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Investment Manager and Risk Manager Jobs in Kenya

Our client is a newly formed asset management organization that is looking for energetic and dynamic individuals required to assist in its establishment and operations.

The candidates must be attune to working in a startup environment, self-driven and flexible in duties assigned.

We are seeking to fill the following positions.

Investment Manager

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develop products for dissemination to the public.
  • Communicate to internal and external stakeholders regarding investment philosophies, performance and advice.
  • Develop investment strategies encompassing asset allocation and security selection for different asset classes.
  • Ensure client portfolios are aligned to the stated investment view.
  • Adherence to client mandates.
  • Manage portfolio risks and regulatory compliance.
  • Achieve out-performance against agreed return benchmarks.
  • Research and present new and viable investment opportunities.
  • Evaluate, monitor and prepare reports on investment performance.
  • Conduct research and due diligence on potential investment opportunities.
  • Manage stakeholders.
  • Support commercial client engagement and retention activities.
  • Adhere to internal policies.
  • Oversee dealing function.
  • Knowledge transfer and mentoring of other team members.
Qualifications & Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Economics or Finance.
  • Those who have completed or are pursuing CFA designation are highly desired.
  • At least five years investment experience with a proven track record of successfully managing client portfolios.
  • An MBA is an added advantage.
  • Excellent communication and problem solving skills.
  • High integrity.
  • Strong verbal communication skills including the ability to influence internal and external audiences.
  • Superior written skills, including experience writing comprehensive business and functional requirements.
  • Strong analytical, prioritization and problem solving skills.
Risk Manager

Duties & Responsibilities
  • To maintain compliance checklists for all relevant regulations and ensure compliance adherence and timely submission.
  • To interface with key managers to ensure that risk management is embedded in their daily responsibilities.
  • To mentor and train staff on risk awareness, identification and mitigation.
  • To maintain and quantify the risk log on current risks facing departments and proactively manage them in conjunction with the accountable parties.
  • To create and conduct due diligence on banks, brokers and any other identified counter parties.
  • To assess the due diligence on proposed investment opportunities in conjunction with the investment team.
  • To measure the risk adjusted returns of the investment view and monitor this across all portfolios and recommend actions.
  • To monitor client complaints with trend analysis and ensure risk mitigation actions are in place by the accountable party.
  • Implement and embed policy on money laundering and review on a regular basis.
  • Maintain awareness on new and proposed regulations and coordinate update on procedures and systems to ensure compliance.
  • Create and monitor a conflict of interest and personal trading policy.
  • Approve and review exceptions in processes and escalate where necessary.
  • Make recommendations on how to strengthen the existing control and governance environment leading to long-term reduction in operational risk events.
  • Oversight of new product process ensuring sufficient level of review and post implementation review requirements are met.
Qualifications & Experience
  • A university degree in a business field such as Commerce, Economics, Business Administration.
  • At least five years in the financial services industry with business knowledge on Investment Management.
  • Thorough knowledge of the requirements of the Capital Markets Authority and Retirement Benefits Authority.
  • A legal qualification will be an added advantage.
  • Excellent numerate, analytical and project management skills.
  • Excellent communication and inter personal skills.
How to apply: 

If you are interested in the position and have the skills and talents our client is looking for, we would like to hear from you. 

Please forward a copy of your updated resume, and your current salary and benefits package to before close of business 2nd March 2012. 

Only successful candidates will be contacted. 

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