Head of Investment Strategy & Markets | Climate

· London, London, City of
Employment Type Employee: Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Head of Investment Strategy & Markets | Climate

Location Flexible: London, UK or New York, NY 

Nephila has been in the business of providing access to non-correlated exposure in the catastrophe and climate reinsurance markets for over 20 years, creating innovative solutions to address risk transfer challenges that face the markets and generate a valuable return stream for our investors.  With a consistent capital base of $10B, Nephila continuously looks for new opportunities, including a specific climate risk strategy in 2005 that now has a very strong track record.  Today, as Climate change and sustainability become an increasing focus in the markets, there is a lack of agile and innovative ESG focused solutions.  The Nephila Climate team is well positioned and supported to take advantage of the emerging gap by creating investment opportunities that deliver an ESG positive investment.


Nephila, over the years, has developed a deep platform that has scale and access to a large investible universe.  Nephila also has had a longstanding ESG commitment within the existing businesses.  The Climate team will continue to leverage this broader platform to set the market standard for developing, structuring and transferring Climate Risk to a diversified capital base. Our unique offering to counterparties and risk partners is a consultative approach that gives them access to scalable capital and more creative, flexible structures than the traditional market, that ultimately match their needs.  Critical to our future success is, ensuring that as we grow and further diversify our capital base the overall investment strategy continues to evolve, our origination process and relationships continue to broaden our access to unique opportunities, and our early deal flow assessment process is agile, innovative and considers possibilities.

The Head of Investment Strategy & Markets role is envisioned as a key leader within the Climate team, working closely with the CEO in continual refinement of the overall Climate team strategy and plan; ensuring Investment Strategy alignment.  Specifically, this individual will manage a small team of investment professionals, but will also be expected to help shape and influence the team to think creatively about market solutions.  The ideal candidate will accomplish this through effective communication of their ideas, development of a clear strategy and a process to assess risks; helping to improve overall quality of opportunities, investment decision making and ultimately results.


Key Responsibilities

  • Understand market trends, economic, climate and other ESG signals to determine impact to the overall investment strategy. Refine through time
  • Manage an existing portfolio and pipeline of sophisticated, institutional market relationships
  • Build and ensure a robust pipeline of new relationships for climate and sustainability-focused insurance risk transfer solutions
  • Build and oversee an agile investment process that supports the early assessment of investment opportunities in a consistent yet flexible manner
  • Manage a team that supports the investment process
  • Act as a key participant in the Investment Committee
  • Collaborate with other Nephila teams in support of key team activities
  • Contribute to the firmwide ESG efforts


Our Ideal Candidate will be…

  • Strategic Thinker; can see the bigger picture
  • Creative problem-solver; able to see multiple possibilities. Approaches problems with agility, creativity, and emotional intelligence.
  • Comfortable navigating ambiguity and change, and possess a natural curiosity
  • Clear, authentic communicator
  • Interested in driving innovation, both at Nephila Climate and in our industry
  • We highly value life experience, and differentiated perspectives, from all backgrounds. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in all of our initiatives. The ideal candidate will likely have the below skills and experiences:


  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in a relevant field, such as finance, economics, mathematics, environmental science, or another physical science. Advanced graduate degree (MBA, Masters etc.) is a plus
  • At least 10 years of progressive and directly relevant industry experience with a strong understanding of investment strategy, relationship management, risk management techniques, product development and portfolio construction
  • Experience in Climate/Sustainable/Impact Investing
  • At least 5 years of building managing external relationships
  • At least 3 years of leading and managing teams



Nephila offers competitive compensation based on experience and qualifications in addition to an attractive benefits package, including employer-paid health insurance, 401k, daily in-office lunch, and fitness benefit.

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  • Location
    London, London, City of
  • Employment Type
    Employee: Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience