Strategic Investments Associate at GCM Grosvenor | Powderkeg


The Strategic Investments Group combines our unparalleled deal sourcing platform with the flexibility to capture an evolving opportunity set across asset classes, liquidity profiles, capital structures, and geographies. The team integrates this deal sourcing capability and flexible mandate with a seamless execution process that has allowed it to become one of the leading opportunistic investment platforms in the marketplace. The Strategic Investments Group manages over $5bn in AUM.

The Associate will be involved in all aspects of the investment process across hedge fund and private equity style investing, including idea sourcing, due diligence, transaction execution and investment monitoring. Strong performers that are a good fit with the group will have the opportunity to stay on in a career track position.

As an onsite/hybrid employee, you are expected to be in the office in coordination with your manager.


  • Analyze and conduct due diligence on investment opportunities across the public and private markets.
  • Analyze public company materials, private information memorandums and industry reports for potential investment opportunities.
  • Build detailed financial models to perform valuation analyses.
  • Coordinate with external advisors to perform due diligence.
  • Leverage broad network of GCM Grosvenor alternative asset managers to synthesize industry and company insights to inform due diligence process.
  • Coordinate with internal and external counsel to review deal terms, as well as negotiate and execute investment transactions.
  • Prepare investment memoranda; present recommendations and due diligence findings to internal committees and clients.
  • Actively monitor investments to assist in ongoing portfolio management.
  • Provide client management support and related duties as assigned.


  • 1 - 2 years of experience in investment banking is required. Candidates with an additional 1-2 years of experience at a hedge fund or private equity firm will also be considered.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Finance, Accounting or related field with a strong record of academic success is required.
  • Exceptional quantitative, financial modeling and valuation skills are required.
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills.
  • Superior organization, decision making and critical thinking skills.
  • Outstanding project management skills and the ability to work effectively in a deal teams, often on several transactions or potential opportunities simultaneously, under tight deadlines.
  • Ability to balance multiple concurrent projects and work both independently and as a productive member of project teams.
  • Desire to work in a dynamic, entrepreneurial organization.
  • High degree of integrity.
  • Dedicated work ethic and commitment to team and a goal-oriented environment.

In terms of cultural fit, the successful candidate will be self-motivated and energized by working amongst a group of thoughtful, smart and successful colleagues. The individual will enjoy being part of an organization focused on excellence and will be a naturally collaborative person who enjoys interacting with individuals at all levels. Additionally, the individual will be a strong team player with a proactive approach and the ability to exercise discretion and judgment.


We are not afraid to think differently. Embrace new ideas. Dream big. Welcome change. We are a culture of empowerment, accountability, high performance, and trust. Successful team members are self-motivated and energized by working alongside thoughtful and smart colleagues in a fast-paced environment. Individuals who thrive on this team enjoy being a part of an organization focused on excellence. We look for naturally collaborative individuals who enjoy interacting at all levels of the organization.


A diverse, engaged team is critical to our ability to successfully create and deliver value to our clients. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment where diverse professionals can thrive professionally, and we are dedicated to training, retaining, and promoting minorities, women, LGBTQ employees, veterans and individuals with disabilities. Over 55% of GCM Grosvenor employees and 43% of executive management are women and/or ethnically diverse individuals. In addition, we seek to drive a more diverse, inclusive industry through our partnership with diverse professionals organizations and by consciously working with subcontractors and vendors that are certified as minority-, women-, or persons with disabilities-owned businesses.


GCM Grosvenor (Nasdaq: GCMG) is a global alternative asset management solutions provider with approximately $79 billion in assets under management across private equity, infrastructure, real estate, credit, and absolute return investment strategies.

The firm has specialized in alternatives for more than 52 years and has a diverse, engaged team of approximately 530 professionals serving a global client base. We are proud to offer our employees a comprehensive benefits package focused on health and wellness, retirement planning, and diversity and inclusion. The firm is headquartered in Chicago, with offices in New York, Toronto, London, Frankfurt, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Seoul, and Sydney. For more information, visit:


Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Strategic Investments Associate
  • Company
    GCM Grosvenor
  • Location
    Chicago, IL
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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