Global | AMD Multi Asset Solutions, Head of ESG Asset Allocation Strategy & Research, Vice President

Location(s) US-NY-New York
Job ID
Schedule Type
Full Time
Vice President
Asset Management
Business Unit
Public Mkts Inv/Portfolio Mgmt
Employment Type


Asset Management

A career with Goldman Sachs Asset Management is an opportunity to help clients across the globe realize their potential, while you discover your own. As part of one of the world’s leading asset managers with over $2 trillion in assets under supervision, you can expect to participate in exciting investment opportunities while collaborating with talented colleagues from all asset classes and regions, and building meaningful relationships with your clients. Working in a culture that values integrity and transparency, you will be part of a diverse team that is passionate about our craft, our clients, and building sustainable success. Bringing together traditional and alternative investments, Goldman Sachs Asset Management provides clients around the world with a dedicated partnership and focus on long-term performance. As primary investment area within Goldman Sachs, we provide investment and advisory services for pension plans, sovereign wealth funds, insurance companies, endowments, foundations, financial advisors and individuals.


MAS: Multi-Asset Solutions:

MAS designs and develops comprehensive multi-asset investment solutions customized to meet the investment objectives and constraints of clients. These solutions span a menu of investment strategies, products and services tailored to each client portfolio. The MAS team applies state-of-the-art techniques for portfolio design and implementation and incorporates proprietary research conducted by the team. The team’s investment solutions leverage insights from across Goldman Sachs. MAS has access to what we believe to be best-in-class portfolio managers both externally and within Goldman Sachs. In MAS, we work with the largest clients across the world providing insight and guidance. We aim to solve clients’ investment issues through our innovative research and access to managers in all asset classes. We take a high-touch, consultative approach to working with our clients.


Head of ESG Asset Allocation Strategy & Research:

The successful candidate would be a seasoned multi-asset researcher or investor with a background in sustainable investing and its application to Strategic Asset Allocation (SAA). They would be a member of the Investment Committee within MAS. This role is highly analytical, focusing on researching, developing, investing, and communicating customized asset allocation and portfolio construction solutions for clients. Climate change and ESG are increasingly important to investors and present their own unique financial risks and opportunities. It is imperative for investors to understand the risks in their portfolios in order to develop and implement their own plans of action. MAS intends to be at the center of Goldman Sachs’ integration and application of ESG and climate factors in long-term asset allocation and multi-asset portfolio management.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead MAS’ ESG research effort and collaborate with colleagues across the Asset Management Division to integrate ESG and climate risk factors into our SAA process
  • Enhance our approach to analyzing a client’s existing exposures and provide solutions for how to address any issues
  • Develop climate scenario models for use to meet client regulatory requirements and annual climate related disclosures
  • Lead the group’s work at integrating ESG and climate themes into our strategic asset allocation process and capital market assumptions
  • Integrate best-in-class ESG and climate investment policies into our existing ESG multi-asset funds

Experience & Skills:

  • The successful candidate will possess a minimum of five years of experience as a senior investor, researcher or strategist. Experience in an ESG or Sustainable Investing role required.
  • Professional or academic experience in climate policy and/or climate science a plus
  • Demonstrated record of investing and/or research experience
  • A strong understanding of portfolio theory, asset allocation, risk analytics, and portfolio construction
  • Highest standards of personal and professional ethics and integrity
  • Strong academic credentials; an MBA/CFA or other advanced degree a plus
  • Collaborative attitude and willingness to drive and participate in discourse on differing points of view
  • Finds enjoyment in dynamic team and investment culture



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