Cambridge Associates was founded in the USA 40 years ago to assist high profile institutions with the investment of their endowment assets. Today, we are a global organization that provides investment planning, research and management to more than 1,100 clients including non-profit institutions, private clients (families), sovereign wealth funds and pension plans. The firm advises on the full range of assets and strategies, including equities, bonds, real estate, private equity, venture capital, hedge funds, and many other types of investments. We monitor the performance of nearly all major institutional investment managers and conduct in depth research on those we believe have potential to add value to our clients after fees. Our clients were amongst the earliest to invest in alternative strategies such as hedge funds and private equity so we have unparalleled depth of knowledge in these areas as well as substantial committed research resources and data.
Cambridge Associates has a staff of more than 1,200 professionals, including 200 Investment Directors and 150 Investment Associates, based in offices including Boston (HQ), Arlington, Dallas, New York, San Francisco, London, Beijing, Singapore and Sydney. Working with some of the world’s most sophisticated institutional investors, we bring a deep knowledge of portfolio management best practices to the clients we serve, and select our colleagues with great attention to their potential to become a valuable member of a collaborative, intelligent and hard-working team.
The Cambridge Associates’ Sustainable and Impact Investing (SII) Platform is a team dedicated to assisting our clients in the broad area of sustainable investing. It sits within the core research function of the firm and covers ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance), socially responsible and impact investing. This is an exciting and growing area as issues like aligning with the transition to a lower carbon economy with the more efficient use of resources become material to long-term investment success. The London office has prestigious institutional clients at the forefront of investing sustainably.
We are currently hiring an Investment Director to be based in London to help support the growth in this area of our business.
The SII Investment Director will focus on three primary responsibilities:
- Work with, and present directly to, clients implementing SII programmes.
- Serve as an internal resource for colleagues on SII client work; conduct ESG portfolio reviews and provide strategic insight on findings, assist on client SII policy and strategy, and help build SII portfolios.
- Directors are responsible for leading projects, delegating and coordinating in-depth analyses for Investment Associates
- Collaborate with other members of the SII Platform and Global Investment Research to complete in-depth due diligence on sustainable and impact investment opportunities.
- Uncover new investment opportunities, host manager meetings, travel to on-site meetings, lead reference calls, perform analytics, and lead on written reports summarizing the investment opportunity.
- Lead ongoing monitoring of SII investment managers used by our firm.
- Build relationships with, and act as a primary point of contact for, SII managers.
The ability to work independently here and apply critical thought is important.
Sustainable investing is a major growth area for our business, and the Investment Director can play a key role in this success.
- Represent the firm at industry conferences with speaking engagements.
- Discuss SII opportunities with clients and prospects and help colleagues across the firm integrate ESG into their investment process and into responding to new business opportunities.
- Help build our brand in this area through leading or contributing to papers or articles on key topical sustainable and impact investing themes.
- Keep abreast of market trends.
- A BA/BS required, CFA or MBA strongly preferred.
- Strong relevant investment experience.
- Familiarity with sustainable and impact investing is required.
- Experience with investment due diligence is required.
- Experience across a range of asset classes preferred.
- Demonstrated qualitative and quantitative analytical skills.
- Demonstrated relationship-building skills.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- An ability to work independently and in teams.
- Ability to assign priorities to multiple requests for information, while ensuring integrity, accuracy, completeness, and timeliness of data.
- Willingness to travel occasionally, including internationally.
People who work at Cambridge Associates will always cite our collaborative culture and intellectually stimulating environment as some of the reasons they joined the firm. It is also an innovative, high-performing commercially focused firm where clients come first. As a Cambridge Associates employee the internal team dynamics, the training program, and the continuous knowledge sharing ensures you will receive all the support you need to maximize your contributions and development. You will receive a competitive salary and reward package, as well as work for an organization that serves many mission related institutions.
Cambridge Associates is an equal opportunity employer. Diversity and inclusion are essential elements of our culture. We are committed to fostering an environment where individual perspectives, backgrounds, and life experiences make the firm a great place to work, and result in a more satisfying client experience.