Associate - Bogota



Bogotá, Bogota, Colombia
Posted on Saturday, May 4, 2024

Latin America Advisory

About the Firm
Founded in 2011, CrossBoundary is a mission-driven investment firm committed to unlocking the power of capital to make a substantial return while creating a lasting difference in frontier markets. We take a transaction-centered approach to frontier markets. CrossBoundary provides investment advisory services, having developed a specialized expertise in unleashing investment across all sectors in fragile and frontier markets. Our advisory clients include governments, development finance institutions, private equity firms, Fortune 100 companies, and research institutions. Learn more at

Job Description
CrossBoundary is recruiting an Associate. We are seeking candidates with extensive experience living and working in Colombia, with strong contacts across the region’s financial services sector, and a thorough understanding of the investment landscape.

As an Associate, you will be tasked with evaluating investment opportunities, conducting macroeconomic markets assessments, and providing transaction support to both investors and capital seekers. Experience working with a range of stakeholders (including private equity firms, Development Finance Institutions, and development agencies) to support investments in high impact sectors as well as experience in Latin America will be regarded favorably. A Master’s degree in Business Administration or Finance is expected, but extensive relevant experience may be accepted as equivalent.

Who We Are
CrossBoundary operates in frontier markets that also hold immense investment opportunities. The CrossBoundary team is a unique group made up of people who are genuinely excited by the opportunity to make a difference in some of the most challenging yet exciting markets in the world. Team members come from diverse backgrounds, but share a number of qualities: curiosity, humility, integrity, a drive for excellence, and a bias for action.

Who You Are
The ideal candidate will have the following skills and qualifications:
  • 3-4 years of experience in investment banking, management consulting, private equity or similar
  • Experience living and working in Colombia and/or Latin America
  • Strong quantitative skills; familiar with diligence and valuation methodologies
  • Familiarity and comfort with financial modeling and accounting
  • Experience with high-quality slide-design and storyboarding
  • Deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities businesses face in frontier markets, as well as the macro-economic trends that impact them
  • Possesses tangible grit, seeks differentiation by intentionally taking self outside of comfort zone physically, culturally and intellectually
  • Experience working with a range of stakeholders (including private equity firms, Development Finance Institutions, and development agencies) to support investments in high impact sectors
  • Demonstrated fluency in Spanish and English; proficiency in Portuguese is a plus
Primary Responsibilities
  • Drive day to day project execution on workstreams including:
    • Identifying and evaluating investment opportunities
    • Conducting sector or geographic landscape assessments
    • Identifying and engaging with qualified regional and international investors
  • Support the firm’s business development efforts in the Latin American region by:
    • Performing market assessments and identify key potential clients and partners within regional markets
    • Developing strategies for using CrossBoundary services to drive value for these potential clients
    • Working closely with CrossBoundary leadership on developing partnerships and pursuing new business opportunities in regional markets
  • Support on transaction advisory engagements by:
    • Supporting or often leading complex commercial due diligence assignments
    • Performing market research and developing client-facing recommendations
    • Providing value-creation recommendations for post-investment strategy
    • Advising on the structuring and deploying of blended finance vehicles
Bogotá, Colombia (light to moderate regional and international travel is expected)

Equal Opportunity Employer
CrossBoundary is an equal opportunity employer. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to our