Location London
Job-type Permanent
Salary £Competitive + Discretionary Bonus
Reference 17699
Category EUR

Acre is working with an impact driven private markets firm focused on Africa (approx. $3bn AuM) seeking an Investor Relations Associate to join its team.

Working closely with the fundraising team, this individual will be responsible for the development and execution of investor materials crucial to fundraising, internal and external stakeholder engagement and wider communications. The organisation has a reputable brand investing in the space, with legacy of integrating ESG into the process since its inception.

What they offer

The Team:

You will be joining a humble, inclusive and transparent team. The structure of the team is flat, and the business is proud of its supportive environment of which few leave.

Learning & Development:

  • As the business continues on its exciting growth path, you can expect to gain wider exposure across a multitude of investment products.

  • The firm actively supports professional development with a strong L&D offering catered to your personal aspirations. Upon joining the team, you will recieve the opportuntiy to aid upskilling within your role such as language courses or business courses.

  • Once a proven and valuable member the team, there are opportunities to further expand or pivot your focus to areas such as internal comms, marketing, fundraising, investment or ESG integration, should you wish.


  • Basic Salary | Min. £65,000+ (negotiable) + discretionary bonus

  • Strong benefits scheme including private healthcare, pension + more

  • 24 days holiday per annum + additional days over Christmas period

  • Eligibility to sponsor and relocate exceptional candidates to its London office.


  • Based in London

  • Hybrid Working of 3 days in the office and 2 days WFH

Experience Sought

  • You will have demonstrable experience in within the asset management industry with a preference for private markets; formerly within the Investor Relations team or at a placement agent is a plus

  • Experience in interfacing directly with senior internal and external stakeholders as well as with investors on fundraising and IR-related endeavours.

  • Strong written and verbal interpersonal skills with strong financial literacy to be able to interpret and explain performance. You must be comfortable presenting.

  • Strong project management skills with a strong eye for detail

  • Prior experience drafting presentations, pitchbooks and other marketing materials

  • Fluency in French a plus

  • Passion for the sector especially; preferably with a focus on Africa

Key Responsibilities

  • Producing presentation materials for existing and prospective investor discussions, driving key deliverables to completion, and participating in various forums including AGMs and LPACs

  • Initiate research to target potential new investors for business development opportunities and help prepare briefing pack and agenda

  • Draft, create and coordinate presentations, submit online applications and awards for industry partnerships, gather industry data and research offering the best representation for the firm across its market and for its stakeholders

  • Support the firm's marketing and communications strategies and manage completion and coordination of press releases, deal and exit announcements, deal cards, website updates, social media updates and other communication channels updates

  • Organisation of investor meetings, and production of investor focused updates for broad external distribution, and punctual, accurate and informative responses to inbound requests

  • Additional functions include tracking and monitoring the fundraising process and creating, editing and updating data across marketing communications efforts (due diligence, conferences, and roadshows)

This is a unique opportunity for an Investor Relations professional, passionate about sustainable and impact investment, to join a hugely successful emerging markets private markets investor dedicated to making positive change within the developing world.

Apply today or contact Gemma Finegold directly via email at: gemma.finegold@acre.com.