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Groveland, FL, USA Investment Management
Senior
20 years experience
  • Equities
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • M&A
  • +71
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Spain Strategy, M&A
Manager
2 years experience
  • Equities
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • Corporate Finance
  • +18
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Berlin, Germany Strategy, M&A
Senior
14 years experience
  • Equities
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • M&A
  • +27
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Paris, France M&A
Manager
12 years experience
  • Equities
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • M&A
  • +14
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Bucharest, Romania Strategy, M&A
Manager
1 years experience
  • Equities
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • M&A
  • +38
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Porto, Portugal Strategy, M&A
Manager
8 years experience
  • Equities
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • M&A
  • +19
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New York, NY, USA M&A, Private Equity
Associate
8 years experience
  • Equities
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • M&A
  • +7
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Singapore M&A, Private Equity
Senior
15 years experience
  • Equities
  • Financial Modeling
  • Business Strategy
  • M&A
  • +5
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Fintalent's equities consultants do not only offer advisory services to firms that desire to raise capital by issuing equity, but also see firms through the tedious process of issuance and consolidation.

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Frequently asked questions

What clients usually engage your Equities Consultants?

We work with clients from all over the world. Our clients range from enterprise and corporate clients to companies that are backed by Private Equity or Venture Capital funds. Furthermore, we work directly with Family Offices, Private Equity firms, and Asset Managers. Most of our enterprise clients have dedicated Corporate Development, M&A, and Strategy divisions which are utilizing our pool of Equities talent to add on-demand and flexible resources, expertise, or staff to their in-house team.

How is Fintalent different?

Fintalent is not a staffing agency. We are a community of best-in-class Equities professionals, highly specialized within their domains. We have streamlined the process of engaging the best Equities talent and are able to provide clients with Equities professionals within 48 hours of first engaging them. We believe that our platform provides more value for Corporates, Ventures, Private Equity and Venture Capital firms, and Family Offices.

Our Hiring Process – What do ‘Community-Approach’ and ‘Invite-to-Apply’ mean?

‘Invite-to-Apply’ is the process by which we shortlist candidates for the majority of projects on our platform. Often, due to the confidential nature of our clients’ projects, we do not release projects to our whole platform but using the matching technology and expertise of our internal team we select candidates who are the best fit for our clients’ needs. This approach also ensures engagement with our community of professionals on the Fintalent platform, and is a benefit both to our clients and independent professionals, as our freelancers have direct access to the roles best suited to their skills and are more likely to take an interest in a project if they have been sought out directly. In addition, if a member of our community is unavailable for a project but knows someone whose skill set perfectly fits the brief, they are able to invite them to apply for the role, utilizing the personal networks of each talent on our platform.

Which skills and expertise do your Fintalents have?

The Fintalents are hand-picked and vetted Equities professionals, speak over 55 languages, and have professional experience in all geographical markets. Our Equities consultants’ experience ranges from 3+ years as analysts at top investment banks and Strategy consultancies, to later career C-level executives. The average working experience is 6.9 years and 80% of all Fintalents range from 3-12 years into their careers.

Our Equities consultants have experience in leading firms as well as interfacing with clients and wider corporate structures and management. What makes our Equities talent pool stand out is the fact that they have technical backgrounds in over 2,900 industries.

How does the screening and onboarding of your Equities talent work?

Fintalent.io is an invite-only platform and we believe in the power of referrals and a closed-loop community. Members of our community are able to invite a small number of professionals onto the platform. In addition, our team actively scouts for the best talent who have experience in investment banking or have worked at a global top management consultancy. All of our community-referred talent and scouted talent are subject to a rigorous screening process. As such, over the last 18 months totaling more than 750 hours of onboarding calls, of which only 40% have received an invite-link after the call.

What happens if I am not satisfied with my Equities consultant’s work?

During your initial engagement with a member of our Fintalent talent pool with no risk. If you are not satisfied with the quality of your hire for any reason then we are able to find a replacement at short notice. There is no minimum commitment per project, but generally projects last at least 5 days and can last 12+ months.

We are a community-based M&A staffing platform.

With our platform, you can fill full-time M&A roles, or staff your team with a Equities expert when you need an extra hand.

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Everything you need to know about Equities

What are Equities?

Equities are a type of security that represents ownership in a company, just like stocks and bonds. There are also two main types of equities: common shares which represent ownership in the company and preferred shares which provide dividend payments as well as some protection in the event of bankruptcy. According to Fintalent’s equities consultants, preferred shares come with fixed or floating dividends, meaning the dividends are fixed for certain period or can vary up or down with the company’s earnings.

