Nov 20, 2019

HIRING: Junior Investment Manager

HIRING: Junior Investment Manager

The Good Fashion Fund is the first investment fund focused solely on driving the implementation of innovative solutions in the fashion industry – initiated by Fashion for Good and managed by FOUNT. Currently, apparel supply chains are plagued by negative environmental and social impacts. While sustainable solutions exist today, there is a lack of capital available to scale these technologies within the supply chain. The Good Fashion Fund was created to address this gap – connecting the most promising technologies to the industry, to collaboratively tackle its challenges.

FOUNT is now looking to expand the Good Fashion Fund team with a Junior Investment Manager:

Position:  Junior Investment Manager, Good Fashion Fund
Location:  Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Start date:  February/March 2020, 1-year contract
Availability: minimum 4 days per week

 

Role and Activities

(Junior) investment manager for the Good Fashion Fund with a mission to contribute to the adaptation of sustainable production and circular economy manufacturing initiatives in Asia.

The (Junior) Investment Manager is expected to source investment opportunities, conduct due diligence, manage a portfolio of investees (including analysis and monitoring of E&S performance) and to build and maintain relationships with relevant external service providers.

 

Specific tasks and responsibilities:

  • Source and develop investment opportunities that fit with the strategy of the fund through active relationship management with existing and new partners
  • Co-ordinate and take responsibility of the investment process, from analysis (including preparation of financial models), negotiation, execution and portfolio management
  • Preparation & maintenance of investment approval documents for the perusal of the fund’s Investment Committee
  • Maintain periodic portfolio performance assessment and provide input for quarterly investor reports
  • Liaising with external parties such as due diligence partners, legal counsel, E&S advisors and auditors
  • Travel to focus countries in Asia; attendance of relevant seminars and gatherings
  • Support management team in fund-related preparation & maintenance of materials for the sake of investment acquisition, fundraising or reports for the governance bodies of the fund

Background and Profile: 

  • Up to 5 years of experience in a commercial or development bank, impact finance institution, strategy consulting, investment banking or private equity firm. Emerging markets experience highly preferred.
  • Academic degree, preferably a Masters in Finance, Business, or Engineering
  • Experience with investment proposals and creating financial models in an asset finance or M&A and PE context
  • Proven experience in executing investments in asset finance in international markets
  • Fluent in English, cross-cultural sensitivity, self-starting entrepreneurial work attitude and willingness to travel outside of Europe on a regular basis
  • Hands-on, flexible and capable of working pro-actively in a small team

What’s in it for you:

Besides a competitive salary, we offer you an opportunity to (further) develop your career in impact investing in a role which is dynamic and hands-on and in a small and diversified team of professionals that allows you to take ownership.

Please send your CV and motivation letter at the latest December 15th 2019 to:

Tanvi Karambelkar
tanvi@fount.eu
Tel : +31 6 15540999
Investment Manager Good Fashion Fund
www.fount.eu

FOUNT BACKGROUND

FOUNT (fount.eu) is an impact advisory and investment firm, active in shaping innovative business solutions in impact sectors that combine demonstrable social and environmental impact with adequate financial return. FOUNT offers high quality strategic advisory services and hands-on support to its clients to enable these to generate measurable impact with business models that target the lower-income segment of the population. They do this by leveraging our investment and advisory expertise and international networks to help scale sustainable solutions. FOUNT is active in several impact sectors and are comprised of a relatively small, diversified team of professionals dedicated to make a difference, generate substantial impact and contribute to the SDG’s. FOUNT works closely with our clients to create lasting environmental and social impact through a market-based approach and have a strong track record in impact investing.  They are currently (co) manager / investment advisor of three debt impact investment initiatives.

FASHION FOR GOOD BACKGROUND 

Launched in March 2017, Fashion for Good (Fashion for Good) aims to reimagine how fashion is designed, made, worn, and reused. This open and inclusive initiative – with its first physical hub in Amsterdam and a global ambition – brings together brands, retailers, producers, innovators, and funders.   

Fashion for Good is changing the apparel industry through innovation and collaboration. Its Innovation Platform scouts, nurtures, and funds early-stage ideas and it scales proven technologies and business models for wider adoption by the industry. Its Good Fashion Fund catalyses access to finance and its open-source Good Fashion Guide shares knowledge to help the apparel industry transform. As a convenor for change, Fashion for Good enables conversation and collaboration, bringing together co-locators at its first hub in Amsterdam, as well as visitors to the Fashion for Good Experience to learn more about Good Fashion.  

Fashion for Good was launched with C&A Foundation as a founding partner. Its programmes are supported by corporate partners adidas, C&A, Chanel, Bestseller, Galeries Lafayette, Kering, Target, Otto Group, PVH, Stella McCartney, and Zalando, with estimated combined retail sales of over €130 billion.  

Additionally, Fashion for Good partners with organisations including the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, IDH – the Sustainable Trade Initiative, Impact Hub Amsterdam, McDonough Innovation, Plug and Play, the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, The Boston Consulting Group, and the ZDHC Foundation.