Research Associate - ESG

  • Competitive
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Axa Investment Managers - Emplois
  • 13 Oct 17 2017-10-13

The Research team is responsible for developing, maintaining, and enhancing the stock selection models and strategies that we use to invest our clients’ assets. The Research Associate will be a key member of the global research team. The position requires strong quantitative and communication skills as well as deep knowledge of fundamental investing and equity markets. This position will have a dedicated focus on Environmental, Social, and Governance investing. The ideal candidate will have some exposure to this field.

~~ Contribute to alpha modelling, variable construction, and portfolio construction research projects with a focus on ESG research and implementation
• Work with the research, technology, portfolio management, and risk teams to implement model enhancements in production
• Contribute to strategy research and development
• Work as needed with strategies teams to monitor model performance, analyze model effectiveness, and consider potential enhancements as it relates to client portfolios and assigned strategies
• Contribute to the firm’s thought leadership, marketing, and client-related activities as related to the firm’s ESG initiatives
• Stay connected with industry research and trends and share relevant material with the research and portfolio management teams including conference presentations.

Role Requirements
• Advanced degree in econometrics, mathematics, finance, economics, accounting, or similar degree
• CFA is a plus

• Working on equity stock selection and portfolio construction models
• Following and designing research projects
• Constructing and working with large data sets
• Working with Matlab or similar analytical packages
• Programming in an object oriented language is a plus
• Portfolio management experience is a plus
• ESG investment experience a plus

Knowledge and Skills
• Strong analytical and quantitative skills
• Knowledge of equity markets, financial accounting, and fundamental investing
• Knowledge of Matlab or similar analytical package
• Tableau or visualization package experience a plus

• Rigorous attention to detail
• Strong communication skills
• Ability to think critically about stocks and investment issues, and to enjoy solving problems
• Sound judgment – ability to make decisions with imperfect information
• Ability to keep a positive and productive attitude under challenging circumstances
• Self motivated - ability to follow projects through to completion
• Ability to work effectively in a team environment
• Strong writing and presentation skills