| March 22, 2024

Senior Investment Analyst

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  • Full Time
  • DC Metro Area
  • $98,300-$166,800 USD / Year

Website The Nature Conservancy

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 Senior Investment Analyst reports to the Director of Investments and is an integral member of TNC’s Office of Investments. The Senior Investment Analyst supports the management of TNC’s investment assets by conducting investment due diligence of the Long-Term Portfolio (LTP). The Senior Investment Analyst will be a generalist working with the Office of Investments to manage these assets. The Office of Investments’ 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, 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 support the organization’s global operations and most pressing conservation projects.
The Senior Investment Analyst will work with other members of the investment team to assist in the sourcing, evaluation, and due diligence of potential investment opportunities as well as the rigorous monitoring of existing investment managers. Primary duties will include analyzing 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.

RESPONSIBILITIES & SCOPE

  • Conduct due diligence on new and existing investment managers across buyout, venture capital, growth equity, private credit, secondaries, as well as other asset classes and investment opportunities.
  • Conduct due diligence on existing and prospective investment managers by (a) evaluating the team and its strategy, (b) analyzing its portfolio holdings and performance, (c) visiting with managers and portfolio companies across multiple industries and geographies, (d) conducting reference calls, and (e) debating investment-related merits and risks with colleagues.
  • Research broad investment and industry trends, and opportunistic investment projects as required.
  • Assist in preparation of investment recommendations for presentation to the Chief Investment Officer.
  • Review managersʹ 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.
  • Collaborate with operations team on database and reporting projects.
  • Partner with senior team members, including the Chief Investment Officer, Chief of Staff and Director of Investments 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.
  • 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 with strong experience in leading a diverse, multi-disciplinary team.

The ideal candidate should have exceptional communication and collaboration skills and experience designing, organizing, and directing complex projects. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the ongoing mission of conservation by directing and shaping the work of our team!

WHAT YOU’LL BRING

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Science, Engineering, Finance, Business Administration or related field and 5 years’ related experience or equivalent combination.
  • Experience regarding investment principles and strategies.
  • 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

  • Progress towards CFA charter or willingness to pursue CFA charter a positive.
  • 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.
  • Experience monitoring for and ensuring compliance with organizational policy, applicable law and regulation, and finance/accounting/management best practice.
  • Experience analyzing a regulatory framework and applying it to the situation at hand.
  • Ability to resolve complex issues independently within program area.
  • Experience acting as a resource to others to solve problems.
  • Multi-lingual skills and/or multi-cultural experience appreciated.

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.

To apply for this job please visit careers.nature.org.