Investment Associate

Coller Capital
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
26 Jan 2023
26 Feb 2023
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Investment Associate

Location: Hong Kong (with regular working from home)

Hours: Full time

Salary: Competitive

Contract Duration: Permanent

Coller Capital, founded in 1990, is one of the world's leading investors in the secondary market for private assets. The firm provides liquidity solutions to private markets investors worldwide, acquiring interests in private equity, private credit, and other private markets assets. In January 2021, the firm closed Coller International Partners VIII, with committed capital (including co-investment vehicles) of just over $9 billion and backing from over 200 of the world's leading institutional investors. In February 2022 the firm closed Coller Credit Opportunities I, with committed capital (including co-investment vehicles) of c.$1.4 billion and backing from over 30 institutional investors.

We are looking for an Associate to join our high performing Investment team. You will participate and contribute to all aspects of the deal process with responsibility for the initial quantitative and qualitative analysis of portfolio companies and funds.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities:
  • Qualitatively and quantitatively evaluate potential transactions including performing detailed sector and company research and analysis
  • Conduct due diligence and assist with deal execution and transaction management
  • Carry out portfolio company analysis including valuations and financial modelling.
  • Prepare materials for Investment Committee and other internal meetings.
  • Interact with external consultants and advisers as required regarding analysis.
  • Assist with closing administration.
  • Participate in the development of appropriate deal structures to meet sellers' and/or managers' needs in close liaison with in-house tax/legal team.
  • Work with the deal team and Coller's in-house legal team to prepare and coordinate the execution of NDAs, offer letters, purchase agreements and other legal and transaction documentation.
  • Keep up-to-date on portfolio performance and address any specific requests for action or approval (for example, receipt and sale/retention of distributed stock proceeds).
  • Prepare returns forecasts, commentary and other investment information for Coller Capital limited partners meetings.
  • Conduct desk research for marketing, deal sourcing and fund raising.
  • Build strong relationships with GPs/Investors/Consultants/Advisers
  • Undertake warm/hot calling and cold calling (all usually as part of a team focused on a specific geographic area, industrial sector or transaction type)

Essential Experience:
  • 2-4 years' experience within a relevant industry (you will have completed your analyst training or equivalent and may have some experience at an Associate level) including;
  1. private equity
  2. M&A / corporate finance
  3. funds of funds
  4. pension fund
  5. family office
  6. leveraged finance
  7. an investment consulting firm (finance focus)
  8. as an investor/LP
  • Good transactional experience
  • Very strong analytical abilities
  • Advanced financial and business modelling skills
  • Established business network in Asia through working in Asia
  • Fluent (written and spoken) English
  • Fluent in at least one Asian language, preferably Korean or Mandarin, with a strong cultural understanding of the relevant country
  • Flexibility to spend between 3-6 months training in the London office during the first year of tenure

Desirable Experience:
  • Solid knowledge of the Private Equity Secondaries market

  • Results driven
  • Ambitious and highly motivated
  • Strategic and commercial acumen
  • An entrepreneurial approach
  • Initiative and adaptability
  • A team player with a strong work ethic
  • Well informed on market trends and key players
  • Excellent networking skills

We are widely acknowledged as an innovator at the complex end of secondaries and with offices in London, New York, Hong Kong and Seoul, Coller has truly global reach. We are committed to advancing ESG initiatives and driving change across the private markets sector. Coller Capital has been awarded an A+ rating by the UNPRI across the board since 2018 and achieved climate neutral status in 2019. The Firm is a signatory of FAIRR, the Farm Animal Investment Risk and Return Initiative created by the Coller Foundation. Coller Capital was a founding signatory on ILPA's Diversity in Action initiative and we actively partner with Out Investors, Women's Society Alliance, SEO and #10000BlackInterns. We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment where individuals can develop their talent and express themselves as part of a high achieving team. As investors, we value diverse perspectives, backgrounds and experience and actively look for these qualities in candidates. Our investment team alone benefits from over 20 different nationalities.


In addition to a competitive salary and bonus scheme, we offer private medical insurance and an attractive pension. Coller Capital provides a free lunch and, this year, an opportunity to work from home for the whole month of August.

Please let us know if we can make any reasonable adjustments at interview in order to fully support and promote your talent.
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