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DPI Investment Analyst



Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Friday, September 1, 2023

DPI Investment Analyst

Boston, Massachusetts Investment Management Job ID R14269

The Opportunity

This Investment Analyst role will be responsible for the evaluation, diligence, and on-going monitoring of MassMutual Investment Management’s portfolio of direct private investments, including private debt. The Direct Private Investments (“DPI”) team currently sits within MassMutual Investment Management’s Alternative Investments group. The DPI team is expected to transition to MassMutual’s global investment manager subsidiary, Barings, over the next six months approximately. DPI originates customized, proprietary senior secured loans to major investment organizations across a wide range of asset classes. The DPI team has originated over $35 billion in private investments over the last six years. These loans are highly negotiated and often involve complex structuring across various global jurisdictions.

The Team

The team is small, close-knit, and highly collaborative. This role will be a critical full-time member of the team. Team members are motivated by a shared goal to originate attractive investment opportunities for MassMutual’s GIA. The Investment Analyst will support all aspects of the Direct Private Investments platform, including working closely with portfolio managers, investment directors, structuring leads, and other team members.

The Impact

The Investment Analyst will support the structuring, underwriting, approval, closing, and ongoing monitoring of complex transactions that generate attractive risk-adjusted returns for MassMutual’s GIA while addressing the unique financing needs of our partners, who are typically world-class alternative investment managers or specialty finance companies.

The Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • 1+ years of relevant experience in: investment banking, private equity, credit hedge fund, private credit, or other alternative investment experience

The Ideal Qualifications

  • Professional experience working on complex negotiated transactions

  • Candidate should have a working understanding of various asset classes across the alternative investment landscape

  • Passion in finance / investments, with a strong understanding of accounting principles

  • Comfortable working with concepts of leverage in a corporate debt context (e.g., Debt / EBITDA) and concepts of leverage in a real estate debt context (e.g., LTV, DSCR, Debt Yield)

  • Candidate should have, at a minimum, a broad understanding of the roles, responsibilities and motivations of the primary participants in the investment management ecosystem

  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral

  • Attention to detail

  • Ability to multitask and deliver work products on short timeframes

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skill set

  • Ability to work closely with portfolio managers and senior management

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to succeed in a fast-paced, team environment

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Power Point and Word)

  • Strong computer skills including experience with financial applications

  • Ability and openness to understanding operational, accounting, and legal aspects of investments

What to Expect as Part of MassMutual and the Team

  • Regular meetings with the Direct Private Investments (“DPI”) team

  • Focused one-on-one meetings with your manager

  • Access to mentorship and other training opportunities

  • Networking opportunities including access to Asian, Hispanic/Latinx, African American, women, LGBTQ, Veteran and disability-focused Business Resource Groups

  • Access to learning content on Degreed and other informational platforms

  • Your ethics and integrity will be valued by a company with a strong and stable ethical business with industry leading pay and benefits

About MassMutual

We’ve been around since 1851. During our history, we’ve helped millions of people find financial freedom, offer financial protection, and plan for the future.

Today, we continue to develop meaningful relationships with our customers by building their trust, being knowledge problem solvers and always prioritizing their needs. MassMutual is guided by a single purpose: We help people secure their future and protect the ones they love. As a company owned by our policyowners, we are defined by mutuality and our vision to put customers first. It’s more than our company structure – it’s our way of life.

MassMutual was recognized as an Ethisphere 2020 World’s Most Ethical Company, a Top Place to Work in 2020 according to The Boston Globe and named among America’s Best Employers for Diversity according to Forbes 2020.

MassMutual is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer Minority/Female/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Individual with Disability/Protected Veteran. We welcome all persons to apply. Note: Veterans are welcome to apply, regardless of their discharge status


Salary Range: $102,500.00-$134,500.00 Apply

MassMutual is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer Minority/Female/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Individual with Disability/Protected Veteran. We welcome all persons to apply. Note: Veterans are welcome to apply, regardless of their discharge status.

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