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Investment Analyst

About Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research
Ludwig Cancer Research is an international community of distinguished scientists dedicated to preventing and controlling cancer. American businessman Daniel K. Ludwig began to support cancer research with the establishment of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research in 1971. Today, the scientific efforts endowed through his resources have grown to encompass the Ludwig Institute and the Ludwig Centers at six U.S. institutions, all pursuing breakthroughs to alter the course of cancer.

About LICR Fund
LICR Fund Inc. manages the endowment assets of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research. The Fund's investment goal is to provide for sustainable core spending for the Ludwig Institute while maintaining the purchasing power of the Fund for future generations of scientists. The Fund's orientation is global and broadly diversified, with an investment portfolio incorporating a range of asset classes and strategies designed to achieve its risk-adjusted objectives.

Primary Objectives and Goals
The Investment Analyst position is an integral part of the investment team, providing support for investment and strategy decisions.  The Investment Analyst will work with the Chief Investment Officer and senior investment staff to monitor and research investments across multiple asset classes. The Investment Analyst position provides an excellent opportunity to gain exposure to investments across a range of asset classes, including public equity, hedge funds, private equity, and fixed income.

Responsibilities Include
  • Assist senior investment staff in evaluating investment opportunities.
  • Assist in the preparation of quarterly portfolio and market reviews; evaluate LICR’s existing fund managers; maintain manager exposure and attribution spreadsheets; present findings to investment team.
  • Maintain proprietary research database; collect, classify and organize investment manager and markets data.
  • Monitor and report on portfolio liquidity and cash flow forecasts.
  • Analyze markets and investment trends both domestically and abroad; monitor current market conditions to help assess relative attractiveness of investment opportunities.
  • Attend investment manager meetings; write and maintain meeting notes.
  • Complete special projects as deemed appropriate.
  • Assist in the preparation of presentations to the Investment Committee.
  • Professionally represent LICR at manager meetings, conferences and industry events.

Professional Experience/Background
The ideal candidate is a self-starter and a hard worker who can work independently as well as collaboratively. The candidate should possess intense intellectual curiosity as well as the desire to work on behalf of a mission-based organization. A minimum of a bachelor’s degree along with 1-3 years professional work experience is required. All undergraduate fields of study will be considered.
Competencies should include:
  • Well-developed quantitative and analytical skills.
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite. 
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and presentation skills.
  • Collegial, collaborative mindset.
  • High degree of individual initiative and proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Willingness to travel both domestically and internationally.

Note that this position is in-person in New York City.

How to Apply:
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter explaining their interest and qualifications along with a resume to Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.



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