Specialising in alternative assets, we work with both well-known and emerging teams, helping launch new firms, new funds and new services. Once they are launched, we provide flexible support to help them operate more efficiently and deliver better returns to their stakeholders. MJ Hudson has invested heavily in data, technology, and analytics, allowing us to provide real time insights to our clients, helping them optimise everything they do.
From our London headquarters and our offices across Europe and North America, our team of over 200 professionals works for many of the world's most significant investors and managers.
We started as a law firm, but now our services include law, regulation, fund administration, ESG (responsible investing), investor relations, investment consulting, research, and analytics.
Working at MJ Hudson, you will get more exposure, more quickly to one of the world's most significant and fast-growing industries.
About the Role
The Associate will be a core member of the research team and will assist with a variety of high-impact projects for institutional clients. The team covers all asset classes with the focus being on alternative investments, specifically alternative risk premia, hedge funds and private markets.
Key tasks and responsibilities
Research managers, funds, and the markets in which they operate, with a focus on alternative investments
Contribute to both investment and operational due diligence on fund managers
Report writing, comprising due diligence reports, economic reviews and research pieces
Support manager selection mandates
Contribute to qualitative and quantitative analyses including portfolio optimisation
Developing expertise quickly on major sectors of interest to the investment community
Liaise with other departments from MJ Hudson- from the firm's law offering to our fund management solutions offering- to provide a one-stop shop for alternative investments
A minimum of 3 years' relevant experience within alternative investments
Excellent attention to detail
Excellent report writing skills and ability to communicate complex ideas
Ability to complete projects on time and accurately
Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and adjust to changing deadlines
Ability to use initiative and work independently, taking ownership
Good verbal communication skills
Good analytical and quantitative skills, including Excel skills and appetite to learn Excel VBA
Ability to work in a team environment
Interest in investment consultancy
Drive, energy and ambition to achieve results
Background in alternative investments, especially private markets (private equity, private credit, infrastructure)
Previous experience in investment consultancy or asset management preferable
Previous experience with screening fund manager databases
Basic interest in quantitative software (eg Python)
Proficient in PowerPoint
Part-qualified professional qualifications such as the CFA are welcomed
Candidates must have an upper-second level degree from a good university, ideally in finance, mathematics, engineering, sciences or business.
Candidates must be physically located and eligible to live and work in the United Kingdom.
What we offer
At MJ Hudson you have the opportunity to make real sustainable impact, while working with amazing and talented colleagues. We offer a competitive salary, a great working environment and ample training opportunities for you to grow and develop.