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Analyst Equity Funds
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
Full-time
Expired
Posted 1 month ago
Job Description
Requisition ID 34690
Office Country United Kingdom
Office City London
Division Banking Sectors
Contract Type Regular
Contract Length
Posting End Date 23/06/2024

Purpose of Job

The Funds Team is responsible for EBRD’s investments in funds. It primarily makes commitments to commercially operating and financial return driven private equity, venture capital and infrastructure funds focused on investing in the EBRD countries of operations (see https://www.ebrd.com/where-we-are.html). It also monitors these funds post commitment and manages a growing portfolio of approx. 150 funds. The team works in a way similar to an institutional fund-of-funds manager or institutional investor. EBRD is one of the largest fund investors in its investment geography.

The Funds Team is seeking to fill an Analyst position at the EBRD HQ in London, with the flexibility to work partially remotely in accordance with EBRD's applicable policies. The role may involve frequent business travel.

The Analyst will take responsibility for the tasks assigned by the Operation Leader running the investment or more senior members of the transaction team, which may include preparing drafts of internal approval documentation, participating in comprehensive due diligence, including financial, market, integrity and EBRD policy compliance, as well as effective post-signing implementation and monitoring. As a member of transaction teams, the Analyst is involved in all phases of the investment cycle.

Accountabilities & Responsibilities

Working under the supervision of the Operation Leader:

Investment Activity:

  • Work as team member on new investments in funds.
  • Assuming a pro-active role in all aspects of the investment cycle (as described above), including preparing drafts of internal approval documents, correspondence and presentations.
  • Ensure that all steps and milestones of the assigned tasks are completed within the specified timeframes, to a high quality.
  • Ad-hoc tasks as assigned by the Operation Leader or senior members.
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Portfolio Monitoring and Management:

  • Assist the Operation Leader responsible for a portfolio of fund investments in the review reports from fund managers and the monitoring the fund’s financial performance.
  • Assist the Operation Leader in monitoring the compliance of the fund with legal obligations and internal key metrics.
  • Assist the Operation Leader in assessing waiver requests from fund managers and preparing draft approval documentation
  • Ensure that electronic files relating to fund investments are well maintained.

The responsibilities of the Analyst are designed to allow the Analyst to progressively undertake more complex tasks and build the scope of responsibilities based on acquired experience and expertise.

Qualifications, Skills, Experience and Knowledge

  • Master’s degree or Bachelor's degree together with relevant professional experience and/or additional professional qualification such as ACA, CFA, ACCA, or CIMA.
  • Developed analytical and numerical skills; logical reasoning and accurate interpretation of data.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to draft well-structured, concise, consistent and accurate long-form documents in professional business English.
  • Excellent command of the spoken and written English language.
  • Ability to converse and work in international environments with appropriate business etiquette.
  • Strong team player, able to integrate in a small multi-national team and able to liaise with professionals of different backgrounds and nationalities inside and outside EBRD.
  • Ability to work accurately under pressure, managing multiple tasks simultaneously having regard to varying deadlines.
  • Conscientious, reliable, flexible and well organised, able to prioritise and work independently.
  • Financial industry experience, ideally with a fund manager, asset management firm, institutional investor, investment bank or advisory firm.
  • Specific knowledge of the fund-of-fund’s business model, emerging markets, private equity, venture capital or infrastructure would be an asset.
  • Keen interest in private equity, venture capital and/or infrastructure funds as an asset class.
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What is it like to work at the EBRD?

Our agile and innovative approach is what makes life at the EBRD a unique experience! You will be part of a pioneering and diverse international organisation, and use your talents to make a real difference to people's lives and help shape the future of the regions we invest in.

The EBRD environment provides you with:

  • Varied, stimulating and engaging work that gives you an opportunity to interact with a wide range of experts in the financial, political, public and private sectors across the regions we invest in;
  • A working culture that embraces inclusion and celebrates diversity;
  • An environment that places sustainability, equality and digital transformation at the heart of what we do.

Diversity is one of the Bank’s core values which are at the heart of everything it does. A diverse workforce with the right knowledge and skills enables connection with our clients, brings pioneering ideas, energy and innovation. The EBRD staff is characterised by its rich diversity of nationalities, cultures and opinions and we aim to sustain and build on this strength. As such, the EBRD seeks to ensure that everyone is treated with respect and given equal opportunities and works in an inclusive environment. The EBRD encourages all qualified candidates who are nationals of the EBRD member countries to apply regardless of their racial, ethnic, religious and cultural background, gender, sexual orientation or disabilities. As an inclusive employer, we promote flexible working and expecting our employee to attend the office 50% of their working time.

Please note, that due to the high volume of applications received, we regret to inform you that we are unable to provide detailed feedback to candidates who have not been shortlisted (for further consideration).

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