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Title Chief Financial Officer – Permanent
Categories External Vacancies
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CFO Job Description

Strategy, Planning, and Management

  • Acts as Chief Financial Officer and strategic business partner to the senior executive leadership team.
  • Assess and evaluate the financial performance of organization with regard to long-term operational goals, budgets, and forecasts.
  • Provide insight and recommendations to both the short-term and long-term growth plan of organization.
  • Identify, acquire and implement systems and software to provide critical financial and operational information. Evaluate departments and make suggestions for automating processes and increasing working efficiency.
  • Communicate, engage and interact with the Board of Directors, CEO, COO, and Executive Leadership Team.
  • Create and establish yearly financial objectives that align with the company’s plan for growth and expansion.
  • Select and engage consultants, auditors, and investors.
  • Recruit, interview, and hire finance, accounting, and payroll staff as required.
  • Serve as a key member of the executive leadership team and round table discussion panel.
  • Participate in pivotal decisions as they relate to strategic initiatives and operational models.
  • Interact with and bring the department into line with the Board of Directors’ plans, initiatives, and recommendations.
  • Implement policies, procedures, and processes as deemed appropriate by the senior leadership team.

 

Financial Analysis, Budgeting, and Forecasting

  • Prepare and present monthly financial budgeting reports including monthly profit and loss by division, forecast vs. budget by division, and weekly cash flow by division.
  • Review and analyze monthly financial results and provide recommendations.
  • Identify, develop and execute analysis of business initiatives, product launches and/or new service offerings.
  • Develop and maintain a monthly operating budget and annual company operating budget.
  • Manage financial planning and analysis department. Supervise creation of reports, software implementation and tools for budgeting and forecasting.
  • Accounting, General Ledger, Administration and Operations
  • Supervise the accounting department to ensure the proper functioning of all systems, databases and financial software. Provide regular maintenance and backup of all accounting systems and supervise company financial staff.
  • Review and ensure application of appropriate internal controls, compliance and financial procedures.
  • Ensure timeliness and accuracy of financial and management reporting data for company’s board of directors.
  • Oversee the preparation and communication of weekly, monthly and annual financial statements.
  • Oversee the preparation and timely filing of all local, state and federal tax returns.
  • Ensure compliance regarding all financial functions.
  • Work with Human Resources to ensure appropriate legal compliance.
  • Oversee the month-end close process, constantly reviewing procedures while eliminating inefficiencies.
  • Oversee preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements.
  • Review all month-end closing activities including general ledger accounts, balance sheet accounts and overhead cost allocation.
  • Enhance and implement financial and accounting systems, processes, tools and control systems
  • Hire, develop and manage accounting directors, managers and staff
  • Serve as a key point of contact for external auditors; Manage preparation and support of all external audits.
  • Coordinate and strategize methods used to attain team goals with Chief Accounting Officer, Finance Manager and Regional Controllers.

 

Financial Management

  • Manage cash flow planning process and ensure funds availability.
  • Oversee cash, investments and asset management area.
  • Explore new investment opportunities and provide recommendations on potential returns and risks.
  • Maintain outstanding banking relationships and strategic alliances with vendors and business partners.
  • Utilize forward-looking models and activity-based analyses to provide financial insight into the organization’s plans and operating budgets.

 

Financial Relations and Policies

  • Engage finance committee and/or board of directors to develop short term and long term plans, projections and budgets.
  • Represent company to banks, financial partners, institutions, investors, public auditors and officials.
  • Remain current on audit best practices as well as state, federal and local laws regarding company operations.

 

Finance and Accounting Team Management

  • Mentor and develop a team of 5 senior managers and/or directors, managing work allocation, systems training, performance evaluations, and the building of an effective and efficient team dynamic.
  • Guide larger, cross-divisional teams outside of direct span of control within the main company divisions.

 

Cash Management

  • Oversee weekly cash management, approve large payables, sign checks, authorize large wires and ACHs
  • Supervise Accounts Receivable management and provide guidance relating to the collection process

 

Requirements

  • Bachelor Degree in Accounting or Finance
  • CPA Required
  • MBA from top business school preferred
  • Background in Accounting
  • 6 years minimum experience as a CFO in a large ($500 million+), publicly traded corporation.
  • 14+ years total accounting or finance experience
  • Outstanding knowledge and understanding of GAAP, FIRS, compliance and SEC reporting.
  • Background coordinating with I.T. staff to manage and/or upgrade accounting system. Systems implementation experience strongly preferred.
  • “Hands On” – SAP, experience preferred
  • Outstanding communication and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability, confidence and executive presence – ability to motivate staff.
  • Excellent analytical, reasoning and problem-solving skills
  • Significant experience working with external auditors, internal controls and compliance-related issues.
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Title Chief Executive Officer – Volition Capital
Categories External Vacancies
Location Lagos
Job Information

Role in Brief
Volition’s CEO will have direct responsibility for strategy, executive leadership, innovative product creation, client acquisition, financial growth, and preservation of Assets Under Management.

The CEO will drive Volition’s desire to be an Asset Management company with a difference. Our mandate is to create unparalleled wealth creation opportunities for the middle-class & mass affluent while maintaining strict adherence to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission of Nigeria.

About Volition Capital
Volition Capital is an Asset Management & Private Equity company, with a mission to help the honest & hardworking create wealth and enjoy fulfilling lives.

Period & Mode of Engagement
Full-time employment.

Primary Job Location
Lagos, Nigeria.

Reporting Line
Board of Directors.

Roles and Responsibilities
• Drive the overall strategic direction of the company.
• Develop and introduce innovative products to the Nigerian market, targeting the middle-class & mass affluent.
• Perform active business development and client acquisition to grow the company’s Assets Under Management.
• Ensure strict compliance with the regulators’ rules and regulations.
• Manage investment risks to ensure capital protection.
• Formulate policies and propose actions that lead to the creation of value for all stakeholders.
• Develop and recommend to the Board, annual business plans, capital and operating plans, and budgets that support the company’s long-term goals.
• Ensure the company’s satisfactory competitive position within the asset management sub-industry.
• Take steps to build an effective management team and to oversee team development, mentoring, and succession.

Skills Set & Values
• Entrepreneurship: demonstrates ownership and a drive to succeed in business.
• Innovation: creates unconventional products and services.
• Business Development: demonstrates strong sales and broad business development skills.
• Leadership: inspires and leads others towards high levels of performance.
• Problem Solving and Analysis: analyzes complex policy issues, draws correct conclusions, and articulates clear & focused policies to wide and diverse audiences.
• Relationship Management: establishes and maintains positive working relationships with key stakeholders and commercial enterprises.
• Strategy Formulation: (1) takes a broad-based view of issues & events and understands their longer-term impact or wider implications and (2) translates strategies into implementation and operational activities.
• Interpersonal Style: has a personal commitment to organizational excellence; displays honesty, integrity, and a strong sense of ethics in all decisions & actions.
• Understanding of Business, Regulation, and Industry Processes: demonstrates an in-depth knowledge of local & national regulations and
business & industry processes.
• Governance/Management: provides professional, accurate & strategic advice and delivers on Board decisions & policies.

