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Junior Responsible Investment Specialist

Date:  04-Aug-2022
Location: 

Brussels, BE, 1040

       

 

Degroof Petercam Asset Management (DPAM) is an independent active asset management firm part of a family owned group with its origins in 1871. DPAM is a sustainable investor, pioneer and innovative in responsible and sustainable investing. DPAM has a strong focus on research with a proprietary in-house fundamental and quantitative analyst team, supporting the firm’s asset management activities. DPAM manages investment funds as well as discretionary mandates on behalf of institutional clients, for a total amount of about € 36 billion, as of end of June 2019. To support the strong growth of Degroof Petercam Asset Management, we are looking for a f/m

Context

 

Within Degroof Petercam Asset Management, we are currently looking for a Junior Responsible Investment Specialist to reinforce our Responsible Investment Competence Center
The purpose of the Responsible Investment Competence Center is to provide research and analysis on ESG topics and identify ESG trends which can materially impact investment decisions of the portfolio managers. A clear framework of risks and opportunities concerning ESG issues is developed for our portfolio managers.

Your Position

 

As junior RI Specialist, you will use your analytical and commercial experience/knowledge to:

  • analyze and monitor the ESG (environmental, social and governance) positioning of companies across various sectors;
  • carry out research on ESG topics and identify ESG trends;
  • monitor assigned sustainable investment funds in close collaboration with the portfolio managers and act as owner of the effective ESG positioning and ESG implementation of these strategies.
  • build close relationships with the investment teams to enhance their understanding of ESG issues at the investment level;
  • contribute to the commercial strategy by assisting in new sales enablers (articles, blogs, presentations, etc.) for the sales teams and act as a product specialist of our ESG approach towards prospects and clients;
  • contribute to the development of bespoke client-driven investment solutions in close collaboration with the sales teams for institutional investment mandates;
  • contribute to the development of Degroof Petercam’s sustainability analysis methodology/strategy and our efforts to provide our clients with transparent communication about the sustainable positioning of their portfolios;
  • contribute to establish ESG database and screenings required to assist several departments in their ESG implementation.

 

Your Profile

 

  • Master degree, preferably in an economics/finance oriented field;
  • Previous experience in ESG analysis is an asset;
  • Passion for financial markets and ESG related matters, staying abreast of the latest developments and trends;
  • Proven analytical skills; ability to assimilate a large amount of information and effectively translate it into clear recommendations;
  • Organized, methodical and pragmatic in the way of working;
  • Team player with an entrepreneurial attitude, high ethical standards and ability to work independently while keeping in sync with various internal teams;
  • Creative problem solver and positive influencer willing to go the extra mile to keep developing innovative solutions that meet our clients’ needs in a fast growing environment;;
  • Perfectly bilingual English / French or English / Dutch;
  • Strong knowledge of MS Office; ability to work with and structure large sets of data.

Our offer

 

By working for Degroof Petercam Asset Management, you will join a Belgian group with international character, of a human size where personal contacts prevail.
As from the start, you work with colleagues from various business lines and have direct impact on our private, institutional or corporate clients.
Looking for a long term relationship not only with our clients but also with you as employee, we offer you an attractive salary package, including a performance related bonus, extra-legal benefits and a variety of in-house finance-specialized and management training as well as external programs.

The internal Talent Acquisition team of Degroof Petercam guarantees the professional follow-up of this vacancy. We do not work with external recruitment partners.

 

Our company offers a stimulating environment for those who want to be challenged intellectually. You’ll be stretched, because we count on you to share our ambitions and to come up with solutions for complex matters. The impact of our work goes beyond profit. Looking at our business from a broader perspective, we influence our entrepreneurial networks to invest in the economy and, ultimately, in society as a whole. In other words, working at Degroof Petercam also means contributing to economic development, today and for generations to come.

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