Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners (AIP) is a leading alternative asset manager with a strong track record, a global investment scope, and assets under management and advisement of approximately $27 billion. AIP is seeking candidates for its private equity secondaries investment team for one Analyst position in suburban Philadelphia.
AIP’s private equity investment team is comprised of over 25 investment professionals based in suburban Philadelphia, London, and Hong Kong, and commits approximately $1 billion annually across a broad range of geographies, industries and strategies. Within the group, the primary and co-investment team is responsible for commitments to new private equity funds and co-investments directly into companies alongside leading private equity managers, and the secondaries team is responsible for secondary acquisitions of positions in existing private equity funds. Both teams conduct quantitative and qualitative analyses in partnership with premier private equity managers around the world to evaluate, execute, and monitor such investments.
The private equity secondaries team is comprised of 10 investment professionals based in suburban Philadelphia and London, and commits approximately $400 million annually in 10-15 secondary transactions involving 15-20 underlying funds.
Investment professionals at the Analyst level work closely with senior investment professionals on 3 – 4 person deal teams and are responsible for investment analysis, research, investment process management, transaction structuring, and deal execution. Analysts are generally hired for a minimum of two years and have afterwards been directly promoted within the group and/or gone on to top business schools or direct private equity firms.
Specific responsibilities include:
Creating and executing financial analyses in support of the investment process (e.g. comparable company valuation analyses, LBO models, investment return projections with sensitivity analyses, currency analyses)
Participating in diligence sessions involving top partners from leading private equity funds
Supporting investment sourcing, diligence and evaluation, and portfolio monitoring by reviewing inbound investment materials and assessing performance of specific companies
Structuring and conducting research on a wide range of geographies, industries, companies, and macroeconomic trends
Candidates must have completed an undergraduate degree and have one year of full-time experience in a finance, investment or strategy consulting-oriented role. Candidates must be available to start by May 1, 2013 for consideration. Candidates with the following characteristics are highly preferred:
An undergraduate degree from a leading university with a strong GPA in a challenging major
Strong quantitative and qualitative analytical skills
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Quantitative modeling experience
An understanding of financial concepts, valuation, and accounting
A high level of attention-to-detail
An ability to meet challenging deadlines while maintaining quality and accuracy
A high level of interest in global macroeconomic investment trends
Prior professional experience in quantitative analysis, including investment banking, equity research, wealth management, or strategic consulting
Interested candidates should submit a resume and a brief cover letter.
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