Senior Sustainable Investment Specialist

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PRIMARY DUTIES:

• Responsible for helping to shape and execute on Northern Trust's brands, investment offerings, and sales efforts related to ESG Investments within all asset classes and distribution channels.

• Act as a trusted product specialist to EMEA & APAC based institutional and wealth management investors that seek to integrate ESG factors:

- Focus on sales activities; and 

- Further develop the market for ESG and Responsible Investment within the distribution channels

• Identify, coordinate and participate in internal and external events, networking opportunities, and educational forums to increase ESG awareness and advocacy.

• Maintain and communicate quarterly market intelligence briefings as it relates to published research and studies, the competitive landscape, and industry trends.

• Provide support for the EMEA & APAC institutional and wealth management businesses by supporting product development and innovation, attending client meetings, roadshows and responding to RFPs and other capabilities inquiries.

• Help manage relationships with key ESG focused entities, in particular entities such as UNPRI, and coordinate responses to industry surveys and research studies.

• Liaise with investment teams to remain abreast of existing products and help develop new products in conjunction and work on ESG product pricing with strategist teams.

• Author, co-author and oversee production of at least six ESG white papers per year.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS:

• Strong knowledge of macroeconomics, global markets and investment strategy.

• Excellent writing, communication and presentation skills.

• Ability to develop a network both internally and externally.

• Proven track record of success with client relations.

 

EXPERIENCE:

• Bachelor's degree required. Advanced degree (MBA, PhD, CFA, CAIA) preferred.

• 8-10 years of experience in RI/ESG research industry, or relevant financial services experience that includes exposure to RI/ESG investment products.

• Prior background in product management, market research and/or analysis.

• Experience coordinating and leading cross functional teams and projects.

 

About Northern Trust 

For more than a century, Northern Trust has worked hard building our legacy of outstanding service, expertise and integrity. From a Chicago-based bank founded in 1889, we now have more than 20 international locations and 16,500 employees globally. We serve the world's most-sophisticated clients - from sovereign wealth funds and the wealthiest individuals and families, to the most-successful hedge funds and corporate brands.

We burnished our reputation as a global leader delivering innovative investment management, asset and fund administration, fiduciary and banking solutions enabled by sophisticated, leading technology. And through it all, we continually laid a solid, forward-looking foundation on which future generations can continue growing and achieving greater.

Northern Trust proudly cultivates a diverse workforce, to serve our diverse client base. We strongly believe that diversity of experience contributes to a broader collective perspective that will consistently lead to a better company. We encourage applications from the best regardless of ethnicity, gender, gender identity, age, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, education, socio-economic background, parental and caring status, or religion. 

As of March 31, 2018, Northern Trust Corporation had:

• $10.8 trillion in assets under custody/administration 

• $8.1 trillion in assets under custody

• $1.2 trillion in assets under management

• $130 billion in banking assets