Junior Portfolio Manager

Location of Job: 
Zurich, Switzerland
02 May 2019
31 May 2019
About the organization: 

BlueOrchard was founded in 2001 by initiative of the UN as the first commercial manager of microfinance debt investments worldwide and since evolved into a leading impact investment manager. The firm is dedicated to fostering inclusive and sustainable growth while providing attractive returns for its investors. Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, BlueOrchard has offices in Cambodia, Georgia, Peru, Kenya, Luxembourg, Singapore and Geneva. To date, the company has deployed over $6 billion in impact investments across 80 emerging and frontier markets, enabling social impact.

About the Job: 

The Investment Solutions Team is responsible for the portfolio management of impact investment funds and mandates of BlueOrchard, including the emerging and frontier markets bonds, green bonds and impact bonds portfolio.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Supporting the portfolio and liquidity management for the Emerging Market SDG Impact Bond fund.
  • Credit and risk/return analysis of issuers in emerging and frontier markets.
  • Portfolio construction for a portfolio of emerging markets bonds, green bonds, impact bonds.
  • Portfolio monitoring, reporting and analysis for internal and external requests, supporting business development, impact management and board level activities.
  • Conducting various tasks related to portfolio analysis, including macro and market research.
  • Assessing the impact footprint of target investments.
  • Establishing and maintaining relationships with banks and intermediaries.
  • Supporting the development of new portfolio management tools and initiatives.


  • One to three years of experience in fixed income.
  • Experience in performing credit analysis with a background in Emerging markets and Financials sector desirable.
  • Top academic credentials (MSc preferred), with emphasis on Finance, Economics, Mathematics or similar.
  • Understanding of fixed income investing, in-depth knowledge of principles of portfolio construction, portfolio construction experience desirable.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills in English, proficiency in other languages desirable.
  • Strong quantitative & IT skills.
How to Apply: 

Apply Online (through the original job posting).