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Newton Investment Management is an investment specialist within BNY Mellon Investment Management, one of the world's largest investment managers. We work with our clients to deliver their desired investment outcomes using our responsible, theme-based approach, fundamental research and deep industry experience. We are based in London and have expertise in a range of disciplines, including sustainable, global, regional and emerging-market equities, multi-asset strategies, absolute return investing and global bonds. A global, thematic approach to investment helps us achieve long-term perspective on global financial markets and economies, and identify areas of long-term risk and opportunity. Our belief is that responsible investment is better investment for clients and we consider ESG issues in relation to investee companies and also thematically. Values:
Trusted: We work in an open and honest way, with transparency and integrity. We do what we say we will do and work towards a common goal. We act in the best interest of Newton and its clients.
Collaborative: We work together to create solutions for the benefit of the business and our clients. We recognise diversity and innovation as valuable tools in achieving our goals; as such, we welcome different perspectives in our pursuit of the best solution. We also work in partnership with our clients.
Accountable: We take ownership of our role in driving the business forward and meeting our business objectives. We own the explicit decision making process and acknowledge our successes and areas of development as a basis for improvements. We are empowered to work autonomously and take pride in our personal contributions.
Purposeful; We share a clear set of goals and strategies and work towards them collectively to fulfil our business objectives.
Dynamic: We are energised, enthusiastic and challenge how and what we do to remain relevant. We adapt to the changing market conditions and explore new and innovative solutions to support our clients' changing needs.
Entrepreneurial: We have the conviction to generate new ideas and recognise the need for experimentation and diversity of thought. We think like owners and recognise the personal contribution we make in supporting Newton's continuing success.
The successful candidate will work in Newton's A+ rated responsible investment team, carrying out research and stewardship activities on environmental, social and governance matters. This includes providing expert opinion on ESG themes and companies that relate to sector-specific ESG responsibilities.
He or she will work closely with the wider investment team and will have an important role in influencing and engaging directly with companies. The individual will contribute to investment themes and help evolve Newton's approach to responsible and sustainable investment. There will also be opportunities to represent Newton externally by way of client presentations, participating in industry groups and addressing conferences. Key Responsibilities:
Maintain a thorough knowledge of the process, products, trends and developments within the industries and sectors and themes researched from an ESG perspective, and contribute to the house policy and strategy around these topics.
Develop an understanding of the competitive position of companies and products, and of the capabilities of management teams.
Have an understanding of the strategic position of different industries within the global economy.
Have an ambition to become a recognised thought leader within the responsible investment environment.
Actively contribute to Newton's global and regional investment meetings, the research recommended lists, and strategic and economic frameworks.
Make ESG quality review recommendations which are suitable for the investment requirements of the house and helping to achieve clients' investment objectives.
Contribute to the team's 'power of veto' on sustainable investment opportunities where appropriate.
Work with and influence the companies in which Newton invests through active engagement.
Identify and support investment ideas with timely and well-written research, and be responsive to research prioritisations.
Contribute to ESG meetings with companies and produce meeting notes for circulation to the wider firm.
Exercise voting rights in line with Newton's investment rationale and broad policies and principles.
Contribute to thought leadership within the space, and have a genuine interest in evolving the debate around ESG issues.
Undertake research that is creative and imaginative and pushes boundaries.
Present investment information to clients and consultants in a clear and concise manner, tailoring the information presented to the audience's requirements.
Liaise with dealing, business development, marketing and other areas of the business as required.
Contribute to the evolution of Newton's approach to responsible and sustainable investment
Qualifications Core Competencies required:
An appreciation and understanding of the ESG factors that exist within listed companies, either from an investment perspective, corporate position or consulting background.
Recognise material issues that might or might not affect companies in the future, and understand how this could impact potential investment opportunities.
A keen interest in engaging and influencing key stakeholders.
Conduct and deliver research in an informative, engaging and influential manner.
Experience of writing and producing detailed reports and research notes.
BNY Mellon is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Our ambition is to build the best global team - one that is representative and inclusive of the diverse talent, clients and communities we work with and serve - and to empower our team to do their best work. We support wellbeing and a balanced life, and offer a range of family-friendly, inclusive employment policies and employee forums.