Symbiotics Group - Associate Analyst

Symbiotics is the leading market access platform for impact investing in emerging and frontier markets, offering market research, investment advisory and asset management services. We are regulated by FINMA, the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority and our daughter company Symbiotics (UK) Ltd has an investment firm license from the FCA in the UK. Symbiotics currently employs 160 people and is headquartered in Geneva, with further offices in Zurich, London, Amsterdam, Mexico City, Singapore and Cape Town. Since 2004, we have invested over USD 5bn in more than 400 microfinance institutions across around 80 emerging and frontier markets, working with more than 30 investment funds and many institutional investors.

We are a fast-growing, market-leading company, offering a dynamic work environment in the growing impact investment space.

We are looking for

A motivated professional to join the Financial Institutions Unit and to assist the Investment Analysts covering the Eastern Europe, Central Asia and Caucasus region, in the analysis and monitoring of financial institutions.

The position is based in our Head office in Geneva, with reporting line to the Regional Manager. We offer a young and dynamic work environment in a growing industry and an opportunity to work in the social investment space with a for-profit company. 

Job Description

  • Assist Investment Analysts in maintaining a strong client relationship with each financial institution

  • Support the Investment Analysts in the research, monitoring and production of country analysis reports

  • Assist the Investment Analyst in updating the financial institution accounts, including financial statement and performing KYC processes

  • Support the production of the Desk Review reports by the Investment Analysts through collecting and inputting any necessary information and assisting in the drafting of the reports

  • Upon request, participate in Due Diligence trips and support the production of Credit Risk Reports


We are looking for a dynamic person with an entrepreneurial drive, who is organized, professional, and able to work in a dynamic and challenging environment. More specifically, we have the following requirements:

  • University degree or equivalent, preferably in a finance related field

  • Good knowledge of the impact finance industry a strong asset

  • Proven interest for emerging/frontier markets and sustainable development

  • Excellent sense of communication and organization

  • Capacity to handle multiple tasks on a daily basis

  • Fluent written and spoken English; Russian skills a strong asset

  • Work permit for Switzerland


What makes us different?

  • The chance to contribute to improving the lives of people in emerging and frontier countries, to work towards supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals

  • A flexible work environment with colleagues from 34 countries

  • The opportunity to become part of a growing business that pushes you to excel every day while having a positive impact on others