MSCI – Research Analyst – London/Paris

ABOUT MSCI Inc. MSCI is a leading provider of research-based, mission critical investment decision support tools for investors globally, including asset managers, banks, hedge funds and pension funds. We offer a range of products and services — indices, portfolio risk and performance analytics, and governance tools from a number of internationally recognized brands such as Barra, RiskMetrics, IPD and ISS. For further information on MSCI, please visit our web site at MSCI ESG Research Built upon the expertise of sustainability pioneers Innovest, KLD, and IRRC, MSCI ESG Research is a leading source of environmental, social and governance (ESG) ratings, screening and compliance tools to advisers, managers and asset owners worldwide. It offers an industry-leading suite of products and pioneers mentioned above, the MSCI ESG Research Business Unit has the longest history of any firm in the ESG research space. MSCI’s clients worldwide, especially those who are signatories to the United Nation’s Principles for Responsible Investing (UNPRI), are increasingly focused on ESG issues. As a growing number of asset managers are now subject to ESG-related mandates, ESG issues will shape their strategies going forward. MSCI ESG Research is committed to providing innovative tools to support our clients in this expanding market. We are currently seeking an ESG Research Analyst focused on Fixed Income to join our ESG group in London, UK or Paris, France. POSITION OVERVIEW MSCI ESG Research, part of MSCI Inc, is seeking to expand its global ESG Research analyst team. The research analyst is expected to have a background in fixed income and credit analysis, as well as a strong interest in general ESG trends and specific knowledge about the dominant ESG issues for selected industries. The analyst will investigate and assess core ESG risks faced by key industries in the fixed income universe and evaluate performance along the key benchmarks for large fixed income issuers globally. Contact with the issuers we assess, presentations of industry and company analysis to both MSCI clients and potential clients, as well as contribution to developing our ratings model are important components of ESG Research Analyst work. A qualified candidate would have experience in conducting analysis of quantitative and qualitative data and have strong facility with modeling. Besides prior experience in a fixed income or credit-related role, experience and expertise in the Financials, Transportation, or Utilities industries would also be highly regarded:. However, we would also encourage those with other relevant backgrounds in fixed income, ESG, sustainability and investment to apply. Fluency in a second European language would also be highly regarded. RESPONSIBILITIES

  • 5-7 industry, country, or issue reports per year
  • Analyze and prepare research reports for 50-70 companies per year
  • Regular client contact and presentations
  • Contribution to ongoing improvement of ratings model


  • Minimum 5 years of full-time professional experience in:
  • Fixed income and credit analysis or trading, or
  • ESG research industry, 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
  • Strong background in research and analysis
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Experienced at presenting results of research in public settings
  • Minimum of Bachelors’ degree required
  • Advanced degree in related field (masters or PhD) or CFA is preferred but not require

Should you be interested in this position, please send your CV to Due to the great number of applications we receive for each of our open vacancies, we are unable to respond on an individual basis. To all recruitment agencies: MSCI does not accept unsolicited CVs/Resumes. Please do not forward CVs/Resumes to any MSCI employee, location or website. MSCI is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited CVs/Resumes.

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