A dream job for any young-ish readers out Yale way and interested in investments: The Yale Investments office — which under Dave Swensen is the top-performing endowment in the country, and which just turned in a 28% gain for the year ended June 30, 2007 — is recruiting a full-time financial analyst.
For those interested in business or investing, this position is a job unlike any other in finance. In contrast to many more narrowly defined positions on Wall Street, Financial Analysts in the Investments Office gain exposure to a wide variety of asset classes and interact with the world’s best money managers. Analysts have the opportunity to work closely with Chief Investment Officer David Swensen and Senior Director Dean Takahashi. With a staff of twenty professionals, the Investments Office manages Yale’s $22 billion Endowment, employing a broadly diversified portfolio of U.S. stocks, U.S. bonds, foreign stocks, real estate, leveraged buyouts, venture capital, and alternative investment strategies.