| May 31, 2024

Senior Associate/Associate Principal, The Fund for Nature – Impact Investing Jobs at CrossBoundary Group (London, UK)

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Website CrossBoundary Group

About the Firm

CrossBoundary Group is a mission-driven investment and advisory firm that unlocks the power of capital for sustainable growth and strong returns in underserved markets. CrossBoundary Advisory provides transaction and investment advisory services having advised on over US$11bn worth of transactions across 75 countries globally, serving our clients from 24 offices spread across Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Our advisory clients include development finance institutions, private equity firms, Fortune 100 companies, governments, and research institutions. Our investment platforms, CrossBoundary Energy, CrossBoundary Access, and CrossBoundary Educational Infrastructure, directly finance projects to bring cheaper, cleaner, and more reliable electricity, as well as education infrastructure, to developing countries.

CrossBoundary’s Natural Capital practice focuses on unlocking private capital for nature-based solutions that contribute to climate change mitigation and adaptation, and address biodiversity loss. We provide transaction support to companies in the agribusiness, aquaculture, and forestry sectors, as well as to nature-based carbon projects focused on restoration and conservation of nature.

We are embarking on an exciting new endeavour to launch The Fund for Nature (TFFN). TFFN will invest to accelerate the development of high-quality nature-based projects in emerging markets with strong climate adaptation, biodiversity, and community impacts. With strong endorsement from leading climate finance organizations, we are actively fundraising for the pilot fund with ambitions to build an at-scale investment platform for nature. Learn more at www.crossboundary.com.

 

Job Description

CrossBoundary is recruiting a full-time Senior Associate or Associate Principal to join The Fund for Nature team. You will support all aspects of fundraising, investor relations, deal-sourcing, due diligence, deal structuring, and portfolio management. You will also support in establishing new strategic partnerships and developing thought leadership.

 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Fundraising: Support preparation of capital raising materials and processes, including presentations, investment memoranda, fund and project finance models, and due diligence Q&A
  • Deal-sourcing and pipeline building: Identify and screen new investment opportunities
  • Strategic due diligence and investment: Rigorously assess corporate and project investment opportunities and ensure alignment with portfolio objectives, return requirements, and risk appetite
  • Portfolio management: Support management of TFFN’s portfolio, including investment performance monitoring, and post-investment support
  • Investor relations: Support investor engagement and reporting
  • Partnerships: Support in securing strategic partners including carbon credit buyers, co-investors, and technical partners to improve TFFN’s investment offering

 

Who We Are

CrossBoundary’s people are genuinely excited by the opportunity to make a difference in some of the most challenging yet exciting markets in the world. Team members come from diverse backgrounds but share several qualities: curiosity, humility, integrity, a drive for excellence, and a bias for action. The chosen candidate will play an important role in a unique team with the opportunity to create impact on the nature-based solutions landscape in emerging markets.

 

Who You Are

  • You are a self-starter who is passionate about creating lasting change within the natural capital sector in emerging markets
  • Background and interest in natural capital and / or investment in emerging markets
  • You possess excellent attention to detail, but are solution-oriented and able to operate in situations where information is scarce, and the environment is constantly changing
  • You are comfortable managing multiple work streams simultaneously, and can prioritize and effectively deliver on tasks

 

Required qualifications

Ideal candidate will have the following skills and qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred (or another relevant advanced degree/professional qualification)
  • At least 3-5 years of relevant experience in venture capital, private equity, infrastructure investing, investment banking, or similar
  • Experience working in underserved markets
  • Track record of sourcing, structuring, closing, and exiting investments
  • Knowledge of carbon markets and/or experience developing nature-based carbon projects preferred
  • Ability to build strong relationships with senior management of potential investors, investees, and donors
  • Strong financial modelling skills; experience in fund and project finance modelling preferred
  • Excellent presentation skills and ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences
  • Fluency in spoken and written English is required

 

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To apply for this job please visit crossboundary.applytojob.com.