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Investment Research Analyst, Growth Capital

Minneapolis, MN

Equities Sr Research Associate

Winslow Capital is a leading active growth manager with over $25 billion under management in public and private growth equities. Our firm has been investing in transformational growth companies since 1992. We have the stature, assets, resources, experience and expertise to find and understand growth companies across sectors and around the world. Winslow Capital is an independent investment affiliate of Nuveen. For more information, please visit our website at
At Winslow Capital, Nuveen’s “Growth Center of Excellence,” this investment professional will join our dedicated, results-driven team in delivering successful client outcomes.
We are seeking an Investment Analyst to work on our Growth Capital strategy, Winslow’s strategy that invests in privately held growth companies. Winslow has expanded its Growth Capital strategy as the universe of investible, private, growth companies has grown dramatically. We will need additional resources as we expand further.

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This Investment Analyst will assist the Strategy’s Lead Portfolio Manager and other team members in sourcing and analyzing investment opportunities and managing current investments. We are also looking to build the next generation of leadership in our firm; the candidate could have a long-term opportunity to become a Portfolio Manager.

Key Responsibilities and Duties

  • The Analyst will support the lead Portfolio Manager and entire team in making investment decisions and updating investment theses on current holdings.

  • Collect, organize and analyze industry and company-specific data sourced through various channels, including third-party research firms, interviews with industry sources, databases, trade publications and online sources.

  • Use above-mentioned data to develop and inform the team’s perspective on the investment appeal of an industry and a specific company; this will include developing perspectives on industry size, industry competitive dynamics, companies’ value propositions, and companies’ management teams, among many other factors.

  • Conduct fundamental analysis on potential and current investments by, among other things, modelling (including projecting) companies’ income statement, cash flows and balance sheets in Excel.

  • Conduct valuation analysis that will inform conclusions about potential and current investments‘ potential returns. Such analysis may include discounted cash flow analysis and comparable company analysis, among others.

  • Conduct various administrative duties that are critical to the team, including updating databases in a timely and accurate manner and sending emails to key constituents.

  • Write extensively, at times, to assist in producing quarterly valuation updates, client letters, and various other important communications. Strong writing skills are, therefore, important.

  • Periodically attend conferences (when public health conditions permit safely doing so) and other industry events to represent Winslow and, potentially, meet and evaluate private companies that may become investment opportunities.

  • Work closely with all members of the investment team; interact with members of investment community and senior executives of prospective portfolio companies.

Educational Requirements

  • University (Degree) Preferred

Work Experience

  • 3+ Years Required; 5+ Years Preferred

Physical Requirements

  • Physical Requirements: Sedentary Work

Career Level

Required Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of experience as an investment bank analyst, junior analyst at a sell side or buy side firm, or junior team member at a venture capital firm required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience as an investment bank analyst, junior analyst at a sell side or buy side firm, or junior team member at a venture capital firm preferred
  • Advanced degrees (e.g. MBA) and/or professional designations (e.g. CFA)
  • Proficient in MS Excel and/or Google Sheets
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Financial modelling expertise
  • Valuation modelling expertise
  • FactSet experience  
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Self-motivated

Potential Salary: $150,000.00 USD

Actual base salary may vary based upon, but not limited to, relevant experience, time in role, base salary of internal peers, prior performance, business sector, and geographic location.  In addition to base salary, the competitive compensation package may include, depending on the role, participation in an incentive program linked to performance (for example, annual discretionary incentive programs, non-annual sales incentive plans, or other non-annual incentive plans). 


Company Overview

Nuveen, the investment manager of TIAA, offers a comprehensive range of outcome-focused investment solutions designed to secure the long-term financial goals of institutional and individual investors. Its affiliates offer deep expertise across a comprehensive range of traditional and alternative investments through a wide array of vehicles and customized strategies. For more information about the firm please visit our website at

COVID-19 Vaccination

TIAA requires all U.S. employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide documentation of full vaccination, unless you qualify for an accommodation as determined by TIAA consistent with applicable law.

Benefits and Total Rewards

The organization is committed to making financial well-being possible for its clients, and is equally committed to the well-being of our associates. That’s why we offer a comprehensive Total Rewards package designed to make a positive difference in the lives of our associates and their loved ones. Our benefits include a superior retirement program and highly competitive health, wellness and work life offerings that can help you achieve and maintain your best possible physical, emotional and financial well-being. To learn more about your benefits, please review our Benefits Summary.

Equal Opportunity

We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider all qualified applicants for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, sex, religion, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected status.

Read more about the Equal Opportunity Law here.

Accessibility Support

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If you are a U.S. applicant and desire a reasonable accommodation to complete a job application please use one of the below options to contact our accessibility support team: 

Phone: (800) 842-2755


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Client-provided location(s): Minneapolis, MN, USA
Job ID: b91396c3cdafb7cdbb771d83600f717ad7bf9a10a54897d705d32f8b9fb6f4da
Employment Type: Other