LeapFrog Investments

  • Investment Officer

    Job Locations SG
    Req No.
    2019-1077
    Category
    Investments
    Position Type
    Permanent Full-Time
  • Overview

    LeapFrog is one of the largest global profit-with-purpose equity funds with over $1 Billion in management, focused on investing in Financial Services and Healthcare businesses in emerging markets in Asia and Africa. We are hiring an Investment Officer to join our Asia Financial Services investment team based in Singapore.

     

    This is a unique opportunity to join a purposeful, ambitious and fast-growing investment firm. You will work with experienced professionals with stellar backgrounds with a shared passion for impact investing. This is a high impact role with a steep learning curve and the successful candidate will have the opportunity to play significant role across origination, portfolio management, value creation projects and exits in one of the most exciting areas of investing. LeapFrog offers competitive benefits and an opportunity to grow with the firm.

     

    Responsibilities

    • Perform comprehensive and in-depth company, country and industry research and analysis to evaluate potential equity investments
    • Develop and maintain detailed financial and valuation models for potential and existing investments
    • Coordinate and participate in the due diligence of investment evaluations; take part in due diligence trips abroad to assess potential portfolio companies
    • Support in the drafting of transaction documents, marketing materials and memorandums. Assist in the development and presentation of detailed investment and divestment opportunities to the firm’s Investment Committee, Partnership group and Asia team
    • Support ongoing monitoring of portfolio companies, including monthly operational and financial performance and preparation for quarterly Board meetings and investor reporting
    • Support the active management of portfolio companies, including development and implementation of strategic initiatives, such as debt and equity raising, senior management selection and training, product and distribution channel development, strategic partnerships and others
    • Assist in the development and execution of exit strategies of equity investments
    • Manage Special Projects as necessary

    Qualifications

    • Top tier undergraduate education in Finance, Economics, Accounting, Actuarial Science or Business-related degrees. Masters level degree is desirable for the IO role.
    • 4-7 years of work experience at a private equity, investment bank, consulting firm, equity research, or corporate M&A, with deal-oriented financial analysis experience;
    • Knowledge of or experience in the financial services sector and/or emerging markets. Deep experience in South East Asia or India/South Asia will be a strong plus;
    • Demonstrated significant quantitative skills (including financial modeling and valuation skills), strategic and creative thinking abilities;
    • Strong understanding of financial statements and advanced Excel skills;
    • An entrepreneurial, can-do attitude and collaborative mindset. Comfort with fast-moving, hands-on work environment that span multiple geographies;
    • Ability to manage multiple high priority projects and work effectively both as an individual and as part of a team. Maturity and ability to work independently, comfortable with tight deadlines and superb organizational skills;
    • Strong work ethic and attention to detail;
    • A genuine and demonstrated passion for social impact, aligned to LeapFrog’s work and impact in Asia;
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; high level of interpersonal skills, with the ability to work well with stakeholders at all levels;
    • Written and spoken fluency in Asian language(s) is required

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