Corporate Governance and Stewardship Analyst
Our client is seeking a talented and experienced corporate governance professional to join their ESG team (in Europe or London).
You will play a key role in defining and implementing the stewardship strategy, which is a central pillar of the investment strategy.
Providing investment teams with insightful and expert advice on corporate governance evaluation and best practices
Coordinating and taking part in bilateral and/or collaborative engagements with companies on corporate governance issues
Overseeing the exercise of proxy voting rights and, when necessary, helping investment teams reach a consensus on specific resolutions
Leading the relationship with external providers on corporate governance data and proxy voting, including on-going monitoring and periodic reviews
Helping to enhance our firm-wide approach to active ownership, including by issuing policies, procedures and guidelines on corporate engagement and proxy voting
Contributing to internal and external reporting on active ownership activities
Attending relevant conferences, and joining industry associations and working groups
Implement corporate governance and voting policy across different markets in line with their investment footprint
Analyse shareholder resolutions
Conduct engagement with companies, including meetings with senior company representatives
Contribute to coordinating the engagement governance and escalation process
Identify extra-financial factors (ESG) that are material to short-, medium- and long-term investment outcomes for engagement across sectors, focusing more particularly on governance
Contribute to distinctive thematic research on corporate governance and ESG issues
Present voting policy and updates as well as engagement research results to PMs and Analysts, as well as to relevant committees and clients
Participate in collaborative and industry discussions (CA100+, industry associations) and monitoring corporate governance developments (Sustainable Corporate Governance EU initiative)
Experience of corporate governance analysis and proxy voting (ideally within asset management)
Communication skills to liaise with and influence investment colleagues
Ability to build a constructive dialogue and forge long-term relationships with senior executives, board members and investment professionals
Working knowledge of corporate governance and stewardship codes in different jurisdictions
Demonstrable interest in wider responsible investment and ESG issues
Ideally experience of engagement with company representatives
Excellent communications skills - written and verbal
Language skills: Proficient in French and English would be desirable
If you are a responsible and motivated individual, and you are keen to join a dynamic, collaborative and international working environment, please apply now or reach out This position entails a wide variety of corporate governance tasks and an opportunity to put your experience and creativity to good use.
For more information, please apply or contact Georgina Sell via firstname.lastname@example.org.