ESG Data Manager

  • Competitive
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Nuveen Investments
  • 08 Nov 17 2017-11-08

ESG Data Manager

About the Company

Nuveen is the investment management arm of TIAA. It is one of the largest global asset managers with specialist knowledge across a wide array of asset classes, including fixed income, equities and alternatives. Nuveen is driven not only by the independent investment processes across the firm, but also the insights, risk management, analytics and other tools and resources a truly world-class platform provides. As a global asset manager, our mission is to work in partnership with our clients to create outcome-focused solutions to help them secure their financial future. For more information about the firm please visit our website at

About the Group

TIAA Investments is a global asset manager focused on achieving the best-possible long-term risk-adjusted returns for its clients. Its investments in active, quantitative and index strategies span global fixed income, equity, and responsible investment.

The Responsible Investment team is structured to oversee Nuveen's approach to Responsible Investment, as defined through four key areas including ESG Integration, Active Ownership & Engagement, Market Development, and Transparency & Disclosure. The team ensures that all ESG-focused and impact investment capabilities and products align with our market-leading standards and drive implementation of best practices in ESG integration through partnership with Nuveen affiliate investment teams.

About the Position

TIAA Investments is seeking an ESG Data & Metrics Manager to join their Responsible Investment team. The ideal candidate is expected to have a solid work experience with market data, interacting with research vendors and a strong background and interest in problem solving, quantitative skills, analytics and working both independently and collaboratively. The individual should be able to provide examples of leadership/project ownership and concrete results. The candidate should be comfortable with complex data and building new systems in an efficient process that will support a wide range of business needs and priorities.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Key liaison with research companies, index calculators and other partners to develop and maintain rules-based approach and provide quality assurance and quality control (QA / QC) for data that is central to the firm's ESG and impact investing products and solutions
  • Serve as point for ESG team on overall ESG data management and proprietary processes underpinning the firm's ESG investment capabilities, as well as cross-cutting thematic initiatives related to the overall Responsible Investment program for the asset management organization
  • Partner with ESG colleagues to design and implement data processes (extraction, updates, incorporation into investment approaches) in support of ESG integration among investment research and portfolio management teams
  • Work with Risk Management and other colleagues to develop and maintain internal protocols and systems related to ESG issues
  • Support ESG team on other data needs related to reporting, disclosure, business development, business intelligence/competitive positioning, etc.
Required Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years of overall business experience with at least 2 years of market data experience preferred
  • Bachelor degree or job equivalent of not less than 7 years
  • Strong data analytics and quantitative skills
  • Experience with market data management applications (i.e. FITS, MDSL, Tableau, etc.)
  • Experience working in asset management or financial services industry

Desired Skills and Experience:
  • Supervisory (project leadership) experience is preferred.
  • Use and understanding of key Market Data suppliers such as Bloomberg, FactSet, Thomson Reuters a plus
  • Self-managed and results-oriented
  • Strong oral and written communications skills
  • Team player, detail oriented, able to multi-task and prioritize effectively
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • High service orientation, integrity, discretion and follow through
  • Ability to work across broad, diverse groups; demonstrates the ability to collaborate and develop/maintain internal and external relationships

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