Investment Platform Advisor
EUROPEAN INVESTMENT BANK
Luxembourg Luxembourg
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The EIB, the European Union's bank, is seeking to recruit for its General Secretariat (SG), Advisory Services Department (AS) -

Financial Instruments Advisory Division (FIA) at its headquarters in Luxembourg, a (Senior) Investment Platform Advisor .

This is a Full time (temporary) position at grade 5 / 6.

The term of this contract will be 3 years, linked to the DFI Partnership.

Panel interviews are anticipated for beginning of NOVEMBER 2019.

Purpose

The EIB is supporting the deployment of Financial Instruments using the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESI Funds) during the 2014 -

2020 programming period and beginning preparatory work for the post 2020 period. Financial Instruments (Fl), a term used to identify the making of loan, guarantee or equity investments in projects, represents a resource-

efficient way of deploying EU grant funding in pursuit of EU 2020 objectives. Targeting projects with potential economic viability, FIs are usually delivered through investment funds (like infrastructure funds) or financial intermediaries, including banks.

FIs have been used, instead of grants, for some time but their relative importance increased significantly during the 2 period, with the launch of the so-

called "JEREMIE" and "JESSICA" initiatives. For 2, the Commission's ambition is to increase even further the volume and scope of using financial instruments, potentially to as much as EUR 30bn during this programming period.

The FIA division of EIB also offers ESI Funds authorities and other public bodies a range of bespoke advisory services to facilitate the design, set up and implementation of their FIs.

Such advice often relies on experience in investment fund structuring / management, knowledge of appropriate governance arrangements (including investment committees), as well as fund raising advice, fund manager procurement and / or leverage of debt finance / bank lending.

With the introduction of the European Fund for Strategic Investment (EFSI) and the European Investment Advisory Hub (EIAH), the FIA division has also been tasked to identify, analyse and develop investment platforms that, similar to financial instruments, look to channel funding (often from both public and private sources) through intermediaries to groupings of projects that are either sector or geographically focused.

These platforms also often involve the combination of EU funding sources, most notably ESI Funds and EFSI.

Operating Network

As an (Senior) Investment Platform Advisor (internally referred to as (Senior) Officer), and based on your experience in managing, analysing, investing in and / or lending to investment funds or financial intermediaries, you will be responsible for providing bespoke advice primarily to public sector authorities on the design, set up and implementation of these types of financial instruments.

As part of this work, you may also need to co-ordinate the use / input of external consultants and co-operate with other Departments of the Bank, including the ElB's product development and geographical lending teams, as well as potentially the European Investment Fund (EIF).

Accountabilities

  • Analyse and respond appropriately to requests for assistance / advice in establishing financial instruments / investment funds, including the undertaking of feasibility studies, as well as designing investment strategies.
  • Interface and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, including various services within the European Commission, Managing Authorities and other public bodies as clients, consultants, as well as internally most notably with the Operational departments of the Bank and with EIF.
  • Represent the Bank in appropriate professional and public fora, attending and presenting at various public events, including those organised via the FI-
  • compass advisory platform and EIAH.

  • Follow trends, innovations and regulatory changes with respect to financial instruments, including sectoral developments particularly in the areas of urban development, energy efficiency and SME access to finance.
  • Advise and actively support other parts of EIB Group in similar or related fields.
  • Qualifications

  • University degree in Finance / Economics / Engineering or other relevant studies. Post Graduate studies would be an advantage.
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant professional experience.
  • Experience in setting up, investing in or lending to financial instruments / investment infrastructure funds / financial intermediaries is essential.
  • Very good working knowledge of the regulatory environment around financial instruments, including ESI Fund regulations and state aid rules, etc.
  • Demonstrable experience of working with external consultants would be considered an advantage.
  • Experience of interacting with public and private sector clients (at a senior level).
  • Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English (including presentation skills) and / or a good command of French(*).
  • Knowledge of other EU languages would be an advantage.

    Competencies

  • Achievement Drive : Continually keeps an eye on performance, focusing on improving it, showing drive and determination to meet short and long-term goals.
  • Change Orientation : Adapts to differences and changes in the environment; takes a flexible approach to reach outcomes.
  • Collaboration : Works cooperatively as part of a team; works collaboratively with peers across organisational boundaries based on a genuine interest in and an accurate understanding of others and their individual perspectives and concerns.
  • Organisational Commitment : Is willing to commit to an organisation whose mission is to support Europe and is open to diversity, and to align her / his own behaviour with the organisation's needs and intrinsic values, acting with integrity in ways that promote the organisation's mission, policies and rules.
  • There may be certain flexibility on this requirement, but limited to particularly suitable candidates who may not yet be proficient in French.

    If selected, such candidates will be hired on the condition that they build up rapidly knowledge of French and accept that their future career in the EIB may be subject to the attainment of sufficient proficiency in both of the Bank's working languages

    We are an equal opportunity employer, who believes that diversity is good for our people and our business. As such, we promote the inclusion of suitably qualified and experienced staff without regard to their gender, age, racial or ethnic origin, religion or beliefs, sexual orientation / identity, or disability (*).

    Deadline for applications : 21st October 2019

    We particularly welcome applications from women and persons with disabilities.

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