Location New York
Job-type Permanent
Salary $Competitive + Bonus, Benefits
Reference 14803

Acre is proud to be partnering with an established leader in responsible investing. With approx. $40bn AUM, their pioneering work strives to deliver superior long-term performance to their clients. Their funds are one of the largest and most diverse collections of responsibly invested mutual funds which include actively and passively managed the US and international equity, fixed and floating-rate income, and multi-asset strategies.

We are seeking an ESG Investment Research Analyst who would focus on the Energy and Utilities sector. The ideal individual would be passionate about the impact company behavior has on society, the environmen, and on corporate performance and have experience integrating ESG considerations in the investment process. An ideal ESG Investment Research Analyst will bring subject matter expertise on governance topics and environmental and social issues, along with an understanding of how these issues can impact an investment thesis. S/he will be able to communicate views clearly, will be credible with company management teams as well as clients, will enjoy acting as an individual contributor within a highly collaborative investment culture, and will thrive by building strong relationships with colleagues.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Build and maintain models which reflect the firm's materiality matrix for the purpose of differentiating companies and securities based on their ESG performance, identifying ESG key performance indicators that have proven to be most impactful on stock prices, and integrate into the research framework

  • Use information from data vendors and our proprietary research to analyze, score, rate and rank companies on their ESG performance

  • Seek and evaluate sources of information regarding the environmental, social and governance policies and performance of corporations and other issuers of securities

  • Develop expertise within industry sectors and relevant peer groups of companies

  • Contribute to our team's proprietary knowledge of ESG factors and materiality

  • Use the information that is an output of our models to identify opportunities to engage directly with issuers of securities in order to improve their ESG performance and enhance our returns on the security

  • Effectively communicate the firm's ESG research framework within the organization, to clients, and broader investment community

  • Assist in creating a productive, collaborative and innovative team culture, including facilitating the team's professional development

  • Contribute to and publish original research

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree (Master's degree would be a plus) in Accounting, Finance, Business or related fields

  • 5-10+ years experience in capital markets and investment topics, either through work experience or educational background

  • The ability to work effectively in a thoughtful, collaborative team environment

  • Strong communication skills, being able to interface effectively with bright quantitative colleagues as well as non-technical audiences

  • Passion for aligning financial returns with societal impact

  • Excellent verbal and writing skills in English

  • Ability to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines

  • Advanced MS Office (Word/PowerPoint/Excel) skills

  • Experience with financial tools and databases (e.g., Bloomberg, FactSet, MSCI)

The ideal candidate would additionally bring some of the following:

  • A graduate degree in a quantitative discipline, either in economics or (quantitative) finance, or in the natural sciences or engineering

  • A strong foundation in applied empirical analysis (experimental work in natural sciences, statistics, econometrics, data science) and facility with manipulating numbers, including programming skills

  • CFA charterholder, or progress toward such certification

For more information, please apply.