Payvation Limited – Dublin


Payvation is an investment fund managed by Colm Lyon (founder of Realex Payments and current CEO/founder of Fire Financial Services/Payvation) and Paul Davey (former CFO of Realex Payments and current Deputy CEO/CFO of Fire Financial Services/Payvation). 


Payvation, based in Dublin, has a mandate to invest in a number of asset classes across a broad range of markets. Reporting to the CFO, the role will be hands on and will involve working with CEO/CFO, investee businesses/funds and other stakeholders. The candidate is expected to have strong business awareness of investment trends, lifecycles and an appreciation of early stage businesses.


The role entails the following duties:

  • Portfolio Monitoring – Monitor the asset allocation of the portfolio and provide regular updates to senior management on performance of current investments.
  • Research Opportunities – Research different asset classes and sourcing investment opportunities that meet the investment criteria.
  • Point of Contact – Build and maintain relationships with relevant stakeholders (including current and potential investments). Regularly meet with stakeholders providing recommendations to senior management.
  •  Investment Process - Involved at all stages of the investment process including financial modelling, commercial insights, scenario analysis, due diligence and investment closing.
  • Investment Assessment - Liaise with accountants, tax and legal advisors to assess impact of potential investments.
  • Governance – Assist in the financial reporting and governance of the company.
  • Other – Involved in other ad hoc projects (including within investee businesses) from time to time.


You should have the following:

  • 2-3 years’ experience in an investment analysis or portfolio management role.
  • Track record of excellent academic achievement.
  • Demonstrable interest or understanding of investments and financial markets.
  • Excellent financial, analytical and quantitative skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organisational skills.


It’d be great if you have:

  • Relevant Masters or Professional qualification in Business/Finance/Investments.
  • Strong commercial awareness and negotiation ability.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously to tight deadlines.
  • High level of competence with Microsoft Office applications.


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