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Posting Title:ESG Research and Models Analyst
Job Location: India
Skill Required: IT And ITC, Research And Analysis,
Preferred Experience: 7 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 25th Dec, 2020

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Job Description

About the Organization:

For more than 40 years, MSCI’s indexes and analytics have helped the world’s leading investors build and manage better portfolios.  Clients rely on our offerings for deeper insights into the drivers of performance and risk in their portfolios, broad asset class coverage, and innovative research. Their line of products and services includes indexes, analytical models, data, real estate benchmarks, and ESG research.

Position: ESG Research and Models Analyst – Mumbai

Job Description

MSCI ESG Research is seeking a Senior Associate to join our Models and R&D team, which is responsible for developing new methodologies and innovative frameworks to quantify environmental, social, and governance (ESG) risks. The selected candidate will primarily support model enhancements for MSCI’s ESG rating product, which is used by institutional investors to integrate ESG risks in their fundamental research, portfolio construction, and risk management capabilities.

They are seeking an individual with strong quantitative and problem-solving skills as well as an interest in ESG issues, including how investors integrate ESG factors into their investment processes. Critical thinking, curiosity, and an ability to overcome data challenges with creative solutions are essential to thrive in this high impact role.

Key Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the improvement and maintenance of existing methodologies used to assess a company’s exposure to environmental, social, and governance risks included in the MSCI ESG rating model
  • Contribute to the development of new models, particularly with regards to (but not limited to) assessing climate risk, human capital, and innovation across thousands of securities
  • Conduct back-testing and scenario analysis of proposed methodology enhancements to understand implications on ESG Ratings
  • Spearhead the development of scalable models derived from concepts and recommendations from the industry research analyst team
  • Use statistical methods and programming to analyze, interpret, and visualize data
  • Implement, test, and document new computations used in ESG models
  • Promote best engineering practices to ensure quality assurance
  • Communicate complex topics in a simple way to internal and external stakeholders not familiar with the topics

Skills and Experience

  • 6+ years of full-time professional experience in quantitative research or data science role
  • Minimum of Bachelors’ degree required; Advanced degree in a related field (Finance, Engineering, Business) or CFA is preferred
  • Strong analytical capabilities and advanced skills in Microsoft Excel and software development, particularly Python, are a must-have
  • Ability to overcome data quality challenges with creative solutions, including familiarity with alternative, unstructured data
  • Experience with ESG analysis is not a pre-requisite, but the candidate should have a demonstrated interest in environmental, social, or governance issues
  • Self-motivated, pro-active, and demonstrating an exceptional drive towards delivery.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work as part of a multi-cultural and geographically distributed team


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