VC Analyst @ The Rockefeller Foundation in New York City, NY

The Rockefeller Foundation is among the most respected and deep-rooted of American philanthropies – and yet we have retained our fleet-footedness, as seen by the Foundation’s swift response to the COVID-19 crisis. The Foundation is focused on four core commitments: to end energy poverty, achieve health for all, nourish the world, and expand economic opportunity. We are pursuing these goals through innovative partnerships and through impact investments that find new ways to leverage private capital for social good. All told, the Foundation has given more than $17 billion in current dollars to support thousands of organizations and individuals worldwide. Join a dynamic Investments Office and play a key role in making an impact.

The Investment Analyst position is responsible for (i) assisting in identifying, selecting and monitoring external investment managers for the Foundation’s endowment portfolio, (ii) analyzing performance, and (iii) contributing to all other aspects of endowment management. The Investment Analyst will report to the Managing Director/Director in the Investments Office and will have an opportunity to cover all of the developed/emerging market equity, fixed income, hedge fund, private equity, real estate and resources portfolios. 

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work closely with portfolio managers and the full investment team to support all aspects of the investment due diligence process, including (i) participating in and documenting meetings with current and prospective managers and (ii) assisting in the qualitative and quantitative evaluation of investments;
  • Conduct ongoing analysis of individual managers, asset classes and the overall portfolio using quantitative methods and third-party resources (e.g., Bloomberg and FactSet);
  • Assist in the development of investment strategy papers/presentations and manager recommendations for the CIO and Investment Committee;
  • Perform macroeconomic research and complete other special projects as required;
  • Drive process and quality improvements for data analysis and management;
  • Represent The Rockefeller Foundation at fund managers’ annual meetings and industry conferences;
  • In time, form independent views on investments, managers and asset allocation; and
  • Work toward obtaining the CFA designation.

Education, Experience and Skills

  • B.A. or B.S. demonstrating strong academic performance. Significant coursework in finance and/or economics preferred;
  • At least two (2) years of work experience at top firms in related fields;
  • Knowledge of finance and investing with proven analytical, modeling and MS Office skills; and
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills.

Qualifications and Competencies

  • You have a strong understanding of finance and investing, and you’re interested in applying your knowledge at a mission-driven organization;
  • You’re dedicated to producing work of the highest quality and steadfastly drive for results;
  • You learn quickly but are always eager to learn more;
  • You thrive in a collaborative environment. You exhibit strong interpersonal skills, leverage others’ functional and substantive expertise, and are willing to perform a wide range of tasks;
  • You’re a clear and effective communicator, both verbally and in writing. You actively listen and have the confidence to share your own thoughts and actionable insights;
  • You have strong analytical and quantitative skills, and can think critically to interpret results;
  • You’re a self-starter who can be resourceful and work independently when necessary;
  • You’re detail-oriented and organized. You can anticipate others’ needs, multi-task and prioritize competing deadlines;
  • You maintain a commercial and professional demeanor; and
  • You exhibit accountability, humility and integrity.

If interested, please apply here.

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