Now hiring: Investment Analyst
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 2020, we invested $22 billion in private companies and financial institutions in developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity. For more information.
The Global Energy & Mining (CNGEM) unit, in partnership with the regional industry groups, is responsible for delivering on IFC’s mining and energy strategies and business. The team is based both in Washington D.C. and in London. The Mining team is a global unit covering all stages of mining projects, from exploration through to development and production. On the energy side, the team covers power generation (renewable/thermal), midstream energy infrastructure, and power transmission and distribution.
CNGEM is recruiting an Investment Analyst to work closely with IFC’s Investment Officers and CNGEM sector specialists in mining and energy. The Investment Analyst will help to (i) develop new business, execute transactions, and monitor portfolio investments across the globe; (ii) manage key mining/energy global client relationships; and (iii) contribute to knowledge dissemination via management of sector benchmarks, research of industry trends, and IFC lessons of experience in the sector. The position will be based in London, and the Investment Analyst will report to the Chief Investment Officer in London. Some travel may be required.
The contract for this position has an initial duration of 2 years (renewable), with a one-year probation period, and is subject to be renewed.
Roles and Responsibilities:
Investment analysts work closely with IFC’s investment officers, responsible for the origination, structuring, negotiation, execution, and subsequent supervision of IFC’s investment projects. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Conducting industry and market research and assisting in the team’s marketing and business development efforts, including preparing pitch books and presentations for clients.
• Assisting in screening and analyzing new business opportunities, including building and reviewing financial models to assess investment projects’ viability and employing other valuations methodologies to support the investment analysis.
• Preparing internal investment proposal documents for senior management and credit presentation, including describing the rationale and risks of the proposed investment.
• Participating in investment appraisals in host countries and negotiations with clients.
• Monitoring existing investments in portfolio companies, including various types of financial entities.
• Work closely with sector specialists on benchmarking of technical performance of IFC mining and energy projects;
• Work closely with the team on evolving strategy for investment in the sector, drafting PowerPoint presentations and evaluating portfolio performance to improve profitability and impact for IFC in the sector;
• Organize workshops and conferences for business development (includes preparing presentations, marketing materials, etc.) and disseminate lessons learned internally; and,
• Work with both IFC mainstream and upstream teams to promote new business and innovation.
Selection Criteria• Minimum Bachelor’s degree with a specialization in finance, economics, or business.
• At least one year of relevant work experience as an investment analyst at an international investment bank, commercial bank, private equity firm, or asset management firm. Previous exposure to mining, energy, or power sectors is a plus.
• Strong quantitative/numerical skills with significant experience interpreting financial information and developing and analyzing excel-based financial models.
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
• Excellent presentation skills.
• Demonstrated ability to work successfully in multicultural teams and across regions.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English; knowledge of other languages would be a plus.
• Highly motivated and proactive, committed to the highest ethical standards.
• Interest in the World Bank Group and IFC’s mission, strategy, and values.
Source: World Bank