INVESTMENT PRACTICES ANALYST

  • Up to 32K per annum
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Principles for Responsible Investment
  • 15 Nov 17 2017-11-15

The PRI is the world's leading proponent of responsible investment. It works to understand the investment implications of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors and to support its international network of investor signatories in integrating these factors into their investment and ownership decisions. The PRI acts in the long-term interests of its signatories, of the financial markets and economies in which they operate and ultimately of the environment and society as a whole.

The PRI is truly independent. It encourages investors to use responsible investment to enhance returns and better manage risks, but does not operate for its own profit; it engages with global policy makers but is not associated with any government; it is supported by, but not part of, the United Nations.

Job description

The PRI has a well-established programme to promote and support RI across asset classes. We are looking for a dynamic professional interested in building a career in the RI industry. The role sits within PRI’s Investment Practices and ESG team where an Analyst would assist the Investment Practices team to implement and administer specific tasks and projects.

You will keep abreast of global investment practices and actively together with the team disseminate ESG and sustainable investment knowledge to mainstream investors.

The successful candidate will be flexible but structured, proactive, and possess excellent written and verbal communications skills.

Opportunity

PRI is the world’s largest investor network in RI with 1,600 signatories representing over US$60 trillion in assets under management. Successful candidates will benefit from:

  • Being at the forefront of RI to learn about the best industry practices
  • Access to the PRI’s investor network
  • Exposure to multiple asset classes and focus areas
  • Opportunity to change the mind-set of investors on sustainability issues and engage with the industry for a positive change

Core Responsibilities

Assist the team to run work streams across all asset classes. This work includes:

  • Conducting research and signatory outreach
  • Analysing case studies, guidelines and reports
  • Providing administrative support to the team
  • Liaising with PRI organisation on administrative issues
  • Potentially assist the ESG engagement team

Contribute to PRI’s knowledge dissemination. This work includes:

  • Contributing and writing PRI literature
  • Managing and updating online content
  • Take responsibility of newsletters and communication deadlines

Build relationships with key stakeholders and PRI signatories. This work includes:

  • Participate in signatory meetings and PRI events
  • Providing support running advisory committees and/or working groups

Take responsibility of data related tasks and ad hoc internal projects.

Requirements

  • Understanding of fundamental considerations in investment management.
  • Some knowledge of responsible investment
  • Relevant working experience
  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree
  • Analytical skills and experience of synthesising information to produce structured outputs
  • Project management skills - ability to multi-task and manage diverse expectations
  • Communication skills – written (including the ability to write reports) and verbal
  • Ability to understand and work in international and multi-cultural, multi-lingual contexts

To apply for this role, please send your CV and cover letter. Please attach your covering letter as a separate document, rather than in the email text. Closing date: 22 November 2017.