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Our client is looking for a Senior Associate to join its private equity fund of funds team based in Dubai. This is a successful, well-funded, investment group with an institutional ethos. The team has an active pipeline of new potential investments and existing investments in high profile private equity funds, including real estate funds. It is looking to expand by bringing on board an additional investment professional with a relevant background in private equity fund manager selection.
Work within the fund of funds team, undertaking both quantitative and qualitative investigation and evaluation of the prospects of specific private equity funds
Undertake bottom-up and fundamental research of the underlying macroeconomic environment, identifying potential risks behind each opportunity
Develop new relationships with potential fund managers to source private equity and real estate fund and co-investment opportunities
Monitor fund investments and attend investor meetings
Maintain excellent relationships with managers of the firm's existing fund investments and the firm's advisory partners
Essential to have experience of working within a private equity fund of funds team, either in an investment firm or an advisory firm
Previous experience in private equity manager selection, analysing funds and fund monitoring
Experience of investing into European and / or North American private equity funds is preferred
Strong quantitative and qualitative skills
Ability to multi-task and work under pressure in a team environment
Candidates must be fluent in English (both written and spoken)