Location: London, UK
Employment Type: Permanent
Closing Date: 26 August 2020
The Equity Investments Group at CDC exists to employ commercial equity capital whilst also having a strong developmental impact. Over the last three years, the team have deployed $1b+ across Africa and South Asia with a strong pipeline of additional investment opportunity. The Financial Institutions group has deployed over $400m of this capital across nine equity investments.
There are 5 levels in the team – Associate, Executive, Manager, Director & Team Leader. However, the team is very flat and people at all levels are involved in the real detail, and in representational work, both to Investment Committee and externally.
There are 3 parts of the job (at all levels):
At Investment Executive level, you will spend the majority of your time on execution; by the time you are a senior Investment Executive you will be able to run almost all execution stages unassisted. You will also be given some sub-sectors where you are responsible for origination, and play a support role on portfolio management.
We are looking for candidates that will deliver from day one, but also be on a trajectory to reach Investment Director.
Typically, candidates will have strong training in fundamentals (commercial/financial analysis, valuation, financial modelling) from top tier private equity, strategy consulting or investment banking.
Critical softer skills: (1) ability to look at complex problems and get to the root of the issue, (2) ability to build relationships with companies, (3) ability to communicate clearly on paper and in person, and (4) ability to multi-task.
Candidates will also need to evidence previous experience working in, or demonstrable passion for, Africa or South Asia, or at the very least an understanding of emerging markets.
Candidates should be strongly motivated by CDC’s development mission and ideally demonstrate some commitment to development or social goals through previous executive or non-executive activity.
We look for colleagues who are:
CDC is committed to diversity and inclusion and welcomes all applicants regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.
Please provide a cover letter with your application
Role opened: 27 July 2020
Role closes: 26 August 2020