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Job Opportunity: Investment Officer, Deetken Impact

 

Employer: Deetken Impact, Adobe Capital division 

Location: Preferably Colombia, Chile or Argentina (open to other locations within Latin America)
Hours: Full Time, Permanent
Start date: Immediate

About us

Through the use of tailored-financing instruments (primarily revenue-based financing structures), Adobe Capital invests in impact-driven companies that have created innovative, profitable, and scalable business models that help address social and environmental challenges throughout Latin America. Adobe Capital is a pioneer in the use of self-liquidating, quasi-equity investment structures that provide social
and environmental benefits, in addition to market-rate financial returns.

Adobe Capital is part of the Deetken Impact group. Together with its joint venture partners, Deetken Impact currently manages US$150 million of assets across more than 40 investments in 14 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. The business is growing rapidly with offices in Vancouver, San Jose (Costa Rica) and Mexico City and staff presence in Guatemala, Honduras and Peru. Deetken Impact is seeking to add an experienced professional to the Adobe Capital investment management team.

Adobe Capital was recently recognized as a 2021 ImpactAssets 50 manager, an international ranking of the most experienced impact investment fund managers.

We are looking for:

An experienced Investment Officer who will lead the identification, analysis, negotiation, structuring, and due diligence of investment opportunities in Latin America. The Investment Officer will also represent Deetken Impact externally with portfolio companies, partners, and other stakeholders. The position will report to an Adobe Capital Partner and will be based preferably in Colombia, Chile or Argentina.

Job Duties:

  • Participate in Adobe Capital’s pipeline development and capital deployment activities, including prospecting, negotiating and closing direct investments
  • Lead the analysis of investment opportunities, including the development of comprehensive financial models, market assessments, and investment memos (encompassing detailed evaluations of business models, financial returns, governance structures, impact metrics and investment risks)
  • Lead external due diligence teams adhering to short closing timeframes
  • Participate in Investment Committee meetings to present new investment opportunities and potential follow-on transactions
  • Participate in the governance of portfolio companies, including board meetings, compliance matters, and legal representation
  • Represent/network on behalf of Deetken Impact to establish long-term and strategic co-investment relationships with key players in the region
  • Competitive salary package and performance bonus offered depending on experience

Requirements:

  • 3 to 5 years of professional working experience, preferably in the financial sector
  • Ideally at least 2 years of direct investment experience (i.e., structuring and closing direct investments in Latin America)
  • MBA or Master’s Degree in Engineering, Economics, Business Administration, Finance, Public Administration or International Affairs
  • Preference will be given to candidates with prior experience working in private equity or venture capital funds 
  • Knowledge of relevant impact investment sector trends a must
  • Excellent quantitative skills, including experience and advanced competency in financial modeling in Microsoft Excel and other similar software
  • Strong presentation and Microsoft PowerPoint skills
  • Both written and spoken Spanish and English proficiency required
  • Prior business development and client relationship experience a plus
  • Willingness and readiness to occasionally travel within South, Central and North America

Apply

Please send your resume and cover letter to impact@deetken.com with the subject line “Investment Officer, Adobe Capital” before August 15, 2021. 

Suite 500 – 210 West Broadway 
Vancouver, BC V5Y 3W2

impact@deetken.com

+1 (604) 731-4424 ext.110

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Magali Lamyin, Director of Communications and Development for Deetken Impact

MAGALI LAMYIN

Director of Communications and Development

 

Magali brings extensive market intelligence, business development and marketing experience from her work at the Central Bank of Mexico, the Canadian Institute for Market Intelligence, and the IESE-PWC e-Business Centre in Barcelona. She also co-led national marketing campaigns for businesses in the hospitality and early childhood education sectors for almost a decade before joining Deetken. In her current role, she is responsible for leading Deetken Impact’s communications, marketing and branding strategy. She is also involved in the due diligence process for project selection with an emphasis in Mexico.

Magali holds a BA in Economics from Mexico's ITAM and a Master's degree in Economics from the University of British Columbia.