Experience & Qualification
• MBA or Postgraduate qualification in Finance, Business, and/or Management.
• A minimum of 10 years work experience in the Finance industry of which at least 5, must be in Asset management at a Senior management level.
• Strong Asset Management or Private Equity background.
• Membership of relevant professional bodies is an advantage.

Remuneration
• Competitive salary and benefits in line with industry benchmarks.
• Out-of-station costs to be covered.

Perks
• Staff-only investment opportunities
• A high degree of autonomy & flexibility

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Title Head Investment Management
Categories External Vacancies
Job Information

Organizational Relationships

Reports to: Managing Director
Supervises: Investment Officers

Role Objective:
To allocate and manage assets in line with client investment objective(s) bearing in mind their risk profile and time horizon.

Role Summary:
The Position Holder is responsible for providing leadership to the investment management function of the company, by contributing to the formulation of investment strategies, product development, and process improvement initiatives; maintain coverage of assigned research responsibilities; ensuring efficient trade execution, portfolio administration, and transaction processing; Trade execution, including compilation and dissemination of approved portfolio trade orders to counterparties. In addition to the foregoing, the Position Holder would be expected to extensively collaborate with the company’s Managing Director and Board of Directors to establish long-range goals, strategies, plans, and policies.

Detailed Duties & Responsibilities:

  • – The Position Holder is also required to sit on the executive, investment, and mutual funds committees of the organization.
  • – Investment Strategy Active contribution to the development and implementation of strategies to improve the portfolio management function. The Position Holder is also responsible for the implementation of agreed investment strategies and action plans and ensuring adherence to investment mandates and client profiles.
  • – Market Research and Analysis Leads market research and analysis efforts into uncovering both global and local macroeconomic trends, extensive research into various financial instruments, and in-depth review of mostly publicly traded companies, in order to understand current trends, and forecast future performance, with the aim of applying this knowledge to managing the firm’s
  • – Manage Portfolio Performance Develop portfolio performance benchmarks and targets based on factual market information on an annual basis, or at any other frequency interval requested.
  • – Review Investment Proposals Review proposals for investment in quoted equities, bonds, and money market securities.
  • – Prepare funds management proposals to current and prospective clients.
  • – Asset Allocation Review on a constant basis, the asset allocation of mutual funds to ensure compliance with the trust deeds.
  • – Responsible for Asset Optimization across all products.
  • – Responsible for driving and sustaining strategic people management practices that support the organization’s ability to achieve its corporate objectives through optimal talent resourcing, employee engagement, talent management, and people development


Key Requirements

– Bachelor’s degree minimum of Second Class in a Finance/Accounting/Economic course in an accredited University.
– Minimum of 8 years of work experience in Asset/Portfolio Management firm.
– Professional certification in Finance and/or Accounting from a recognized professional body (CFA level 2, ACCA, ICAN)


Skills

  • Organization skills
  • Strong time management skills
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure
  • Good numerical and IT skills
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Teamwork skills
  • Keen interest in and understanding of financial markets
  • Communication skills
  • Leadership Skills

Personal Attributes
– Self-motivated, Determined, Confident, Intuitive, Willingness to learn, Team player, and Dependable


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Title Principal Investment Analyst at Cedar Group
Categories External Vacancies
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Background:

Cedar Group, a Lagos-based financial services group, is building a healthcare-focused private capital platform to drive the development of the Nigerian healthcare system. The platform provides growth equity to and builds businesses across various segments of the Nigerian healthcare value chain including, but not limited to, hospitals, diagnostic, health insurance, and pharmaceutical organizations.

A Principal Investment Analyst will work with the team across the Investment and Portfolio Operations/Monitoring functions.


Description:

The candidate will join a lean and early-stage team where he/she can have the benefit of taking up significant responsibilities across the entire transaction process from origination, due diligence, structuring, and execution of pipeline transactions as well as fundraising. This will provide a steep learning curve for significant personal and professional development as well as the rare opportunity to be a member of a pioneer team reshaping the healthcare ecosystem in Nigeria.


Responsibilities:

  • Perform comprehensive market and industry analysis as well as analysis of target opportunities
  • Support due diligence of projects and potential investment opportunities
  • Prepare business cases, business plans, investment memos, and other investment documents for deal review
  • Independently build financial models and perform valuation analyses
  • Prepare transaction documents including pitch decks, proposals, private placement and information memos, non-binding and binding offer letters, share purchase agreements etc.
  • Support the documentation and preparation for an ongoing fundraising process
  • Support the facilitation of monthly portfolio review sessions
  • Work with the portfolio team on the day-t0-day monitoring and operations of the portfolio investments, as required
  • Support the execution of value creation initiatives across the different portfolio investments
  • Provide interim support for the Group’s financial advisory business


Competencies:

  • Proficiency in performing complex financial analysis, modelling and valuation including DCF, comparable company analysis, precedent transaction analysis, and familiarity with LBOs and merger models
  • Good understanding of the “deal process”; solid presentation and PowerPoint skills
  • Ability to independently drive the preparation of investment and transaction documents
  • Ability to facilitate various aspects of the transaction process with little or no supervision
  • 0 – 1 year experience (Pre or Post NYSC)
  • Previous Investment Banking, PE/VC experience, and/or internships (a plus)


Other Preferences:

  • Interest in understanding and/or being a part of the day-to-day workings of business entities and driving value creation
  • Willingness to be a long-term member of the team and commitment to quickly assume significant responsibilities over a short period of time

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Title Investment Analyst
Categories External Vacancies
Job Information

DIRECT REPORTS: Fund Chief Investment Officer

BACKGROUND     

The firm has established an infrastructure fund that seeks to act as a catalyst by attracting investment from pension funds, insurance firms, and other long-term investors into clean energy projects, deepening the Nigerian capital markets with a new asset class and facilitating access to long term local currency funding.

The successful operation of the Fund will serve to mitigate the constraints preventing the Nigerian pension fund industry from directly investing in these assets, serve as a vehicle to channel their capital into this asset class, and in the long-term motivate their involvement in investing in clean energy infrastructure assets.

SCOPE OF WORK

The Investment Analyst will be required to provide the following Services in connection with the Engagement:

  • – Independently assess the creditworthiness, including due diligence of prospective borrowers and/or trading counterparties, and establish appropriate terms and conditions to mitigate risk
  • – Structure debt and quasi-equity transactions and negotiate credit documentation
  • – Prepare investment/credit memorandum to access new and potential counterparties and present reports to management and committee members
  • – Develop and maintain a deep understanding of the portfolio at the client, industry, and macro-level in order to assess risk and craft value-added solutions that balance risk
  • – Conduct periodic credit renewal analyses of existing portfolio companies, considering the individual business model, financial profile, and performance.

