Credit Research Analyst, Primary Fund at GCM Grosvenor | Powderkeg


We are seeking an Analyst focused on primary fund research within our Credit Research Team. This person will join a group of ten other investment professionals focused on credit fund research and a broader Credit team of approximately eighteen investment professionals. The Research team works closely with other investment and operational professionals throughout GCM Grosvenor.


  • Perform thorough qualitative and quantitative analysis of existing and potential investments in credit fund managers. Coverage responsibilities will include both liquid (i.e., hedge fund) and illiquid (i.e., private debt) strategies, split across a broad range of sub strategies.
  • Prepare internal and external market and investment commentary monthly.
  • Communicate (verbally and in writing) with credit managers and report back manager and strategy-related issues to the Credit team.
  • Regularly attend meetings with credit managers and participate in industry conferences; summarize and communicate the meetings’ and conference subject matter within the investments group.
  • Update peer data sets and undertake other data analysis on existing and potential investments.
  • Participate in the due diligence of potential new investments with credit managers and make written recommendations to the research group and investment committee.
  • Track, analyze, and interpret trends in credit funds and the related capital markets.
  • Perform special projects related to the strategy or credit industry.


  • Bachelor’s Degree with a concentration in Finance, Economics, Accounting or a related field.
  • 0-3 years of experience in a finance or investment management position.
  • Strong interest in and knowledge of the investment industry, particularly the alternative investment industry.
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills. The ability to articulate thoughts in a clear and concise manner to both clients and staff through written correspondence and presentations.
  • Highly proficient with Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, changing environment.
  • Excellent work ethic , high degree of professionalism and integrity, and commitment to team in a goal-oriented environment.
  • Superior organization, decision making and problem-solving skills with the demonstrated initiative and ability to manage tasks and projects independently from start to finish.
  • Strong attention to detail and concern for quality and accuracy of final product.

The successful candidate will be self-motivated and energized by working amongst a group of thoughtful, smart and successful colleagues. He or she 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, he or she 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 $77 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 50 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
    Credit Research Analyst, Primary Fund
  • Company
    GCM Grosvenor
  • Location
    Chicago, IL
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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