Head of ESG Investing

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Lord, Abbett & Co. LLC is currently seeking a Head of ESG Investing.

The Role

Reporting directly to our Chief Operating Officer – Investments, this individual will lead our ESG Strategy with the objective of establishing a leadership position in ESG Investing. Lord Abbett’s ESG Strategy is aimed at authentically integrating ESG factors into our investment process and delivering a range of innovative ESG-related investment solutions. In addition to leading our Investment Stewardship Team, the Head of ESG Investing will hire and lead a team of ESG analysts who will support ESG investment analysis across Equities and Fixed Income.

We’ll Trust You To

  • Lead the ESG Investments Strategy with the objective of helping Lord Abbett establish a leadership position in the industry
  • Hire and manage a team of ESG dedicated analysts and investment stewardship professionals
  • Oversee the ESG implementation, coordinating cross departmental teams with various tasks including: training Investment professionals, ESG data collection, analysis, monitoring, and reporting
  • Work closely with Investments Professionals (portfolio managers, research analysts, and risk management professionals) in order to advance the integration of material ESG factors into their investment decisions, and to enable the adoption of a consistent ESG approach
  • Work closely with the client-facing teams to facilitate consistent messaging in Marketing materials, contribute to the launch of ESG thematic products, and raise the profile and understanding of Lord Abbett ESG capabilities
  • Work with our Legal Team to navigate the emergence of regulatory activity around ESG
  • Liaise across the company as needed to facilitate impactful and holistic ESG activities and communications
  • Remain up to date on ESG trends and developments, and disseminate key findings within the firm
  • Attend conferences, create a compelling public identity for Lord Abbett on ESG to include public speaking, and author articles on thematic areas of ESG focus, such as climate change investing

You’ll Need To Have

  • 15+ years of experience in investment management or consultancy, at least 5 of which should be in a Sustainability leadership role
  • Demonstrated experience as a subject matter expert in ESG & sustainable investing
  • Experience leading and managing a function with multiple interdependencies within a complex global organization
  • A high level of market sophistication and broad expertise in Fixed Income and/or Equities
  • Sharp presentation as well as oral and written communications skills with ability to communicate and influence across a broad range of sophistication levels
  • A strategic, analytical, and entrepreneurial mindset
  • High standards of ethics and integrity
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage multiple assignments in a fast-paced environment and to meet deadlines with efficiency and accuracy
  • Bachelor’s degree required, CFA or MBA preferred

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Lord, Abbett & Co. LLC


Head of ESG Investing


Thursday 23rd July 2020


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