Impact Investment Exchange (IIX) is pleased to announce that we are welcoming applications for the Analysts and Associates program for IIX and Impact Growth Fund for Spring of 2018 (January to April).
IIX’s apprenticeship program is an opportunity for students and recent graduates to experience impact investing and innovative financial solutions for development in the field. From its head office in Singapore to its collaborations with partners in Asia, IIX and IGF offer an unmatched opportunity to participate in and contribute to positive social and environmental change throughout the region.
IIX’s apprenticeship program focuses on developing and stimulating products and platforms that will create a more transparent and engaged marketplace for impact investments to take place across the region. The summer program focuses on strengthening the knowledge and investment capacity of IEs across the region, through Impact Assessment, Research and Advocacy work. IGF’s summer program focuses on pipeline building and exploring investment opportunities in Bangladesh, Indonesia and the Philippines.
The apprenticeship program is an intensive program where all apprentices will be participating as a core member of each team.
Interested candidates can submit their application and resume at email@example.com. In the email, please submit your most updated CV, motivation letter, a relevant writing sample and the different areas of IIX and IGF’s work you would be most interested in (please see below for more details). Please note all accepted Associates/Analysts will be working across teams as needed. Final decision on which team to assign will be made by IIX. We would require all apprentices to commit a minimum of 12 weeks for the apprenticeship program for full time and minimum of 16 weeks for part time apprenticeship to maximize your learning from the program. We take in apprentices throughout the year depending on the projects and needs of each team.
All applications will be reviewed on a first come first serve basis and you are highly encouraged to submit your applications as early as possible.
All IIX and IGF Summer Programs are unpaid and are based in the Singapore headquarters.
Impact Investment Exchange Asia (IIX):
IIX is a Singapore-based organization with a mission to provide Impact Enterprises (IEs) greater access to capital, allowing them to more rapidly expand the impact of their activities. IIX bridges the gap between finance and development, carving out third space for global social and environmental solutions by unlocking investment capital. As a pioneer of impact investing, we build pathways to connect the Wall Streets of the world with the backstreets of underserved communities. Our platforms and innovative financial products enable impact enterprises to accelerate their business and positive impact, while pushing the impact investing space from the margins to the mainstream.
IIX Growth Fund (IGF)
The IIX Growth Fund (IGF) is a US$50M, for-profit, growth capital fund that invests in lmpact Enterprises bringing inclusive growth to South and Southeast Asia, particularly in Bangladesh, Indonesia and Myanmar. Investing across multiple sectors and countries in the region, the Fund delivers market level financial returns together with high positive social impact. IGF focuses on education, agriculture, energy, water, sanitation and the healthcare sectors.
For more information about IIX, please visit www.iixglobal.com.
Areas of Work:
Corporate Finance Team: The successful candidate will assist the Impact Partners team to conduct Impact enterprise and investor outreach. This will include direct engagement with investors, high-net worth individuals and banks, so fluency in finance is needed. This individual will also work with and assess Impact enterprises to prepare them for Impact Partners listing (examining financial reports, business plans, understanding capital needs), guiding them to be investor-ready and managing their capital raising process. This work will include financial modelling and analysis, process management and building trusted relationships.
Business Development and Advisory Team: The business development team initiates and cultivates important relationships and initiatives that will result in strategic partnerships. The business development team supports the development of new products, services and projects that IIX is researching and/or test-launching. Outreach to build a local and regional network of ecosystem partners who will contribute and support the long-term sustainability of IEs will also be a critical role. Demonstrated project and process management skills are required in this role. The business development team focuses on marketing and developing IIX products and services that fulfill a need in the IE and impact investment community in Asia.
Also conduct research and analysis of the Impact enterprise sector in Asia. This includes countrywide, sector-specific or ecosystem-targeted research as well as broader policy perspectives. These research efforts culminate in published reports that are widely disseminated across the region. The business development team straddles the work of IIX and IIX Foundation.
Impact Assessment Team: Work closely to measure and communicate the social and environmental impact that IEs are having. Impact assessment team provides detailed projection and data collection tools as well as recommendations, to help magnify the social and environmental performance of an IE as well as enhance transparency and accountability to stakeholders and funders.
Advocacy Team: Work with the IIX team to continue building strategic messaging and initiatives that promote the impact investing and IE space in Asia. Work closely across all functions of IIX and IIX Foundation to continue building a cohesive and compelling story of how social capital markets will influence sustainable development in Asia.
Please note: Previous marketing, development or research work highly preferred. Only candidates who are excellent writers, critical thinkers and energetic team players will be successful at IIX.
Capital Markets Team: The Capital Markets team will support the structuring of pooled credit vehicles such as the Women’s Livelihood Bond, while also contributing to IIX’s other areas of work. The team performs credit analysis on IEs and MFIs shortlisted as potential borrowers under the WLB program and provides financial analysis and full credit reports on selected IEs and MFIs. The team member will also assist in raising and structuring credit facilities and/or investment capital for IEs and MFIs through participation in the transaction process.
Investment team: IGF’s summer program focuses on pipeline building and exploring investment opportunities in the selected countries and sectors. The apprentice will support IGF’s activities in target markets, assist to conduct investment research and due diligence activities as well as support the team’s fund raising efforts for IGF. The investment apprentice may also assist the team on the active management of portfolio companies – including on-going monitoring of portfolio companies, preparing monthly operational and financial performance reports and/or information memos for quarterly board meetings.
Please note: due to the nature of IGF’s work, IGF will show a strong preference to candidates who have a strong background in the private equity/investment sectors. Working history in development as well as demonstrable interest in Asia is also a plus.
For apprenticeship opportunities, send a motivation letter, CV and a relevant writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about IIX, please visit www.iixglobal.com.