Division: Financial Services Group
Location: United Kingdom, London
Employment Type: Permanent
Closing Date: 05 November 2021
Team and Role Overview
The Financial Services (“FS”) Debt team focuses on structuring senior and subordinated debt transactions across different financial services clients (e.g. Banks, Microfinance Institutions, Non-Bank Financial Institutions, FinTech companies etc).
The Investment Associate will support the work of the FS Debt team from the origination to the execution and monitoring of FS Debt transactions. This will include research and strategy work, the initial assessment of new opportunities, credit analysis, due diligence, and portfolio management activities, as required, as well as liaising with other relevant transaction support teams.
There are 5 job levels in our teams – Associate, Executive, Manager, Director & Team Head. The role would be at Associate level, and will be London based.
The Associate will be capable of:
The Associate may work on assignments across CDC’s countries operation, including Africa, South Asia and South East Asia, and may be required to travel accordingly.
Due diligence, credit analysis and deal execution:
Research and strategy:
Background, skills, aptitude
University degree in Finance, Economics, Corporate Finance, Accounting, or other relevant degree;
Relevant experience within a Development Finance Institution (“DFI”) or banking/investment environment, with exposure to financial institutions (bank and non-bank);
Demonstration of identity with CDC’s proposition including:
An awareness of and appreciation for CDC’s objectives
A desire and passion to be part of CDC’s strategy and participate in its work
Evidence of high performance standards in previous positions
Analytical and research skills (including the ability to analyse Financial Institution (“FI”) reports, sector data, macroeconomic and relevant political events);
FI credit analysis skills and ability to analyse an FI’s financial statements and make commercial assessments; strong writing skills in English required.
Financial modelling and Excel skills;
Ability to work on multiple projects while working to deadlines and managing time effectively;
Good business communication and presentation skills;
As a member of a small team, a flexible and “hands on” approach is a prerequisite;
An active interest in investing in developing countries and understanding of emerging market environments, with a willingness to travel;
Working knowledge of French language would be a plus.
Our cultural values
We look for team members who aspire, as we do, to work at our best and to be:
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, sexual orientation or educational background.
Please provide a cover letter with your application