ICG Associate job in London at Orbis Investment Advisory Limited

ICG Associate

Company: Orbis Investment Advisory Limited

Location: London UK

Date Posted:Aug 17, 2017

Company: Orbis Investment Advisory LimitedRole: ICG AssociateFocus: African clients and relationship with the Allan Gray Group.About the RoleOur Investment Counsellor Group (ICG) serves as the primary point of contact for our institutional clients and investment consultants and is responsible for identifying and on boarding like-minded clients. The ICG also shapes and implements the firm’s investment communications strategy.The successful candidate would be expected to support all relevant Orbis related client interactions escalated to Orbis by the Allan Gray team in Cape Town. These interactions are both Institutional and Retail client focused so the candidate will require the ability to communicate at a sufficiently technical level on any topic relating to Orbis or its fund offering including how Orbis is accessed by African investors. The individual must be able to cope with shifting priorities and tight deadlines and the ability to travel would be an expectation of the job.The individual would also support the interface between the Africa ICG effort and the operational side of the firm. This will include identifying, initiating and managing value-adding projects and process improvement and assist in trouble shooting operational queries posed by African clients.The individual will also contribute to all aspects of the firm’s exceptional service proposition, this may include supporting its institutional client servicing efforts by answering due diligence questionnaires/client queries, preparing investment communications materials, assisting with ad hoc reporting and research, and contributing to internal reporting to the board.The individual would also be expected to continually participate in the ICG education program which will allow him/her to maintain a full knowledge of the holdings in the Orbis Funds, develop a detailed understanding of positions and strategies and be fluent in the investment rationale behind our portfolio decisions. It is imperative that the individual has exceptional interpersonal skills and is equipped to speak with clients both in depth and with a sense of breadth and perspective. The highest standards of personal integrity and the ability to maintain confidentiality is essential.QualificationsWe are looking for a talented person with extraordinary potential who have a proven record of success in whatever they have chosen. Candidates should, at minimum, possess the following attributes:• Demonstrated finance experience and knowledge• Experience in communications related field• Good academic performance • A professional financial designation or studying towards a professional financial designation (Chartered Accountant, CFA Charter)• Exceptional communications ability – both written and verbal• Ability to articulate complex matters to a range of audiences in a clear and accessible manner• Self-motivation and ability to thrive in an unstructured environment• Strong analytical skills • Advanced computer literacy particularly in Microsoft Office applications• Experience of the South African asset management industry is essentialYou can apply for this job by submitting your CV to Orbis Investment Advisory Limited through Universal Jobmatch or directly to stefania.pawluczyk@orbis.com. No calls please.  Closing Date: 14 September 2017 View full job description
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