Portfolio and Investment Analyst

London (GB)
(£)38017 to 44045
Sep 16, 2020
End of advertisement period
Oct 06, 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Portfolio and Investment Analyst

Reference Number 60027914
Location Northampton Square, Bunhill Row
School / Service The Business School (formerly Cass)
Department Faculty of Management
Contract Duration Permanent
Hours Full-time
Salary Range (£)38017 to 44045


Founded in 1894, City, University of London is a global university committed to academic excellence with a focus on business and the professions and an enviable central London location.

City attracts around 20,000 students (over 40% postgraduate level) from more than 150 countries and staff from over 75 countries.

In the last decade, City has almost tripled the proportion of its total academic staff producing world-leading or internationally excellent research.

Led by President, Professor Sir Paul Curran, City has made significant investments in its academic staff, its estate and its infrastructure and continues to work towards realising its vision of being a leading global university. 

The Business School formerly known as Cass has an established reputation for excellence in business research and education. Within the School, The Peter Cullum Centre for Entrepreneurship encourages entrepreneurship through teaching, research, financial and advisory support to entrepreneurs across the Business School community and beyond. One of its key activities is the management of an investment fund – the Cass Entrepreneurship Fund (“CEF”) - www.cassentrepreneurship.fund – a £10m funded by venture capital professionals which makes early stage investments into growth companies.

We are seeking a Portfolio & Investment Analyst to join CEF.


The appointed Portfolio & Investment Analyst will report to the Investment Director. They will analyse, monitor and report ongoing performance of portfolio companies and work on investment assessment and coordinating operational processes. The Analyst will assist with new deal appraisal, due diligence and post investment action planning and will conduct industry landscape analysis and competitor research. They will review and build financial models to test forecasts and will organise Investment Committee meetings, CEF events and social media.

Person Specification

The successful candidate will be educated to degree level. They will have a strong numerical background with experience of investment or commercial analyses. They will ideally have had previous exposure to early-stage businesses and their ongoing commercial and financial needs. Knowledge/experience of UK venture capital investment would be desirable. They will have strong communication skills, with the ability to conduct data analysis and write and present reports. They will have good commercial judgement and the ability to plan and prioritise their workload and work well as part of a small team.

Additional Information

City offers a sector-leading salary, pension scheme and benefits including a comprehensive package of staff training and development.

Closing date for applications: 11.59pm 6th October 2020 

Actively working to promote equal opportunity and diversity

Academic excellence for business and the professions

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