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11/05 HR
Manager at Caspian Impact Investment Adviser Private Limited

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Caspian Impact Investments - Senior Manager - Strategic Planning & Operations (8-10 yrs)

Hyderabad Job Code: 1093936

Job Purpose / Description :

We are looking to bring on-board a candidate who will help us with following -

- Raise capital for the equity funds that we currently manage, explore avenues for new equity funds that we could launch within a medium-term horizon, and build and maintain relationships with current and future investors (Limited Partners or 'LPs'). 35% of the time

- Manage a portfolio of GGDOEN fund, and work with portfolio companies, potential investors, and LPs. Prepare Quarterly fund reports, and interact with Netherland and Cyprus-based administrators. Lead the GGDOEN discussions and updates to LPs and Caspian Board. 35% of the time

- Supervise Accounts team of 2 members. Review yearly budget and quarterly financials. Participate in strategic plan discussion and prepare an annual plan and quarterly status update to the board. Coordinate half-yearly internal audit. 20% of the time

Duties & Responsibilities:

The candidate will be responsible for the following functions:

Fund Raise:

- Understanding the universe of LPs in India, their investment thesis, and alignment with Caspian strategies

- Maintaining relationships with existing LPs and building relationships with new LPs

- Creating material that captures the essence of the funds that we manage/intend to launch in order to be shared with LPs

- Keeping track of events and news in the sector including but not limited to conferences, conclaves, summits, capital raising developments in India

- Working with the investment team and sector specialists to build the investment thesis for future funds

Portfolio Management:

- Monitor performance and plan exits of Portfolio Companies along with Legal Counsel.

- Prepare quarterly fund reports and manage fund operations with Administrators

- Provide Quarterly updates to LPs and Capsian Board

Accounts/Budget Supervision:

- Review yearly budget and quarterly financials prepared by team members

- Participate in strategic plan discussion along with the Investment team and prepare an investment plan with quarterly approvals/updates to Caspian board

Qualifications:

We are looking for a candidate with 8 years of experience in the fields of BFSI, consulting, or investor relations with CA or a postgraduate degree from top-tier institutions in the management, finance, or economics.

Considering the nature of the role: The candidate should be outgoing, willing to take initiative in reaching out to various industry stakeholders and interacting directly with them, be eager to fast-track their learning of the impact investing sector. The candidate should also have a strong grasp on Microsoft PowerPoint and Excel, analytical in their approach, and be an excellent team player.

Travel requirements:

The candidate should be based in Hyderabad and willing to travel once a month across metros in India and about once a year internationally.

About Caspian Equity

We are pioneers of impact investing in India. Since our inception in 2004, we have launched 4 funds (3 equity and 1 debt) and have managed USD 180 Mn of assets across the sectors of financial inclusion, food & agriculture, clean technology, healthcare, and education. A summary of our funds are as follows:

- Bellwether (2004): The first venture capital fund for microfinance in India. The goal of this fund was to seed and develop the microfinance market in India at a time when there were less than five investible entities. Bellwether was the first external equity investor in many of today's market leaders like Ujjivan and Jana Small Finance Banks

- India Financial Inclusion Fund ('IFIF' - 2008): We launched IFIF with the mandate to catalyse the now seeded microfinance sector and to continue developing the broader sphere of financial inclusion. Via IFIF, we seeded the first pure-play affordable housing finance (AHF) company in India

- Caspian Impact Investments ('CII' - 2013): With CII, our debt fund, we became a pioneer for providing previously unavailable corporate debt to impact-focused enterprises in India. Investment amounts range from INR 10 - 200 Mn. The focus sectors of CII include food & agriculture, clean energy, healthcare, education, and inclusive finance. Since inception, we have disbursed over USD 170 Mn in loans to 116 impact-driven companies

- Caspian SME Impact Fund IV ('Fund IV' - 2018): SME fund is aimed at catalysing the development of the Food & agricultural, Climate and Financial Inclusion ecosystem in the country through Series A & B equity investments. We have made four investments from this fund so far

- Caspian LEAF (Leap for Agriculture Fund) ('Fund V' - 2022): LEAF is a VC fund focusing on seed stage investments in Agribusiness/Agri-tech companies. We are completing first close this month and plan to start investing in June/July 2022

- GGDOEN Exit Management: Given the strong performance of Caspian in exits of portfolio companies in Bellwether and IFIF, investors asked Caspian to take over management of GGDOEN fund incorporated in Netherlands. Is working with portfolio companies based out of India, Africa and Bangaladesh to facilitate the exits while actively managing the fund.

Focus on Impact: In addition to delivering healthy financial returns over the years, our core focus is impact. We have successfully balanced impact goals with financial returns. We are a certified B-Corp and in 2018 were amongst the Best for the World Honourees.

The Caspian Culture:

Caspian promotes meritocracy and is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment to all members of our team. You will be an important part of our organization and will have a key role in our continuing success. Working as a team is critically important at Caspian. Our organization is lean and requires efficient solutions, unencumbered by excessive bureaucracy. As a result, we work together to find the most innovative answers, maintaining an environment that is very entrepreneurial

We encourage you to visit our website at www.caspian.in for more information on the firm.

Women-friendly workplace:

Maternity and Paternity Benefits

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