As part of a newly established Investment team, the Deputy Director, Investments will work closely with the Chief Investment Officer in establishing the structure and protocol for the Investment team. The Investment team is responsible for the day-to-day oversight, management, and monitoring of the endowment assets as well as advising the Investment Subcommittee in establishing risk and return objectives and investment policy. CFR is supported by a $400 million endowment portfolio which is allocated across 20+ external money managers investing in a diverse array of asset classes and strategies including global equity, fixed income, hedge funds, private equity, and real assets.
The individual should be flexible, highly motivated, able to act and operate independently, and have excellent oral and written communication skills.
Lead analysis and monitoring of existing managers, portfolio asset allocation, and strategy in collaboration with Chief Investment Officer
Conduct research on new managers and investments; lead due diligence efforts, visit managers on-site, and create recommendation materials for distribution to the Investment Subcommittee
Build relationships with managers, peers, and marketers to identify future investment opportunities
Formulate investment policies, governance documents, and develop tools for portfolio modeling
Develop quarterly discussion materials and participate in regular meetings, calls, and presentations to the Investment Subcommittee and Investment Advisory Group
Evaluate and lead implementation of external software and data providers to improve the efficiency of the investment function
Utilize analytical tools and resources, such as Bloomberg and other databases, to assess the attractiveness of global markets and investment strategies
Partner with the Chief Investment Officer to perform other duties as assigned
A minimum of seven years related work experience, including significant experience in institutional investing; private investment due diligence experience preferred
MBA or CFA strongly preferred
Demonstrated qualitative and quantitative analytical skills
Excellent research and critical thinking skills; capable of synthesizing large amounts of data and information in a clear and concise manner
Desire and ability to work in a collaborative and team-oriented environment, partnering with a small team
Proficient in Excel and PowerPoint, familiarity with Bloomberg and/or S&P Capital IQ
Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America's understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR's 5,000+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org.
The Council on Foreign Relations offers a benefits package that is among the best offered by nonprofit institutions today, including an award-winning health and wellness program, an on-site fitness center, and generous leave policies and health insurance programs.
The Council on Foreign Relations is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks candidates from a diverse background.