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WCM Investment Management | Insight | Global Growth Business Analyst | WCM is an investment management firm based in Laguna Beach, California. We run focused (30-50 positions), low turnover portfolios and invest globally across all market cap ranges.

Global Growth Business Analyst

WCM is an investment management firm based in Laguna Beach, California. We run focused (30-50 positions), low turnover portfolios and invest globally across all market cap ranges. The firm currently manages ~$80 billion, largely for institutional clients, such as pensions, endowments, foundations, family offices, etc. However, what we do only tells part of the story; the "why" and "how" are just as important. WCM exists to maximize value and create opportunity for all its stakeholders. We do this by living out our core values of service, gratitude, and fun. We absolutely love this business and skip to work in the morning, while also recognizing we're unbelievably lucky to be able to do so. Words we'd use to describe ourselves include irreverent, scrappy, humble, and caring. We think there are clear and knowable reasons for our industry's struggles, and we seek to exploit them by thinking differently and trying to be the best version of ourselves.

If you're struggling with any of this or rolling your eyes, stop reading now.

The Role:

We are looking for analysts to join our Global Growth investment team. WCM believes growing competitive advantages and highly effective cultures are structurally undervalued by the market, and thus seeks to own a portfolio of companies that possess both traits.  This process is underpinned by a research culture that values continuous improvement, straying from the crowd, and open collaboration. The firm's core values of gratitude, service, and fun guide all its interactions, fostering an environment where everyone can focus on making those around them better. If you're passionate about studying great businesses, building an investment process that can stand the test of time, and improving the lives of those around you, please apply to join our team.

Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree from an Ivy league school – just kidding, that will be used against you.
  • At least four years of work experience. As one of our friends always says, "WCM should never be anyone's first job."
  • Strong writing and communication skills. You'll fail in our team-based environment if you can't communicate effectively, regardless of how good your ideas are.
  • The ability to think different and not just be another "information gatherer."
  • Travel to various exotic locales to meet interesting companies and people.
  • A demonstrated track record of improving as an investor and an ability to communicate that journey.
     

Position Details:

  • This is a full-time position and ideally the last company you'll work for.
  • The analyst will be paid a competitive base salary and be part of our annual discretionary bonus and normal equity grant plans.
  • The analyst will be based in Laguna Beach, but if you really blow us away, we might consider alternatives.

How to Apply:

  • Please send your resume and responses to the questions below to resume@wcminvest.com. Cover letters are optional but a submission without answering these questions will not be considered.

Questions:

  • What is something important that you have changed your mind about?
  • What is one thing that you believe strongly in, but most people disagree with?
  • How have you improved yourself as an investor in the last few years?
  • Talk about a low moment in your career.
  • If there was one thing you wanted us to know about you, what would it be?
     

BONUS:

We believe the best indicator of an analyst work is the work itself. If you want to stand out, please attach a recent example of your work or a pitch highlighting a compelling investment opportunity today. The subject can be any public company globally greater than $1 billion market cap. We would prefer the work to be in well-reasoned prose rather than PowerPoint / bullet point format.


ABOUT Work at WCM

WCM exists to maximize value and create opportunity for all of its stakeholders. We do this by living out our core values of fun, gratitude, and serving others. We absolutely love this business and skip to work in the morning, while also recognizing we're unbelievably lucky to be able to do so. Words we use to describe ourselves include irreverent, scrappy, humble, and caring. We think there are clear and knowable reasons for our industry's struggles, and we seek to exploit them by thinking differently and trying to be the best version of ourselves.

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