• Entry Level Capital Management

    Date Posted: 03/12/2017


    Advantus Capital Management is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Securian Financial Group and is a registered investment advisor with over $40 billion in assets under management.  We provide compelling investment solutions to our institutional clients through a wide array of active fixed income, real estate, managed volatility and passive- equity vehicles.

    Advantus is seeking a corporate bond analyst to support the growth of our public bond portfolios including both high grade and high yield credit.  The position is accountable for helping the research team achieve the investment objectives of various portfolio strategies within Advantus Capital.

    What you would do in this job:

    1. Develop and vet company financial models and credit templates.
    2. Develop and maintain exception reports to support oversight of the portfolio.
    3. Build accounting screens that highlight fundamental trends in individual credits or sectors.
    4. Support the credit underwriting process. 
    5. Make presentations to senior management, portfolio managers, and clients as required.

    What we'd expect from you:

    1. Excellent written and verbal communication skills including the ability to make concise arguments and defend viewpoints.
    2. Strong math and analytical skills including a deep understanding of financial accounting. Ability to distill and communicate critical issues and assumptions.
    3. Good modeling skills.
    4. A high level of curiosity, attention to detail, and a strong commitment to teamwork.
    5. Strong academic credentials and experience utilizing Excel.

    The job posting is available at www.securian.com/careers.  The listing is 18049. You can reply directly to the listing, or come to Susanna Gibbons for questions.

  • The Summer Business, Finance and Management Program in New York

    Date Posted: 03/12/2018

    Our program seeks to broaden the scope of New York's business life to our students, with both theoretical study and practical observation. Students enrolled in the Summer 3-Week Program will have each week 4 top level conferences of 3 hours each: International Finance, Business Policy and Strategy, Global Management, and Business Law with top level professors and guest speakers.

    Our professors graduated from some of the country's most prestigious Universities (Harvard University, NYU, Stern School of Business, etc.), and our guest speakers include top level professionals working in New York's most powerful and influential companies (Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Bank of America, Boston Consulting Group, Price Waterhouse, Wells Fargo. JP Morgan Chase, Accenture, KPMG, etc.).

    Numerous company visits with NYC professionals are organized during the 3-week Summer Program, as well as visits of the most prestigious financial and economic institutions of New York (Federal Reserve, New York Stock Exchange, Federal Hall, etc.). Our program constitutes a great opportunity for students to develop a professional network in America.

    Students visit the Federal Reserve and discover the world's biggest gold reserve, are welcomed by brokers in the New York Stock Exchange or attend a conference held by the CEO of a New York bank. Your students receive the keys to professional success and gain as much access to the inaccessible that our school offers to its students.


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  • Assistant Tax Preparer, All Star Financial - Minnapolis, MN

    Date Posted: 02/05/2017

    The Assistant Tax Preparer is a part-time position to assist with the preparation and filing of our clients’ tax returns.
    While prior tax preparation experience is ideal, experience is not necessary. Provided you meet the job qualifications, we’ll teach you what you need to know in order to help successfully assist in the preparation of client taxes returns. Flexible work hours may be an option.

    All Star Financial was founded in 1987 by Robert J. Klefsaas, as one of the first fee-only advisors in Minnesota. For the past 30 years, the firm has provided its clients with investment advisory services, retirement plan consulting, and comprehensive wealth planning. Our offices are in Bloomington.

    More information can be found in the flyer: PDF iconAssistant Tax Preparer Flyer (175.28 KB)

    If you are interested in applying, please email a resume to David Osterberg at davido@allstarfinancial.com

  • NYC Trek - February 15-16, 2018

    Date Posted: 01/25/2017

    The GBCC has put together a trek to NYC on February 15 & 16.  As part of the Funds Enterprise, we are extending the opportunity to any of you that would be interested in attending in order to explore the city and some organizations as part of your career search.  More information can be found in this Powerpoint presentation: FileNYC Trek Info 2018 (416.44 KB)

    Signup deadline is Jan 28th. 
    Anyone that signs up will be required to attend a prep session on February 7th at 4:00 pm.

