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Junior Credit Analyst, London

Published 2022-05-26
Expires 2022-06-26
ID #1014504315
Junior Credit Analyst, London
United Kingdom, London, London,
Published May 26, 2022

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Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Junior credit analyst

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Canada Life UK looks after the retirement, investment and protection needs of individuals, families and companies. We help to build better futures for our customers, our intermediaries and our employees by operating as a modern, agile and welcoming organisation. Part of our parent company Great-West Lifeco, Canada Life UK has operated in the United Kingdom since 1903. We have hundreds of respected and supported employees committed to doing the right thing for our customers and colleagues. Canada Life UK is transforming to create a more customer-focused business by providing our customers with expertise on financial and tax planning, offering home finance and annuities propositions, and providing collective fund solutions to third party customers. Job Summary This new role within the Credit Research Team of the Asset Management division will support the implementation of a Responsible Investment strategy for Canada Life. This includes supporting all investment teams in terms of sustainability research and stewardship across all asset classes and investment strategies. What You'll Do Assist with stewardship activities and advance analysis to improve company level engagement actions and voting. Interview companies and follow their progress over time, use judgment to evaluate their progress, write up and justify your position- your work will influence investment decisions Improve systems to monitor engagement and voting alignment and proxy voting guidelines Research - (1) Produce thematic research to support the development and execution of ‘theme based' stewardship and (2) conduct research on sustainable investing industry trends, latest academic research and material ESG topics Assist Head of Credit Research as required with ESG duties and responsibilities. Assist with internal and external requests for support and data related to credit investments as appropriate and required Work with strategic external partners to evaluate third party tools and datasets Manage and monitor exclusion lists Who You Are Strong analytical skills with ESG research analysis / writing experience together with the ability to gather information and use it to draw sound conclusions and present strong arguments. Strong communication skills as role requires both verbal presentations and written reports. Demonstrated interests in the investment industry, particularly Responsible Investing. Excellent time management skills and flexibility to change priorities to meet deadlines. Proficiency in Word, PowerPoint, Excel. Preferred knowledge of investment analytical tools such as Bloomberg. Qualifications Minimum 2:1 degree from a highly ranked university Completion of, or progress towards, the CFA is preferred What you'll like about working here As a Canada Life UK colleague, you'll receive a competitive salary and comprehensive reward package including income protection, private medical insurance and life assurance, along with a generous pension and bonus scheme. You'll also receive the support you need with your personal and professional development. Diversity and inclusion Canada Life is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Our role as an employer of choice is to provide the right environment for talented people to do their best work, by respecting, understanding and valuing individual differences This employer is a corporate member of myGwork - LGBTQ+ professionals, the business community for LGBTQ+ professionals, students, inclusive employers & anyone who believes in workplace equality.

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