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Analyst, Absolute Return/Fixed Income 2019|
The Foundationís investment team is responsible for managing the Foundationís $6.4 billion investment portfolio. The money is managed in a globally diversified/multi asset class portfolio with the objective of earning a 5% real return annually. This portfolio is the source of funds for the Foundationís grant making activity and other organizational expenses.
The Analyst will be an active participant on the Absolute Return/ Fixed Income team and involved in weekly meetings covering asset allocation decisions, portfolio monitoring, new investments, legal issues, etc., for the entire endowment.
Qualifications & Requirements
The Analyst will assist in many facets of the investment process. Typical responsibilities include:
Evaluation of new and existing investment managers, monitoring the performance of existing investments, and assisting with the preparation of investment memos and presentations
Assist with investment and operational due diligence on prospective managers.
Perform portfolio analytics and monitor performance on absolute return and fixed income /credit investments, both public and private strategies.
Perform initial review of incoming investment opportunities (strategies, sectors, geographies), assist in monitoring of the current portfolio, maintain benchmarking and comparative statistics, prepare and refine a variety of quantitative analysis, as well as assist in various other projects including portfolio reviews and overall market research.
Participate in manager meeting Ė onsite and potential travel
Perform other duties as assigned
This is a two-year term position with the possibility for extension.
The position is based in Chicago, Illinois.
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation supports creative people, effective institutions, and influential networks building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world. MacArthur is placing a few big bets that truly significant progress is possible on some of the worldís most pressing social challenges, including over-incarceration, global climate change, nuclear risk, and significantly increasing financial capital for the social sector. In addition to the MacArthur Fellows Program, the Foundation continues its historic commitments to the role of journalism in a responsible and responsive democracy, as well as the strength and vitality of our headquarters city, Chicago.
MacArthur is one of the nation's largest independent foundations. Organizations supported by the Foundation work in about 50 countries. In addition to Chicago, MacArthur has offices in India, Mexico, and Nigeria.