Director of Investor Relations | Renewable Energy Fund

Posted 08 December 2023
Salary Competitive Salary (DOE)
LocationUnited States of America
Job type Permanent
Discipline Renewable Energy & InfrastructureEnergy, ESG & Green Tech Finance
Contact NameRory Chandler

Job description

Director, Investor Relations - Renewable Infra Fund - REMOTE

Our client, a high profile renewable energy infrastructure fund who specialize in wind, solar and storage investments are searching for their first Investor Relations Director.

My client have successfully deployed their inaugural fund and are raising capital for Fund II, targeting a $750m+ close sometime in Q1. This hire will be heavily involved in supporting the new fund's capital raise whilst managing the IR for the initial fund.

The ideal candidate will have 5+ years investor relations and fundraising support within private markets, ideally within infrastructure/renewables.

The Role:

Ideally candidates have experience in renewable energy/infrastructure and/or private equity.

Summary of Responsibilities

  • Manage overall Investor Relations function across the family of renewable energy funds, including investor management/reporting, co-investment process management and capital raising

  • Coordinate with the Controller to manage and assemble overall investor reporting including quarterly valuation and fund return reports, capital calls, management reports, investor newsletters and webinars

  • Develop a robust understanding of the firms investment strategy in order to manage investor Q&A on quarterly investment valuations and be able to work with the finance team to understand investment and fund models

  • Collaborate with the Partners to mobilize their existing network and cultivate new relationships with the aim to form new partnerships with prospective investors

  • Organize and manage fundraising-focused events (e.g., road shows) to nurture existing relationships and form new partnerships with prospective investors

  • Review and update existing fundraising collateral including marketing presentations, one-pagers, DDQs, quarterly investor reports, press releases, and other bespoke materials as necessary and/or create new collateral as needed to effectively communicate with existing and prospective investors

  • Prepare deliverables for investor calls, videoconferences and meetings; compile briefing materials and company descriptions to prepare the team accordingly

  • Help design and execute the Annual General Meeting and other LP events throughout the year, with support and assistance from the administrative team

  • Maintain the investor database, logging updates in the CRM platform including contacts, event and investor notes and call activities; track prospective investor opportunities across funds

  • Work with the investment team, operations team, fund admin, investors and lawyers as needed to manage, track and execute offering docs, ensure proper compliance and turn all investor-related due diligence requests in a timely manner

  • Manage ESG reporting with Limited Partners and track ESG landscape evolution

  • Maintain and update the Data Room when in fundraising mode

  • Update third-party database information (e.g., Preqin, Pitchbook, etc.)

Summary of Qualifications

  • 5+ years experience of investor relations and fundraising support within private markets, and/or a reporting and analytical background to support the project management component of the role

  • Bachelor’s degree and minimum of 2-4 years of analytical and presentation experience, with knowledge of private equity and financial concepts strongly preferred

  • Private markets IR, placement agent (i.e. project management and/or distribution) and/or relevant experience preferred

  • Detail-oriented, with superior organizational, time and project management skills

  • Strong academic credentials, work ethic and a genuine passion for excellence

  • Highly proficient in PowerPoint, Excel and Microsoft Word

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Exceptional attention to detail, ensuring accurate and consistent reporting in all investor communications and across investor materials

  • “No-task-is-too-small,” team-player attitude

  • Self-starter, comfortable in a fast-paced, growing team environment

  • Travel requirements expected to be 10-35% of time, depending on fundraising activities