Imagine… creating impact in emerging markets through equity investing in (Non-Bank) Financial Institutions, enhancing access to finance and financial inclusion, fostering food security and prosperity in rural environments. As an Investment Manager, you can make a difference as member of a lean team responsible for making such investments in Africa, Latin America, and Asia.
Making a difference
Assist and contribute to source, negotiate, structure, acquire (or sell) and manage equity stakes in partner banks in line with the mission of Rabo Partnerships.
Be part of the First Line of Responsibility for risk and compliance related issues.
Act as a sparring partner to the board of a partner bank.
Contribute to Compliance Maturity Assessments and Impact Management.
Reach out internally (to other departments) and externally to create and maintain networks to enhance the contribution to the overall banking for food strategy.
Explore commercial opportunities/cross selling potential/involve other Rabo departments.
(Help) draft and live the Investment Strategy.
Act as representative in shareholder meetings of partner banks on behalf of Rabo Partnerships.
With each other
Drawing on Rabobank’s cooperative heritage, Rabo Partnerships contributes to the transformation of the food and financial systems, by addressing issues that matter for the future -such as financial inclusion, rural development and sustainable food security- and providing solutions with the power of partnerships.
Rabo Partnerships fulfils its mission by creating impact in emerging markets by leveraging knowledge, network, financing and innovation and by deploying our tools via our four pillars: Advisory (including setting up innovative New Business Ventures), Investments, Impact Finance and Smallholder Ecosystems.
Marianne Schoemaker, CEO Rabo Partnerships: “Developing innovative solutions for F&A value chains is the future of banking in emerging markets. We further financial inclusion and food security by joining forces with our F&A clients, multilateral institutions, development banks, governments, Fintech providers and other network partners. Growing a better world together, is part of Rabo Partnership’s DNA and has proven its success for over 30 years. Holistic thinking combined with dedicated action“.
Arjen van Gorkom, Head of Investment Management Rabo Partnerships: “In our team, we combine the best of two worlds: creating impact in a truly meaningful way, whilst generating a healthy return. After having made successful investments in Financial Institutions in developing countries since 2005, we are now spreading our wings towards investments in NBFI’s that play a pivotal role in transforming F&A value chains”.
For more information on Rabo Partnerships, please have a look at our website: www.rabobank.com > About us > In society > Rabo Partnerships.
Customer focus, leadership, impact and excellent negotiation skills are clearly essential for the role of Investment Manager. Furthermore, you have strong stakeholder and relationship management/networking experience and skills, both externally and internally (Risk, Legal, etc.). In addition, it's important that you recognise the checklist below:
Master’s degree (preferably in business administration, law or financial economics).
At least 6 years of relevant experience in working in an international financial services setting or in corporate finance, including experience with financial analysis;
Proven strong affinity with the markets in which Rabo Partnerships operates, including impact (management), and with cultural agility;
Knowledge of or genuinely interested in Financial Institutions and Non-Bank Financial Institutions and how they operate;
Fluent in English. Strong language skills in Spanish and/or Portuguese are considered a significant plus;
Positively inclined towards international travelling;
Proven ability to work both independently and as a team player, to perform activities pro-actively and be self-starting.
Growing a better world together
You'll already be aware that Rabobank is a financial services provider for more than 8.5 million customers in 40 countries. But did you know that we aim to contribute to real change with our 'Growing a better world together' mission? We do so in countless ways, such as:
Holding a 25% equity investment in Arise, a USD 1 billion investment platform focused on Sub-Saharan Africa with investments in financial institutions in >30 countries in Africa.
Developing new inclusive business models for food and agribusiness value chains applying digital solutions benefiting smallholders as well as off-takers and processors.
Challenging projects that Grow a better world, such as AGRI-3, the Farm to Market Alliance, in which we collaborate with many wholesale and rural clients and multilateral institutions.
Do you want to become the ideal version of yourself? We would love to help you achieve this by focusing firmly on your growth, development, and investing in an environment where you keep learning every day. We give you the space to innovate and initiate. In this way, we offer you numerous opportunities to grow and help you exceed your expectations, to do the right thing exceptionally well, and to therefore grow as a professional. In addition, with us (on the basis of a 40-hour working week), you can also expect:
a monthly salary in job grade 10 (maximum € 7,130 for 40 hours per week).
a thirteenth month and holiday pay;
an Employee Benefit Budget (11% of your monthly salary). You decide how to spend this budget. This may include purchasing extra leave days, making extra pension contributions or even receiving a monthly cash payout;
a personal budget that you can spend on activities related to your personal development and career;
flexible working times and location-independent working;
reimbursement for working from home and/or for commuting costs when you travel by public transport, car or motorbike;
a pension scheme, to which your contribution is only 3,5%.
Are you the person we're looking for? Are you ready to join Rabobank as an Investment Manager and to make a difference to yourself, our customers and to society? We look forward to receiving your application for this vacancy in Utrecht.
Good to know:
Applications are open until January 12, 2021. Apply via the button “Apply now” with a motivational letter and cv. Applications without a letter will not be considered.
If you have any questions about the specific details of this position, please contact Arjen van Gorkom, Head of Investment Management Rabo Partnerships, +31 (0)6 20 53 86 98, preferably after 2 Jan.
Ingrid Dillen, Recruiter, would be happy to answer any questions about the application procedure, from 2 Jan. on, via firstname.lastname@example.org.
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