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Senior VC Analyst @ Aberdeen Standard Investments in Boston, MA

Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI) manages over $600 billion of assets, making it one of the largest active management firms in the world. Within private markets, ASI offers institutional investors a wide array of capabilities including private equity, venture capital, infrastructure, private credit and real assets. The firm’s scale, breadth of expertise and geographic reach enable it to deliver market-leading private-market solutions globally, with a strong presence in the United States.

We are currently seeking candidates for the role of Global Venture Capital Sr. Analyst to join our Boston-based venture capital team. In this role, the successful candidate will gain access to a multitude of venture capital strategies and investment types, including primary fund investments, secondary investments, and direct equity co-investments. The Global Venture Capital analyst role offers an excellent opportunity for the successful candidate to further develop their knowledge of venture capital and pursue a long term career in the industry.

Core Responsibilities

The main focus of the analyst role is to provide investment and business support to the private equity team by:

  • Screening new investment opportunities
  • Assisting in the due diligence process and preparation of investment recommendation papers for funds and companies that represent attractive investment opportunities
  • Carrying out portfolio data analysis and financial modelling
  • Monitoring of existing investments and portfolios

Core Skills

  • Highly analytical with experience conducting financial analysis, with a strong knowledge of Excel
  • Self-motivated with demonstrated ability to work in a team
  • Strong communication skills (oral and written)
  • Strong accounting and finance skills
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced, changing environment
  • Ability to build and nurture personal relationships with a diverse range of people/personalities at a variety of different levels
  • An undergraduate degree in finance, economics, accounting, or other such relevant discipline
  • Familiarity with investing concepts advantageous
  • Prior involvement with private markets investments a plus
  • 2 to 3 years of post-undergraduate work experience

Talents

  • Teamwork – is supportive of colleagues and is willing to share ideas and listen to others
  • Information gathering – knows where to get relevant information and will make use of all available sources
  • Focus – plans work to achieve outputs within agreed and often strict timescales; schedules daily work and does not rely on others to prioritize activities
  • Communicating & influencing – explains things clearly whether verbally or in writing and can present information in a clear and concise manner
  • Preference for action – takes ownership for work and will see things through; can work under minimal supervision and can use own initiative
  • Responsibility – demonstrates strong work ethic and takes initiative to meet client needs; looks for opportunities to create value for the client
  • Tenacity – copes well with high volumes of work and thrives in a fast paced work environment
  • Networking – builds a range of contacts internally and uses their knowledge to gain business advantage

If interested, please apply here.

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Written by sandeepashah

April 30, 2020 at 7:27 am

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