Senior Associate, SVB Capital

Silicon Valley Bank
London, United Kingdom
09 Dec 2022
08 Jan 2023
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

When you work with the world's most innovative companies, you know you're making a difference.

Our clients are the game changers, leaders and investors who fuel the global innovation economy. They're the businesses behind the next medical breakthroughs. And the visionaries whose new technologies could transform the way people live and work.

They come to SVB for our expertise, deep network and nearly forty years of experience in the industries we serve, and to partner with diverse teams of passionate, enterprising SVBers, dedicated to an inclusive approach to helping them grow and succeed at every stage of their business.

Join us at SVB and be part of bringing our clients' world-changing ideas to life. At SVB, we have the opportunity to grow and collectively make an impact by supporting the innovative clients and communities SVB serves. We pride ourselves in having both a diverse client roster and an equally diverse and inclusive organization. And we work diligently to encourage all with different ways of thinking, different ways of working, and especially those traditionally underrepresented in technology and financial services, to apply.

Job Description:

Headquartered in Silicon Valley, SVB Capital is an investment platform investing in the Innovation Economy. The platform currently manages over $7 billion of assets across venture capital fund of funds as well as technology and life science equity and credit strategies.

Since 1999, SVB Capital continues to be the premier partner to global investors who strive to access the growth of the Innovation Economy.

The SVB Capital EMEA Funds Associate works within the Fund of Funds team on existing and future fund investing strategies. The Associate will be one of the first EMEA hires and will be instrumental in building out the EMEA business. The Associate's efforts will be focused on all components of investment due diligence, portfolio construction, and market research. In addition, the Associate will support the efforts to build new LP relationships across Europe.

Associates are expected to execute on and support the SVB Capital investment strategy through qualitative and quantitative fund due diligence, as well as investment monitoring across the portfolio. The Associate is encouraged to take ownership of tasks and results and also has the opportunity to lead more complex and strategic fund-related projects.

Job Responsibilities
- Actively meeting GP's through a variety of channels to develop a robust investment pipeline
- Drive quantitative and qualitative fund due diligence
- Lead the creation of and present comprehensive fund investment memos
- Conduct analysis and prepare materials for various internal and external meetings
- Attend GP and LP meetings independently or alongside other team members
- Surface data and insights that drive investment decision-making
- Key contributor to portfolio analysis and fund projections
- Create and present market research of relevant sectors, regions, firms and the competitive landscape
- Proactively tackle ad hoc projects and complex tasks to support investment decision-making
- Contribute to SVB Capital strategic initiatives in a holistic capacity, including support of Investor Relations and fundraising efforts
- Reports to Managing Partner, EMEA, of the Fund of Funds team

Desired Qualifications:
- Prior experience in relevant fields including fund-of-funds, venture capital, investment management, investment consulting, investment banking, and technology
- High proficiency with Excel, including the ability to perform advanced functions and modeling
- Proficiency with PowerPoint and the ability to create presentations
- Passion for fund investing, venture capital, technology, and entrepreneurship
- Analytical orientation with strong interpersonal skills
- Strong oral and written communication abilities
- Team player who possesses intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and attention to detail
- Eager to learn, and further fund investing skill set

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Equal Employment Opportunity

Silicon Valley Bank is an equal opportunity employer and is dedicated to expanding its commitments and investments to create a more diverse, equitable and inclusive company culture and innovation ecosystem. We are strongly committed to the values and policy of equal employment opportunity across our employment practices.

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