Citi Analyst – SRI/ESG in London, United Kingdom

  • Primary Location: United Kingdom,England,London

  • Education: Bachelor's Degree

  • Job Function: Research

  • Schedule: Full-time

  • Shift: Day Job

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Travel Time: No

  • Job ID: 17056732

Description

Job Purpose:

We are seeking to employ a research analyst to work within the European SRI research team. The person will be responsible for helping the team produce sustainability-related research product, thought-leading thematic research, and integrating ESG analysis into Citi's existing investment research product, both in Europe and globally. As well as developing the team's external franchise via contact with institutional clients, the successful candidate will also be expected to develop a strong personal franchise within Citi’s equities advisory and distribution business. The role will also involve interaction within Citi at a corporate level and with other divisions on sustainability-related themes.

Job Background/context:

Citi Research is a highly rated research unit comprising more than 300 research analysts in more than 30 locations around the world. Citi Research provides its client with fundamental analysis on more than 3,000 companies, representing over 90 percent of the market capitalization of the major global indices. This is provided alongside economic, macro and quantitative analysis of global markets and sector trends. Combined with Citi's exceptional sales and trading, the core focus of the group is to help investing clients make informed decisions by providing value-added, independent, insightful analysis, with SRI/ESG analysis forming an integral part of this.

In EMEA, Research covers 830 stocks and has a research presence in a number of markets, namely the UK, Italy, South Africa, Israel, Poland, Dubai, Turkey, MENA and Russia.

Key Responsibilities:

Responsible for producing weekly research products which showcase Citi's SRI-related research globally. Production and maintenance of database of corporate ESG metrics, and integration with other Citi research databases. Assisting in the analysis & production of significant thought-leadership ESG thematic reports. Maintenance of database of SRI clients. Responding to client requests. The person will be expected to assist with marketing ideas and products to Citi’s equity sales & trading platform and to our global institutional client base, with the expectation that over time the individual will gain client recognition in the sector.

Qualifications

Knowledge/Experience:

Extensive years or more relevant financial services and/or specific sustainability-related experience. We are particularly interested in candidates who have prior experience of both the SRI/ESG space, and with experience of stock coverage and the investment decision-making process (either buy-side or sell-side investment firms). However, experience of one and a sufficient interest/knowledge of the other will suffice for candidates with the right experience and qualifications. Knowledge of the SRI client base also an advantage though not a pre-requisite. Relevant financial qualifications (such as CFA, MBA, ACA etc) will also be taken into account.

•A proven track record of rigorous analysis and genuine thought leadership.

•Financial literacy. An awareness of financial analysis, financial modelling and valuation techniques

•An interest and understanding of stock markets and of sustainability, and how the two interact

•A team player with excellent interpersonal skills

•Excellent communication skills, both written and oral

•Understands the client base and their requirements, with an ability to develop relationships

•Excellent organisational skills

•Ability to work calmly and accurately under pressure

•Ability to meet difficult deadlines

Qualifications:

At least BSc/BA, with CFA/MBA/ACA an advantage

Candidates applying for this role must be aware that it is a Certified Role, subject to the Certification Regime. The Certification Regime is one element of the Individual Accountability Regime which has come into effect on 7 March 2016. Under the Certification Regime, certain Citi entities must ensure that employees working in certain roles categorised as specified significant harm functions (Certified Roles) are assessed as fit and proper to carry out their role.

Under the guidance provided by the FCA and PRA, firms should have regard to the following when assessing fitness and propriety:

• Honesty, integrity and reputation

• Financial soundness

• Competence and capability

In order to comply with the requirements of the Certification Regime, certain Citi entities must take reasonable care to ensure that an employee does not perform a Certified Role without first being certified as Fit and Proper. For this reason, you will be assessed for this role against the Fit and Proper requirements, as described above. This assessment will be carried out through extensive interviews, self-disclosures, permitted criminal record checks, reference checks, credit checks and other background checks. If hired for this role, you will also be required to complete an annual declaration regarding your Fitness and Propriety.

By submitting your application, you acknowledge that you have read the information above and that you are applying for a Certified Role. You also agree to Citi carrying out any additional screening required, including permitted criminal record checks, reference checks, credit checks and any other background checks."

Exceptional candidates who do not meet these criteria may be considered for the role provided they have the necessary skills and experience.

Valuing Diversity:Demonstrates an appreciation of a diverse workforce. Appreciates differences in style or perspective and uses differences to add value to decisions or actions and organisational success.

Citi is an Equal Opportunities Employer