Analyst – Private Equity Investments

StepStone Group

La Jolla, CA, USA
Posted on June 24, 2024

StepStone is a rapidly growing Global Private Markets firm who provides customized investment and advisory solutions to some of the most sophisticated investors in the world. With $675 billion of total capital allocations, including more than $150 billion in AUM, we are highly diversified in the private markets across the globe and provide creative solutions to solve for the objectives of any investment program. With a culture built on entrepreneurialism, partnership and being a team within teams, our firm offers joiners the opportunity to think out loud, collaboratively.

Position Overview

An Analyst at StepStone Private Equity will be focused on supporting the local Private Equity team in its investment activities, with an emphasis on secondaries. The role will also involve work across primaries and co-investments in a buyout, venture, or growth equity setting.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of the secondaries and general private equity landscape and industry trends.
  • Interpret financial analyses, prepare valuation analyses, and use available information to identify, quantify, and analyze trends across a variety of industry sectors and transaction structures.
  • Form an independent opinion about the attractiveness of investment opportunities and efficiently communicate opinions both verbally and in written materials; be able to defend this position in a team environment, including Investment Committee meetings.
  • Support Senior staff on sourcing and managing the investment processes, with a particular focus on secondaries transactions.

Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:

  • BA/BS in Business, Finance, Math, Engineering, Economics or Accounting, or equivalent relevant.
  • Demonstrated track record of academic and professional success.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to represent the Firm credibly in written and interpersonal communications.
  • Demonstrable analytical capabilities, including strong quantitative/modeling skills, previous secondaries experience a plus.
  • Leadership potential.
  • High proficiency in Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
  • Flexibility—StepStone is a dynamic and entrepreneurial organization; all professionals are expected to perform multiple functions as the firm continues to grow and develop.
  • Promote and demonstrate a positive, team-oriented attitude.
  • Foreign language skills (desirable).

About Us

Working out of 26 offices in 15 countries, StepStone has a truly global viewpoint. As people are our biggest asset, we offer resources to help our employees reach their full potential. Our principles are based on integrity, transparency, respect and creativity, which together define how we do business.

Join us

When you choose to work at StepStone, you’ll find a group of professionals who are passionate about anticipating changes, solving problems and working together to make it all happen. Our integrated global team shares insights into how managers think and operate, as well as how they might perform.

StepStone offers a competitive compensation package including salary and incentive compensation for all full time hires, as well as a comprehensive benefits package.


We offer a range of benefits which include comprehensive healthcare, strong retirement plan, a mental health well-being program, paid time off, student loan repayment program for our US office locations, and several wellness initiatives.

Disclaimer / Policy Statements

At StepStone, diversity, equity and inclusion are an integral part of our culture. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to create an inclusive environment that empowers our employees and allows them to be heard, regardless of title or tenure. Our organizational community features multiple Employment Resource Groups representing our dedication to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, StepStone does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

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