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Job Title

ESG Research Analyst

Company : American Century Investments

Location : New York City, NY

Created : 2019-01-12

Job Type : Full Time

Job Description

In 2017, American Century Investments launched a new Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) platform to support new and existing American Century strategies, and separate account opportunities. We understand that ESG issues may present risks and opportunities which can affect the performance of individual securities to varying degrees over time. We are seeking a senior analyst to join our ESG initiative, and sit within our global non-US equity investment discipline. Reporting to the Vice President, Head of ESG and Investment Stewardship, this individual would work closely with our investment analysts to ensure ESG factors are integrated into our fundamental research process. The incumbent will also take part in client-facing initiatives, fund-level impact reporting and new ESG product requirements. This role will be based in New York. Key Responsibilities Day-to-day execution on research pipeline across multi-billion dollar/all-cap global equity strategies using proprietary ESG assessment tools, and third-party data Conduct ESG risk analysis of issuers by working closely with fundamental analysts to ensure ESG risk factors are integrated into investment process Vet ESG research of ESG associate analyst Contribute to enhancing methodology of proprietary ESG assessment tools Participate in client-facing and thought leadership initiatives with head of ESG Serve as advocate for ESG both internally and externally Requirements At least 5 years of financial services experience, of which minimum of 3 years in ESG research (either asset owner, asset manager or data provider) Strong knowledge of ESG risk issues and financial materiality Fluency with non-financial data analysis - Proficiency with excel is a must Experience working with Bloomberg Terminal, and third-party ESG data platforms (MSCI, ISS) Degree in finance, economics or environmental studies preferred Problem-solving work ethics Priority management/Ability to work under tight deadlines Established sector experience preferred Supervisory or oversight experience preferred EOE Policy Statement: American Century Investments believes all individuals are entitled to equal employment opportunity and advancement opportunities without regard to race, religious creed, color, sex, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age for individuals forty years of age and older, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, and any other basis protected by applicable federal, state and local laws. ACI does not discriminate or adopt any policy that discriminates against an individual or any group of individuals on any of these bases.SDL2017