Sustainable Investing Strategist (Product)

Brown Shipley, London, GBR, EC2R 7HE
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Our Company

Operating in 50 cities spanning Europe, Quintet is a private bank for people who see the world differently and who seek a partner like us, committed to protecting and growing their wealth as if it were our own.
Combining agility and security, we focus on what matters most to the individuals and families we serve so they can invest in a richer life, however they define it.
Founded in 1949, headquartered in Luxembourg and operating under the supervision of the European Central Bank, Quintet serves wealthy individuals and their families, as well as a broad range of institutional and professional clients, including family offices, foundations and external asset managers.

Quintet Private Bank offers the opportunity to:
•Work in an entrepreneurial and agile environment where business leaders can take decisions and provide stellar service to clients without unnecessary bureaucracy and red tape.
•Create and build a business (with aligned cultural behaviours, diversity and inclusion) to consistently provide superior investment advice.
•Work with the best professionals, value collaboration and be part of a partnership culture.
•Excel within an enabling team environment, with a focus on partnerships to drive business success.
•Receive competitive market led remuneration structures, based on performance and behaviours.
•Thrive, in the knowledge that there are career pathways to develop both professional and personal interests.

Purpose of the Job / Objectives

The successful candidate will work as part of the CIO function and will contribute to the Group’s sustainable investing operations / team with a focus on offering and product development.

Quintet operates in 50 European cities. This job’s location is flexible.

1. Strategize the development of sustainable and impact investing investment financial product. Contribute to the team’s product roadmap across Discretionary, Advisory, Lending offerings.
2. In doing so this role will interact across Quintet:
- Partner with the long only fund selection team to build out the sustainable investing fund shelf to support Quintet’s flagship discretionary offering – Quintet Sustainable. Partake in request-for-proposals with third-party asset managers to design new intellectually robust and commercial strategies. Align with fund selection team on market-leading practises and criteria for sustainable fund selection.
- Innovate with the alternative investment selection team to establish a discretionary management compliant semi-liquid sustainable and impact investing module. Consider vehicles and partners to deliver sustainable and impact investing private market access for advisory clients, and partner with Legal and Compliance functions to ensure timely and compliant delivery.
- Develop a model of interaction with the structured product team and ensure that all third party products are congruent with Quinet’s single instrument ESG practises.
3. Liaise with external partners, such as fund managers, industry groups, and NGOs to enhance Quintet’s sustainable and impact investing product development and industry standing.
4. Integrate with key stakeholders to ensure high quality pre- and after-sales in order to create a rich, consistent, and engaging client experience for Quintet’s sustainable product suite, as well as developing asset and portfolio reporting.
5. Ensure a robust governance process is operational to underpin all activities.
6. Be a functioning member of the Sustainable and Thematic Investing team, contributing to team strategy, presentations, and client requests.

Required Knowledge and Experience

Evidence of significant commercial success within sustainable and impact investing product development for a leading wealth or asset manager, with significant AUM development.
Experience of product structuring topics, such as legal, regulatory, reporting, pricing would be beneficial. Evidence of successful concept-to-product execution.
Experience of working with more than one sustainable and impact investing asset classes, for example, semi-liquid alternatives, illiquid alternatives, mutual funds, or structured solutions.
Significant sustainable investing knowledge on topics such as the financial case for ESG integration; the measurement and implementation of impact investing; the advantageous and limitations of sustainable data providers; measurement and implications of ESG-related fund flows.
Understanding of sustainable investing initiatives (i.e. UN PRI, SASB, GIIN), product innovations, and product suppliers.
Experience of working within wealth and / or asset management (5-10 years).

Attributes and Qualities

Strong interpersonal, networking, and change management skills.
Commercial mindset, with the ability to drive projects from concept to complementation.
Client focused and pragmatic.
Ability to navigate complex organizations and build multi-stakeholder relationships.
Attention to detail, ability to focus on tasks, and deliver on deadlines.

Technical Skills

Solid understanding of the MS Office suite.
Familiarity with financial software (Bloomberg, Eikon, FactSet etc.).
Experience with sustainable data providers with an understanding of their granular methodologies and potential IT integration.
Coding knowledge (i.e. Python, Matlab, VBA) an advantage

Language Skills

Fluent in English. Fluency in other European languages an advantage.

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