UAP Investments CEO, Business Development Head, Fund Services Manager and Portfolio Manager Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

Opportunities at UAP Investments Limited
 
UAP Group is a pan-African Financial Services Group with interest in Insurance, Investment Management, Property Investments, Securities Brokerage and Financial Advisory. 
Currently UAP has eight (8) businesses operating in Kenya, Uganda and South Sudan which are market leaders in their respective markets, and will be entering the Tanzania, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) markets before the end of the year.
 
UAP is currently executing an ambitious pan-Africa growth and expansion strategy in order to extend its business into new geographical markets and to establish new business lines in high growth areas which complements its existing core business of Insurance.
 
As part of this strategy, UAP has established UAP Investments Limited, a subsidiary of UAP Holdings Limited, to provide asset management and investment advisory services.
UAP Investments will be positioned as a premier investment firm in Africa, with a central hub in Nairobi, Kenya.
 
In order to execute its ambitious growth strategy, UAP Investments would like to recruit an initial dedicated team of ambitious, focused and high performing professionals for the following key roles:

General Manager / Chief Executive Officer

Reporting to the Board of Directors and to the Deputy Group Managing Director, the General Manger will be the Chief Executive Officer of the Company and will be responsible for the following:.

  • Development of a robust growth strategy;
  • Operationalizing of the Company’s strategy;
  • Development and implementation of key processes, procedures and systems;
  • Conceptualization and development of investment products and services;
  • Development and execution of robust market entry strategies;
  • Development of initial business units and core team;
  • Effective implementation of Board directives;
  • Profitability of the business and achievement of business targets;
  • Overall leadership of the business.
Qualifications and Experience
  • Strong undergraduate degree in a numerate field e.g. Economics, Engineering, Business Administration etc.;
  • A Masters Degree in a related discipline;
  • Professional certification in a relevant field e.g. CFA, CPA etc.;
  • Strong experience of working in financial markets for at least 10 years;
  • Senior management experience of at least 5 years at a Fund Management institution, Investment Bank or stock brokerage;
  • Experience of working in a start-up company would be an added advantage;
  • Analytical with strong attention to detail;
  • Strong leadership skills;
  • Strong team player with excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Excellent communication skills both orally and in writing.
Head, Business Development
 
Reporting to the General Manager, the Head, Business Development will be responsible for the following:
  • Development of key distribution channels for the Retail, High Net Worth and Institutional markets;
  • Recruitment, training and management of a team of Financial Advisors;
  • Development and execution of marketing strategies and action plans;
  • Development of a strong pipeline of key business prospects;
  • Presentation of the Firm’s products and services to prospective clients and at key marketing events;
  • Developing of training and marketing materials;
  • Coaching and managing the Business Development team.
Qualifications and Experience
  • Strong undergraduate degree in Marketing, Business Administration or a related field;
  • Masters Degree in an appropriate discipline;
  • Professional certification in Marketing or a related discipline;
  • Experience of working in a Fund Management business for at least 5 years;
  • Proven experience of developing and managing a team of Financial Advisors;
  • Proven experience of meeting and exceeding sales target;
  • Experience of developing profitable distribution channels for financial services products and services;
  • Strong leadership skills;
  • Strong team player with excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Excellent communication skills both orally and in writing;
  • Experience of working in a start-up company would be added advantage.
Manager, Fund Services
 
Reporting to the General Manager, the Manager, Fund Services will be the Operations Manager and will be responsible for the following:
  • Development of procedures and processes for client servicing, back-office and Fund Accounting;
  • Development of appropriate documentation e.g. application, redemption, and withdrawals forms etc.;
  • Mapping of the business processes in the Fund Management software;
  • Development of policy and processes for daily pricing of investment funds;
  • Development of appropriate templates for enhancing operational efficiency;
  • Implementation of core systems;
  • Coaching and management of client services, back-office and fund accounting teams
Qualifications and Experience
  • Strong undergraduate degree in a numerate discipline e.g. Accounting, Business Administration, Finance etc.
  • Masters Degree would be an added advantage;
  • Professional certification in accounting or related filed e.g. CPA, ACCA, CFA;
  • Experience of working in a fund management business for over 5 years;
  • Proven experience of working in an operational role in a fund management or stock broking firm;
  • Experience of growing and managing a team;
  • Strong leadership skills;
  • Strong team player with excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Excellent communication skills both orally and in writing;
  • Experience of working in a start-up company would be an added advantage.
Portfolio Manager
 
Reporting to the General Manager, the Portfolio Manager will be responsible for the following:
  • Development of a robust investment policy for management of all portfolios;
  • Development and implementation of both Strategic Asset Allocation and Tactic Asset Allocation strategies;
  • Development and implementation of a robust framework for design of optimal portfolios;
  • Active management of portfolios to ensure generation of superior risk-adjusted returns;
  • Development and implementation of robust strategies for selection of securities, both fixed income and equities;
  • Development and implementation of risk management tools;
  • Performance monitoring of equity and fixed income portfolios;
  • Management and coaching a team of Investment Analysts and Associates;
  • Presentation to key prospective and existing clients.
Qualifications and Experience
  • Strong undergraduate degree in Economics, Finance, Actuarial Science, Business Administration or related field;
  • A Masters Degree in a related discipline;
  • Professional certification in an appropriate discipline e.g. CFA;
  • Experience of working in financial markets for over 5 years;
  • Direct experience of managing investment portfolios for over 3 years (both fixed income and equities);
  • Strong analytical skills and highly numerate;
  • Excellent communication skills, both orally and in writing;
  • Experience in managing a team of Analysts;
  • Strong team player with excellent interpersonal skills;
  • A self-starter with strong will to succeed.
UAP is an equal opportunities employer and offers successful candidates an attractive remuneration package, professional working environment and excellent career prospects. 
Interested candidates are requested to send a copy of their Curriculum Vitae, testimonials, covering letter and names and contacts of 3 referees by email to: HRinvestments@uap-group.com quoting the role in the header of the email. 
Applications should be sent on or before 30 June 2012 addressed to the Group Human Resources Manager, UAP Holdings Limited.


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