Investment Analyst

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JOB TITLE: Investment Analyst
RESPONSIBLE TO: Head of Investment
DEPARTMENT: Investment of Division

MAIN PURPOSE OF THE JOB

To implement and manage the Fund’s investments including investments policies, guidelines, and processes that will grow the Fund through prudent return on investments. To assist the Head of Investment to monitor, evaluate and analyse both the internal and external portfolio performance reports. Then compile subsequent reports to make recommendations to the Head of Investment as head of the division.

Requirements:

  • Commercial bachelor’s degree (i.e. B.Com, B.Acc, B.Bus, B.A Economics, BSc Economics, BSc Mathematics with Statistics.)
  • B.Com (Honours) or B.SC (Honours) in Finance preferred
  • CFA would be an advantage

Key Performance Indicator/Duties:

  • Assist in making investments in efficient manner;
  • Deal screening
  • Preliminary appraisal of deals
  • Due diligence scoping and execution
  • Industry and sectoral research;
  • Financial modelling;
  • Manage portfolio prudently and enforce ESG discipline;
  • Ensure the ESG targets have been met
  • Make client visits
  • Review quarterly monitoring reports
  • Review performance of the investments

Key Competencies and Skills:

  • Project planning and implementation
  • Time management and prioritization
  • Strong communications skills
  • Valuations and Report writing
  • Financial Analysis and interpretation

        Financial modelling skills

        Due diligence and ability to undertake research

Interested candidates may deliver their application letters supported by Curriculum Vitae, certified copies of passport/ID, transcripts and educational certificates together with two (2) sealed letters of recommendation to the following address:

Head of Finance and Administration

Public Officers’ Defined Contribution Pension Fund Constitution Road, 4th Floor, Pension Fund House P.O. Box 14395, Maseru 100.

Tel: (+266) 22313088

Deadline for submissions:              24th August 2020 at 15:30 hrs

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be communicated to. For a detailed job description, refer to our website. www.pensionfund.org.ls

Qualifications,

Economics, Mathematics with Statistics.

Job Description.

Development of Strategic Asset Allocation

Portfolio Optimization

Manager Optimization

Asset Origination, preferably fixed income

Portfolio Performance Reports

Credit Risk Reports

Construction of Investment Strategy

Criteria

  • Strong quantitative, organizational and research skills;
  • Strong computer skills, a high command of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint), and other software such as Bloomberg, Adobe, and Client Connections. Ability to program in Visual Basic is a plus;
  • Flexibility and willingness to perform a wide range of tasks (including some clerical/administrative when needed);
  • Ability to work, with minimal supervision, as a member of a dynamic, fast-paced team;
  • Ability to independently set priorities and manage an intense, rapidly changing work program;
  • Proven ability to work in a multicultural environment;
  • Familiarity with web editing tools, e.g., Adobe Experience Manager;
  • Enthusiasm for, and a commitment to, development work;
  • Highest ethical standards;
  • Proactivity.

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