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The Investment Analyst is a key member of the Foundation's Investments Office and reports to the Chief Investment Officer and the Director of Social Investments. The Analyst is involved in all aspects of the traditional, alternative, and social investment portfolios. The Investment Analyst is responsible for portfolio analysis of current and potential investment fund managers, financial modeling, and overall portfolio monitoring, risk assessment and reporting.
Chief Investment Officer & Director/Social Investments.
Duties and Responsibilities (Social Investments):
1. Conduct and/or assist with analysis and structuring of social investments (SI) to support the Foundation's mission and grant program initiatives.
· Help foundation staff identify potential investments including loans & loan guarantees and equity investments.
· Conduct early stage reviews of Program Related Investment proposals.
· Participate in the due diligence process and help formulate investment recommendations.
o Participate in due diligence site visits.
o Review organizational materials, business plans, investment proposals.
o Conduct financial analysis.
o Assess key investment risks.
o Recommend investment structures.
o Research related programs and organizations.
· Assist in drawing up closing documentation, including loan/investment agreements, reporting requirements.
2. Administer Mission-Related Deposit program.
· Analyze deposit requests and supporting documentation.
· Monitor financial and programmatic performance.
· Manage existing accounts, including tracking maturities.
3. Monitor Social Investment portfolio.
· Review incoming reports, including financial statements, covenant compliance worksheets, and programmatic key indicators. Follow up on issues of concern.
· Coordinate monthly social investment dashboard.
· Participate in risk assessment/rating of and loss reserving for portfolio investments.
4. Develop and maintain relationships with program staff, investee organizations, co-investors, and other key partners.
5. Maintain documentation and communication materials for the social investments portfolio.
6. Participate in education and field-building activities.
Duties and Responsibilities (Traditional and Alternative Investments):
7. Participate with Chief Investment Officer and investment team in development of portfolio strategy and tactics, model alternative investment scenarios and work on special projects.
8. Perform quantitative analysis on the consolidated portfolio, and individual managers; prepare periodic reports, including analysis of performance, portfolio characteristics, benchmarks, and compliance.
9. Assist Directors with new investment initiatives in traditional, alternative or social investment portfolios. Specific duties may include:
· Conduct initial assessments of investment viability.
· Participate in site visits.
· Review organizational materials and legal documents.
· Participate in due diligence including site visits, organizational and risk assessment, and evaluation of investment approach and performance.
General Duties and Responsibilities:
10. Remain current on investment practices, emerging trends, vehicle structures, and new managers through research, conferences, and meetings.
11. Participate in the development of reports, presentations, and investment recommendations for the Foundation's Trustees.
The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education & Experience
1. A graduate degree in business, finance or related discipline.
2. Two or more years of investment experience, including performing financial analysis and preparing financial projections.
3. Working knowledge of and experience in at least one of the Foundation's program areas of interest in which social investments are made: community & economic development, education and initiatives promoting family economic self-sufficiency.
Desirable Skills & Abilities:
§ Demonstrated knowledge of community development finance, investment assets and markets.
§ Proven problem solving abilities, project management, conceptual and analytical skills, and attention to detail.
§ Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize responsibilities.
§ Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
§ Proven ability to collaborate effectively and work as part of a larger team.
§ Advanced proficiency with Excel and Word.
§ Ability to take responsibility for day-to-day work activities and projects with very little direction.
This is an exempt position. Starting salary is commensurate with experience and earnings history. An attractive comprehensive benefits package will be provided as well.
Please apply online at www.aecf.org/careers.aspx<http://www.aecf.org/careers.aspx>.
The Annie E. Casey Foundation
701 St. Paul Street
Baltimore, MD 21202