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Senior Investment Associate

Employer
opus
Location
Sandton Sandton, Gauteng North Johannesburg, South Africa
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
May 24, 2024

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Job Role
Other
Sector
Finance
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
A driver in promoting, enabling, implementing and developing innovative investment and transformation solutions to advance sustainable black economic participation in the economy, is looking seeking a Senior Investment Associate.

Industry
:
Financial Services
Job category:
Banking, Finance, Insurance. Stockbroking
Location:
Sandton
Contract:
Permanent Business Development / Transaction Origination

  • Pro-actively develop business development strategies and pursue new business development through excellent understanding of market and stakeholder networks.
  • Identifies lucrative market opportunities through an excellent understanding and interpretation of sector analyses, including market structure, supply and demand aspects, competitor environment, and gap analysis and taking actions accordingly.
  • Actively participate in formulating, developing, and implementing the business development strategy to generate new investment opportunities in the South African BEE financing market.
  • Engage in the activities and efforts required for the implementation of the business development plan.
  • Conduct business development in response to new markets, products, and clients.
  • Develop strategic relationships with financial institutions, corporate finance advisors, other intermediaries, and BEE
  • Participate and represent the business at investment conferences and roundtable discussions.
  • Engage in activities that ensure the investment initiatives are in support of broader South African economic development strategies and/or government BEE strategies.

Transaction Execution

  • Act independently in all spheres of project management, expert in deal structuring and negotiations.
  • Acknowledged as a very experienced deal maker/ transactor both within and outside of the organisation.
  • Mobilize, coordinate, and guide internal and external resources to appraise transactions/project/applications.
  • Manage and influence internal decision making and transaction processes to obtain investment approval.
  • Utilize expert knowledge (of BEE market, financial market, macro-economic environment sector) as to support, lead in identifying and suggesting/recommending appropriate mitigation measures on key risk issues.
  • Conduct comprehensive due diligence investigations on approved transactions by providing input on scoping and partaking in due diligence exercises with minimal support.
  • Recommend, develop, negotiate innovative/optimum/appropriate finance and legal structures for each investment deal ensuring long term sustainability/viability of the project to the benefit of the client and organisation.
  • Provide advice, guidance to legal department on the commercial terms in the preparation of legal documentation.
  • Negotiate with clients/co-financiers on an acceptable deal structure, financial terms, security to ensure successful deal closure incorporate and writing reports.
  • Ensure the timeous execution of legal documents in accordance with approved term sheets.
  • Acknowledged reputation within the organisation and externally based on successful deal closure and expertise.
  • Act as a mentor to Investment Associates and Investment Analyst.
  • Oversees and manages the implementation of projects through timeous disbursements paid out to the satisfaction of the client.
  • Provides expertise on structures recommended to FMCD IC by Investment Associates.
  • Pro-actively identify potential areas of non-compliance, increased risk and set-up/initiate an action programme accordingly.

Deal Sustainability / Risk Management / Portfolio Management

  • Responsible for surveillance, compliance, pro-actively anticipates and implements corrective actions, lead discussions in negotiating possible solutions.
  • Makes recommendations on effective solutions to sustain client relationships in the event of a default without causing a dilution in the asset value of the organisation.
  • Represents the organisation on Boards of Directors of selected investee companies accordingly.

Minimum requirements
  • BCom degree in Finance/ Accounting
  • Post Grad added advantage
  • 5 years similar experience in private equity/project finance/structured finance
  • Deal structuring
  • Project management

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