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Associate Analyst, Alternative Investment Research

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50 South Capital Advisors is a wholly owned subsidiary of Northern Trust and is an integrated alternative investment platform offering private equity and hedge fund solutions. The hedge fund team seeks to be the preferred provider of core, strategic investment needs for our clients and has been focused on small and mid-sized managers since the inception of our program. The Team has extensive experience investing in the industry and has been led by its founding partners since 2000. 
 
The Associate Analyst, Alternative Investment Research position is part of a team responsible for monitoring and sourcing hedge fund investments for use in our commingled fund of fund and custom hedge fund portfolios. The key responsibilities of the role include supporting more senior analysts on the team, performing in-depth fundamental due diligence on existing, as well as, prospective hedge fund managers. This individual will collect, analyze, and disseminate pertinent information on investments and assist in the overall due diligence effort.

The key responsibilities of the role include: 
  • Support senior staff in monitoring existing hedge fund investments. 
  • Assist senior analysts by collecting and analyzing data, and by participating in manager evaluations. 
  • Support our portfolio management team in activities relevant to managing our portfolios. 
  • Perform industry and hedge fund sector analysis to identify trends and provide insights for our portfolio management team. 
  • Maintain performance and manager databases.
  • Respond to client requests.
  • Participate in ad hoc projects requested by management. 


The successful candidate will benefit from having: 
  • Strong attention to detail 
  • Ability to prioritize time and manage multiple tasks effectively 
  • Strong written and oral communication skills 
  • Skeptical and passionate about investing 
  • Strong analytical skills and willingness to ask questions 
  • Customer service orientation, responds to requests in a timely manner
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Bachelor’s degree required with emphasis in finance, accounting or economics preferred 
  • 0-3 years of asset management, asset allocation, or hedge fund experience is a plus 
For more than a century, Northern Trust has worked hard building our legacy of outstanding service, expertise and integrity. From a Chicago-based bank founded in 1889, we now have more than 20 international locations and 18,100 employees globally. We serve the world’s most-sophisticated clients – from sovereign wealth funds and the wealthiest individuals and families, to the most-successful hedge funds and corporate brands.

We burnished our reputation as a global leader delivering innovative investment management, asset and fund administration, fiduciary and banking solutions enabled by sophisticated, leading technology. And through it all, we continually laid a solid, forward-looking foundation on which future generations can continue growing and achieving greater.

As of June 30, 2018, Northern Trust Corporation had:
  • $135 billion in banking assets
  • $8.1 trillion in assets under custody
  • $10.7 trillion in assets under custody/administration
  • $1.1 trillion in assets under management

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