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Equity Solutions Researcher

MSCI Inc Tokyo, Japan
Posted 11 days ago Permanent Competitive
Equity Solutions Researcher
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MSCI is now looking for an exceptional candidate to join the Solutions Research group in Japan. Solutions Research sits at the intersection of various research functions at MSCI and is a client centric research group with a broad mandate to lead internal and external research projects on topics of most relevance to the institutional investment process. Your responsibility includes but is not limited to representing MSCI in client conversations and industry events, writing and speaking about asset allocation and global investing trends that are relevant for our diverse client base. The group utilizes MSCI's indexes, data and analytics to offer research insights through publications, speaking engagements, and client / prospect meetings.

What we offer you
• At MSCI we are passionate about what we do, and we are inspired by our purpose - to power better investment decisions. You'll be part of an industry-leading network of creative, curious, and entrepreneurial pioneers. This is a space where you can challenge yourself, set new standards and perform beyond expectations for yourself, our clients, and our industry.
• Wherever you are located you will find transparent compensation schemes and employee benefits that can help ensure your financial security and health. While they vary by different locations, we offer a broad range of benefits that are part of the value you receive as an MSCI employee.
• Our flexible ways of working will allow you to maximize your potential, and we will empower you with the trust, accountability, and advanced technology to perform at your very best.
• You'll find a purposeful approach to wellbeing to provide you with all the resources you need to be your best at work and in your personal life. Our 'Here For You' Employee Assistance Program is available for our employees globally, providing confidential emotional support, financial and legal advice free of charge.

Your key responsibilities
• Work with large institutional clients in Japan and Korea employing research expertise to help address their investment needs using MSCI solutions. Clients may include Institutional investors like public and corporate plans, endowments, but also asset managers and ETF providers, as well as large financial adviser organizations.
• Represent MSCI research (Index, Risk and Portfolio Management Analytics, Asset Allocation, Global Investing, ESG/Climate Investing) in client and prospect meetings in Japan and Korea
• Be an ambassador for current and upcoming research initiatives through speaking engagements at industry events, MSCI research conferences, and client/prospect meetings
• Create blog posts, presentations and research papers on asset allocation, portfolio construction and global investing themes that leverage MSCI indexes, data and models
• Work within a global team on new product developments initiatives as well as investment problems raised by clients around the world.
• Ability to provide strategic insight and effective in conducting research discussions across various client segments
• Help formulating and implementing research agenda including new index product development, index management, and applied index research.

Your skills and experience that will help you excel
• 12+ years professional experience for a financial services firm, preferably within institutional asset management
• In-depth knowledge of asset allocation and portfolio management
• Excellent presentation skills and experience in writing research reports
• Familiarity with ESG/Climate models, Analytics platforms like Factset or Barra is a plus
• Graduate degree in Finance, Economics, Mathematics or Statistics. CFA is a plus
• Strong Japanese and English communication skills allowing for interaction with a diverse set of clients and internal stakeholders
• Excellent programming skills in Python

How we'll support you
• Our culture of high performance and innovation relies on our people sharing their knowledge and lifting each other up. You'll be surrounded by a collaborative, global network of talented colleagues who will support and inspire you to do the best work of your career.
• We believe new and challenging experiences drive personal growth and innovation. With the right challenges, encouragement, and development support you can shape your own career experience. Career paths are multi-directional, and we encourage and support internal mobility to help you identify new opportunities to progress and take control of your future.
• As a new joiner you'll be enrolled on our Global Orientation interactive learning experience to set you up for success.
• Our tailored learning opportunities will enable you to acquire the skills you need at your own pace, choosing between the courses and certifications best suited to you. Our Learning@MSCI platform coupled with access to LinkedIn Learning Pro will provide you with all the resources you need for to accelerate your professional growth.
• At MSCI we act in ways that encourage respect for all voices, ensuring that everyone can be themselves and feel like they are a part of the company. We are intentional about ensuring that everyone is treated fairly and supported with equal opportunities to succeed.
• We have eight MSCI Employee Resource Groups: All Abilities, Asian Support Network, Black Leadership Network, Climate Action Network, Hola! MSCI, Pride & Allies, Women in Tech, and Women's Leadership Forum.

About MSCI

MSCI is a leading provider of critical decision support tools and services for the global investment community. With over 50 years of expertise in research, data, and technology, we power better investment decisions by enabling clients to understand and analyze key drivers of risk and return and confidently build more effective portfolios. We create industry-leading research-enhanced solutions that clients use to gain insight into and improve transparency across the investment process.

To all recruitment agencies

MSCI does not accept unsolicited CVs/Resumes. Please do not forward CVs/Resumes to any MSCI employee, location, or website. MSCI is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited CVs/Resumes.

MSCI Inc. is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversifying its workforce. It is the policy of the firm to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, disability, marital and civil partnership/union status, pregnancy (including unlawful discrimination on the basis of a legally protected parental leave), veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. MSCI is also committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, please email Disability.Assistance@msci.com and indicate the specifics of the assistance needed. Please note, this e-mail is intended only for individuals who are requesting a reasonable workplace accommodation; it is not intended for other inquiries.

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