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS 

Candidates for the Investment Analyst role should possess the following qualifications:

  • – Bachelor’s degree in business administration, accounting, economics, finance, or a closely related field. A relevant post-graduate qualification (for example ACA, ACCA, CFA, or MBA) will be highly regarded
  • – Extensive corporate finance and/or credit risk experience (minimum of 5 years) at a major financial institution in Nigeria, assessing companies in different sectors and structuring transactions
  • – Good grasp of the issues and constraints faced by the infrastructure project sponsors in Nigeria
  • – Strong credit skills and risk judgment and ability to defend rigorously a fact-based point of view
  • – Proven analytical skills and systematic problem solving, as well as excellent communication and writing skills
  • – Ability to effectively manage competing deadlines for projects in a high-pressure work environment, with varying degrees of supervision
  • – Strong project management skills and demonstrated commitment to professional and client service excellence
  • – Acute attention to detail and a dedication to providing high-quality work products
  • – Fluency in the use of all Microsoft Office applications, particularly Excel
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Title Investment Associate
Categories External Vacancies
Job Information

DIRECT REPORTS: Fund Chief Investment Officer

BACKGROUND     

The firm has established an infrastructure fund that seeks to act as a catalyst by attracting investment from pension funds, insurance firms, and other long-term investors into clean energy projects, deepening the Nigerian capital markets with a new asset class and facilitating access to long term local currency funding.

The successful operation of the Fund will serve to mitigate the constraints preventing the Nigerian pension fund industry from directly investing in these assets, serve as a vehicle to channel their capital into this asset class, and in the long-term motivate their involvement in investing in clean energy infrastructure assets.

SCOPE OF WORK

The Investment Associate will be required to provide the following Services in connection with the Engagement:

  • – Independently assess the creditworthiness, including due diligence of prospective borrowers and/or trading counterparties, and establish appropriate terms and conditions to mitigate risk
  • – Structure debt and quasi-equity transactions and negotiate credit documentation
  • – Prepare investment/credit memorandum to access new and potential counterparties and present reports to management and committee members
  • – Develop and maintain a deep understanding of the portfolio at the client, industry, and macro-level in order to assess risk and craft value-added solutions that balance risk
  • – Conduct periodic credit renewal analyses of existing portfolio companies, considering the individual business model, financial profile, and performance.

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS 

Candidates for the Investment Associate role should possess the following qualifications:

  • – Bachelor’s degree in business administration, accounting, economics, finance, or a closely related field. A relevant post-graduate qualification (for example ACA, ACCA, CFA, or MBA) will be highly regarded
  • – Extensive corporate finance and/or credit risk experience (minimum of 5 years) at a major financial institution in Nigeria, assessing companies in different sectors and structuring transactions
  • – Good grasp of the issues and constraints faced by the infrastructure project sponsors in Nigeria
  • – Strong credit skills and risk judgment and ability to defend rigorously a fact-based point of view
  • – Proven analytical skills and systematic problem solving, as well as excellent communication and writing skills
  • – Ability to effectively manage competing deadlines for projects in a high-pressure work environment, with varying degrees of supervision
  • – Strong project management skills and demonstrated commitment to professional and client service excellence
  • – Acute attention to detail and a dedication to providing high-quality work products
  • – Fluency in the use of all Microsoft Office applications, particularly Excel
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Title Senior Associate (Origination & Structuring)
Categories External Vacancies
Job Information

REPORTS TO – Head of Origination & Structuring (Team Lead / Departmental Head)

JOB SUMMARY
As an active member of the team, undertake detailed evaluation and structuring of potential credit enhancement opportunities in the infrastructure space, while also supporting origination, documentation, capital market, and post-transaction monitoring activities.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Conduct due diligence, site visits, financial, credit, and risk analysis on prospective infrastructure-related pipeline transactions as part of internal credit appraisal, in accordance with underwriting criteria and credit policies

2. Review client business plans, financial models and prepare analyses and documentation to assess potential credit enhancement transactions against our Eligibility Criteria, risk appetite, sector limits, development goals, and other factors

3. Contribute to the preparation of mandate letters, committee papers, term sheets, and credit papers, with a clear understanding of structural elements of each mandate, including key performance factors and risk mitigants

4. Develop proprietary financial models and scenarios for internal transaction analysis and post-transaction monitoring of client performance

5. Actively monitor data rooms, manage information flow, track correspondence with clients on ongoing engagements and maintain proper records for each project

6. Perform desktop and market research on potential clients, competitors, industry trends, opportunities, and threats

7. Support new business pitches ensuring delivery with sound situations-based offerings, for both internal committee approvals and roll-out to the market

8. Support the selection, engagement, and monitoring of due diligence consultants which support our due diligence and credit appraisal process

9. Provide any related administrative and logistics support functions required in the support of the business

10. Expertly use MS Office Suite tools, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, delivering professional business/report writing and presentations for internal and external use.

11. Other job responsibilities as assigned by the Head, Origination and Structuring and Management

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

1. Graduate degree qualification in Economics/Business/Accounting
2. MBA and Relevant professional qualifications are an advantage.
3. Strong alignment with Client’s core values – Integrity, Collaboration, Innovation, and Passion
4. Demonstration of keen interest in credit/financial analysis, project finance advisory, investment research, and/or debt capital markets.
5. Excellent analytical, research, and structuring know-how skills (particularly in the infrastructure space), a good understanding of guaranteed products, capital markets, and financial instruments.
6. Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage time effectively in a fast-paced environment.
7. 6 – 8 years of credit/financial advisory and/or debt capital markets experience.
8. Good communication skills, with an ability to engage effectively with clients, investors, internal peers, legal counsel, consultants, rating agencies, bankers, etc.
9. Mastery of MS Office Suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
10. The CFA Charter is an added advantage.

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Title Chief Financial Officer/Risk Manager – Volition Capital
Categories External Vacancies
Location Lagos
Job Information

Role in Brief
Volition is seeking an experienced CFO to perform effective risk management and to plan our organization’s financial strategy. The CFO must be well-versed in all aspects of financial management ranging from core accounting principles to broad investment planning and in-depth risk management. The CFO will be supported by an accountant, portfolio managers, an admin manager, and an external audit & tax firm.

About Volition Capital
Volition Capital helps the honest & hardworking create wealth and enjoy fulfilling lives. We do so through private equity, venture funds, and cooperatives.

Period & Mode of Engagement
Full-time employment with a probationary period of 6 months.

Primary Job Location
Lekki Phase 1, Lagos.

Reporting Line
Chief Executive Officer/Board of Directors

Roles and Responsibilities
• Drive the company’s financial analysis, planning, and projection process.
• Effectively track cash flow, build financial models and analyze the company’s financial strengths and weaknesses.
• Prepare frequent management accounts and financial reports for the company’s board.
• Perform detailed risk management by analyzing the organization’s liabilities and investments.
• Advise on investment strategies by considering cash, liquidity, and other risks
• Manage the organization’s Enterprise Risk Management framework.
• Manage the organization’s risk register.
• Supervise all in-house and outsourced finance personnel.
• Prepare reliable current and forecasting reports.
• Ensure compliance with the law and the company’s policies.
• Review the company’s investment options as well as all financial analyses by Portfolio Managers.
• Oversee the production of timely and accurate financial statements by the accountant and external auditors.
• When required, support the firm’s portfolio companies in the areas of financial structuring and risk management.
• Actively work with the senior management of portfolio companies on key strategic issues that require advanced financial expertise.
• Participate in acquisition and divestiture of investments by the company.

