine review of asset class level performance
Provides support to team and assists in the screening and due diligence process for new managers
Assists with the documentation of manager due diligence process
Assists with the development of and maintenance of asset class models and databases
Participates in investment research projects from asset allocation to security level review
Assists in the preparation of materials for quarterly board meetings
Provides applicable administrative support to the investment team which includes scanning, filing, meeting preparation, copying documents, creating PowerPoint presentations, and other tasks
Performs other duties as assigned
2 years of related experience as an analyst at a consulting firm, investment bank, or investment firm
Proficiency in MS Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
Fundamental understanding of investment principles and financial metrics
Strong technical/quantitative skills with demonstrated ability to execute complex financial analysis
Excellent written and verbal communication skills; the ability to communicate effectively with senior management and investment professionals
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, and on a collaborative basis as part of a team
Accuracy, attention to detail, ability to multi-task, and organizational skills
Self-motivated with a passion for learning and the desire to learn about investments
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