Investment Analyst at The Nature Conservancy

Posted in Accounting 14 days ago.

Type: Full Time
Location: Conshohocken, Pennsylvania





Job Description:

OFFICE LOCATION
Arlington, Virginia, USAThis is a hybrid role that requires 2-3 days in-office presence at the Arlington, VA office. There are 2 openings for this role and we anticipate this cohort beginning approximately in September 2023. #LI-Remote#PDN
WHO WE ARE
The mission of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is to conserve the lands and waters upon which all life depends. As a science-based organization, we develop innovative, on-the-ground solutions to the world's toughest environmental challenges so that people and nature can thrive. Our work is guided by our values, which include a commitment to diversity and respect for people, communities, and cultures. From a rewarding mission to career development and flexible schedules, there are many reasons to love life #insideTNC. Want to know more? Check out our TNC Talent playlist on YouTube to hear stories from staff or visit Glassdoor.One of TNC's primary goals is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that employees around the globe have a sense of belonging and feel that their unique contributions are valued. We know we'll only achieve our mission by hiring and engaging a diverse staff that reflects the communities in which we work. Recognizing that people bring talent and skills that have been developed outside the scope of a job, we take a holistic approach to recruitment that considers life experience in addition to the professional requirements listed in our postings. Please apply - we'd love to hear from you. To quote a popular saying at TNC, "you'll join for the mission, and you'll stay for the people."
WHAT WE CAN ACHIEVE TOGETHER
The Investment Analyst role is a three-year program. After three years in the program, analysts have numerous career avenues including graduate business school, continuing their careers in asset management, or transitioning to buy-side investment firms, including hedge funds and private equity firms. The Investment Analyst is a member of TNC's Office of Investments team. The Office of Investments team mission is to support the funding of TNC's global conservation priorities by increasing the organization's purchasing power through prudent and sustainable investment management. The Office of Investments team, under the leadership of TNC's Chief Investment Officer, works on all aspects of the management and monitoring of the endowment and other long-term pools of capital in excess of $4B. The Nature Conservancy's investment assets are used to support TNC's global operations and most pressing conservation projects.The Investment Analyst will work with other members of the Office of Investments to assist in the screening, evaluation, and due diligence of potential investment opportunities as well as the monitoring of the Endowment's multi-billion-dollar portfolio of external investment managers. Duties will include analysing investment managers' philosophies, processes, and performance. The position provides the opportunity to gain in-depth exposure to public and private investment strategies and institutional portfolio management. In addition, the Investment Analyst will support and perform various operational responsibilities with oversight from the Director of Investment Administration and Investment Operations Manager. The Investment Analyst will report directly to the Chief of Staff, Office of Investments. RESPONSIBILITIES & SCOPE Contribute to asset allocation, manager selection, and portfolio monitoring. Participate in sourcing new managers by performing database screens, reviewing materials from prospective managers, and interfacing with market intermediaries. Assist with investment due diligence by participating in calls and meetings and performing qualitative and quantitative research on managers. Prepare materials for meetings with current and prospective managers. Assist in preparation of investment recommendations for presentation to the Investment Committee. Review managers investment reports and letters and proactively monitor markets for potential portfolio or manager implications. Gather attribution characteristics and perform analytics for assigned asset classes and/or portfolios. Record cash flow transactions including capital calls, distributions, management fee and other cash flow activities. Monitor incoming communications from external managers in the central investment inbox and initiate proper workflows to process action items. Collaborate with operations team on database and reporting projects. Partner with senior team members, including the Chief Investment Officer, on ad hoc projects. Evaluate alignment of portfolio with TNC's organizational mission, including the analysis of ESG and Impact investments. Attend relevant annual meetings and/or industry conferences as needed. Travel as needed.
WE'RE LOOKING FOR YOU
Are you looking for work you can believe in? At TNC we strive to embody a philosophy of Work that You Can Believe in where you can feel like you are making a difference every day. We're looking for someone who is excited to work with a diverse, multi-disciplinary, fast-paced team. The ideal candidate should have exceptional communication and collaboration skills and exposure to investment management and financial principles. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the ongoing mission of conservation by working with The Nature Conservancy's Office of Investments!
WHAT YOU'LL BRING
Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or related field and 3 years' related experience or equivalent combination. Exposure to investment principles, investment strategies, and financial modeling. Experience being a self-starter with the ability to work independently and as part of a collaborative team. Experience being detail-orientated and dedicated to high-quality work product. Experience with writing and verbal communication skills. Experience in problem-solving, analytical, and quantitative skills. Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS Up to 3 years' professional experience, preferably in a banking, institutional investing, or analytical finance role. Affinity for The Nature's Conservancy's mission in supporting global land and water conservation efforts. Experience in manipulating, analyzing, and interpreting data. Multi-lingual skills and/or multi-cultural experience appreciated. Progress towards CFA charter or willingness to pursue CFA charter a positive. Ability to manipulate, analyze and interpret data. Advanced expertise in Microsoft Excel. Strong organizational skills. Accuracy, attention to detail and the ability to multi-task.
WHAT WE BRING
Since 1951, TNC has been doing work you can believe in. Through grassroots action, we have grown from a small non-profit into one of the most effective and wide-reaching environmental organizations in the world. Thanks to more than 1 million members, over 400 scientists, and the dedicated efforts of our diverse staff and partners, we impact conservation around the world! TNC offers a competitive, comprehensive benefits package including health care benefits, flexible spending accounts, a 401(k) plan with an 8% employer match, parental leave, accrued paid time off, life insurance, disability coverage, employee assistance program, other life and work well-being benefits. Learn more about our benefits on our Culture Tab on nature.org/careers.We're proud to offer a flexible work environment that supports of the health and well-being of the people we employ.
APPLY NOW
To apply for job ID 53448, submit your materials online by using the Apply Now button at https://careers.nature.org/. Need help applying? Visit our recruitment page or contact applyhelp@tnc.org.The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.The successful applicant must meet the requirements of The Nature Conservancy's background screening process.Do you have military experience? Visit our U.S. Military Skills Translator to match your military experience with our current job openings!TNC is committed to offering accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application process. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please send a note to applyhelp@tnc.org with Request for Accommodation in the subject line.An attractive salary and benefits package is part of TNC's value proposition to our employees. TNC strives to provide competitive pay and bases salaries on the geographic location of the role committing to being equitable across groups and providing hiring salary ranges when possible. Since we support flexible and remote work for our employees, many positions have a flexible location within countries where we're registered as a Non-government Organization and established as an employer. This may mean we're unable to provide a hiring salary range in the posting for some of our positions. However, candidates invited to be part of our interview process will be provided their location specific range upon request.
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