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Senior Analyst Responsible Investment

Apply now Job ID 18709926928 Date posted 12/01/2021

Primary Locations: Montreal, Quebec

Employee Status: Regular

Schedule: Full-time


  • Do you have a passion for responsible investing and portfolio management?
  • Do you have experience in portfolio analysis, specifically on environmental, social and governance factors?
  • Do you want to have a positive impact in the lives of our clients?

Then this role is for you!

Joining the National Bank Investments (NBI) team means evolving in a dynamic environment, having the opportunity to learn and develop within a team that values collaboration, innovation, risk-taking, the right to make mistakes and client satisfaction. The words "impossible" and "status quo" are not in our vocabulary.

NBI is an investment fund management firm engaged in the development and distribution of mutual funds, exchange traded funds, investment solutions and services designed to help Canadian investors achieve their financial goals. Our role is to act as the quarterback for savings and investment initiatives across National Bank. In this regard, we are looking for an individual whose mindset revolves around the following:

The objective: To act as a responsible investment expert in the execution of NBI's responsible investment strategy.

Reporting to the Senior Portfolio Manager, your primary responsibilities will be:

Contribute to the development and execution of NBI's sustainable investment strategy objectives and Wealth Management including:

  • Responsible investment in portfolio management
  • Responsible investment advice
  • Data analysis and reporting on ESG, the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and climate impact.

Make investment recommendations as part of the portfolio manager selection process (OP4+ process) including:

  • Analyze ESG integration within the investment process of the open architecture portfolio managers
  • Perform qualitative and quantitative analyses of the Environmental, Social and Governance risks and profiles of portfolios and investment solutions
  • Perform qualitative and quantitative analyses of alignment with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
  • Analyze climate risks and conduct stress tests of portfolios and solutions.
  • Analyze portfolio footprints (greenhouse gases, water, waste) for the achievement of the net-zero goal.

Interact with external portfolio managers to identify best practices relevant to NBI

  • Represent NBI internally and externally on various committees.


  • Bachelor's degree in finance or in related industry and 5 years of relevant experience OR Master's degree in related industry and 3 years of relevant experience
  • CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) completed or in progress
  • Experience in responsible investing, UN Principles of Responsible Investment and climate risk.
  • Excellent knowledge of portfolio management and analysis of ESG portfolio characteristics
  • Experience in strategic project management
  • Ability to communicate to large groups and produce research papers on responsible investment
  • Research writing skills
  • Ability to influence and analyze
  • Bilingualism (spoken/written) in French and English is essential

Your benefits 

Upon hiring, you will be eligible for a wide range of benefits. In addition to competitive compensation, we offer attractive benefits for you and your family: 

  • Health and wellness program, including many benefits 

  • Flexible group insurance 

  • Defined benefit pension plan 

  • Employee Share Ownership Plan 

  • Employee and family assistance program 

  • Preferred banking services 

  • Volunteer program 

  • Telemedicine 

  • Virtual sleep clinic 

These are just a few of the many benefits we offer. We've rolled out a number of additional measures to ensure your health, safety and wellbeing during the pandemic.  

We're putting people first 

We're a bank on a human scale that stands out for its courage, entrepreneurial culture, and passion for people.   Our mission is to have a positive impact on peoples' lives. 

Our core values of partnership, agility, and empowerment inspire us,  and inclusivity is central to our commitments. We offer a barrier-free workplace that is accessible to all employees.  

We want our recruitment process to be fully accessible. If you require accommodations, feel free to let us know during your first conversations with us. 

We welcome all candidates! What can you bring to our team? 

Ready to live your ambitions? 

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JobField: Wealth Management

Unposting Date: 2021-12-08

Job Number: INV00025

Posting Date: 2021-12-01

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