Job opportunity: Junior Investment & Engagement Analyst, GREEN & Finance Ideas

Utrecht/remote, 32-40 hours

Do you really want to make a difference? This is your chance! We have a job opportunity in the real estate market where you focus on real estate sustainability investing.

Analyse real estate data

GREEN & Finance Ideas are looking for two investment and engagement analysts to strengthen the team in Utrecht, The Netherlands. GREEN, the Global Real Estate Engagement Network, brings together the real estate engagement activities of a group of leading institutional investors and asset managers worldwide, such as APG, Wellington, Robeco, and MN, representing over € 2 trillion in assets under management. The purpose of the network is to improve the sustainable business practices of the global real estate investment industry through an active and continuing shareholder-led dialogue.

What you’ll do?

The investment & engagement analysts have two main areas of work. The first regards Finance Ideas‘ institutional investment consultancy, mainly focused on ESG issues and on monitoring real estate investment portfolios. You will be a part of the team that helps our clients set and reach their investment targets, both in financial and ESG performance. The second involves engagement activities for GREEN. You will help select the target companies for the engagement dialogues, provide in-depth analyses of the sustainability performance of these targets, and take an active part in the ensuing dialogues. These target companies are selected from the global universe of listed and unlisted property companies and funds. You will be based in Utrecht or work remote. Your work will encompass the whole world.

About Finance Ideas

Finance Ideas is a consultancy firm specialized in the real estate sector, located in Utrecht. The company was established in 2004 by four experienced professionals within the real estate sector, among whom are two professors (Piet Eichholtz and Kees Koedijk) who specialize in the field of sustainability and real estate. We make an impact with social capital, which we aim to achieve through serving clients in three different sectors: institutional investors (pension funds and insurance companies), healthcare institutions, and social housing corporations. All three sectors share a commonality in their social goals. Check this page to learn more about our culture.

About GREEN

GREEN was started two years ago as a joint effort between a group of leading institutional real estate investors and Finance Ideas. Finance Ideas is the engine driving GREEN forward. It is a boutique consultancy firm specialized in the real estate sector, located in Utrecht, with ESG in its DNA, and a very successful consultancy practice in the institutional investment industry. Check this page to learn more about GREEN.

Who we are looking for?

We are looking for graduates in Finance or Economics with an international outlook, a keen interest in institutional real estate investment.

  • A solid understanding of financing and investment issues
  • A strong drive to make a real difference in the global institutional real estate sector
  • An excellent command of the English language in speaking and writing is a must, and command of other languages is a major plus.

What we offer

  • 32-40 hours workweek
  • Possibility to work remote, we facilitate your needs
  • Team spirit with lunch, FI-weekend, Christmas diner, FI BBQ, Sports activities, knowledge sharing and Friday afternoon drinks. Anything goes!
  • Possibility to follow a training or courses (communication, intervision, skills, postgraduate courses)
  • Evaluation and feedback: We don’t use the classic reviews, but the 360 feedback throughout the year
  • Family is very important, if they need you at home, we understand

Does this sound interesting?

You can send your resume, motivation letter and list of grades to our recruiter. She can be reached on 030 – 232 0480 or through email: recruitment@finance-ideas.nl. Do you have any questions about this job? Feel free to contact Thomas Heijdendael through email: thomas.heijdendael@finance-ideas.nl.

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