IFC—a member of the World Bank Group—is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. We work in more than 100 countries, using our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in developing countries. In fiscal year 2022, IFC committed a record $32.8 billion to private companies and financial institutions in developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity as economies grapple with the impacts of global compounding crises. For more information, visit www.ifc.org.
Private sector financial development is essential to the promotion of successful and sustainable economies in low and middle-income countries around the world. Sound and efficient financial markets can ensure that resources are allocated where they are most productive, assisting job creation and spurring economic growth. IFC’s goal is to prioritize investment in the financial sector because it promotes development in all other sectors.
The Financial Institution Group (FIG) is one of IFC’s key departments responsible for a significant portion of IFC’s business volume, profitability and development reach. FIG engages in a wide range of sub-sectors including Microfinance, SME, Gender, Climate, Insurance, Capital Markets, Housing, Distressed Assets, and other areas, with both investment and advisory services delivered globally to IFC’s clients through IFC’s global network.
FIG’s East Asia and the Pacific (EAP) team is based across the region, including main offices in Singapore, China (Beijing), Indonesia (Jakarta), Vietnam (Hanoi and HCMC), the Philippines (Manila), and Thailand (Bangkok), as well as other smaller offices across the region. The team members work on both new business development (including transaction processing) and portfolio supervision/client relationship management across the region. Both new business and portfolio supervision activity of the FIG team entails engagement with all types of Financial Instituions counterparts (e.g. commercial banks, microfinance, NBFIs, etc.) across multiple products ranging from senior debt to straight equity investments.
FIG’s EAP Division is looking to recruit an Investment Analyst to join the team based in Hanoi, Vietnam.
Roles and Responsibilities
The roles and responsibilities of the role include but are not limited to:
• Assist in preparing analytical sections of country and sector strategies and client pitchbook.
• Prepare sector mapping to target potential clients and business opportunities.
• Prepare industry/ market research as input to Country Private Sector Diagnostics.
• Research prospective client companies or governments for alignment with IFC strategic, financial and integrity criteria.
• Identify data collection needs to support the assessment of financial, operational, development impact, and market information as well as relevant E&S matters. Coordinate with clients to obtain necessary information.
• Analyze financial statements/projections, build financial models and run sensitivities with accountability for its factual accuracy.
• Draft memos and documents for internal processing of new investments in English, and in a clear and concise manner.
• Perform analytical work (due diligence, financial modelling, prepare pricing comparability data) as input to designing and considering structuring options.
• Coordinate with internal stakeholders to answer questions on documents and analysis.
• Prepare investment or advisory committee materials, with supervision.
• Perform credit and integrity risk rating assessments, covenant compliance reviews, valuations, and monitor changes to risk flags to determine performance assigned portfolio, with supervision.
• Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent degree with emphasis in finance or a related field.
• 3 years of work experience in a financial institution, particularly in investment projects.
• Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing in English and Vietnamese.
• Ability to conduct market/industry research and analysis.
• Ability to analyze and synthesize debt pricing benchmarks and equity trading comparable.
• Demonstrated skill in financial statement analysis, accounting, finance, financial modeling, DCF and comparable company analysis to support informed decision making.
• Demonstrated skill in the usage of MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point) and Outlook.
• Ability to demonstrate attention to detail, thoughtful scenarios analysis and diligence in the quality of own work.
• Ability to gather and assess relevant data to facilitate the assessment of credit and non-financial risks associated to projects.
• Knowledge and understanding of the financial markets and institutions.
• Basic understanding of how specific investments in different industries and sectors impact economic, market and social development, and how to use mapping methodology to assess market conditions.
• Ability to form relationships with counterparts, clients and stakeholders (internal and external) to exchange information needed.
• Highly motivated, committed to highest ethical standard, ability to work successfully in multicultural teams and across boundaries.
World Bank Group Core Competencies
The World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.
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