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The Office of the Chief Investment Officer of the Regents of the University of California (UC Investments) manages $168 billion of endowment, retirement, and working capital assets under the policies, guidelines, and performance benchmarks established by the UC Board of Regents. Our mission and our fiduciary duty compel us to always act in the best interests of the University of California and to uphold an agile and creative culture of respect and collaboration. The 10 foundational pillars of The UC Investments Way, which are outlined on our website and in our annual reports, underpin all that we do in service of the university and its stakeholders. We are long-term investors and, as such, each of us is a risk manager mindful of helping to ensure the continued vibrancy of our public research university system. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are among the core values of the University of California and its investments division. Our broad and inclusive recruitment efforts center on finding the best person for the position.
The UC Investments Private Equity Team manages a $12 billion portfolio that is expected to grow significantly over the coming years. The Investment Associate will be responsible for supporting the Managing Director and Private Equity team in the execution of primary fund commitments and co-investments on a global basis. The role emphasizes quantitative analysis of investment opportunities, portfolio analytics and monitoring, and industry research.
UC Investments is a small team that believes strongly in collaboration. In addition to supporting the Private Equity team, the Investment Associate will collaborate with colleagues across our private and public markets teams.
Investment Research - Primary Funds: - Screen, monitor, and assist in the selection of investment managers through fund and asset class research, manager meetings, and portfolio analysis - Support, track, and monitor all phases of the investment process and investment performance - Conduct asset class research and assist with the development of investment themes
Investment Research - Co-investments: - Participate actively in due diligence work streams on prospective investments (e.g. financial, commercial, tax and legal due diligence) - Build and review financial models to assess co-investment opportunities; develop base case and downside case return scenarios and estimate return sensitivities - Draft internal investment recommendation documents - Monitor and support portfolio investments throughout our investment period
Portfolio Monitoring: - Perform quantitative and qualitative reviews of the investment portfolio on a quarterly basis - Analyze performance attribution and performance benchmarking - Create presentation and reporting materials for internal and external stakeholders
Ad-hoc assignments to support the Managing Director and Investment Director on an as-needed basis
Minimum of 2 years of work experience in financial services, preferably with leading firms in private equity, M&A, leverage finance, accounting or investment consulting
Understanding of and/or demonstrated interest in the private equity and venture capital industry
Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills with an attention to detail
Strong financial modeling skills and fluency in understanding financial statements and LBO models
Bachelor's degree in related area
Advanced degree preferred but not required
CFA, CAIA, or similar preferred
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, work for this position is performed remotely. The selected candidate may be required to report to work onsite in Oakland, CA when onsite operations resume.
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