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ESG Credit Research - New York, NY

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Position overview: 


MSCI ESG Research, part of MSCI Inc, is seeking to expand and strengthen its ESG Research team's capabilities in credit and fixed income research. The ESG Credit Research Specialist will be responsible for producing high profile research, enhancing methodologies, and developing new products to support our clients efforts to integrate ESG factors into fixed income investments. The role will entail spending significant time on client-facing activities. Analysts investigate and assess core ESG risks faced by major corporate and non-corporate issuers globally. Presentations of industry and company analysis to both MSCI clients and potential clients, contact with the corporations we assess, as well as contribution to developing our ratings model are all key components of the job. 


A qualified candidate would have experience in conducting analysis of quantitative and qualitative data and have strong facility with modeling as well as experience in management and client interactions. 




  • Frequent presentations and meetings with clients and prospects 
  • Preparation of 2-3 thematic reports per year focusing on key 'thought leading' implications of ESG research findings Analyze and prepare research reports covering major corporate issuers 
  • Contribution to ongoing improvement of ratings model and research processes, new product development including ESG-related fixed income indexes 
  • Additional methodological and research projects as needed, including collaboration across MSCI global research team 

Specific Knowledge/Skills

  • Strong background in research and analysis 
  • Excellent writing, communication, and public speaking skills 
  • Experienced at presenting results of research in public settings 

Desired Experience & qualifications:

  • Credit research or fixed income markets, and Environmental, social, or governance research, or Financial services experience that includes exposure to ESG investment products, or Analytical roles within key industries, or Relevant public policy or academic or NGO experience 
  • Minimum of Bachelors degree required or equivalent experience
  • Advanced degree in related field preferred (Masters or PhD) but not required 




For more than 40 years, MSCI’s research-based 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.

Our line of products and services includes indexes, analytical models, data, real estate benchmarks and ESG research. 

MSCI serves 98 of the top 100 largest money managers, according to the most recent P&I ranking.

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