Private Equity Secondaries Analyst


Date: May 27, 2023

Location: Chicago, IL, US

Company: New York Life Insurance Co


Location Designation: Hybrid 



Apogem Capital is a leading alternatives investor, with decades of experience investing in the middle market and approximately $39 billion in assets under management. By offering a full range of capital solutions, Apogem delivers innovative solutions to private equity sponsors and portfolio companies while generating access to highly sought-after opportunities for our clients. With offices in New York, Chicago, and Richmond, we pride ourselves on attracting and retaining the best talent by offering a collaborative culture, opportunities for career development and growth, and competitive benefits. Bring your passion for investing, client service, or operations to grow with Apogem.



The Secondaries team is hiring a junior team member to support investment professionals and assist in performing due diligence on potential investments, including financial analysis, industry research, financial modeling, etc. This role will interact closely with senior leaders with multi-decade experience in Private Equity across Apogem. In addition, this individual will participate on the deal team and have hands-on exposure to day-to-day transactions across multiple industries.  


Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Support the senior investment team in sourcing opportunities and the evaluation and execution of secondary private equity transactions
  • Conduct due diligence as part of the underwriting process for potential investments, including industry/sector research, operating analysis, sponsor track record analysis, ESG review, and other qualitative and quantitative analyses
  • Build detailed financial and operational models
  • Review and analyze marketing materials of potential investments
  • Manage investment opportunity pipeline and coordinate screening efforts
  • Prepare internal communications and presentations, including intake / screening memos, investment committee materials, and other deliverables
  • Partner with team members on the execution and maintenance of key operational initiatives and marketing efforts
  • Support portfolio management workstreams including monitoring investment performance, managing internal database systems, and other processes used for tracking KPIs, reporting, data management, etc.
  • Work directly with senior leadership team and other key personnel across the organization


Candidate Profile

  • 1-2 years of experience in private equity, investment banking, management consulting, corporate finance / restructuring, valuation, or transaction advisory services, preferably with M&A experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, business, accounting, economics, or engineering with a competitive GPA
  • Strong financial modeling, accounting, and analytical skills with direct work-related experience
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Strong work ethic, problem solving and organizational skills, and attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment; must be able to multi-task and manage multiple priorities
  • High personal integrity
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Commitment to continued professional development and “on-the-job” learning
  • Ability and willingness to work in a team-oriented culture







Salary range:  

Overtime eligible: Exempt 

Discretionary bonus eligible: Yes 

Sales bonus eligible: No 


Click here to learn more about our benefits. Starting salary is dependent upon several factors including previous work experience, specific industry experience, and/or skills required.



Recognized as one of Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies, New York Life is committed to improving local communities through a culture of employee giving and volunteerism, supported by the Foundation. We're proud that due to our mutuality, we operate in the best interests of our policy owners. We invite you to bring your talents to New York Life, so we can continue to help families and businesses “Be Good At Life.” To learn more, please visit LinkedIn, our Newsroom and the Careers page of

 Job Requisition ID: 88930






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