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Investment Analyst, Hedge Funds

Ford Foundation New York $100,000-$150,000
Office/Support Staff Full Time

Job Details

Summary Description

The Investments division is hiring an Investment Analyst to join the Hedge Fund team. Reporting to the Director of Hedge Fund Investments, the Analyst will be a key part of the team responsible for sourcing, analyzing and managing investment manager relationships for the Foundation’s portfolio of Hedge Funds, which, in aggregate, comprises approximately 20% of the Foundation’s $15 billion endowment. 

The Analyst will be responsible for supporting the Director and Associate Director of the Hedge Fund Investments team as they (i) oversee and manage Ford’s existing manager relationships, (ii) look for new managers to potentially add to Ford’s portfolio, (iii) prepare for regular update meetings with Ford’s president and investment committee, (iv) further build out and maintain the Hedge Fund team’s analytics, processes and infrastructure, and (v) pursue various ad hoc research projects.

The ideal candidate will be a detail-oriented, organized, problem-solver who brings strong quantitative skills and technical expertise. This position is an excellent opportunity for someone eager to learn more about investment management concepts from a collaborative and inclusive team.


Principal duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  1. Prepare monthly investment performance reporting
  2. Utilize document and portfolio management data software systems
  3. Create, analyze, and present portfolio-level and market/benchmark-level research analytics for the Hedge Fund team and Chief Investment Officer
  4. Attend and summarize (in written form) meetings with investment managers
  5. Formulate and defend opinions on potential new investments
  6. Create presentation materials for Investment Committee and internal team meetings
  7. Lead the relationship between Ford Foundation and external Hedge Fund service providers (HFR, Novus)
  8. Act as liaison between the Hedge Fund investment team and Finance department
  9. Collaborate with the Asset Allocation and Risk team to generate recurring and ad hoc risk and liquidity management reports
  10. Develop and maintain relationships with intermediaries, fund managers, and industry peers
  11. Track Hedge Fund industry data and trends


  1. Bachelor’s degree in finance, business, economics, engineering or a related field plus a minimum of 2-3 years of work experience, or equivalent combination of education and work experience
  2. Strong analytical skills and highly detail-oriented nature
  3. Demonstrated passion for investing
  4. Superior quantitative skills and technology proficiency, including advanced Excel and intermediate/advanced PowerPoint skills
  5. Team orientation and collaborative work style
  6. Strong time management skills
  7. Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  8. Familiarity with intermediate investment management concepts, including: performance measurement and attribution, risk measurement and management, and understanding of capital markets and diverse investment strategies 
  9. Some experience evaluating investments from an institutional and/or long-term perspective
  10. Progress toward a CFA is a plus
  11. Willingness to be based in New York City and work in the office 3 days per week

Physical Requirements

This position is primarily a sedentary role. However, the person in this position may need to occasionally move about inside the office to liaise with internal staff, access files, office machinery and a copy machine/printer.

The Ford Foundation is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its programs, and operations. As part of this commitment, the Foundation will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application process, please contact

Location: The position is based in our New York office.

Salary: The Ford Foundation is committed to practicing salary transparency. The minimum salary for this position is $125,000 and the maximum is $145,000. This position is eligible to participate in the Foundation’s Investment Division annual incentive award plan.

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