Investment Analyst - Tenders Global

Investment Analyst

World Bank Group

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IFC — a member of the World Bank Group — is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. We work in more than 100 countries, using our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in developing countries. In fiscal year 2023, IFC committed a record US$43.7 billion to private companies and financial institutions in developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity as economies grapple with the impacts of global compounding crises.
IFC’s Private Equity (PE) funds department plays an integral role in this mission. IFC is the largest investor in emerging market PE funds in the world, with around US$6.6 billion committed across a portfolio of around 350 funds. IFC’s PE funds strategy focuses on supporting: (i) growth equity funds, (ii) venture capital funds, (iii) small business funds in frontier regions, and (iv) selectively in sector funds. In turn, these PE funds combine capital and expertise to enable investee companies to achieve the operational efficiency and governance standards required to realize their high-growth potential.
IFC is seeking a PE Funds Investment Analyst to be based at IFC’s Regional Hub in Istanbul. In this role, your primary responsibility will be to assess PE fund managers in the Middle East, Central Asia, Türkiye, Afghanistan, & Pakistan (MCT) and Europe regions to determine if they meet IFC’s triple bottom line: financial returns, development impact and environmental and social responsibility. You will also work with IFC’s Global Managers on both corporate assignments and global portfolio analyses.
Duties and Accountabilities:
This is a dynamic role that requires a high-level of interest in private equity, international business, emerging markets, and development impact. Responsibilities of an Investment Analyst are divided among new business, portfolio management and corporate strategy:
New Business:
  • Assist Investment Officers with the design, diligence and structuring of Private Equity fund investment projects in the MCT and Europe regions.
  • Coordinate with internal IFC stakeholders including Legal; Risk; Environmental and Social; Development Impact; and Macroeconomics – to successfully process investment projects and ensure compliance with IFC standards.
  • Conduct industry research, network at regional and global industry conferences, and create country-focused and regional market mappings. 
Portfolio Management:
  • Actively monitor fund relationships across funds in the MCT and Europe regions. This includes: (i) participating in annual meetings; (ii) coordinating with Portfolio Officers, IFC’s Legal department and Portfolio Manager to make key decisions on fund matters; and (iii) review private equity funds information and prepare internal reports based on periodic financial statements, project progress reports, and other information submitted by clients.  
  • Build and maintain client relationships to ensure responsive client service and enhance new business opportunities.
  • Prepare documentation for IFC internal processes and perform portfolio analyses at the regional and global level. 
Corporate Strategy:
  • Assist Global Managers with assignments relating to global team and corporate strategy. This includes: (i) analyzing development impact of IFC’s PE Funds department; (ii) performing deep dives on target regions and sectors; and (iii) ensuring data accuracy in internal systems.
Selection Criteria:
  • Bachelor’s or equivalent from a reputable university; preferably with major in accounting, economics or finance;
  • Minimum 2 years of working experience in a reputable institution in an Analyst role for equity investment or corporate finance, or 2 years consulting experience with an established consulting firm;
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills;  
  • Sound business judgment to identify issues, and present creative and practical solutions;
  • Facility to work successfully in multicultural teams and across boundaries;
  • Demonstrated teamwork skills;
  • Strong client service orientation with an openness to feedback and new ideas;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.

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