Investment Analyst - Private Debt & Equity

Northwestern Mutual – Corporate Careers



Milwaukee, WI


Position summary

At Northwestern Mutual, we are strong, innovative and growing. We invest in our people. We care and make a positive difference.

Northwestern Mutual’ s Private Debt and Equity group is a committed investor in the private markets, partnering with leading private equity firms and corporations for the past 40+ years. This dedication has led private equity firms and corporations around the world to rely on us to provide the strategic funding necessary to support leveraged transactions and capital investments.

An Investment Analyst is responsible for assisting in the evaluation of new private equity and debt investments across a wide range of industries. Specific responsibilities include financial modeling and valuation, conducting industry and business due diligence, assisting in the writing of investment recommendation memos, and contributing to investment committee discussions. An Investment Analyst will also assist in the evaluation and monitoring of our $60 billion private equity and debt portfolio. As part of the investment process, the Investment Analyst will interact with senior investment professionals on a daily basis.

The Investment Analyst, operating in a team environment, will be given growing responsibility over time and high performers can expect career advancement opportunities (Senior Analyst and Associate).

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Four-year undergraduate degree in finance, accounting, economics, or mathematics and a track record of academic excellence.
  • A broad knowledge of investments, an understanding of economic forces affecting a broad range of industries, proficiency in accounting, strong computer modeling skills, and intellectual curiosity.
  • The ability to communicate effectively.
  • The Investment Analyst position is a two to three-year assignment, and high performers can expect promotion to Senior Analyst and potentially Associate.


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N ort hwester n Mutual pays on a geographic-specific salary structure and placement in the salary range for this position will be determined by a number of factors including the skills, education, training, credentials and experience of the candidate; the scope, complexity as well as the cost of labor in the market; and other conditions of employment. At Northwestern Mutual, it is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the range for their role and compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. Please note that the salary range listed in the posting is the standard pay structure. Positions in certain locations (such as California) may provide an increase on the standard pay structure based on the location. Please click  here for additional information relating to location-based pay structures.

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We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or status as a protected veteran, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Why you should apply for a job to Northwestern Mutual – Corporate Careers:

  • 5/5 in overall job satisfaction

  • 4.9/5 in supportive management

  • 73% say women are treated fairly and equally to men

  • 83% would recommend this company to other women

  • 86% say the CEO supports gender diversity

  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • A concierge service that will tackle your personal "to-do" list, such as running errands, organizing vacations, and scheduling services.

  • 12 weeks of paid parental leave along with programs that support family planning services.

  • Strong commitment to philanthropy evidenced by the NWM Foundation and each employee receiving 16 paid hours annually for volunteering.