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Cambridge Associates, LLC Overview

Boston, MA
501 to 1000 employees
1973
Company - Private
Investment Banking & Asset Management
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
We are a leading global investment firm that delivers innovative portfolio management services to institutional and private investors. For more than 40 years, we have focused on discovering new ways to add long-term value to our clients’ portfolios ... Read more

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 ... Read more

Cambridge Associates, LLC – Why Work For Us?


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.

Join a global team committed to delivering the highest quality service to our clients.

One way we demonstrate our commitment to our clients and the communities they serve is by emphasizing collaboration and diversity in our own workplace. At CA, you will have the opportunity to build a career grounded in these values and can develop long-standing relationships with colleagues, clients, and industry professionals.

Collaboration

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:

  • Hispanic Heritage Foundation’s LOFT Investor Forum
  • OutforUndergrad
  • Reaching Out MBA
  • The Toigo Foundation

Community

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.

We have several entry-level opportunities for young professionals looking to gain experience in the financial services industry. You will have the opportunity to work with experienced investment professionals while working in a dynamic and collaborative team environment where intellectual curiosity and thought leadership is both encouraged and valued.

Professional Development

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.

Ongoing Career Growth

Intern
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.

Analyst
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.

We value candidates with diverse backgrounds and expertise to preserve a culture of collaboration and thought leadership within the firm.

Professional Development & Training

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.

Who We Hire

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.

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    Work with great people
    Collaborative, collegial culture
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    Under paid for the hours you’re expected to dedicate

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Cambridge Associates, LLC Interviews

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    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Cambridge Associates, LLC (Boston, MA) in February 2007.

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    It wasn't the type of job i was looking for.

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Cambridge Associates, LLC Awards & Accolades

  • Hedge Fund Consultant of the Year(James Mnookin), Institutional Investor Magazine, 2011
  • US Leading Investment Consultancy Firm of the Year, Acquisition International Magazine, 2013
  • World’s Most Influential Investment Consultants, aiCIO, 2013
  • Top Places to Work Globe 100, Boston Globe, 2009
  • Best Places to Work in Dallas-Fort Worth (Small), Dallas Business Journal, 2009
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