Location New
Job-type Permanent
Salary $Negotiable
Reference IPH12177_1611936301

Our client is a key player in global financial markets and now seeking to grow its impact investing team with this key senior hire. The role will further develop their Impact invest focused Capital advisory services business across the Americas. Currently, their global team works with social enterprises and mission driven fund managers to raise capital, with asset owners to help effect responsible exits and with a range of clients on the design, development and structuring of investment vehicles. In addition, they provide a range of other advisory services related to capital markets issues.

We are looking for a highly commercial head of its rapidly growing Americas franchise, capable of driving new business development, project execution and development of the franchise overall. You will lead the delivery of a wide range of financial advisory mandates (transactions and consulting assignments) and manage a team in support of the execution of these responsibilities.

This is a unique opportunity to build an impact focused investment banking business, building on an extensive track record and strong market recognition among impact investment market participants globally, as well the broad geographic presence and deep sector knowledge of the wider group.

Key responsibilities:

  • Drive the business development of strategy for the Americas, which may include development of deal flow in some or all of:

  • Latin American Markets, other geographies on behalf of clients based in the Americas

  • US domestic deal flow, including (but not necessarily limited to) the community banking sector

  • Source prospective client relationships and driving conversion of pitch projects, both directly and through relationships across the firm

  • Represent the firm through public speaking engagements and publications

  • Shape the team's thought leadership on impact investing themes, product innovation and transaction design

  • Lead the Americas team and individual project teams

  • Provide oversight in respect of project financial management, including monitoring budget, invoicing and collections

  • Liaise with and advise clients on transaction strategy including tactics, deal structuring, negotiation strategy and providing insight on specific strategic issues

  • Manage term sheet and documentation negotiation through to transaction closing

Experiences sought:

  • Track record of having had P&L responsibility for a capital advisory business, as well as for client engagements (including transactions)

  • Experience in building and leading teams

  • Commitment to and experience in the impact investing and/or development finance sectors

  • Strong understanding of how impact investing can act as a means to shift the paradigm and transform the world of finance to work better for the world

  • Has the desire to succeed in a transaction environment and in impact investment

  • Advanced proficiency in financial modeling

  • Demonstrated ability in client relationship management and aptitude for political sensitivity; success in generating follow-on business

  • Ability to develop high-level strategic relationships in an international environment

  • Excellent skills in project leadership, strategic issue identification, problem-solving, concept development and development of employees

This is a truly unique opportunity for an experienced investment banker with a passion for impact to create huge value for companies across the Americas that deliver value beyond purely financial returns. If you have the skills and experience required and would like to learn more. Please get in touch with Ian Povey-Hall via Ian.povey-hall@acre.com.