Investment Relations Assistant

Investment Relations Assistant – Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Goodwell Investments is a pioneering impact investment firm focused on inclusive growth. We invest in sectors providing basic goods and services or income generation opportunities to the un(der)served. Since 2006 Goodwell has raised five private equity funds with over $ 150m in capital. We invest in early and growth-stage businesses in India and Africa and our 30+ portfolio companies reach over 322 million people across 47 countries globally. Our investors are a unique mix of private investors, family offices, development finance institutions, banks, pension funds and other institutional investors.    

Job summary 

We are looking for a Netherlands-based Investor Relations (IR) Assistant to join our Investor Relations team for a minimum of 9 months starting 1 July 2021. As an Investor Relations Assistant, you will be responsible for supporting Goodwell’s ongoing fundraising projects. You will work closely with the Investor Relations and Marketing, Communications and Communities teams to help ensure the successful launch of Goodwell’s newest Africa focused fund launching later this year. In addition, you will support ongoing IR process improvements within the organization and be involved in planning and executing IR-related events.  Your time at Goodwell will help you acquire investor relations, fundraising, and project management skills. In addition, it is an opportunity to gain insight into venture capital and private equity investments, impact investing, economic development, and social entrepreneurship across Europe and Africa.  Promoting corporate values, contributing to a positive culture and creating a happy workplace are aspects of all employees at Goodwell Investments.    

Main challenges of the job 

Operations and admin 

  • Maintain Goodwell’s investor data rooms 
  • Maintain Goodwell’s investor database and management tool   
  • Provide support for IR and/or communities-related events, both internal and external  
  • Provide general assistance to the IR team  
  • Support investor meetings (planning and preparation including calendar management and  note-taking)  
  • Assist with investor follow-ups: respond to (basic) potential investor questions and requests  
  • Support the planning, preparation and execution of Goodwell’s initiatives     
  • Provide assistance with investor outreach through mailings and marketing campaigns etc.    

Research and analysis 

  • Conduct research to identify potential target investor  
  • Conduct desk research on prospective investors and work with existing databases to generate information on new leads    
  • Support the maintenance of presentations and data rooms through research and analysis of impact investing and African VC ecosystems   

Qualifications 

Education and working experience 

  • Qualification (minimum Bachelor’s degree) in Business Studies, Finance, Development Economics or Management Studies. 
  • 0-2 years of relevant work experience. 

Knowledge and skills 

  • Strong project management skills  
  • Client-oriented, meticulous with high attention to detail 
  • Agile and adapts well to change   
  • Native or Proficient English level, any other language is an advantage 
  • Knowledge of CRM software, collaboration tools, communication toolsis an advantage 

Personal characteristics 

  • Proveninterest inimpactinvestments or investments in emerging markets 
  • Pro-active team member 
  • An interest in working in an international setting and capable of navigating between different teams and cultures 
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Willing and able to pro-actively provide and receive constructive feedback

Our team of 22 represents 12 nationalities. Therefore, the ability to navigate efficiently and empathetically between different teams and cultures is required. Promoting company values, contributing to a positive culture, and supporting a happy workplace is expected of all Goodwell Investments employees. 

Our offer 

Joining Goodwell in Amsterdam means you will be joining an international and inclusive culture, where like-minded people work naturally together to achieve ambitious goals. 

  • A market-related salary 
  • 35 days of leave per year (based on full-time) 
  • Opportunity for personal development (including training) 
  • Flexible work hours based on a part-time (24) work week 

If you can picture yourself in the above role, then we would love to hear from you. To apply, please send your CV to HRM@goodwell.nl  with the reference ‘Investor Relations Assistant’ – along with a short motivation video via WeTransfer. The video gives you the opportunity to present yourself in your unique way! The video should be no longer than one minute. Please send this via WeTransfer toHRM@goodwell.nl, including your name and the reference ‘Investor Relations Assistant. Both CV and video need to be received in order for your application to be considered.  

The application deadline is 21 June 2021. 

 

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