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Sustainable Investment Strategist Multi Asset - Robeco

Location: Rotterdam
Employment: Full-time

Department

The Sustainable Multi Asset Solutions team provides wholesale and institutional clients with bespoke outcome-oriented solutions to achieve their financial and sustainability goals, both in an asset-only and asset-liability matching context. The team currently manages approximately EUR 15 billion in assets globally, including multi asset funds, discretionary multi asset solutions, and bespoke liability and cash flow driven fixed income solutions. Clients are increasingly looking beyond traditional risk and return metrics; they want their capital to be sustainably deployed and to have a positive and measurable impact on the environment and wider society. We are expanding the team and are looking for a sustainable investment strategist who can help the further buildout of our sustainable multi asset offering.

As sustainable investment strategist you will help ensure Robeco remains a market leader in sustainable investing and drive growth in impact driven multi asset solutions. You will lead the development and delivery of sustainable investment solutions across asset classes to meet our clients’ needs. It is a practical role, where you will be contributing with your sustainability expertise directly in portfolios, product development, research, operational and/or commercial efforts.

You will help to extend and further refine our sustainable multi asset fund range and ensure impact considerations are part of the entire investment process, including reporting and risk monitoring. As such you will need to completely understand how impact is addressed across the entire fund range of Robeco which form the building blocks for the multi asset capability. Part of the job will also be in helping to adjust already existing portfolios when striving for specific sustainability goals in multi asset context.

This will be a pioneering role and in order to be successful you will need to continuously connect internally to the sustainability teams & specialists within Robeco and develop a two-way dialogue. Doing this will allow you to bring our sustainable multi asset investment offering to the next level, by addressing both the impact and investment considerations when it comes to making investment decision across asset classes, from a top down and bottom up perspective.

Position & Requirements

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the development of sustainability aligned solutions for Robeco’s multi asset clients and use our clients’ feedback for development of unique sustainability thematic sleeves.
  • Help to set ambitions on Principal Adverse Impact indicators that align MA strategies with Article 8 or 9 from SFDR classification.
  • Drive the process of ensuring impact reporting is up to standard for the multi asset product range and monitor holdings against the sustainability and impact targets.
  • Lead the group’s work at integrating climate-aligned themes into our strategic asset allocation process, our capital market assumptions research and scenario settings.
  • Remain up to date on sustainability regulation and impact on MA fund range (EU taxonomy, SFDR) via internal Robeco network.
  • Help to integrate best-in-class climate, SDG and biodiversity policies for our existing multi-asset solutions and ensure engagement is part of our core value proposition for MA.
  • Collaborate with colleagues across the organisation to ensure climate risk and other Sustainability related factors are correctly factored into our asset allocation process and impact is addressed properly within and across asset classes.
  • Create content such as research papers, presentations, and other documentation to support Robeco’s efforts to deliver our sustainability insights to the broader investment community

The Candidate:

An experienced sustainability investment specialist with the following key skills/experience:

  • Sustainability knowledge: A seasoned sustainability specialist with a background in sustainable investing and in depth expertise on climate change, SDGs and biodiversity.
  • Communication skills: Good at communicating to external stakeholders. In addition being able to build and maintain an internal network is vital.
  • Investment knowledge: Experience of researching, designing, creating and implementing stock/credit baskets that capture investment themes. Ideally either via previous portfolio management and/or investment strategist experience.
  • Pioneering and hands on mentality: Pragmatic mindset, always looking for solutions and thriving when working on a topic from multiple angles and stakeholders at the same time. Rising to the occasion when time pressure is building up.
  • Language: Fluent in English. Fluency in German and/or Italian is a plus.

All applications will be treated with the utmost confidentiality. An assessment and integrity test may be used in the selection procedure.

Robeco Recruiting Team

Location:
Rotterdam

Information and application:

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Please send your application for Sustainable Investment Strategist Multi Asset at Robeco in Rotterdam including your CV via our website.

Job code:
R653
Job posted
02 december 2021
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