A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline your skills and experience that directly relate to this position. Transcripts and references are also required.
The University of Michigan Investment Office is looking for an intellectually curious and collaborative person with a desire to succeed to become a member of its accomplished investment team for a two-year tenure as an Investment Analyst.
Prepare investment reports on performance, asset allocation, and risk characteristics of portfolios
Conduct investment research as directed
Assist the team with manager due diligence, including initial screening of investment managers; participating in meetings with the managers; quantitative performance analysis and qualitative due diligence; and participating in internal discussions that lead to an investment recommendation
Provide support for monitoring managers, performance analysis, staffing, and compliance with guidelines
Liaison with consultants and custodian bank staff, as needed
Support coordinated work between the investment and operations teams
Identify and resolve standard investment accounting, performance measurement, and compliance issues
Initiate fund transfers and monitor fund additions, withdrawals, and distributions, as directed
Some travel may be required
Bachelor's degree; an understanding of and interest in investing; strong quantitative, written, and verbal skills; a proven ability to create and use complex financial models, including spreadsheets; a demonstrated attention to detail and a collaborative work style. An analytical skills test (up to 2 hours allowed) will be required as part of the interview process.
Exposure to investment analysis
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
A great university is made so by its faculty and staff, and Michigan is recognized as one of the best universities to work for in the country. The Michigan culture is known for engaging faculty and staff in all facets of the university to create a workplace that is vibrant and stimulating.For two consecutive years, the Chronicle of Higher Education has placed U-M in its "Great Colleges to Work For" survey. In particular, the university earns high marks for strong relations between faculty and administrators, a collaborative system of governance, strong pay and benefits, and a healthy work/life balance.