Investment Associate - Strategics Assets (UAE National)

Emirates Investment Authority (EIA)

Abu Dhabi, UAE

Ref: MP603-01

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

The Investment Associate provides support to the sector head who works through our appointed board members to oversee strategy, budgeting, risk, talent, compensation, and M&A initiatives in our portfolio companies. The position is also responsible for helping : manage the value of our investments in the sector; initiating and managing transformation initiatives at our portfolio companies; evaluating new investment opportunities.

Responsibilities and duties:

- Drive / optimize value creation in portfolio companies
- Support portfolio company value creation opportunities through consistently refreshed shareholder opinions / Value Creation Plans
- Provide support to the Investment manager who acts as the key interface in relationship with portfolio companies (Board / Exec team) to drive value creation plans to execution
- Support the identification and analysis of portfolio company synergies and their implementation
- Monitor asset performance and mitigate potential issues
- Perform analysis and reporting that supports regular performance review of portfolio companies
- Review and report upon companies are on track vs. plan on key topics
- Flag any potential issues to the investment manager
- Provide data and requests for reports and analysis that underpin decisions on implications of hold / sell for asset
- Sector strategies & detailed sector screens
- Gather data and research that supports the development of sector strategies / EIA point of view on sector and on latest relevant trends / investable themes
- Gather data and research that supports the development of detailed sector screens to identify most attractive opportunities for investment
- Deal origination for new strategic investments (in coordination with M&A)
- Begin to forge connections that engage with sector ecosystem and allow further building strong network with relevant stakeholders
- Conduct reports and analysis as requested to enable deal teams to execute on deal transactions in collaboration with M&A team; heavily contribute on all sector specific / commercial topics (e.g., commercial diligence)
- Reporting - Perform inter-company comparison with other sector/industry competitor in terms of costs, sales, profit, ratios, etc

Requirements

- Bachelors degree in Finance or Business
- Relevant professional certificates are an added advantage (CFA, CPA)
- Must hold valid UAE family book
- Must have 4-8 yrs experience in Consulting / Investments or related field
- Strong financial modelling experience
- Strong communication and presentation skills

About the Company

Emirates Investment Authority (EIA) is the only Sovereign Wealth Fund of the Federal Government of the United Arab Emirates. Established in 2007, the EIA has actively sought unique investment opportunities locally, regionally and internationally, focusing on investing in asset classes that will help strengthen and diversify the UAE economy.

Its primary directive is to manage the sovereign wealth of the UAE by investing in a diversified portfolio of assets in key economic sectors and industries with the aim of delivering sustained financial gains for the UAE.

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