Vacancy

Fixed Income Analyst

Driebergen-Rijsenburg (Netherlands)

Do you want to make a difference and contribute to creating a better world? Are you interested in developing your skills and knowledge, while putting your ideals to work? Join us, we are a frontrunner in ethical banking and global impact investing, and we need people like you to make change happen.

We believe that money can change the world for the better. In fact, our organisation was founded on this belief. Our mission is to create a society that protects and promotes the quality of life of all its members with human dignity at its core.

The department for listed Impact Equities & Bonds (IE&B) offers 9 sustainable investment funds to clients ranging from bond funds, equity fund and mixed funds. Sustainability is at the core of everything we do, hence we analyze positive impact and negative exclusion criteria for every publicly listed security that is considered for investment. Within IE&B the research team consists of 10 analysts responsible for research, selection and monitoring of securities. The research team works closely together with the IE&B fund managers for portfolio construction. Our clients are investors in our investment funds, private banking relations and institutional investors. To support the ongoing growth in assets under management and the expansion of the products we want to offer to our clients we are looking to hire a:

Fixed Income Analyst (32 - 40 hours a week)

In this medior/senior position you will have the opportunity to take a prominent role in the IE&B team of around 25 co-workers. Impact investing in public markets requires thorough vision, analysis, and dedication.

The position covers fixed income research but also includes participating in projects and working groups related to sustainability topics and engagement with issuers. You focus will be on”

  • Generating ideas for impactful investment opportunities in fixed income securities by meeting with various types of issuers including companies, government agencies etc.
  • Analysing whether potential investments have positive impact and meet our strict Triodos Minimum Standards for sustainability
  • Presenting and discussing the resulting high-quality written investment cases to our fund managers and other internal and external stakeholders
  • As an active, positive impact investor IE&B is involved in continuous dialogues with all companies that are eligible for investment. As an analyst you will be responsible for monitoring a set of companies which includes voting on shareholders meetings, following the company news flow and engaging on financial and sustainability topics
  • Developing a network within and outside the financial industry to proactively gain and expand knowledge on sustainability trends

The position requires:

  • Excellent ability to communicate verbally and in writing with fund managers, clients, investee companies, research providers and other stakeholders
  • Strong analytical skills and basic understanding of fundamental and financial analysis of fixed income instruments
  • An open, eager, team playing attitude with the ability to work independently
  • Intrinsic motivation and expertise on ESG topics and research methodologies
  • A working attitude that is results-oriented and self-starting
  • Experience in analysing impact bond frameworks and familiarity with industry standards for these frameworks.
  • Familiarity with fixed income products and credit analysis, including concepts like duration, yield curve, credit rating, et cetera
  • Experience in communicating with senior management of corporates and organisations
  • Experience in working with Bloomberg, especially fixed income and credit related functionalities

Profile

How you will make a difference

The position covers fixed income research but also includes participating in projects and working groups related to sustainability topics and engagement with issuers. You focus will be on:

  • Generating ideas for impactful investment opportunities in fixed income securities by meeting with various types of issuers including companies, government agencies etc.
  • Analysing whether potential investments have positive impact and meet our strict Triodos Minimum Standards for sustainability
  • Presenting and discussing the resulting high-quality written investment cases to our fund managers and other internal and external stakeholders
  • As an active, positive impact investor IE&B is involved in continuous dialogues with all companies that are eligible for investment. As an analyst you will be responsible for monitoring a set of companies which includes voting on shareholders meetings, following the company news flow and engaging on financial and sustainability topics
  • Developing a network within and outside the financial industry to proactively gain and expand knowledge on sustainability trends

What you will bring

  • You feel personally connected with the mission and values of Triodos Bank and the capacity to communicate these and translate them into daily activities
  • An interest and affinity to develop a career in sustainable finance
  • An academic degree in financial, sustainability or other relevant study
  • Preferably being a CFA chart holder
  • At least 3 to 5 years relevant working experience
  • Excellent command of the English language as all research is conducted in English, whereas proficiency in other major European languages could be an advantage
  • A valid work permit for the European Union

Offer

What we offer you

An inspiring work culture

The most important thing about working with us is that you are part of community that is changing the world for the better. We are constantly improving our work culture to create conditions where every person can thrive, so you are able to:

  • find a sense of meaning in your work
  • create positive energy and impact with your co-workers
  • build mutual trust and respect in working relationships
  • enjoy fulfilment at a professional and personal level

A comfortable working environment

Our award-winning sustainable head office is based in Driebergen-Zeist, the Netherlands at the Reehorst Estate, just a 3 minutes’ walk from the train station. Combined with working from home, it is an inspiring place to work and connect with your colleagues. One of the interesting facts about it is that we can completely take the building apart and move it to a new location.

And of course, great remuneration and working conditions:

  • a salary appropriate to the position, our remuneration policy and your experience
  • an attractive pension policy
  • a mobility card (including free private travels)
  • flexible working hours and the opportunity to work from home
  • reimbursement of a company bicycle to the max of € 1,500
  • 30 holiday days with a 40-hour working week, plus the option of buying 2 weeks of extra holiday days
  • extra leave to contribute to voluntary work
  • a range of education and training opportunities
  • the option to join our collective health insurance
  • a working from home allowance per home office day
  • suitable home office equipment up to € 750 every 5 years

Sounds interesting?

If you feel that you want to make a difference, don’t hesitate to join the Triodos community by applying for this role.

Everyone is welcome to join us. Our culture is built on values that aim to benefit both society and individuals. We are committed to equity and diversity, and we value everyone’s perspective. We strive to create an environment in which all co-workers and our broader community can feel safe and included.

The closing date for applications is: 29.02.2024

If the role interests you but you still have some questions, please connect with us. If there are any additional adjustments you may need during the application process, please contact Ilona van der Sluis via [email protected].

We also don’t want to miss out on candidates who feel they don’t exactly match the job description, so if this is a role that sounds interesting to you, and you feel you could add value, please apply!

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Who we are

Triodos Bank is a leading expert in sustainable banking, founded in 1980 in the Netherlands, with branches in Belgium, Germany, United Kingdom, and Spain.

Triodos Investment Management is a globally recognised leader in impact investing, that currently manages 20 funds invested in both Europe and emerging markets.

Triodos Regenerative Money Centre is our business unit launched in 2019 with the explicit goal of restoring and regenerating nature and society.

We are a certified B Corp since 2015. B Corp is a growing global community of successful and sustainable companies that create positive social impact and change.

We are also one of the founders of The Global Alliance for Banking on Values, a global network of independent banks using finance to deliver sustainable economic, social, and environmental development.

www.triodos.com | www.triodos-im.com | www.triodosfoundation.nl

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Location

Driebergen-Rijsenburg (Netherlands)

Publication Date

29 January 2024

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