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Senior Sustainability Investment Risk Analyst

Employer
M&G plc
Location
London, London, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
28 Jun 2024

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Sector
Engineering, IT, Security
Job Role
Risk Analyst
Job Type
Permanent
At M&G our purpose is to give everyone real confidence to put their money to work. As an international savings and investments business with roots stretching back more than 170 years, we offer a range of financial products and services through Asset Management, Life and Wealth. All three operating segments work together to deliver attractive financial outcomes for our clients, and superior shareholder returns.

Through our behaviours of telling it like it is, owning it now, and moving it forward together with care and integrity; we are creating an exceptional place to work for exceptional talent.

We will consider flexible working arrangements for any of our roles and also offer work place accommodations to ensure you have what you need to effectively deliver in your role.

The Role:

The Investment Risk Team sits within the business' second line risk function, reporting independently to the CRO. This role will report to the Global Head of Investment Risk & Performance. Even though there is functional independence, the team is viewed as a trusted advisor for the investment teams. At its core, the team provides oversight of all public and private mandates.

This role will be the subject matter expert on fund level sustainability oversight for the Investment Risk Team. The candidate will be expected to develop tools for effective sustainability oversight, upskilling of the Investment Risk teams sustainability knowledge, and remain up-to-date on changing sustainability regulations.

  • Ownership of investment risk sustainability oversight framework.
  • Ensuring that risk taking is consistent with the funds' stated objectives and strategy.
  • Provide risk based performance insights and analysis.

In addition, an important and exciting part of the role is to work closely with and challenge teams across the firm including fund managers, Stewardship & Sustainability, Product, Investment Solutions, Sales and Distribution to help achieve the best possible outcomes for clients.

Responsibilities:

  • The integration of sustainability fund level oversight across all asset classes for Investment Risk including both public and private markets.
  • Non-Financial Objective (NFO) oversight and sustainability risk scenario/stress testing.
  • Development of tools for sustainability oversight, upskilling of existing Investment Risk team's ESG knowledge, staying up to date with regulation changes (SFDR in Europe, SDR in UK).
  • The role would cover both public and private funds to ensure consistency across product level sustainability oversight.
  • Designing and building insightful sustainability analysis on portfolios for discussion with fund managers across a range of products and investment strategies.
  • Presenting sustainability risk analysis to internal committees, and other key stakeholders to flag issues for noting or of concern.
  • Collaborate with the performance teams to link sustainability risk analysis with fund performance.
  • Participation in cross-departmental initiatives in order to foster greater collaboration with the wider investment risk team,
  • Undertaking of independent research aimed at uncovering portfolio/market risk insights which can aid fund managers in improving the investment management process.
  • Undertake ad hoc project analysis as necessary to support new product initiatives.

  • Undertake ad hoc risk analysis as part of the fund management team dialogue and from Sales/Client interaction.
  • Lead meetings with fund managers, providing appropriate challenge where necessary.
  • Analysing model portfolios at pre-launch stage.
  • Mentoring less experienced members of the team as well as sharing knowledge across the broader Investment Risk function.

Skills, Knowledge & Experience:

  • 5 years'+ experience within investment risk or similar role at an asset management house or other financial services organisation.
  • Strong sustainability experience within an asset management house or other financial services organisation.
  • Experience working in an investment facing market risk role, other quantitative finance role or in a position through which the candidate has been able to gain a high-level understanding of portfolio management would be preferred.
  • A good degree in a finance related or quantitative subject. CFA qualified, sustainability qualification or another relevant professional qualification desirable.
  • Experience coding in R, Python, SQL and/or PowerBI would be strongly preferred.
  • Experience working with sustainability data and data providers.
  • Experience with Aladdin desirable
  • Strong communication skills. Comfortable in communicating ideas and analysis at different levels.
  • Experience dealing with large data-sets and strong quantitative numeracy highly desired.
  • Keen interest in learning and applying new skills.

Experience Level: Manager/Expert

Recruiter: Helen Simons

Closing Date: 30 June 2024

We have a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture at M&G plc, underpinned by our policies and our employee-led networks who provide networking opportunities, advice and support for the diverse communities our colleagues represent. Regardless of gender, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, nationality, disability or long term condition, we are looking to attract, promote and retain exceptional people. We also welcome those who take part in military service and those returning from career breaks.

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