Investor Relations Manager - Quebec (Based in NYC)

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Employer
Ardian US
Location
New York, USA
Salary
Competitive base salary plus a discretionary performance-based bonus, commensurate with experience
Posted
May 26, 2021
Closes
Jun 25, 2021
Ref
11079204
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
The Company

Ardian is a world-leading private investment house with assets of US$110bn managed or advised. The company is majority-owned by its employees and maintains a truly global network, with more than 700 employees working from fifteen offices across the Americas, Europe and Asia. It manages funds on behalf of clients through five pillars of investment expertise: Fund of Funds, Direct Funds, Infrastructure, Real Estate and Private Debt.

Ardian's assets have grown from $55bn in 2015 to $110bn as of 3/31/2021. The increase in assets has come from measured growth in fund sizes, linked to strong investor demand, and prudent expansion of the product offering in terms of strategies and geographies.

Ardian has an A+ score from the UN PRI for its company-wide policy on ESG issues. 75% of Ardian employees are shareholders of the company. This speaks to Ardian's culture which is highly collegial, collaborative and responsible, in both corporate and social matters. Ardian is focused on maintaining this culture and its values as the firm continues to expand.

The Group

Ardian places great emphasis on marketing and investor relations, ensuring clients' needs and requirements are continually met. Transparency and engagement are at the heart of the close relationships that Ardian has built with its investors.

Globally, the team is comprised of 50 professionals who are based in local markets; the majority are located in Europe. In North America, team members are located in New York and San Francisco.

At Ardian, regional professionals maintain an ongoing dialogue with investors, while others are fully dedicated to client servicing and continuously strive to provide clients with the most timely, reliable information possible. Through an online reporting platform, Ardian offers investors a secure and comprehensive set of investment results and historic record. Detailed accurate data of investment activity and product lines are published at regular intervals. Today, Ardian is able to provide a tailor-made service to each of its investors.

The Position

Ardian maintains a regional approach to investor relations with the aim to speak the language of our investors. The French roots of the firm have served it well in the Canadian province of Quebec, where Ardian maintains a strong base of investors and a promising opportunity for growth. These relationships and opportunities require a dedicated resource and this professional will work as part of a team that is responsible for managing relationships and selling the full suite of Ardian's funds: private equity, infrastructure, real estate, private credit, secondaries and customized SMAs to investors in the Quebec province. Specific responsibilities initially include:

Responsibilities :
  • Build relationships with investors, both existing and prospective, who allocate to private funds within the province of Quebec and potentially beyond.
  • Maintain investor relationships by building rapport as a trusted, thoughtful and responsive advisor
  • Manage investor reporting needs and re-ups as appropriate
  • Educate prospective investors on relevant Ardian products and market trends in general
  • Listen to investors' needs and provide insights and perspective on the market broadly and the asset class specifically
  • Prepare portfolio managers/investment professionals for and accompany them to investor meetings
  • Raise capital/secure new commitments for funds
  • Work with international offices and colleagues to facilitate due diligence, investments, reporting, events, etc.
  • Contribute to marketing strategy and positioning of all funds
  • Provide input to assist in developing new funds or investment vehicles


The Location

New York, NY

The Candidate

The ideal candidate will have had experience in alternative investment or private market sales or as and limited partner or consultant that invests in private market funds. This fundraising professional must have a can-do attitude and collaborative approach. An existing network of investor relationships in Quebec is a plus.

The candidates we are seeking will likely have been in allocator, sales, product manager, or product specialist roles. They will likely have worked at an alternative asset management firm, placement agent, or institutional investor.

This is an opportunity to make a significant impact on an established yet expanding segment of Ardian's market and to be part of a world class diversified alternatives manager. This fast-paced environment demands excellence and offers the opportunity to become a meaningful part of the firm's growth.

Qualifications

  • Fluent in French and English
  • Approximately 6-10 years total experience is required, including at least 3 years experience raising capital for private funds or as an allocator to such funds.
  • Relationships with institutional investors and investment consultants, though we do not require a robust rolodex
  • Experience initiating relationships is highly desirable
  • Strong knowledge of private funds ideally across a combination private credit, private equity, infrastructure, real assets and real estate
  • A sophisticated understanding of investors' needs, objectives and investment priorities
  • Creativity, patience and persistence in pursuing targeted prospects, winning new accounts, and fostering long-term relationships
  • Self-motivated with an ability to "get it done" with little supervision though possesses the conviction that sharing information and collaborating ensures the best results
  • A "hustler" with focus, discipline and hunger
  • Proven ability to thrive in fast-paced environments that demand high caliber performance


Education

Candidates should have an undergraduate degree from a leading educational institution. Although not specifically required, additional credentials such as an MBA or CFA would be considered a plus.

Compensation

The successful candidate will be offered an attractive compensation package including a competitive base salary plus a discretionary performance-based bonus, commensurate with experience and accomplishments.

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