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University of Virginia Investment Management Company (UVIMCO) provides investment management services to UVA and its associated organizations. We are responsible for evaluating, selecting, and monitoring investment strategies for a $14 billion endowment portfolio. Our portfolio is invested globally across a broad range of asset classes and strategies including public equity, hedge funds, private equity, venture capital, real estate, resources, cryptocurrencies, credit, fixed income, and derivatives. Most of our investments are implemented through long-term partnerships with world-class external fund managers. The Investment Associate position is a unique opportunity to join a team of experienced investment professionals motivated to generate exceptional returns to further the mission of UVA. Additional information about UVIMCO can be found at

Why Join Us
  • Learn from the top investment managers across the globe: Associates regularly engage with exceptional investment managers across asset classes, providing an unparalleled learning opportunity. We scour all corners of the world for investment opportunities, traveling to the markets where our managers are investing to understand the investment opportunity firsthand.
  • Support UVA’s mission: Investment returns drove a $4.8 billion increase in the value of the endowment in fiscal year 2021 which directly supports scholarships, programs, research, and other initiatives to benefit current and future students, faculty, patients, and staff of the University. Associates have an immediate impact on UVIMCO’s work through research and analysis that contribute meaningfully to investment decisions.
  • Strong culture: UVIMCO fosters a collegial, flat, and collaborative work environment. The firm prioritizes employee well-being and maintains a strong work-life balance. Staff is united by a passion for our mission, a love of learning, and a commitment to preserving UVIMCO’s record of excellence.
  • Career advancement opportunities & generous employment benefits: UVIMCO sponsors Associates to complete the CFA designation during their tenure at UVIMCO. Leveraging the experience gained at UVIMCO, past Analysts and Associates have gone on to direct investing roles, top business schools, and received promotions into more senior roles at UVIMCO. UVIMCO offers a competitive base salary, the opportunity to earn a performance-based bonus, employer 401(k) contribution, and excellent benefits in a business casual work setting. The Oakland office is a satellite office to our primary location in Charlottesville, VA.
Position Overview
The Investment Associate – Venture Capital & Growth Equity position is an opportunity to work as an integral member of a small, flat team, interfacing directly with senior management to research and evaluate investment opportunities. This position will report directly to the Managing Director of Venture Capital and Growth Equity, focusing on these private investment strategies for the Long Term Pool.
Responsibilities include:
  • Source and track new opportunities, including co-investments, with external investment managers with a predominant focus on the venture capital and growth equity asset classes 
  • Prepare for and aid in the due diligence of prospective managers and participate in manager meetings
  • Prepare and present investment recommendations alongside senior staff
  • Analyze and monitor existing portfolio holdings, perform regular manager and direct investment reviews, and assist in total portfolio strategic reviews
  • Work as an integral member of the broader investment team to research global investment themes and conduct external manager due diligence across asset classes as needed
  • Train and mentor junior staff members
  • Complete special projects as directed by senior management
Position Requirements
The ideal candidate will embody humility, intellectual honesty, a love of learning, a commitment to continuous improvement, and a passion for investment management. The ideal candidate will also demonstrate a strong appreciation for the endowment model of investing, the active management process, and alternative investment strategies. Affinity for the University of Virginia or education/university endowments is preferred.
  • Passion for venture capital and preferably 2-6 years of related professional work experience
  • Demonstrated interest in investing and global markets with a high level of curiosity
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal) and excellent attention to detail
  • A high level of professionalism and integrity
  • Willingness to travel both domestically and internationally to evaluate investment opportunities and attend industry conferences
  • Outstanding quantitative and qualitative analytical skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Undergraduate degree (degree in finance, economics, math, data/quantitative analysis, or engineering disciplines preferred) and excellent academic credentials
  • CFA certification or working towards a CFA certification a plus



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