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Investment Manager – Swedfund

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Looking to take your investment experience to the next level?
Attracted by the prospect of working across the entire investment cycle in multiple geographies in emerging markets?

Aligned with Swedfund’s continual growth in investments, they are looking to appoint a number of Investment Managers to actively work across the entire investment cycle within either the Financial Inclusion or Energy & Climate sectors.

Working primarily in project form with other investment team members, comprising Senior Investment Managers and Investment Analysts, the role will collaborate across other Swedfund departments such as ESG & Impact and Legal, ensuring deal processes and portfolio investments are managed both effectively and aligned with Swedfund’s investment strategies. Alongside investment and portfolio management responsibilities, the role will also be involved in various business development/strategy associated projects such as market mapping and product development.

Main role-associated tasks:

Investment Managers at Swedfund enjoy the unique challenge and opportunity to apply and develop their investment skills via a mix of traditional Investment Management tasks combined with portfolio management and value -adding activities.

Managing Swedfund’s investments, from early-stage screening, conducting operational and financial due diligence, holding negotiations and developing investments throughout the entire holding period. The role(s) will report to the respective Head of Sector and be supported by a team of analysts.

Investment Management tasks

  • Perform financial, commercial and market due diligence; undertake modelling, valuations, and credit assessments
  • Prepare and present quantitative and qualitative analyses for informed investment decision making
  • Project manage the involvement of colleagues from other departments like ESG & Legal
  • Procure and manage external consultants
  • Support senior colleagues in structuring and negotiating transaction terms

Portfolio Management tasks (Monitoring & Value-adding)

  • Monitor and engage with portfolio companies regarding performance and financials
  • Act as Swedfund’s appointee on fund LPACs and similar entities
  • Together with colleagues, work to increase the positive impact of Swedfund’s holdings via improvements in operational efficiencies, digitalization, governance, gender equality and sustainability.
  • Participate in exit processes

Business Development activities

  • Create and maintain relationships with potential co-investors and investees
  • Updating sector strategies and business plans
  • Coach and mentor Investment Analysts
  • Building internal competence through workshops and internal expertise-sharing

Relevant candidates up to this challenge shall have around of 3-5 years’ experience from working with investment processes within Investment Banking, Private Equity, Management Consulting, Corporate Finance or Transaction advisory.

This experience, combined with your strong academic qualifications within Finance and/or Economics will ensure you have both the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in this demanding role. Transaction experience in direct and / or intermediate equity and / or debt is highly desirable; while any sector-specific experience is a plus but not a requirement.

Aside from project management experience covering all phases of the investment cycle, you have high level analytical, quantitative and company valuation skills. Swedfund’s investments span over several continents, so professional levels of both Swedish and English is required, French is an advantage. When travel restrictions are relaxed, active involvement and visits to the various markets/geographies where Swedfund has invested will be part and parcel of the roles.

Swedfund are looking for candidates that demonstrate a firm understanding of Swedfund’s overreaching purpose and are genuinely motivated by the goal. Combined with your analytical expertise, you work in a highly structured manner ensuring quality in everything you deliver. You are recognized by others as a team player who builds, maintains and promotes internal and external collaboration. A person who represents quality, dependability and structure.

The role will part of a unique organisation where you will interact with highly competent and driven colleagues with a collective purpose of eliminating poverty through sustainable investments.

About Swedfund

As a development finance institution, Swedfund’s mission is to help reduce poverty by making sustainable investments in developing countries via job creation, ensuring decent working conditions and improving access to socially important products and services, such as renewable energy and health.

Job Status: Open

Job Sectors: Investment Manager

Job Type: Full Time

Regions: Global/Remote