Investment Analyst – Private Equity Funds (PE) - Other

  • Added Date: Wednesday, 10 August 2022
  • Deadline Date: Thursday, 01 September 2022
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 Description

IFC—a member of the World Bank Group—is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. We work in more than 100 countries, using our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in developing countries. In fiscal year 2021, IFC committed a record $31.5 billion to private companies and financial institutions in developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity as economies grapple with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, visit www.ifc.org

IFC’s Private Equity (PE) Funds group plays an integral role in this mission. IFC is the largest investor in emerging market PE funds in the world, with over US$6.5 billion committed across a portfolio of over 330 funds. IFC’s PE funds strategy focuses on supporting: (i) growth equity funds; (ii) venture capital funds; (iii) small business funds in frontier regions; and (iv) selectively sector funds. In turn, these PE funds combine capital and expertise to enable investee companies to achieve the operational efficiency and governance standards required to realize their high-growth potential.

IFC is seeking a PE Funds Investment Analyst to be based at IFC’s Mumbai office. In this role, the primary responsibility of the Investment Analyst will be to support the current team to assess fund managers in South Asia (India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Bhutan), to determine if they meet IFC’s investment criteria for financial returns, development impact, and environmental and social responsibility, and to conduct portfolio monitoring analyses for IFC’s existing fund’s portfolio.  In addition, the Investment Analyst will be expected to work periodically on corporate assignments and global portfolio analyses.

Duties and Accountabilities:

This is a dynamic role that requires a high-level of interest in private equity, international business, emerging markets, and development impact. Responsibilities of an Investment Analyst are divided among new business, portfolio management and corporate strategy:

New Business

• Assist Investment Officers with the due diligence and structuring of Private Equity fund investment projects in South Asia.
• Coordinate with internal IFC stakeholders including Legal; Risk; Environmental and Social; Development Impact; and Macroeconomics – to successfully process investment projects and ensure compliance with IFC standards.
• Conduct industry research, network at regional and global industry conferences, and create country-focused and regional market mappings. 

Portfolio Management

• Actively monitor fund relationships across funds in South Asia. This includes: (i) reviewing private equity funds information and preparing internal reports and valuations based on periodic financial statements, project progress reports, and other information submitted by client fund managers; (ii) participating in annual meetings and other meetings with fund managers; and (iii) coordinating with IFC’s Legal department and Portfolio Manager to make portfolio decisions on fund matters as needed.
• Build and maintain client relationships to ensure responsive client service and enhance new business opportunities.
• Prepare documentation for IFC internal processes and perform portfolio analyses at the regional and global level. 

Corporate Strategy

• Assist Global Managers with assignments relating to global team and corporate strategy as needed. This may include: (i) analyzing development impact of IFC’s fund’s portfolio; (ii) performing deep dives on target regions and sectors; and (iii) ensuring data accuracy in internal systems.

Selection Criteria

• Bachelor's or equivalent degree from a Tier I institution; preferably with major in economics, finance, or accounting
• Minimum 2 years of working experience in a reputable institution in an analyst role in equity investments or corporate finance, or 2 years consulting experience with an established consulting firm
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
• Sound business judgment to identify issues and present creative and practical solutions
• Facility to work successfully in multi-cultural teams and across boundaries
• Demonstrated teamwork skills
• Strong client service orientation with an openness to feedback and new ideas
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English

World Bank Group Core Competencies

The World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.

We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.

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