Associate Infrastructure Equity

Location GREATER LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
Experience level Experienced Hire
Job details sector Asset Management

Established in 2016, Infrastructure Equity now has a team of seven investment executives located in London and Paris. The team is now investing on behalf of AXA clients in Core to Core Plus Infrastructure across western Europe. The team has already committed over €1,800m to eight premier infrastructure businesses: A63 (toll road, France), Agility Trains West (rolling stock, UK), Dunkirk LNG terminal (gas transmission and storage, France) and SFR FttH and Covage (France, fibre optic networks), Gatwick Airport (UK) and European Locomotive Leasing (Austria) and Acciona Energia Internacional. We focus on operating infrastructure businesses generating cash and we seek to hold for 20 years or more. We expect to add about three investments each year. Our team investment philosophy is simple: We buy it and we own it. This means we recruit investment executives able to work across origination, investment execution and asset management. Accordingly, team members’ experience and education spans accounting, economics, engineering, finance, investment banking and law.

Working closely with our experienced investment executives, the Associate will focus on analysing, financial modelling and executing potential investments and managing our existing portfolio. Over the two-to-three-year horizon, responsibilities will expand incrementally to include:

  • Mentoring new analysts and associates to undertake more modelling work.
  • Investment execution including all aspects of consortium formation, due diligence and investment analysis.
  • Supporting origination of new investments.
  • Asset management.
  • Fund reporting.
  • Annual valuation.

In the longer term, we expect the Associate to progress toward the position of Director then Principal where she or he can lead deals and take on board positions within our investee companies. This is an opportunity to join a small team with substantial investment ambitions and to grow your career alongside the business.

The candidate should have engineering and financial university qualifications with 3-5 years’ professional experience across both consulting engineering and investment banking in the European infrastructure sector. Minimum bachelor’s degrees and excellent written and spoken English communication. Additional European languages favoured.

Would you like to wake up every day driven and inspired by our noble mission and to work together as one global team to empower people to live a better life? Here at AXA we strive to lead the transformation of our industry. We are looking for talented individuals who come from varied backgrounds, think differently and want to be part of this exciting transformation by challenging the status quo so we can push AXA - a leading global brand and one of the most innovative companies in our industry - onto even greater things.

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