Investment Analyst

  • Job Title: Investment Analyst
  • Location: London/Leeds, 2 days a week in the office (hotdesk coworking space)
  • Reporting To: Investment Manager
  • Salary: £30,000 - £45,000 per annum
  • Contract: Full-time Permanent
  • Date Closes: Mon 3 Jun 2024
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Role Purpose

The Investment Analyst will be an integral part of the Investment Management team, working closely with our Investment Managers, Managing Director and other team members.

You will be responsible for assisting in various investment-related activities, including market research, portfolio analysis, and investment strategy development.

About Sporting Assets

Sporting Assets is a social enterprise, working to support communities with sport and physical activity at their heart. Sport and physical activity create significant value for individuals and communities. It brings communities together, creating stronger and safer places and provides significant physical, mental and social wellbeing benefits for individuals.

Sporting Assets is driven by the belief that the sector has untapped potential for greater positive impact. To unlock this potential, supportive infrastructure is crucial, and finance serves as a powerful catalyst for change.

Our investments enable more sustainable and impactful community sport organisations, while our advisory services equip organisations with the tools and capabilities needed for successful delivery.

We have a track record of tangible, real-world results.

Key Responsibilities

You will work primarily across our existing portfolio with responsibilities including:

  • Investment phase: Supporting across the investment process including origination, assessment, financial due diligence, report writing, presentation to Investment Committee and contracting.
  • Portfolio analysis and reporting: Leading with the quarterly reporting process; analysing the portfolio including performance evaluation and risk assessment.
  • Financial modelling: Populating and analysing financial models to evaluate investment opportunities and assess risks.
  • Administrative support: Providing administrative support to the Investment Management team, including data entry into loan management systems, document management, and meeting coordination.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

We strongly encourage applications from a variety of candidates – we believe that different experiences result in increased ideas, collaboration and success. From the responsibilities required we’d expect the following skills and experience:

  • Two to three years relevant work experience with a focus on grant or loan management, impact investment, sports-based investment, corporate finance, accountancy or management consultancy.
  • Strong analytical and research skills, with a solid understanding of investment principles and ability to present complex information in a simple and informative way, clearly identifying key issues.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (especially in Word, PowerPoint and Excel) and financial modelling.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Enthusiastic, self-starter with ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Detail oriented and organised.
  • Passion for sport and physical activity and social enterprise.

Benefits

  • Base salary of £30,000 – £35,000 per annum.
  • Discretionary bonus of up to 30% of base pay, plus statutory pension contribution.
  • Exposure to all aspects of impact investing including deal origination, due diligence, investment decision making and portfolio analysis and management.
  • Learning and continuous improvement is core to how we support staff develop. Support is provided for individual development, through external training and coaching from members of the executive team.
  • Opportunity to progress rapidly in a growing business and dynamic team.
  • Hybrid working and flexibility in location.

How to Apply

Please send your CV and Cover Letter (up to one page A4) to Careers4Change.

All candidates are required to have the right to work in the UK.

Sporting Assets is an equal opportunity employer. We work to provide a supportive and inclusive environment where all individuals can maximise their full potential. Our strong commitment to a culture of inclusion is evident through our constant focus on recruiting, developing and advancing individuals based on their skills and talents.

Application Process

Closes to applicants: Mon 3 Jun 2024

Long List to be sent to client: Thu 6 Jun 2024

Short List selected: Fri 14 Jun 2024

Interviews begin: Mon 24 Jun 2024














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