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For more than 30 years now, Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS) has been the world's leading provider of corporate governance and responsible investment solutions for asset owners, asset managers, hedge funds, and asset service providers. Institutional clients turn to us to apply their corporate governance views, identify environmental, social and governance risks, and manage their complete proxy voting needs on a global basis.
ISS is a global company, with more than 1000 employees spread across 19 offices in 13 countries. A career in ISS gives you international experience in working with market-leading experts that enable investors to incorporate corporate governance & responsible investment in their policies and practices.
The ISS Way At ISS, our values are not as much imposed as they are inspired. We talk about ideals in terms of how it brings our people together in a culture that upholds the interests of our colleagues, shareholders and clients. Everyone at ISS is a champion of Integrity, Collaboration, Empowerment, Flexibility, Diversity and Client Service. When you join ISS, you are expected to exemplify these Values through your actions and aspirations in the workplace.
ISS is seeking a talented and motivated senior custom research analyst to join its Custom team based in Brussels. ISS' Custom Research team partners with clients to fully optimize their corporate governance program through the provision of governance expertise as well as customized deliverables. Custom Research Analysts, working as members of regional teams, help clients develop and/or implement customized guidelines that reflect the clients' unique corporate governance philosophy. Using Policy Engine, a data-driven automation tool for base policy automation, in conjunction with analyst expertise on the subject of corporate governance, the Custom Research team provides clients with customized vote recommendations based on their respective proxy voting guidelines.
As part of providing end-to-end management of client policies, the team keeps clients apprised of new trends and emerging proposals that have garnered increased interest in the investment community and assists clients in developing and implementing policies on these new issues. To this end, the team provides clients with tailored reports, including an annual custom policy matrix that captures voting instructions and procedures on proxy issues that are expected to be seen on ballots in the upcoming year, and policy gap analyses to identify areas in client policy that do not effectively address any particular corporate governance issue.
Issue insightful, grounded, well-reasoned proxy vote recommendations and rationale based on client-specific proxy voting guidelines
Gather corporate governance data based on information in the company's public documents
Actively work with clients to help them to update, develop or formulate their proxy voting guidelines
Complete various client-specific projects
Research policy-related issues, and support teammates in their completion of client projects as needed
Contribute to seasonal reviews, client calls, and client-focused research reports.
Lead or participate in engagement with institutional investors and other market players.
Answer internal and external queries on research analyses, and discuss policies and vote recommendations as appropriate
Participate in and actively contribute to ISS policy formulation and update efforts
Work with Corporate Technology to develop, enhance and test current and new applications that will benefit our clients, the department and the company as a whole
Work closely with Sales and Account Management counterparts to ensure overall positive client experience
DESIRED EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS.
Master degree in Law and/or Finance, Economics or equivalent through experience
Relevant experience preferable with 3 to 5 years in corporate governance/capital markets
Strong computer literacy with previous experience and excellent knowledge of MS Office
Strong analytical abilities and comfort with ambiguity
Excellent problem solving and judgment skills
Excellent English and French writing and oral communication skills, and the ability to formulate and support a position on an issue
Organizational skills, attention to detail, a self-driven work ethic, and the ability to prioritize multiple tasks in a high-pressure, deadline-driven environment
Ability to work within a team-oriented environment and communicate with various internal and external parties
Willingness to work long hours and weekends primarily during peak weeks (March, April, May, June), but on an as-needed basis throughout the year as well
Good understanding of business technology, and experience working with technology in an operational context
Interested in this great opportunity?
Applicants should apply online at https://jobs-international-issgovernance.icims.com/jobs/1465/proxy-voting-analyst--bespoke-policies/job by sending a cover letter along with a CV in English. Applications without a cover letter won't be taken into consideration!
Please note that due to the great number of applications we receive, we can only respond to selected candidates.
To all recruitment agencies: ISS does not accept unsolicited CVs/Resumes. Please do not forward CVs/Resumes to any ISS employee, location or website. ISS is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited CVs/Resumes.