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Fall 2023 Investment Analyst

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Job Listings : Investment Analyst

Company: Stanford Management Company
Post Date: 10/05/2022
Type: Full Time

Please apply here: Handshake

About Us
Stanford Management Company, located on campus at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, invests Stanford University's endowment funds. The endowment provides critical financial support to current and future generations of students and scholars, supplying over one fifth of the University’s operating budget each year. We aim to preserve the endowment’s purchasing power in perpetuity by achieving high investment returns while taking an appropriate amount of risk. This very long-term view underpins our asset allocation and manager selection across public and private equity, hedge funds, real estate, natural resources, and fixed income.

Who Will You Work With?
We are seeking analysts to join our 21-person investment team. We sit together in an open office, where you will collaborate with senior investment team members and contribute actively to team deliberations. You will also work closely with leading investment managers from around the world. We believe investing is an apprenticeship, and you will receive training and mentorship from the entire team.

What Will You Do?
You will research new investment managers, present in weekly investment team meetings, write investment recommendations, and lead special projects. We will teach you the fundamentals of asset allocation, including mean-variance optimization, and the process of selecting investment managers and underwriting investments. You will learn about a broad variety of investment strategies and asset classes. You will gain financial modeling skills, improve your written communication, and learn due diligence techniques. You will travel up to 20%, typically to major domestic and international financial centers.

We operate as a meritocracy, and we view the analyst position as the beginning of a challenging and rewarding career in investing. If you are successful, we hope you will work at Stanford for many years.

What Do We Look For?
Strong critical thinking
The confidence to ask questions or give opinions based on your observations and analysis
A combination of strong qualitative and quantitative capabilities
Intellectual curiosity combined with a passion for investing
A strong work ethic and careful attention to detail
Outstanding record of academic achievement
Proven ability to work effectively in a non-hierarchical, no ego, meritocratic, and collaborative team setting
We will consider graduates from all majors and courses of study that have completed a bachelor's degree

How to Apply
You should submit your resume, unofficial transcript, Stanford University employment application, and one-page cover letter describing your interest in the position and how you heard about this opportunity via the Handshake website. To be considered, all four documents must be submitted. Applications are due by October 7, 2022.

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Equal Opportunity

Diversity and inclusion are core values at Stanford. As a business unit of the University, SMC follows Stanford’s equal opportunity policy both in our staffing and in our selection of external investment partners. (Read more)

Stanford University does not discriminate on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, military status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law, in connection with any aspect of employment at Stanford.