Head of Investor Relations

Abu Dhabi

MD22

Permanent

27/07/2024

We have an exciting opportunity with a UAE-based Global Asset Manager, who is currently expanding and seeking a skilled Head of Investor Relations to join their team. This is a unique opportunity to build and lead a comprehensive IR function, playing a vital role in securing capital and driving the firm's continued success.

Responsibilities

- Establish a clear vision for investor communication, define the target investor base, and craft a compelling investment narrative for the firm
- Lead fundraising efforts; originate and cultivate relationships with new investors, while maintaining and strengthening connections with existing ones
- Organize and manage investor engagement activities; plan and execute investor events (LP events, roadshows, conferences) to showcase the investment strategy and performance
- Ensure seamless information flow by working closely with the investment and back-office teams, addressing investor inquiries effectively
- Prepare marketing materials; develop and maintain presentations, pitch decks, and due diligence questionnaires that effectively communicate value proposition
- Execute fundraising strategy; oversee the fundraising process for both equity and debt capital, ensuring adherence to timeframes and achieving set objectives
- Keep up to date of relevant market developments and investor sentiment to inform the IR strategy and communication efforts

Qualifications

- Bachelors in Finance, Accounting or Economics or any other relevant discipline; Masters is desirable
- Minimum 8 years of experience in an investor relations role or related field, ideally within an investment management firm; prior experience in financial services or a large corporate firm with a focus on investor relations will also be considered
- Proven track record of successfully developing and implementing IR strategies
- Deep understanding of Family Office investment landscape and fundraising process is a plus
- Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills with the ability to build strong relationships with diverse stakeholders
- While we ideally seek a candidate based in UAE, the client is open to considering applications from highly qualified individuals abroad

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Melissa D'Souza

melissa@markwilliams.ae

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