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ESG Fixed Income Research Analyst

at Brown Advisory in Boston, MA USA -OR- Baltimore, MD USA -OR- Washington DC USA -OR- New York NY USA

About the Job

Brown Advisory is currently seeking a professional, detail-oriented and self-motivated Fixed Income ESG Research Analyst. Based in Baltimore, this individual will be embedded into the fixed income investment team to support the ESG research needs of Brown Advisory’s institutional investment strategies. In addition to conducting ESG research and engaging and working with portfolio management teams and analysts, the ESG Analyst will have the opportunity to represent the team and communicate our ESG integration process to clients, consultants, and prospects.

The primary duties of the position are to provide process-oriented and analytical support to our fixed income team on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) risks and opportunities for securities currently held or under consideration. Securities may include, but are not limited to developed and emerging market sovereigns, corporates, municipals, and securitized. The candidate must effectively communicate differentiated investment insights to portfolio managers, the research team, and clients.

This will be a challenging and dynamic role that requires an analytical and critical thinker that enjoys solving problems with a strong attention to detail. These responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

A deep knowledge and passion for both global markets and sustainability issues, and has experience analyzing ESG factors as they pertain to sovereign, corporate, municipal and corporate debt and has the ability to provide objective analysis that translates ESG research to investment risks and opportunities.

Strong investment acumen and understanding of fundamental research.

Team player, who will work hand-in-hand with other ESG research analysts, fundamental analysts, and portfolio managers. This analyst should bring diverse perspectives, and a willingness to learn from others.

Superior communication skills and ability to collaborate across different offices and time zones.

Entrepreneurial mindset with a willingness to adapt to our growing and evolving ESG integration efforts.

Demonstrated ability to employ quantitative modeling and research skills to assist in economic and market analysis.

Strong work ethic and attention to detail.

Superior analytical, research, writing, and communication skills.

Capacity for differentiated thinking and ability to solve problems effectively.

Ability to work well in a small, collaborative team, while also communicating and interacting with a broader group of investment professionals.

The primary duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Conduct ESG Assessments, analyzing the ESG risks and sustainable investment opportunities of our fixed income holdings.
  • Provide sector-level analysis on the ESG risks and sustainable investment opportunities.
  • Monitor and document ESG-related news and controversies for our fixed income holdings.
  • Engage with ESG and credit analyst teams and ensure collaboration amongst sector coverage and analysis.
  • Keep abreast of ESG topics and trends, particularly as they relate to the growth of the global sustainable fixed income market.
  • Establish and help execute an engagement agenda with fixed income issuers and consider research partnerships to further our effort.
  • The ability to communicate (both verbally and in writing) action-oriented investment recommendations clearly and with conviction while contributing to an open investment dialogue.


Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required; MBA, CFA, or other equivalent a plus
  • A minimum of 3-5 years of experience in a related role, ideally at in investment management organization as an ESG research analyst or in a sustainability-oriented research role
  • Knowledge of fixed income investments, including developed and emerging market sovereigns and corporates, municipals, and securitized, preferred
  • Superior analytical, research, writing, and communication skills
  • Knowledge of investment and ESG tools and methodologies such as MSCI, CDP, FactSet, and Bloomberg is preferred
  • Proficient user of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; ability to learn new software applications quickly such as databases and web applications
  • Ability to work in an office location
  • Ability to comply with our COVID-19 vaccination policy

To apply

Brown Advisory

Every firm has a culture – the values, beliefs, methodology, attitudes and standards that reflect an organization’s DNA. But the truly inspiring firms – the game-changers, the industry leaders and the disruptors – have cultures that propel them to innovate and stand out. At Brown Advisory, we aim to be one of those inspired firms. Over the years, we have purposefully built and nurtured our client-first culture.

Brown Advisory is an independent investment management firm committed to delivering a combination of first-class performance, strategic advice and the highest level of client service with offices in Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Carolinas, Delaware, London, New York, San Francisco, Virginia and Washington, D.C. The firm’s institutional and private clients are based in 50 states and more than 37 countries and territories and are served by over 800 colleagues worldwide, all of whom are equity owners of the firm.