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Investment Manager - Equity

at Incofin in Phnom Penh, Cambodia or other Asian locations

About the Job

The purpose of the position is to define and lead the safe water sector equity investment portfolio with a specific focus on developing Asia, in order to maximize the investor value and contribute to a more inclusive society.

The investment manager is expected to:

  • work closely with the Fund Manager to develop a "Safe Water" investment strategy (global) and build a relevant pipeline in developing Asia, as part of a specific investment mandate related to access to safe drinking water
  • collaborate within and across regions to pursue the best standards in PE practice, as well as represent Incofin before different stakeholders to support the positioning of the company's brand
  • disburse 2-3 transactions of USD 1-10m ticket size annually, lead financial value creation of existing investees in order to reach Funds' IRR expectations, and lead social impact valuation creation of existing investees along with the Impact Taskforce in order to contribute to the Funds' relevant UN SDG goals

Key accountabilities include:

  1. Help design or refine investment strategies, including investment process templates, etc.
  2. Work on the marketing materials (pitch deck, business plan, excel based financial model etc.) for fundraising and support the Fund Manager/ Business Development team in the fundraising process
  3. Build a network to facilitate deal sourcing and relationship building (potential) clients and other stakeholders, such co-investors and network players
  4. Identify equity investment prospects and build pipeline to generate portfolio to the investment funds expected
  5. Analyze financial statements, business plans and assess financial projections as inputs for decision making for the investment team
  6. Lead the due diligence of possible investment prospects with the purpose of preparing an investment proposal to the investment committee
  7. Lead the negotiations of investment conditions (i.e. price, shareholders rights, representation in corporate government) looking forward in obtaining the best financial and social returns for the investors
  8. Present and defend proposals before the investment committees to obtain and execute its approvals
  9. Lead the closing of transactions, together with the legal area (contracts), to assure that the conditions agreed are included in the documents
  10. Manage the equity investments through the participation in board of directors and/or shareholders assemblies to maximize the investment value as well as monitoring of investment performance. Bring in technical assistance or other capital plus elements to support the value creation
  11. Lead timely exit of equity investments to generate value to the investors
  12. Keep abreast of economic, financial and political developments in the region
  13. Provide necessary support to debt investment team

Qualifications

  • Master's degree in finance or economics or a related field
  • Equity portfolio management, investment strategy development, people management experience and external exposure to local authorities.
  • Deep knowledge of Asian economies
  • 7+ years in equity investment, transaction experience from origination to exit, board and shareholder representations. Extensive network of potential investees. (Preference will be given to candidates with prior experience in the water sector.)
  • Hands-on, analytical, empathetic, creative and team player, passionate and committed to inclusive progress
  • Excellent business analysis and accounting/financial skills
  • Proficient in MS Office and particularly in financial modelling in MS Excel
  • Excellent business analysis and accounting/financial skills
  • Good in assessing people and their skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Entrepreneurial approach and an experienced team player
  • Willingness for up to 50% of travel time
  • Passionate about investing in underserved segments and its potential to solve real problems
  • Very clear cultural and professional fitness with Incofin's vision and mission
  • Outspoken commercial talent to deal with investors and can transmit the enthusiasm of investing in inclusive business solutions
  • Inclusive and a genuine team player, who avoids self-promotion
  • Adhere to high ethical standards

To apply

Email CV, cover letter, and 2 references to dina.pons@incofin.com and mischa.liang@incofin.com

Incofin

Incofin Investment Management (Incofin IM) is an international impact investor with more than 15 years of track record in promoting financial inclusion, particularly in rural areas and in the agricultural sector. The investments of Incofin IM target both financial and social/environmental positive impact. The assets under management by Incofin IM amount to more than 1 Billon US Dollars. The portfolio under management includes investments in over 200 institutions in more than 50 countries worldwide.

As a team, we are determined to achieve impact in emerging economies combined with a healthy and sustainable return. We believe in what we do. We are a team owned company, investing in our own funds. Our values are: entrepreneurial, generous, transparent, practical.