Research Analyst - Climate, Energy & Utilities

M&G plc.
London, United Kingdom
08 Mar 2023
07 Apr 2023
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
At M&G our purpose is to help people manage and grow their savings and investments, responsibly. As a business, we are continuing to take steps towards a sustainable future, delivering better long-term solutions for our customers and clients and identifying new opportunities to make a positive impact for our environment and communities . To help us achieve our vision we're looking for exceptional people who live our values of care and integrity and who can inspire others; embrace change; deliver results and keep it simple.

We will consider flexible working arrangements for any of our roles and also offer work place accommodations to ensure you have what you need to effectively deliver in your role.

The Role:

An opportunity has arisen for an Energy and Utilities Research Analyst to join M&G's Climate team to support our thematic and stock level sustainability research to drive investment ready analysis.
A successful candidate will have experience in either existing research analysis of this sector or a deep understanding of the sector to support their development of research skills to fulfil the role.

Key Responsibilities for this role:
  • Produce high quality investment ready sustainability research on the Energy and Utilities sector at stock, sector and across thematic issues
  • Effectively communicate research findings to enable integration into investment decision making
  • Contribute to thematic research, particularly identifying investment opportunities across the global economy for innovative and disruptive companies that are driving structural & foundational changes in the global economy
  • Help scale our thematic engagement activities across the investment platform by collaborating on bottom-up research and analysis
  • Consolidate and build up detailed stock coverage, and expand our existing proprietary database of companies with alternative datasets
  • Assume wider responsibility for tracking thematic segments across our thematic universe and key players within those segments
  • Closely follow trends and evolutions in individual themes and ensure our investment strategies continue to reflect them well
  • Contribute to investment theses, including models, and valuation methodologies
  • Publish thought leadership pieces and generate content related to our themes through detailed articles and white papers
  • Collaborate with 3rd party experts and explore new, unique, and alternative datasets; interact with constituent companies to learn and understand their business models better
  • Be committed to developing an existing depth of climate knowledge over time
  • Contribute to and support development of external climate materials, including marketing initiatives and industry events.
  • Contribute to the wider Stewardship & Sustainability agenda.

Key Knowledge, Skills & Experience:
  • Demonstrable experience as a research analyst in the Energy and Utilities sector or
  • Experience in delivering analysis and research with demonstratable professional experience in empowering decision making using analytical solutions
  • Good understanding of climate and sustainability issues as they pertain to the Energy and Utilities sector
  • A degree in science, finance, or economics, with demonstratable numerical and analytical skillset.
  • Excellent communication skills, including both written and verbal.
  • Effective stakeholder engagement/management, and ability to build good relationships internally and externally
  • Ability to produce high quality reports/deliverables suitable for a senior audience.
  • Ability to work independently, as well as collaborate effectively within a team environment.
  • Proactive with individual accountability; takes ownership to drive delivery forwards without instruction.
  • Effective problem-solving skills to design and implement solutions.
  • Integrity and strong work ethic with a positive outlook and belief in our purpose.

Work Level: Manager / Expert
Recruiter Name: Suzie Threlfall
Closing Date: 26th March 2023

We have a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture at M&G plc, underpinned by our policies and our employee-led networks who provide networking opportunities, advice and support for the diverse communities our colleagues represent. Regardless of gender, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, nationality or disability we are looking to attract, promote and retain exceptional people. We also welcome those who take part in military service and those returning from career breaks.