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Sustainable Investing Strategy and Oversight Specialist

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Bank | Asset Manager

Job description:

Job Title: Sustainable Investing Strategy and Oversight Specialist
Corporate Title: Vice President
Reporting to: Head of Sustainable Investing Strategy and Oversight, NAM UK
Department: Sustainable Investing Strategy and Oversight

Company Overview
Nomura is an Asia-based financial services group with an integrated global network spanning over 30 countries. By connecting markets East & West, Nomura services the needs of individuals, institutions, corporates and governments through its three business divisions: Retail, Asset Management, and Wholesale (Global Markets and Investment Banking). Founded in 1925, the firm is built on a tradition of disciplined entrepreneurship, serving clients with creative solutions and considered thought leadership. For further information about Nomura, visit


Department Overview
The Sustainable Investing Strategy and Oversight Specialist role will serve as the key partner to investment, product development, sales, compliance and marketing teams to navigate and align sustainability-related regulatory requirements and firm-level sustainability commitments into investment practice. The key objective of the role will be to work across the wider business to 1) lead the incorporation of sustainability related regulations within new and existing investment processes, 2) strategically embed firm-level sustainability commitments into investment practices, 3) and contribute to the healthy growth of sustainable investing businesses. 


Main Duties and Responsibilities:
• Partner with the investment, product development, sales, compliance and marketing teams and to manage the regulatory agenda around sustainability and taxonomy.
• Responsible for leading regulatory projects across different jurisdictions, accounting for differentiated investment capabilities and working with colleagues from global Nomura entities to develop a coherent global platform view.
• Demonstrate expertise in sustainability regulatory practices, with an ability to synthesize and identify common concepts and best practices across markets.
• Collaborate cross-functionally to define regulatory concepts and translate to broader investment process innovation.
• Navigate diverging objectives between regulatory and investment objectives and developing solutions.
• Work with the investment teams to identify the most appropriate ESG metrics, tools and service providers for implementation across portfolios. Responsible for engaging suitable service providers as required to manage EET production and any other ESG-related reporting where necessary.
• Functional management of the NAM UK/Europe Responsible Investment Oversight Committee, and contribute to continuously enhance its oversight on existing and new products in accordance with the fast evolving regulatory and market environment.
• Stay ahead of trends and evolving guidance to develop strategic approaches to lead tactical implementations.
• Lead internal groups to provide subject matter expertise and lead all aspects of building and maintaining methodology frameworks.
• Provide and arrange appropriate trainings (including from external experts) on sustainability related topics (e.g. regulations, greenwashing and climate risks) to internal stakeholders to embed sustainability awareness across the firm. 


Skills & Experience:

• Genuine interest in contributing to sustainable economy.
• Significant experience within the asset management industry ideally from a compliance, product development, sustainability or regulatory background; with deep knowledge of sustainable finance in the asset management context.
• Excellent knowledge of the policy making process in the UK and EU.
• Experience required in supporting implementation of sustainability regulations within financial services.
• Extensive knowledge of sustainability-related regulations such as SFDR, EU Taxonomy, TCFD, UK SDR and French AMF Doctrine.
• Analytical skill to collect, compile and analyse sustainability-related data for oversight and monitoring purposes.
• Strong knowledge of UCITS and AIF legislation is a plus.
• Excellent writing, verbal and interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to distil and present complex information plainly and succinctly to a range of audiences.
• Strong initiative, entrepreneurial spirit and creative thinking to drive change.


Nomura competencies
Trusted Partner
 Understand clients’ needs and issues, and provide solutions utilizing Nomura Group company’s resources, earn the clients’ trust
 Acquire a wide range of knowledge as an employee of Nomura, instead of focusing only on one’s own area of expertise; play a part in improving the company’s services level and corporate value
Entrepreneurial leadership
 Take on new challenges for improvement and cultivate a corporate culture of challenge by driving change in business operations
 Ensure views are not biased, accept different opinions and perspectives, and collaborate with other members to create common values
 Provide appropriate guidance to others and act in a manner that places emphasis on the performance and growth of the organization
 Improve further the understanding and awareness of corporate philosophy, professional ethics, compliance risk management, and code of conduct, and make decisions and take actions from a management position 


Right to Work
The UK Government have taken steps to reduce net migration to the UK by limiting the number of overseas workers coming to the UK for employment. Please note that whilst we are able to consider applications from overseas workers from outside the UK (who require a Tier 2 Skilled Worker visa) we can only employ them if we can provide evidence that this is a genuine vacancy for a qualified role.


Diversity & Inclusion
Nomura is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and are committed to ensuring we best reflect the diversity of the communities we serve creating an inclusive environment for all our employees. We welcome all applications and do not discriminate on the basis of age, disability, gender identity and gender expression, pregnancy and maternity, marriage and civil partnership, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. 

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