Private Equity Jobs of the Week: Goldman Sachs, Prudential and LAVCA 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.

Goldman Sachs’ alternative investment and manager selection group is seeking to hire a private equity vice president. The hire will conduct due diligence and evaluate secondary private equity transactions. Also, he or she will present investment opportunities to the investment committee through written and oral presentations and conduct required follow-up. Candidates should have a minimum of five plus years of experience in corporate finance/M&A/leverage finance/private equity/other private or public markets investing. The position is in New York.

Prudential’s alternative assets group is seeking a senior investment professional to join the firm’s private equity team. The hire will serve as one of the firm’s private equity specialists and be informed about current and developing trends in the sector; originate primary private equity fund, co-investment and secondary opportunities; lead deal team in evaluation and underwriting of fund, co-investment and secondary opportunities across various strategies; and aid management and active monitoring of Prudential’s core private equity relationships. Candidates should have 12 plus years of prior investment experience in investing in private equity funds, co-investments and secondary investments across multiple strategies and geographies. An MBA or equivalent degree is required; a CFA is preferred. Credit training is a plus. The position is in Newark, New Jersey.

The Association for Private Capital Investment in Latin America, a non-profit member organization that represents 195 private capital investors including private equity and venture capital fund managers, pension funds, sovereign wealth funds and family offices active in Latin America, is seeking a senior research professional. The hire will shape LAVCA’s research products, which include proprietary data, directories, rankings, targeted research projects and analysis. Candidates should have an MBA/postgraduate degree; a minimum of four years of relevant experience and have bilingual English, Spanish and/or Portuguese skills. Also required is a strong knowledge of the private equity and/or venture capital industry. Applicants should send a resume to contact@lavca.org. The position is in New York.

Teacher Retirement System of Texas is looking to hire a senior analyst or associate for its private equity team. The hire will work with the team in sourcing, underwriting, investing and managing new and existing fund and principal investments across the private equity portfolio. This position will be filled at one of two levels (senior analyst or associate) depending upon the qualifications of the individual selected and the discretion of the hiring manager. Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in business administration, finance, accounting, operations research, math, information technology, liberal arts or a related area. A senior analyst should have a minimum of one year of experience in private equity, investment banking, consulting, corporate development or similar background while a senior associate should have a minimum of three years of experience in private equity, investment banking, consulting, corporate development or similar background. The position is in Austin.