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Type of Role: Investments

Experience Level: Analyst/Associate

Location: Arlington, Virginia

Salary: $80K - $80K

Cambridge Associates has $389 billion in assets under advisement, of which roughly $30 billion is managed for client on a discretionary basis. Cambridge Associates is a privately held investment firm based in the United States. It provides investment portfolio management and advisory services to institutional investors, including foundations and endowments, pensions, private clients, and corporate and government entities.

Investment Operations Associates in the Manager Data Processing Group are responsible for all aspects of investment data management for an assigned set of external investment manager relationships; including coordination with multiple internal teams, data collection, data interpretation and input using Cambridge Associates defined methodologies and best practices, investment manager profile administration, audit and due diligence support, quality control and request management. The position is operations-focused and includes back-office responsibilities to support Cambridge Associates’ multiple services.

What You Will Do:

  • Actively maintain an assigned portfolio of firms by keeping data up to date and accurately recorded in our database
  • Maintain relationships with internal and external investment managers’ by supporting and fulfilling time-sensitive data requests, completing outreach when required
  • Collect and analyze fund offering documents such as financial statements, performance reports, investor letters, commentaries, factsheets, etc. Interpret documents to track information of interest in our database.
  • Maintain data integrity through extensive quality checking procedures including documentation confirmation.
  • Research additional information to classify investment products in alignment with CA’s Standards and Investment Managers’ expectations.
  • Assume ownership and accountability for the production and final delivery of monthly or quarterly fund performance reports using firm datasets and excel utilities.
  • Work with colleagues to maintain balanced firm coverage assignments and responsibilities
  • Engage in dynamic project teams that support the productivity of the entire team.

People Who Enjoy This Job:

  • Can listen, learn, and lead, while taking full ownership of individual scope of work
  • Take pride in having or developing expert financial data domain knowledge
  • Enjoy client service and provide superb professional customer service
  • Care about data quality and able to connect decisions to downstream impact
  • Create & follow processes while maintaining an improvement focused mindset
  • Manage your individual and team responsibilities through relationships and metrics
  • Engage consultatively with clients, investment teams, and peers
  • Prioritize effectively and decisively across a wide range of workflows and deadlines
  • Enjoy working in and learning about data management in the investment industry

What We Offer:

  • 2-week onboarding training program, as well as structured mentorship.  Continuing education opportunities, including employee guided learning opportunities and support for the CFA, CAIA, and other professional designations
  • Team-based work structure, which supports an environment where immediate contributions can be made and ongoing learning is encouraged and fostered through team interactions
  • Exposure to robust data platform expanding across public and private asset classes
  • Opportunity to join peer-led auxiliary teams to strengthen project management and leadership experience
  • Opportunities to join our community service activities and other events, to promote team collaboration and corporate citizenship

What We Expect:

  • Education Required: Bachelor’s degree (any major); minimum GPA of 3.0 preferred
  • Experience Preferred: 1 -3 years related work experience in investment management or finance
  • The ability to operate in a highly productive, customer service-oriented, and team environment
  • A keen eye for detail and ability to manage multiple deadlines
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • An interest in finance and desire to learn more about the operational side of the investments industry
  • Familiarity with public markets data and/or public alternative investments (long-only, long-short, hedge/absolute return, and public credit funds is considered a plus.
  • Eligibility to work in the U.S. without sponsorship or restriction now and in the future

Cambridge Associates has a vaccine mandate in place which requires our employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. We encourage you, if you are eligible, to get the booster.

Come as You Are:

Cambridge Associates is an equal opportunity employer. We positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of age, color, disability, national origin, ancestry, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, veteran status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, perform essential job functions, and receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request any accommodations.