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Executive Director, Investments

Accounting, Auditing & Finance

Nigeria - Lagos | Full Time | NGN Confidential

Job Description/Requirements

The responsibilities of this role will be broad and include:

  • Work closely with other company senior executives to set the long-term vision for the company based on a thorough understanding of the long-term trends that will affect the future of the investment business and the firm’s vision and mission. 
  • Develop business strategy and an execution framework for the company’s long-term vision.
  • Work with the product and strategy teams to identify and fill product gaps.
  • Build and further develop a team of highly capable professionals who would help achieve the mission of the team.
  • Create a culture of curiosity, intellectual honesty, openness, and self-awareness in order to achieve sustained investment outperformance.
  • Provide leadership to the team, setting and maintaining an inspiring direction in line with the company’s vision and strategy.
  • Drive financial management activities including annual budget development, financial performance, cash flow management, etc. 
  • Ensure appropriate policies are developed, which comply with all relevant statutory and other regulations, to meet the company’s mission and objectives. 
  • Allocate and delegate roles, responsibilities, and tasks clearly, effectively matching the level of responsibility with the appropriate skills, experience, and authority required within the company. 
  • Build the investment risk framework for the company, obtain Board Investment Committee approval, and execute with continued input from the CEO and the Board. 
  • Review and improve the performance attribution framework for the company and oversee on an ongoing basis. 
  • Interface with the Finance and Operations functions in order to ensure smooth operations of the funds and portfolios.
  • Work with the Wealth and Product teams on special client projects, strategy sessions, and other client events.
  • Oversee and contribute to the research and investment strategy functions in order to provide thought leadership and guidance to our clients.
  • Provide strategic advice and guidance to the Board & CIO, keeping them abreast of developments within the industry.
  • Act as an evangelist for our funds and publications in the traditional and digital media.  

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • MBA/Graduate degree in management, strategy, finance, or similar  
  • Professional qualifications such as CFA, ACA, ACCA, are an added advantage.
  • 15+ years previous experience in Finance, Investments, Strategy, or Consulting roles at top tier  global firms with at least 10 years in investment roles 
  • Strong investment strategy skills with a focus on quantitative methods. 
  • Detailed theoretical and practical understanding of portfolio construction, performance analytics, econometrics, and investment risk management. 
  • Deep expertise in developing and managing quantitative investment teams.
  • Proven track record managing fixed income and equity portfolios. 
  • Strong risk management expertise 

Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Attributes:  

  • Strong business/commercial acumen 
  • Strong strategic and futurist thinking skills.
  • Strong influencing and negotiation skills
  • Excellent verbal, written communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Ability to plan and prioritize effectively: strong project/process management skills.
  • Proven ability to balance the demands of the various stakeholders.
  • Strong attention to detail and open-minded; setting aside existing assumptions or biases in order to look at things in a completely new way.
  • Ability to engage and work collaboratively with clients, colleagues, and multiple stakeholders, forming effective relationships and driving the value enhancement objective.
  • A willingness to be hands-on as appropriate.
  • Ability to bring innovations to operations.
  • High level of emotional intelligence and self-awareness.
  • Highly organized, self-starter with the ability to manage projects with limited oversight. • Strong leadership and managerial skills 
  • Intellectually curious
  • Organized and detail-oriented.
  • A strong focus on excellence
  • A thirst for knowledge and learning.
  • Comfortable working in cross-functional teams
  • Exacting attention to detail, picking up on the details that others miss.

Compensation: Competitive and commensurate with experience