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Quantitative Research Analyst – Sustainability/ESG

  • Job
    Full-time
    Entry Level / Graduate
  • Research & Development
    Sustainability
  • $150K - $175K
  • Los Angeles

AI generated summary

  • The ideal candidate for this Quantitative Research Analyst position should have a minimum of 2 years of quantitative research experience along with strong analytical and computer programming skills. They should also have a demonstrated interest in climate change science and investment implications, a passion for sustainability investing, and the ability to thrive in a team-oriented environment. Additional qualifications include relevant education, experience in quantitative equity investments or related fields, ESG certification or program of study, and familiarity with ESG methodologies and techniques. Programming skills and proficiency in financial software and Microsoft Office are also required.
  • The Quantitative Research Analyst will conduct quantitative research on sustainability and ESG factors, source and test alternative data, build ESG tools and generate reports, and collaborate with investment team members and other departments.

Requirements

  • Minimum 2-years quantitative research experience required.
  • Strong analytical, mathematical and computer programming skills (Python, SQL).
  • Demonstrated interest in climate change science and investment implications globally.
  • Process and apply new concepts quickly and effectively.
  • Effective verbal and written communication.
  • Thrives in a team-oriented and collaborative environment.
  • Passion for sustainability investing.
  • Education/Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree with strong GPA required.
  • Relevant graduate degree a plus.
  • ESG certification or program of study a plus.
  • Experience working in quantitative equity investments or closely related field and international/emerging markets are highly desirable.
  • ESG experience is strongly preferred, including:
  • Experience identifying and testing investment implications of environmental and climate change issues across sectors.
  • Familiarity with methodologies and techniques for climate change scenario analysis, calibrating physical and transition risks and opportunities.
  • Familiarity with novel data sets / sources for assessing physical risks of climate change.
  • Programming skills (e.g., SQL, VBA, Python, S-Plus-R).
  • Working knowledge of financial software (e.g., Factset, Bloomberg, Vision/FAST, ClariFi).
  • Proficient with large time-series databases and Microsoft Office.

Responsibilities

  • his is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the firm’s growth by supporting new Sustainable investment funds. The Analyst will work within the firm’s quantitative research group, with a principal focus on the group’s Sustainability research. The candidate’s primary responsibilities will be to conduct quantitative alpha signal research encompassing traditional financial and environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) sustainability; source and test novel traditional and alternative data; build ESG tools and generate reports for the firm; and conduct research for quantitative team members. The candidate will interact with fundamental investment team members and other departments in the firm.

Application Process

  • Frequent performance feedback and semi-annual performance reviews.
  • Medical, dental, and vision premiums for employees and dependents are paid at 100%.
  • 100% company-matched 401(k), immediate vesting.
  • Work remotely up to two days per week. Work remotely for 10 consecutive days twice per year.
  • Child and dependent care assistance.
  • Gym sponsorship.
  • Firm-wide volunteer opportunities

FAQs

What is the primary focus of this role as a Quantitative Research Analyst in Sustainability/ESG?

The primary focus of this role is to conduct quantitative research and analysis on sustainability and ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) factors in the equity investment management process at Causeway Capital Management LLC.

What types of clients does Causeway Capital Management LLC primarily serve?

Causeway Capital Management LLC primarily serves institutional clients, including corporations, pension plans, sovereign wealth funds, superannuation funds, public retirement plans, Taft-Hartley pension plans, endowments and foundations, mutual funds, and other collective investment vehicles.

What investment strategies does Causeway Capital Management LLC offer to its clients?

Causeway Capital Management LLC offers international, global, emerging market, small cap, and sustainable equity strategies to its clients.

What is the unique blend of investment strategies employed by Causeway Capital Management LLC?

Causeway Capital Management LLC employs a unique blend of fundamental and quantitative investment strategies in its equity investment management approach.

What kind of risk analytics do clients have access to at Causeway Capital Management LLC?

Clients at Causeway Capital Management LLC have access to the firm's proprietary risk analytics as part of their investment services.

An independently owned investment management firm specializing in value-focused equity strategies that span the globe.

Finance
Industry
51-200
Employees
2001
Founded Year

Mission & Purpose

Causeway Capital Management LLC is a majority employee-owned investment management firm based in Los Angeles, California. We specialize in public equities, combining fundamental and quantitative research disciplines to manage global, international, emerging markets, small cap, and sustainable strategies. Our clients include corporations, pension plans, sovereign wealth funds, superannuation funds, public retirement plans, Taft-Hartley pension plans, endowments and foundations, mutual funds and other collective investment vehicles, charities, private trusts and funds, model and SMA programs, and other institutions, and are located around the world.