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Type of Role: Investments

Experience Level: Analyst/Associate

Location: Austin, Texas

Salary: $105K - $150K

Created in March 1996, The University of Texas/Texas A&M Investment Management Company (UTIMCO) is the first external investment corporation formed by a public university system and oversees investments for The University of Texas and Texas A&M Systems. UTIMCO’s mission is to generate superior long-term investment returns to support The University of Texas and Texas A&M University Systems as they provide world-class teaching, push the boundaries of discovery, and achieve excellence in patient healthcare for the people of Texas and beyond.

Description

UTIMCO’s Real Return group is looking for an Investment Analyst to join its team. The position will be responsible for assisting the Real Return team with analysis and research to help monitor current investments, evaluate potential investment opportunities, and execute on specific projects pertaining to the management of UTIMCO’s private real estate, natural resources, and infrastructure portfolios.

Broad Responsibilities Include:

Portfolio Management and Analysis (~60% of time):

  • Provide quantitative analysis for investment memos, encompassing primary funds, co-investments, and secondaries
  • Assist with and participate in regular reviews of the portfolio, including analysis of the portfolio’s performance, return attribution, exposures, and risk characteristics
  • Prepare standard and ad hoc reports and presentations, ensuring effective communication and transparency to UTIMCO leadership and the Board of Directors

Relationship Management (~20% of time):

  • Assist with relationship coverage to several investment managers, representing the Real Return team
  • Engage in meetings with investment managers as a part of the team
  • Travel with team members to various investment manager meetings, conferences, and asset tours (~10% of working days)
  • Represent UTIMCO in the marketplace with the highest integrity and professionalism

Research and Insights (~20% of time):

  • Assist team members on various projects, including research on property types, sectors, countries, or sub-markets of interest
  • Stay updated on the industries covered by Real Return in addition to global capital markets to help identify trends and events that could affect existing investments or provide new investment opportunities

Communication:

  • Communicate effectively and responsibly with UTIMCO staff and promote a collegial working environment

Requirements:

  • This is a pre-MBA position ideally suited for individuals with strong financial and analytical skills
  • 0-2 years of professional experience in finance or investments
  • Degree in finance, accounting, engineering strongly preferred
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, communication, presentation and organizational skills are essential to success in this role
  • Team player possessing intellectual curiosity, sound judgment, thoughtfulness and attention to detail
  • A collegial, team-oriented, constructive, “can do” attitude
  • Well-versed in MS Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)