Operational Due Diligence Specialist



New York, NY
Full Time
3y ago

Company Description

Constellation Advisers is a premier investment management consultancy with a boutique firm approach. Drawing from decades of experience in investment management and financial services, our consultants provide expert advice and value-added service to a range of traditional and alternative investment management firms, their investors, and their service providers, including hedge funds, mutual funds, fund of funds, private wealth management firms, private equity and venture capital funds, global asset managers, foundations, fund administrators, prime brokers, and dispute litigators. Please see our website at https://www.constellationadvisers.com/

Job Description

Opportunity: This Operational Due Diligence Specialist role will be responsible for organizing and assisting in operational due diligence engagements on external fund managers for investments in Hedge or Private funds, Credit Investments, and Real Assets which includes Real Estate and Operational Infrastructure of Investment Managers. The Operational Due Diligence program adopts a risk-based approach to identify, evaluate, monitor, and report on the operational infrastructure of the fund’s management.

This dynamic role will provide opportunities to plan onsite engagements, engage in operational risk discussions with C-suite personnel and provide exposure and insight into a variety of asset classes, fund strategies, and operating models.

Role-Specific Accountabilities:

  • Project Management and Due diligence activities include a risk-based approach in analyzing and assessing processes, systems, documentation, personnel and overall controls pertaining to the following areas: Fund terms and Governance, Legal and Regulatory, Compliance, Trade Operations, Cash Controls, Counterparty Risk Management, Valuation, IT Infrastructure and Cybersecurity.
  • Participate in operational due diligence assessments of new and existing external fund managers, including on-site meetings with fund manager personnel.
  • Perform offensive and defensive due diligence initiative for Hedge Funds, Private Equity and other alternative and traditional investment managers.
  • Document due diligence meeting notes, draft comprehensive meeting reports/summaries and discuss findings with the team prior to finalization.
  • Work on projects to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of investment firms and assist in the documentation of various policies and procedures.
  • Support team to identify, verify, analyze and implement process improvement opportunities.
  • Contribute to strong working relationships within functional teams across the organization.


  • Bachelors Degree in accounting or finance.
  • Minimum 3-5 years of relevant work experience in the areas of due diligence, accounting, project management or consulting preferably at an alternative investment manager, Big Four or a sell-side institution such as a prime brokerage.
  • Knowledgeable in a wide range of asset classes, financial instruments and alternative investment strategies not limited to hedge, private equity and credit, real estate and infrastructure.
  • Understanding of industry standards and best practices relating to internal controls and procedures, risk management, operational due diligence and investment regulations.
  • Familiarity with ODD related systems, procedures, reporting & policies.
  • Strong PowerPoint skills, Experience with Vizio is a plus.
  • Demonstrate solid interpersonal, writing and communication skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and timelines. Exhibit high attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Comfortable with assisting senior team members with various levels of work and ad-hoc projects in a timely manner.
  • Proficient in MS Office suite of applications.
  • Ability to program or perform data analytics to streamline or automate workflow processes is beneficial.
  • Available for travel – expected travel is approximately 15-20%.
  • Exemplifies CPP Investments' Guiding Principles of Integrity, Partnership and High Performance.
  • Provide a redacted project management writing sample.

Additional Information

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