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Alternative Investment Specialist

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Our client is seeking an Alternative Investment Specialist to join their dynamic team in Cape Town. This role offers the opportunity to make a real, sustainable difference in emerging economies and contribute to financial inclusion. The successful candidate will have the chance to work closely with investment professionals, enhancing the business's domestic market profile and driving local sales and marketing efforts. This role is perfect for someone who thrives on building relationships, delivering high-quality post-investment service, and representing investment teams in external engagements.

What you'll do:

As an Alternative Investment Specialist, you will be at the heart of our client's operations. You will be responsible for building strong relationships with key internal stakeholders as well as select local external institutional investors. Your role will involve delivering a high level of post-investment service to existing clients, ensuring that they are kept informed and satisfied. You will also play a crucial part in enhancing the company's market profile by working closely with marketing and communication teams.

  • Build and strengthen existing relationships with key internal and select domestic external institutional investors
  • Deliver high level of post-investment service to existing clients
  • Ensure regular communication and information sharing on client activity with other units
  • Represent and complement the investment teams in external engagements
  • Enhance the company's market profile, working closely with marketing and communication teams
  • Develop and update investment collateral for each capability
  • Ensure product information and data is available on external vendor or manager research databases
  • Deliver content related to regular and ad hoc institutional investor engagements
  • Provide regular and ongoing training to client and market-facing units keeping them informed of company activity
  • Execute fundraise campaigns across the company, working closely with investment teams

What you bring:

The ideal candidate for this Alternative Investment Specialist role will bring a wealth of experience and a strong academic background along with a deep understanding of the Alternatives fund management environment, the corporate landscape, service providers and key needs of institutional investors.

  • Undergraduate degree, preferably commercial or finance, such as B.Com, B.Bus.Sc
  • Relevant postgraduate qualification would be advantageous, such as CFA, MBA
  • At least 5 years’ institutional market-facing experience in an Alternatives fund management environment
  • Understanding of the corporate landscape, service providers and key needs of institutional investors
  • Ability to apply knowledge of business and the marketplace to advance organisational goals
  • Ability to take on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy and enthusiasm
  • Effective communication skills - developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences

What sets this company apart:

Our client is committed to building strong, lasting relationships with their employees. They understand that you have hopes for your future – your career, your personal development and of achieving great things. They pride themselves in helping their employees to realise their worth. The company provides many opportunities for growth and development. Their commitment to transformation and embracing diversity drives them to achieve a diverse workplace with employment equity as a key goal to create an inclusive workforce.

What's next:

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Contract Type: FULL_TIME

Specialism: Banking & Financial Services

Focus: Investment Management

Industry: Financial Services

Salary: Negotiable

Workplace Type: Hybrid

Location: Cape Town

Job Reference: O5YYN9-4E0D25C2

Date posted: 22 May 2024

Consultant: Cindy Duplessis

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