Generation Investment Management Returnship Programme

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Generation Investment Management Llp is an independent, private, owner-managed partnership with offices in London and San Francisco.

The firm was founded in 2004 by a small group of individuals who shared a passion for finance and a concern for sustainability.

Generation invests in public and private equities, seeking to support companies that share our vision by providing products and services consistent with a low-carbon, prosperous, equitable, healthy and safe society, without borrowing current earnings from future earnings.

Sustainable Investing for the Long Term, Generation’s investment approach, is based on the idea that sustainability factors — economic, environmental, social and governance — will drive a company’s returns over the long term. By integrating sustainability factors with traditional financial analysis, Generation seeks to deliver superior investment returns to its clients.

From its inception, Generation has built a global platform to integrate sustainability research into fundamental financial analysis. It focuses on key drivers of global change, including climate change and environmental degradation; macroeconomics, poverty and development; water and natural resource scarcity; pandemics and healthcare; and demographics, migration and urbanization. These global challenges pose risks and opportunities that can materially affect a company’s ability to sustain profitability and deliver returns.  Generation’s research plays an important role in forming its views on the quality of a business, its management and valuation potential.

Generation’s vision is to mainstream sustainability in the capital markets, and its core values reflect a commitment to responsible citizenship. The firm funds the Generation Foundation, which supports global non-profit sustainability initiatives.

The Opportunity

Generation is looking for a returner who is an experienced investment professional. The role is based on a six month fixed term contract starting in the fourth quarter of 2019. The role is on our investment team in London, where the returner will join a team responsible for the coverage of global investment opportunities. As a member of the investment team, the returner will be responsible for providing research coverage for Generation’s flagship Global Equity strategy. The successful candidate will undertake all duties of a full-time analyst on the investment team including research, equity valuation, investment case construction and contribution to team debate.

Generation has created this fixed term opportunity specifically for an experienced investment professional who has taken two or more years out of their career to be a full or part time caregiver and who is looking for an opportunity to re-enter the industry. We welcome applicants from all genders.

Specific requirements include:

  • Passion for, and a demonstrated track record in, fundamental company analysis
  • Strong interest in capital markets
  • Demonstrated quantitative ability
  • Excellent communication skills
  • An interest in sustainability, particularly its materiality for investors and the capital markets

If you are interested in this opportunity, please send your CV with a short introductory note to [email protected] with the reference “Returnship 2019”.

As we are a stable and relatively small team, please note that the role will not lead to a full time position.  Instead, we hope that a successful returner will be able to leverage their experience at Generation to secure a permanent position in the investment industry.


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