Our client is a leading investment management firm in Nigeria, four core business areas; Investment Banking, Asset Management, Securities Trading and Investment Research.
The company deploys a full range of capital raising and financial advisory services to meet the needs of corporate and institutional clients.
They are currently engaged in several high profile transactions in Agriculture, Power, Oil & Gas, Technology and Financial Services.
An opportunity has now arisen for an experienced Associate, Investment Banking.
The client is looking to hire an experienced Associates in Investment Banking who will be principally responsible for day-to-day operations of the company and execution of clients’ transactions across these industries.
The primary role of an Associate is to support the Head of Investment Banking and other Vice Presidents to structure and execute transactions. Other duties include :
Structure and execute clients’ mandates / transactions
Build simple and complex financial models and valuation analyses
Provide advice and solutions to strategic problems and assist clients in achieving short-term and long-term strategic objectives
Supervise the collation of relevant financial data for transaction analysis
Guide and provide leadership to Interns and Analysts in acquisition of technical and essential skills / knowledge required for mandate execution
Manage performance of junior members including Interns and Analysts by delegating and reviewing their work while promoting a culture of collaboration in the team
Guide and supervise Interns and Analysts in building simple and complex models, valuation and in-depth quantitative analyses in connection with clients’ mandates
Coordinate and participate in preparing pitch books, prospectus and other marketing materials including information memoranda, management and Board presentations
Support the Head of Investment Banking in prospecting for new clients and maintaining relationships with existing ones
Work with and maintain cordial relationship with counterparties including investors, regulators, clients, external financial, consultants, legal advisors etc.
Continuously analyze the Company's competitive environment by gathering intelligence on investors and competition
Work with seniors and other team members to ensure cost and revenue budget are met
Maintain thorough knowledge of current trends in various sectors of the economy
Adhere to and promote the firm’s core values of integrity, teamwork and entrepreneurship, and culture of innovation within team members
A Bachelors degree. A Masters (MBA, M Fin, CFA) will be an added advantage.
6+ years’ investment banking experience in reputable investment banks with leadership / supervisory responsibilities
Relevant professional qualifications or certifications
Proven in-depth experience in the firm’s focus industries (Agriculture, Power, Oil & Gas, Technology, FMCG and Financial Services) and new product development areas (Project Finance or Structured Finance) will be a clear advantage
SEC sponsorship would be considered good advantage
Skills and Competences
The ideal Candidate should be able to demonstrate :
Outstanding organizational and leadership skills
Ability to think strategically
Detail-oriented with strong critical thinking, problem-solving and decision-making abilities
Top-notch skills in Microsoft Office suite particularly Excel, PowerPoint and Word
Excellent at financial modelling, valuation and financial statement analysis
Great communicator with excellent writing, verbal and interpersonal skills
Ability to work collaboratively across a variety of projects simultaneously, multitask, take initiative, work independently and with others in a fast-paced, research driven environment
Very good understanding of the Nigerian capital markets, the Nigerian Securities and Exchange Commission rules and the Nigerian and global business environment