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Advanced Strategies (Operational Due Diligence)

Mesirow Financial

Advanced Strategies (Operational Due Diligence)
Chicago, IL Internship Paid

Description

The Opportunity

Mesirow Financial is an independent, employee-owned firm founded in 1937. As specialists in investment, risk management and advisory services, we are committed to helping our institutional, corporate and individual clients achieve their objectives. Our professionals are inspired by an entrepreneurial desire to develop tailored solutions designed to deliver measurable results.

Mesirow Advanced Strategies, Inc. (MAS) is a widely recognized and employee-owned manager of hedge fund portfolios in the alternative investments industry. To learn more about MAS, visit our website at the following: http://www.mesirowfinancial.com/advancedstrategies/default.jsp

Advanced Strategies is seeking a full-time intern to join their operational due diligence (ODD) team this summer in Chicago, Illinois. The position specifically focuses on the operational reviews of hedge fund managers.

Responsibilities

  • Assist in the review and analysis of hedge fund managers’ audited financial statements
  • Manage the administrative responsibilities of the ODD team to help the team run efficiently
  • Assist team members in preparation for travel and onsite meetings with hedge fund managers
  • Work with the ODD team to follow-up on outstanding questions from our onsite hedge fund manager meetings and document the resolution of outstanding questions
  • Assist in compiling information on our underlying hedge fund managers such as service providers used, terms of investment, data for cash management projects, data for client queries, etc.

Qualifications

Requirements

  • Graduation in December 2019 or later
  • Going into Junior year in a 4 or 5 year program (eg, Master’s of Science in Accountancy)
  • Resume must include expected graduation month/year and cumulative GPA
  • Minimum GPA of 3.4
  • Accounting and/or Finance major strongly desired
  • Basic knowledge of accounting and finance
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills as well as the ability to thrive in a team environment
  • Intellectual curiosity and an intense passion for learning about hedge funds
  • Attention to detail and ability to see projects through to completion
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills

About Us

Mesirow Financial is an independent, employee-owned firm founded in 1937. As specialists in investment, risk management and advisory services, we are committed to helping our institutional, corporate and individual clients achieve their objectives. Our professionals are inspired by an entrepreneurial desire to develop tailored solutions designed to deliver measurable results.