Investment Analyst

  • Permanent
  • EE/AA: Open
  • Centurion, Pretoria Gauteng
  • Posted 6 days ago

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The IA is tasked with supporting the two MAS MEA portfolio managers with respect to a number of essential portfolio management tasks and with the supervision of several IFC clients. The IA responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Investment Analyst Centurion Pretoria Gauteng

The Investment Analyst (IA) will support both MAS portfolio managers working in MEA reporting directly to the Portfolio Manager.

Role & Responsibilities:

The IA is tasked with supporting the two MAS MEA portfolio managers with respect to a number of essential portfolio management tasks and with the supervision of several IFC clients. The IA responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Portfolio supervision work including periodic reviews of projects;
  • Direct supervision -or under the leadership of an Investment Officer- of existing portfolio projects, business performance monitoring and compliance with IFC investment agreements;
  • Financial statements analysis and Financial models/projections preparation;
  • High quality credit analyses resulting in sound Investment Review Platform (IRP) ratings and timely submissions of probability of default (PD)/ loss given default (LGD);
  • Significant involvement in the MAS MEA Equity Portfolio including accurate quarterly equity valuations;
  • Identification of early warning signs, and, when necessary, formulate/implement strategies for work-out, restructurings or rescheduling;
  • Project-related documents preparation as well as notes/reports on relevant portfolio themes, for internal and external audiences;
  • Effective utilization of Research tools to conduct in-depth bench-marking analysis by sectors, companies and geographies.

Selection Criteria

  • A Bachelor degree or equivalent professional qualification/ experience;
  • At least 2 years of work experience in Corporate or Project finance, including Investment Banking, Commercial Banking, Private Equity, Equity Research or Business Consulting;
  • Excellent Excel, PowerPoint and Word skills to build succinct and convincing analyses and presentations;
  • Strong research and quantitative skills with preference for a background in financial analysis and modeling;
  • Strong client service orientation with openness to feedback and new ideas;
  • Exceptional attention to detail;
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) in English. Fluency in other languages (e.g. French, Portuguese) is a plus;
  • Team player with strong communication and interpersonal skills and ability to develop effective relationships within and outside IFC;
  • Ability to work flexibly on a range of assignments, cope with shifting priorities at short notice, and still deliver top quality work while meeting tight deadlines;
  • Takes personal responsibility and accountability for timely response to client queries, requests or needs, working to remove obstacles that may impede execution or overall success;
  • Experience in Emerging Markets is preferred- Experience in sub-Saharan Africa will be a plus; and
  • Ability to work sensitively and effectively in a multicultural setting.

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