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Investment Performance Analyst

Cornell University
Job Location:
New York City, New York
Business and Financial Services

Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.

Cornell University's Office of University Investments seeks to hire into the position of Investment Performance Analyst. Located in our New York City Office and reporting to the Senior Investment Officer of Operations in the Investment Office, this position will be responsible for ensuring accurate and timely reporting of performance on a diversified portfolio of public and private investments and providing performance analytics that will inform investment decision making by senior Office of University Investments (OUI) staff. The candidate will also work in partnership with OUI colleagues focused on investment risk analytics to provide the investment team with best-in-class performance and risk measurement tools that will support superior investment performance.

The candidate will coordinate all activities related to performance measurement by reviewing, analyzing, interpreting, and reconciling performance information from investment managers and Cornell's custodian bank. The individual will also be responsible for managing cash flows including calls, distributions, contributions, and redemptions. The candidate will compile monthly and quarterly performance information that will be distributed to senior University leadership and the Investment Committee of the Board of Trustees.

The candidate will serve as OUI's primary liaison to the University's custodial bank on all matters relating to investment performance and will also interact frequently with Cornell's Division of Financial Affairs to ensure comprehensive and timely tracking and reporting of performance and other financial information. This individual will also be required to work in close collaboration with other members of OUI's operations group to provide support to and backup for other operational functions.

This position is located in our New York City office.

Please include a cover and resume with your application, both should be uploaded in the same location.

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree and 5-7 years experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Expert and detailed knowledge of the theory and practice of performance measurement and analytics and of investment operations more broadly.
  • Understanding of GIPS and GAAP concepts.
  • High proficiency in data organization, spreadsheet applications, and performance management software tools.
  • Ability to leverage technology across multiple platforms for effective communication of investment information.
  • Ability to perform ad-hoc reporting and analysis. Strong oral and written communication skills required.
  • Pro-active and innovative problem solver and critical thinker.
  • Ability to manage complex projects.
  • A team oriented individual who embraces collaboration and fosters effective relationships with all staff and outside constituencies.
  • Candidates with CPA preferred; CIPM, FRM, CFA or similar credential also desirable (see below)
  • Deep understanding of how performance is calculated and related experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Specialized certifications/designation could include: Certificate in Investment Performance Measurement (CIPM), Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation, Certified Public Accountant (CPA) preferred and/or Financial Risk Management (FRM) designation.

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

University Job Title:

Finance Specialist IV



Pay Rate Type:




Contact Name:

Brenda Joly

Number of Openings:


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