Investment Analyst

World Bank Group




IFC — a member of the World Bank Group — is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. We work in more than 100 countries, using our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in developing countries. In fiscal year 2023, IFC committed a record US$43.7 billion to private companies and financial institutions in developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity as economies grapple with the impacts of global compounding crises. 

The Manufacturing, Agribusiness and Services (MAS), East Asia and Pacific sector team is recruiting an Investment Analyst based in its Hong Kong office. Investment Analysts work closely with IFC’s Investment Officers, who are responsible for the origination, structuring, negotiation, and subsequent supervision of the Corporation’s investment projects. Investment Analysts help identify new projects and assist Investment Officers in executing transactions and portfolio monitoring.

East Asia and Pacific team are based across the region with main hubs and offices in Beijing, Singapore, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Bangkok and Ho Chi Minh City. The team members work on both new business development and portfolio management across the region. With a diverse network of markets, the pipeline of new transactions ranges from investing fresh equity, structured finance products which help develop local capital markets as well as loan instruments.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Investment Analyst assists Investment Officers in all aspects of their work including but not limited to:

  • •  Conducting industry and market research and assisting IFC’s business development and portfolio management efforts in the manufacturing, agribusiness, and services sectors.
  • •  Participating in all phases of an investment project life cycle, including structuring, negotiation, internal approval, closing and management of the investment in portfolio phase. 
  • •  Creating financial models, analyzing historical and projected financial statements.
  • •  Reviewing company information and preparing reports on periodic financial statements, project progress reports and other information submitted by clients.
  • •  Preparing documentation for IFC internal processes
  • •  Tracking operational and financial performance of IFC’s portfolio clients, including compliance with IFC’s agreements
  • •  Performing credit reviews and valuations of equity investments and loan instruments
  • Analyst also assists the division managers in preparing:
  • •  Country investment strategy papers.
  • •  Briefs for visits by high-level IFC staff.
  • •  Other tasks assigned by the Manager.

Selection Criteria:

  • •  Minimum requirement is bachelor’s degree or equivalent degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, or a related specialization, or an MBA or other Masters in a related field.
  • •  3 years’ experience in corporate or investment banking.
  • •  Sound analytical and conceptual skills encompassing finance and the associated areas of financial investment, portfolio management, corporate finance, and economics.
  • •  The ability to communicate ideas clearly and confidently (both verbally and in written form) in English.
  • •  Advanced Microsoft Excel financial modeling skills.
  • •  Aptitude in basic financial software applications and the ability to quickly learn new applications.
  • •  A keen interest in development finance and in working in a multicultural, team-based environment.
  • •  Investment Analyst is expected to work for 2-to-5-year terms, up to a maximum of 5 years.
  • •  Language- Essential (English); Chinese will be a major asset





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