Quantitative Specialist in Sustainability Investing

Posted on Nov 23, 2019 by RobecoSAM

Zürich, Switzerland
Immediate Start
Annual Salary

For our Products & Engineering team based in Zurich, we are looking for a dedicated Quantitative Specialist in Sustainability Investing (100%) with a pronounced interest to shape research in the field of sustainability investing.

Your main tasks in this position are:

  • Quantitative analysis of sustainability data from the proprietary RobecoSAM database and from external sources
  • Further developing and maintaining Smart ESG, a concept which identifies correlations be-tween sustainability indicators and financial performance and introduces ESG as a factor
  • Create insights, perform back-tests and support the development of new investment products in the field of sustainability investing (e.g., Multi-Factor Indices, Fixed Income strategies, Long/Short strategies, etc.)
  • Present materials to external stakeholders and manage incoming demands.


Being a self-motivated and creative analyst with a profound knowledge of financial markets and investment products, you possess a university degree in a numerical discipline such as mathematics, physics, engineering, econometrics, or a related field that supports your strong quantitative skills. You are familiar with Excel, Python and SQL; Matlab and R are an advantage. With a minimum of 3 years of working experience in the financial industry, you are excited to work for a global leader in sustainability investing and committed to exploring how non-financial factors influence enterprise success on the one hand and investment returns on the other hand. In this position, you will perform quantitative analyses in close cooperation with our international team of analysts. Besides result-driven analytical research you are also skilled to translate findings into understandable presentations. You possess excellent oral and written communication skills in English, which enable you to work independently in an international surrounding and express your views internally and externally. You are capable of passing on your knowledge in a structured way and present to external stakeholders. You have the ability to manage projects or client demands in a structured way. Quality awareness, an open mindset, strong social competence and respect for different opinions and cultures are part of your key strengths.

The following items are additional assets: Sustainability background, database architecture and management.

Only full applications including a motivation letter and CV will be considered.

About RobecoSAM

Founded in 1995, RobecoSAM is an investment specialist focused exclusively on Sustainability Investing. It offers asset management, indices, impact analysis and investment, sustainability assessments, and benchmarking services. Together with S&P Dow Jones Indices, RobecoSAM publishes the globally recognized Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) as well as the S&P ESG Factor Weighted, the first index family to treat ESG as a standalone performance factor using the RobecoSAM Smart ESG methodology.

Reference: 801069182

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