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) as well as by Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF) from Luxembourg. The company is specialized in development finance and offers asset management, investment advisory, risk management and structuring services.
FSFS fund management and advisory work is spread geographically and product-wise from providing microfinance loans in developing countries, managing impact funds from the Western Balkans to Latin America, Africa and Asia and supporting start-up companies in Frankfurt am Main. All our work is based on the demands of a client base that is committed to socially responsible and sustainable financing practices.
For our headquarters in Frankfurt am Main, we are currently seeking to recruit a Head of Investment Management, primarily driving the microfinance portfolio.
Role and responsibilities
As a member of the senior leadership of Frankfurt School Financial Services, the Head of Investment Management (IM) will be responsible for providing oversight and management to all origination-related topics, reporting directly to the Managing Directors (MDs). She/he will be responsible for:
- Strategic planning and directing operations of the FSFS origination and investment management business,
- Development of investment strategies and projections across target countries and regions, in close cooperation with the Head of Risk Management,
- Further develop and drive robust relationships with investees of FSFS,
- Manage and mentor a team of investment managers located in the target countries of Central and South America, Africa, South and Eastern Europe, Central and Southeast Asia and the Pacific, as well as in Frankfurt am Main,
- Regular research of the current state of sustainable investing as well as financial markets in target countries and regions, and of global financial markets, providing thought leadership on the future of double and triple bottom line investments,
- Being a powerful investment manager with an own active portfolio, balancing her/his efforts between general IM oversight activities and own IM responsibilities.
- Coordinate the Investment Committee, including support in presentation of investment proposals,
- Develop and maintain investment pipeline reports for internal and external client needs, presentation of investment opportunities and related analyses,
- Engage with clients on a variety of financial, social, and economic aspects of investment-related activities,
- Coaching and development of individual IM team members,
- Liaison with internal stakeholders including risk, portfolio, transaction and compliance management teams,
- Develop own investments/pipeline, including carrying out due diligence (qualitative and quantitative analysis) of financial institutions, in particular microfinance institutions in developing countries.
- A university degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. business, finance or economics); a professional qualification such as CFA or similar will be considered a plus,
- At least five years of professional experience in management of impact funds, with evidence of enhancing value of portfolio investments. Experience in management of infrastructure and/or renewable energy asset class investments is considered a plus,
- Independent thinker with excellent quantitative and qualitative analytical skills, pragmatic problem solving skills and proactive attitude as well as a high degree of commitment, sociability, flexibility, and intercultural sensitivity,
- Strong relationship management skills and proven network in the industry,
- Strong ability and willingness to balance managerial tasks and own investment activities,
- Business fluency in English and German, as well as excellent spoken and written communication skills. Fluency in Spanish and/or French is considered a plus,
- Proficiency in MS Office, incl. strong financial modelling experience in MS Excel.
Please send your application, via email to Ms. Silvia Kreibiehl (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Mr. Martin Cremer (email@example.com) the latest by 25 May 2018. Frankfurt School Financial Services is an equal opportunity employer.