Data Scientist

Short Description

MSCI is seeking for Data Scientist who will 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.

Job Description

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 Ratings 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.

Desired Experience And Qualification:
  • Excellent quantitative skills and prior experience in the development of quantitative models
  • Strong analytical capabilities and advanced skills in Microsoft Excel or VBA is a must-have
  • Experience with geospatial analysis including ArcGIS, QGIS, and development of scalable spatial models
  • Ability to overcome data quality challenges with creative solutions, including familiarity with alternative, unstructured data
  • Excellent communication skills to facilitate strong relations with a global team of industry research analysts
  • Minimum four  years of full-time professional experience in:
  • Quantitative research within financial services OR
  • Geospatial analysis with environmental engineering or climate application
  • Minimum of Bachelors' degree required; Advanced degree in related field (Finance, Engineering, Business) or CFA is preferred
  • Experience with ESG analysis is not a pre-requisite, but candidate should have a demonstrated interest in how ESG issues are integrated into investment decisions.
  • Ability to thrive in a deadline-driven environment and establish strong relationships across a global team.

Data Scientist
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MSCI is an independent provider of research-driven insights and tools for institutional investors. We have deep expertise in the areas of risk and performance measurement that is based on more than 40 years of academic research, real-world experience and collaboration with our clients. 

Our broad product line supports clientsâ?? needs across all major asset classes and provides them with a consistent way of looking at risk and performance from front to middle office. We have a highly flexible business model that enables clients to select the individual products and services they need and integrate them into their own investment processes and methodologies.Our line of products and services includes indexes, analytical models, data, real estate benchmarks and ESG research. We serve 97 of the top 100 largest money managers, according to the most recent P&I ranking.
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