Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Research Analyst

  • Competitive
  • Newport Beach, CA, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Pimco
  • 19 Oct 17 2017-10-19

Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Research Analyst

Position Description

PIMCO is a global investment solutions provider with more than 2,300 dedicated professionals in 12 countries focused on a single mission: to manage risks and deliver returns for our clients. We are recognized as an innovator, industry thought leader and trusted advisor to our clients around the world. We aspire to cultivate performance and leadership through empowering our people, diversity of thought, and a commitment to an inclusive culture that engages in our global communities

PIMCO is launching a new Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) platform that will be able to support new and existing PIMCO Funds and separate account opportunities. We understand that ESG factors can impact the investment risk and return profiles of our investments. We are seeking a senior analyst to join our ESG initiative, and sit within our corporate credit research team. This individual would work closely with our credit research analysts to ensure ESG is embedded into our credit research process, and would be an advocate for ESG internally and externally.


  • Incorporating analysis of ESG-factors into valuation analysis and ESG-themes into portfolios
  • Engage and empower issuers to influence change in ESG business practices
  • Analyze and present opportunities and risks inherent in potential ESG investments across sectors and markets
  • Fundamental research across a variety of market capitalizations and industries
  • Work with credit analysts globally to identify main ESG risks, and to create specific ESG term-sheets by industry
  • Incorporate MSCI ESG analytics into PIMCO systems
  • Support analysts on ESG related aspects during quarterly results
  • Present to clients on PIMCO ESG integration and sustainability initiative
  • Express views on ESG trends and momentum through PIMCO thought leadership pieces
  • Actively engage with PIMCO analytics on incorporating ESG risks in internal valuation frameworks
  • Collaborate with ESG PM on creating performance attribution for ESG risk factors
  • Analyze and evaluate other third party ESG providers
  • Provide investment recommendations to PMs and Analysts

Position Requirements


  • 5-7 years' experience in research capacity (credit/equity research at sell side/buy side/rating agency) or in ESG related program management
  • Strong proficiency in financial modeling and quantitative analysis required
  • ESG background required
  • May spend small portion of time covering sectors as research analyst, as needed
  • Proven presentation, communication and influencing skills with senior stakeholders
  • MBA and/or CFA strongly preferred

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.