Finance in Motion is a global impact asset manager focused exclusively on sustainable development in low and middle-income countries. The company develops and advises impact investment funds whose blended finance structures bring together public and private investors to address climate change, strengthen biodiversity conservation, foster the sustainable use of natural resources, improve livelihoods, and promote economic opportunities.

Over the course of its operations, Finance in Motion has unleashed a cumulative total of over EUR 5.4 billion toward these goals in Southeast Europe, the Caucasus, Latin America, the Middle East and North Africa, and sub-Saharan Africa. In addition to investment activities, the funds also provide technical assistance to support investees, foster responsible finance, and maximize impact in the countries they serve.

Since its foundation in 2009, the company has consistently recorded year-on-year growth and expanded into new regions and topics. Due to this ongoing success, Finance in Motion is seeking a

Working area:

Business Solutions &
Partnerships

Location:

Frankfurt a.M., Germany

Working hours:

Full-time / Part-time

Senior Counsel - Business Solutions (m/f/d)

You will join an experienced team with coverage responsibilities for new investment product initiatives of Finance in Motion’s growing private markets offering. The role entails exposure across a broad range of alternative investment funds and investment structures (master funds, managed accounts, tailored investment structures, co-investment platforms, co-investment, and alternative investment vehicles) with a dedicated focus on impact and sustainable investments in emerging markets.

The role is suitable for a creative and entrepreneurial legal professional with financial services in-house legal and/or law firm experience in multinational environments and broad subject matter expertise in alternative investment coverage and impact investments (private credit, private equity, infrastructure, clean energy, ESG/sustainability/impact investments. We are looking for a true team player with the ability to become a trusted business partner to a wide range of stakeholders across Finance in Motion and our network of investors, partners, and service providers globally.

Key responsibilities:

  • Structuring and set up of new private market funds & investment product structures domiciled in Luxembourg and potentially other jurisdictions suited for global distribution
  • Co-ordinating efficiently with various other stakeholders across Finance in Motion in relation to the implementation of new investment products (e.g., feasibility assessment, structuring, documentation, investor due diligence, side letter negotiations, internal approval process)
  • Support the business development of tailored impact investment solutions (private market investor platform, managed accounts, sidecars, co-investments etc.)
  • Support the organizational development and further build-out of the Finance in Motion franchise in Luxembourg and across new geographical areas
  • Support the development and maintenance of our global partnership network with public and private side investors, service providers and industry associations with a view to building trusted long-term relationships

What we expect:

  • Qualified lawyer, sufficient relevant PQE professional experience as legal counsel in a leading international law firm and/or in financial services with strong background in asset management, investment structures (fund & investment structures; regulatory framework) and holistic transactional understanding (debt/equity/fund-of-fund transactions)
  • Authentic, credible team player with entrepreneurial mindset and the ability to co-create investment solutions for our investors
  • Ability to work autonomously in a structured manner, including proven ability to deliver on time, scope and budget and interface successfully with a wide variety of senior level stakeholders and investors
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team both directly and virtually, including ability to consult widely, bring together diverse views, and facilitate agreement on critical issues, enhanced by excellent communication / presentation skills in English (German a plus)
  • Experience with investments in emerging markets is considered a strong advantage
  • Experience in managing global projects and multi-cultural project teams, as well as experience in leading virtual teams where members are located in multiple countries and time zones
  • Demonstrable commitment to Finance in Motion’s mission to do good for people and planet

What you can expect:

  • An agile, widely diverse international working environment with over 50 nationalities who are keenly interested in making a positive difference through their work and who share a collaborative, can-do spirit
  • A job that allows you to fully utilize and expand your skills within an innovative, hands-on company culture
  • A purpose-driven, performance-oriented company that rewards above-average results
  • An organization dedicated to providing effective training and upskilling to its employees
Our more than 290 employees working from our 17 offices worldwide are dedicated to promoting sustainable development through market-based finance solutions. If you enjoy tackling complex challenges in a hands-on manner and are seeking an adaptable and motivating work environment, we would very much like to hear from you. Please use our online application system to submit your application.
Human Resources
Mieszko Domanski
Tel: +49 (0)69 271 035 711