Have you ever wondered about the economic development opportunities in Low Earth Orbit? The impact of venture capital investment in Latin America or Nepal? Or wanted to evaluate the impact of efforts to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship in Russia? Bella Private Markets, a consulting firm associated with Dr. Josh Lerner of Harvard Business School, is seeking an analyst to help with projects just like these.
Bella Private Markets focuses exclusively on providing solutions to the challenges facing the private capital industry. Led by Dr. Josh Lerner and Ann Leamon, Bella combines rigorous academic approaches with real world industry expertise to provide actionable insights for our clients. We focus on complex, customized projects that require thorough analysis, whether quantitative or qualitative in nature, to help our clients improve performance, optimize operations, and chart winning strategies for the future.
Job Description: Analyst
Bella Private Markets analysts engage in a broad range of research related to private equity, venture capital, and innovation. Analysts work in a supportive team environment to produce strategic reviews, economic research projects, government policy reports, and training sessions. They perform quantitative, data-intensive analysis, explore academic and industry literature, conduct interviews, and prepare case studies. Previous projects on which analysts contributed include:
a risk capital program evaluation for a global development finance institution
a series of investment profiles and working papers for an emerging market private equity firm;
strategic recommendations for the corporate VC units of two multi-billion-dollar companies;
performance reviews of private equity firms; and
an evaluation of venture capital interest in space enterprise with NASA.
Bella offers analysts the opportunity to explore the notoriously opaque private equity industry. Beyond working with Dr. Josh Lerner, named one of the most influential people in private equity, and Ann Leamon, author of 125 HBS case studies, analysts also work with private equity investors themselves.
Location: Boston, MA
Qualifications: Basic qualifications for the analyst position include:
An undergraduate degree in Economics or a related field with a minimum GPA of 3.5.
Ideal candidates for the Bella Private Markets analyst position:
Have strong writing skills. Analysts draft professional quality material under time constraints.
Are team players. Analysts must enjoy working on projects in a collaborative environment.
Know how to “dig deep.” Analysts synthesize large amounts of information to offer a thorough overview of a range of topics. The value-add on many projects stems from the use of a variety of sources to present a clear picture—from general context to fine detail—on a given issue.
Are creative thinkers. Bella projects are open-ended in nature and often are completed without specific guidelines. Analysts should therefore be prepared to help develop methodologies and offer feedback on a broad range of subjects.
Are comfortable with databases/statistical programs. Analysts navigate academic journals and private equity databases to find specific articles and data of interest. Any experience with statistical programs (such as Stata) is preferred, but not required.
Enjoy learning. Bella launches analysts into the world of private equity and will often ask analysts to write pieces on which they have minimal prior knowledge.
How to Apply
To apply for this position, please email a cover letter, resume, and optional coding sample to email@example.com.