Investment Analyst Vacancy

  • Full Time
  • Nairobi

Cytonn Investment

Job Description

Cytonn Investments is an independent investments management firm, with offices in Nairobi – Kenya and D.C. Metro – U.S. We are primarily focused on offering alternative investment solutions to global and local institutional investors, individual high net-worth investors, and diaspora investors interested in the East-African region.

Our investments are in real estate and private equity. Real estate investments are made through our development affiliate, Cytonn Real Estate, where we currently have over Kshs. 82 billion (USD 820 mn) of projects under mandate across ten projects. In private equity, we invest in banking, insurance, education, hospitality and technology. Our financial services investments in Sub Saharan Africa are made through our Cytonn Financial Services Fund (CFSF) through which we are the 5th largest shareholder in NIC Bank in Kenya. Investments in education and hospitality are made through Cytonn Education Services and Cytonn Hospitality, respectively.

Cytonn Investments is looking for a highly motivated, dynamic, hardworking and self-driven team player to join the team in the Investment Department.

The Investment Analyst – Public Markets has the responsibility for continually and accurately generating research reports, investments analysis and recommendations to the investment management committee for the purpose of decision-making. The position is also responsible, from time to time, to perform other analytical work as may be assigned to by the Investments Manager – Public Markets. The holder of this position will be reporting to the Investments Manager – Public Markets.


Conducting fundamental company & investment opportunity research and analysis; in Structured Products, Equities and Fixed Income
Financial modelling and data analysis
Analyzing historical and projected financial statements & investment data
Preparing written reports and verbal presentations
Conducting country, industry and capital markets research so as to keep up with detailed knowledge about the Kenyan micro and macroeconomic environment and financial markets
Participating in the formulation, evaluation, and implementation of investment strategies
Contributing in investment meetings and review sessions
Actively participating in value creation and portfolio operations post investment
Any other duties as may be prescribed from time to time


At least 2 years’ experience in an investment management environment
Must have achieved at least a B+ or equivalent in high school
A graduate degree, with a minimum 2nd Class, Upper Division in Accounting, Finance or a business related course
Applicant required to be a candidate in the CFA program (or demonstrate a path towards becoming one), with a strong financial background
Strong communication skills (both written and oral)
Good analytical and quantitative reasoning
Strong organizational and time management skills – ability to adhere to deadlines, multi-task and prioritize
Entrepreneurial spirit with demonstrated creativity & innovation in business
Research and Planning; Business Development and Analytics
Ability to learn quickly and manage workload, work effectively under pressure in a demanding environment
Knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office, with exceptional skills in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint