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Responsible Investment Manager

Date: 09-Jul-2019

Location: Edinburgh, GB Wilmslow, GB London, GB

Company: Royal London Group

Job title:                                         Responsible Investment Manager

Location:                                         Edinburgh, London or Wilmslow

Contract Type:                               Permanent

Closing Date                                  8th August 2019

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At Royal London we want to attract the best talent to help us achieve our vision of becoming the most trusted and recommended financial company in the UK.

We are the largest mutual life, pensions and Investment Company in the UK, with Group funds under management of £118.9 billion and latest ProfitShare pay out to members of £142 million.  Group businesses provide around 9.0 million policies and employ 3,976 people (figures as of 05 Feb 2019). 

The primary focus of the role is to deliver the analysis, oversight and lead the integration of the RLMIS Responsible Investment (RI) and Climate Change (CC) policy frameworks and activities on behalf of our customers.  Leads RLMIS specialist expertise on ESG issues and delivers due diligence across internal and external asset managers with particular focus on engagement with RLAM.

 

What will you be doing

  • RI subject matter expertise and disclosure reporting
  • Lead oversight and reporting against integration of RI and CC framework across all relevant processes and due diligence across the Group’s assets
  • Lead oversight of the Group’s voting policy and process with fund managers with a focus on analysis and reporting of RLAM activities
  • Pro-actively works with all relevant internal stakeholders and asset managers to support effective RI integration to relevant processes.   
  • Lead activity to engage with asset managers – individually or through collaboration – on relevant Group RI issues.
  • Contribute and coordinate RI thought leadership activities across the Group
  • Pro-actively develops and improves the Group’s RI and CC framework, including any rating methodologies or assessment tools
  • Maintain strong awareness of RI and CC industry developments
  • Working to supports Group’s investment governance model by ensuring regular
  • reporting and MI and papers are produced for committees
  • Leads the maintenance and review the RI and Climate Change investment risks and controls
  • Support senior leaders in implementing and embedding RI and Climate Change across the RLMIS

 

What we’re looking for

  • Team player willing to collaborate to solve challenges
  • Ability to manage self and coach others in team to proactively to achieve good outcomes
  • Capable of building strong and lasting relationships
  • Positive attitude
  • Highly motivated to develop professionally

 

Skills that will help you in the role

  • Educated to degree level with IMC qualification or similar equivalent
  • Experience working in RI
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Deep understanding of current and developing RI trends with good understanding of regulatory aspects
  • Proven ability to design and implement oversight frameworks
  • Deep understanding of RI marketplace with direct experience of investment management and oversight preferable
  • Deep understanding of RI customer insight / outcomes

 

 

 

We are an equal opportunities employer. We work hard to attract the best talent for our award-winning team. We believe that embracing difference makes us stronger. Our diverse people bring us different skills – whatever their educational background, disability, gender, age, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief.

In fact, the first pillar of our People Promise is designed to make sure you 'work somewhere inclusive'. We want to live up to this promise; it’s good for our people and good for our customers too, because our workforce should reflect our communities.


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