Neuberger Berman ESG Investing Analyst - Fixed Income in Chicago, Illinois
Neuberger Berman, founded in 1939, is a private, independent, employee-owned investment manager. The firm manages a range of strategies—including equity, fixed income, quantitative and multi-asset class, private equity, real estate and hedge funds—on behalf of institutions, advisors and individual investors globally. With offices in 25 countries, Neuberger Berman’s diverse team has over 2,400 professionals. For eight consecutive years, the company has been named first or second in Pensions & Investments Best Places to Work in Money Management survey (among those with 1,000 employees or more). In 2020, the PRI (https://www.nb.com/en/us/esg/collaboration) named Neuberger Berman a Leader, a designation awarded to fewer than 1% of investment firms for excellence in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices. The PRI also awarded Neuberger Berman an A+ in every eligible category for our approach to ESG integration across asset classes. The firm manages $460 billion in client assets as of December 31, 2021. For more information, please visit our website at www.nb.com .
Support the integration of ESG analysis into fundamental credit research across the Investment Grade and Non-Investment Grade corporate credit research teams
Work directly with research analysts to assist in the ongoing maintenance of the team's ESG ratings system
Identify emerging ESG topics which may become material to credit risk and work with credit analysts and portfolio managers to evaluate the impact on issuers and portfolios
Research sector and issuer specific engagement topics and provide support to the research analysts discussing these topics with issuer management teams
Systematically track key performance indicators (KPIs) associated with established engagement goals
Monitor changes in industry and portfolio company disclosure practices and benchmark how these practices compare to peer issuers
Develop strong working knowledge of available ESG data sources including expertise in the utilization and interpretation of ESG related data
Interest in ESG investing, sustainability or impact investing with a focus on how ESG related factors impact credit quality and investment decisions
Excellent proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and other data analytics
Self-starter with strong analytical, organizational, writing, and project management skills
Strong verbal and written communication skills, including synthesizing research and conceptual work into actionable and presentable deliverables
Ability to independently manage multiple projects in a collaborative manner with multiple stakeholders through to completion in a dynamic and changing environment
Accountable, with a strong sense of professionalism and integrity
Undergraduate degree with strong academic credentials
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