Private Equity Jobs of the Week: BlackRock, Alibaba Group, StepStone Group are hiring


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A weekly roundup of jobs in the private equity industry – from buyout shops to venture capital funds to investment banks.

BlackRock is looking to hire a private equity/hedge fund associate, Alternatives Operations Fee Oversight. The successful candidate will make an immediate contribution to various projects with a specific focus on management and performance fees and complex waterfalls. Responsibilities include building out models including preferred return, recycling capital, clawback, and realized and unrealized waterfalls; interpreting fee agreements and other legal documentation to ensure timely and accurate calculations; participating in new business discussions with prospective and existing clients around fee structures; and ensuring new funds are on-boarded within the best-in-class control framework. At least four years of experience in alternative investments required. The position is located in New York.

Alibaba Group has an opening for an investment associate. Responsibilities include identifying industry trends and strategic areas for investment, assisting with due diligence, frequent travel to China to meet with top executives, and developing and maintaining relationships with companies and stakeholders. An undergraduate degree from a top university in a quantitative field and at least one to three years of work experience at a leading investment bank, consulting firm, or technology company required; e-commerce and/or media experience preferred. Native fluency in Mandarin required (spoken and written). The position is located in the San Francisco Bay Area.

StepStone Group is searching for a private equity secondaries associate/senior associate. The hire will source and lead investment opportunities, interpret financial analyses, conduct market research, perform financial modeling, and monitor the performance of the firm’s portfolio. Requirements include three to six years’ experience in secondary underwriting, a strong sense of risk/reward trade-off, and sound investment judgement. The position is located in the greater New York City area.

ZZ Ventures is in the market for a vice president/associate. The successful candidate will work directly with the senior members of the firm, assisting in all aspects of investment in vertically-focused technologies, enterprise software and IT, IoT, and emerging technology. Responsibilities include deal screening, investment analysis, and due diligence. At least two to five years’ significant experience at a top-tier VC firm or major corporation’s venture group required. The position is located in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Lightview Capital is seeking a pre-MBA/senior analyst. The hire will work on all aspects of the investment process, including company and industry research, financial modeling and valuation, developing and monitoring value creation plans, assisting portfolio companies in developing M&A growth strategies, and managing firm infrastructure including deal-flow pipeline, investor network databases, and ad hoc operational items. Candidates need six to 18 months of relevant experience, preferably in investment banking, private equity, management consulting, business development, or related. The position is located in Summit, NJ.

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