Title - Senior Associate / Vice President
Position Location – Chicago
Start Date – June 2013
Deadline to Apply – February 11, 2013
Company Description - Origami Capital Partners is a Chicago-based investment firm with committed capital of $680 million. The firm, which was founded in 2008, specializes in innovative, niche investment strategies. To date, Origami has been one of the largest buyers of secondary interests in hedge funds, having acquired interests with a net asset value of more than $1.3 billion. Origami is structured as a private equity fund with capital that is committed for up to nine years. Consequently, it is able to help identify unusual but significant market opportunities that require a number of years to come to fruition.
Job Description - Origami Capital Partners is seeking a Senior Associate or Vice President to take forward a novel, niche investment strategy that the candidate develops and presents through the Origami Idea Challenge. Ideally, the candidate will have the skills to assist in implementing the strategy he or she developed. The position’s primary responsibilities will be to work with the Origami team to research the underlying assets being considered for purchase, develop bids, and assist in the negotiation and sourcing of transactions. Candidates who participate in the Origami Idea Challenge and submit prize-winning ideas will have the opportunity to be considered for the positions.
Qualifications - Candidate must be: creative, independently-minded and curious; entrepreneurial and have an ability to work with a small team in an opportunistic fashion; quantitative and have strong communication skills; self-directed, detail-oriented and hardworking. A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree is required, and MBA’s and CFA’s are highly regarded.
How to Apply - To be considered for the position, the candidate must participate in the Origami Idea Challenge:
- Develop an investment strategy
- Submit a 5-page written summary of your idea via www.OrigamiChallenge.com by Feb 11, 2013
- Win one of the eight division prizes in the contest (Semi-Final winners will receive $10,000 and the Final winner will receive $50,000)
Additional details can be found at www.OrigamiChallenge.com. If you choose, you may email a summary of your idea (less than 250 words) to firstname.lastname@example.org, and our research team will provide feedback.
Compensation - Commensurate with experience and competitive with the market
Job Responsibilities - The position will not be limited to the following duties, but will include one or more of the following:
- Develop valuation and cash-flow models and underlying investments
- Perform due diligence and reference checks
- Prepare detailed written summaries of the investment opportunities
- Negotiate transactions
- Monitor the investments and portfolio changes