Aperture believes that active management based on primary fundamental research can produce reliable outperformance over an investment cycle. Our mission, the production of outperformance by aligning our interests with those of our clients, drives everything that we do.

We don’t have illusions about this being a quick process. In fact, we think it will take many years for us to prove our model and change the industry. We are in it for the long haul. The success of our firm will be measured in 5-10 year increments, not in monthly or quarterly performance. The culture of our firm and the people we hire reflect the environment and the qualities that we believe are essential to fulfilling our mission.

We believe that four specific personality traits help us act in the best interests of our clients. These are not static variables. To different degrees, human beings self-regulate along these dimensions in different situations.

These qualities are important in every member of our team – not just our investment professionals.

Patience with Decisiveness
The ability to follow a thoughtful and rational process while also efficiently making decisions.

Clarity with Humility
The ability to form strong perspectives while also questioning assumptions, even in the face of success.

Focus with Flexibility
The ability to remain keenly aware of one’s thesis and to make changes when the facts change.

Self-Awareness
The ability to recognize behavioral biases while also defeating them when necessary.

We do not look for homogeneity in the approach to research, and we do not have a common platform. Aperture managers are encouraged to reside where they are most comfortable. Co-locating (or not) is their decision. Collaboration at the research level is encouraged. Research analysts are encouraged to challenge each other; constructive controversy is welcomed.

Management is strictly committed to producing an investment environment that allows teams to focus exclusively on their investment processes and research controversies. Business activities including legal, operations, data availability, accounting, fund structure, access to external research, marketing, client engagement and fundraising are the responsibility of the firm’s non-investment teams. Investment teams are given as much time as possible to focus on performance.

At Aperture our Team is Global

Available Jobs

VP, Investor Relations

Role Overview
We are seeking to hire a VP of Investor Relations who, working directly with the Head of Investor Relations, will play a leadership role in all aspects of the Firm’s efforts to engage with outside investors and prospects. These activities will include client communication and information delivery ranging from the preparation of investor reports and letters to custom document requests, due diligence questionnaires, marketing materials and fund pitch books. The candidate will actively collaborate with portfolio managers, sales, risk, operations and compliance teams internally as well as engage with external investors on a regular basis, owning work streams and applying a problem-solving lens to address investor requests. Wearing multiple hats, the candidate will play an integral part in ongoing fundraising initiatives and take significant responsibility for developing a robust, scalable investor relations practice within a lean IR team.

Firm Overview
Aperture Investors was founded in 2018 by Peter Kraus and Generali, one of the largest insurance companies in the world. Peter Kraus is the former CEO of Alliance Bernstein and former Co-Head of the Investment Management Division at Goldman Sachs. Generali is seeding the strategies on Aperture ‘s platform with up to $4B, subject to the approval of Generali and Aperture.

Role Responsibilities 

  • Manage prospective investor due diligence processes, RFP’s and RFI’s
  • Prepare external investor communications including fact sheets, investor letters, attribution and risk reporting
  • Assist in enhancement of existing pitch books and development of new product marketing materials
  • Contribute to the development of a best-in-class, scalable relationship management practice beginning with the seamless onboarding of new clients, to timely delivery of investor reports and management of regular outreach and communication with institutional clients
  • Collaborate closely with various teams throughout the organization to manage the writing of RFP’s, responding to bespoke requests and development of marketing materials and analysis
  • Develop solid understanding of portfolios, investment processes, performance and risk analyses with the goal of interfacing with clients and prospects
  • Maintain and enrich CRM of existing and prospective investor data, tracking inflows/outflows and reporting internally on pipeline and capital activity across funds and geographies

Desired Skills & Experience

  • 5+ years of relevant financial services experience; 3+ years in an IR/Marketing role preferred
  • Proficiency with SalesForce, Excel, PowerPoint, eVestment; familiarity with Power BI, Google Data Studio, Tableau or other self-service data visualization tool preferred
  • Impeccable written and oral communication skills
  • Familiarity with 40Act and/or UCITS marketing standards and regulatory requirements
  • A strong track record of change management and process redesign
  • A customer service mindset, proactive and resourceful
  • Action oriented, self-motivated and self-directed; able to collaborate and work independently

Please contact [email protected] with interest

General Submission

If you are interested in job opportunities at Aperture but can’t find a role that fits you in our job opening, please send a cv in PDF or word format to [email protected] along with a letter of interest. If it seems like there might be a fit we will be in touch. Due to the volume of interest we unfortunately cannot respond to every inquiry; we apologize in advance and are grateful for your outreach.

Internships

If you are a student and are interested in our internship program, please send a cv in PDF or word format to [email protected] along with a letter of interest including “Internship” in the subject line. Please also state your available time in the email. We will be in touch as soon as possible and will arrange an appointment to meet should your qualifications meet our current needs.

Aperture’s mission is to align client and asset manager interests. It is for that reason that we place environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) considerations at the center of our firm’s culture. We believe that over time, careful consideration of ESG factors will improve outcomes for ourselves and our clients.

We believe that consideration of ESG factors is a crucial driver of growth and long-term investment returns and is reflected in our deep-rooted philosophy of transparency and accountability for our clients. We believe that it is our responsibility to take an active approach in adopting ESG policies and practices – by our investment and non-investment teams – contributing to a fairer and more sustainable world. To that end, we are excited to announce our collaboration with PRI the UN Global Compact, and the Investor Stewardship Group.

Click here to learn more about our ESG efforts.

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