Job purpose:

  • You will work closely with our investment professionals to integrate ESG analysis in their investment analysis, provide them with ESG research and data as required and complete ESG risk analysis within portfolios and sector coverage
  • You will also work with client-facing teams to evidence the ESG integration process to our clients and consultants
  • The role will also involve engaging with companies on ESG issues. You will act as an ESG spokesperson for Fidelity internally and externally
  • You will review, analyse and formulate voting decisions for companies held in various Fidelity funds and institutional client portfolios
  • You will also help gather research, write memoranda and provide governance and sustainability advice to other business units within the fund complex as required.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Work with FIL equity analysts and portfolio managers across the asset classes to maintain awareness of ESG stock drivers and implement sustainability practices into our investment process
  • Provide ESG analysis on a fund and sector level and highlight the key ESG themes relevant to each sector and region
  • Lead engagements with investee companies on ESG issues in collaboration with the investment team
  • Contribute to the development of Fidelity’s responsible investment policies and proxy voting guideline
  • Clearly articulate Fidelity’s ESG strategy and investment-relevant sustainability issues to clients, prospects and consultants
  • Prepare written presentations, material and analysis as required in order to demonstrate our integration approach
  • Produce ESG-related reports, ESG integration examples and other materials for client consumption as required by client-facing teams
  • Work with the RFP teams globally and other institutional support teams to organise responses to sustainability and ESG-related questionnaires
  • Contribute significantly to the production of quarterly and annual report writing for distribution to institutional clients
  • Raise Fidelity’s profile as a leader of sustainable investment and investor stewardship in the UK and Europe
  • Act as Fidelity’s spokesperson on ESG-related matters and represent Fidelity on various ESG-related associations, shareholder meetings, industry conferences, events and panel discussions as required
  • Act as a thought leader on ESG topics and prepare written material as required for public consumption by editorial and communications teams
  • Maintain thorough understanding of current ESG themes and trends
  • Use market knowledge to create thought leadership and thematic articles for an external audience
  • Prepare writing and research assignments including company ESG research notes, policy drafts and thematic memoranda on ESG issues of topical interest
  • Provide a review and analysis of various proxy material, including company annual reports and circulars, remuneration reports and voting advisory services and produce voting recommendations for discussion with portfolio managers
  • Promote the development of positive ESG regulation in UK and Europe and collaborate with global public policy, legal and compliance teams in responding to formal and informal regulatory consultations
  • Operate independently with confidence and credibility to influence outcomes at a senior stakeholder level both internally and externally
  • Maintain a constructive, supportive and collaborative working environment and participate in overall team building activities
  • Think strategically to develop best-in-class solutions, facilitate and streamline the team’s processes and propose solutions to enhance impact and efficiency
  • Contribute where required to the essential workflow of the team to ensure that all key deliverables are met in a timely and efficient manner.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Prior experience of ESG integration/investment is essential, preferably within an asset manager
  • Substantive knowledge of ESG issues preferably in the APAC context
  • Strong research, writing and analytical skills
  • Proactive approach to work with a proven ability to multitask
  • Attention to detail and ability to work under pressure
  • Team oriented with a creative and innovative mindset
  • Strong project management skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • High energy level and enthusiasm for learning
  • Proficient in English and mandarin.

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