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Associate, Primary



Job Description

HarbourVest Partners, LLC is currently seeking candidates for 2 to 3 year pre-MBA Associate positions in its Primary Fund-of-Funds Investment Group. HarbourVest plans to hire professional into the group for an immediate or summer 2019 start. Candidates should submit their resumes to mmarotta@harbourvest.com no later than March 11, 2019.

The Associate, Primary’s responsibilities include performing comprehensive analysis on potential and existing primary partnership fund investment opportunities including reviewing offering memoranda for new funds coming to market; conducting due diligence meetings with buyout, distressed debt, mezzanine, and venture capital managers; performing reference checks with portfolio company executives; working extensively with financial models; and evaluating overall performance by examining underlying portfolio investments. As part of the Primary team, the Associate will play an integral role in monitoring the firm’s investments in a broad variety of private equity fund managers. Specific responsibilities will include regular interaction with fund managers and attendance at the annual meetings of various private equity firms. In addition, he/she will be responsible for supporting limited partners through involvement in annual reporting, annual meetings, and responding to client requests. Finally, responsibilities will include providing overall support to the group as necessary.

Additional skills must include ranking near the top of your class with regards to problem solving and quantitative skills, the ability to multi-task with little supervision, and superb written and oral communication skills for presenting an investment thesis to a group.




2-3 years of investment banking, consulting, or institutional limited partner experience; strong academic background (both undergraduate school and GPA)

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