    Detailed Schedule:

    Thursday, 2/15

    9-11 am American Express
    12-2 pm Barclays
    3-5 pm AIG
    6-8 pm NYC Alumni Social

    Friday, 2/16 

    AM Open for Individual Networking
    12-2 pm Piper Jaffray
    PM Open for Individual Networking 

    Sign up form
    Hotel Group Rate Link: Carlson Goes NE trek The deadline for group rate is Jan 31st.

    If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Hartigan.

  • Provenier Spring Internship - Minneapolis, MN

    Date Posted: 01/17/2018

    Provenire Capital are a long/short equity hedge fund focused on the technology sector. They are looking for an intern for 10-15 hours per week. It is a good fit if you are interested in equity research pertaining to a particular company or industry and financial statement marketing.

    If you are interested in interning with them, please contact Nicholas Horns at nhorns@provenirecapital.com.

  • Undergraduate Internship Opportunity - Burnsville, MN

    Date Posted: 12/27/2017

    A 6 month internship is available with an investment arm of a larger financial group. The company specializes in providing senior subordinated debt and mezzanine investments to private equity firm sponsored buyouts, management buyouts, acquisition financing, recapitalization, and expansions. If you are interested, please contact Susanna Gibbons at sgibbons@umn.edu to be connected.

  • Summer Associate and Analyst Positions, Perella Weinberg Partners - Chicago, Illinois

    Date Posted: 12/27/2017

    Perella Weinberg Partners is opening an office in Chicago in 2018, and is looking for analysts and associates (both inters for the coming summer and experienced hires). See links below:

    Job ID Title
    2017-1374 2018 Advisory Summer Associate - Chicago
    2017-1371 2018 Advisory Summer Associate - Chicago
    2017-1373 Advisory Associate - Chicago
    2017-1372 Advisory Analyst - Chicago


  • Investment Analyst, Calvera Partners - Minneapolis, MN

    Date Posted: 12/27/2017

    Who We Are
    Calvera Partners is a fast-growing private real estate investment company focused on investments in multifamily properties. We find apartment buildings with considerable potential and then use creativity not usually found amongst our competitors to transform a building into something that is unique and authentic to the neighborhood. We’ve had tremendous success implementing this strategy in Silicon Valley and recently started our national expansion with an acquisition in downtown Minneapolis.

    Who We Want
    We are a highly entrepreneurial and flat organization. As a result, we want someone who is self- motivated, organized, able to take initiative, has strong time management skills, and cares about the quality of their work product. Strong analytical and written and verbal communication skills are necessary to perform this role at a high level.


    What You’ll Do
    The Investment Analyst will directly support all principals of Calvera through underwriting and modeling of new acquisitions, asset management of existing portfolio, investor relations, market research, and a variety of other financial and investor-related tasks. The Investment Analyst will have the unique ability to “roll up their sleeves” and experience all aspects of the real estate investment process as if they were an owner themselves.


    • Acquisitions: Prepare in-depth financial and written analysis of potential acquisition opportunities through Excel modeling, competitor and market research, and communication with the brokerage community.
    • Asset Management: Review monthly reporting from 3rd party managers, create sell vs. hold analysis, collaborate with 3rd party managers on annual budgets, participate in meetings with management or construction staff.
    • Investor Relations: Assist in the creation of all investor communication such as distribution letters, annual financial reports, quarterly or monthly newsletters, investor database maintenance, and institutional investor presentation materials.
    • Research: Research new markets for potential investment and create detailed market qualification reports.
    • Ad Hoc: Provide support to principals regarding special projects.


    • 1-3 years of real estate or finance experience; commercial real estate analysis preferred
    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
    • Strong interest in real estate, particularly multifamily investing
    • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills
    • Strong work ethic and ability to work independently with attention to detail
    • Willingness to take on new challenges, responsibilities, and assignments
    • High level of integrity and trust
    • Comfortable in small entrepreneurial organization experiencing growth
    • Must be able to travel around the Twin Cities, to the San Francisco Bay Area and other target markets, as needed

    We offer a competitive compensation package including vacation, medical, dental, and vision benefits.

    Interested candidates: please email Brian Milovich at bmilovich@calverapartners.com