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Investment Officer In Southafrica

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16 Jun, 2016

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Business Mgt Jobs in South Africa

LeapFrog Investments is recruiting an outstanding entrepreneurial investment professional who wishes to develop their leadership in emerging markets profit with purpose investing. At LeapFrog, you will experience the full transaction and value-creation process, as we invest in some of the most innovative companies emerging from Asia and Africa. You will work closely with senior LeapFrog investment professionals, enabling you to take your investment career to the next level.

LeapFrog Investments

LeapFrog invests in extraordinary businesses in Asia and Africa. We partner with their leaders to achieve leaps in growth, profitability and impact. Launched in 2008, LeapFrog’s portfolio of companies has grown to reach 82 million people in 21 countries, with essential financial services and healthcare. Over 65 million of those individuals are emerging consumers, living on less than $10 a day, many accessing essential services for the first time.

We call this profit with purpose. It is an investment philosophy that generates top-tier financial returns and changes many lives. It has inspired leading global institutions to commit over $1 billion to LeapFrog’s investment funds. We believe however that it is still Day 1 for this insurgent, passionate and entrepreneurial global team

You can find out more about LeapFrog in the Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Financial Times, McKinsey and Bloomberg; and on our website.

Job Overview

The primary focus of the role is to contribute to the success of the investment team through supporting the sourcing, valuation, structuring and transaction execution and building value and financial returns within portfolio companies in Africa. As an integral member of a team focused on large scale growth investments you will also contribute to portfolio company growth through supporting the teams and provision of subject matter expertise in key markets throughout Africa.

  • Proactively network and support the sourcing of deals in Africa that are aligned with LeapFrog’s Profit With Purpose ethos.
  • Help drive the valuation, structuring and deal execution process.
  • Contribute to value creation into a range of investments with the aim of maximising exits.
  • Identify and recommend specialist local resources as required.
  • Participate in the due diligence process of new investment opportunities and identify areas of value add in corporate governance, operational efficiencies and product development.
  • Bachelors or equivalent degree in Finance, Economics, Actuarial Science or Business related
  • 4 – 7 years of experience in investment and financial services
  • Some experience working in emerging markets
  • Some understanding of day-to-day management of insurance and financial services businesses
  • Demonstrated excellence in financial analysis, business assessment and corporate or strategic advisory work
  • Superb communications skills and a high level of comfort in a variety of cultural settings
  • A systematic approach to adding value through outstanding influencing and negotiation skills
  • Comfort with fast-moving and hands-on work environments in multiple geographies
  • A genuine passion for delivering significant social impact
  • A willingness to travel internationally
  • Experience working in Africa
  • Operational understanding of banking is favourable
  • Bachelors or equivalent degree in Finance, Economics, Actuarial Science or Business related
  • 4 – 7 years of experience in investment and financial services
  • Some experience working in emerging markets
  • Some understanding of day-to-day management of insurance and financial services businesses
  • Demonstrated excellence in financial analysis, business assessment and corporate or strategic advisory work
  • Superb communications skills and a high level of comfort in a variety of cultural settings
  • A systematic approach to adding value through outstanding influencing and negotiation skills
  • Comfort with fast-moving and hands-on work environments in multiple geographies
  • A genuine passion for delivering significant social impact
  • A willingness to travel internationally
  • Experience working in Africa
  • Operational understanding of banking is favourable

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