Location Amsterdam, North Holland
Job-type Permanent
Salary €Negotiable Salary
Reference BBBH9089_1581087871

About the Skopos Fund:

Skopos II is the recently (early 2019) launched, €100mln, PE Impact Investing Growth Equity/Late Stage VC, Lower Mid-Market fund managed by the Impact Investing team of Skopos, part of Anthos Fund & Asset Management (AFAM). AFAM provides asset management and investment advisory services to institutional clients., investing in a wide range of asset classes worldwide.

Values based investing is an important component in the group's investment philosophy and forms an indistinguishable part of its DNA through its history, present and longer-term aspirations. AFAM aspires to be positioned at the forefront of values based investing developments, both as AFAM overall as well as for each asset class relative to its industry, while aiming for superior risk- weighted returns for its wide array of asset-classes and investment strategies.

This portfolio Manager will co-manage a fund focused on two themes: Circular Economy and Sustainable Infrastructure, taking on a significant deal team role in all aspects of the life cycle of investments in the fund that sits within the circular economy theme. The fund's objective is to generate market conforming returns (through both capital appreciation and income) as well as environmental impact returns. Skopos has developed a proprietary methodology on how to assess and gauge the impact it intends to generate and ex-post benchmark it against these objectives.

Key Responsibilities for the Role:

  • Generate sound investment themes that guide the deal origination efforts

  • Developing relationships across Europe to ensure that the fund is closely aligned to innovations in the circular economy sector which can then lead to investment opportunities

  • Investment screening based on a combination of hard coded rules and more directional non-prescriptive guidelines both from the commercial and impact mandates

  • Develop investment thesis and identify risks based on sound investment judgement.

  • Provide thought leadership to deal team, with in-depth focus on key value drivers.

  • Manage the execution process in an effective and efficient way

  • Post investment management (taking on board positions/value creation).

  • Bring insights to the Board and senior management team that are critical to the business performance improvement

Experiences Sought:

  • Demonstrable experience of originating, negotiating and closing transactions in either investment banking or private equity environments

  • Investment full lifecycle work experience -with accompanying deal sheet

  • Managing the investment process and all required work streams from at least 5 portfolio companies/transactions

  • Entrepreneurial mindset, able to thrive in a dynamic environment with many moving parts, and able to both focus on both the detail and the bigger picture

  • Experience with multiple business models, financial modelling, due diligence processes, technology trends

  • A genuine interest in the Circular Economy and related businesses that reduce the impact of economic growth on the environment

This is excellent opportunity to deploy capital with a direct mandate to source and develop investment opportunities that can lead to a more sustainable global economy and further support one of the most purpose driven European family offices in delivering impact at an even greater scale. If you feel you have the relevant skills and experience, please get in touch today. ian.povey-hall@acre.com.