Responsible Investment Manager

Date Posted: 23/08/2023

Location: London

Job Type: Full time

Apply Now

At Just we are recruiting for our future and currently have a great opportunity available to join our expanding Investment Team as a Responsible Investment Manager on a permanent basis in our London office.

This is an exciting role that carries a high degree of responsibility and independence as you will provide support to the Chief Investment Officer and wider Investment team and facilitate delivery on a wide variety of responsible investment initiatives.

You will support the investment team on various responsible investment projects whilst working with a range of internal and external stakeholders supporting our corporate sustainability objectives and our vision to become Net Zero by 2050.

The main responsibilities of the role will be:

  • Working together with the Responsible Investment Lead to oversee and implement responsible investment strategic objectives.
  • Contributing to and influence the integration of responsible investment criteria into investment decision making.
  • People management and day-to-day support of relevant junior members of the responsible investment team.
  • Oversight and implementation of transition management actions across the investment portfolio as well as supporting other junior members of the team.

Job Role Accountabilities

  • Reports to Responsible Investment Lead, who is responsible for the delivery of responsible investment projects and initiatives.
  • Develop an understanding of the investment process and specifically how responsible investment and climate change form a part of that.
  • Support in overseeing and managing responsible investment projects:
  • Climate change: support with overseeing and enhancing existing climate-related risk management and implementation processes
  • Integration of environmental, social, and corporate governance (‘ESG’) risks: support responsible investment analysts, investment analysts and credit analysts in ensuring responsible investment risks are appropriately factored into investment-related decisions
  • Green/Sustainability bonds: support with overseeing and monitoring the achievement of our sustainability targets in relation to our bond issuances, and other associated targets
  • Stewardship: support with overseeing and engaging with issuers, asset managers, external initiatives and other relevant stakeholders to meet our stewardship objectives
  • Monitoring and reporting: support with overseeing monitor and reporting on responsible investment and climate-related metrics related to the investment portfolio
  • Policies and framework: support with reviewing and enhancing existing/new policies and frameworks on responsible investment e.g. the existing Responsible Investment Framework
  • Regulation: remain aware of current and emerging responsible investment-related regulation
  • Training and development: develop materials and share knowledge with the wider investment team on responsible investment topics
  • Generally, a subject matter expert on responsible investment and support with providing advice and guidance to stakeholders.
  • Support the development and execution of our investment strategy, from a responsible investment perspective:
  • Assist in enhancing responsible investment criteria in strategic asset allocation
  • Assist in the research and evaluation of new asset classes, investment managers and funds
  • Enhance and develop responsible investment processes for input into investment decision making e.g. responsible investment analysis of new deals
  • Support the preparation of clear and concise material and presentations for internal papers, approvals and management information, where applicable.
  • Work closely and form strong relationships with internal stakeholders most notably in the areas of Group Strategy, Finance, Actuarial, Risk, Capital Management and Legal.
  • Develop an understanding of the dynamics and commerciality of a UK life assurance company.
  • Understand the context of our financial constraints, risk appetite and governance framework.

Examples of Key Activities

  • Check, review and input into responsible investment analysis of new deals.
  • Check and review internal responsible investment-related management information.
  • Draft and support with overseeing the preparation of committee-related papers.
  • Lead on enhancing the implementation of climate change within investment strategy.
  • Identify opportunities to participate in external collaborative initiatives/consultations.
Apply Now