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Executive, Office of Investment Management and Analytics (OIMA)

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Job Title: Executive, Office of Investment Management and Analytics (OIMA)
Location: London
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Contact Name: Ben Kinley
Contact Email: bkinley@lawsonchase.com
Job Published: 6 months ago

Job Description

About The Role

  • The Office of Investment Management and Analytics (OIMA) includes two functions: the office of the Chief Investment Officer (CIO) and the office of the MD for Investment Management and Analytics (MD-IMA). These two functions work closely together to manage the investment decision-making process and provide portfolio and market analytics under the Analytics function.

  • Support the MD-IMA and Director-IMA in delivering timely and accurate data and analysis regarding company performance against various benchmarks and objectives to management, the Board, and stakeholders.

  • Work with the Analytics team to promote a collegial environment in which the company is able to benefit from collaborative efforts to identify, prioritize, and deliver high quality analytics across the organization.

  • Help contribute to knowledge-sharing across the investment teams, supporting data mining, building data bases and analytical tools, and facilitating lesson learning.

  • Work with the MD-IMA to review the Additionality of new investment proposals as part of the Investment Committee process, and oversee the evaluation of Additionality for existing investments.

  • Produce analysis and focused research for internal and external consumption to improve our investment decision making and educate a wider audience about the nature of investing in our markets.

  • Participate in presentations to management and the Board from time to time, and to engage actively with management regarding new ways to enhance the benefit of analytics in decision-making.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Deliver insightful analysis of the firm’s investments, providing performance metrics and forecast pipeline development.

  • Gather, validate, and manipulate data on investment performance and risk to facilitate portfolio management and high-quality investment decision-making.

  • Develop analytical reports to facilitate management and Board oversight of company investments.

  • Deliver investment risk-related reporting for management, the Board, and the Board’s Risk Committee.

  • Work with investment teams and senior management to develop high quality, well informed reports, tools and analysis to aid them with their investment decision making and portfolio management/monitoring.

  • Deliver insightful macro-economic analysis that supports the firm’s management of portfolio risks, including currency risk.

  • Contribute to corporate and team strategic planning as required, including assisting the CEO’s office and Strategy Team with their planning and execution of corporate objectives.

 

Skills & Experience

  • MBA or equivalent credential with strong interest in overseas investment and in the use of analytics to support investment.

  • At least 5 years of experience in a relevant field – for example, Investment Risk or Portfolio Analytics within Private Equity, Asset Management or Banking.

  • Professional experience gathering, validating, and analysing investment and performance related data.

  • Strong skills in analytics, ideally with professional experience in an investment firm or equivalent.

  • Experience of market analysis (such as macro-economic, financial market or sector research) would be advantageous.

  • Experience with a multi-class portfolio – debt, equity, and funds – with different return metrics, and with multi-currency/fx/hedging would be valuable.

  • Experience working independently and unaided, with evidence of ability to deliver quality products on time and to required quality.

  • Demonstrable interest in development finance in emerging markets (professional experience in relevant markets would be desirable).

 

Technical Skills

  • Excellent analytical skills and a proven ability to research and collate data.

  • Ability to draw well-grounded conclusions from complex data and present ideas effectvely.

  • Ability to determine and apply appropriate methodologies in a limited data environment in order to draw reasonably robust conclusions. A broad understanding of statistical approaches would be valuable.

  • Good knowledge of Excel. Additionally financial modelling skills would be advantageous but are not required.

  • Some knowledge of relevant markets, preferably in Africa and South Asia, as well as relevant sectors.

  • Understanding of Private Equity, Funds, and/or Debt and the challenges inherent in these types of investment.

  • Knowledge of the investment process is preferred but not essential.

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