Skills Set & Values
• Proven experience in a CFO and/or Risk Management role.
• In-depth knowledge of corporate finance and risk management practices.
• Excellent knowledge of data analysis and forecasting methods.
• Proficient in the use of financial management software.
• Ability to strategize and solve financial problems.
• Strong leadership and organizational skills.
• Excellent communication and people skills.
• An analytical mind comfortable with numbers.
• CFA is a strong advantage.
• BSc/BA in Accounting, Finance or relevant field; MSc/MBA is a plus.

Remuneration
• Competitive salary in line with industry benchmarks.
• Health benefits on confirmation.
• Housing allowance a year after confirmation.
• Laptop and other relevant work tools/apps.
• Out-of-station costs will be covered.

Perks
• Staff-only investment opportunities
• A high degree of autonomy & flexibility

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Title Global Business & Investment Manager – Volition Capital
Categories External Vacancies
Location Lagos
Job Information

Role in Brief
Volition is seeking a Global Business & Investment Manager to structure and oversee its international operations. The manager will be responsible for deal origination, execution & partnerships. They will assist Volition in achieving its mandate of giving Africans & Africans in the Diaspora access to global investment opportunities.

The manager will leverage linkages between affiliate entities and products in Volition, to create global synergies, opportunities, and value for clients. They will be supported by administrative staff and external audit & legal firms.

About Volition Capital
Volition Capital helps the honest & hardworking create wealth and enjoy fulfilling lives. We do so through private equity, venture funds, and cooperatives.

Period & Mode of Engagement
Full-time employment with a probationary period of 6 months.

Primary Job Location
International office but can work remotely.

Reporting Line
Executive Directors.

Roles and Responsibilities
• Assist in establishing investment strategies and implementing strategic asset allocation.
• Develop relationships with clients and expand Volition’s global client network.
• Model and value global investment opportunities.
• Leverage data, artificial intelligence, and investment algorithms to generate alpha returns.
• Maintain current knowledge about financial products available to corporate and individual clients, including bonds, stocks, currencies, DEFI, and trusts.
• Use financial models and tools to project future earning and profit potential, and use this data to inform decisions and proposals.
• Oversee global deal origination and execution (including market & financial due diligence, structuring & contract negotiation) in conjunction with relevant resource persons.
• Monitor global portfolios and ensure adherence to regulatory requirements and filings.
• Obtain and maintain additional registrations/licenses/waivers where required.
• Ensure each affiliate entity is operating within the regulatory guidelines of the country it exists in.
• Contribute to the structural design of each affiliate entity to ensure they are efficiently contributing to the company’s global goals.

Skills Set & Values
• Entrepreneurial spirit, drive, and follow-through.
• Cultural intelligence and deep knowledge of international economics, trade, markets, and finance.
• Proven hands-on experience managing a business and multiple investment portfolios.
• Strong organizational and communication skills.
• An analytical mind comfortable with numbers.
• Highly skilled in developing, publishing, and presenting executive-level reports.
• Ability to build and manage relationships with key stakeholders.
• Ability to facilitate meetings for requirements definition, performance assessments, negotiations, risk & issue identification, and status tracking.
• Ability to ask probing questions, reconcile different viewpoints, foster consensus, and stimulate thinking in others.
• Expertise in managing one or more projects with complex dependencies and risks. Capacity to spot significant deviations in agreed metrics.

Remuneration
• Competitive salary & benefits in line with global benchmarks.
• Relevant work tools/apps.
• Out-of-station costs will be covered.

Perks
• Staff-only investment opportunities
• A high degree of autonomy & flexibility

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Title Finance Manager – CypherCrescent
Categories External Vacancies
Job Information

About CypherCrescent Limited

Who We Are
CypherCrescent is the foremost research and development company with core expertise in mathematical modelling, petroleum engineering, software development and oil & gas asset management consulting.

We are committed to providing innovative and cost-effective business intelligence solutions for E&P companies to enhance efficiency across the hydrocarbon value chain.

We also provide top-notch and fit-for-purpose engineering solutions to our clients with distinctive capabilities that guarantee asset value maximisation through efficient well, reservoir & facility management (WRFM).

Our Client
We are committed to partnering and assisting our clients to gain a valuable understanding of their assets through the integration of acquired data and in-depth technical insights. This is achieved through the provision of a robust well, reservoir & facility management (WRFM) technology, which not only provides a collaborative platform but also improves operational excellence through optimal allocation of resources and elimination of non-productive time (NPT).

Resourced Role
Job Title Finance Manager
Unit/Department Finance
Level/Grade To be Determined
Reports To Finance Director
Key Relationships Business Development, Stakeholders Corporate Services, ITSS,
Duration Full time
Remuneration Attractive

Job Purpose
To create and manage effective and cost-efficient financial practices and procedures for the business through compliant and error-free financial activities and decision-making by collecting, processing, analysing, investigating, and reporting financial data in accordance with established policies and procedures.
Responsibilities
▪ Oversee Finance operations and manage all Finance staff and activities to administer effective and cost-efficient financial practices and procedures for the business.
▪ Work closely with management as well as relevant stakeholders, including technical, business, and corporate services leadership to drive effective financial decision making and to support business planning and strategies, to ensure the financial objectives of the organisation are met.
▪ Prepare financial analytics (monthly/quarterly) and reporting, variance, and trend analysis to provide actionable insights.
▪ Work with relevant stakeholders to prepare, review and provide financial reports.
▪ Interpret financial information to the management team while recommending further plans to be carried out.
▪ Collaborate effectively with the technical, business, and corporate services leadership to develop a deep understanding of business levers and identify opportunities to drive value into the organisation.
▪ Manage cash flow and prepare (monthly/quarterly) budgets and forecast as well as monthly cost reports.
▪ Execute the core financial processes for the business (including annual operating plans, periodic business reviews).
▪ Identify, analyse and report financial/operational risks and opportunities to the business in a timely manner.
▪ Ensure accurate and up to date daily, weekly, and monthly records of all transactions.
▪ Perform assessments and evaluations for cost-saving opportunities.
▪ Always ensure confidentiality and security of information and data.
▪ Keep up with financial policies, regulation and legislation to ensure compliance with them in all practices.
▪ Execute any other tasks as may be directed by the Finance Director based on business needs.

Requirements
Technical Requirements
• Qualified with a degree in Accounting or a relevant discipline and a certified Accountant (ACA or its equivalent)
• Proven accounting experience with at least 3 years in a management role or as a Finance Manager; Oil & Gas industry experience is preferred.
• Advanced finance analytics, modelling, forecasting, and reporting skills
• Highly proficient with Excel, PowerPoint and SAGE accounting software or other finance software.
• Attention to detail and a commitment to data integrity and confidentiality.
• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
• Knowledgeable in financial statistics and accounting principles.
• Extensive knowledge of all statutory legislation and regulations.

