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ESG and Investment Researcher, AVP

Website State Street

Asset Manager

Who We Are Looking For

The ESG and Investment Researcher (Assistant Vice President) will be a member of the Portfolio Management Research team at State Street Associates, an investment research division of State Street Global Markets. This role will be responsible for advancing new research and product development in the form of thought leadership, market indicators, and analytical tools with a focus on ESG investing. The Portfolio Management Research team is part of State Street Associates (SSA), a unique partnership between State Street and thought leaders in academic finance. In collaboration with our academic partners, we produce original research that is frequently published in academic and practitioner journals. We have a track record of helping the world’s largest institutional investors and asset managers solve complex problems, manage investment risk, and enhance portfolio performance. SSA’s headquarters are located in Harvard Square in Cambridge, MA.

Why this role is important to us

The team you will be joining is a part of State Street Global Markets (SSGM). When owners and managers of institutional assets need research, trading, securities lending and innovative portfolio strategies, they turn to SSGM business unit. As our onboarding and operations service partner, the COO has embarked on a transformational effort to add low-code automation tools to drive optimization of our processes and service levels.Our strategy and implementation function in COO, is vital to State Street as a key enablerfor our business to deliver data and insights to our end users. We’re driving the company’s digitaltransformation and expanding business capabilities using industry best practices and advancedtechnologies such as cloud, low and no-code application solutioning and robotics process automation.We offer a collaborative environment where technology skills and innovation are valued in a globalorganization. We’re looking for top technical talent to join our team and deliver creative technologysolutions that help us become an end-to-end, next-generation financial services company.Join us if you want to grow your technical skills, solve real problems and make your mark on our industry.

What You Will Be Responsible For

As ESG and Investment Researcher, Assistant Vice President you will


  • Supporting the team’s ESG research agenda
  • Co-authoring white papers and journal articles in collaboration with colleagues
  • Translating this academic research into products (publications, indicators, tools, etc.) and customized solutions for our clients
  • Engaging with clients as a subject matter expert on our ESG research

What We Value

  • Robust knowledge of financial markets, investment analysis, and statistical analysis.
  • Familiarity with concepts in ESG investing.
  • Proficiency with MS Excel and computer programming (preferably Matlab).
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to self-direct within a fast-paced team environment are critical.

Education & Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in a quantitative field such as finance, economics, mathematics, computer science, or a related discipline.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in a quantitative research role.

About State Street

What we do.

State Street is one of the largest custodian banks, asset managers and asset intelligence companies in the world. From technology to product innovation, we’re making our mark on the financial services industry. For more than two centuries, we’ve been helping our clients safeguard and steward the investments of millions of people. We provide investment servicing, data & analytics, investment research & trading and investment management to institutional clients.

Work, Live and Grow.

We make all efforts to create a great work environment. Our benefits packages are competitive and comprehensive. Details vary by location, but you may expect generous medical care, insurance and savings plans, among other perks. You’ll have access to flexible Work Programs to help you match your needs. And our wealth of development programs and educational support will help you reach your full potential.

Inclusion, Diversity and Social Responsibility.

We truly believe our employees’ diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives are a powerful contributor to creating an inclusive environment where everyone can thrive and reach their maximum potential while adding value to both our organization and our clients. We warmly welcome candidates of diverse origin, background, ability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and personality. Another fundamental value at State Street is active engagement with our communities around the world, both as a partner and a leader. You will have tools to help balance your professional and personal life, paid volunteer days, matching gift programs and access to employee networks that help you stay connected to what matters to you.State Street is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

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Job ID: R-703843