Janus Henderson Investors ESG Analyst in London, United Kingdom

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Corporate Title: ESG Analyst, Global Equities SRI Team

Department: Investments

Reporting Line: Head of SRI

Location: London

Job posting date: 26 April 2018

Job closing date: 26 May 2018

Salary: Competitive

The Department

The Global Equities SRI team has responsibility for managing Janus Henderson’s Global Sustainable Investment funds. The team has c. $1.2bn in assets under management.

Overview of the Role

The team is seeking an ESG analyst to contribute to the team’s investment process and reporting capabilities. This is a small team and over a relatively short period of time the new team member will be expected to take on significant responsibilities including working with the investment managers on the analysis and integration of ESG issues, engaging with investee companies at a senior management level, and working with the marketing and writing teams in the preparation of external client facing materials such as sustainability/impact reporting and website content.

Please note that this is not an investment analyst role. You will not be involved in looking at company financials.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Researching and analysing the ESG characteristics of companies that are under consideration for inclusion in the SRI funds

  • Collaborating with the governance & responsible investment team on company engagement on ESG issues

  • Take responsibility for sustainability and impact reporting on the portfolio

  • Collaborating with the investment writing and marketing teams in distribution to produce regular content to support the marketing of the funds

  • Manage Global Equity SRI team database and define parameters of investment universe

  • Manage ethical/negative screening and prepare materials for quarterly Ethical Oversight Committee meetings

Qualifications and competencies required

  • ESG or related degree

  • Passionate interest in sustainability issues

  • Strong numerical and analytical skills

  • Very strong writing skills

  • Ability to work independently

  • Experience of dealing with senior people

  • Excellent communication, presentation and influencing skills

  • Strong IT skills including proficiency with Excel an advantage

Ongoing competence in the role to be assessed by:

  • Annual Performance Appraisal

  • Completion of all assigned Compliance trainingCompliance RequirementsAt a minimum the role requires the individual to:

  • Place the interest of Janus Henderson’s Clients first and always act in accordance with TCF (Treating Customers Fairly) principles

  • Understand and comply with any federal, state, and foreign laws and regulations applicable for the role, and seeking the guidance of Compliance if this is unclear at any time

  • Understand and comply with all relevant Janus Henderson policies applicable for the role, and seeking the guidance of the relevant policy owner if this is unclear at any time.The individual in the role is ultimately accountable for his/her own actions and is responsible for seeking further information on any or all of the above as necessary.If you wish to apply for this position, please include a covering letter with your CV, including:

  • Why you want to be an ESG analyst

  • What you think you can bring to the role.

Janus Henderson Investors (including its subsidiaries) will not maintain existing or sponsor new industry registrations or licenses where not supported by an employee’s job functions (as determined by Janus Henderson Investors at its sole discretion).

All applicants must be willing to comply with the provisions of Janus Henderson Investors' Investment Advisory Code of Ethics related to personal securities activities and other disclosure and certification requirements, including past political contributions and political activities. Applicants’ past political contributions or activity may impact applicants’ eligibility for this position. Janus Henderson Investors is an equal opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. All applications are subject to background checks.