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Jose Lamyin, Managing Partner Deetken Impact

JOSE LAMYIN

Managing Partner

 

José has extensive experience as a business advisor for clients throughout Canada, Europe and Latin America in mining, telecommunications, and finance. Prior to co-founding The Deetken Group, José worked for Teck Cominco in Peru and Canada and Deutsche Bank in London (UK). José has spearheaded much of the strategic growth of Deetken Asset Management since inception and is currently focused on investment selection.

José received his BS in Engineering from the University of British Columbia and MBA from IESE School of Business (Barcelona). Born in Peru, José is fluent in English and Spanish.

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Alexa Blain, Managing Partner Deetken Impact

ALEXA BLAIN

Managing Partner

 

Alexa is responsible for finance, operations and investor relations at Deetken Impact. She brings over 10 years of experience in financial consulting and asset management, with specific expertise in company and investment analysis, business valuation and securities/corporate finance. Prior to joining Deetken, she spent three years with African Alliance, a pan-African financial services group, where she focused on expanding the firm’s retail financial services operations as well as on the origination and negotiation of new capital. In addition, Alexa has six years of asset management experience with the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, the Macquarie Group and the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan.

Alexa is a CFA Charterholder. She has also completed an MA in Financial Economics and an Honours BA in Economics, both at the University of Toronto.

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Fernando Alvarado, Head of Deetken Impact Sustainable Energy

FERNANDO ALVARADO

CEO

Honduras Renewable Energy Managers (HREM) and Caribbean Renewable Energy Managers (CAREM)

 

Fernando Alvarado leads the General Partner and Investment Advisor of two clean energy and energy efficiency project finance and venture capital funds: Honduras Renewable Energy Financing Facility (H-REFF) and Caribbean Basin Sustainable Energy Fund (CABEF), which he structured and runs with a combined target capitalization of $100m.

Development Investment Banker with 28 years of international credit and investment experience and 18 years of direct experience assessing diversified renewable energy portfolios in Latin America & the Caribbean. He has participated in more than 50 syndicated credit and investment transactions for renewable energy projects in excess of $250 MM. He led the creation, structuring, fundraising, legal closing and portfolio construction of several specialized renewable energy funds.

Costa Rican, based in San Jose, Mr. Alvarado has an MBA in Banking and Finance cum laude from Universidad de Costa Rica.

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Carl Black, Portfolio Manager Deetken Impact

CARL BLACK

Portfolio Manager

 

Carl is a Portfolio Manager with Deetken Impact focused on analyzing and working with MSMEs, social enterprises, and renewable energy developers in Latin America and the Caribbean. His main responsibilities include supporting business development, managing technical assistance projects, leading investment due diligence, and monitoring portfolio performance. Prior to joining Deetken Impact, Carl worked for five years as a consultant, advising public sector clients an non profits in Canada and financial services companies in Latin America. He started his career at the Bank of Canada, where he researched issues related to household and business credit. 

Carl completed an Honours BA in Economics at the University of British Columbia. He also holds an MSc in Economics & Development from the University of Oxford, where he earned distinctions in quantitative and development economics.

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Cristobal Aguirre, Investment Analyst at Deetken Impact

CRISTOBAL AGUIRRE

Investment Analyst

 

Cristobal has over 6 years of experience in the asset management industry, where his responsibilities have ranged from asset allocation and portfolio management to risk analysis and software development. Before relocating to Canada, Cristobal worked as a senior investment analyst in AFP Habitat—Chile’s largest pension fund—where he led the tactical asset allocation and macroeconomic research for emerging markets.

Cristobal is a CFA Charterholder, and completed a BA in Economics at Universidad de Chile.

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Chad Parsons, Senior Investment Analyst at Deetken Impact

CHAD PARSONS

SeniorInvestmentAnalyst

 

Chad has worked as a consultant in business and technology for 20 years – often helping clients with their business transformation initiatives.    He has worked with start-ups, government, and established businesses to further their product and service offerings with a balanced approach.   After pursuing a research degree on leveraging technology for social and economic development; Chad has found a valuable alignment of his background with Deetken’s innovative impact investments. 

Chad completed a BS in Engineering from the University of British Columbia and has a MSc with distinction from the University of Manchester (UK).

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