Julius Baer Private Markets seeks investment professional

The private markets arm of the Swiss bank is searching for candidates to focus on secondaries as well as primaries and co-investments.

Julius Baer Private Markets, the alternatives investment arm of Swiss private bank Julius Baer, wants to hire a senior investment professional to focus on funds, secondaries and co-investment opportunities.

The hire will support the existing team on the origination, due diligence and selection of investments, monitor the progress of existing investments, and support the sales and advisory team on pitches and client requests, according to a job posting on the bank’s website.

The successful candidate will have “excellent” academic qualifications, with a degree in economics, business or similar and must have between three and seven years of experience in private markets. Excellent English is required and German, French or another language is desirable.

Julius Baer Private Markets invests its clients’ wealth across private equity, real estate and private credit markets. It does this through secondaries and co-investment deals as well as through feeder funds and custom mandates.

Its acquisitions in the secondaries market include a stake in Partners Group’s €2.5 billion, 2008 secondaries fund from the Swiss family-owned private bank and asset manager Banque Privée Edmond de Rothschild Europe in January 2015.

The following October it picked up a stake in Brockton Capital II, a 2010-vintage, £500 million ($655 million; €559 million) real estate fund, from Schroder & Co Bank, according to UK regulatory filings.

Julius Baer has SFr355 billion ($357 billion; €305 billion) in assets as of the end of the first half of this year, according to a results presentation on the bank’s website. It has offices in Zurich, London, Hong Kong and Singapore.