ESG Data Analyst - Private Assets

Schroders Investment Management
London, United Kingdom
07 Jan 2022
02 Feb 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Who we're looking for
Schroders Capital is the private assets team at Schroders and was launched with its own branding on June 7, 2021. The objective being to ensure that the private assets division of Schroders gets recognized both internally and externally for its range of diversified teams and capabilities across asset classes and sectors (i.e. real estate, infrastructure, PE, ILS, securitised Products, private debt and impact investing). It is the ambition of Schroders Group to further grow its private asset business and to make sustainability and impact (S&I) a defining characteristic of Schroders Capital.

The Schroders Capital (SC) Sustainability and Impact (S&I) team supports all SC teams and their respective sustainability experts with additional sustainability and impact expertise.

This role will be key for the research, development and implementation of the ESG and S&I sustainability framework at Schroders Capital level. The successful candidate will be the first data practitioner within the private assets S&I team and will work closely with both the central SC S&I team and sector-specific sustainability experts. He/she will be expected to carry out the hands-on-analysis (ESG/S&I KPIs, data collection, and reporting, among others) as well as contributing towards the strategic direction of the team.

The hired individual will sit in the intersection between the S&I team and the Data Science team benefitting from the knowledge and guidance of both teams. He/she will have a dual reporting line into the Head of Sustainability & Impact for Private Assets and the Head of Data Insights for Private Assets. He/she will also work closely with investment professionals from the different asset classes and teams from technology.

About Schroders
We're a global investment manager. We help institutions, intermediaries and individuals around the world invest money to meet their goals, fulfil their ambitions, and prepare for the future.
We have around 5,000 people on six continents. And we've been around for over 200 years, but keep adapting as society and technology changes. What doesn't change is our commitment to helping our clients, and society, prosper.

The base
We moved into our new HQ in the City of London in 2018. We're close to our clients, in the heart of the UK's financial centre. And we have everything we need to work flexibly.

What you'll do
• Exploratory analysis of different ESG datasets from different assets classes.
• Using your analytical and data handling skills you will help establish what the ESG and S&I KPIs for Private Assets should be.
• Work in close collaboration with our ESG domain experts as well as our technology team to productionise our ESG and S&I reporting capabilities.
• Identify and source internals and external datasets that can be used to support the private assets ESG and S&I capabilities.
• Build effective relationships with sustainability and investment professionals across sectors, regions and asset classes which enable an ongoing dialogue that will shape our S&I framework.
• Present our work to internal and external stakeholders.

The Knowledge, Experience And Qualifications You Need
• A passion for, and interest in, sustainability issues and trends.
• Previous analytical experience in a relevant discipline such as investment, public policy or consulting.
• At least 5 years of professional work experience.
• Strong data handling and analysis skills.
• Strong excel skills.
• Experience with Python & SQL is preferred.
• Experience working within private assets, including data collection and analysis across sectors and asset classes.
• Experience and/or exposure to asset management.
• Experience working with difficult or sparse datasets, including evidence of aggregating key performance indicators for both tracking, measuring and reporting financial and ESG performance.
• Understanding of financial theory, financial statements, and modelling practice.
• Exposure to sustainability and ESG datasets and reporting.
• The CFA ESG certificate in investing is an advantage.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Evidence of independent thought.
• Collaborative approach to work.
• Undergraduate degree in a numerate subject with post-graduate study preferred (such as a masters or professional qualifications such as CFA or CQF).

We're looking for the best, whoever they are
Schroders is an equal opportunities employer. You're welcome here whatever your socio-economic background, race, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious belief, age or disability.
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