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Investment Analyst - Eastern Europe, Central Asia and Caucasus

at Symbiotics in Geneva, Switzerland

About the Job

We are looking for

A dedicated professional who manage client relationship with field clients, produces due diligence material, analyzes and monitors institutional credit risk and country risk for investees and targets, develop market potential estimates on targets, for some countries of the Eastern Europe, Central Asia and Caucasus region.

The position is based in our Head office in Geneva, with reporting line to the Regional Manager.

Job Description
•Conduct on-site due diligences of financial institutions in Eastern Europe, Central Asia and Caucasus
•Write credit risk appraisals, investment advisory reports and social performance evaluations
•Monitor global situation, opportunities and risks in financial markets of the above mentioned region
•Develop a pipeline of credit worthy investment targets in specific financial markets, including micro, leasing, SME financing institutions and banks
•Be the main point of contact for financial partners in the region
•Maintain and monitor a portfolio of invested companies, including monthly financial reporting
•Support the development of new business opportunities in the region. Maintain and develop networks of contacts, including local banks, national microfinance associations and central banks, etc.



We are looking for a dynamic and autonomous person, able to work in fast growing and challenging environment, as well as having attention to detail. More specifically, we have the following requirements:
•University degree or equivalent, preferably in a finance related field
•Strong analytical skills with previous experience (2-3 years) in credit analysis, financial analysis or investment management
•Professional experience in Eastern Europe, Central Asia and Caucasus as a strong asset
•Good knowledge of the impact finance industry
•Proven interest for emerging and frontier markets and sustainable development
•Fluent in English; good knowledge of Russian
•Willingness and readiness to travel (up to 30%)

To apply

Please send us your resume and cover letter via our careers page:


Symbiotics is the leading market access platform for impact investing in emerging and frontier markets, offering market research, investment advisory and asset management services. We are regulated by FINMA, the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority and our daughter company Symbiotics (UK) Ltd has an investment firm license from the FCA in the UK. Symbiotics currently employs 135 people and is headquartered in Geneva, with further offices in Zurich, London, Amsterdam, Mexico City, Singapore and Cape Town. Since 2004, we have invested over USD 4bn in more than 350 microfinance institutions across around 80 emerging and frontier markets, working with more than 30 investment funds and many institutional investors.
We are a fast-growing, market-leading company, offering a dynamic work environment in the growing impact investment space.