Private Markets Investment Lead

Kepler Fi is the independent, radical innovation arm of one of the worlds largest sovereign wealth funds, focused on moonshots within institutional asset management. We perform strategic investments, joint ventures, and internal development of ambitious ideas to transform the asset management space.

We are looking for a Private Market Investments Lead to buildout and lead a new private markets investment team focused on sourcing, structuring and executing innovative deals through joint-ventures, partnerships, and strategic investments to further Kepler’s mission of disrupting private market investing.

Responsibilities will include ideation of potential themes to disrupt the private market investing space, identifying and analyzing investment opportunities and partnerships to further the themes; assisting with policy creation and implementation; preparing investment memorandums; and actively leading and participating in meetings with the Investment Committee of the Board.


Program Development and Implementation
  • Design and develop an investment policy statement, objectives and procedures
  • Establish a process to critically assess potential investments, related processes, and risk management
  • Establish processes and guidelines for portfolio valuation
  • Collaborate with external and internal constituents to ensure appropriate risk management
  • Buildout and develop professional relationships that enable Kepler to source investment opportunities relevant to investment mandate
Sourcing Opportunities, Due Diligence, And Monitoring of Investments
  • Evaluate current market conditions in order to develop strategic and tactical asset allocation recommendations for presentation both within Kepler and related Investment Committee Board
  • Oversee sourcing, evaluation and selection of viable investment opportunities, using qualitative and quantitative due diligence, leading investment process from concept to execution
  • Model and value PE and underlying investments,
  • Prepare written proposals for new and existing investments
  • Challenge underlying investment assumptions; assess liquidity and sensitivities
  • Partner with internal and external counsel to review Limited Partner Agreements

Must Haves:
  • Ability to think in creative, intuitive, and transformative ways in order to drive value creation
  • 12-15 years of private equity, investment banking , or other relevant experience
  • Proven private markets transactional experience – successful sourcing, acquisition, value creation, and exiting of companies 
  • Strong quantitative skills and analytical abilities
  • Compelling presentation skills, and outstanding verbal and written communication skills
  • Proven track record of academic and professional achievement

Nice to Haves:
  • Management Consulting experience from top tier consultancy
  • Significant venture capital and/or private equity experience within the TMT space
  • MBA or equivalent professional experience

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