Job Locations UK-London
Adams Street Partners is a global private markets investment manager that has over $52 billion in assets under management. The firm is 100% employee-owned, which fosters a positive and unique culture of collaboration, intellectual rigor, integrity, and a commitment to professional development. For the fifth year in a row, Adams Street was named one of Pension & Investments’ Best Places to Work in Money Management in 2022.
Employees operate as a single global team, integrating the expertise of the firm’s investment professionals across five strategies: primary investments, secondary investments, growth equity, private credit, and co-investments. Adams Street is considered a private markets pioneer and was inducted into the Private Equity Hall of Fame in 2000.
The firm was founded more than 50 years ago, and clients include leading public and corporate pension plans, foundations, endowments, insurance companies, registered investment advisors, and high net worth individuals worldwide.
Adams Street has offices in Austin, Beijing, Boston, Chicago, London, Munich, Menlo Park, New York, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo.
Adams Street’s Summer Analyst Program is a 10-week internship experience that provides an engaging and highly educational experience to undergraduates seeking to build a career in investment management. Our Summer Analysts gain a broad range of investment exposure by providing research, analytical and deal process support to our teams. The Summer Analyst Program is designed for candidates entering their penultimate or final year of college at the time of the internship (undergraduate Class of 2024 or 2025) who are pursuing their bachelor’s degree.
Specifically, the Intern Analyst will be involved with and responsible for:
Our intern Analysts will work in one or a combination of the following business areas:
About the Primary Investment Team
The Primary Investment team invests in venture, buyout, and credit funds at the time they are being raised. The team has been an active investor in private equity funds since 1979 and has longstanding relationships with some of the world’s most sought-after general partners. The team has a broad global mandate and invests in funds across a range of geographies, stages, and subclasses. The Primary team has consistently delivered strong risk-adjusted returns and record distributions across multiple business cycles.
About the Secondary Investment Team
The Secondary Investment team consists of 15 professionals globally. To date, Adams Street has closed on over 260 secondary transactions, ranging from traditional acquisitions of limited partnership interests from other private equity fund investors to more complex, structured acquisitions of portfolios of direct company interests and creative liquidity solutions to fund managers.
It manages approximately $7.6 billion, currently investing its seventh dedicated secondary fund as well as capital from multiple other Adams Street funds of funds and separately managed accounts.
Key Candidate Attributes
Here at Adams Street, we hold ourselves to high standards and expect no less of our internship applicants. Ideal candidates must have a genuine interest in alternative investments. Additional characteristics of a successful Summer Analyst at our firm are:
Adams Street Partners is committed to providing all Summer Analysts with a foundational understanding of the private markets industry. Highlights of our program include:
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