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Fund Principal

at Frankfurt School Financial Services in Frankfurt

About the Job

We are currently seeking a fund principal for a new fund we are in the process of establishing that will invest into waste and recycling companies in developing countries.

Roles and responsibilities
• Be the lead on fundraising activities including investor meetings, introductions, documentation and presentation preparation, and travel (as appropriate)
• Determine the final governance, structure of the fund, and complete fund documentation
• Set-up and development of the team
• Proactively source high quality new investment opportunities
• Manage due diligence process, write investment memos and assist with investment execution
• Manage the portfolio of companies, from deal flow to exits include taking board positions in some portfolio companies
• Support portfolio companies on various management, strategy and funding issues
• Seat on the funds’ investment committee and advisory board


• 10+ years’ experience in either private equity, investment banking, experience in the commercial / investment departments of waste and recycling companies or investing into SMEs
• Ideal candidate will have strong experience in the waste and recycling sector;
• Proven track-record in fundraising
• Investment track-record particularly in equity investments
• Strong practical experience in structuring and negotiating investments
• Relevant university degree
• Fluent in English (French is considered a plus but not a prerequisite)

To apply

Frankfurt School Financial Services

Frankfurt School Financial Services GmbH (FSFS) is the asset manager of Frankfurt School of Finance & Management gGmbH, a leading German business school. FSFS is regulated by the German Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) and registered with the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF) from Luxembourg. The company is specialized in development finance and offers asset management, investment advisory and structuring services. FSFS’ fund management and advisory work is spread geographically and product-wise – from providing microfinance loans in developing countries worldwide and managing impact funds in Africa and Asia to supporting start-up companies in Frankfurt, Germany.