Personal Attributes
• Excellent people management and overall leadership skills.
• Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills; able to understand and represent core technical concepts in a simple and comprehensive manner.
• Flexible and willing to accept a change in priorities as demanded by business needs.
• Resourceful and proactive in gathering information and sharing ideas.
• Ability to balance a wide variety of projects in a fast-paced work environment.
Competences, Skills & Attributes
Key Competence areas
▪ Business Domain Knowledge
▪ Numeracy & Analytical Skills ▪ Resolute and Accountable ▪ Attention to Details. ▪ Leadership
▪ Business Acumen
▪ Reasoning & Representation
▪ Problem Solving Skills
▪ Proactive
▪ Technical Skills
▪ Quantitative Skills

Key Skills
▪ Able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously. ▪ Strong interpersonal & supervisory ▪ Good communication – written & verbal.
▪ Planning & organizational
▪ Management of resources
▪ Comfortable interacting at all levels within the organization
▪ Good working knowledge of Microsoft office packages

Key attributes
▪ Persuasive and confident communicator
▪ Honesty and transparency
▪ Ability to effectively prioritize tasks.
▪ Integrity and professionalism
▪ Persistence and assertiveness combined with tact and diplomacy.
▪ Flexibility: the ability to deal with changing priorities and still deliver success in time ▪ Self-motivated to learn new concepts and participate in new projects.
▪ Ability to handle confidential information.
▪ Work well with people, very positive work attitude including willingness to work some longer hours during peak periods.

Qualified candidates should please forward a copy of their CVs to hr@cyphercrescent.com

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Title Head Trader – Volition Capital
Categories External Vacancies
Location Lagos
Job Information

Role in Brief
Volition is seeking an experienced head trader to oversee the company’s traders, trading positions, risk management, and the day-to-day operation of our trading activities. The head trader will ensure that our trading operations are in full compliance with all relevant laws and regulations.

About Volition Capital
Volition Capital helps the honest & hardworking create wealth and enjoy fulfilling lives. We do so through private equity, venture funds, and cooperatives.

Period & Mode of Engagement
Full-time employment with a probationary period of 6 months.

Primary Job Location
Lekki Phase 1, Lagos.

Reporting Line
Chief Financial Officer

Roles and Responsibilities
• Set up & staff the company’s equities, currencies, derivatives, and DEFI trading desks.
• Develop, choose, and manage trading systems or strategies that the traders under supervision will employ.
• Maintain structure, data analysis, reporting, and internal procedures.
• Institute strong governance and controls.
• Manage the trading book and risk.
• Appropriately assess risk/reward of transactions, demonstrating proper consideration for the company’s reputation.
• Be familiar with and adhere to regulatory & internal Codes of Conduct and Investment Policies.
• Obtain and maintain all registrations/licenses/waivers where required.

Skills Set & Values
• Proven experience in a Head Trader role and extensive experience in trading.
• Technical knowledge of trading software and algorithms.
• Knowledge of trading products and protocols.
• Advanced analytical and numerical competency.
• Ability to analyze and pitch trading situations and determine suitable counterparties.
• Required certifications & qualifications, as applicable.

Remuneration
• Competitive salary in line with industry benchmarks.
• Health benefits on confirmation.
• Housing allowance a year after confirmation.
• Laptop and other relevant work tools/apps.
• Out-of-station costs covered.

Perks
• Staff-only investment opportunities
• A high degree of autonomy & flexibility

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Title Investment Operations Manager – Volition Capital
Categories External Vacancies
Location Lagos
Job Information

Role in Brief
Volition is seeking an Investment Operations Manager to oversee a small team of Portfolio Officers. The Portfolio Officers are responsible for sourcing new investments, conducting due diligence, and monitoring the performance of their assigned portfolios. The Investment Operations Manager will be a hands-on individual who drives the end-to-end delivery of every investment or project: pre, during, and post investment/finance.

The Investment Operations Manager, using project management skills and tools, will ensure that key risks are mitigated, timelines are adhered to and returns on investments are realized when due. He or she should have knowledge of debt, equity, and project finance. He or she should combine this knowledge with the operational capacity to see investments through to successful exit; from deal sourcing, administration, monitoring, and eventual divestment.

About Volition Capital
Volition Capital helps the honest & hardworking create wealth and enjoy fulfilling lives. We do so through private equity, venture funds, and cooperatives.

Period & Mode of Engagement
Full-time employment with a probationary period of 6 months.

Primary Job Location
Lekki Phase 1, Lagos.

Reporting Line
Chief Financial Officer.

Roles and Responsibilities
• Develops the project management framework for managing all portfolio companies and stakeholders.
• Develop the team structure for tracking all active investments, from inception to divesture.
• Designs the operational procedure for routine physical visits to portfolio company offices and project sites by the Portfolio Officers.
• Carries out spot checks and creates periodic reports of all investee companies, flagging risks, and managing expectations.
• Builds and manages an effective and efficient team of debt recovery agents and companies.
• Sources new investments, utilizing industry relationships, experience, and creativity.
• Analyzes and structures commercial deals for credit or investment across all sectors.
• Oversees and ratifies the Credit Analysis & Control (CAC) functions of Portfolio Officers before and after credit issuance.
• Ensures thorough due diligence on all potential investments, including analysis, references, and full strategy reviews.
• Manages negotiations and the closing process for new investments, including relevant contracts in conjunction with Volition’s legal counsel.
• Maintains consistent communication with portfolio companies and the relevant departments within Volition – Legal, Risk Management, Investment Committee, Debt Recovery, etc.
• Empowers the team of Portfolio Officers for detailed performance and reporting of their respective portfolios.

Skills Set & Values
• Extremely detail-oriented and self-driven.
• Has an excellent understanding of project finance, credit, and investment cycle management.
• Strong portfolio management, project management, and investment analysis background.
• Strong insights into multiple sectors of the economy.
• Proven hands-on experience with monitoring portfolio companies and managing multiple assets in a portfolio.
• Expertise in managing one or more projects with complex dependencies and risks. Capacity to spot significant deviations in agreed metrics.
• Ability to analyze pitch decks and financial forecasts.
• Highly skilled in developing, publishing, and presenting executive-level reports.
• Incredible follow-up skills and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
• Ability to build and manage teams & relationships.
• Ability to facilitate meetings for requirements definition, performance assessments, negotiations, risk & issue identification, and status tracking.
• Ability to ask probing questions, reconcile different viewpoints, foster consensus, and stimulate thinking in others.

Remuneration & Perks
• Competitive salary in line with industry benchmarks.
• Health benefits on confirmation.
• Housing allowance a year after confirmation.
• Laptop and other relevant work tools/apps.
• Staff-only investment opportunities
• A high degree of autonomy & flexibility

Other information
• This position requires a significant amount of traveling, for active investment monitoring.
• All travel expenses within and outside Nigeria will be covered by the company

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Title Portfolio Officer, Agriculture – Volition Capital
Categories External Vacancies
Location Lagos
Job Information

Role in Brief
At Volition, our Portfolio Officers are responsible for sourcing new investments, conducting due diligence, and monitoring the performance of their assigned portfolios. Typically, each Officer is responsible for similar assets and portfolio companies. In this instance, we are seeking an officer for our agriculture portfolio.

The Portfolio Officer for Agriculture is expected to develop & propose new investment strategies and to maintain current market knowledge, under the general oversight of our Investment Operations Manager. They will be responsible for the end-to-end portfolio delivery process for our agriculture investments – deal sourcing, administration, monitoring, and eventual divestment.

About Volition Capital
Volition Capital helps the honest & hardworking create wealth and enjoy fulfilling lives. We do so through private equity, venture funds, and cooperatives.

