Investment Officer - Private Equity at FMO

16 March, 2018






FMO - your preferred partner to invest in local prosperity


By reaching out to underserved markets, FMO invests in some of the world's most challenging business environments. The countries that we work in often have a fragile private sector, little job security and high poverty rates. Through FMO's focus on investing in countries' financial, energy and agri sectors, FMO believes it can have maximum impact to empower the entrepreneurs in developing and emerging countries. FMO has aligned its strategy with the SDGs, thereby positioning FMO to deliver for the future. This strategy aims to raise FMO's impact, deepen its relationships with clients and stakeholders, and enhance its ability to deliver quality at speed. In this way, FMO will be the preferred partner to invest in local prosperity.

Private Equity is an important part of FMO's business providing growth capital for mid-sized companies in most emerging markets. FMO invests in private equity funds and makes direct investments, often in the form of co-investments with our investee funds. With its private equity business FMO is set to realize attractive, market driven returns.

The Private Equity department is looking for an Investment Officer for the Funds & Corporates ASIA/ECA (Eastern Europe, Central Asia) team. This team consists of ten investment professionals, and is responsible for 1) investing in private equity funds as well as co- and direct investments  2) managing the portfolio investments and 3) realizing exits at attractive returns. The team is supported by dedicated ESG specialists.


The Investment Officer key accountabilities:


  • Portfolio Management (Reviews/Fair Values): Has overall responsibility on quality and timelines of all internal documents related to the designated portfolio (e.g reviews, FV’s, change and waiver requests, disbursements and  IRC memos). Independently attends AC meetings and actively participates representing FMO’s interests.
  • Execution of investments: contributes to business development/origination activities, drafts account plans and/or country strategy. Structures and executes transactions, in collaboration with ESOs/ESAs and other specialists as needed, under the direction of the Manager or Senior Investment Officer.
  • Builds strong relationships with investees by understanding their business, the environment they operate in and the risks and challenges they face.
  • Independently processes exits of co-investments and negotiates with tail-end funds.
  • Takes the lead in negotiation/contracting process of both fund and co-investments together with the legal team. Participates with (S)IO in negotiation/contracting process of both fund and co-investments together with the legal team.
  • Coaches Investment Analysts and Associates as required. Provides context on work delegated to/performed by Analysts. Ensures clarity on role/task division. Provides input and feedback to Investment Analysts and Associates on credit reviews, change requests, disbursement memos and on their part of the investment proposals (CIP/FP).
  • Provides input to the team business plan and acts in alignment with the priorities as determined in the (final) business plan. Participates in organisation-wide projects.






  • Master's degree- finance, economics, engineering or business administration.
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience (supporting investments, analyzing financial models, market mapping)




  • Excellent analytical/ financial modelling, research and problem-solving skills at transaction, investee and portfolio management level.
  • Ability to effectively strike the balance between facilitating transactions at acceptable risk/return levels and upholding E&S/human rights standards.
  • Ability to proactively build productive lasting working relationships with investees and strategic partners.
  • Ability to source (co-) investments, to build a trustworthy relationship with investees and persuade and influence at transaction level.
  • Leads by example, displaying strong team skills, contributing to team success and to a constructive, positive and collaborative work environment.
  • Displays strong risk awareness, while thinking creatively with an entrepreneurial focus.
  • Forms a well underpinned view on investments and portfolio management topics, and constructively challenges proposals in a team setting.
  • Excellent English communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to proactively communicate on relevant portfolio achievements/ developments within the department and across FMO.


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