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Investment Analyst

Requisition ID: R10042920

  • CategoryCategory: Business Management
  • LocationLocation: El Segundo, CA, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: None
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: None
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Number of Positions AvailablePositions Available: 1

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

This position will allow for some telework, but candidates must be local to El Segundo, CA as there will be a need to go into the office a few times a week.

The Investment Trust & Administration ("ITA") team is responsible for oversight of over $75 billion in Trust assets for Northrop Grumman, including more than $35 billion in the DB pension plan. ITA is currently seeking an Investment Analyst in El Segundo, CA with a primary focus on Alternatives to help prudently invest the $10 billion Alternatives portfolio across a broad array of asset classes including private equity, private credit, real estate, real assets, and other alternatives. The portfolio invests globally in primary partnerships, separate accounts, commingled funds and co-investments alongside top General Partners in the world. The ITA team is staffed by a small and collaborative team of investment professionals with support from the broader Northrop Grumman organization.

The Investment Analyst will work alongside several senior investment professionals on the Alternatives team. The ideal individual will need to thrive working in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment while utilizing creative problem-solving skills in order to meet the objectives of the Trust. This role offers an opportunity for earlier-career investment professionals to gain broad-based experience in the investment management industry across various asset classes. The individual will be involved across all aspects of the investment process, including but not limited to:


Portfolio Management

  • Monitor the investment activity of the portfolio while leveraging third-party administrators to provide accurate and timely information
  • Review performance, process, firm changes, and other areas as appropriate via manager meetings, conferences, and webcasts
  • Provide portfolio performance, benchmarking, and exposure analysis to senior investment professionals
  • Gather, analyze, and synthesize data for deliverables to the head of ITA and Investment Committee
  • Maintain internal Inbox and databases while seeking enhancement to portfolio monitoring tools
  • Assist Operations team with managing administrators, custodian, and auditors

Investment Due Diligence

  • Assist senior investment professionals in the full range of duties associated with underwriting investment opportunities
  • Analyze track record and provide attribution analysis of investment managers
  • Review deal documents and work with Legal and Compliance in negotiating terms in the limited partnership agreement
  • Conduct industry research to understand market dynamics, competitive landscape, and go-forward growth
  • Draft memos of intent, investment recommendation, and investment binders for final review by the head of ITA
  • Travel and attend annual manager meetings, due diligence sessions and industry conferences as needed


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors’ degree in relevant field (business, economics, or similar quantitative field) with 3 years' of relevant experience; or 1 year with a Masters
  • Be local to and able to commute regularly (3x a week) on site to our office in El Segundo, CA
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint)
  • Ability to manage multiple projects (often with aggressive timelines) in an efficient, committed, and effective manner
  • Proactive, self-starter that is highly motivated and embraces the responsibilities and expectations associated with being an ERISA investor
  • Strong quantitative skills; strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Flexible work hours to meet demands of a global portfolio. Department currently offers flexible work arrangements including 9/80 and other hybrid options
  • Ability to travel both domestically and internationally
  • Conducts all activity in a manner consistent with Northrop Grumman’s business policies and procedures, including standards for business practices and ethics

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Passed Level I or higher of the CFA or CAIA
  • High proficiency in Excel with financial modeling skills
  • Knowledge of capital markets, including but not limited to Alternative investments (private equity, private debt, real estate, real assets, etc)
  • Experience with pension, endowment, foundation or other plan sponsor or asset owner

Salary Range: $68,100 USD - $102,100 USD

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.

Did you know?

Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.