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The Young Professionals Program (YPP) at Swicorp provides an excellent platform from which to launch a career within the Private Equity, Investment Banking or Asset Management fields. The program will provide you with an in-depth understanding of these sectors and give you the opportunity to gain specific MENA region experience. You will be gaining knowledge and contributing to the output of the team from the onset. Throughout the program, you will benefit from on-the-job technical training and development opportunities.The program targets young professionals at the onset of their careers and constitutes a one year assignment within one of our departments in our Dubai, Tunis, Geneva or Riyadh offices. To join the program, you are expected to have gained 1-2 years of professional experience in investment banking, private equity, asset management or strategic consulting. You should also be studying towards an MBA/Masters or have just completed one. Candidates must have strong numerical, analytic and communication skills and must be able to work well as part of a team. Fluency in English is required; knowledge of Arabic or French is a strong asset.

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Riyadh
Associate - Asset Management
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Prepare investment analysis of prospective investment opportunities in various asset classes. Create financial models, sensitivity tables, investment analyses, and other financial analyses required to evaluate and pursue investment opportunities
  • Prepare investment memorandums and presentations for internal and external stakeholders to assist in the investment decision making process
  • Pro-active role in structuring fund products or other investment vehicles, assistance in negotiation of term sheets, production of PPMs, review of deal documentation and management of CMA application process
  • Assist with all due diligence relating to new investments and review all material for presentation to senior members of the asset management team
  • Liaise with various external parties including legal advisors, project consultants, due diligence advisors, evaluators to achieve the Fund objectives
  • Assist with internal and external reporting processes and interact with various departments at SWICORP such as finance, compliance, operations and others on an intermittent basis.
  • Develop and manage key relationships with clients, investors and other key stakeholders, including regulatory bodies
  • Identify and source new clients, investors, partnerships and market opportunities in locally and globally (as the case may be)
  • Assist in interacting with the Capital Market Authority for periodic reporting and other requirements under the applicable regulations.
CANDIDATE PROFILE & REQUIREMENTS
  • Bachelors degree BA/BS in Business, Finance, Accounting or related discipline
  • Relevant investment experience in the region or globally
  • Strong quantitative skills and demonstrated analytical ability
  • Excellent financial modeling skills with good accounting knowledge
  • Computer proficiency with excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Powerpoint)
  • Strong interpersonal/communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail with ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Proficiency in English (and Arabic), both written and spoken, preferred.
  • Thorough understanding of finance concepts and valuation techniques
  • 3-5 Years’ experience

 

START DATE

2020-03-10

ASSIGNMENT DURATION

-

Application

Interested candidates should send their CV & cover letter to careers@swicorp.com with the title “Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit“

Associate – Investment Banking
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Build financial models from scratch, be comfortable applying common and generally accepted valuation methods (DCF, multiples, LBO, etc.) and calculation of key ratios (ROCE, ROE, equity to assets, debt to equity, DSCR) to support marketing and transaction execution processes
  • Assist senior bankers in advising client’s management on valuation, process and due diligence to ensure the process moves smoothly towards closure
  • Undertake in-depth financial analysis and participate in the execution of M&A and capital markets transactions (Buy-side, Sell-side, Mergers, IPOs, rights issues and private placements) in the MENA region, including preparation of transaction related documentation
  • Provide marketing / business development support to senior bankers, including drafting pitches, company profiles, ad-hoc analysis etc.
  • Follow trends and general current events in the MENA markets and keep senior bankers informed about critical issues in the news relevant to current and/or potential clients
  • Manage and train Analysts. Perform any other duties related to the job as assigned by the direct supervisor, including general administrative tasks related to team, clients, marketing etc.

