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Fall 2024 Investment Analyst

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Who Will You Work With?

We are seeking analysts to join our 22-person investment team. We sit together in an open office, where you will collaborate with senior investment team members and contribute actively to team deliberations. You will also work closely with leading investment managers from around the world. We believe investing is an apprenticeship, and you will receive training and mentorship from the entire team.

What will you do?

You will research new investment managers, present in weekly investment team meetings, write investment recommendations, and lead special projects. We will teach you the fundamentals of asset allocation, including mean-variance optimization, and the process of selecting investment managers and underwriting investments. You will learn about a broad variety of investment strategies and asset classes. You will gain financial modeling skills, improve your written communication, and learn due diligence techniques. You will travel up to 20%, typically to major domestic and international financial centers.

We operate as a meritocracy, and we view the analyst position as the beginning of a challenging and rewarding career in investing. If you are successful, we hope you will work at Stanford for many years.

What Do We Look For?

  • Strong critical thinking
  • The confidence to ask questions or give opinions based on your observations and analysis
  • A combination of strong qualitative and quantitative capabilities
  • Intellectual curiosity combined with a passion for investing
  • A strong work ethic and careful attention to detail
  • Outstanding record of academic achievement
  • Proven ability to work effectively in a non-hierarchical, no ego, meritocratic, and collaborative team setting
  • We will consider graduates from all majors and courses of study that have completed a bachelor's degree

How to Apply

You should submit your resume, unofficial transcript, Stanford University employment application, and one-page cover letter describing your interest in the position and how you heard about this opportunity via the Handshake website. To be considered, all four documents must be submitted. Applications are due by October 6, 2023.

Stanford University provides base pay ranges representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for a position. The pay offered to a selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal equity, geographic location and external market pay for comparable jobs. The expected base pay range for this position is $103,000 to $115,000 per annum.

At Stanford University, base pay represents only one aspect of the comprehensive rewards package. The Cardinal at Work website provides detailed information on Stanford’s extensive range of benefits and rewards offered to employees. Specifics about the rewards package for this position may be discussed during the hiring process.

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Equal Opportunity

Diversity and inclusion are core values at Stanford. As a business unit of the University, SMC follows Stanford’s equal opportunity policy both in our staffing and in our selection of external investment partners. (Read more)

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.