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Varenne Capital Partners is a well-established, fast growing hedge fund manager with a long and successful investment track record and assets under management exceeding $ 1 billion. It boasts a stable and experienced team of investment professionals applying a disciplined, research centered and process driven approach to investing. With institutional level operational set-up in place, Varenne Capital Partners manages capital for renowned European and American institutional investors.
Role, Duties and Responsibilities:
This is an exciting opportunity for a talented professional with sheer passion for investing to join a close-knit team and share in an ambitious development plan. Under the supervision of the investment committee, the Investment Manager will be expected to contribute to idea generation, analysis, execution and coverage of investment opportunities. While this includes deep and thoughtful investment analysis, it also entails engaging directly with target companies' senior executives and industry experts. Specific responsibilities include:
Producing high quality investment ideas
Performing 'due diligence process'-like analysis
Interacting with target companies' management, customers, suppliers, competitors
Consulting with industry experts
Developing successful investment theses
Contributing to informed and respectful debate within the team
Operating as an active member of the executive management team
Most importantly, an Investment Manager will have to be able to identify, analyze and seize compelling investment opportunities in the Long/Short equity space (developed markets). Specific characteristics include:
Exceptional academic record from world-class Business or Engineering Schools
A minimum of 3 - 5 years of professional experience in top Business Consulting or Private Equity firms
Keen interest in investment and a strong business sense
Strong analytical skills: ability to structure and process qualitative or quantitative information and draw insightful conclusions from it
Excellent quantitative and communication ability
Strong financial analysis skills
High degree of efficiency and effectiveness, strong time management capability
Good general computer skills, Bloomberg knowledge a plus
Autonomy, dynamism and rigor
Willingness to travel
Fluency in English, French and possibly another language
Honesty and integrity, strong work ethic
Previous successful public equity investing experience a plus, not a pre-requirement