Associate - Private Equity Investments

Job Description

The purpose of this role is to help shape UTIMCO’s private investment activities through a portfolio of funds and coinvestments to achieve superior risk-adjusted long-term returns. This position will work closely with the members of the UTIMCO investment team with responsibility to monitor current investments, evaluate potential investment opportunities, and execute projects pertaining to UTIMCO’s private market portfolio. Broad responsibilities include:

  • Assist in management of a portfolio of private investments (including monitoring individual manager performance and risk, fostering valued relationships with all investment partners, conducting periodic updates to initial due diligence, and conducting periodic on-site visits with key investment and operations personnel)
  • Source and assess new investment opportunities by establishing trusted industry contacts, meeting prospective partners, attending relevant industry events, performing qualitative and quantitative analysis as required, and assist in maintaining the prospective manager database
  • Develop the capacity to lead a comprehensive due diligence process for evaluating and underwriting prospective investments, strategies and/or direct investments (including but not limited to in-depth analysis of investment strategy, performance and risk, manager strengths and weaknesses, risk management, operations, manager backgrounds, reference checks, evaluation of service providers, assessment of existing investor base, and thorough review of relevant legal documents with input from counsel)
  • Lead negotiation of investment structuring and terms on new and existing investments with counsel.
  • Assist the Senior Director with asset allocation decisions and portfolio evaluation
  • Prepare standard and ad hoc reports and presentations to facilitate communication and transparency to the
  • Investment Committee, Staff, Board, and other external entities as required
  • Assist with the junior-level team members as well as foster career development
  • Maintain current knowledge of global capital markets by monitoring current financial publications, as well as leveraging personal contacts with outside research/industry professionals and conducting ad hoc research as necessary
  • Communicate effectively and responsibly with other UTIMCO team members and promote a true team atmosphere
  • The position will have no direct reports, but will collaborate closely with members of the Private Equity and broader UTIMCO teams



We seek a proven investment professional with superior commercial judgment, a track record of success, a collegial operating style, and excellent communication skills. The ideal candidate will have most or all of the following skills, knowledge, experience, and personal characteristics:

  • 5-10 years of relevant investment experience in the private sector - specifically in finance, corporate development, operations, or investment-related fields; experience as an institutional investor preferred
  • Evidence of intelligent investment decisions and their results
  • Represent UTIMCO in the marketplace with highest integrity and professionalism
  • Candor regarding lessons learned from poor investment decisions
  • Superior risk management (broadly defined) capabilities
  • Fluency in written and spoken English language. Competence is valued in other global languages, such as Spanish or Mandarin Chinese
  • An MBA from a leading institution is preferred and a CFA designation is a plus
  • Exceptional quantitative skills to evaluate fund and portfolio performance
  • Well versed in financial applications (e.g., Excel, Bloomberg)
  • Strong, proven written and oral communication skills
  • Solid interpersonal and organization skills
  • Domestic and international travel will be required
  • A collegial, team-oriented, constructive, “can do” attitude
  • Unquestioned honesty, integrity, and transparency