About the Job
This position will provide broad exposure to the transaction and advisory environment within the growing impact investing market. You will be a key contributor to a variety of projects (usually 2-4 at a time) across our service lines with a diverse range of clients based across the globe, with involvement in business development and practice building. The role will include:
Client mandate execution – Market research, business analysis and financial modelling – Preparing client deliverables, including strategy presentations, transaction marketing materials, research documents and financial models – Support in project management, including participation in and documentation of calls with clients and investors, managing due diligence processes, maintaining data rooms, etc. – Occasional travel to client locations as required
Business development and practice building – Participation in conference calls, including weekly pipeline calls, and assistance in tracking and monitoring of pipeline developments – Research for and preparation of proposals and conference presentations – Contribution to the knowledge base of the team and improvement of internal processes and tools – If required, from time to time, work with other teams within the Palladium Group, for example on proposal development or financial modelling tasks
Administrative support – Providing support to the financial management of the business, including budgeting, forecasting and expense management
We are seeking a person who:
Shares our values and passions: – Sees impact investing as a means to shift the paradigm and transform the world of finance to work better for the world – Always looks for root causes of problems and is able to see them in their broader context – Can come up with creative solutions to complex issues and see them through their implementation – Is willing to learn and is someone who we can learn from
Has a strong work ethic: – Is able to balance multiple demands with keen attention to detail and light supervision – Displays strong initiative and ability to work independently – Is able to deliver consistently high levels of accuracy, efficiency and follow-through – Has the ability to exercise independent judgment and proactively ask questions as needed
Has the desire to succeed in a transaction environment and in impact investment: – Experience or studies in one of the following: corporate finance, investment banking, private equity, development finance, venture capital, accountancy or related fields – Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English – Sound understanding of financial modelling – Ability to structure and organise datasets in Excel – Proficient in using PowerPoint and Word
This is a full-time position, with remuneration depending on the level of experience of the candidate.
Enclude is proud to be an equal opportunity employer that recruits and promotes its team members regardless of race, religion, gender, disability, and age.
Enclude is a regulated business, authorised to conduct corporate finance work in the UK by the Financial Conduct Authority.
Enclude is a leading impact investment bank creating solutions and mobilising capital to address the world’s most pressing challenges. Enclude joined the Palladium group last year to combine strengths at intersection of impact investing, international development and strategy consultancy.
Palladium, through its 50 years of experience and a global network operating in over 90 countries, has been helping clients to formulate strategies, build partnerships, and implement programmes that have a lasting social and financial impact.
Enclude is a team of 12 corporate finance and impact investing professionals, based in London and Washington, DC, tackling global and local problems that require creative, hands-on and people-focused approaches to mobilising capital and unlocking positive impact. There is increasing urgency to direct financial and human capital towards social inclusion and justice and environmental regeneration, and we are looking for resourceful, purpose-driven people to join our flat and rapidly growing team. As an organisation with a great variety of clients, we believe in equal opportunities and value diversity in our team.
We are working with mission-driven companies from across the world, with the majority of our clients based in or focused on emerging markets, and in a wide array of sectors of the impact economy. Within Palladium, Enclude focuses on three broad sets of services:
1. Transaction advisory. We work with social enterprises, sustainable financial institutions, and impact fund managers to support them through capital raising campaigns, fund placement campaigns, and M&A transactions. We have raised $500m+ capital for enterprises and funds to pursue their impact goals with support from mission-aligned investors.
2. Capital strategy and structuring. While mobilising capital is the ultimate objective, we often begin our work by developing capital and business strategies and formulating impact goals to make sure that the capital structure and investment vehicle design is best suited for its objectives. We get involved in sectors including financial inclusion, renewable energy, sustainable and climate-smart agriculture, education and health. In addition, we work within cross-cutting themes, such as gender-lens investing. Where possible, we leverage the specific subject expertise that exists elsewhere in the Palladium group.
3. Transaction related services. We often support our clients in areas beyond and at the intersections of the above. We have in-house experts on impact management and measurement, we provide strategy advisory services and we are always curious to do market and feasibility studies or to conduct due diligence.