In the role you’ll assist in the development of Border to Coast’s engagement strategy; monitor and track engagements and engagement opportunities, take the lead on some collaborative initiatives, and engage with management teams of our holdings on environmental, social and governance policies and practices, either directly or through collaborative initiatives.
In addition, you will undertake engagement and stewardship activities in accordance with our strategic priorities, provide support on external manager selection and monitoring and support the building of knowledge and capabilities across investment teams (Internal and External Equities, Fixed Income and Alternatives).
The successful candidate will demonstrate an excellent understanding of ESG issues, proxy voting and responsible investment, and will have experience of working in an RI, ESG or stewardship/corporate governance role at a fund manager, broker, or engagement provider.
Qualified to Degree level and, ideally, with a Professional Investment or Stewardship/Corporate Governance Qualification, you will have in depth knowledge and skills in the RI/ESG/Stewardship areas of investment management, and an ongoing commitment to development.
Familiar with regulatory requirements, aware of emergent best practice by other asset owners and with external measures of stewardship quality, you’ll have demonstrable planning, organisation, data management and administrative capabilities.
Border to Coast Pensions Partnership is one of the largest pension pools in the UK. One of eight Local Government pools, Border to Coast oversees the investment of pensions assets. Our customers are at the heart of what we do, delivering long-term sustainable investment outcomes for our Partner Funds. We build long-term partnerships through working collegiately, in a sustainable and transparent way.
Border to Coast is an FCA regulated investment company (“Border to Coast Pensions Partnership Ltd”) which manages the assets of its eleven Partner Funds through both internal and external management within a number of investment vehicles, including an Authorised Contractual Scheme.
The Investment Team manages both Internal (direct securities) and External (selecting fund managers) investment products with defined risk/return objectives on behalf of the Partner Funds across Public Equities, Fixed Income, Alternatives and Real Estate. They are supported by the Risk and Research teams who provide both qualitative and quantitative support. Ultimately Border to Coast is an investment business and its success is determined by the investment performance we generate for our Partner funds.