MSCI Inc

Head - ESG Research APAC

MSCI Inc
Full Time
Central
Non-specified
Intermediate (3-6 years)
Bachelor
English

Job Description

Head - ESG Research APAC

Position Overview:

MSCI ESG Research, part of MSCI Inc, is seeking to expand and strengthen its ESG Research team in APAC. The Head of ESG Research, APAC - Vice President will be responsible for producing high profile research and overseeing and ensuring the quality of research produced by the APAC analyst team.  The role will entail spending significant time on client-facing activities. 

Analysts under the management of the Head of ESG Research, APAC investigate and assess core ESG risks faced by industries and evaluate performance large publicly traded companies 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 for the Head of Research, APAC. 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.

Scope of Responsibility /Expectation:

  • Manage team of ESG analysts in APAC region (currently including Tokyo, Beijing, Sydney, Hong Kong), including recruiting, training, mentoring, and quality assurance
  • Primary ESG Research client contact in APAC region; frequent presentations and meetings with clients and prospects throughout the region
  • Preparation of 2-3 industry or thematic reports per year focusing on key 'thought leading' implications of ESG research findings
  • Analyze and prepare research reports for approx. 20 high profile APAC companies per year
  • Contribution to ongoing improvement of ratings model and research processes, new product development including ESG-related indexes
  • Additional methodological and research projects as needed, including collaboration across MSCI's global research team

Desired Qualifications:

 

Minimum 7 years experience in

 

  • 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, with particular emphasis on relevant industry and ESG issues
  • Excellent writing, communication, and public speaking skills
  • Experienced at presenting results of research in public settings
  • Minimum 5 years management experience
  • Existing network of ESG industry contacts is strongly preferred
  • Sales, marketing, or client services experience desired
  • Minimum of Bachelors' degree required
  • Advanced degree in related field preferred (Masters or PhD) but not required

Technical Skills

  • Client Relationship Management
  • Marketing
  • Product Development
  • Quality Assurance
  • Recruiting
  • Sales
  • Training