SoftBank is seeking a driven Private Equity Investment Risk professional; this role would suit an individual with extensive experience of embedding Private Equity Investment Risk oversight frameworks, experience in the M&A sector or someone with exceptional technology sector expertise.
The successful individual will lead in creating a world class, innovative approach to private markets risk management. The ideal candidate will have experience in private markets (ideally Private Equity/Venture Capital and/or the technology sector). The individual will be responsible for implementing an oversight framework to analyse market and sector trends, value and risk drivers across deals across the portfolio as well as concentrations and correlations. You will also be responsible for ensuring that adequate deal due diligence and remediation is conducted from a risk perspective.
This role will require you to be become a subject matter expert for the sectors in which SoftBank operates as well as having a detailed understanding of the success factors for the individual deals. The successful candidate will work closely with the CRO, who is based in the UK with close alignment to the Deals teams, the majority of which are based in the US.
This position will require strong collaboration, the ability to form partnerships and working relationships throughout the organization, particularly with a very fast paced and dynamic front office function.
Lead the development of innovative analytical methods to improve top-down risk modelling framework of private assets. This will involve researching, adapting and implementing the latest techniques, tools and solutions.
Take the lead in proactively raising the level of engagement and partnership with investment team at senior levels.
Ongoing governance of investment performance in conjunction with the front office and directly with investment managers. Investigating information around funding requirements, exit assumptions and underlying performance improvement plans.
Analysing portfolio concentrations, correlations, sensitivities and market impact factors.
Lead the development of an efficient and effective process for review, challenge and validation of the valuations of the largest private investments.
Develop a methodology for estimating probability of default and loss given default for private investments.
Lead the development of enhanced reporting that provides assurance and insight to the Board and Investment Committee.
Development of an investment risk oversight framework to periodically assess and monitor the risk sufficiently consider risk across all investments.
Considerable work experience in financial services, either in Private Equity, Venture Capital, Technology Sector Analytics or M&A is required.
Thrives in a fast paced environment, engages and works effectively with business executives.
Dynamic individual that can work with senior front office executives and drive change in an evolving environment.
Ability to manage multiple projects with competing priorities across global geographies.
Long experience in private markets/illiquid investments risk modelling
Understand and interpret numerical information such as performance returns, net asset value calculations, risk measures and portfolio exposures.