NEW! 2-Year Investment Analyst Program at Davidson Kempner

Apply to be an Analyst at Davidson Kempner by 10/29!

Job Title: Investment Analyst
Davidson Kempner Capital Management – New York, NY

About the Firm

Davidson Kempner (DK) Capital Management LP is a premier and well established private alternative investment management firm, currently managing approximately $39 billion in assets. The firm was founded in 1983 and has offices in New York, Philadelphia, London, Dublin, Hong Kong and Shenzhen. The Firm manages multi-strategy funds that engage in event-driven strategies including distressed debt, merger arbitrage, special situations equities, convertible and volatility arbitrage and long/short equities. In addition, the firm manages private equity style drawdown funds that make investments in less liquid and longer-dated distressed and dislocated situations.

DK has a strong Yale network including co-founder and retired Managing Partner Tom Kempner (’75) and multiple other active partners and employees including Yale recruiting team lead, Alex Hickey (’17).

New Analyst Rotational Program – apply on Yale Career Link

This is a 2-year analyst program that will involve a rotation in the first year across different investment teams within credit and equities, ranging from U.S. Corporate Distressed, Real Estate, Structured Products, L/S Credit, Convertible Arb, Merger Arb, Special Situations and L/S Equities. The experience will provide exposure to both private and public equity and credit markets. We will offer excel, corporate finance and accounting training, including access to extensive virtual programs, but most of the learning will come from apprenticeship and working side by side with the investment teams. In the second year of the program the analyst will remain with one team to gain deeper knowledge and further develop skills. There is an opportunity to stay beyond the two years for analysts who perform at a high level.

Ideal Candidate Qualifications:

  • Strong academic achievement and analytical skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication
  • Ability to think quickly, critically and objectively
  • Team player
  • Self-motivated, pro-active and entrepreneurial spirit
  • Extracurriculars and leadership experience is a plus

Skills/Knowledge that will be developed:

  • Ability to construct and articulate investment ideas
  • An understanding of accounting and corporate finance and ability to create financial models
  • Transaction analysis, due diligence, investment research, negotiation, and project management

Application deadline is fast approaching: October 29, 2021 for a summer/fall 2022 start. Apply on Yale Career Link today!


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