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Investment Associate – DWS Group

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About DWS

DWS Group (DWS) with EUR 833bn of assets under management (as of 30 June 2022) aspires to be one of the world’s leading asset managers. Building on more than 60 years of experience, it has a reputation for excellence in Germany, Europe, the Americas and Asia. DWS is recognized by clients globally as a trusted source for integrated investment solutions, stability and innovation across a full spectrum of investment disciplines.

We offer individuals and institutions access to our strong investment capabilities across all major liquid and illiquid asset classes as well as solutions aligned to growth trends. Our diverse expertise in Active, Passive and Alternatives asset management – as well as our deep environmental, social and governance focus – complement each other when creating targeted solutions for our clients. Our expertise and on-the-ground knowledge of our economists, research analysts and investment professionals are brought together in one consistent global CIO View, giving strategic guidance to our investment approach.

DWS wants to innovate and shape the future of investing. We understand that, both as a corporate as well as a trusted advisor to our clients, we have a crucial role in helping navigate the transition to a more sustainable future. With approximately 3,600 employees in offices all over the world, we are local while being one global team. We are committed to acting on behalf of our clients and investing with their best interests at heart so that they can reach their financial goals, no matter what the future holds. With our entrepreneurial, collaborative spirit, we work every day to deliver outstanding investment results, in both good and challenging times to build the best foundation for our clients’ financial future.

The Team

Part of the investment division, the Sustainable Investments (SI) team manages various private debt impact investment funds with a track record of more than 20 years in investing for impact. The goal is to create positive environmental and social impacts for all stakeholders of the funds with measurable outcomes tracked by a proprietary impact tool while generating financial return for investors. The diverse SI team of more than 30 investment professionals and consultants (representing twelve nationalities) is present in seven countries worldwide. The team has built an unprecedented track record to originate and underwrite investments the impact of which is measured and benchmarked against pre-defined targets. Over the past 23 years the team has deployed more than USD 1.5 billion across more than 530 investments. Sectors the team is currently investing into are energy efficiency, agribusinesses and food supply value chains as well as renewable energy and decentralised renewable energy supply. Regionally the investments focus on the African continent (agriculture and energy access) and the European Union (energy efficiency and renewable energy). All investments are private debt instruments that are originated by the investment team with the support of a vast network for regional investment and sector specialists in Africa.

DWS – Investment Associate (m/f/d)

To support the expansion of the funds under management our team is looking for an Investment Associate who will support in originating, analysing, executing and monitoring private debt transactions being part of the investment team that manages investments across Africa.

Your responsibilities will include

  • Support the identification of new transactions by screening potential opportunities against the investment targets and guidelines of an investment fund investing in energy access and decentralised renewable energy supply
  • Perform on-site due diligence visits and regular monitoring meetings (remotely and on-site)
  • Support the macro, sector, company and financial due diligence and prepare investment proposals
  • Support the risk- and compliance controls processes of DWS in relation to the investments under management
  • Monitor portfolio companies and report to governance bodies of Funds on the developments
  • Draft reporting for internal and external stakeholders

Your profile

  • 3-5 years of front office work experience in structured/corporate/project/leveraged finance in a commercial bank/investment bank/private debt fund/impact fund/development finance institution
  • Experience in renewable energy, decentralised energy solutions in emerging and developing countries
  • Strong analytical skills together with in depth know how of accounting and finance
  • Ability to work flexibly as part of multiple investment teams
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken). French would be a plus

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Job Status: Open

Job Sectors: Investment Associate

Job Type: Full Time

Regions: Germany, Hybrid

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