Portfolio Specialist

  • Competitive
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • One Ten Associates
  • 24 Mar 19

A global alternative investment firm with over $10Bn AUM are keen to appoint a Portfolio Specialist to their growing team. This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced individual from the Transaction Services or Deal Advisory teams within the Big 4 to join a growing Buy-Side business with a phenomenal track-record.

OPPORTUNITY 
Work in a global, fast-paced environment providing substantial investment support for a variety of asset classes. 
The successful candidate will have direct contact with: 
 Investment, legal, tax, operations and accounting professionals;

 Legal counsel and tax advisors for the business and Investment SPV’s; 

 Asset Managers and Platform Companies; and

 The firm’s international offices.

 
This is a multi-faceted position which combines traditional finance function with pre- and post-closing investment activities as well as investment monitoring.

 
The team play an important role in growing the firm’s investment portfolio. The team supports the firm’s illiquid investing strategies, through a combination of investment closing, investment management and valuation responsibilities. 
This role is to support Private Equity investments in the Financial Services space initially, though because the team supports Transportation, Energy and Private Debt investments there will exposure to other investments over time. 
 

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES 

Investment Closing:

 Co-ordinate investment closings including structuring, review of legal documentation, senior finance and treasury functions; and

 Participate in financial, legal and tax due diligence for potential investments; 
Investment Management:

 Contribute to regular portfolio reviews to assess investment performance;

 Monitor deal compliance including performance covenants, senior finance covenants, cash flow projections and financial reporting. Actively support disposition process at both portfolio and asset level;

 Actively support disposition process at both portfolio and asset level; and

 Participate in periodic audits of asset managers and servicers. 

Valuation & Reporting: 

 Build and maintain valuation models for specific illiquid investments;

 Build and maintain relationships with external asset managers, servicers and portfolio companies;

 Deal performance reporting to internal investment professionals, investor relations, tax, legal, and the Valuation Committee;

 Completion of monthly performance reporting, Valuation Committee materials, and internal database updates;

 Ad hoc reporting as required; and

 Manage external valuation verification procedures. 

Projects:

 Lead and/or participate in projects as required: system enhancements, process improvements, vendor analysis and due diligence, etc. 
 
QUALIFICATIONS 
 Advanced degree or certification preferred (ACA/CFA/CAIA/MBA)

 Minimum five years’ experience within professional services, with significant exposure to the Financial Services industry (ideally E&P)

 Preferably background in Valuation Services and experience with transactions is advantageous

 Extensive experience with building financial models

 Asset management experience preferred 

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES 
 Experienced and confident communicator (both oral and written) with strong relationship skills

 Entrepreneurial, pro-active and willing to take responsibility

 High standards; meets deadlines and qualitative and quantitative expectations

 Inquisitive; always seeking to learn, and with strong problem solving skills

 Adaptable and decisive; adapts to and focuses on priorities at hand

 Fluency in a European language would be a significant advantage

 Willingness and ability to travel (up to 25%)