Careers

Whether it’s building the largest wind farm in Central America or providing financial infrastructure in Cape Town, Actis offers tremendous investing opportunities for talented individuals.

It’s a role that unites a passion for growth markets with a commitment to providing top returns to investors, while making a tangible difference to the communities Actis invests in.” Torbjorn Caesar, Actis Senior Partner.

Actis recognises that people capability is a cornerstone to competitive advantage. Our people have diverse backgrounds and skills, but they all share a commitment to investing responsibly in growth markets and delivering great returns. The Actis Values – Accountability, Teamwork, Transparency and Responsible Investing, are central to our culture and talent strategy.

The primary route into the firm is through our Associate Programme which allows us to attract high-potential, diverse, junior talent.  In turn, this reduces our reliance on lateral hires and the variability inherent in that method of recruitment. Through a structured selection approach, we target MBA students from global business schools, with prior experience with other investment funds, financial institutions and global firms. The successful students are invited to participate in a 10 week Summer Internship with the intention of securing a full-time Associate position for the following year.  Their prior level of success and expertise is something we build upon by supporting their development in a consistent and structured way. Our Associates are exposed to live deal situations, investment strategies and new projects early on which is also a consistent feature for all other Actis employees.

Central to all successful talent-centric organisations is a strong performance management framework. We have a robust approach to managing performance and developing people and can do this effectively through our bi-annual performance management exercise.  This enables individuals to set SMART performance and development objectives which are reviewed throughout the year.  Our Performance Management philosophy allows each individual to perform to their full potential; ‘raise the bar’ thereby driving consistent expectation and experiences across the organization; identify and differentiate superior performance and to provide a link between business needs and the management of talent. 

Actis has invested heavily in creating a pro-active and experienced Talent (HR) team. The team established a forum called ‘The Talent Executive’ comprised of investment and non-investment professionals. The forum is an opportunity for employees across the business to help drive the design and implementation of talent projects which underpin all talent activities. This model has proved to be an extremely effective way of engaging and educating the wider Actis population of the importance of driving talent and development both internally and within our portfolio companies.

If you are interested in discussing potential employment opportunities at Actis, please contact careers@act.is.