CAIA's Career Center is an easy-to-use, comprehensive resource connecting job seekers with employers in the growing AI field. Use your knowledge and credibility to advance your career or build a talented team for your organization. Opportunities targeted to CAIA Charterholders are prioritized.
In order to search for jobs specifically for CAIA Charterholders or those pursuing the CAIA Charter please enter “CAIA” in the search panel.
This will enable you to search for CAIA specific roles globally.
A Senior Thematic Investment Analyst is sought to join our Responsible Investment team, part of our Global Research department, to play a key role in the development and coordination of thematic investment research.
The successful candidate will work closely with colleagues, sector analysts and portfolio managers in developing and coordinating thematic research, identifying actionable investment opportunities and engaging with companies/issuers. They will work closely with senior Portfolio Managers managing thematic and outcome/impact strategies (e.g. sustainable equity, social bond) and play a role in representing the firm with clients and externally.
The role offers a great opportunity for an experienced analyst to join an award-winning team in a large global research department. A collaborative culture, commitment to innovation and an established, growing responsible investment franchise (over $30billion in AUM as at 31 March 2019), offers a proactive team player a great opportunity to help shape the ongoing development of our thematic research, analytics and investment solutions.
Conduct thematic and stock/issuer research to identify and analyze trends, drivers of change, growth opportunities, quality of standards of operating practice and the competitive landscape for and of businesses, with a particular lens around social and sustainability themes and material ESG exposures.
Collaborate with equity and credit analyst around the world to identify and analyse actionable investment opportunities, integrating thematic and responsible investment insights within fundamental research
Present thematic research insights to investment teams and global thematic meetings
Recommend actionable investment ideas based on top-down thematic and bottom-up fundamental analysis, through a responsible investment lens.
Work effectively with other members of the responsible investment and other research teams to maximize the effectiveness of both the firm-wide research and stewardship (engagement) efforts.
Contribute to the team's work in data science and enhanced analytics.
Contribute to the firms thought leadership and client engagement and engagement in industry forums and responsible investment initiatives, as well as client relations.
Previous experience in thematic investment analysis or development finance
Previous asset management or investment analyst background
CFA and/or Accounting qualification or equivalent
Familiarity with R / Python
Ability to mentor and develop other analysts
The role may involve occasional global travel
About Columbia Threadneedle Investments
You'll find the promise we make to our clients is the same one we make to our employees: Your success is our priority.
Here, you'll find growth and career opportunities across all of our businesses. We're intentionally built to help you succeed. Our reach is expansive with a global team of 2,000 people working together. Our expertise is diverse with more than 450 investment professionals sharing global perspectives across all major asset classes and markets. Our clients have access to a broad array of investment strategies and we have the capability to create bespoke solutions matched to clients' specific requirements.
Columbia Threadneedle is a people business and we recognise that our success is due to our talented people, who bring diversity of thought, complementary skills and capabilities. We are committed to providing an inclusive workplace that supports the diversity of our employees and reflects our broader communities and client-base.
We appreciate that work-life balance is an important factor for many when considering their next move so please discuss any flexible working requirements directly with your recruiter.