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Director of Investments

Company: Adecco (Spain)
Location: Vernon Hills
Posted on: February 15, 2021

Job Description:

We are seeking a Venture Capital Investment Analyst to join our team. This role is an invaluable opportunity to become immersed in the digital health ecosystem and various aspects of early-stage venture capital investing. The Analyst will gain exposure to key areas of investing including deal evaluation, deal execution, market analysis, partner meetings, strategic limited partner interaction, and portfolio company support. We are looking for candidates that have a strong appetite for venture capital, a deep interest in the U.S. healthcare system, and a passion for technology. Responsibilities Will Include:

  • Managing 7wire deal flow and deal pipeline
  • Evaluating the market for potential deal opportunities
  • Screening and evaluating potential 7wire investments by reviewing company pitch decks, conducting management calls, and preparing initial question lists and data requests
  • Conducting due diligence and financial modeling for companies under review for potential investment
  • Providing market research and competitive analyses
  • Preparing internal investment memorandums and valuation analyses
  • Presenting to the 7wire Investment Committee and when applicable, the Strategic Limited Partners
  • Assisting in deal execution on select investments
  • Tracking healthcare market growth and technological development in healthcare
  • Researching key areas of 7wire thought leadership and assisting on development of content
  • Working with 7wire portfolio companies to support operations, growth, or other initiatives
  • Assisting with fund operations as needed including weekly reporting, quarterly investor presentations, and monthly collection of portfolio company data
  • Supporting marketing initiatives to grow the 7wire brand Required Skills and Experience
    • Minimum of 1-3 years of experience in consulting, investment banking, venture capital, private equity, technology, or other relevant roles bringing a strong analytical background
    • Minimum of 1-3 years of healthcare experience preferred
    • Pre-MBA preferred
    • Strong knowledge of Excel including advanced functions
    • Ability to produce well-designed PowerPoint presentations
    • Outstanding analytical skills
    • Strong oral and written communication skills with ability to tailor a message for a specific audience
    • Exceptional attention to detail
    • Committed work ethic and able to envision, prioritize and complete parallel projects without requiring hands-on guidance in a fast-paced, fluid environment
    • Enthusiasm and palpable hunger for early-stage investing and the startup ecosystem
    • Excellent multitasking skills and a willingness to own projects
    • Strong critical thinking and discussion skills
    • Entrepreneurial and scrappy approach for getting things done
    • Strong time and project management skills About 7wireVentures 7wireVentures is a preeminent venture capital firm that invests in early-stage digital health companies supporting an--Informed Connected Health Consumer--- the epicenter of a consumer-first, tech-enabled convergence of the health and wellness markets. Fund successes, such as founding Livongo, which recently merged with Teladoc to become the largest digital health transaction in history, are due in large part because the team are both seasoned operators and investors with extensive industry experience. As a highly selective investor, the firm works side-by-side with founders to build companies that change the status quo and empower consumers to be better stewards of their health. As company builders, the 7wire team has assumed highly-involved roles, in some cases, even pursuing a Hatch strategy to start promising new ventures. . Director of Investments - Loyola University Chicago - Investment Office Loyola University seeks an experienced professional for the position of Director of Investments in its Investment Office. The position will be fully remote to start, but will be located at the Water Tower Campus in downtown Chicago when office re-open. About the University Founded in 1870, Loyola University of Chicago is a private university and is one of the nation's largest Jesuit, Catholic Universities and the only one located in Chicago. Loyola prides itself on being a diverse community that seeks God in all things and works to expand knowledge in the service o fhumanity through learning, justice, and faith. We are guided by a simple promise: to prepare people to lead extraordinary lives.--Loyola University Chicago comprises four campuses: Lake Shore (LSC), Water Tower (WTC), Health Sciences (HSC), and the John Felice Rome Center in Italy, and is home to 13 schools, colleges, and institutes. Loyola also features course locations in Beijing, China; Saigon-Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam;Vernon Hills, Illinois; and a Retreat and Ecology Campus in Woodstock, Illinois.--Recognizing Loyola's excellence in education, U.S. News and World Report has ranked Loyola consistently among the top "national universities" in its annual publications. Loyola is among a select group of universities recognized for community service and engagement by prestigious national organizations like the Carnegie Foundation and the Corporation for National and Community Service. About the Investment Office The Investment Office is responsible for the management of the University's invested assets and is charged with implementation of the University's investment policy as established by its Board of Trustees. Within guidelines laid out by the Board and its Investment Policy Committee, the Investment Office oversees the identification of investment strategies and selection of external investment managers with the aim of meeting the University's goals for preservation of capital, growth of endowment assets, and maintenance of liquidity for ongoing operations.The Investment Office manages approximately $1.3 billion across three primary pools of capital:
      • The Long Term Investment Pool, which consists of donor-funded and Board-designated assets that make up the University's endowment portfolio and also includes long-term University reserves.
