Internship & Full-Time Opportunity
Highland Associates - Birmingham
JOB TITLE: ANALYST TRAINING PROGRAM (INVESTMENT CONSULTING)
Highland Associates is a leading institutional investment firm that provides objective, research-driven investment counsel to not-for-profit healthcare entities and mission-based organizations. Our credentialed advisors’ hyperawareness of financial market dynamics, deep understanding of the industry, and commitment to due diligence inform the forward-looking investment management programs that we customize for each client. We base our success not only on the returns that we generate, but also on building collaborative, supportive and candid relationships with our partners. Highland is well known and well regarded, not just in our hometown of Birmingham, AL, but across the nation. We currently advise on $22 billion in total assets and rank among the top 25 investment management firms in the U.S. for outsourced assets under management. We have been recognized by Pension & Investments as one of the “Best Places to Work in Money Management.” Highland is a highly collaborative company whose values include teamwork, forward-thinking, and integrity. We work hard to deliver value to our clients, and we regularly celebrate our successes with activities outside of the office. We also provide outstanding benefits to our employees, including competitive salary, health benefits, and profit-sharing. For more firm details, visit www.highlandassoc.com
The Associate Analyst position is targeted to current college seniors looking for an entry level position in investments upon graduation. Analysts will gain a comprehensive understanding of financial markets and investment strategies, while also developing the skills necessary to succeed at higher levels in the firm. Analysts will assist in each of the firm’s primary business functions, including Research, Consulting, and Performance. Specific roles and responsibilities within Research include 1) regular monitoring of approved investment managers across all asset classes (equity, fixed income, and alternatives), 2) assistance with periodic searches for new managers across all asset classes, 3) analyzing data to support ongoing capital markets forecasts, 4) implementation of risk management tools, and 5) contributions to firm publications. Specific roles and responsibilities within Consulting include 1) completion of portfolio reports for clients, 2) financial modeling and scenario analysis on client portfolios, and 3) assistance with other ongoing projects. Specific roles and responsibilities within performance include 1) production of monthly and quarterly performance reports, and 2) maintenance of historical allocation and performance attribution data for firm clients.
Highland offers a truly dynamic work environment that encourages individual accountability and teamwork. We also believe strongly in professional development initiatives and are committed to providing financial support for analysts as they pursue the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
Applicants for this position should have a strong academic background and some working knowledge of the financial/investment industry. Ideal candidates will display a genuine passion for investing. Superior written and verbal communication, time management, analytical, and organizational skills are also required, as is MS Excel proficiency. Applicants should be capable of working both independently and in teams. A willingness to keep an open mind, a strong desire to learn, and an ability to think critically are all essential to achieving success at Highland.
Interested candidates should send their resume and cover letter to Will Wykle at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for application submissions is Monday, October 2.
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