Position Description

ESG Analyst
Location Santa Fe
Job Code 488
# of openings 1
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Thornburg Investment Management is a privately-owned global investment firm that offers a range of multi-strategy solutions for institutions and financial advisors. A recognized leader in equity, fixed income, and alternatives investing, the firm oversees $47 billion as of March 31, 2021 across mutual funds, institutional accounts, separate accounts for high-net-worth investors, and UCITS funds for non-U.S. investors. Thornburg was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

At Thornburg, we believe unconstrained investing leads to better outcomes for our clients. Our culture is collaborative, and hierarchy is intentionally flat. Our investment solutions are highly active, high conviction, and benchmark agnostic. When it comes to finding value for our clients, it’s more than what we do, it’s how we do it: how we think, how we invest, and how we’re structured.

Thornburg is a global business and we think without boundaries. The ability to work effectively across team and levels at the organization is essential for success. Excellent instincts, strong interpersonal skills, as well as being a true team player and effective consensus builder are key characteristics of those who thrive at Thornburg Investment Management.

About the Role – ESG Analyst

The ESG Analyst will be a supporting member of the Investment team and will collaborate with the Central Research Team and Portfolio Managers by integrating Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) analysis into Thornburg’s investment processes. The candidate’s primary responsibilities be supporting the investment team by enabling access to and interpretation of data sources, conducting thematic research on ESG topics, managing research notes, and serving as a liaison with key departments. Prior buy-side ESG experience is preferred, however, passion for sustainable investing and teachability are more important.

The ESG Analyst will have the following responsibilities:

  • Conduct ESG analysis of portfolio companies, which includes collecting data and researching specific environmental and/or social issues impacting the issuer.
  • Engage with investment team members about their needs related to ESG research and infrastructure
  • Collaborate with distribution to create and support messaging and content on developments in the ESG realm
  • Attend industry webinars, conferences and other events.
  • Stays current on ESG trends and developments about finance and sustainable investing (Ex. create an analysis of the environmental risks facing portfolio companies based on a large data set available on those companies).

Experience and Personal Characteristics

The successful candidate will have a passion for sustainable investing and a desire to build a career in this industry.  While a formal science background is not required, the ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate academic or professional experience tackling environmental or social topics and synthesizing research into conclusions or recommendations.

Additional experience and attributes include:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Collaborative mindset and the ability to take ownership of a project from start to finish

Preferred:

  • Familiarity with coding languages  
  • Familiarity with financial markets
  • Experience with market data services (ex. FactSet, Bloomberg)
  • Master’s degree or progress toward CFA designation

Candidates will be asked to provide:

  • Research work sample; university or professional project that demonstrates background, process, and conclusions. Alternatively, a writing sample that demonstrates a narrative argument on a topic.
  • Cover letter outlining reasons for wanting to work on ESG topics in financial services


Thornburg believes that diversity and inclusivity are vital to positive long-term success for our strategies and the firm's broader business outcomes.  We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applications receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status.  The firm provides annual progress reports to the investment management team, shareholders, and executive management to highlight multiple diversity and inclusivity metrics and continually work to bring awareness to the importance of this issue.

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