Position Description

Quantitative Research Analyst – Sustainability/ESG
Location Los Angeles (Headquarters)
# of openings 1
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Company Overview: Causeway Capital Management LLC provides equity investment management services primarily to 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, charities, private trusts and funds, model and SMA programs, and other institutions.  The independent, 100% employee-and former employee-owned firm, based in Los Angeles, began operations in June 2001 and manages international, global, emerging market, small cap and sustainable equity strategies. Causeway employs a unique blend of fundamental and quantitative investment strategies and offers its clients access to the firm’s proprietary risk analytics.

Position Overview: This 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.

Skills and Abilities:

  • 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.


  • 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.

Benefits of Employment:

  • 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

Annual Salary: $150,000 – $175,000. Additionally, the Sustainability/ESG Research Analyst will be eligible for an annual, discretionary bonus.  

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to the fact or perception of their race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, reproductive health decisionmaking, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, military and veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law. 

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