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Associate - Apex Investment Advisory

Apex Group Ltd

Apex Group Ltd

Cape Town, South Africa
Posted on Wednesday, July 3, 2024

Description

Apex Investment Advisory

Job Description

Job Title: Associate

Salary: Competitive + Benefits

Division: Investment Advisory

Location: Cape Town, South Africa

About the Role

The Associate will be a core member of the Investment Advisory team, contributing to a variety of high-impact projects for institutional clients. The team provides a full range of advisory and investment services including strategic asset allocation, portfolio construction, manager selection, investment and operational due diligence, on-going portfolio monitoring, in addition to bespoke consulting advice and analytics. The team covers all asset classes with a specialist focus on alternative investments, including private markets, specifically private equity, private credit, infrastructure and real estate.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Lead research initiatives on investment managers, funds, and the markets in which they operate, particularly focusing on private markets
  • Collaborate on manager selection mandates for institutional clients, contributing substantially to both qualitative and quantitative analyses
  • Contribute to both investment and operational due diligence on fund managers
  • Deliver various reports, including due diligence reports, economic reviews and research pieces
  • Support strategic asset allocation and portfolio construction exercises
  • Develop expertise quickly on major sectors of interest to the investment community

Candidate Profile

Essential

  • Minimum of 5 to 7 years relevant experience within alternative investments/ private markets
  • Proven experience in managing and leading a small team, demonstrating effective leadership and mentorship skills
  • Proven academic background, coupled with a consistent track record of high-performance and strong work ethic
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Proficient in report writing and ability to communicate complex ideas
  • Ability to complete projects on time and accurately
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and adjust to changing deadlines
  • Ability to use initiative and work independently, while taking ownership
  • Good verbal communication skills
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills
  • Team player with the capability to work autonomously when required
  • Demonstrated drive, energy, and ambition to achieve desired outcomes
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Desirable

  • Background in alternative investments, especially private markets (private equity, private credit, infrastructure, real estate)
  • Previous experience in investment consultancy or asset management preferable
  • Previous experience with screening fund manager databases
  • Part-qualified professional qualifications such as the CFA and actuarial qualifications are welcomed

Eligibility

Candidates must hold a minimum of a second-class (division one) degree from a reputable university, ideally in finance, mathematics, engineering, sciences, or business.