Job: Head of Investment (Asset Management) at Cordros Capital

Role description

  • The Investment Manager will provide insight and direction, lead investment teams, and be responsible for the overall investment strategy of the business.
  • The Investment Manager will work closely with Relationship Managers to manage, monitor and maintain client portfolios and funds.
  • He will develop and research investment ideas for clients, perform ongoing due diligence on existing investments and be a member of the investment committee.
  • This is a primary role of mentoring investment management analysts and other junior investment professionals, and has decision-making authority and responsibility on client investment matters.

Specific tasks and responsibilities

  • Critical thinking about macroeconomic investment ideas and forecasting methodology, and the ability to explain and defend these ideas to a wider audience.
  • Perform comprehensive industry and company specific fundamental analysis, including in-depth analysis of financial statements.
  • Present timely investment insights, reports and recommendations to the asset management team, including buy and sell ideas.
  • Develop and implement investment and asset allocation strategies for individual and institutional investors.
  • Collaborate with all team members to design investment strategies for all products and services.
  • Monitor trends and events in the capital market.
  • Contribute to the development of policies and processes for portfolio analysis and management, investor reporting and regulatory compliance.
  • Construction, management, monitoring and reporting of the portfolio.
  • Analyze investment portfolio data to monitor investment returns and risk levels.
  • Identify high risk investments and propose strategies to mitigate risk.
  • Represent Cordros Asset Management to industry stakeholders.
  • Participate in investor meetings and calls to provide portfolio updates.
  • Actively participate as a member of the investment committee.
  • Manage projects assigned by the investment committee.

Minimum qualifications

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in economics, statistics, banking and finance or business administration from an accredited university.
  • An MBA or related master’s degree will be an added advantage.


  • ACS, ACA or CFA certifications will also be an added advantage.


  • 7-10 years of industry experience, of which 5 years must have been in investment/portfolio/fund management.

Required Skills :
Required knowledge:

  • Sound knowledge and understanding of global and Nigerian capital markets.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of equities, fixed income and alternative asset class.
  • Good knowledge of investment fundamentals and risk management.
  • Deep technical expertise in investment research and analysis.

Required Skills :

  • Strong interpersonal skills and communication skills, adept at concise communications.
  • Exceptional client relationship development and management skills.
  • High degree of Excel proficiency – the ability to create and maintain spreadsheets accurately.
  • Proactive problem solving skills.
  • Ability to present financial information in formats understandable to multiple audiences.
  • Leadership and people management skills.

Behavioral attributes required:

  • Ability to work independently and in a team.
  • Client focus, professional behavior, personal integrity and understanding of fiduciary responsibility.
  • Ability to multi-task and manage time effectively.
  • Driven, confident, detail oriented and analytical.
  • Willingness to take on additional responsibilities as needed.
  • Demonstrated ability to design, launch and scale new projects and initiatives.

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