Emily Steinbarth

Emily Steinbarth

Director, Head of ESG Research and Development

Masters in Financial Engineering, UCLA-Anderson School of Management, 2015
M.A. Economics, University of California-Los Angeles, 2014
B.A. Economics, Claremont McKenna College, 2009


Emily Steinbarth is director and head of ESG research and development at Russell Investments focusing on the research and development of the firm's Direct Investment equity strategies. In this role, Emily is involved in the continual development of global quantitative equity portfolios with a focus on ESG and decarbonization strategies. Most recently, these projects have involved leading the research to convert Russell Investments' existing low carbon strategies to an enhancement, Decarbonization 2.0, as well as building proprietary company-level ESG scores. Emily is a member of the ESG Knowledge Specialists (EKS) team at Russell Investments.

Emily joined Russell Investments in January 2016. Prior to her current role, she worked as a research analyst for a cross-asset systematic hedge fund where she was part of the team developing quantitative trading strategies. In addition to this role, she has worked on the Quantitative Risk Management team for a macro hedge fund advisor. Prior to joining Russell Investments, Emily was located in Los Angeles where she completed her Masters in Financial Engineering and Masters in Economics at UCLA.

Published works include:

Materiality Matters: Targeting the ESG issues that impact performance

February 2022
How Russell Investments has developed a way to measure a company's ESG score and the Material Score evaluates only those issues that are financially important to a company.