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Investment Associate

Business Development · Full-time · New York, United States

Lafayette Square invests to create housing, jobs, and financial inclusion.

Lafayette Square is an impact-driven, minority-owned investment platform. Founded by Damien Dwin in 2020, the Firm confronts critical societal challenges with capital and services in three core areas: housing, jobs, and financial inclusion. For more information about Lafayette Square, please visit

Investment Associate

Lafayette Square Holding Company, LLC  New York City Metropolitan Area  Remote Reports to: Senior Underwriter    **Job Summary **

  • Conduct extensive due diligence on new investment opportunities as the junior member of lean deal teams, including financial modeling, primary and secondary research, and other company-specific investment analysis. 
  • Produce detailed investment committee memoranda on investment opportunities synthesizing a proposed investment thesis, risks, and mitigants with accompanying analysis. 
  • Provide ongoing monitoring of assets within the firm’s portfolios, including review of monthly and quarterly results and attendance of calls and meetings. 
  • Assist with strategic initiatives of the Lafayette Square platform, including general firm strategy, technology adoption and implementation, and fundraising.    Requirements
  • Experience: 2 to 5 years. Ideally, with 2+ years in Investment Banking, Private Credit, Private Equity, Mezzanine, or Consulting 
  • Strong academic credentials – Bachelor’s Degree is required 
  • Mature, responsible, and entrepreneurial qualities to complement the existing team.  
  • Highly analytical mindset with the ability to analyze businesses, growth strategies, and the risk/return characteristics of investment opportunities  
  • Extensive financial modeling skills and experience in Excel 
  • Previous transaction experience on the buy or sell-side 
  • Clear, concise business writing skills 
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills    Compensation 

Competitive with market


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