JOB PURPOSEThe Chief Investment Officer (CIO) is heavily involved in setting the strategic focus for the investment direction of the organization and its portfolio investee companies, as well as in capital raising for investing activities from clients and investors.
He / she leads the investment management team in establishing and implementing strategies and processes to ensure superior return is achieved on all investment portfolios managed by Invequity.
Provides strategic insight and direction to the business as relates to investment decisioning; and leads investments, completes all fund transactions, and effectively maintains portfolio development.
Professionalises the strategy of the Funds under management and devises on appropriate investments.
Implements and delivers the approved investment strategy of clients committed capital into qualifying entities.QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE Minimum of a Post Graduate degree with a Major in investment management, or related field.
Charted Financial Analyst (CFA) Charter Holder will be a plus.Master of Business Administration (MBA) and / or Chartered Accountant (CA) a distinct advantage8 years specific investment experience within the investment management industry.
A proven track record of successful investment management and decision making with knowledge of portfolio management.Understanding and proficiency in asset allocation and equity investments.
Knowledge of major types of investments and markets.In depth experience / knowledge of South African investment market.Understanding of investment risks.
Strong understanding of valuation, accounting, and economic principles across most industries.Building and leading an investment team of various disciplines in the investment processUnderstanding of the B-BBEE codes will be a strong plus.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIESThe Key performance areas of the CIO include : Identify potential strategic investment trends and opportunities and lead the investment strategy of the company Takes a strategic leadership role in decision making on investmentsMake sound recommendations about where to invest funds and make changes according to market conditions and investment strategies.
Write clear and well-informed investment recommendations based on thorough research and analysis.
Briefs members of the Investment committee / Advisory Board and the Board of Members on proposed acquisitions and relevant mattersEffectively engage with the Investment Committee and with several independent professionals,Lead and coordinate capital-raising through client / partner / investor roadshows / meetings, and any relevant events relationship management, high-profile identifies strategic / public forums presentations and other activities.
Oversees / participate in closing of transactions.Oversee and manage Invequitys investment portfolio, including quality control and investment approach,Ensure professional portfolio managementResearch including high level due diligence and valuations.
Professionally lead underwriting and due diligence activitiesConduct technical and effective financial modellingDevelop a relevant IT strategy for the division.
Ensure professional and effective execution of approved dealsEstablish efficient and well-organized investment processesConduct or oversee analysis of investment portfolios.
Negotiating and structuring investment projects on the targeted entitiesOrganize / develop regular investment reports and reviews, including quantitative and qualitative portfolio studies.
and influence / inform relevant statutory / regulatory and policy compliance; and ensure appropriate personnel / functions / departments make the necessary reviews / revisions to minimise risk through appropriate safeguardsDemonstrate effective in people management, through collaboration and cooperation with various functions / departments to ensure accurate, compliant flow of investment information and data, inclusive of document handling for the achievement of ethical and effective governance.
Ensure customer focus and help manage and uphold current client relationships.DIRECTION AND MANAGEMENT OF PORTFOLIOSCollaborate with Executives and CEO, find, structure, develop, support and monitor portfolio investments with an increased focus on exiting investments,Make recommendations to the Investment Committee and make sound pitches at meetings towards the review and structuring of prospective investments, as well as report on investment progress and advise winning portfolio strategy,Strategically drive capital- raise activities and execute on Invequitys next stage of capital markets / investment fund offerings towards building and growing the business,Collaborate with CEO and Executives to coordinate the development / strengthening of strong investment committee(s) Work closely with / coach individuals, colleagues, to develop their level of contribution and effectiveness to achieve winning deal structuring and post-investment management.
and propose adjustments as necessary to investees management teams,With Business Development / Executives, develop a strategy to identify new sources of capital and play an active role with investors / donors on both capital raising and discussions around the transformation impact and performance of investments.
Ensure adequate financial and transformation impact monitoring of underlying investment / companies as well as compliance with appropriate regulations.
Work with the CFO and COO to strengthen internal management within the businessMeet with investors and prospective donors and investors to discuss the portfolios current and potential impactWork with the entire Invequity team to ensure a spirit of collaboration.
Monitor the Invequity investment / business approaches to maximize the transformative outcomes and build financial sustainability.
COMPETENCIES & SKILLS?Strong leadership skills with ability to interact and influence at all levels.?Highly motivated individual with a real passion for investing and building an investment function.
Skilled at managing teams and influencing them to achieve objectives.?Exceptional Planning and organizing skills.?Sound time management skills?
Strong verbal and written communication skills, both internally and externally to the firm?High level of numeracy and analytical skills as well as problem solving skills.
Trustworthy and high level of integrity?Ability to develop and maintain professional relationships.?Operates with a sense of urgency, works well in an entrepreneurial culture.
08.2021 (negotiable) The company reserves the right to add, modify or remove this position at its sole discretion.
Correspondence will only be conducted with short listed candidates.
Should you not hear from us 14 days after the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.