| June 10, 2024

Investment Officer, Impact Investing and Financial Services

Guest Author


  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

Website Community Investment Management (CIM)

Community Investment Management (CIM) is looking for an investment officer to join our emerging markets investment team. CIM is an institutional impact investment manager that provides strategic debt funding to scale and demonstrate responsible innovation in lending to underserved borrowers. Our work aims to advance financial inclusion by partnering with select tech-enabled lending partners, improve financial health and drive widespread adoption of such fintech innovation by the financial mainstream.

Position Summary

The investment officer will join our investment team and report to our Partner on CIM’s new emerging markets investment strategy. Pandemic-permitting, the position will involve occasional travel to target markets as well as to San Francisco, New York, and Bogota. Our target markets include India, Mexico, and other countries across Latin America and Southeast Asia. A passion for impact at scale, strong analytical skills, and comfort with a high degree of autonomy in a collaborative, global organization are essential for success in this role.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Develop a pipeline of investment opportunities, build a strong sourcing referral network and conduct thorough due diligence and financial analysis on prospective investees.
  • Play a leading role in investment negotiations, documentation, and execution. Proactively explore and implement various structuring solutions that fit local market and product needs.
  • Proactively construct new investment theses by analyzing and assessing new markets, fintech verticals, and monitoring the competitive and regulatory landscapes in target markets.
  • Synthesize findings, develop perspective on companies in an analytical way with limited information, and create detailed investment memos and make recommendations.
  • Work closely with the teams in Berlin and San Francisco on investor reporting, risk reporting and technology coordination.
  • Lead the monitoring of existing investments with periodic analytical reviews.
  • Amplify our brand, presence, and influence in target markets by deepening our networks and curating high impact events/workshops, etc.

The ideal candidate:

  • Passionate about financial inclusion, relentlessly inquisitive about identifying emerging fintech trends, and constructively obsessed about assessing the best emerging teams and companies.
  • 5-8 years of previous work experience, ideally with a background in fintech, debt financing and structuring. Domain knowledge in fintech verticals and business models preferred.
  • Excellent financial modeling and structuring skills and experienced in negotiating. CFA a plus.
  • Comfortable communicating clearly and effectively in team discussions and sharing own opinion.
  • Excited to work in a small, fluid, ambitious, and highly collaborative global team with a high degree of autonomy, self-motivation, and discipline.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, collaborative mindset, self-starter, and an exceptional work ethic.
  • Experience working in emerging markets a plus, as is fluency in Spanish, Portuguese, or Bahasa.


To apply for this job please visit cim-llc.com.