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Senior Sustainability Product Analyst

Website Franklin Templeton

Asset Manager

At Franklin Templeton, everything we do is focused on one thing – delivering better client outcomes. We do that by partnering closely with our clients, assessing their strategic needs, and identifying the solution or solutions that can meet the challenge. Over 9,500 employees working in 34 countries around the world are dedicated to servicing investment solutions for our clients in more than 160 countries. For more than 70 years our success has been a direct result of the talent, skills and persistence of our people, and we are looking for qualified candidates to join our team.

What is Sustainability Strategy team responsible for?

The Sustainability Strategy team will work in close collaboration with our newly created Sustainability and Stewardship Council leaders to determine and implement the Council’s agenda. The Council has been established to connect sustainability leaders from across FT’s Specialist Investment Managers (SIMs) and work with the central Sustainability Strategy team to guide the continued evolution of ESG infrastructure and best practices. The team will liaise across business functions – acting as an ambassador on all Sustainability issues, promoting these and working closely with the investment teams to collectively build Franklin Templeton to be a sustainability investing leader.

What are the ongoing responsibilities of a Senior Sustainability Product Analyst?

The overarching goal for this person is to support and promote the transition of investment solutions towards sustainability.

  • Role will cover all asset classes, both private and public assets, globally, but with primary focus on EU funds
  • Work consultatively across all business functions, including investment teams, acting as a subject matter expert on sustainable investment products and sustainability integration
  • Support analysis and implementation of sustainability regulations that impact the asset management industry, including providing expertise around UK and EU regulations.
  • Complete compliance assurance monitoring to ensure ongoing compliance with regulatory obligations and act as an escalation point for regulatory compliance queries from other business areas
  • Develop and maintain strategic relationships with internal and external partners to ensure:

Identification and implementation of best practices in regulatory compliance to the regional teams across the globe

Best execution in meeting associated regulatory deadlines.

  • Sustainable investing market monitoring:

Track fund flows and market data to anticipate developing trends and produce compelling competitor analysis

Identify, compare and contrast sustainable investment strategies and proprietary analytical frameworks

Identify product gaps, and advise on sustainable product development and innovation

  • Support the reporting of ESG progress to investors including but not limited to prospect and client questionnaires, and advise on methods to elevate consistency and transparency
  • Perform complex analysis of data and the relationship to operational and financial objectives of the organization.

What qualifications, skills and experience would help someone to be successful?

  • Proven sustainability credentials (education or work experience) are essential
  • Experience with global sustainability regulations – ability to interpret regulatory expectations and lead implementation accordingly
  • Ability to act as a subject matter expert, internally and externally, on sustainability integration and implementation of current EU regulation
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current/pending EU sustainability-related regulations, including EU SFDR and Taxonomy, MiFID II, UK SDR, TCFD requirements, and attentiveness to the evolving ESG regulatory landscape is critical — Knowledge of Luxembourg and Irish regulators singularities is a plus
  • Knowledge of AsiaPac and US regulations is preferred but not required
  • Understanding of investment management is required. Investment experience (research or portfolio management), especially at a global and/or diversified asset manager is preferred.
  • Demonstrated passion for Sustainable investing principles, ideally having carried out some additional qualifications or learning/teaching/writing in this space
  • Experience in the use of Morningstar, Mercer, eVestment, Broadridge intelligence is appreciated
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills with ability to communicate and influence across a broad range of stakeholders
  • Ability to thrive in a highly matrixed, global environment and remain empathetic, passionate and resilient
  • Ability to work effectively both as a team player and autonomously
  • Experienced at working on multiple projects across different teams, functions, and regions, and navigating the challenges this presents.
  • Must have the ability to juggle substantial competing demands and adapt to evolving priorities with complex issues
  • Bachelors degree, ideally with Post Graduate studies in Sustainability, Finance, and/or Investment

What makes Franklin Templeton unique?

In addition to the dynamic and professional environment at Franklin Templeton, we strive to ensure that our employees have access to a competitive and valuable set of Total Rewards—the mix of both monetary and non-monetary rewards provided to you in recognition for your time, talents, efforts, and results.

Highlights Of Our Benefits Include

  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Private healthcare plan
  • PHI
  • Life insurance
  • Employee Stock Investment Program
  • Incentive plans
  • Purchase of company funds with no sales charge
  • Educational reimbursement
  • On-site training

We believe that being a good corporate citizen is good business. To us, corporate citizenship means being accountable, serving our clients, being an employer of choice, managing our environmental impact, and supporting our communities. An emphasis on corporate citizenship is embedded in our culture and values, and is an important element of how we achieve success.

We are also committed to your learning and development with resources focused around Experience, Exposure, and Education, to help you achieve your professional development goals.

Franklin Templeton values  diversity in its workforce and welcomes employees from different backgrounds, generations, capabilities, cultural identification, sexual orientations, and gender expression, in addition to other attributes that contribute to a truly diverse and inclusive community. As part of this in the UK we are registered as a Disability Confident Committed Employer, this means we ask if you would consider yourself as having a disability as part of your application so that we can support and make the most of your talents.

If you have a flexible working arrangement within your current role – or are seeking a flexible working pattern – please let us know so we can consider this during the hiring process.  Applications from Returners – individuals who have taken a period of time out of work – are also encouraged. This is part of our commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive working environment.

Franklin Templeton is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment. If you believe that you need a workplace arrangement to search for, or apply for, one of our positions please send an email to . In your email, please include the arrangement you are requesting and the job title and job number you are applying for. We will review the request and make a best effort to enact the arrangement. It may take up to three business days to receive a response to your request. Please note that only requests for arrangements will receive a response.