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Junior Investment Operations Associate

Location: Arlington Fairfax

Requisition Number: 36012001


Cambridge Associates (C|A) is a leading global investment firm.  For more than 40 years, we have delivered innovative portfolio management approaches to stay ahead of a complex and dynamic investment environment.  With an extensive global research platform and best-in-class team of investment professionals, we help our clients add long-term value to their portfolios based on their unique investment objectives.   Offering a range of portfolio management solutions designed to meet investors’ various needs; we work with every client as if their assets were our own.


The Manager Information Group (MIG) is tasked with centralizing all investment manager data collection processes across all C|A’s global offices.  MIG serves as a liaison between investment management firms and C|A’s internal advisory departments.  The group plays a vital back-office investment operations role to capture and input data efficiently and improve accessibility of information throughout the firm.  This includes fully servicing data needs for research, due diligence, consulting, and performance reporting, and supporting the firm through various ad-hoc research and request capabilities.  MIG works with Private Investment, Hedge Fund, and Long-Only investment managers to track over 8,500 firms across 26,000 funds and are responsible for capturing, inputting and reporting investment performance data for over 37,000 client portfolios. 


The business operations teams that comprise MIG are the Client Data Team, the Private Investments Data Team and the Manager Data Team. 


As the department continues to serve the ever-growing manager data needs of C|A, we are seeking individuals to fill Junior Associate hiring classes. Positions on these teams are operations-focused and include back-office responsibilities in support of C|A’s multiple services. 


Positions across all MIG teams offer a great entry into the financial services industry and provide a wealth of opportunities to develop sound professional skills.   


We Offer:

  • A comprehensive training program
  • Auxiliary teams, including: professional development, training, recruiting, and finance knowledge teams
  • Junior management roles to gain leadership experience
  • A fast-paced, dynamic and collaborative team environment which encourages high productivity, efficiency, and learning
  • Support and sponsorship for professional designations such as CFA, CAIA, etc.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop new and existing relationships for an individually assigned list of investment management firms
  • Cultivate a deep understanding of investment firms, their reporting practices, and vehicle structure and terms
  • Communicate proactively with investment management firms to collect and extract investment data
  • Input data into proprietary database and maintain data integrity through extensive quality checking procedures
  • Develop an understanding of multiple C|A departments and facilitate communication between staff and other relevant parties
  • Re-evaluate internal processes on a regular basis to detect inefficiencies and identify new MIG best practices
  • Other duties as assigned, as earned, and as the group evolves


  • Bachelor’s Degree; all majors welcome
  • 1 year of related internship or work experience preferred, but not required
  • Ability to operate in a highly-productive, time-sensitive and customer service-oriented environment
  • Proven track record of managing multiple tasks and prioritizing effectively while ensuring accuracy of work; keen eye for detail
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and organization skills
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Deeply-rooted desire to work hard and make a positive impact
  • Strong computer skills – particularly with MS Outlook and Excel
  • All candidates must be eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship or restriction

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