Shares can be considered risky because they typically have no guaranteed return and may experience price volatility over time – however, higher risk equities have historically been associated with higher returns over time under many different market conditions. The share price can also vary due to changes in market sentiment, business performance, general economic conditions and political environment.

Equities are created when companies issue new shares into the market. Equities represent ownership interest in a corporation. Investors buy equities like any other investment or commodity to profit from its price changes or dividends received over time. There is no guarantee that they will receive those dividends or profits back in cash though!
The role of equity is to be the creators and holders of corporate wealth, while debt is its opposite – it creates debts which become obligations owed to creditors and shareholders respectively (or other parties).

The most common means of payment is in cash or cash equivalents. Other forms of payment can include bank transfers, credit/debit cards and checks.
To buy and sell such a stock, you must open an account with a broker. There are four large categories of equity trading: initial public offerings, secondary trading, direct purchases from the company itself, and swaps. Usually IPOs are more risky because they lack an established track record. Secondary trading involves buying stocks from someone who already owns them. Direct purchasing requires one to buy the stocks directly from the issuing companies; however, this can only be done if you have a substantial amount to invest (sometimes millions or billions of dollars). Finally, swaps are financial transactions that allow one to trade the purchase or sale of a stock without actually owning it outright.

Investors can also go deep into debt. A credit default swap is a type of derivative (financial instrument) used to insure against declining credit ratings: if a borrower defaults on its debt obligations, the CDS issuer will take over payment for the loan as long as payment is made within three to five days.
Buying a bond means that you buy an IOU from someone else. You loan him money and receive interest on this loan for an agreed period of time; once you have been paid back, you no longer own the bond and must turn it over to the original lender.

Although the company is responsible for repaying the principal amount of a loan to bondholders, it is not accountable for paying the earnings per share (EPS) to common shareholders. Investors in common shares have a direct interest in the success of a company because they share in earnings of equities through dividends. Dividends are payments made by companies out of their profits that are paid to shareholders, which can be straight cash or stock. Earnings per share (EPS) is often used as a gauge to determine how successful a company has performed and whether it is worthy of investment by shareholders. In the event of a company’s bankruptcy, bondholders are repaid before shareholders can normally collect any distributions.

The intrinsic value of an equity is the total present value of its dividends going forward. Intrinsic value is the fundamental concept in the valuation of equities that incorporates the entire stream of future dividends and discounting it back to today’s dollars. It is usually quoted in a multiple of earnings or cash flows rather than in dollar terms. Intrinsic value is particularly useful when the quoted price of an equity is less than its intrinsic value.

The capital market line (CML) is a plot of the relationship between risk and return. The CML is a graph that shows the efficient frontier (which represents the optimal portfolio diversification that allows a portfolio to have maximum return for each level of expected volatility) and the securities that occupy it. All securities are plotted on a CML diagram with the x-axis representing risk and the y-axis representing return. Securities below the line represent those with lower expected returns given their levels of risk, while securities above represent securities with higher expected returns given their levels of risk.

The correlation of return between two risky assets is a measure of the degree to which their returns are related. Correlation coefficients are between -1 and 1, with -1 implying that the returns move in opposite directions, 0 implying no relationship between the returns, and 1 implying that their returns move exactly in the same direction. The more positively correlated two assets are (e.g. 0.5 or higher), the more diversification is achieved when paired together in a portfolio compared to those assets with negative correlation (e.g -0.5 or below) which tend to be oppositely related and therefore create diversification in portfolios when combined, partially because they counteract each other’s volatility effects on portfolio variance and therefore risk.

The more positively correlated two assets are (e.g. 0.5 or higher), the more diversification is achieved when paired together in a portfolio compared to those assets with negative correlation (e.g -0.5 or below) which tend to be oppositely related and therefore create diversification in portfolios when combined, partially because they counteract each other’s volatility effects on portfolio variance and therefore risk.

The Sharpe ratio is a measure of the reward-to-variability ratio. It is constructed by dividing the return by the standard deviation of returns over a specific time period. The idea behind the Sharpe ratio is that a high level of return should be associated with a low level of volatility, leading to potentially reduced risk and greater profits.

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Dr. Fabian Kley
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Partner at Ingeniam, former COO/ Head of M&A of DWS Group