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Responsible Investment Strategy Associate

Website Legal & General Investment Management

Insurer | Asset Manager

We’re currently looking to hire a Responsible Investment Strategy Associate to join Legal and General Investment Management.

The Responsible Investment Strategy Associate role is designed to support the Responsible Investment (RI) Strategy team within Investments, in order to position LGIM Investments at the forefront of responsible investing across the spectrum of client objectives, ranging from integration to sustainable investments.

The Responsible Investment Strategy team work with investment teams across asset classes to integrate Responsible Investments insights into their investment processes and products. This includes framing LGIM’s top-down strategy and ongoing governance of the Responsible Investment processes and product, as well as driving Responsible Investment thought leadership and communication 

  • Support the strategy and governance of RI products and processes (50%)
  • Conduct supporting regulatory, market, client and sustainable investment research and analysis to inform LGIM’s RI frameworks, methodologies and product strategy
  • Support LGIM’s investment team input in sustainable investing regulatory programmes
  • Support the oversight committee in consolidating and analysing portfolio performance in sustainability
  • Support thought leadership and communication of LGIM’s sustainability agenda (50%)
  • Conduct research on sustainability themes at a macro level
  • Assess data providers in their ability to meet LGIM’s sustainability data needs
  • Support communications to improve commercial positioning of LGIM
  • Ascertain LGIM’s competitive positioning vis-à-vis broader industry on our RI approach, marketing/brand, product offering
  • Scan and analyse broader market trends for consideration in our strategy and proposition
  • Develop and coordinate content that promotes LGIM’s Responsible Investment approach, including the following:
    • Narrative decks
    • Conference talking points for key spokespersons
    • Firmwide sustainability-related reports
    • Thought leadership written across Investments
    • Responses to bespoke/complex questions on LGIM’s firmwide approach to RFPs, DDQs, surveys, client and media enquiries
    • Internal communications
    • To hit the ground running in this role you’ll have previous experience and interest in sustainability or have worked within a sustainability team within an Asset Management firm. Preferred
    • Prior experience working with Investment strategies
    • Demonstrate advanced research and analytical capabilities
    • You’ll be an advanced user Microsoft Excel as well as being proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

When you commit to Legal & General, we’ll commit to you too. That means we’ll recognise and reward your hard work, your performance and your contribution.

If you join us, you’ll get access to some great benefits, including private medical insurance, at least 25 days holiday (excluding bank holidays), a generous pension scheme, life assurance, and Income Protection. You can participate in our electric car scheme, which offers employees the option to hire a brand new electric car through tax efficient salary sacrifice. We’re also proud to offer competitive family leave.

You’ll have the opportunity to participate in our annual, performance-related bonus plan and valuable share schemes. And then there are the many discounts we offer that you can take advantage of – both for our own products and at a range of high street stores and online offerings.

The brand with the brolly is choosing today to change tomorrow.

Since 1836, we’ve grown to become one of the world’s largest asset managers, homebuilders, pension providers and insurance brands.

We’re all here to improve the lives of our customers, build a better society for the long term, and create value for our shareholders – helping to shape a better future for society and the planet.

We need people who share our ambitions, agility and entrepreneurial spirit to help us do it.

At L&G, you’ll find a balance that helps you be your best. Empowered by hybrid working, we’re supported by technology and workplaces that enable us to work effectively wherever we are. We come together in offices to collaborate and connect, and use time at home for individual, focused activities. And, when we achieve great things, we celebrate our success and reward strong performance.

Today, there’s over 10,000 of us, working towards our mission, with plenty of opportunities to grow your career as we grow L&G. Will you join us?

The world of investment is changing. Our vision at Legal & General Investment Management is to create a better, more sustainable future through responsible investing. We work in partnership with our clients around the globe to deliver positive long-term outcomes, while rising to the challenges of a rapidly changing world. Our clients include institutional pension funds, financial institutions, local authorities and sovereign wealth funds. To meet our clients’ complex and evolving investment needs, our investment strategies cover a broad array of asset classes and styles, including equities, bonds, property and alternatives, as well as multi-asset funds. We’re focused on continuously innovating our investment products, maintaining our reputation as experts across all asset classes, and striving to build a more responsible and sustainable future.

Great minds don’t have to think alike, so we welcome voices from all backgrounds. Bringing together people with different life experiences helps us build empathy with our customers and drive innovation.

We don’t just talk about it, we actively promote diversity and equitable opportunities for all. That means our employment decisions are made without regard to race, colour, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability or protected veteran status. In fact, we embrace every dimension of diversity to reflect the customers and communities we serve.

We think it’s important to create an inclusive environment where we can all belong, contribute and drive progress, where you can develop and grow, and be empowered. We want you to use your voice to help us build a better tomorrow.

We all work differently, and have different needs, which is why. we’re always open to discussing flexible working arrangements. Likewise, we’re committed to finding reasonable accommodations for candidates with specific needs during our recruiting process.

So whoever you are, wherever you are, whatever your story, we’d love to hear from you.

If this opportunity excites you but you’re not sure you meet all the requirements, or you’d like to know a bit more, please contact Jamie Daley at jamie.daley@landg.com (LinkedIn profile https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamie-daley-92836458/).

If you’d like to be considered for this role, please submit your application through our careers website as we’re not accepting email applications.