Investment Analyst

The World Bank, Mumbai, India

Skill Required:, Finance and Accounts
Preferred Experience: 
2 years of relevant work experience
Closing Date for Applications: 
26th April, 2019

Job Description

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. Working with 2,000 businesses worldwide, we use our six decades of experience to create opportunity where it’s needed most. In FY16, our long-term investments in developing countries rose to nearly $19 billion, leveraging our capital, expertise and influence to help the private sector end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity. 

The Financial Institution Group (FIG) is one of IFC’s key Departments responsible for a significant portion of IFC’s business volume, profitability and development reach, approximately 40%. FIG engages in a wide range of sub-sectors including Microfinance, SME, Gender, Climate, Insurance, Capital Markets, Housing, Distressed Assets, and other areas, with both investment and advisory services delivered globally to IFC’s clients through IFC’s global network. FIG has three main objectives: 1) financial inclusion 2) servicing the real economy and 3) mobilizing third-party resources.

FIG’s South Asia team is based across the region with main hubs and locations in Mumbai, Delhi, Colombo, and Dhaka. The team members work on both new business development and portfolio management across the region. With a diverse network of markets, the pipeline of new transactions range from investing fresh equity in banks to structured finance products which help develop local capital markets.

FIG South Asia Regional Industry Team is seeking is seeking to hire an Investment Analyst based in the Mumbai. Investment Analysts work closely with IFC’s investment officers who are responsible for the design, negotiation, structuring, and subsequent supervision of the Corporation’s investment projects. Investment Analysts help identify new projects and assist investment officers in executing deals, advising private companies on restructuring and using financial instruments (e.g., risk management tools).

Role and Responsibilities:

The Investment Analyst will be integrated into the team that develops new business, completes transactions, and supervises a portfolio of loans, quasi-equity and equity investments in India.
The candidate is required to know and effectively use fundamental business concepts and practices and to provide analytical,research and other professional support to professional level Investment Officers, The work program is varied and may be somewhat complex requiring evaluation, original thinking and various written outputs. The responsibilities include but will not be limited to:

  • Create financial analysis models;
  • Support structuring of new investments;
  • Analyze historical and projected financial statements and prepare periodic portfolio reports;
  • Conduct industry and market research and assist in IFC’s business development efforts;
  • Monitor operational and financial performance of client companies to evaluate risk and recommend active portfolio management actions;
  • Prepare documentation for IFC internal processes and monitor compliance with IFC financial, environmental and legal requirements;
  • Establish and maintain quality client relationships to ensure responsive client service and to enhance new business opportunities;
  • Participate in investments negotiations;
  • Liaise with colleagues across departments and the region and at the head office in Washington DC.
  • Participate in the monitoring of investments in portfolio companies.

Selection Criteria

  • Bachelor’s or equivalent degree with specialization in finance;
  • At least 2-4 years of experience in finance, banking, portfolio management or consulting
  • Experience in a major financial institution (2+years) with a proven track record desirable;
  • Good knowledge of financial markets and one or more South Asian financial markets a plus;
  • Strong financial analysis and modelling skills using Microsoft excel and ability to identify key issues;
  • Sound numerical, analytical and conceptual skills encompassing finance and the associated areas of investment, portfolio management and corporate finance and economics;
  • Commitment to economic development and keen interest in development finance in emerging markets;
  • Ability to work successfully in multicultural teams and across boundaries;
  • Demonstrated teamwork skills;
  • Strong client service orientation with an openness to feedback and new ideas;
  • Excellent presentation skills and ability to present ideas clearly and confidently;
  • Fluency in English a must, other languages preferred.


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