Associate / VP

  • Competitive
  • Jersey City, NJ, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Unigestion
  • 21 Feb 18 2018-02-21

Unigestion is a boutique asset manager with the scale to deliver global tailor-made investment solutions for thoughtful investors. Our core values – integrity, independence, excellence and guidance – are at the heart of everything we do. We are responsible for managing some US$25.9 bn in client assets across our four areas of expertise: equity, multi asset investing, private equity and alternatives. We believe that risk management is an enduring driver of long-term investment performance, and we therefore apply a risk lens to all our strategies.

The person hired will be working within the Private Equity investment line. This team manages around US$7 bn and includes 54 dedicated people.

Job Description

Investment sourcing:

  • Build a strong network of contacts within the North American private equity market, interacting with multiple stakeholders (private equity managers, intermediaries, other limited partners, etc.)
  • Screen the North American private equity market for primary investment opportunities (i.e. investments in private equity funds).
  • Gain access to the best North American private equity funds, as well as the lesser-known “off the beaten track” funds
  • Support the sourcing of direct and secondary opportunities, leveraging relationships in North America

Investment execution:

  • Execute all stages of due diligence on investment opportunities (management team meetings, strategy and track record analysis, portfolio company analysis, reference checks, legal due diligence, etc.)
  • Develop investment recommendations to be presented to the Private Equity Investment Committee.
  • Support due diligence for selected direct and secondary transactions, including but not limited to referencing, modelling and preparation of documentation

Investment monitoring:

  • Monitor selected portfolio funds post-investment (attend annual meetings, attend ad hoc update meetings, write fund monitoring reports, contribute to quarterly reports on investment and exit activity, etc.)
  • Represent Unigestion on various limited partner advisory committees


General activities:

  • Research and report on specific sub-sectors / regions of the North American private equity market
  • Participate in marketing / client service activities on an ad hoc basis
  • Attend and actively participate in conferences (e.g. as a panel participant)
  • Participate in broader team discussions on all private equity investments presented by other investment team members


Required Profile

  • University degree from leading institution
  • Between five and ten years of combined experience in private equity, investment banking, management consulting and/or investing
  • Specifically, more than three years’ experience in North American private equity fund investing
  • Exceptional analytical skills
  • Must enjoy traveling

Languages

  • Strong spoken and written English

Personality

  • Self-starter, with an ability to work with people across multiple offices
  • Ability to work in a team and independently
  • Skilful at producing precise, organised and accurate work
  • Highly motivated and enjoys challenges
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong sense of values and ethics

Appointment date

Immediately, or as convenient.

Please send your applications via email at recruitingprivateequity@unigestion.com