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Head of Investment Management

Location: 

Cork, IE

At Alter Domus we are committed to inclusion and feel strongly that inclusive teams drive brilliant performance.  We are an equal opportunity employer and recognise all facets of diversity and strive to create a psychologically safe work place where all of our people can perform to their best’

 

Head of Investment Management 

 

We are searching for a professional to develop and lead the investment management function of our newly established Irish AIFM (“ADMCI”).

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

Reporting jointly to the Country Executive for Ireland and the Managing Director of the Alter Domus Management Company, as Head of ADMCI, you will be a key stakeholder for the Alter Domus AIFM offering. Your responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, on-going development of investment management operations in regards to the AIFM. You will also be required to take a lead role in significant client relationships and to actively participate in business development opportunities with prospective clients.

As Head of Investment Management you will:

  • Act as Chief Investment Officer (PFC-30) and Designated Person with responsibility for Investment Management (PCF-39D) of ADMCI, managing the portfolio activities of the AIFM (PE / RE / infrastructure / other type of investment strategies) in collaboration with the investment advisors;
  • With a growing team of Irish AIFM operations from its base in Cork;
  • Ensure implementation of an effective oversight and control environment in accordance with local legal and regulatory requirements and to ensure effective communication with the Central Bank of Ireland as required from time to time;
  • Oversee the development of an Investment Management Team as well as the investment managers portfolio management activities in case of delegation
  • Perform due diligence on the investment managers/advisors
  • Review potential investments (compliance with the AIF’s risk profile) and business plan
  • Head the investment committees of the AIFM
  • Ensure ongoing monitoring of investments’ compliance with applicable regulations and AIF’s documentation
  • Report to the board of directors of the AIFM relating to Portfolio Management matters
  • Foster a corporate culture that promotes ethical practices, customer focus and service and integrity;
  • Maintain a positive work environment to attract, retain and motivate employees at all levels by promoting communication between colleagues for the benefit of information flow and problem resolution;
  • Ensure effective talent resourcing, performance, development, motivation and retention with the support of Human Resources department
  • Collaborate with local and group stakeholders on medium to longer term plans for corporate growth and evolution;
  • Oversee and engage in new business opportunities in collaboration with local and group leadership to ensure successful RFPs;
  • Participate in expansion activities such as the integration of newly acquired business and personnel;
  • Oversee customer support processes and organize them to enhance customer satisfaction.

In this position at Alter Domus:

  • You will drive a culture of compliance and risk control to mitigate financial, operational and reputational risks.
  • You will maintain a relentless focus on cost and budget discipline, driving a culture of accountability.
  • As a senior leader, you will promote and build the Alter Domus brand and culture both internally and externally, acting as a role model to our people, clients and customers.
  • You will be accountable for ensuring that the highest social and environmental responsibility and standard are maintained in all internal and external interactions.

 

EXPERIENCE

  • Strong academic background and ideally post graduate degree in Corporate Finance, Economics or similar fields from university or business school;
  • Strong knowledge of the AIFMD rules and guidelines;
  • At least 8 years of relevant experience in Portfolio Management within an asset manager or AIFM
  • In depth knowledge of AIFMD, private equity and real estate transactions (other investment strategy would also be well regarded)
  • Demonstrate strong leadership and influencing capabilities in a global and complex matrix organisation.
  • Evidence of proven leadership skills - building, leading and developing high performing teams to deliver outstanding results.
  • Familiarity with MS Office and various business software (e.g. ERP, CRM).

 

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • You will have an intellectual curiosity and a global mind-set, allowing you to partner effectively with agility and flexibility.
  • You will possess strong interpersonal skills – influencing and building trust quickly, navigating complexity with confidence and negotiating with tenacity and focus.
  • Demonstrate a disciplined approach to strategic business planning and development.  You will drive, monitor and maintain a culture of compliance and risk control.
  • You will be comfortable operating at all levels with confidence and political sensitivity.
  • You will be adept at leading through change, maintaining a relentless focus on the development and motivation of all employees as a coach and mentor.
  • You will demonstrate a strong commitment to high integrity and ethics

 

KEY RELATIONSHIPS

  • Regional Executive
  • Business Development, Sales Team and Relationship Management Team.
  • Clients & Prospective clients (C-Level down to business heads)
  • Regional Leaders, Directors and Senior Managers
  • Local / Regional Service Delivery leaders. 
  • Finance, Legal & Compliance, Risk Management, IT and Human Resources