Location London
Job-type Permanent
Salary Competitive
Reference BBBH13904_1626347134

Acre is looking for a strong Investor Relations Director to work with a leading impact advisory firm operating in over 90 countries, and helping their clients to formulate strategies, build partnerships, and implement programmes that have a lasting social and financial impact.

Your clients would be mission-driven companies and fund managers across the world, with the majority based in or focused on emerging markets, and in a wide array of sectors of the impact economy.

We are hoping to source an experienced fund placement professional to build a team and establish a successful business.

The role can be based in either London or New York.

Key responsibilities:

Business development:

  • Develop the firm's Fund Placement strategy

  • Support fundraising activities, as well as build new relationships and maintain existing relationships with investors for the business

  • Build on the firm's strong reputation and networks in the impact investing market, their track record and their dedicated team of impact investment banking professionals

  • Establish and maintain relationships across the industry

  • Identify and act on business opportunities

  • Oversee the preparation of marketing materials, proposals/pitch documents

  • Lead the preparation of proposals

Mandate execution & project management:

  • Primary responsibility for client relationships and service delivery

  • Lead the preparation of client deliverables

  • Provide oversight to project managers through project execution

Practice building & management support:

  • Overall management of the business, including in areas of strategy development, attracting and fostering talent and the development of best practices

  • Support the raising of the firm's profile through written thought pieces and public speaking

  • Recruit, manage and guide more junior colleagues

Key requirements:

  • Demonstrable leadership of a team in investor relations either in-house with a fund manager, at a placement agency or in a similar environment such as investment banking, private equity, or venture capital

  • Require a proven track record of successfully raising capital from institutional investors or family offices and a deep investor network across the UK and Europe

  • Preference for someone that understands emerging markets

  • Demonstrated commitment and value alignment to the business and to impact investing

  • Strong written, communication and presentation skills with the ability to articulate strategy and discuss broader market trends

  • Demonstrated relationship-building skills, able to confidently manage relationships with senior professionals internally and externally

  • Proven track record of successfully reporting quarterly results, leading/project managing multiple projects, meeting deadlines and multitasking with ease

  • Level of gravitas and credibility to successfully build a team

We are seeking someone who sees impact investing as a means to transform finance to work better for the world. This is a unique opportunity to be part of the growth story of a dynamic impact investing firm. If you have the skills and experience required and would like to learn more, please get in touch with Georgina today at Georgina.Sell@acre.com.