|Investment Analyst, Private Investments|
Company: Align Impact
Location: Los Angeles, New York, CA
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 03/30/2023
Expire Date: 05/30/2023
Job Categories: Financial Services
Investment Analyst, Private Investments|
Please find the job posting here: https://jobs.thegiin.org/job/6280/investment-analyst,-private-investments/
About the Job
The Analyst of Private Investments will work within the Investment Research team to support investment sourcing, due diligence and reporting efforts, primarily for private market funds. We are looking for an entry-level professional with familiarity or direct experience with impact and investment analysis. A key component of this role is conducting deep due diligence on a wide set of opportunities, so a hunger for learning about various impact issues and how to address them with investment capital is paramount.
We are building a team of self-starters and independent specialists who will develop deep expertise in their domain areas and take responsibility for service delivery to a diverse range of impact-focused investors. We are looking for someone who is organized, communicative, intrinsically motivated, and passionate about applying their energy, time and brain power to address real world issues.
This Investment Analyst role is an entry level position with responsibilities including:
Conduct primary and secondary research on impact investment opportunities in private markets, including venture capital, private equity, debt and real asset funds
Engage with fund managers from early stages to late stages of due diligence
Write due diligence reports and prepare presentation materials
Prepare financial and impact reporting for clients’ investments
Source opportunities by attending online and in-person events and maintaining a network
Support due diligence and reporting for other pillars of Align’s Investment Team, such as Public Markets and Direct Investments, on an as needed basis
Conduct market research on impact themes including renewable energy, food & agriculture, racial equity, gender equity, conservation, biodiversity, financial inclusion, and climate justice
Organize and maintain internal databases and improve processes.
We believe the following skills, experience and attributes are necessary for a successful Investment Analyst:
Bachelor’s degree in a related field
1-3 years of professional experience in a related field
Knowledge and familiarity with investment analysis
Demonstrated passion for impact investing
Energized by research and learning about new topics
Ability to work independently in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
Ability to multi-task and take ownership of processes and service delivery
Enthusiasm for taking initiative
Eloquent in both verbal and written communications
Strong analytical and time management skills
Self-reflective, committed to continuous improvement.
Finally, we believe that a successful candidate will embody and strongly believe our core values of:
Equality: We work passionately to serve individuals of great wealth and those that live at the base of the pyramid. We strive for diversity, equity, and inclusion across our staff and for those that ultimately benefit from our services.
Generosity and Humility: This spirit permits us to approach our work with genuine openness and allows us to be active listeners with our clients, colleagues and thought partners.
Excellence: We work hard and smart, hold ourselves to a high professional standard, and pride ourselves on our responsive follow through. Going above-and-beyond is the norm.
Teamwork: We know that we accomplish much more together than we could ever do alone. We trust our teammates, celebrate the wins together, and pick each other up when needed.
Leadership: We each take the initiative and proactively engage in making this a world class organization and catalyzing the impact investing ecosystem.
Company Name: Align Impact
Align Impact is a female-founded, owned, led and majority-staffed, SEC-registered independent advisor and certified B Corporation with $2.3 billion of assets under advisement. We specialize in co-creating and implementing impact investing strategies with individuals, families, foundations, institutions, and advisors. Align Impact envisions a world that works for all of humanity’s 8 billion people and the planet. Impact investing has the power to help realize that vision and is an integral part of the wealth management process. We build diverse investment portfolios that integrate our clients’ values within a disciplined due diligence process and craft strategies that outline their personal impact targets and the resources available to achieve those impacts. With the Impact Strategy as our roadmap, we evaluate and deploy capital to best-in-class investment and philanthropic opportunities over time, and then monitor and report on the progress of implementation while iterating the impact investing strategy accordingly.