Research Associate - ESG

Employer
Axa Investment Managers - Emplois
Location
London, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Oct 18, 2017
Closes
Nov 20, 2017
Job Function
Other
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors

~~ 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
Education/Qualifications
• Advanced degree in econometrics, mathematics, finance, economics, accounting, or similar degree
• CFA is a plus


Experience
• 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

Competencies
• 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