ESG Product Developer – La Française Sustainable Investment Research (SIR), London

Neera Shah
Neera Shah4th April 2022

ESG Product Developer

Team: La Française Sustainable Investment Research (SIR), London

Reporting to: Head of ESG & Sustainable Investment Research of LFAM

Daily interactions: Other ESG Analysts, Investment teams, Department of Financial Engineering, Risk and Reporting (DERR).

La Française Sustainable Investment Research (LF SIR) is looking to add an ESG Product Developer position in London. LF SIR team comprises five analysts reporting to the Head of ESG & Sustainable Investment Research of LFAM.

This is a permanent role that will offer the successful candidate a great opportunity to build knowledge in sustainable investment within a highly successful international team.

The Product Developer works closely with colleagues across different functions in ensuring that the data used in the ESG integration at La Française is applied in a consistent way. In particular, the ESG Product Developer is responsible for the quality of the models developed and for providing method and data support on various aspects of the research process. This is a great position for a motivated person with experience in ESG quantitative research and willing to develop cutting edge ESG investment products.

The role will include but isn’t limited to:

  • In collaboration with other ESG Analysts, develop or improve ESG assessment methodologies to facilitate creation of investment products by LFAM.
  • As an illustration, R&D missions will cover climate change methodologies (Portfolio temperature rating, Low Carbon Trajectories, net zero targets, etc.), biodiversity research and human capital assessment.
  • Assess the quality of datasets from external providers, internal estimates and corporate direct disclosure.
  • Ensure the data used in SIR’s models are correctly integrated and fit for purpose. This includes relationship management with data vendors, optimisation of data subscriptions and consistency across the different datasets.
  • Work closely with SIR’s ESG Analysts, the Department of Financial Engineering, Risk and Reporting and the Portfolio Managers of La Francaise Group.
  • The ESG Product Developer will be the key intermediary between SIR and DERR to facilitate the IT development of ESG applications at the group level.
  • Contribute to the publication of ESG investment research papers.

What we are looking for:

  • Master’s Degree in a relevant field, preferably with a quantitative capacity.
  • 2/3+ years’ work experience in the ESG field, preferably with an asset manager, an investment bank (research broker) or a fintech.
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills – Attention to details.
  • Working knowledge of one (or more) of the main programming languages: Math Lab, Python, R, SQL.
  • Relevant professional qualifications, knowledge of Bloomberg and Factset.
  • High self-motivation with a hands-on-approach.
  • Collaborative approach to work, driven by performance and success oriented.
  • Highly detail oriented, possess excellent organizational skills.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills and assertiveness.
  • Fluency in English (spoken and written) is essential, as the team is international.
  • French language skills are advantageous.
  • UK Work Permit required.

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** La Française is committed to recruiting with respect for equal opportunities and diversity.**

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