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Operational Due Diligence Associate Analyst

The Company:
Albourne is an industry leading investment consultant with offices around the globe. Our firm of 550+ employees provide advisory services to investors, including institutional investors, financial intermediaries and family offices, on over $550 billion of alternative investments across the liquidity spectrum. We specialize in Hedge Funds, Private Equity, Real Assets, Real Estate and Dynamic Beta.

Albourne empowers its clients by providing Portfolio Advice, Research (Investment, Operational and Quantitative due diligence), Analytics (data and tools) and Implementation (middle and back office) services. We are committed to non-discretionary advice, fixed fee pricing and independence. 

Albourne strives to be a sustainable company with three main goals: 1) Aspiring to be a multi-generational firm with broad internal ownership and a Partnership structure; 2) Treating our employees and clients fairly; and 3) Advocating for positive change for its benefit and for the alternative investment industry – best practices have always been a defining part of who we are

The Role:
We are looking for an Operational Due Diligence (ODD) Associate Analyst to join our team in Stamford, CT. Operational due diligence is the risk assessment of operational processes at an investment manager for an overall opinion to help Albourne’s clients make an investment decision. The ODD Associate Analyst assists ODD Analysts in conducting operational due diligence on alternative investment managers.  

  • Review and interpret financial statements, offering documents, and other fund literature. Upon that review and interpretation, produce research deliverables for clients within the scheduled deadline.
  • Liaise with fund service providers to ensure timely receipt of information on the funds.
  • Conduct reference checks with service providers for completion of the relevant reports.
  • Conduct with fellow Due Diligence Analysts onsite interviews with fund managers to discuss operational risks, internal controls and information systems, as well as verifying existence of assets. 
  • Deploy skills and experience to contribute to these meetings and to prepare clear and concise written notes to summarize the findings. 
  • Ensure client deliverables are prepared, reviewed, and delivered on a timely and accurate basis.
  • Active idea contributor to client newsletter and intranet. 
  • Participate in production of white paper research for distribution to clients. 
  • Follow Albourne’s “Best Practices” with respect to operational due diligence.
  • Other ad hoc projects from time to time upon request.
  • Report potential conflicts to compliance and work with compliance to ensure that conflict disclosures appear on research reports.

What we’re looking for:
  • University graduate or equivalent.
  • 2+ years prior experience in areas such as fund operations, fund administration, prime brokerage, audit, legal, compliance, technology & information security is an asset.
  • Proactive self-starter; proficient at time management and multi-tasking
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with exceptional attention to detail
  • Professional demeanour and strong interpersonal skills
  • Systems literacy (excel, word, PPT, Outlook)
  • Ability to travel when required
  • Comply with terms of Albourne Compliance Manuals
  • Regulatory registration (dependent on regional requirements

Benefits & Perks:
  • Comprehensive Compensation and Benefits Package
  • Fully paid Medical and Dental PPO
  • Fully paid Basic Life and AD&D
  • 401k & FSA
  • 30 days paid time off each year including Vacation and Holidays

Job Type: Full-time
Location: Stamford, CT (Hybrid)
Work authorization: Must be eligible to work in the United States

Albourne America LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the company to provide equal opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, gender identity, physical or mental disability, age, medical condition, veteran or marital status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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