Job Description Moody's Analytics helps capital markets and risk management professionals worldwide respond to an evolving marketplace with confidence. The company offers unique tools and best practices for measuring and managing risk through expertise and experience in climate, credit analysis, economic research and financial risk management. Moody's Analytics is a subsidiary of Moody's Corporation (NYSE: MCO), which reported revenue of over $4.2 billion in 2017 employs approximately 11,900 people worldwide and maintains a presence in 41 countries. Further information is available at www.moodysanalytics.com .
Moody's Analytics traces its roots to Moody's KMV Research group, a pioneer in quantification of credit risk. We construct quantitative models that estimate default and recovery risk, price credit instruments, enable credit portfolio management, assess commercial real estate risk, and facilitate asset and liability management. Our objective is to create models that are accurate and forward-looking, yet practical, robust, and transparent.
We are currently building out a framework to link Environmental, Societal and Governance (ESG) Risks with business impacts such as changes in profitability, bo ok value of assets, enterprise value and default risk. We will partner with two affiliated companies: Vigeo Eiris (VE) and Four Twenty Seven (427). Vigeo Eiris (VE) is a global provider of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) solutions, whose mission is to equip the market with the ESG insight to perform financially and better address their social and environmental impact. Four Twenty Seven, an affiliate of Moody's, is a leading publisher and provider of data, market intelligence and analysis related to physical climate change and environmental risks.
As an ESG Researcher, you will collaborate with organizations such as Four Twenty Seven, Vigeo Eiris, and Regulatory Data Corporation as you join our Quantitative Research team which has a rich history of providing forward-looking research and thought leadership in risk measurement and management. The team comprises of members with diverse backgrounds in fields such as finance, economics, econometrics, statistics, engineering, real estate, geography, accounting, climate and mathematics. As a part of this team, you will leverage your skills and expertise and support our continued innovation in ESG research.
Specific responsibilities may include:
Conducting sophisticated theoretical and empirical research measuring the impact of ESG risks on profits, accounting valuations, market valuations and credit risk;
Collaborate with financial researchers and data analysts on research projects;
Partner with engineering teams to deploy completed research through various technology channels';
Partner with marketing, sales, product management, client service teams, and clients on the education and implementation of risk management technology;
Present research findings to technical and non-technical audiences internally and externally.
Qualifications Desired Qualifications:
Ph. D. or have completed all coursework required by a Ph.D. program, in economics, finance, accounting. Ideally, candidate would have experience measuring the business impact of ESG related factors.
Research experience in econometric and statistical modeling;
Experience with programming tools such as Python, SAS, R, or Matlab;
Strong written and oral communication skills.
Other desirable qualifications:
Research experience in financial accounting and corporate finance;
Background in Environmental Science
Background in Business Ethics
Experience leveraging techniques in machine learning and artificial intelligence as well as climate modeling.
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