Early Careers

This is where knowledge is infinitely more powerful when shared

We believe there is purpose in every role at NISA. We empower and encourage our early-career employees to contribute to our teams from day one. Working together in an open environment that promotes collaboration and continuous knowledge sharing by senior leaders, our employees can openly communicate their most innovative thoughts. Knowing that the best idea can come from anyone, employees feel confident making their voices heard as they learn, grow, and advance.

Early-Career Roles

There are many different paths to success within our firm. Here are some of the most common opportunities to add value as an early-career professional at NISA:

Client Services Analyst

This role works in a collaborative and team-oriented environment to assist the Client Services team with client reporting for some of the largest institutional investors in the world. Due to NISA’s strong foundational roots in academia, analysts will gain great insight and training on the strategies used within financial markets to develop client-focused solutions.

Investment Strategies Analyst

This role assists with various quantitative analytical functions to develop custom strategies designed to meet client objectives. These analysts work with team members to develop and implement proprietary financial modeling and engineering tools used throughout NISA. Projects frequently involve the use of computer programming, Monte Carlo simulation, regression analysis and statistical analysis of historic financial data.

Operations Analyst

This role works at the intersection of finance and accounting with duties that include maintaining accurate books and records, interacting with custodial banks and trade counterparties, ensuring accurate payments and margin and troubleshooting issues.

Portfolio Management Analyst

This role participates in a two-year program that includes four rotations within our Portfolio Management department. Analysts focus on the development of knowledge, skills and abilities in the following areas: Financial markets and asset classes, market conventions and mechanics, portfolio construction and benchmarks, risk management, performance calculation and attribution and trade valuation and execution.

Internship Program

Learn about careers in asset management during an immersive, project-based summer internship program with NISA. Interns gain insight into careers within Portfolio Management, Client Services, Investment Strategies, Credit Research, Operations or Information Technology. Interns collaborate with employees on projects while learning about full-time job responsibilities.

Summer interns also participate in educational summer seminars with senior team members and weekly lunch-and-learns with previous interns. Social events, such as a Cardinals game and food truck happy hours at our office, highlight our great St. Louis community and provide interns with opportunities to connect with additional NISA employees.

Internship Program

A Great Place for Early Careers:
St. Louis, MO

NISA is based in St. Louis, Missouri. From the Gateway Arch—the tallest monument constructed in the U.S.—to the vibrant art scene, we enjoy living and working here and believe you will, too.
Home to approximately 3 million in the greater St. Louis area, the Gateway to the West is humming with energy. Welcoming residents from every walk of life, our city offers ever-more diverse options for housing, entertainment, arts and music, sports and recreation, nightlife, shopping, schools and education, spirituality and community outreach.

Major Attractions

  • Forest Park: Site of the 1904 World’s Fair and home to the St. Louis Zoo
  • The St. Louis Art Museum: Works by Matisse, Gaugin, Monet, Picasso and Van Gogh
  • Missouri History Museum: One of the nation’s most visited history museums
  • St. Louis Science Center: OMNIMAX Theatre and James S. McDonnell Planetarium
  • Professional sports: St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Blues, St. Louis City SC
  • St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, the nation’s second-oldest symphony orchestra
  • Fox Theatre: Visiting performing artists, Broadway shows and comedians
  • The Muny: America’s oldest and largest outdoor musical theatre
  • The Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis: The world’s largest collection of mosaics
Major Attractions