Period & Mode of Engagement
Full-time employment with a probationary period of 6 months.

Primary Job Location
Lekki Phase 1, Lagos.

Reporting Line
Investment Operations Manager

Roles and Responsibilities
• Develops and dynamically updates the company’s agriculture portfolio management framework.
• Sources new agriculture investments utilizing industry relationships, experience, and creativity.
• Analyzes and structures commercial agriculture deals for credit or investment.
• Actively performs the Credit Analysis & Control (CAC) function before and after credit issuance.
• Conducts due diligence on agriculture investments, including analysis, references, and full strategy reviews.
• Manages negotiations and the closing process for new agriculture investments, including relevant contracts in conjunction with Volition’s legal counsel.
• Conducts regular visits to portfolio companies and farm/production sites.
• Maintains consistent communication with portfolio companies and the relevant departments within Volition – Legal, Risk Management, Investment Committee, Debt Recovery etc.
• Provides detailed performance oversight and reporting for portfolios.

Skills Set & Values
• Strong portfolio management, project management, and investment analysis background.
• Strong knowledge of the agriculture space, including farming cycles and seasons.
• Proven hands-on experience with monitoring portfolio companies and managing multiple assets in a portfolio.
• Ability to analyze pitch decks and financial forecasts.
• Highly skilled in developing, publishing, and presenting reports.
• Incredible drive & follow-up skills and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
• Ability to build and manage relationships with key stakeholders.
• Ability to facilitate meetings for requirements definition, performance assessments, negotiations, risk & issue identification, and status tracking.
• Expertise in managing one or more projects with complex dependencies and risks. Capacity to spot significant deviations in agreed metrics.
• Ability to ask probing questions, reconcile different viewpoints, foster consensus, and stimulate thinking in others.

Remuneration & Perks
• Competitive salary in line with industry benchmarks.
• Health benefits on confirmation.
• Housing allowance a year after confirmation.
• Laptop and other relevant work tools/apps.
• Staff-only investment opportunities
• A high degree of autonomy & flexibility

Other information
• This position requires a significant amount of traveling, for active investment monitoring.
• All travel expenses within and outside Nigeria will be covered by the company

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Title Lead Product Manager, Fixed Income & Currencies Markets – NGX Ltd
Categories External Vacancies
Location Lagos
Job Information

Division: Trading Business
Department: Secondary Markets
Role: Lead Product Manager, Fixed Income & Currencies Markets
Grade Cadre: Mid – Senior Management

JOB SUMMARY
Nigerian Exchange Limited services the largest economy in Africa, and is championing the development of Africa’s financial markets. The Nigerian Exchange offers listing and trading services, licensing services, market data solutions, ancillary technology services, and more. It is an open, professional, and vibrant exchange, connecting Nigeria, Africa, and the world.

The Fixed Income Product Manager (FIPM) will be responsible for driving, designing and developing Fixed Income related products on the Nigerian Exchange. The FIPM will also oversee all functions pertaining to the Fixed Income product line with the overall goal of ensuring that Fixed Income products are appropriately priced, positioned, promoted, and supported in a way that will increase order flow as measured by number of transactions, trading volume and value in line with the overall goals of the department. The Product Manager will have revenue drive responsibility for the Nigerian Exchange’s Fixed Income Products line. The role includes responsibility for the day-to-day management of the Bonds market and support to the creation/delivery of new Fixed Income products and markets.

The Product Manager will serve as the “Product Champion” by proactively disseminating related information while communicating the product message. He/she is expected to stay abreast of the competitive landscape and industry trends (utilizing internal and external data/information resources) to create a competitive platform that enables stakeholders to realize their investment objectives.

The Product Manager will own and drive the Fixed Income Market Programme and will ensure the success of these programme by working with all stakeholders (both internal and external). The position is situated in Nigeria with a global focus to cover both local and international buy and sell-side participants.

Inter-Relationships
• Close coordination with Divisional Heads and Heads of Departments at the Nigerian Exchange
• Close coordination with order flow providers, both local and International

RESPONSIBILITIES
• Continuous enhancement of the Bond Market microstructure, as well as development and introduction of new Fixed Income Product lines/markets.
• Develop and drive Fixed Income product lifecycle, from creation to launch/operational, as well as product excellence and usage (product management of the market).
• Manage functional market specifications for the product line and product literature.
• Develop the market microstructure (in areas such as transaction fees, market access, and market quality) to increase product profitability.
• Catalyse the adoption of global best practices in sales practice, order handling, trade execution, trade reporting, and other initiatives that will enhance the client experience when interacting in the market.
• Liaise with the Market Operations and Technology Division to ensure system compatibility with market structure enhancements in support of the Fixed Income product suite.
• Work with market participants to increase market liquidity in Bonds and other Fixed Income Products; and consider questions such as length of trading hours, circuit breakers, best execution statistic, Opening, and Closing auctions, etc.
• Drive review and amendment of trading rules as necessary, to promote fair and orderly trading in Fixed Income Products.
• Maintain relationships with broker-dealers, Institutional Investors (PFAs, CPFAs, Insurance companies, managed funds, portfolio managers, etc.), and other trading participants locally and internationally.
• Serve as a proactive resource to other areas of the organization in order to educate and train them on product attributes and new initiatives.
• Coordinate and operate investor education programmes in partnership with other stakeholders on Bonds and other Fixed Income products.
• Understand drivers of order flow to NGX Exchange.
• Coordinate and partner with the other product development team members in conjunction with other stakeholders, to design and price products, identify and address key issues that must be resolved before a successful product launch occurs.
• Serve as ambassador and product line expert to internal/external parties.
• Analyse new product ideas in conjunction with institutional/wholesale distribution and marketing firms to determine success potentials and uniqueness within the industry.
• Monitor/interpret product pricing trends and recommend appropriate strategies.
• Understand product profitability goals and provide inputs to appropriate financial areas.
• Assist in driving the development process once a new product has been approved by all functional areas.
• Provide insight and assist marketing on an ongoing and proactive basis with respect to product positioning and communication strategies.
• Continuously monitor industry trends and competitive environment; recommend initiatives to strengthen market position.
• Develop product papers and requisite research papers in support of the objectives of the department
• Preparation of presentations for ExCo and other key stakeholders.

DESIRED COMPETENCY AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS
• Good business knowledge of Fixed Income Markets trading, settlement, middle and back-office systems
• Experience in product development and management within Financial Services Industry
• Sound understanding of Capital Markets Business/Industry
• Relevant experience in trading, sales, and operations of Bonds and other fixed-income products
• Good understanding of market quality statistics and best execution principles
• Knowledge of order flow drivers and the eco-system around the entire order live cycle
• Good understanding of fixed income, ETPs, Portfolio Management, and alternative investment strategies
• Good working knowledge of institutional and wholesale distribution channels
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Reuters & Bloomberg platforms
• First class communicative abilities, able to liaise across diverse stakeholder groups
• Good working knowledge of the asset allocation process, risk management, and leveraging strategies as they relate to the client investment experience
• Strong leadership qualities as well as ability to be a team player
• Strategic planning and sound analytical skills
• Excellent problem solving and structuring skills
• Excellent time management and multi-tasking abilities
• Ability to function in a high-pressure environment
• Ability to see the “big picture” from a marketing, positioning, and industry perspective
• Knowledge of relevant legal policies, regulations, and risk management
• Ability to seamlessly collaborate across all organizational levels to achieve results
• Strong research, report writing, and presentation skills
• Consulting experience in financial services within product development or investment management discipline will be a distinct advantage
• Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to engage effectively with C-level Executives
• Focused and detail-oriented
• Unquestioned ethics and integrity

Job Qualifications
• First degree in quantitative or business-related areas
• A postgraduate degree (MSc or MBA) or professional certification and licenses (e.g. CIS, CFA, Finra series 7 and 24) will be an added advantage
• Minimum of 12 years post NYSC experience in the financial services industry, Treasury or in an investment product management/marketing role, distribution-related role.

