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Capital Specialist

Old Mutual Limited Ltd.
Johannesburg Johannesburg, Gauteng Gauteng, South Africa
Closing date
Mar 4, 2024

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Contract Type
Full Time
Let's Write Africa's Story Together!

Old Mutual is a firm believer in the African opportunity and our diverse talent reflects this.

This is a dynamic team, with a strong focus on technical fluency and disciplined stakeholder engagement. Members of the team can be expected to gain broad exposure to areas such as capital management, accounting, quantitative finance, complex legal, tax and regulatory issues, and corporate financial strategy. The role reports to the Head of Capital.

Role overview

The Capital team is a key part of the Group Balance Sheet Management function. The team focuses on capital management initiatives and investigations within the following areas:
  • Corporate capital structures;
  • Business strategy;
  • Regulatory frameworks;
  • Treasury and ALM transactions,
  • Investment business cases; and
  • Optimal target and policy setting

Role Description / Key Performance Areas

This role's responsibilities will focus on entities within the Old Mutual Africa Regions segment, with selected focus on projects within South African entities:
  • Delivery of projects (measurement to be determined on a project by-project basis, and will include aspects such as buy-in, implementation, timeliness, client and team experience).
  • Optimising, implementation and monitoring of capital management tasks
  • Stakeholder engagement.
  • Deliver on strategic capital projects and investigations; some examples include:
  • Designing and planning capital efficient corporate actions (e.g. dividends, debt issuance);
  • Optimising capital structures across the group and across regulatory frameworks;
  • Setting entity specific group targets in line with internal management frameworks;
  • Analysing commercial aspects of capital investments, and new and existing products;
  • Driving capital initiatives at a legal entity and segment level to meet group targets;
  • Proposing subsidiary remittances and OML dividend.

In the process of these projects, responsibilities will include:
  • Developing suitable capital structures;
  • Quantitative modelling and analysing of key financial/risk metrics;
  • Working with legal and tax to ensure compliance;
  • Facilitating stakeholder dialogue;
  • Negotiating commercial terms;
  • Communicating to senior management.
  • Monitor and engage with subsidiaries on current and future capital positions;
  • Assist the Head of Capital in identifying strategic and commercial opportunities across the Group.
  • Report on capital initiatives to internal and external stakeholders;

Qualifications Required
  • Relevant financial/quantitative degree
  • 5+ years' balance sheet management experience in an insurance entity
  • Actuarial or accounting or CFA qualification is a distinct advantage

Experience required
  • Able to work effectively under pressure, in dynamic situations
  • Track record of high accountability and consistent delivery
  • Highly energetic
  • Able to deliver on concurrent projects.
  • Ability to work independently on projects or tasks, as agreed with Head of Capital.
  • Strong communication skills including an ability to explain complex concepts and key issues effectively with the broader team.
  • Capacity to take accountability for complex and potentially ambiguous pieces of work.
  • Dynamically respond to work requirements and changing situations.
  • Pragmatic, and solution-focussed; able to make trade-offs balancing between deliveries, and risks/costs.
  • Possess a wide range of skills and knowledge, including an accounting, actuarial, quantitative finance, corporate finance, deal planning, regulations and commercial acumen.
  • Proven track record of being able to work efficiently with seniors and subordinates, teams in and out of the organisation, and consultants to ensure delivery.
  • Ability to communicate with various role-players in order to obtain the appropriate level of input, buy-in, and approvals for delivery.


Accounting, Capital Investment, Capital Management, Capital Structure


Bachelors Degree (B)

Closing Date

02 March 2024

The appointment will be made from the designated group in line with the Employment Equity Plan of Old Mutual South Africa and the specific business unit in question.

Old Mutual Limited is pro-vaccination and encourages its workforce to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

All prospective employees are required to disclose their vaccination status as part of the recruitment process.

Please refer to the Old Mutual's Covid-19 vaccination policy for further detail. Kindly note that Old Mutual reserves the right to reinstate the requirement to vaccinate at any point if it is of the view that it is imperative to do so.

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