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Investment Analyst

MIT Investment Management Co.
Published
January 23, 2023
Location
1 Broadway, 9th Floor, Suite 200, Cambridge, MA 02142, Cambridge, MA
Category
Job Type
City
Cambridge
State
  • Massachusetts

Description

The Investment Analyst role at the MIT Investment Management Company ("MITIMCo") is a two-year fixed-term position open to graduating college seniors and other candidates with less than two years of post-graduate work experience. Analysts will work closely with our investment team, the Global Investment Staff (“GIS”), to source, evaluate, and allocate capital to a diverse array of opportunities around the world. We invest primarily in partnership with external investment managers, which means our role extends to evaluating both the people who run these firms, as well as the companies and other assets they own. 

Why might you want to join our team?

  • You will have broad exposure to different investment styles and assets. We have a generalist staffing model with no asset class silos which means you will have exposure to investments across a variety of approaches and geographies. We have partners on 6 different continents (none in Antarctica… yet!) and invest in strategies ranging from seed stage venture capital to distressed debt. You will attend manager meetings, travel, participate in investment committee discussions, and help us evaluate new opportunities.
  • You will build a strong foundation in investing and business analysis. We strive to maintain a culture of excellence and continuous improvement. You will learn due diligence techniques, how to build financial models, and the fundamentals of portfolio management. Projects could include things like researching a public stock portfolio or assessing a dozen startups in a venture fund. We believe in learning through training and mentoring, and Analysts will work directly with the senior investment staff, including our president.
  • You will learn from some of the world’s best investors and entrepreneurs. We have the great privilege of partnering with many of the best investors globally. Some lead well-established prestigious firms, while others are scrappy emerging funds. You will get to spend time with our partners and have the chance to learn from their expertise. From time to time, you will evaluate opportunities for us to invest directly in companies by meeting with startup founders and experienced CEOs, as well as visiting assets that can range from a construction site in Australia to a drone factory in California to a gaming studio.
  • You will be supporting a great non-profit cause. We draw both pride and purpose from supporting MIT’s mission. Investment gains generated by the endowment further MIT’s ability to make positive change globally. Our returns directly contribute to groundbreaking research on everything from immunology to nuclear fusion, as well as supporting one of the most generous financial aid programs in higher education.
  • You will have fun. We take investing very seriously, but we don’t take ourselves too seriously. Our culture is open and team-oriented. Our office is relaxed and casual. We also all have lives outside work, and we recognize that you’ll have one too.
  • We will support successful Analysts in their future career endeavors. In addition to mentorship and learning opportunities, we will support successful Analysts in pursuing their future professional and educational goals, whether that’s business or law school, a direct investing role at a hedge fund, or an operational position at a tech company. Our work is broad, and the skills you develop on our team are applicable to many industries.

What are the prerequisites for the job?

This role is open to candidates with less than two years of full-time, post-graduate work experience. It is an ideal position for graduating college seniors. There are no area-of-study requirements; our team has included philosophy and biology majors, and even a former professional musician. We believe exceptionality comes in many forms and employ an apprenticeship model. If you love learning, are curious about investing, and want to contribute to an important cause, we encourage you to apply.

How do you apply?

Apply through MIT’s online job bank via this link.

To ensure consideration, your application should include your resume (with GPA and relevant test scores), cover letter, and a succinct response to one of the following questions: 

  1. How have you pursued learning opportunities outside of your normal job or school requirements?
  2. Describe an achievement you are proud of and explain why. How did you reach your goal?
  3. Describe a time when you changed your mind about something important to you. What prompted the change?
  4. Who do you consider your most impactful mentor? What do you admire about them?

*Please note that MIT does not provide visa sponsorship for technical, administrative, or library full-time or part-time regular positions. Additionally, MIT does not provide visa sponsorship to recent graduates and practicing professionals for internship training, practical experience, or other non-teaching, non-research affiliations.

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