Careers at Bridges

Analyst, Bridges Sustainable Growth Funds

The Role: To research and assess new investment opportunities for the Bridges Sustainable Growth Funds

Responsible to: Origination Manager

Start Date: March 2017, for a period of 6 months

This role would suit a recent university graduate who is seeking some experience in the private equity industry and who has a strong interest in sustainable and impact investment.

Background

Bridges Fund Management is a specialist fund manager dedicated exclusively to using an impact-driven investment approach to create superior returns for both investors and society at large. We believe that market forces and entrepreneurship can be harnessed to do well by doing good.

We currently have almost £800m under management in three different types of funds: the Sustainable Growth Funds, the Bridges Property Funds and the Bridges Social Entrepreneurs Fund. All funds raised by Bridges Fund Management have specific strategies to achieve a positive societal and/or environmental impact.

Our founders, partners and investors are leaders in private equity, financial services, business and entrepreneurship. They provide valuable expertise and a huge network of contacts for Bridges, which help us work with our investments to give them the best chance to flourish.

Bridges’ Sustainable Growth Funds invest in ambitious growth businesses that are helping to tackle some of society’s biggest challenges – in areas like healthcare, education and the environment. Our engaged, impact-driven approach helps these businesses fulfil their huge growth potential – which in turn allows us to deliver strong returns to shareholders and our investors.

With social and environmental factors increasingly influencing long-term business performance, Bridges believes that companies who make social and environmental factors a core part of their business are the companies that succeed. We have an established track record for investing in companies across different sectors with the potential to thrive commercially precisely because they generate positive impact on society.

We focus on businesses in sectors such as Health & Well-being, Education & Skills and Sustainable Living. We also focus on ‘consumer champion’ businesses serving Underserved Markets, or companies building economic dynamism in under-invested parts of the UK and Continental Europe.

Bridges is now seeking an Analyst to join the Sustainable Growth Funds team for up to (6) months to support the Origination Manager. Bridges researches markets and businesses where there is scope for attractive high impact investments and the origination team identifies and sources potential opportunities

Responsibilities

  • Researching Bridges’ target markets
  • Identifying potential investment opportunities
  • Supporting the origination manager to build active contacts
  • Responsibility for deal pipeline management and quarterly origination strategy data capture

Skills and Qualifications Required

  • Excellent academic qualifications
  • Strong financial and business analytical skills

Person Profile

  • Keen interest in sustainable and impact investment
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

Remuneration

Fixed term paid contract

Application Process

Interested candidates should submit their CV, along with a cover letter, to recruitment@bridgesfundmanagement.com by 7th April 2017.