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Investment Associate - Private Debt and Equity

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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 40+ years. This dedication has led private equity firms and corporations around the world to rely on us to provide the strategic funding vital to support leveraged transactions and capital investments.

An investment associate with Northwestern Mutual Capital is responsible for evaluating direct private equity and debt investment opportunities across a broad range of industries. The associate works alongside senior deal team members to assist in all aspects of the transaction, including analyzing, modeling, and monitoring investments. The role offers a diversified exposure to private equity and fixed income investing, and associates are responsible for the development of cash flow models, investment theses, and various risk analyses.

Associates are also responsible for coordinating and interacting directly with corporate executives and presenting investment opportunities to the senior members of Northwestern Mutual Capital. The Pre-MBA NMC program provides an outstanding opportunity to engage with NMC’s Private Equity partners, develop a strong analytical framework, and succeed in a high-volume, lean deal team environment.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Four-year undergraduate degree in finance, accounting, economics, or mathematics and a track record of academic excellence.
  • Two-to-Four years of meaningful experience: investment banking, equity research, private equity, corporate development.
  • A broad knowledge of investments, an understanding of economic forces affecting a wide range of industries, proficiency in accounting, strong financial modeling skills, and intellectual curiosity
  • The ability to communicate effectively.

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

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