ESG Analyst

  • £60-70k + benefits + bonus
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Gerrard White
  • 09 Jan 18 2018-01-09

A leading US Investment firm is seeking an Analyst to join their ESG group to continue evolving and deepening the firms ESG capabilities. The team work with investment teams as well as key business partners including risk, product management and the global client coverage groups. We are looking for an Analyst to drive the continued implementation of ESG strategy and to act as an ambassador in promoting these principles and procedures. A key respnsibility will be to undertake thematic research and support the investment groups’ ongoing ESG integration practices and supporting the client coverage organization as a technical expert.

What are the ongoing responsibilities of an ESG Analyst? • Assist in the material ESG integration within the investment process through engagement with investment teams, becoming a key partner who is able to advise and guide the team in relation to ESG • Seek opportunities to collaborate closely with company analysts to identify key Environmental, Social and Governance risks/opportunities and raise awareness of ESG issues in portfolio management teams • Under the guidance of the Head of ESG, conduct ESG thematic research and create briefing papers to share across investment groups to foster a culture of collaboration, sharing ESG insights and best practice • Contribute to developing an internal ESG handbook covering work on a blueprint for a sector defined ESG materiality matrix and identify key ESG engagement topics and questions to assist investment groups • Responsible for developing and conducting quarterly portfolio screens on key ESG risk flags • Client servicing and assisting in new business pitches, including but not limited to acting as the primary contact for ESG queries from RFP, DDQ, internal sales, and marketing • Assist sales in preparation of material for sales pitches and client review meetings, over time there may be the opportunity to attend client meetings to represent the ESG team • Strong partnership with Product Strategy and Development teams to inform the design of any potential ESG products. What ideal qualifications, skills and experience would help someone to be successful? • Applied experience working within asset management to integrate ESG into research and investment processes • Ideally experience in ESG integration into Equity and Fixed Income • Extensive knowledge of the application of ESG topics and a general understanding of portfolio management and construction process • Bachelor’s degree with CFA or equivalent advanced degree/certification preferred, statistical/mathematics advantageous • Background in sustainability/ESG studies desirable • Excellent written communication, presenting, partnership and influencing skills • Self-sufficient PC user willing to learn business systems utilized in the organization