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Investment Director. London

Industry Financial Services
Location London
Job Type Permanent
Visa Employer may consider sponsoring work visa for suitable candidates from abroad depending on their experience
Salary £100000 — £150000 per annum
Package Salary, benefits and competitive bonus
Date 30 May 2022

This is an amazing opportunity for a specialist in Investments to join a well-established and growing investment firm based in the heart of London. Our client aims to make a positive impact in the world and preserve the capital for generations to come by investing in early-stage technology companies and driving business growth in Residential & Commercial Real Estate, Hospitality, Entertainment, Clean Energy, Financial & Capital Investments and Venture Capital.

They are currently in the process of hiring an Investment Director who will be responsible for developing and implementing investment strategies for managing a significant portfolio of investments in alternative & private equity and venture capital. This is a senior role in a dedicated growth team originating, assessing, structuring, executing and managing investment opportunities, providing high-quality analysis and commercial insight to support all aspects of the investment process.


  • Investment strategy – responsible for the development strategic direction & style of company’s investment activities and its execution Origination
  • Utilise and enhance existing network to originate growth opportunities and build trusted relationships with the people behind the target businesses/partnerships
  • Compilation, preparation and presentation of research results to the management and investment committee Due diligence & Modelling
  • Coordinate external service providers, determining scope of work, dealing with the due diligence team, and delivering a summary version
  • Financial analysis of investments, including financial modelling, financing and tax assumptions, IRRs, output sensitivities, and research to support key underwriting assumptions
  • Lead the delivery of transactions including oversight of team members managing the process and leading any commercial discussions and contract negotiations
  • Monitor and actively engage with portfolio companies to generate the planned net IRR on the fund/s
  • Fund raising activities – participate in raising external funding Business unit & People management
  • Prepare, control and execute the budgets for the investment business unit
  • Grow, mentor and develop team and manage work allocation, systems training, performance evaluations, and the building of an effective and efficient team dynamic
  • Act as a coach for the team supporting lifting up the employees, removing obstacles from their paths, and helping them become more successful.

You will have/be

  • Education and Qualifications – Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Finance or related discipline, MBA or similar Master’s Degree preferred
  • Past employment experience: AUM of at least 30M USD in direct management, was driving force behind raising external venture capital or PE funding, 10+ years related experience in venture capital, private equity, corporate finance with solid financial modelling and valuation expertise
  • Experience of working on a buy-side is preferable – Venture capital fund (preferably deep-tech focused), Family office / holding investment company with an active investment programme, Tier 1-2 investment bank, (deal support, M&A etc.; any position should be primarily focused on financial modelling and research), Experience of working with tech startups at early stages as a founder, advisor, investor etc., Real assets (such as real estate) investment experience is a plus
  • English language (not lower than C1 English (Advanced))
  • Russian or European language skills are an advantage
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks
  • Well-organised, detail-oriented, ability to multitask and work under tight deadlines
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Personal characteristics: Reliability (act with integrity, and take ownership and pride in the work), Genuineness (honesty, transparency, and empathy), Enthusiasm (to be proactive and act independently and decisively)

What is in it for me?

  • A negotiable competitive salary and impressive bonus/commission structure
  • Share deals can be considered for the right candidate
  • International well-established investment firm with head-office in London and operational offices abroad
  • An opportunity to create a new establishment within a solid organisation – realise your potential, gain hands-on opportunity, become a top member of the team
  • The role is London office based with multiple travel opportunities
  • Progressive, stable position within a growing firm
  • Work with amazing management team on new-age investment positive projects.

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