The University of Southern California (USC) is one of the worldâs leading private research universities. An anchor institution in Los Angeles, a global center for arts, technology and international business, USCâs diverse curricular offerings provide extensive opportunities for interdisciplinary study and collaboration with leading researchers in highly advanced learning environments.
Through the Chief Investment Officer, the Investment Office team is responsible for managing the USCâs Endowment in accordance with the policies set forth by the Investment Committee of the Board of Trustees. Â The Endowment exists to support the academic mission of the University for current and future students. While the management of the Endowment is the primary responsibility of the Investment Office, it is also involved in the management of the universityâs defined benefit pension plan and charitable trust programs.
This position offers the opportunity to be a part of an experienced and thoughtful investment team directly involved in the management of a diverse investment portfolio. The Investment Analyst will be a key member of the Investment Office and will help support senior team members in the evaluation of new investment opportunities. The role is a unique opportunity for early-career investment professionals to gain experience working across asset classes (including hedge funds, global equities, fixed income, private equity, venture capital and real assets) and interacting with some of the worldâs premier investment managers. The position is structured as a two-year program with the possibility of extension. Â
The annual base salary range for this position is $93,671.40 - $110,000.00. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidateâs work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.
Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:
Works closely with the investment team in all aspects of the investment process, including meeting with investment managers and evaluating opportunities both qualitatively and quantitatively.
Assists in monitoring existing managers on an on-going basis through assessing performance and investment reports, and dialogue with investment managers.
Participates in and documents meetings and conference calls with investment managers.
Provides research, analytical, and organizational support for senior members of the team.
Prepares ad hoc research projects in collaboration with members of the investment team.
Ensures deliverables are prepared, reviewed and sent in a timely and accurate basis.
Helps to maintain and update internal databases and analytical tools.
Assists with the preparation of quarterly Investment Committee meeting materials.
Bachelorâs degree or its equivalent required, preferably in accounting, finance, economics, or a quantitative field, plus demonstrated strong academic performance.
One to three years of related work experience required.
Advanced Excel skills; experience with Bloomberg, Style Advisor or Caissa is a plus
Must be detail oriented with strong analytical capabilities and critical thinking skills.
The ability to manage to manage multiple competing priorities, meet deadlines, and work both autonomously and collaboratively within a small close-knit team.
Candidates will demonstrate a strong work ethic and deep intellectual curiosity.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
CFA or CFA candidate preferred
JOB QUALIFICATIONS:Minimum Education:Bachelor's degreeMinimum Experience:0 - 6 monthsMinimum Field of Expertise:Finance, brokerage, investment management and/or accounting experience. Good understanding of the capital markets and investment concepts. Knowledge of financial and investment systems. Demonstrated strong analytical and problem solving stills. Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel and proficiency in Microsoft Work, Outlook and Access. Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills. Requires a self-motivated team player who is customer service oriented.
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations.
As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.