Prodigy Finance is a platform that enables financing for international postgraduate students at the world’s best universities, whilst delivering competitive financial and social returns to alumni, institutional and private investors.
This borderless and innovative model enables education loan financing to students from across the globe, whilst using predicted post-degree affordability rather than present-day salary. Since 2007, Prodigy Finance has processed over US$300 million through the platform to fund students from 118 nationalities, with exceptionally strong repayment rates.
Our team of 110 (and growing) is already truly global. Our head office is in London but the majority of the team is based in beautiful Cape Town. We also have an office in New York plus team members based across Europe and Asia.
We are funded by some of the best, pre-eminent institutions and entrepreneurs in the world.
Why this is an amazing opportunity
This role is perfect for an up and coming structured finance/capital markets professional who thrives in a complex environment tackling challenging assignments, who is an independent thinker and an omnivorous learner, and who wants to supercharge their career by experiencing first-hand what it is like to be part of an energetic, extremely fast growing company.
You will join our growing capital markets team, where you will work closely with senior members of the team to manage all aspects of funding supply for the business. We are a non-hierarchical team; this means that you will have exposure to all aspects of our business immediately. You will be given as much accountability as you can handle and with significant senior management exposure.
Working in a small company that is growing fast, your impact will be visible and influential to the trajectory of the company’s continuing success. Our team is very international and very sociable; you will interact with stakeholders in the business around the world on a regular basis. Being an organisation that’s passionate about education, we place a high value on learning and personal growth.
One of our goals is to build one of the top FinTech teams and cultures anywhere in the world. This means putting a lot of time into ensuring we only hire people with exceptional potential, and creating the best working environment possible. If you want to work somewhere where you're learning from some of the best brains in Fintech, this would be a good fit.
Why join Prodigy Finance
What you will do in the role
Joining our newly formed Capital Markets team, your work will involve assisting with the end to end planning, origination, execution and management of a complex and diverse range of financing transactions. You will interact with investors, prepare marketing materials and data analysis, build and run financial models and assist with planning and management of our funding requirements, maintaining a high level of connectivity with other areas of the business. You will have extensive exposure to our target investors which comprise leading global investment banks, development agencies, high net worth and family offices, impact and retail investors, with whom you will be involved with executing multi-million dollar transactions in a regular basis.
Your role will include:
What you will be judged on
You’ll be measured on the following:
What you need to be great at
Who we are looking for; track record must haves
Experience that would be nice to have (but we’ll trade off if everything else fits)
The Prodigy Finance fit; attributes which run true in everyone at Team Prodigy
To be an A player at Prodigy Finance, you need to possess – in spades - the following attributes:
Innovative + Smart
Be curious enough to want to know more, think out the box, maybe even break the box, show initiative and be smart about it to find implementable, impactful solutions.
International + Accountable
Push yourself to be better every day. Work with others across the world, be resilient, add value and then hold yourself accountable. Encourage and celebrate each other.
Energetic + Fun
Sense of humour = survival. Bring energy and fun. Wear your heart on your sleeve. Work hard and find the time to play. We’re in this together.
Prodigy Finance’s global platform enables aspiring international students to gain access to postgraduate education at top-ranked schools whilst delivering market rate returns and social benefits to investors