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Analyst, Stewardship and Research

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Insurer | Asset Manager

FIND YOUR ‘BETTER’ AT AIA

We don’t simply believe in being ‘The Best’. We believe in better – because there’s no limit to how far ‘better’ can take us.

We believe in empowering every one of our people to find their ‘better’ – in the work they do, the career they build, the life they live and the difference they make. So that together we can support even more people – including our own – to live Healthier, Longer, Better Lives.

If you believe in better, we’d love to hear from you.

About The Role

Join us as our Analyst, Stewardship and Research!

We are seeking an ESG expert based in Singapore, who is proficient in Investments to join our Stewardship and Research team at AIA Investment Management. Reporting to the Regional Head of Equities Research and Stewardship, the successful candidate will implement the investment stewardship target operating model and actively engage with global investee companies in the Energy, Materials, Utilities, Industrials and Power Generation sectors. You will produce ESG sector thematic research and drive excellent standards across internally and externally managed asset classes group-wide. This role will also support the implementation of the group equities research target operating model and be responsible for the research quality and performance to enhance investment returns, with primary focus on the China, Philippines and Thailand teams.

Responsibilities

  • Implementing the investee companies engagement and proxy voting strategy, target operating model and processes
  • Conducting active engagements with global investee companies in the Energy, Materials, Industrials, Utilities, Power Generation sectors to understand and assess their transition pathways and net zero ambitions.
  • Providing in-depth analysis and guidance to our group-wide research analysts on how to effectively assess the impact of transition and physical climate risks on our investee companies and recommendations, using climate data resources and analytics. Focus sectors: Energy, Materials, Utilities, Industrials, Power Generation.
  • Providing updates on the latest developments in stewardship-related regulatory requirements and industry practices to the Investments team.
  • Analyzing and assessing the proxy voting actions of the Portfolio Management teams are aligned and consistent with AIA Group’s net zero, SBTi targets and other sustainable investing objectives.
  • Consolidating and analyzing the results of all engagement and proxy voting activities, summarizing the key takeaways and recommending the next steps.
  • Monitoring all equity research analysts across all AMCs/BUs in relation to research quality, performance and productivity. Working with Group Investment Middle Office team to assess the quantitative data analytics on the performance of each individual Equity Research Analyst for Group and CIOs on a monthly basis. Focus: China, Thailand, Philippines
  • A strong teammate with excellent interpersonal and communications skills, they will also work closely across business functions, asset classes, entities across AIA Group.
  • Strong ESG subject matter expertise, specialised knowledge in the Energy, Materials, Industrials, Utilities and Power Generation sectors, investments work experience are essential.
  • Excellent skills in MS Excel, MS Powerpoint, Bloomberg, FactSet, Aladdin preferred.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher 
  • Minimum 10 years work experience in the ESG, sustainability and investments industry 
  • Certifications/licenses – CFMAS, CFA Certificate in ESG Investing 
  • Strong teammate with solid interpersonal skills 
  • Knowledge of relevant regulations 
  • Excellent Bloomberg, Excel, Powerpoint skills preferred

Believe in better with AIA. If you work at AIA, you play an important part in this movement. Which is why we give you every opportunity to learn, grow and shape your career – your way!

Build a career with us as we help our customers and the community live Healthier, Longer, Better Lives.

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ABOUT AIA

For over a century, AIA has served the ever-changing needs of our customers across Asia-Pacific. Our Purpose to help millions of people live Healthier, Longer, Better Lives is at the heart of everything we do.

As pioneering innovators, we’re now transforming AIA to be faster, simpler and more connected to create better solutions and impactful experiences for our customers and communities. AIA encourages and enables our people to act with clarity, courage and humanity in service of our Purpose.

JOIN US

At AIA, we believe in empowering every one of our people to find their ‘better’ – in the work they do, the career they build, the life they live and the difference they make. Whether it’s investing better wellbeing, inspiring better learning, building better relationships, or making a better impact on customers, a career at AIA will challenge you to find new ways to pursue your ‘better’. 

AIA is committed to building a vibrant, diverse, and inclusive workforce for all employees to thrive in. Join us if you believe in creating a better tomorrow!