Mission: Our clients trust the experience, leadership, and integrity of our investment professionals. Working with some of the world’s most sophisticated institutional investors for more than 40 years, we bring a deep knowledge of portfolio management best practices to the ...
At Cambridge Associates, our people are our greatest assets. We value information sharing, encourage debate, and offer a truly collaborative environment. The dedicated people at our firm come from a variety of professional backgrounds, bringing new perspectives and ideas to our work. You'll find our doors open to new ways of thinking and different approaches.
The hallmark of our culture is collaboration: openly sharing best ideas, challenging long-held assumptions, and engaging in rigorous debate that leads to new and innovative thinking. We succeed when each of our clients succeeds, and we recognize that every individual on the team contributes to our collective success.
To position employees for success, we offer formal training programs, advisor/mentoring relationships, and team-based working structures. This approach to learning allows colleagues to make immediate contributions in their roles while learning directly from seasoned industry professionals. In addition to these professional development opportunities, we also provide support and sponsorship for professional designations such as Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA), and Certificate in Investment Performance Measurement (CIPM), among others.
Diversity and Inclusion
Diversity and inclusion are essential elements of our culture. We are committed to fostering an environment where individual perspectives, backgrounds, and life experiences create the broadest view, creating both a great place to work and a more satisfying client experience.
We are involved in many organizations that support career advancement and educational opportunities for under-represented groups in financial services, including:
Our work helps our clients do good in the world, and we embrace the opportunity to contribute to their positive impact. We encourage all employees to get involved in their communities, and we also support working arrangements that enable colleagues to prioritize personal pursuits for their own overall well-being.
New analysts often participate in a multi-week, formalized training program that offers immediate exposure to senior management. We develop programs in a variety of innovative and challenging formats to guide you through your career. Analysts are formally evaluated as part of the firm’s semi-annual performance review process, which includes input from peers and managers.
We offer a summer internship program for rising seniors to explore opportunities within departments including Global Investing, Data & Reporting, Global Business Development, Business Risk Management, and the Information Technology group. Interns will spend ten weeks with their designated department, during which time they will receive comprehensive training, dedicated mentors, access to firm management, and weekly professional development opportunities.
Analysts are at the core of everything we do at CA. From back-office operations to portfolio management, analysts have the opportunity to make a tremendous impact at the firm. We provide analysts with extensive training programs, dedicated mentors, and access to meetings with top-tier investment managers. This role allows colleagues to work alongside investment experts to help develop and foster broad exposure to asset classes and strategies. The firm also offers support for an analyst’s pursuit of CFA, CAIA, and other professional designations.
Leadership & Internal Opportunities
Analysts have regular access and support from senior management. Analysts also have the opportunity to join auxiliary teams, which allow them to extend their reach beyond daily client work and broaden their skillsets. Common auxiliary teams include: professional development, new-hire training, Excel, and finance-related groups.
New investment directors from every office participate in a two-week orientation program in Boston that introduces them to the firm’s groups, clients, and culture. Throughout the first four years of employment there is continual training on topics such as technical investment content, communications coaching, and leadership skills.
The majority of training takes place on-the-job. New investment directors are assigned an advisor to provide guidance and assist with on-the-job training. We hold an annual investment director conference, where directors from all offices gather offsite for several days to discuss important investment, client, and firm themes. All employees are formally evaluated as part of the firm’s semi-annual performance review process, which includes input from peers and managers.
Key traits we look for in candidates include investment experience, a passion for the markets, curiosity and creativity to tackle investment challenges, eagerness to work with clients and colleagues, clear communication skills, and respect for the firm’s values.
Senior positions come with an attractive financial package including performance-based short- and long-term incentives.
I worked at Cambridge Associates, LLC full-time
Cambridge Associates was a great experience. I came there with very little financial knowledge and learned a lot. I encountered great mentors. The work was challenging, there were definitely some late nights, but all in all it was a great experience.
To my knowledge the pay is on the low end for the financial services space. Also, the different offices, with investment control in DC and the consulting team in Boston, can make things challenging at times.
Advice to Management
I would increase salaries for employees. There are definitely opportunities to quickly earn salary increases, but starting salary is low.
I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Cambridge Associates, LLC (Boston, MA) in February 2007.
It was thorough and well structured. Very professional process.
Reasons for Declining
It wasn't the type of job i was looking for.