Located in our New York City Office and reporting to the Head of Operations in the Investment Office, this position will be responsible for ensuring accurate and timely reporting of performance on a diversified portfolio of public and private investments and providing performance analytics that will inform investment decision making by senior Office of University Investments (OUI) staff. She/he will work in partnership with OUI colleagues focused on investment risk analytics to provide the investment team with best-in-class performance and risk measurement tools that will support superior investment performance.
She/he will coordinate all activities related to performance measurement by reviewing, analyzing, interpreting, and reconciling performance information from investment managers and Cornell's custodial bank. The individual will also be responsible for managing cash flows including calls, distributions, contributions, and redemptions. She/he will compile monthly and quarterly performance information that will be distributed to senior University leadership and the Investment Committee of the Board of Trustees.
She/he will serve as OUI's primary liaison to the University's custodial bank on all matters relating to investment performance and will also interact frequently with Cornell's Division of Financial Affairs to ensure comprehensive and timely tracking and reporting of performance and other financial information. This individual will also be required to work in close collaboration with other members of OUI's operations group to provide support to and backup for other operational functions.
This position is located in our New York City office.
A background check will be required.
Bachelor's degree and 5-7 years' experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Expert and detailed knowledge of the theory and practice of performance analytics and of investment operations more broadly.
Understanding of GIPS and GAAP concepts.
High proficiency in data organization, spreadsheet applications, and performance management software tools.
Ability to leverage technology across multiple platforms for effective communication of investment information.
Ability to perform ad-hoc reporting and analysis. Strong oral and written communication skills required.
Pro-active and innovative problem solver and critical thinker.
Ability to manage complex projects.
A team oriented individual who embraces collaboration and fosters effective relationships with all staff and outside constituencies.
CIPM, CFA, CAIA, CPA Acurancy.
Deep understanding of how performance is calculated and experience
Specialized certifications/designation could include: Certificate in Investment Performance Measurement (CIPM), Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation, Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designation, and/or Financial Risk Management (FRM) designation.
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