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Michigan State University is seeking an Investment Analyst to perform a critical role that supports the management of its endowment assets. The position reports directly to the Chief Investment Officer and is part of a collaborative team that consists of investment and operations professionals, and student interns.

RESPONSIBILITIES
• Assist investment team with due diligence and preparation of investment recommendation for prospective investments
• Analyze and monitor existing investments (e.g. performance, portfolio positioning / exposure, compliance, cash flow and liquidity)
• Create and maintain financial models
• Maintain a database for prospective and existing investment managers
• Assist in preparation of board materials and other recurring reports
• Build relationships with investment managers and external service providers e.g. investment consultants, database vendor
• Assist in operations, administration and reporting functions
• Perform special projects as needed

REQUIREMENTS/CORE COMPETENCY
Education/Experience:
• Pre-MBA. Bachelor's degree, in Finance, Engineering, Economics degree preferred, with demonstrated strong academic performance
• 0 - 2 years of investment-related work experience
• Plan to pursue or currently pursuing CFA, CAIA

Core Competency Requirements:
• Working knowledge of capital markets, economics, investment mgmt.
• Ability to comprehend and extract key financial data from a variety of financial reporting documents and formats
• Familiarity with Bloomberg
• Proficiency with Excel, PowerPoint, Word required; proficiency with Access or other database tools a plus
• Strong analytical, written and verbal communication skills
• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to interact professionally with both internal and external constituents
• Ability to work independently and collaboratively to produce high quality and accurate products

JOB DESCRIPTION 
• Ability to think critically, creatively, and independently
• Ability to multi-task and perform under pressure
• Strong organizational skills
• Absolute integrity and discretion essential

Supervisory Responsibility: NA
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Office Location: East Lansing, MI
Travel: Nominal travel time required.
Required Application Materials: Please provide CV, three letters of reference, and include the position ID in the subject if application is submitted via email.

Employees

Philip Zecher

Investor

United States

Manager

Manager

Allen Huang

Investor

Investor | Endowment

Nancy Carter

Investor | Endowment

United States