      • The Short Term Investment Pool consists of operating assets managed to ensure the University's daily operational and working capital requirements are met throughout the academic year and utilizes highly liquid short-term investment vehicles to generate incremental returns above cash rates while protecting University capital.
      • The Loyola University Employees' Retirement Plan Trust, a closed and frozen multiple-employer defined benefit plan supporting monthly distributions to approximately 1,500 beneficiaries. The Investment Office also oversees charitable assets contributed to the University that are governed by various life income agreements.--Spending from Loyola's endowment is used to fund scholarships, fellowships, faculty salaries, and various programs and activities to promote and advance the University's mission. The endowment supports the operational stability of the University and provides approximately 4% of the University operating budget. About the Position The Investment Office is a small but growing team supported by a well-regarded investment consultant,and is in the process of transitioning to an internally-managed investment model. This is a unique opportunity to join a growing investment office with an entrepreneurial culture and contribute significantly to the development of investment strategy for a highly mission-oriented educational institution.--The Director of Investments reports to the Chief Investment Officer and provides senior-level support for the oversight of a diversified portfolio across public and private markets. The Director of Investments will work closely with the CIO in all phases of the investment process. Primary responsibilities will be to monitor existing investment managers and to conduct due diligence on new investment managers, but the Director will also actively contribute to discussions regarding asset allocation, liquidity, risk, and performance, and will assist with other investment projects. This is a generalist position which will conduct research and perform analysis across asset classes (including traditional public equity & fixed income, hedged strategies, private equity, real assets, and venture capital). Over time, the Director may develop specializations and assume primary responsibility for specific asset categories as other team members are added.-- Main responsibilities include:
        • monitoring and analyzing existing portfolio, including meetings with current managers, and performing analyses of returns, holdings and sectors through on-site visits and research
        • leading the manager research process and conducting due diligence on prospective investment partnerships by evaluating the strategy, analyzing the performance and preparing recommendations for the Investment Policy Committee
        • proactively identifying and maintaining a pipeline of prospective investments, public and private
        • assisting in the preparation of strategic analyses of asset classes, reviews of capital allocations to each asset class, and oversight of portfolio exposure management
        • researching broad investment and industry trends, and supporting the Chief Investment Officer in various projects as required
        • supporting the office with modeling and analysis of benchmarks, portfolio performance, risk and liquidity
        • preparing and maintaining investment due diligence, research, and subscription documentation and assisting in coordinating transaction activity Position Qualifications Ideal candidates will have many of the following attributes:
          • demonstrable success in prior work experience in an allocator role at an endowment, foundation, family office, consulting firm or equivalent asset owner
          • experience working across multiple asset classes and familiarity with hedge fund and other alternative strategies
          • strong intellectual curiosity, flexibility, and data-driven approach to analysis
          • experience in conducting deep primary research and organizing findings
          • enthusiasm for working in a small entrepreneurial team within a larger non-profit organization
          • appreciation for Loyola's Jesuit, Catholic mission and interest in integrating mission-related themes into the investment portfolio.
          • excellent oral, written, and presentation skills
          • strong quantitative and performance measurement skills
          • a well-developed professional network of investment managers and other like-minded asset owners
          • ability to travel domestically and internationally as required
          • Unquestionable ethics and integrity
          • Bachelor's Degree, MBA preferred
          • CFA-- charterholder, or progress towards earning the designation highly preferred
          • A minimum of 7 years of related work experience Vice President, 50 South Capital - Private Equity, Buyout Funds & Co-investments JOB DESCRIPTION: 50 South Capital is the rapidly-growing alternative investment arm of Northern Trust, with over $10.0 billion in assets. The private equity group makes primary fund investments, direct co-investments, and secondary investments in the buyout, venture capital and private credit sectors. Geographically, the group has a broad coverage, investing in the US, Europe, and Asia. 50 South Capital is seeking to add a professional in their Chicago headquarters to be part of a 17 person investment team primarily to source, review, analyze, and close investments in US and European buyout funds. In addition, this individual would be responsible for sourcing, vetting and closing direct co-investment opportunities, and to a lesser extent, secondary transactions. In addition, this individual would be responsible for assisting in fundraising efforts, portfolio monitoring, and other special projects. Northern Trust is one of the world's largest asset management firms, with over $1.1 trillion in assets under management. The firm has 65 offices across the U.S. and 20 international locations. To-date, 50 South Capital has raised the majority of its funds from its existing client base, but also raises capital from investors outside of the organization. The team has extensive experience investing in the private equity industry and has been led by its founding partners since 2000. KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
            • Excellent oral and written communication skills
            • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with fund managers
            • Self-starter with the ability to initiate and oversee projects to completion
            • Strong analytical abilities complemented by an ability to read people and a high level of curiosity
            • Ability to work in a collegial, team-oriented environment
            • Ability to present in one-on-one settings and to larger groups
            • Ability to represent the group before investors, other LPs, fund managers, placement agents, and lawyers
            • Must be resourceful in identifying private equity managers and gathering proprietary information about them
            • General knowledge about the buyout industry, deal structures, and various players in the buyout market ecosystem
            • Knowledge of the direct deal process and the steps involved in making direct co-investments
            • Knowledge of and experience in using various valuation techniques.-- MAJOR DUTIES:
              • Identifying buyout fund managers in the U.S., Europe and Asia, meeting with them and building relationships in order to position 50 South Capital for investment; this potentially involves travel primarily within the US, and to European countries including the UK, Germany, France, Sweden, the Netherlands; and to Asian cities including Shanghai, Beijing, and Hong Kong
              • Analyzing potential fund investment opportunities, evaluating track records, strategies, and teams, and making a recommendation on whether to invest
              • Conducting general research in the private equity markets, identifying trends, and developing investment theses
              • Sourcing, evaluating and closing co-investment opportunities with fund managers
              • Meeting with fund managers and communicating thoughts to the private equity team
              • Compiling information on the existing fund portfolio and developing insights into fund performance
              • Attending annual investor meetings for underlying funds
              • Assisting with special projects as needed, such as writing industry white papers and compiling ad hoc reports-- EXPERIENCE 3-7 years of work experience, preferably in private equity, finance, lending, investment banking, or consulting; direct private equity experience a plus Zebra Ventures is responsible for accelerating sustainable bottom line growth for Zebra through investments in new technologies, new businesses and new talent. The high-impact team makes investments in high tech start-ups that are relevant to our various businesses. The Senior Analyst will be involved in all aspects of corporate venture capital investing including deal sourcing, evaluation, execution, and management. Additionally, responsibilities include landscape research, theme development, company prospecting, term sheet drafting, financial modeling, due diligence, negotiation, and preparation of investment committee materials. SSM Partners - Associate
                SSM Is Hiring An Associate and Looking For Resumes SSM is hiring an Associate to join our investment team and we would appreciate any referrals from friends of the firm. At a high level, we're looking for candidates with 1-4 years of relevant experience (i.e., investment banking, accounting, finance, management consulting). SSM Partners ("SSM") is seeking to add a junior member to its investment team as an Associate. The position will be based in Memphis and is a two- to three-year commitment with a targeted start date in January 2021. SSM invests in rapidly-growing software, services, and healthcare companies across North America. The growth equity firm has partnered with talented entrepreneurs for more than 20 years and, starting with a relationship built on trust, offers its entrepreneur-partners a thorough understanding of the growth company lifecycle and a collaborative approach to building great businesses. SSM makes minority and majority equity investments of $8 to $30 million per opportunity and is investing out of a $150 million fund. SSM is a tight-knit, scrappy team. The Associate will be given autonomy across all aspects of the firm's activities and investment process - sourcing, diligence, execution, portfolio management, and investor relations - working closely with CEOs, management teams, industry leaders, and senior investment professionals at SSM. The ideal candidate will be highly motivated, entrepreneurially-minded, and have an interest in software/healthcare with the following qualifications:
                • One to four years relevant experience (i.e. investment banking, Big 4 or super-regional accounting, management consulting, etc.)
                • Bachelor's degree with excellent academic achievement
                • Strong analytical skills and proficiency in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
                • Demonstrated extracurricular attainment (athletics, military, arts, nonprofits, etc.)
                • Ability to prioritize responsibilities as part of a lean team managing multiple workstreams in a relatively unstructured environment. -- Illinois Venture Capital AssociationIVCA Office location: 2 N. LaSalle St., Suite 1700, Chicago, IL 60602
                  Please mail all correspondence to: Illinois Venture Capital Association, 27 North Wacker Drive, #405, Chicago IL 60606 Private Investors in private companies build our Illinois economy! Illinois ranks #5 on the 2019 list
                  of states receiving the most private equity investment! http:// @ AmericaInvests Way to stay on task! Led by @ OCAVentures , Livly Inc. Raises $8 Million in Fundraising to transform Property Management and Resident Communications. Also participating: Founder Equity, & Geolo Capital. In 2015, two # UChicago alumni set out to build a website that could educate voters about candidates and issues.

                  Five years later, their project @ BallotReady has reached more than 9 million voters, and covered 95,000 candidates: http:// http:// Congrats to @ OCAVentures on a great exit! OCA PortCo Solovis will pair with Nasdaq's eVestment to deliver investment data, portfolio analytics and monitoring across public and private markets. http:// There are no more Tweets in this timeline.

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