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Transaction Compliance Associate

at Cambridge Associates Inc

Posted: 6/25/2019
Job Reference #: 6270

Job Description

Firm Overview

We are a leading global investment firm and aim to help endowments & foundations, pension plans, and high net worth private clients implement and manage custom investment portfolios that generate outperformance and enable them to maximize their impact on the world.  Working alongside its early clients, Cambridge Associates pioneered the strategy of high-equity orientation and broad diversification, which since its inception in the 1980s has been a primary driver of performance for institutional investors. Today, we deliver a range of portfolio management services, including outsourced CIO, non-discretionary portfolio management, investment staff extension, and asset class mandates. Cambridge Associates maintains offices in major financial centers across the globe, with headquarters in Boston, MA.

Working with some of the world’s most sophisticated institutional investors, we bring a deep knowledge of portfolio management best practices to the clients we serve, and select our colleagues with great attention to their potential to become a valuable member of a collaborative, intelligent and hard-working team. 

Position Overview

As a unit of the Compliance Department, the Transaction Compliance Associate is responsible for monitoring all portfolios managed by Cambridge Associates Outsourced Chief Investment Officers (OCIOs) for compliance with the firm and client’s investment guidelines.  

Primary Responsibilities

  • Establishing a thorough understanding of client investment policy statements and the policies of Cambridge Associates and CA Capital Management.

  • Creating and maintaining appropriate Excel models to monitor portfolio compliance both pre- and post-trade.

  • Ensuring all transaction-based compliance issues are properly investigated, documented, and incorporated into monthly reports.

  • Assist the Transaction Compliance Manager in proposing policy amendments to address identified risks and/or inefficiencies.

  • Working with other departments within the firm to timely complete various regulatory filings.

Secondary Responsibilities

  • Serving as a policy resource to members of the investment, legal, management and operational teams.

  • Assisting in the vendor due diligence oversight process.

  • Staying abreast of industry trends through personal research, networking, and conference attendance.

  • Providing coverage for absent Trade Compliance team members

  • Performing other ad hoc requests as assigned.


  • 1 - 3 years of relevant work experience within the financial services industry, preferably in an investment compliance or audit environment preferred.

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, or related field with a record of high academic achievement.

  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel.

  • Strong quantitative, analytical, and communication skills.

  • Familiarity with the major asset classes and their role in an investment portfolio.

  • Prior Experience with Charles River, Bloomberg AIM, or Eze Castle compliance software a plus

  • Demonstrated problem solving skills, multi-tasking abilities, and sound judgment.

  • A demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team

    All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter

?Cambridge Associates is an equal opportunity employer.  Diversity and inclusion are essential elements of our culture. We are committed to fostering an environment where individual perspectives, backgrounds, and life experiences make the firm a great place to work, and result in a more satisfying client experience.