The Investments division is hiring an Investment Analyst to join the Private Markets team. Reporting to the Director of Private Equity, the Analyst will be a key part of the team responsible for sourcing, analyzing and managing investment manager relationships for the Foundation’s portfolio of private investments, which, in aggregate, comprises approximately 43% of the Foundation’s $15 billion endowment. The private investment portfolio includes private equity, natural resources, and real estate investments.
The Analyst will be responsible for supporting the Director and Associate Directors of the private investments team as they (i) oversee and manage Ford’s existing private equity, natural resources, and real estate portfolios, (ii) look for new private investment managers to potentially add to Ford’s portfolio, (iii) prepare for regular update meetings with Ford’s president and investment committee, (iv) further build out and maintain the private investments team’s analytics, processes and infrastructure, and (v) pursue various ad hoc research projects.
The ideal candidate will be a detail-oriented, organized, problem-solver who brings strong quantitative skills and technical expertise. This position is an excellent opportunity for someone eager to learn more about investment management concepts from a collaborative and inclusive team.
The Ford Foundation is an independent, nonprofit grant-making organization. For more than 80 years it has worked with visionary people on the front-lines of social change worldwide, guided by its mission to strengthen democratic values, reduce poverty and injustice, promote international cooperation, and advance human achievement. With headquarters in New York, the foundation has ten regional offices in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.