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Investment Consulting Analyst – Sustainable Investments

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Mercer’s global Sustainable Investment (SI) team are currently seeking candidates for the following position, based ideally in the London office:

Investment Consulting Analyst – Sustainable Investments

Whilst London is our preferred office location, we will also consider applications from the following additional locations: Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds, Bristol, Belfast and Edinburgh, for candidates with solid experience.

What can you expect?

Mercer’s Investment team provides customised advice to institutional investors at every stage of the investment decision-making process. Mercer’s global Sustainable Investment (SI) team is a specialist team that advises clients to adopt responsible ownership practices and incorporate environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) factors into all aspects of investment governance and strategy.

Working most closely with the SI team members based in the UK, the SI Analyst role will involve preparing analytical client deliverables, coordinating internal SI initiatives, assisting in business development, and contributing to a positive, creative, and hard-working culture.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a talented, intellectually rigorous individual to play an important role in the production and delivery of cutting-edge advice to a range of institutional investor clients covering the areas of climate change, biodiversity and impact investing. Sustainable investment is a rapidly evolving area, and the focus for integrating ESG and sustainability themes has an increased focus at Mercer and across our client base.

What you will be rewarded with?

  • We offer and embrace a hybrid working model that nurtures a collaborative working environment in the office 3 days per week allowing 2 days per week to be spent working on a remote basis once you are fully trained.
  • Competitive Benefits Package including: 25 days annual leave, up to 4 days of flexible bank holidays, excellent pension contributions, private medical cover, life assurance, income protection, employee assistance program, plus a range of flexible benefits including the option to buy up to 5 days holiday per year, cycle to work, dental insurance, health assessments plus many more.

We will count on you to:

  • Conduct and review quantitative and qualitative research using Mercer and third party data, including using in-house tools and databases for analysis. Examples include Mercer’s proprietary climate transition pathway setting tool – ‘Analytics for Climate Transition (ACT)’, climate scenario modelling, stewardship monitoring, biodiversity footprinting and impact assessments.
  • Contribute to the development of appropriate sustainable investment strategies for clients, drafting reports and presentations as appropriate.
  • Work with more experienced consultants in preparation for client meetings and supporting actions / implementation.
  • Participate in client meetings as well as fielding and responding to queries from clients and prospects in a timely manner.
  • Providing support on business development as required.
  • Utilising Mercer’s proprietary investment manager database tool, MercerInsight®, to identify suitable investment funds for clients and conduct supporting analysis.
  • Liaising with other teams within Mercer Investments and across Mercer business segments.

What you need to have: 

  • A passion for sustainable investment.
  • 2-3 years relevant experience.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including a team-oriented approach that is expressed through strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Comfort working independently as part of a small team through a strong sense of initiative and ability to share relevant information and expertise.
  • Reliable technical and analytical skills, with high attention to detail and professionalism.
  • Strong planning and organisational skills, to prioritise tasks and manage resources within a deadline oriented environment.
  • Background in sustainability, investment consulting or asset management.
  • Good knowledge of Sustainable Investment, with an eagerness to learn and keep up to date with industry and market developments.
  • Bachelor (or higher) degree in finance, economics, mathematics, sciences or other business-related areas with strong quantitative and analytical course content.

What makes you stand out:

  • A genuine interest and passion for sustainable investment.
  • Ability to maintain a sustainable and beneficial work-life balance.
  • Background in sustainable investment or sustainable finance.

About Us

Mercer believes in building brighter futures by redefining the world of work, reshaping retirement and investment outcomes, and unlocking real health and well-being. Mercer’s more than 20,000 employees are based in 43 countries and the firm operates in over 130 countries. Mercer is a business of Marsh McLennan (NYSE: MMC), the world’s leading professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy and people, with more than 85,000 colleagues and annual revenue of over $23 billion. Through its market-leading businesses including Marsh, Guy Carpenter and Oliver Wyman, Marsh McLennan helps clients navigate an increasingly dynamic and complex environment. For more information, visit Follow Mercer on LinkedIn.

Marsh McLennan is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive and flexible work environment. We aim to attract and retain the best people and embrace diversity of age, background, disability, ethnic origin, family duties, gender orientation or expression, marital status, nationality, parental status, personal or social status, political affiliation, race, religion and beliefs, sex/gender, sexual orientation or expression, skin colour, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Marsh McLennan is committed to hybrid work, which includes the flexibility of working remotely and the collaboration, connections and professional development benefits of working together in the office. All Marsh McLennan colleagues are expected to be in their local office or working onsite with clients at least three days per week. Office-based teams will identify at least one “anchor day” per week on which their full team will be together in person.