HRMC Recruitment and Talent

Chief Investment Officer

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Overview of role

To ensure effective investment and management of client and corporate funds for achieving superior and consistent returns against agreed benchmarks in contribution to overall company growth, profitability and sustainability.

Job description

Strategic Alignment

  • Actively participate and contribute to in the formulation of Bifm business strategy as part of the Executive Committee management team
  • Develop and implement appropriate investment management strategies and plans in alignment with Bifm business strategy to ensure achievement of Bifm strategic objectives

Asset Management

  • Ensure the development and implementation of policies, processes and procedures for the effective management of clients’ investment portfolios
  • Manage and ensure the provision of consistent superior returns per mandate for all clients by structuring portfolios for optimal returns with due consideration of identified risk, i.e. asset allocation to equities, bonds, property, etc.
  • Establish the intrinsic value of companies through rigorous analysis in order to ensure balanced portfolios through an optimal security mix
  • Manage portfolios in terms of cash flows to ensure constant rebalancing of portfolios on a daily basis
  • Manage and ensure availability of finance and economic information to facilitate management decision making
  • Coordinate and maintain Bifm’s investment “in-house view” in line with the overall investment view which include:
    • Generating an in-house view as required in line with market dynamics
    • Ensuring implementation of in-house view in respect of all client portfolios
  • Report investment performance of all portfolios to clients on a quarterly basis
  • Structure how clients’ local and international assets are held to ensure efficiency of asset class holdings
  • Analyse credit opportunities for portfolios such as micro-financing and traditional banking, to ensure due diligence in the process
  • Monitor and ensure effective administration and documentation management

Stakeholder Relationship Management

  • Ensure client retention through the maintenance of sound relationships with all clients
  • Ensure client satisfaction through optimal returns on investment funds
  • Maintain effective relations with all relevant internal stakeholders across BIHL


  • Monitor and ensure that investment management complies with all relevant statutory, regulatory, prudential rules and business requirements at all times
  • Participate in the identification of relevant existing and potential risks, and in the development of effective mitigative plans and initiatives

People Management

  • Ensure that all staff are appropriately trained, skilled and that their expertise is optimally applied
  • Review and manage performance to ensure that staff deliver on agreed performance plans and targets, and recommend performance-related rewards and promotions when applicable
  • Manage the implementation of the staff rotation programme to optimize opportunities for multi-skilling and enhancing job satisfaction
  • Ensure that the working environment contributes to improving staff morale and increasing productivity
  • Provide leadership that demonstrates the values of the company

Requirements, Education and Experience

  • CFA qualified or have a relevant business degree (Finance, Accounting & Economics, Mathematics or Engineering)
  • Minimum of 10 years' post qualification with at least 5 yeard gained at a senior managerial capacity in investment management

Key Compenticies

  • Strategic visioning and execution
  • Business or commercial orientation
  • Team leadership and management
  • Technical asset management expertise
  • General insurance regulation & corporate governance
  • Customer orientation
  • Financial literacy
  • Stakeholder relationship management
  • Effective decision making



Match criteria
  • Gaborone
Education level
  • Post Graduate
  • Masters Level
  • Banking and insurance
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