Capital Raising Executive

Capital Raising & Business Development · The Hague, South Holland
Department Capital Raising & Business Development
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Climate Fund Managers (CFM) is looking for a Capital Raising Executive, to be based in The Netherlands (The Hague)


Are you looking for career growth perspective? Do you share our long term vision is to raise, deploy and manage funds for climate change mitigation and adaptation that will deliver a transformative role in one of the following sectors: renewable energy, water & oceans, sanitation, landscapes, sustainable cities?

 

Would you like to work for a private equity style fund manager with the mission to contribute to:

  • Climate change mitigation and adaptation in emerging markets
  • Poverty reduction, economic development and prosperity in emerging markets

And in doing so, help create and maintain relationship between Climate Fund Managers (CFM) and the investor community which supports CFM’s strategy of growing climate themed funds under management.


We are seeking a Capital Raising Executive to strengthen our Capital Raising and Business Development team in The Hague.


Job Description

 

    The Capital Raising Executive is a central point in CFM regarding sourcing of new capital, in line with the defined fundraising strategy. This strategy comprises of:

     

    1. Raising Climate Investor Two (CFM’s second fund proposition, with an investment focus on the water, sanitation and blue economy infrastructure sectors in global emerging markets)
    2. Setting up additional climate relevant fund propositions that may include water & adaptation infrastructure, biodiversity/forestry, resource / energy efficiency and sustainable cities on the back of the existing Climate Investor One and Two funds

     

    The role focuses on capital raising and business development. Central to the Job purpose is to explain to investors “what we do, why we do it, how we do it, and why it makes sense to them”

    A financial technical understanding of the fund structure and ability to discuss these concepts with potential investors is required. Counterparts for the Capital Raising Executive are (senior) investment managers with institutional investors, donors, DFIs and placement agents. This includes explaining our investment strategy and strategic positioning, pipeline and business development, Environmental, Social and Governance aspects (ESG), including fund governance.


    Reports To


    Global Head of Capital Raising and Business Development


    Duties and Responsibilities


    • Responsible for raising capital from a multitude of international investor types (including commercial/institutional investors, development finance institutions (DFIs) and donors)
    • Identify / source investors (initiating and managing the complete investor onboarding process from identification, developing initial contacts, to guiding them through due diligence up to the execution of legal documentation)
    • Maintain relationships with existing investors/sponsors
    • Establish and manage the investor interactions program of actual and potential investors
    • Establish and maintain a high level of ambient knowledge about the status of potential investors, such that the fund raising actions of CFM are targeted and effective
    • Participate in relevant workshops and conferences to promote and raise awareness about CFM, CFM’s managed funds, blended finance and the financing of climate change adaptation and mitigation concepts


    Qualifications


    • Proven track record of capital raising (preferably Private Equity/ infrastructure themed) funds in emerging market
    • 7-10 years’ experience in engineering and/or finance, Private Equity, infrastructure, Investment Banking (Equity Capital Markets, M&A, project finance and/or placement agents/advisors). Preferably in the energy or infrastructure sector
    • Honours Financial or Engineering degree or equivalent
    • Financial acumen – the capacity to demonstrate knowledge of and insight into financial principles and processes and identify inconsistencies in dat
    • Sales and relationship management skills combined with a strong technical/financial ability to explain the mandate and concepts of CF
    • A good knowledge of the products offered by CFM and their benefit
    • A passion for sustainable investing and emerging market
    • An understanding of investors decision making processes, timelines, asset allocations and rational
    • Competence in spreadsheet / data base applications (i.e. advanced Microsoft skills in Excel, Word, PowerPoint) and CRM data software


    Competencies


    • Demonstrate pro-activeness and ability to act as independent executor
    • A strong sales ethic and ability to close
    • Ability to apply sound business judgment and an analytical, pragmatic and creative approach to problem solving
    • Ability to plan and prioritise effectively
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Team player
    • High level of energy

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    • Location
      The Hague, South Holland
    • Department
      Capital Raising & Business Development
    • Employment Type
      Full-Time
    • Minimum Experience
      Experienced