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Investment Analyst

Job ID: 6273

Updated: Jan 21, 2022

Location: Chicago, IL, United States

Category: Finance/Accounting


About Kirkland & Ellis

Kirkland & Ellis LLP is a preeminent, full-service law firm with offices around the world and a staff as diverse as the practice areas we support. Our clients range from Fortune 100 companies to medium and small corporations, financial institutions, and private equity firms.  Known for our commitment to excellence, Kirkland strives to provide superior service to our clients as well as our fellow employees. From Information Technology to Human Resources, Paralegal Services to Business Development, Kirkland offers non-attorney professionals challenging careers in a variety of functional areas. Whether starting or growing your career, Kirkland can offer a performance-driven culture filled with bright and innovative teams of co-workers.

Essential Job Functions

The Investment Analyst is a member of the Investment Partnerships Group, which is responsible for the analysis, administration, and recordkeeping of the investment program on behalf of the Firm’s partners. The Investment Analyst will work directly with senior managers and partners of the Firm, with a focus both on analyzing investment opportunities and preparing written investment memorandums to present to the Investment Committee, and also preparing subscription materials for investments. 

Essential Functions

  • Analyze and present investment opportunities to the Investment Committee with a special attention to strategy, track record, team, and terms.
  • Review offering materials (e.g., private placement memorandums, limited partnership agreements) on investment opportunities and summarize/prepare investment memos for distribution to internal partners, responding to general inquiries and collecting commitments.
  • Document Investment Committee decisions related to making investments, the size of investments, action with respect to amendments, and sales of investments.
  • Prepare subscription agreements (including AML/KYC packets) for investments.
  • Analyze and present early liquidity offers, and sale contracts to the Investment Committee.
  • Analyze commitment spending for presentation to the Investment Committee.
  • Ad-hoc research and analysis.
  • Validate data, test reports/features with database implementations, customizations, and upgrades.
  • Periodic report development and database enhancement coordination to the Investment Group’s database.

Qualifications & Requirements

  • The successful candidate will have ~3+ years of relevant experience in investment analysis in a financial services, private equity, or consulting firm. Other relevant backgrounds will be considered. 
  • The candidate must be self-starting, proactive, self-confident, organized, and a team player who can also work independently and sometimes assertively. The candidate must have a strong customer service orientation, good people skills, and a commitment to excellence.
  • A bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance, or related fields (or comparable experience) is required.
  • Candidate must have superior professional written, analytical, organizational, and research skills.
  • High level of proficiency in Excel and Word is essential with some experience with general accounting software and database software is a plus.


  • MS Office with emphasis on Excel skills

Work Environment

  • This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and filing cabinets.

How to Apply

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Equal Employment Opportunity

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Talemetry Abbreviated Job Desc

The Investment Analyst is a member of the Investment Partnerships Group, which is responsible for the analysis, administration, and recordkeeping of the investment program on behalf of the Firm’s partners.