Cambridge Associates is a leading global investment firm. We work with non-profit institutions, pension plans, and private clients to build investment portfolios that help them meet their philanthropic goals, pensioners' obligations, or personal endeavors. Our goal is to meet clients wherever they are in the investment process. We offer a variety of services to complement those needs, from acting as an outsourced investment office to providing access to our world-class digital research platform. Committed to independence since our founding more than 40 years ago, we are motivated only by what is best for our clients.
Our clients trust the experience, leadership, and integrity of our investment professionals. We have a global team of outstanding investment advisors and an extensive research platform to support them. With more than 1,200 employees in ten locations around the globe, we are constantly looking to discover new ideas for our clients' portfolios. This extensive network helps us to identify and access the best global investment opportunities all over the world.
Investment Analysts (IAs) within Cambridge Associates' Global Investment Services (GIS) division provide investment research, analysis, and advice to our clients. In addition to portfolio management and advisory work, the GIS IA based in the Singapore office will also undertake manager research responsibilities covering the alternative credit space in Asia as well as participate in the firm's business development efforts in the region.
While every IA is responsible for arranging his or her schedule and priorities in order to meet deadlines, there is a strong tradition of teamwork and cooperation among the IAs in the team to help manage the workload. The ideal candidate should possess a high degree of competency in both quantitative and qualitative skillsets as he/she is expected to perform in-depth analysis via our internal analytics and modeling tools, concisely describe and relay market conditions, manager performance, and recommendations to clients, as well as contribute actively to the firm's manager research efforts by authoring investment due diligence reports.
Participate in the development and/or periodic review of our clients' investment policy, strategic asset allocation (SAA), and tactical asset allocation (TAA)
Prepare regular portfolio review and recommendation materials for our clients' investment committees and/or other staff
Prepare and draft investment memos related to investment manager subscriptions or redemptions
Perform quantitative analysis related to asset allocation, risk monitoring, and performance attribution
Monitor and analyze a client portfolio's geographical, sector, and/or currency exposures
Liaise with the Client Reporting group in the preparation of clients' performance reports
Answer clients' questions and requests on an ad-hoc basis
Source new ideas and monitor existing strategies by attending and participating in meetings with portfolio managers and other senior investment personnel
Author research comments detailing findings on a manager's strategy after manager meetings
Participate in the authoring of investment due diligence reports
Liaise with the Data Processing group for any manager data request
Serve as a resource to colleagues seeking current information on investment opportunities, including data and analysis, comparisons across fund managers, and the opinion of the research team
Work closely with the Investment Directors in the Singapore office to support business development efforts in the region. This includes liaising with the Global Business Development (GBD) team to coordinate resources and support, responding to RFPs from prospects, and preparing presentation materials for a pitch
Provide regular updates to the GBD team regarding the business development efforts in the Asia region
Other duties as assigned, as earned, and as the group evolves
A demonstrated interest in investments and the capital markets
Familiarity with computer databases and spreadsheets, especially Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
A demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team
Shows good initiative and a curiosity to learn
Strong analytical and communication skills
Excellent organizational skills, keen eye for detail, ability to prioritize and work on multiple projects simultaneously
Bachelor's degree (any major) with a record of high academic achievement
Fresh graduates and individuals with 0-2 years of work experience are welcomed to apply
All applications must include a resume AND a cover letter in a single PDF document for consideration.
Cambridge Associates is an equal opportunity employer. Diversity and inclusion are essential elements of our culture. We are committed to fostering an environment where individual perspectives, backgrounds, and life experiences make the firm a great place to work and result in a more satisfying client experience.