About the Job
We are expanding and plan to hire a Research Analyst for our San Francisco office who will work closely with our investment team in an energetic, entrepreneurial environment to provide support in researching, documenting, and executing new investment opportunities. This role will report directly to the SVP of Investments, and work with and across all the firm’s investment products and projects. In this role, the Research Analyst will support of the team’s SVP, Senior Associate, and Associate in the investment process. The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in food, agriculture, and natural resources, and strong verbal and written communication skills, and will be able to thrive in a dynamic environment working across a diverse set of requirements.
Assist the team in gathering data to support the investment process.
Draft sections of internal recommendation memorandum.
Gather and monitor market information to build robust reference data sets on existing and prospective crops and geographies
Maintain investment pipeline database to support transaction sourcing activity.
Support finance team on projects related to fund reporting, existing investment performance, and strategic planning and analysis.
Other ad-hoc responsibilities and required.
Bachelor’s degree or higher
Demonstrated interest or experience in agriculture/food
Commitment to sustainability.
Strong communication, analytical and data organization / interpretation skills
Proven ability to multi-task, and produce quality work within tight deadlines
Proficient skills with Microsoft Office applications (Excel, PowerPoint, Word), and Salesforce
Comfortable working in a dynamic, entrepreneurial environment
Candidates must demonstrate the potential to be flexible, creative, resourceful and disciplined in a high-growth setting
Most importantly, the successful candidate will have the highest standards of personal and professional ethics and integrity, and be aligned with our mission
Our mission at Agriculture Capital is to develop a regenerative food and agriculture system that produces better food at scale and delivers healthy returns to investors while making a difference in our communities. The Agriculture Capital approach starts with making investments in permanent cropland and synergistic midstream assets to create vertically integrated, sustainable farming enterprises that grow, pack, and market high-value produce. We bring a highly engaged owner-operator orientation to our investments and use our team’s proven expertise to deliver management and operational improvements that protect environmental health, support the human spirit, and create and sustain economic prosperity.
Agriculture Capital has grown quickly over the last 4 years by focusing on a unique strategy built upon four key pillars:
• Investing in crops that have strong consumer and customer demand.
• Investing in crops at appropriate scale to capture operational efficiencies and meet the needs of today’s larger customers.
• Investing in mid-stream assets to enhance returns, reduce risk and exceed customer expectations
• Investing with a regenerative focus to reduce risk and improve the value of the assets and the communities in which we operate.
Our Vision – We envision a world where more people have access to food that is better and healthier for their families, while improving the land and the communities in which we operate.
Our Core Values – We believe in Excellence, Accountability, Transparency and Stewardship