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Title Lead Product Manager, Exchange Traded Funds – NGX Ltd
Categories External Vacancies
Location Lagos
Job Information

Division: Trading Business
Department: Secondary Markets
Role: Lead Product Manager, Exchange Traded Funds (ETF)
Grade Cadre: Mid – Senior Management

JOB SUMMARY
Nigerian Exchange Limited services the largest economy in Africa, and is championing the development of Africa’s financial markets. NGX Exchange offers listing and trading services, licensing services, market data solutions, ancillary technology services, and more. It is an open, professional, and vibrant exchange, connecting Nigeria, Africa, and the world.

NGX Exchange limited is seeking a dynamic and experienced individual who has a deep understanding of the competitive landscape in the relevant financial markets as ETF Product Manager.

The ETF Product Manager will lead and guide the review /creation of ETF frameworks for the scope of work, proposals, and research and business cases. He/she will oversee all functions pertaining to the ETF product line with the overall goal of ensuring that ETFs are appropriately priced, positioned, promoted, and supported in a way that will increase order flow as measured by the number of transactions, trading volume and value in line with the overall goals of the product management department and will have responsibility
for margins made on ETF Product line.

The Product Manager will also become the “Product Advocate” by proactively disseminating related information while communicating the product message. He/she is expected to stay abreast of the competitive landscape and industry trends (utilizing internal and external data/information resources) to create a competitive platform that enables stakeholders to realize their investment objectives. The Product
Manager will own and drive the ETF product line and ensure the success of these programmes by developing and maintaining relationships with ETF market participants and relevant external and internal stakeholders. He/she will obtain and maintain knowledge of ETF client business. Set up and attend stakeholder visits and conduct stakeholder presentations.

The position is situated in Nigeria with a global focus to cover both local and international buy and sell-side participants.

Inter-Relationships
• Close coordination with Divisional Heads and Heads of Departments at the Nigerian Exchange
• Close coordination with other flow providers, both local and International
• Close coordination with Index creators and index issuers (both local and international)

RESPONSIBILITIES
• Liaise with fund experts to consistently develop and manage an array of offerings under ETF product line to meet the needs of the investing community and assimilate market feedback into new product development and positioning of existing ETFs
• Define the Nigerian Exchange’s growth strategy and execution plan for the ETF product line to drive product sales & profitability
• Perform data analysis, such as trend and behaviour analysis related to the financial services industry and ETFs product development in general. Using the outcome of analysis and research, underpin recommendations for creating, developing, maintaining and enhancing NSE ETFs Market product
• Responsible for the design and implementation of new ETF Product initiatives: Draft relevant documentation, perform analysis, research, and carry out appropriate planning with cross-market collaboration in mind, when relevant.
• Coordinate activities of ETF liquidity providers to appropriate their functions in promoting liquidity and market efficiency
• Enhance the market microstructure (in areas such as transaction fees, index licensing fees) to increase product profitability
• Advocate transparency of ETFs listed on NGX Exchange by ensuring they observe documentation requirements in terms of structure, exposures, and fair value at all times.
• Liaise with index providers covering the Nigerian market or NGX index committee to ensure the providers meet a strong market demand for new and innovative indices to support ETFs across the asset class
• Responsible for performance i.e. turnover & margins of ETF trading on NGX Exchange
• Liaise with the Market Operations and Technology Division to ensure system compatibility with market structure enhancements in support of the ETF product line and other business partners as necessary
• Create, review and amend ETF trading rules as necessary, to promote fair and orderly trading in ETF
• Manage key relationships with other stakeholders, Broker-Dealers, Market Makers, Institutional Investors (PFAs, CPFAs, Insurance companies, managed funds, portfolio managers, etc.) and other trading participants locally and internationally
• Develop and maintain a broad knowledge and awareness of trading industry developments, competitors, regulator rules that impact ETF trading
• Proactively disseminate investment and product resources to other areas of the organization in order to educate and train Internal/External stakeholders on Product attributes and new initiatives
• Coordinate and operate investor education in partnership with other stakeholders

Other Responsibilities
• Understand drivers of ETFs order flow to NGX Exchange
• Coordinate and partner with the other product development team members in conjunction with other stakeholders, to design and price products, identify and address key issues that must be resolved before a successful product launch occurs
• Serve as gatekeeper, ambassador and product line expert to internal/external parties
• Analyse new product ideas in conjunction with institutional/wholesale distribution and marketing firms to determine success potentials and uniqueness within the industry
• Monitor/interpret product pricing trends and recommend appropriate strategies
• Understand product profitability goals and provide inputs to appropriate financial areas
• Assist in driving the development process once a new product has been approved by all functional areas
• Provide insight and assist the Listing Sales and Retention team in marketing on an ongoing and proactive basis with respect to product positioning and communication strategies
• Continuously monitor industry trends and the competitive environment; recommend initiatives to strengthen market position
• Assist in the preparation of presentations for ExCo and other key stakeholders
• P & L responsibilities for ETF and Index products
• Perform other related duties as may be assigned from time to time.
• Support other members of the team in the delivery of the departmental goals and objectives.

DESIRED COMPETENCY AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS
• Expertise in ETF creation and investment strategies and ability to research market events that affect ETFs
• In-depth technical understanding of product features, market structure, and regulations that impact ETFs
• Relevant experience in trading, sale-trading, sales
• Solid knowledge of electronic trading, algorithmic trading, or high-frequency trading
• Good understanding of market quality statistics and best execution principles
• Knowledge of order flow drivers and the ecosystem around the entire order live cycle
• Stakeholder Engagement

Generic Skills:
• Good working knowledge of the asset allocation process, risk management, and leveraging strategies as they relate to the client investment experience
• Experience with multiple investment products and asset classes with specific expertise in ETFs
• Knowledge of the mutual fund, retirement funds, and investment management business
• Good working knowledge of institutional and wholesale distribution channels
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Reuters & Bloomberg platforms
• Strong leadership qualities as well as ability to be a team player
• Strategic planning and analytical skills
• Problem-solving skills
• Excellent time management and multi-tasking abilities
• Ability to function in a high-pressure environment
• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
• Thoroughness, attention to detail with a high sense of purpose
• Ability to see the “big picture” from a marketing, positioning, and industry perspective
• Engenders trust and is a reliable resource to internal customers

KEY RELATIONSHIPS
• Team Members – Provide support and advisory role to Enterprise Innovation Hub Team Members
• External Stakeholders -Provide support and advisory role to external clients on issues relating to the hub and its activities.
• Organization (Divisions, Departments, Unit) – support, provide guidance and required reports/updates to other Departments, Management team.

