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Investment Analyst

RVK is an independently owned, national firm with headquarters in Portland, OR and regional offices in Boise, ID, Chicago, IL, and New York, NY. We provide unbiased investment consulting services to nearly 200 clients, including corporations, public retirement systems, Taft-Hartley funds, nonprofit organizations, operating reserve funds, high-net-worth individuals and families, and other special purpose funds. The heart of RVK is our team-centered approach to client service, provided by our experienced team of investment consulting professionals. RVK is one of the five largest investment consulting firms in the world, as reported by Pensions & Investments, and is the only firm to be named a Coalition Greenwich Quality Leader among large U.S. investment consultants for a fifth consecutive year.*
We are a growing firm, with a broad slate of consulting capabilities and services, industry leading reputation for exceptional client focused investment consulting and strict adherence to the highest ethical standards.
We are looking for intellectually curious and pragmatically innovative candidates with a “can do” attitude to fill our Investment Analyst position. Candidates must be prepared to work in an extraordinarily collegial team-oriented environment and consulting model.

Job Description

The Investment Analyst provides critical support to RVK’s consulting team. The Investment Analyst is responsible for preparing monthly and quarterly investment performance reports in accordance with RVK’s standards as well as responding to ad hoc internal and external client requests. 

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Prepare standard and customized investment performance reports, executive summaries, investment policy reviews, fee analyses, fund profile reports, memos, investment manager commentary, investment manager watch list reports, PowerPoint presentations, rebalancing analyses, socially responsible investing analyses, investment manager structure studies, and a variety of special projects at the request of internal or external clients on a daily, monthly, and/or quarterly basis with required levels of timeliness, quality, accuracy, and adherence to RVK and department standards
  • Communicate with internal and external clients, investment managers, custodian banks, index vendors, and other third-party data providers
  • Collect, input, analyze, and reconcile data
  • Calculate, analyze, and interpret numerous financial statistics at the investment manager, composite, index, and peer group level
  • Review, edit, and proofread materials as requested
  • Gain the knowledge and time-management skills necessary to peer review deliverables; the peer review is intended to catch errors that may have been inadvertently missed by the investment analyst
  • With assistance, define key messages and use creativity in presenting ideas, recommendations, and information to internal and external clients
  • Observe/participate in internal and external client meetings and team projects when requested
  • Provide timely responses to internal and external client questions/requests and be proactive in supporting their success
  • Certification by Bloomberg Professional Services for the Bloomberg Terminal within 90-days of employment
  • Gain proficiency in PARis, IMDM, RADAR, AltInvest, Insignis, Bloomberg and SharePoint
  • Maintain monthly and quarterly due dates, to do lists, checklists, and procedures
  • Work in a deadline-driven environment and handle multiple tasks simultaneously; follow through and up on assigned tasks (team, client, and administrative) without needing to be micromanaged
  • Carry a full work load (15 to 30 low to mid complexity plans); and contribute to team and firm initiatives while consistently producing timely and quality work
  • Assist colleagues as needed
  • Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities, reading professional publications, maintaining personal networks, and/or participating in professional organizations
  • Help achieve RVK business plan goals
  • Other duties assigned as needed

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, economics, and/or a related field
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with strong attention to detail

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong internal and external communication and interpersonal skills with proven ability to build and maintain relationships with internal and external clients
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Suite (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Basic grasp of financial concepts, terms, and benchmarks
  • Basic grasp of financial math concepts such as capitalization-weighting, net cash flow, time-weighted rates of return, and geometric compounding
  • Analytical skills
  • Ability to manage and manipulate data
  • Ability to problem-solve independently
  • Proven initiative to improve processes or create efficiencies
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently, within a team environment
  • Ability to work in a deadline-driven environment and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to effectively communicate progress and follow through on assigned tasks
  • Strong internal and external client service and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to perform a variety of highly responsible, complex, and confidential functions involving the use of independent judgment, problem solving skills, and personal initiative
  • Ability to analyze situations carefully and adopt effective courses of action
  • Strong work ethic; able and willing to work more than 40 hours per week when needed (deadlines and/or workload may require 50 to 60-hour weeks and include evening and weekend time)
  • Self-motivated
  • Friendly, professional work demeanor
  • Ability to maintain a positive attitude even under the most stressful situations
  • Good judgment, flexibility, creativity, and sensitivity in response to changing situations and needs
  • Entry-level position, therefore, no prior work experience is required, but finance related internships are preferred
  • Knowledge of the financial services industry helpful, but not required
Coalition Greenwich issued an award on April 26, 2022 based on their July through October 2021 study. No direct or indirect compensation has been paid by RVK in connection with obtaining or using this award. To read more about the Greenwich award, please refer to the following URL: