• LOCATION: London

Job description 

The PRI is looking for an Investment Analyst to work within the Investment Practices team to integrate environment, social and governance considerations (ESG) across asset classes, starting with fixed income. The candidate will have the opportunity to work closely with institutional investors (investment managers and asset owners) as well other PRI’s divisions

Core Responsibilities: 

  • Conduct asset-class specific research across different sectors and regions to develop an understanding of valuation implications of ESG consideration
  • Support different type of stakeholders in their investment objectives
  • Contribute to articles, reports and due diligences questions to guide ESG integrated investment practices
  • Preparation of briefings and presentations for the investment practices team, utilising materials from across the organisation
  • Assistance with the tracking and updating of projects within the project management system.
  • Provide regular reporting to the Head of Fixed Income / Asset Owners.

Competencies, Knowledge & Experience:

PRI expects roles at a ‘Associate level’ within the organisation to demonstrate skills across the following core competencies:

Analytical

  • Incorporates the fullest range of information available into analysis and decision making
  • Uses appropriate technical processes/systems to develop and evaluate options in an effective and time-efficient manner
  • Assimilates data to draws out relevant insights and findings from analyses
  • Identifies opportunities and risks to feed into decision making
  • Presents analyses in an appropriate format providing clear and concise recommendations

Business Awareness

  • Understands, and always works towards, the mission and the aims of the PRI
  • Is curious about what is happening in other parts of the PRI
  • Is Signatory centric – seeks to understand, listen and respond to Signatory needs
  • Understands own teams’ objectives and seeks to internalise them in own activities
  • Understands who does what at the PRI and uses the knowledge to complete activities

Collaborative

  • Approachable, credible and willing whenever engaging with colleagues
  • Actively and appropriately seeks input from others
  • Focuses on interacting with colleagues in an positive and open manner
  • Listens to what colleagues are saying, considers from different perspectives and tailor’s responses accordingly

Communicative

  • Writes succinctly and clearly tailoring level of detail to the requirements of the end user
  • Communicates clearly and precisely and able to convey thinking comprehensively
  • Provides regular, clear and concise communications to manager, colleagues or other relevant people to keep updated on activities
  • Structures and prepares well-written, logical outputs with limited guidance and editing

Developmental

  • Demonstrates self-awareness: actively seeks feedback from others and acts upon it
  • Explores new ideas with an inquisitive mind
  • Questions the status quo and suggests new ideas
  • Seeks out opportunities to drive continuous improvements in ways of working
  • Open-minded attitude which welcomes change and new ideas

Structured

  • Prioritises and organises time effectively, focussing on the key organisational priorities
  • Develops ways of working and processes to execute and improve efficiency across the PRI
  • Methodically tackles problems, working with colleagues where necessary
  • Takes account of the needs of other colleagues and/or Signatories when considering how to execute a piece of work
  • Promotes and utilises effective project management skills

Technical Competencies & Experience:

  • Demonstrable financial analysis experience including accounting and financial modelling skills
  • Minimum of two years of experience within the finance industry or a banking institution
  • University degree ideally in finance or a related field; previous exposure to ESG/SRI a bonus
  • Exemplary writing and verbal presentation skills
  • Excellent organisational, project management and administrative skills (including for events and webinars)
  • A collaborative and consultative approach to working with others
  • Strong IT/system skills (Microsoft Office, website management systems, SalesForce, social media, webcasts, etc.)
  • Language skills, other than outstanding English, are desirable
  • All candidates must be elligable to work in the UK.

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