Commonfund believes that the continued success of the organization will largely depend on our ability to attract, retain and attend to the professional growth needs of a staff of the highest possible quality. Commonfund supports a variety of professional development initiatives, e.g., skill-based training and coaching to enhance current performance, investment and supervisory seminars, and professional certifications and degree programs (both undergraduate and post graduate). Commonfund views career development as a shared responsibility between the Company and the employee.
Commonfund encourages its staff to continue their education where such programs or course work are directly related to their job function, are likely to enhance job performance, and/or are likely to prepare them for future job assignments with greater responsibilities. Approved degree programs include classes for the completion of one’s undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university or the completion of class work to obtain a master’s degree.
Professional Workshops and/or Seminars
Commonfund encourages employees to attend workshops and/or seminars where appropriate to enhance professional growth. We hold regular internal training, known as Commonfund University, to educate our staff on relevant market, investment and research topics.
Commonfund supports furthering the education, proficiency and knowledge of its staff. Where a professional designation is desirable or required for a particular position, Commonfund will provide 100 percent reimbursement for registration, exam fees, and required course materials.
- Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
- Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
- Certified Regulatory Compliance Professional (CRCP)
- Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA)
- Financial Risk Manager (FRM)
- Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA)
- Certificate in Quantitative Finance (CQF)
- Chartered Investment Manager (CIM)
Associate Recruitment and Development
Commonfund is committed to developing and nurturing employee advancement through appropriate training and mentoring. Commonfund offers entrance-level investment professionals rotational programs with opportunities to work side-by-side with senior investment team members.