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Investment Team – Summer Analyst
As a summer intern, you will work on dedicated projects and gain meaningful exposure to finance and long‐term investment. You will present in weekly investment team meetings, interact with investment managers, and help monitor existing investments. We will train you in financial modeling and due diligence techniques, teach you the fundamentals of asset allocation, and familiarize you with the process of selecting high-quality investment managers. You will receive training and mentorship from our entire team. Successful interns may be considered for full‐time analyst positions post-graduation.
June 2022 | Recruiting Open
Investment Team – Analyst
As a full-time member of our team, you will hone your quantitative and qualitative investment skills. You will research potential new investment partners, 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 occasionally, typically to major financial centers in the U.S. and abroad.
September 2022 | Recruiting Opens September 2021
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Operations Team – Fund Administration Associate
We are seeking an organized and detail-oriented Fund Administration Associate who will report to the Director of Investment Operations. You will play an integral part in administering the information flow from our external managers and providing timely and accurate information to the investment team. You will analyze investment transactions, management and incentive fee accruals, performance estimates, and valuations across a multi-asset class portfolio. The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree, four years of relevant work experience, and is highly productive with strong communication and problem-solving skills.
Operations Team – Performance and Reporting Senior Associate
We are seeking an organized and detail-oriented Performance and Reporting Senior Associate who will report to the Director of Investment Operations. You will perform complex performance analysis, problem solving, and evaluative work applicable to the full range of performance and reporting needs for a complex, multi-asset class portfolio. The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree, six years of relevant work experience, paired with superior quantitative and analytical skills as well as the ability to effectively communicate information to internal and external audiences.
Investment Roles FAQ
- Strong critical thinking
- Confidence to ask questions and give opinions based on observations/analysis
- A combination of strong qualitative and quantitative capabilities
- Proven work ethic and consistent attention to detail
- Intellectual curiosity and a passion for investing
- Outstanding record of academic achievement
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a collaborative team setting
Does SMC prefer candidates with specific academic backgrounds?
We accept candidates from any major and course of study. Our team has a broad variety of academic backgrounds. For instance, Managing Director Mary Mei double majored in Economics and Chinese, Associate Andrew Elott was a History major, and Analyst Megan Byrnes was an MS&E major.
Does SMC prefer Summer Analysts from a specific year of study?
We will consider current undergraduates, with priority given to upper-level students.
What are possible career paths after working at SMC?
We operate as a meritocracy, and we view the Analyst position as the beginning of a challenging and rewarding career in investment. If you are successful, we hope you will work at Stanford for many years. Previous Analysts and Associates have also gone on to attend top-ranked business schools, joined notable investment firms, or taken other roles within institutional investing.
What is the best part of being an Analyst?
“Getting to learn about investing from people who are at the top of their game alongside amazing colleagues.” Federica Roth, Senior Analyst
“Working as a generalist across asset classes and geographies widens your perspective and helps you develop as an investor in your own right.” Andrew Elott, Associate
Jennifer Peterson, Senior Analyst
Even in a virtual environment, I felt like I got to know the whole team, and I’m excited about the possibility of working with them again in the future.”
Polly Moser, Summer Analyst 2020
Ashley Volpenhein, Summer Analyst 2020, Analyst
Charlie Killebrew, Summer Analyst 2016, Senior Analyst
Alexander Lam, Summer Analyst 2019