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Novus was founded in 2007 by a group of investors, data scientists and engineers to build a foundation that helps the world’s top investors generate higher returns. Simply stated, we believe investors need to innovate, adapt and increase the value they deliver. Today, almost 100 of the world’s top investment managers and investors managing approximately $2 trillion are using a single foundation that leverages all of their ideas and produces innovative technology on a regular, iterative cycle. At its essence, Novus is a platform for the industry’s top investors to collectively innovate.
We help our allocator clients drive more rigorous manager research, gain better transparency into their portfolios and automate reporting to investors, boards and other constituents.
We help our investment manager clients discover their skill-sets and weaknesses to drive higher returns while driving more differentiated external and internal reporting to raise capital and deliver more efficiency.
At Novus, we take responsibility to discover, capture, validate and enrich client data, in order to deliver the insights that ultimately give investors an edge.
All of your porsition-level data, historically and up to last night, tagged with anything you care about: sectors, asset classes, strategies liquidity profiles, you name it. Reconciled, verfied and enriched so you can trust the data. Now you can answer any portfolio related question at the aggregate, client or portfolio level.
100% customizable and automated reporting. You can easily create custom dashboards or reports for your team or investors.
Compare your portfolio's positions and crowdedness to the public holdings of over 1,200 recognized hedge funds tracked across Novus' Hedge Fund Universe. Use these public data analytics to uncover potential liquidity risks, idea selection, and other opportunities within your funds own construction.
Visual risk limits and P&L side by side to better understand historical trends.
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I've had a wonderful experience with Novus thus far. Coming from Google where the interview process is rather excessive, Novus met the bar that Google sets in a more efficient manner (my interview timeline was a month). Typically interviews consist of 4-5 interviews, an assessment, as well as reference checks and standard background check. You'll connect with multiple team members to provide you with insight into the different departments, as well as how the company works cross-functionally. A great experience!
I'm happy with every aspect.
Advice to Management
Keep doing what you're doing! The passion and dedication that you all have is what makes Novus, Novus.
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Novus Partners.
Two rounds of phone interview with analysts/associates. Then an onsite interview with three different associates (30 min one-on-one). Finally, a presentation.
1) The process is smooth and rather quick. It took two weeks to finish the phone interviews and got an onsite the third week.
2) HR does a great job in arranging the interview and responds swiftly if you have any questions about the process, firm, role, etc.
1) During my second phone interview, midway through the fit questions, the associate blew me off and said he had to end the call given the tasks at work. Thus, he asked if we can schedule the interview in the afternoon so we did. When the time comes, he called 5 mins late just to tell me sorry that he can't conduct the interview and hope to reschedule for tomorrow. Once again, he called 5 mins late again the next day.
2) During the onsite interview, it was evident that the interviewers had seen my resume for the first time when sitting across the desk from me. One of them didn't even bother to wing it and literally asked me to give him a few minutes to review my resume.
- Rescheduling the interview is perfectly fine, but do so if you are completely confident you are free at the time you proposed. My time is as valuable as yours. And if you do anticipate you can't make it, send an email to the candidate. This way, the candidate can allocate the time to something else. Don't call late just to tell me you can't make it.
- I understand that sometimes the workload can be insurmountable that one can't analyze a candidate thoroughly (linkedin, resume, etc.) before conducting the interview. But at the very least, take a brief 3 mins or so to review his/her resume before you step into the interview room. That's the very least one can do and not waste the candidate's time.
- The way I was treated, I knew I was no longer interested and decided to pursue an offer I had received with another firm.
- As for the talent manager/HR, keep it up!! What you're doing is great like replying to everybody's concerns on Glassdoor.
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