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Investment Analyst - Private Debt & Equity, Full-Time June 2022

At Northwestern Mutual, we are strong, innovative and growing. We invest in our people. We care and make a positive difference.

Northwestern Mutual’s Private Debt and Equity group is a committed investor in the private markets, partnering with leading private equity firms and corporations for the past 30+ years. This dedication has led private equity firms and corporations around the world to rely on us to provide the strategic funding necessary to support leveraged transactions and capital investments.

The private equity funds team is responsible for manager evaluation and selection on behalf of Northwestern Mutual Capital.

An Investment Analyst is responsible for assisting in the evaluation of new private equity and debt investments across a wide range of industries. Specific responsibilities include financial modeling and valuation, conducting industry and business due diligence, assisting in the writing of investment recommendation memos, and contributing to investment committee discussions. An Investment Analyst will also assist in the evaluation and monitoring of our $40 billion private equity and debt portfolio. As part of the investment process, the Investment Analyst will interact with senior investment professionals on a daily basis. The Investment Analyst, operating in a team environment, will be given increasing responsibility over time and high performers can expect career advancement opportunities (Senior Analyst and Associate).

Bring Your Best! What this role needs. Minimum qualifications

  • Completing a four-year degree in finance, accounting, economics, or mathematics from an accredited university in May/June 2022

  • Knowledge of investments, an understanding of economic forces affecting a wide range of industries

  • A broad knowledge of investments, an understanding of economic forces affecting a wide range of industries, proficiency in accounting, strong computer modeling skills, and intellectual curiosity

  • Strong ability to communicate effectively with corporate executives, attorneys and senior members of Northwestern Mutual Capital

  • Previous work or classroom experience in one or more of the following: Investment Banking, Equity Research, Private Equity, and/or Corporate Development

  • The Investment Analyst position is a two to three-year assignment, and high performers can expect promotion to Senior Analyst and potentially Associate

Preferred skills and proficiencies

  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving ability

  • High degree of self-motivation, passion, and a drive to learn

  • Ability to balance multiple priorities

Who we are

Northwestern Mutual has been helping families and businesses achieve financial security for over 160 years through a distinctive planning approach that integrates risk management with wealth accumulation, preservation, and distribution. With more than $290 billion in assets, $30 billion in revenues and more than $1.9 trillion worth of life insurance protection in force, Northwestern Mutual delivers financial security to more than 4.6 million clients. People are the power behind Northwestern Mutual, and diversity makes us better. We are committed to reflecting and serving the marketplace. We do so by attracting and improving the engagement of those who bring their outstanding perspectives, ideas, and beliefs. At Northwestern Mutual, people matter. And you’ll be working for a company that’s consistently voted among the “most admired” in the nation. We invite you to explore your career interests with us.

This job is not covered by the existing Collective Bargaining Agreement.

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We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or status as a protected veteran, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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We’re excited about the potential people bring to Northwestern Mutual. You can grow your career here while enjoying first-class perks, benefits, and commitment to diversity and inclusion.