Portfolio Manager

  • Cytonn Investments
  • Nairobi, Kenya
  • Jan 04, 2018 - Jan 11, 2018
Full time Research

Job Description

RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Maintain an in-depth understanding of market conditions, trends and overall economic outlook in the Sub-Saharan Africa space,
  • Active oversight of the portfolio management of the Cytonn Financial Services Fund, including periodic updates to the relevant on investment and market performance and securities trading,
  • Keep up with relevant investment and trade news by reading timely, expert finance or investment publications,
  • Maintaining client relationships: regular contact with investor clients regarding market conditions, updated investment research and economic trends,
  • Periodic evaluation of the performance of predetermined investment packages, as well as meeting standards provided by regulatory organizations,
  • Ensuring compliance with investor disclosures, privacy laws, anti-money laundering requirements and anti-fraud measures,
  • Participating in the evaluation, formulation and implementation of investment strategies,
  • Preparing written reports and verbal presentations,
  • Contributing in investment meetings and review sessions,
  • Performing other duties as assigned.
REQUIREMENTS
  • Must have achieved at least a B+ or equivalent in high school,
  • A graduate degree, with a minimum 2nd Class, Upper Division in Accounting, Finance or a business related course,
  • At least 5 years’ experience in the financial services or investment field, with a focus on providing portfolio recommendations to clients or in-depth financial or market analysis,
  • Applicant required to have relevant industry designations or certifications (e.g. CFA), with a strong financial background,
  • High degree of efficiency in data interpretation and a penchant for research and analysis,
  • Applicant must demonstrate an in-depth understanding of financial markets, economics and portfolio theory more so in the Sub Saharan Africa region,
  • Must be client-focused, with a desire and ability to communicate frequently with investor clients regarding their accounts and investment performances
  • Strong communication skills (both written and oral),
  • Good analytical and quantitative reasoning,
  • Strong organizational and time management skills -ability to adhere to deadlines, multi-task and be able to prioritize,
  • Entrepreneurial spirit with demonstrated creativity & innovation in business,
  • Knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office, with exceptional skills in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint,
  • A team player with strong interpersonal skills, and
  • Ability to learn quickly and manage workload, work effectively under pressure in a demanding environment.