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Are you looking for Finance Jobs in Uganda 2024? If yes, then you might be interested in Senior Investment Analyst job at Outbox Uganda Limited

Kampala, Uganda

Full-time

Deadline: 

March 6, 2024 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

As an Innovation hub based in Kampala, Uganda - We help new and upcoming African entrepreneurs interested in using technology to build high growth companies with co-working space, business incubation and technical training programs.

Through our partnerships, we help them raise money for their ventures and access markets. We also work with students, developers, researchers and organizations to build inclusive communities that entrepreneurs can tap into for talent and collaboration.

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Job Title

Senior Investment Analyst job at Outbox Uganda Limited

Job Description

As a Senior Investment Analyst (SIA) at Outbox Uganda Limited, you will evaluate possible and probable opportunities for paths to scale and impact for Small and Growing Businesses (SGBs) that have entered/are entering our Accelerator program.

The IA is expected to identify promising investment opportunities within specific domains, facilitate the pooling of knowledge and partners, and facilitate co-development of scalable business models that maximize the impact of the Hi-Innovator seed-funding intervention.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Market Research: Conducting thorough research on financial markets, including equities, fixed income, commodities, and currencies, to identify potential investment opportunities and trends.

  • Company Analysis: Analyzing financial statements, company performance, management teams, competitive positioning, and industry dynamics to evaluate the investment potential of individual companies.

  • Risk Assessment: Assessing the risks associated with potential investments, including market risk, credit risk, liquidity risk, and operational risk, and developing strategies to mitigate these risks.

  • Financial Modeling: Building and maintaining complex financial models to forecast future performance, assess valuation metrics, and evaluate the impact of different scenarios on investment outcomes.

  • Due Diligence: Conducting thorough due diligence on investment opportunities, including reviewing legal documents, conducting background checks, and assessing regulatory compliance.

  • Investment Recommendations: Generating investment recommendations based on comprehensive analysis and presenting findings to senior management or investment committees.

  • Portfolio Management: Monitoring and managing investment portfolios to ensure alignment with investment objectives, risk tolerance, and regulatory requirements.

  • Client Communication: Communicating investment recommendations and performance updates to clients, including individual investors, institutional clients, and internal stakeholders.

  • Thought Leadership: Staying informed about market trends, economic developments, and industry news to provide valuable insights and thought leadership to clients and colleagues.

  • Compliance and Ethics: Adhering to regulatory requirements and ethical standards in conducting investment research and making investment recommendations.

  • Continuous Learning: Keeping abreast of developments in financial markets, investment strategies, and analytical tools to continuously improve skills and knowledge.

  • Team Collaboration: Collaborating with colleagues across different departments, such as portfolio management, trading, and compliance, to achieve investment objectives and deliver superior client service.

  • Mentorship and Leadership: Providing guidance and mentorship to junior analysts, sharing expertise and best practices, and contributing to the professional development of team members.

  • Performance Evaluation: Monitoring the performance of investment recommendations and portfolios, identifying areas for improvement, and implementing corrective actions as needed.

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Qualifications and Competencies

Educational Background:

  • A bachelor's degree in finance, economics, accounting, business administration, or a related field is typically required. Many senior positions may prefer candidates with advanced degrees such as a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation, or other relevant certifications.


Professional Experience:

  • Several years of experience in investment analysis, financial research, portfolio management, or related roles are usually required to qualify for a senior position. The exact number of years varies depending on the organization and the complexity of the role.


Industry Knowledge:

  • Deep understanding of financial markets, investment products (equities, fixed income, derivatives, etc.), economic principles, and industry trends is essential. Experience in specific sectors or asset classes may be preferred depending on the organization's focus.


Technical Skills:

  • Proficiency in financial analysis, valuation techniques, quantitative methods, and financial modeling is crucial. Experience with statistical analysis software, spreadsheet applications, and financial databases is often required.


Regulatory Knowledge:

  • Familiarity with relevant financial regulations and compliance standards (e.g., SEC regulations, GDPR, etc.) is important for ensuring that investment activities adhere to legal and ethical guidelines.


Communication Skills:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills are essential for effectively presenting investment recommendations, interacting with clients, and collaborating with colleagues.


Teamwork and Collaboration:

  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment, share insights, and contribute to group discussions is important for achieving investment objectives and delivering value to clients.


Qualities:

Analytical Thinking:

  • Ability to analyze complex financial data, interpret market trends, and identify investment opportunities with a critical and analytical mindset.


Attention to Detail:

  • Strong attention to detail is necessary for accurately assessing financial statements, evaluating risk factors, and making informed investment decisions.


Problem-Solving Skills:

  • Capacity to identify investment challenges, develop creative solutions, and adapt strategies to changing market conditions.


Decision-Making Abilities:

  • Sound judgment and decision-making skills are essential for evaluating investment options, managing risks, and allocating resources effectively.


Ethical Integrity:

  • Upholding high ethical standards, maintaining integrity, and adhering to regulatory requirements are fundamental for maintaining trust with clients and stakeholders.


Resilience:

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and sometimes stressful environment, remaining focused and adaptable amidst market volatility and uncertainty.


Continuous Learning:

  • Openness to learning and staying updated on industry developments, new technologies, and emerging trends to enhance professional expertise and stay competitive.


Client Focus:

  • Understanding client needs, building strong relationships, and delivering value-added investment insights and solutions to meet client objectives.


Leadership Potential:

  • Demonstrating leadership qualities, mentorship abilities, and a willingness to take on additional responsibilities as needed, indicating readiness for higher-level roles within the organization.

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How to Apply

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