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Investment Analyst (all genders)

The Hasso Plattner Foundation aims to accelerate the adoption of digital technologies through science and education, improve access to art and culture, and support environmental conservation. Hasso Plattner is one of the founders of SAP, an enterprise software company, and has been chairman of its supervisory board since 2003. In 1998, Hasso Plattner founded the Hasso Plattner Institute for Digital Engineering, marking his first significant philanthropic contribution. After signing the Giving Pledge (initiated by Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffet), he established the foundation in 2015.

We are the Investment Office of the Hasso Plattner Foundation. We have the mandate to generate income, and preserve and grow the wealth of the Hasso Plattner Foundation – with the ultimate goal of funding existing and new philanthropic initiatives into perpetuity. We aim to generate high, risk-adjusted returns and invest capital in global public equities... leveraged buyouts, venture and growth capital, hedge funds and real assets. We invest with trusted external partners and selectively via direct ownership of businesses, especially in enterprise software and digital health.

Our investment strategy focuses on long-term equity ownership and risk diversification. The investment office seeks out external partners with entrepreneurial spirit, an ingrained moral compass, and a drive to make a positive impact. We invest to create value for both shareholders and society. Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) considerations guide our investment decisions deeply.

This role is based in Potsdam, Germany.

The Position

As an Investment Analyst you will be an integral part of the investment team and carry a vote for investment committee decisions. This position offers unique insights into long-term oriented investment management, and the opportunity to experience and learn about a variety of asset classes and investment strategies. From day one, Investment Analysts meet current and prospective external partners, including some of the world’s most renowned investors. Analysts will assist in the full investment cycle from sourcing to investing and monitoring, conduct portfolio analysis and carry out independent research projects on topics such as identifying new investment themes. Analysts also help extending our professional network to investors and global market participants.

Investment Analysts can get promoted to Investment Managers after two years, starting a structured program to gain deep asset class knowledge, with the opportunity to rotate between individual asset classes.

Applicants Should Have
• Excellent academic achievement (bachelor’s or master’s degree). All majors are encouraged to apply.
• Interest in investing and finance is a must, prior financial industry experience is not.
• Excellent analytical skills and a structured working style with attention to detail.
• Fluency in English is required, other languages are a plus. No German required.

What else do we offer you?
• Working in a motivated team with flat hierarchies and mentorship
• Travel and work internationally
• Support to pursue the CFA and CAIA designation
• State-of-the-art IT equipment
• A competitive compensation package
• Working in a beautiful office that offers free lunch, excellent coffee, and opportunities for outdoor sports activities

To Apply

We look forward to receiving your application in English (CV, diplomas & transcripts of records, references) compiled as one PDF document with your salary expectations and earliest entry date
Potsdam Germany


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