Director of Investments
Job Description: As the Director of Investments at Dakota, you will be responsible for leading the investment sourcing and selection process for alternative funds that align with our strategic objectives. You will work closely with our executive leadership team to identify investment opportunities, evaluate fund managers, and build strong relationships with industry leaders. This executive-level position will play a pivotal role in driving the growth and success of Dakota by sourcing top-tier alternative investment funds.
Key requirements for role:
- Bachelor's degree in finance, economics, or a related field; MBA or CFA preferred.
- 10+ years of relevant experience in investment sourcing, due diligence, and fund selection within the alternative investment industry.
- Proven track record of sourcing, diligencing, and allocating capital to alternative investment funds.
- Strong network of relationships within the alternative asset management community.
- Deep understanding of alternative investment strategies, including private equity, real estate, private credit, and venture capital.
- Exceptional analytical, quantitative, and qualitative research skills.
- Excellent communication and presentation abilities.
- Fund Sourcing: Identify and source potential alternative investment fund opportunities that align with Dakota's fundraising goals and investor preferences.
- Due Diligence: Conduct thorough due diligence on fund managers and investment strategies, including analyzing financial performance, risk assessment, and market trends.
- Relationship Building: Build and maintain strong relationships with fund managers, institutional investors, and industry professionals to stay updated on market dynamics and emerging opportunities.
- Investment Selection: Make data-driven investment recommendations to the executive team, ensuring alignment with Dakota's investment thesis and objectives.
- Fundraising Support: Collaborate with fundraising teams to develop compelling investment propositions and support investor relations efforts.
- Market Research: Stay current on industry trends, regulatory changes, and competitive intelligence to inform investment decisions.
- Reporting and Analysis: Provide regular reports and updates to the executive team on investment activities, performance, and progress toward fundraising targets.
Dakota Marketplace is the leading intelligence platform on Institutional and RIA data.
Our platform is used by hundreds of investment firms to enable their sales teams with the most up-to-date
and accurate data on their prospects. We are a rapidly growing startup company that has grown to ~$10MMM in ARR in just 4 years. We are looking to add a new team member to our team located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Our Core Values are:
- Know Who to Call On
- Be a Master Messenger
- Have a KILLER Follow up System
- Focus on What Matters Most
- Walk the 8 Feet
- Don’t Go Cowboy
Dakota has been on a mission to create a culture that combines a heavy growth mindset while always being kind to your teammates. We have a “family-first” culture, which means make your kids events, all of them. We treat one another with respect and as adults where we do not have a T&E policy or vacation policy. Take the time you want.
If our Culture and Core Values speak to you, then you will be a great fit with the Dakota team!