Impact Investment Exchange Asia Pte Ltd and its group of companies (collectively “IIX”) brings +8 years of experience in building the impact investment ecosystem with a mission to impact 400 million lives by connecting Wall Street to the backstreets of our communities.
IIX has a thematic focus on women empowerment, climate action and community resilience.
To date, IIX has mobilized US$75 million in impact investment capital for +35 Impact Enterprises (IEs) across the social capital markets value chain.
IIX has a network of +1000 impact investors with US$1 billion assets under management and +30,000 ecosystem partners from private, public and nonprofit sectors.
In recognition of its work to build inclusive markets and drive the global sustainable development agenda, IIX has won multiple awards: Oslo Business for Peace Award 2017, G20 Summit Market Builder of the Year Award 2017, Asia Game Changer Award 2016, among others.
For more information, please visit www.iixglobal.com.
IIX is pleased to announce the opening of the application process for the 2018 Associates and Analysts program for IIX for the summer. The dates of Summer Program for 2018 will be from 14 May 2018 to 3 August 2018.
An apprenticeship at IIX 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 and collaborations with partners in Asia and across the globe, IIX offers an unmatched opportunity to participate in and contribute to positive social and environmental change throughout the region.
As a successful apprentice with IIX, you get exposure to the pioneering work in Impact Investing space and cutting edge innovations in finance and development, which provides real time solutions to the problems faced on the ground.
As a successful team member, you should be:
• Mission driven: Commitment to social finance and impact investing as a path to unlock society’s potential to effect social change is essential for a happy and successful tenure at IIX.
• Results oriented: At IIX, we manage toward impact maximization and produce measurable returns. These results strengthen the ecosystem and transform existing realities by helping impact enterprises magnify their impact and scale.
• Resourceful: While IIX is a seasoned stakeholder in the impact enterprise and impact investing space in Asia, we pride ourselves on creating opportunities. Being resourceful and skilled at mobilizing human, financial and political resources to achieve IIX’s mission is a key part of the role.
Some of our clients include foundations such as the Rockefeller Foundation and Bank of America-Merrill Lynch Foundation, corporations such as Standard Chartered Bank and KKR, international non-profits such as Oxfam and World Vision, multilateral institutions such as the Asian Development Bank, UN Agencies such as UNDP, and government agencies such as USAID and Sida.
The 12-week apprenticeship program is an intensive program where all apprentices will be participating as a core member of each team.
Selected apprentices may also get field experience to support our work in South and Southeast Asia.
As a successful candidate, you should aim to develop yourself into a global development leader who has a passion for international development and wants to get involved in work that delivers solutions.
All IIX Summer Programs are based in the Singapore headquarters. We may provide a small stipend to cover food & transport (local) allowance on a case-by-case basis. An apprenticeship at IIX can open the doors for you to join the IIX team as a full time employee if you perform exceptionally well.
For more information about IIX, please visit www.iixglobal.com.
Our Core Teams and Areas of work:
Corporate Finance and Impact Assessment Team:
The successful candidate will assist the Impact Partners team to conduct Impact Enterprise (IE) and investor outreach. 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. The impact assessment work involves the measurement and communication of the social and environmental impact that IEs are having.
Impact assessment work also involves providing detailed projection and data collection tools as well as recommendations, to help magnify the social and environmental performance of an IE as well as to enhance the transparency and accountability to stakeholders and funders.
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.
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 various sustainability bond structures 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.
Knowledge Management Team:
Work with the IIX team to continue building strategic messaging and initiatives that promote the impact investing and IE space in Asia-Pacific. 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.
Support Knowledge Management team to promote the courses of IIX Impact Institute, which empowers stakeholders to participate in the Impact Investing Space.
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.
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.
Interested candidates can submit their application at firstname.lastname@example.org. Due to the lean structure of the organisation, please note all accepted Associates/Analysts will be working across teams as needed.
- Dates of Summer Program: 14 May 2018 to 3 August 2018 (12 weeks)
- Last date to submit applications will be 31 December 2017 and IIX will inform its final list of candidates for interview by 15 January 2018.
- Shortlisted candidates will be required to complete a test and interview with at least one IIX team member. All offers will be made by 12 February 2018.
- Eligibility: Students who have completed their 3rd year of Bachelor’s degree and MBA/Master’s/ Ph.D students
- All applications must include: your latest resume, a cover letter highlighting a clear motivation to work in Impact Investing space, your university/college transcripts indicating your current GPA score and a writing sample.
Due to limited openings on the summer program and an overwhelming number of applications, 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.
You may indicate your preferred team in your application. However the final decision on team assignment will be at the sole discretion of IIX.