Investment VP / Principal

The Firm

XTX Markets is a leading algorithmic trading company partnering with counterparties, exchanges and e-trading venues globally to provide liquidity in the Equity, FX, Fixed Income and Commodity markets. We provide consistent liquidity, helping market participants throughout the world obtain the best prices in the various assets classes we cover, regardless of changing market conditions.

At XTX Markets technology is our business and we are a diverse organisation which attracts outstanding talent from across all industry backgrounds. We are focused on teamwork and our people collaborate on all aspects of the business, working openly and with respect for each other, our clients and the market. Our culture is non-hierarchical and one where everyone is valued. We strive for excellence in everything we do.

The Role

XTX Ventures is seeking an investment professional to assist with the growth of XTX Ventures and Strategic Investments. The role will offer successful candidates a unique opportunity to work within a highly active investment business within one of the world’s most technologically advanced trading firms.

The Ventures and Strategic Investment business leverages internal capital from XTX with two investment mandates:

  1. Ventures: Early-stage venture investments in cutting-edge companies utilizing Machine Learning at their core.
  2. Strategic Investments: Investments that are additive to XTX Markets’ role as a liquidity provider within capital markets.

Responsibilities

Portfolio management (Ventures and Strategic Investments):

  • Working closely with the leadership of portfolio companies on business strategy, operations, and growth
  • Attending board meetings as an observer
  • Connecting companies to experts within and outside of XTX
  • Assisting with next stage fundraising or exits (connecting to investors, validating materials)
  • Tracking exercise of any XTX investments involving optionality, such as convertible notes or warrants preparing summaries or recommendations for the XTX Investment Committee
  • Obtaining key performance metrics for internal monthly XTX Operating Committee

Deal sourcing and execution:

  • Developing venture investment / sector thesis’, keeping abreast of AI trends across various industries
  • Sourcing investment deals through established and new relationships
  • Organize internal due diligence process, leveraging AI/ML/technology expertise within XTX
  • Negotiate term sheets and investment offers
  • Co-ordinate deal execution with in-house legal and finance teams

Other:

  • Preparing annual business plan for internal funding (no external fundraising requirement)
  • The position is London, UK based, but may involve international business travel

Essential Attributes

  • We are open to a range of backgrounds with this role. You may have experience as an entrepreneur or operator in a high-growth company. Alternatively, you may have experience at a top tier VC/CVC, accelerator, private equity firm or active M&A corporate development group
  • Strong ability to think strategically and make decisions to help portfolio companies succeed. Entrepreneurial or operator experience within an early or growth stage company would be beneficial. 
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to quickly create relevant and succinct materials which provide insight for colleagues involved in investment due diligence and IC. 
  • Highly organized and time-efficient with a self-starter mentality. 
  • Proven ability to work in a fast-paced environment. This is a very team-oriented and not an individual role

Benefits

  • Flexible working options
  • Onsite gym, sauna, and fitness classes at no charge
  • Extensive medical benefits including an on-site doctor and therapist at no charge
  • Breakfast and lunch provided Tues, Weds and Thurs
  • Various supports for caregivers, including emergency dependent care
  • Beautiful Kings Cross office: https://vimeo.com/257888726
  • 25 days paid holiday per year + statutory holiday and paid sick days

Contact: careers@xtxmarkets.com