| March 25, 2024

ESG & Sustainable Investments Senior Lead

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  • Full Time
  • New York, NY
  • $170,000/yr - $200,000/yr USD / Year

Website New York State Insurance Fund (NYSIF)

About the job

Basic Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, economics, sustainability, or related field with a preference for a master’s degree
  • Minimum of 5 – 10 years’ experience in sustainability (ESG/Impact) related research, management consulting, banking, or investing
  • Demonstrated skills in conducting qualitative and quantitative research and data analysis and presenting the results in clear and concise reports or dashboards
  • Experience with ESG related data providers such as MSCI, Bloomberg, Sustainalytics, ISS, Aladdin etc. and/or ESG disclosure organizations such as PRI, TCFD, SBTi, CDP, etc.
  • Very strong desire to work within the growing field of sustainable investing with a deep understanding of the ESG investing landscape

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in finance, economics, sustainability, or related field
  • Candidates who have obtained their MBA or Chartered

Financial Analyst (CFA) credential (CFA study at any level a plus)

  • Excellent analytical, quantitative, and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in data analysis techniques and tools
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong willingness to learn and openness to feedback

Duties Description

The New York State Insurance Fund (NYSIF), with over $20 billion of assets under management, is seeking an experienced investments practitioner to assist its ESG Team. The position will play an instrumental role within the Investments Team, working as part of a team to build out the ESG/Sustainable Investments strategy and manage a new portfolio of sustainable investments. The position will have significant responsibility and exposure to best-in-class ESG investment practices within a growing and entrepreneurial culture.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced investments professional who is able to lead data efforts, due diligence processes, and evaluate investments that align with NYSIF’s net zero and ESG objectives. We expect that this candidate will be highly quantitative and research and data driven.

The position reports to the Head of ESG and Sustainable Investing and sits within the office of the Chief Investment Officer. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Responsibilities Include, But Are Not Limited To

  • Lead analysis to carry out comprehensive due diligence (investment and ESG related) for new investments across various asset classes, such as, bonds, public equities, structured products, and alternatives (including private equity and private debt)
  • Research and assess potential investment options available in the market and select funds that best align with NYSIF’s ESG policies and strategies
  • Compare the performance, risk and cost of various investment products and funds and put forward recommendations to various internal and external stakeholders
  • Manage and monitor the investment portfolio performance
  • Oversee regular benchmarking of our ESG performance against peers, industry trends and best practices
  • Prepare and present reports, dashboards, and presentations on ESG research and analysis findings
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders on ESG data collection, validation, and disclosure and provide updates in the market and industry
  • Support the development and implementation of ESG policies, frameworks, and initiatives
  • Draft content for internal and external communications

Additional Comments

Salary will be commensurate with experience. Please note that NYSIF does not offer bonus programs as part of our compensation program.

Fringe Benefits

  • Competitive Compensation
  • Entrepreneurial Opportunity to Develop Strategy and Investments at an Asset Owner
  • Future Career Growth Potential
  • Open and Supportive Team-Based Environment
  • Generous Vacation, Personal, and Sick Leave Accruals
  • Paid State and Federal Holidays
  • Full Medical, Vision, and Dental
  • Retirement Options
  • Possibility of Telecommuting, Flextime, and Alternative Work Schedules

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