 

CANDIDATE PROFILE & REQUIREMENTS
  • Advanced understanding of valuation methodologies & accounting concepts; expert level Excel skills, able to independently design and develop clear and well-structured financial models, including guiding analysts. Checks analysts work for correctness and evaluates quality of analyses applying superior attention to detail
  • Ensures team members are aware of client culture and adapt accordingly; defines level of client involvement on projects; identifies and monitors key client sensitivities related to project; develops strong working relationships with mid-level client contacts; proactively communicates stated and unstated issues to senior bankers
  • Sound understanding of transaction process and mechanics, good understanding of legal & regulatory constraints & ability to suggest adjustments to adapt transaction structures. Ability to determine need for external advice
  • Owns story-lining and output to support a complete project component; ensures accuracy, sourcing of all materials; adds executive summaries and conclusions to documents; ensures proper flow; concisely articulates the essence of an idea or analysis. Confidently speaks to relevant business/technology information to progress discussions; presents own module; exhibits poise and presence

 

START DATE

2020-09-21

ASSIGNMENT DURATION

-

Application

Interested candidates should send their CV & cover letter to careers@swicorp.com with the title “Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit“

Dubai
PRIVATE EQUITY TRAINEE
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
  • The internship will offer hands-on training and the opportunity to gain experience within the dynamic environment of Private Equity
  • The trainee will provide assistance with the preparation of various reports including due diligence, valuation, strategic recommendations and marketing documents such as information memorandum
  • The trainee will also be expected to conduct financial statement analysis, produce financial models and company valuations
CANDIDATE PROFILE & REQUIREMENTS
  • BA from leading business or engineering school, or MBA student
  • Good understanding of Private Equity
  • Interest for and willingness to work in the MENA region
  • Strong finance, analytical and modeling skills (Excel)
  • Fluent in English, excellent knowledge of either French or Arabic
START DATE

2020-10-01

ASSIGNMENT DURATION

6 months

Application

Interested candidates should send their CV & cover letter to careers@swicorp.com with the title “Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit“

Geneva
Asset Manager
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Develop, organize and manage firm and selected clients portfolios according to investment strategies and agreed upon objective.
  • Regularly assess market trends to identify investment opportunities, devise proposed strategies and maximize profits venues. Identify changes that may impact managed assets.
  • Assess and manage risks associated with current assets.
  • Create impact analysis reports and deliver reports to key stakeholders and clients.
  • Coordinate with brokers and other third parties, optimize cost of trading.
  • Assess and maintain compliance.
  • Contribute to firm buildup of its asset management franchise.
  • Report directly to the firm executive committee
CANDIDATE PROFILE & REQUIREMENTS
  • Strong analytical skills, highly skilled in finance
  • Highly trustworthy, ethical and dependable, particularly when handling sensitive materials
  • Capable of handling multiple client accounts simultaneously while working in a high-pressure environment
  • Good communication skills, capable of liasing with multiple levels within an organization
  • Skilled in negotiation and project management
  • Professional knowledge of business and data intelligence software
  • Degree in finance, economics, business administration or related field (MBA preferred)
  • Several years’ experience in asset management or related field required
  • Track record of delivered performance in asset management
  • CFA, CTP and CPA preferred
START DATE

2020-07-18

ASSIGNMENT DURATION

-

Application

Interested candidates should send their CV & cover letter to careers@swicorp.com with the title “Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit“

Tunis
PRIVATE EQUITY TRAINEE
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
  • The internship will offer hands-on training and the opportunity to gain experience within the dynamic environment of Private Equity
  • The trainee will provide assistance with the preparation of various reports including due diligence, valuation, strategic recommendations and marketing documents such as information memorandum
  • The trainee will also be expected to conduct financial statement analysis, produce financial models and company valuations
CANDIDATE PROFILE & REQUIREMENTS
  • BA from leading business or engineering school, or MBA student
  • Good understanding of Private Equity
  • Interest for and willingness to work in the MENA region
  • Strong finance, analytical and modeling skills (Excel)
  • Fluent in English, excellent knowledge of either French or Arabic
START DATE

2020-10-01

ASSIGNMENT DURATION

6 months

Application

Interested candidates should send their CV & cover letter to careers@swicorp.com with the title “Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit“