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Position: Investment Manager – Equities and Fixed Income

Location: Nairobi

Job description

Nabo Capital; a subsidiary of Centum seeks to recruit an Investment Manager. This position has oversight and direction of the global investment portfolio, including investment approach and quality control. As the head of the investment team, the position holder will contribute to the growth of Nabo’s business  in the following ways:

  • Developing and leading implementation of dynamic, short- and long-term cross-asset investment strategies and by active deal sourcing to support this
  • Growing AuM via compounding (investment performance) and actively selling Nabo’s investment solutions
  • Developing new capabilities in private markets and real estate,
  • Building the team’s capability to deliver the business agenda

This position has oversight and direction of the global investment portfolio, including investment approach and quality control; also chairs Nabo’s investment council. The incumbent will be responsible for fundraising and client relationship management responsibilities working with the MD and Business Development team. The incumbent will also take charge of the continued development of investment processes at Nabo including building teams to venture into new capabilities, management and development of a team of investment professionals


Deal Execution 

  • Co-ordinate and chair investment council meetings to develop cross-asset portfolio strategies, review and structure prospective investments and to monitor portfolio performance and investment progress
  • Lead and support the investment team in their work to source, develop, structure and monitor portfolio investments (deals) with increased focus on successful exits
  • Capital allocation decisions by potential of investment opportunities
  • Evaluate and review deal-flow and pipelines against investment strategy, risk budgets and other investment criteria
  • Form relationships with 3rd party service providers, banks, stock brokers and dealers

Strong Track Record – Content and Return:

  • Ensure that the portfolio investment processes by asset-class are specific, efficient and followed. Propose adjustments and refinements to existing processes as necessary
  • Ensure that investment and portfolio performance is routinely assessed and measured against appropriate benchmarks and target rates of return, and that detailed attribution/monitoring reports are prepared on regular basis

Fund Raising: 

  • Work with the MD and Business Development teams to raise funds and execute on fund offerings
  • Identify new sources of capital and play an active role with investors on both fundraising discussions and in client relationship management

Build Authentic Africa Footprint 

  • Build strong local structures to support “Boots on the ground” approach to investment and research, with development of strong local advisory panels and partnerships with local research teams and peer-to-peer networks, leveraging on our broad network
  • Annual travel plan that maximizes time spent in key external markets with best use of budgeted resources

Risk Management & Compliance 

  • Ensure compliance of statutory/regulatory requirements
  • Ensure adequate monitoring of investee/portfolio companies

Monitor implementation of investment and risk management policies in line with client mandates

Recruit & Retain Best Talent 

  • Work closely with individual investment team members to coach them in cross-asset sourcing, diligence, deal structuring/execution and portfolio monitoring


  • Bachelor’s degree in Financial Economics, Financial Engineering, Finance, Actuarial Science or related (an aptitude for numbers is a must for candidates with a non-finance background)
  • Enrolled in or pursuing a related professional course and/or exams (CFA, ACCA, CAIA, CQF)
  • Fluency in Excel spreadsheets
  • Minimum 6 years in a similar role/industry
  • Hands on experience in Fund set up and management
  • Excellent customer relationship management
  • Experience in investing in Africa
  • Excellent team leadership

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