ESG Engagement Manager

Los Angeles, California
Offer competitive compensation comprised of salary, discretionary bonus, and 401k/profit-sharing
22 Sep 2022
22 Oct 2022
Industry Sector
Asset Management
CFA Charterholder
Employment Type
Full Time


The ESG Engagement Manager will develop, execute, and enhance the targeted stewardship effort across Payden & Rygel’s asset classes and strategies. This new role will be part of the ESG team and work closely with various research teams to prioritize, research and implement targeted engagements that promote firm-wide initiatives. The candidate will bring a creative, resourceful, and pragmatic solutions-mindset to integrate ESG across the organization.


  • Use data and analytics to implement a credible and scalable approach to the targeted engagement prioritization and escalation process; partner with technology and data vendors to develop scalable solutions for engagement
  • Integrate regulatory and client specific needs into the process design and measurable implementation, balancing varied ESG trends and client demands across strategies and jurisdictions
  • Serve as first point of contact for background research and targeted engagement outreach with issuers, developing thoughtful analysis, engagement and tracking processes to support firm-wide or client driven initiatives
  • Build strong relationships both internally and with external engagement partners to support implementation; provide training and underlying analysis on climate and other engagement topics for investment teams
  • Develop quantitative and qualitative engagement reporting for external messaging; participate in the development of communication for clients and prospects to create compelling analytics and presentations


  • 3+ years of professional experience with knowledge of in investment process
  • Strong interest and willingness to delve into ESG topics, knowledge of or deep curiosity in understanding climate initiatives, corporate climate policies and evaluation techniques
  • Self-starter and team player with high attention to detail and ability to embrace the roles of both architect and doer
  • Ability to manage, prioritize and deliver on multiple projects simultaneously for various stakeholders
  • Strong written and oral communication skills with the ability to simplify complex topics
  • Proficient in Excel and Power Point; ESG Data experience preferred


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Master’s Degree a plus
  • CFA Charter holder or progress towards the designation a plus
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