ESG Risk Analyst, AVP

Boston, Massachusetts (US)
Competitive salary, bonus, 401(k) match and benefits
13 May 2022
12 Jun 2022
Industry Sector
Asset Management
Employment Type
Full Time

As Risk Analyst you will:

  • Be an essential partner to the asset management business unit:
  • Act as a representative of SSGA Risk to liaison with different groups within the firm, including the ESG Team, portfolio management, operations, and client-facing teams, across legal entities.
  • Deliver on regulatory initiatives and risk excellence outcomes:
  • Must be comfortable taking fluid, unstructured information from new legislation (such as TCFD, EU SFDR, UN PRI & SDGs, the SEC's Climate Change Proposal, etc.), synthesizing and translating it to concrete requirements to be implemented across the Three Lines of Defense (3LOD), staying attuned to the evolving ESG industry policy, regulatory landscape, and any related implications for SSGA’s ESG efforts
  • Become knowledgeable about frameworks for ESG (such as the GHG Protocol Standards, SASB, GRI, CDP, etc.) and data sources (such as Sustainalytics, MSCI)
  • Collaborate to expand and execute SSGA’s overall Risk Framework and project plans
  • Design and effectuate program best practices, to facilitate risk identification & regulatory requirements, driving global consistency
  • Improve data quality controls for effective risk data aggregation and risk reporting (creating appropriate key risk indicators)
  • Serve as a primary contact for risk governance queries, collaborating with other control functions
  • Support risk audit examinations and ensure that no remediation is overdue
  • Engage in various ad-hoc requests

What we value

These skills will help you succeed in this role:

  • Experience with documentation and presentation software, with proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel expected
  • Working knowledge of stress testing in investment management and securities markets (equities, fixed income, currency, or cash) preferred
  • High degree of efficiency and attention to detail

Education & Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, economics, mathematics or business-related field required
  • FRM, CFA, or Master’s degree in related field is ideal
  • 5+ years of experience in consulting, banking, asset management, or a related field
  • Some familiarity with risk assessments programs desired, for example:
    • Material Risk Identification (MRI) and/or Risk Appetite Statements (RAS)
    • Risk and Control Self-Assessment (RCSA) and Compliance Risk Assessment (CRA) for Integrated Non-Financial Risk Assessment (INFRA)
  • Experience with socially responsible investment (SRI) or corporate social responsibility (CSR) idea
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