Job Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree in quantitative or business-related areas
• A postgraduate degree (MSc or MBA) or professional certification and licenses (e.g. CIS, CFA, will be an added advantage
• Minimum of 12 years post NYSC relevant experience in financial services industry or in an investment product management/marketing role, distribution-related role.

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Title Lead Product Manager, Equities – NGX Ltd
Categories External Vacancies
Location Lagos
Job Information

Division: Trading Business
Department: Secondary Markets
Role: Lead Product Manager, Equities
Grade Cadre: Mid – Senior Management

JOB SUMMARY
Nigerian Exchange Limited services the largest economy in Africa and is championing the development of Africa’s financial markets. NGX Exchange offers listing and trading services, licensing services, market data solutions, ancillary technology services, and more. It is an open, professional, and vibrant exchange, connecting Nigeria, Africa, and the world.

The Equities Product Manager will oversee all functions pertaining to the equities product line with the overall goal of ensuring that Equities products are appropriately priced, positioned, promoted, and supported in a way that will increase order flow as measured by number of transactions, trading volume and value in line with the overall goals of the product management department.

The Equities Product Manager will also become the “product advocate” by proactively disseminating related information while communicating the product message. The candidate is expected to stay abreast of the competitive landscape and industry trends (utilizing internal and external data/information resources) to create a competitive platform that enables stakeholders realize their investment objectives.

The Equities Product Manager will own and drive the Equities Marketing Making Programme, as well as Securities Lending and Short Selling initiatives of NGX Exchange. The candidate will ensure the success of these programmes by working with all stakeholders (both internal and external). The position is situated in Nigeria, but with a global focus to cover both local and international buy and sell
side participants.

RESPONSIBILITIES
• Enhance the market microstructure (in areas such as transaction fees, market making, securities lending and short selling, and market quality) to increase product profitability
• Catalyse the adoption of global best practices in sales practice, Equities order handling, trade execution, trade reporting, and other initiatives that will enhance the client experience when interacting in the Nigerian securities market
• Liaise with the Market Operations and Technology Division to ensure system compatibility with market structure enhancements in support of the Equities product line
• Work with market participants to increase market liquidity in equities and consider questions such as the appropriateness of algorithmic trading in the Nigerian market, length of trading hours, stock circuit breakers, best execution statistic, Opening and Closing auctions, etc.
• Drive review and amendment of trading rules as necessary, to promote fair and orderly trading in equities
• Maintain relationships with broker-dealers, market makers, Institutional Investors and other trading participants locally and  internationally
• Serve as a proactive resource to other areas of the organization in order to educate and train them on product attributes and new initiatives
• Coordinate and operate investor education in partnership with other stakeholders on E based products

Other Responsibilities:
• Coordinate and partner with other Secondary Market team members and stakeholders, to design and price products, identify and address key issues that must be resolved before a successful product launch occurs.
• Serve as gatekeeper, ambassador and product line expert to internal/external parties
• Analyse new product ideas in conjunction with institutional/wholesale distribution and marketing firms to determine success potentials and uniqueness within the industry
• Continuously monitor industry trends and competitive environment; recommend initiatives to strengthen market position

DESIRED COMPETENCY AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS
• Understanding of Financial Markets and Investment Strategies
• Demonstrates understanding of Capital Markets product features/cycle, market microstructure and regulatory framework
• Solid knowledge of trading and business development
• Good understanding of market statistics
• Knowledge of order flow drivers and the ecosystem

KEY RELATIONSHIPS
• Close coordination with Divisional Heads and Heads of Departments at NGX Exchange
• Close coordination with Order flow providers and other stakeholders

CANDIDATES EXPERIENCE
• Possess excellent analytical, Strategic planning and Problem-solving skills
• Commercially aware, with a strong interest in finance, business and the factors that drive business success
• Intellectually curious, hard-working, committed self-starter with initiative Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to confidently present, communicate and influence at all levels internally and with clients Strong team player who can work within a matrix organisation with functional and local reporting
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Reuters & Bloomberg platforms
• Excellent time management and multi-tasking abilities
• Ability to function in a high-pressure environment
• Thoroughness, attention to detail with a high sense of purpose
• Ability to see the “big picture” from a marketing, positioning and industry perspective
• Engenders trust and is a reliable resource to internal customers

Job Qualifications
• A first degree in Finance or business-related areas
• A postgraduate degree (MSc or MBA) or professional certification and licenses (e.g. CIS, CFA, Finra series 7 and 24) will be an added advantage
• Minimum of 12 years post NYSC experience in the financial services industry or in an investment product management/marketing role, distribution-related role

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Title Secondary Portfolio Manager – ARM Pension Managers (PFA) Ltd
Categories External Vacancies
Job Information

Reports to: Primary Portfolio Manager
Status: Permanent
Supervises: Investment Operations Officers

Job Summary
The primary job function will entail supporting primary portfolio managers to manage assigned portfolios in line with their investment policies and relevant regulatory frameworks. The secondary portfolio manager will rely on research output from internal and external analysts to develop actionable investment ideas. This may involve performing fundamental analysis and building proprietary models etcetera.

He/She will be assigned portfolios to manage in a secondary capacity wherein they will make investment recommendations to the PPM for approval as well as effectively maintaining administrative oversight for the portfolios.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

• Provide in-depth fundamental/technical research and make relevant investment recommendations.
• Actively participate during market trading hours seeking profitable opportunities and achieving best execution for agreed investment actions.
• Ensure error-free portfolio administration as well as regular/timely documentation of transactions.
• Preparing and making regular presentations on the economy, industry trends, portfolio performance and market outlook to Executive Management, Investment Management Committee, Board of Trustees, General Staff etc.
• Develop policy portfolios taking into account relevant constraints and market themes that will result in funds under management meeting their long-term investment objectives.
• Ensure portfolio compliance with stipulated guidelines and regulations
• Always ensure the report requirements to regulators and other stakeholders are timely.
• Working closely and supporting the business development team on client relationships and achieving business strategic objectives.

Competency and Skills Requirements
• Knowledge of the local and global financial service industry dynamics including regulations, legislations, and operating environment.
• Understanding of non-bank financial service operations, policies, and procedures.
• Experience with automated financial systems, including a general ledger and financial reporting software (Bloomberg, Reuters, Hi-port, etc.)
• Good knowledge of MS Excel as an analytical tool and other MS Office Applications, including macro-driven processes
• High integrity level and good decision-making ability.
• Exceptional attention to detail.
• Good communication, interpersonal, presentation, and facilitation skills.
• Self-motivated with a strong drive, and commitment to achieving agreed objectives.
• The candidate should have excellent modeling, writing, presentation, communication, and interpersonal skills. Proficiency in the use of Bloomberg will be an added advantage.

Minimum Qualifications
• Two to Five (2-5) years experience in Investment Research, Investment Management, Treasury or other buy-side experience
• A First degree in Economics, Accounting, or Applied Sciences. Master’s degree would be an added advantage.
• Qualified Chartered Financial Analyst or candidate enrolled in the CFA program.

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