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Research Analyst (Private Markets)

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Company Industry: Financial services

Opportunity: The Mom Project is helping to source candidates for the above client who is looking for a Research Analyst (Private Markets)

Commitment Level: 40 hours per week, 20% remote, 10% travel


Our client, a nationwide investment consulting firm, seeks a passionate, results driven and
humble Research Analyst to join their Global Private Markets team. This associate will collaborate with other dynamic and bright research professionals in exploring and evaluating private market managers (Equity, Credit, Real Estate and Real Assets).


The Mom Project is excited to partner with our client on this role because it offers a flexible work schedule and great perks! (Scroll down for full list of perks)


Functions & Responsibilities:
• Proactively source new investment opportunities across all private asset classes
• Attend and lead current and prospective manager meetings
• Lead the underwriting process across private markets funds including both qualitative and quantitative analysis and the preparation
and review of Investment Committee materials
• Conduct deep dive analysis on underlying portfolio investments
• Analyze and monitor existing investments
• Educate Consultants and clients on the private markets industry and specific fund opportunities
• Assist the Research team with ad-hoc projects and requests, including funds and direct investments
• Lead strategic/thematic investment research
• Create internal research papers and memos


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
• Bachelor’s degree with a preferred concentration in Investing, Finance or Economics – required
• An MBA, CFA or CPA - a plus
• 3 years’ relevant professional experience
• Experience in private markets and deep industry relationships - a plus
• Proficient in Microsoft Office Outlook, Word and Excel - required
• Superior analytical skills
• Able to grasp new software quickly
• Confident in group settings with professional presentation skills
• Flexible when priorities shift and able to work autonomously
• Must be resourceful, reliable and dependable
• Sound judgement and problem solving skills
• Innovative, curious and enthusiastic
• Comfortable sharing new ideas and collaborating with others
• Detail oriented with a high level of accuracy, organization and time management
• Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential
• Networker and relationship builder
• Thoughtfully driven, accountable and able to check your ego


Travel Requirements:
• 10-15% travel may be required with more over time


The Perks:
• The company culture offers flexible schedule option after ramp-up period!
• Summer hours on Fridays and 6 summer half days on Fridays
• Medical, dental, vision, HSA and FSA
• $100K company paid life insurance, plus the option of additional employee paid coverage and dependent coverage
• Leave of Absence policy, STD and LTD
• Dependent care benefits
• 401K that matches 50% on every dollar up to 6%
• Commuter benefit program
• Wellness reimbursement of up to $600 per year for wellness expenses, memberships and services
• Nursing Mother’s Room in their office
• Fresh fruit on Monday’s, cereal all week and a sparkling water machine
• Jeans on Fridays
• Free onsite gym
• Free Ellevate membership for women
• Great location to Metra, river and CTA
• Fun events hosted by the building; dog yoga, happy hour, nutrition lunch and learns, donut day, etc.
• Company culture club: happy hours, volunteer events and recognition  
• 9 paid holidays and 7 paid half days
• A paid day off for your birthday
• Time off to volunteer

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: 
• Bachelor’s degree with a preferred concentration in Investing, Finance or Economics – required 
• An MBA, CFA or CPA - a plus 
• 3 years’ relevant professional experience 
• Experience in private markets and deep industry relationships - a plus 
• Proficient in Microsoft Office Outlook, Word and Excel - required 
• Superior analytical skills 
• Able to grasp new software quickly 
• Confident in group settings with professional presentation skills 
• Flexible when priorities shift and able to work autonomously 
• Must be resourceful, reliable and dependable 
• Sound judgement and problem solving skills 
• Innovative, curious and enthusiastic 
• Comfortable sharing new ideas and collaborating with others 
• Detail oriented with a high level of accuracy, organization and time management 
• Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential 
• Networker and relationship builder 
• Thoughtfully driven, accountable and able to check your ego

Skills required

Corporate Finance
Financial Accounting
Financial Statement Analysis
Investments
Management Accounting
Treasury
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