Location Boston
Job-type Permanent
Salary $Negotiable
Reference BBBH12279_1611165136

The Proxy Voting/Engagement Lead will be joining the Boston team of this global firm as the first dedicated hire in this space. Beyond managing and driving efficiency across the proxy voting process in this rapidly growing global firm, this key hire will be charged with coordinating and expanding the firm's collaborative engagement efforts, evolving the group's voting policies, leading & driving successful shareholder resolutions, advising portfolio managers and analysts on engagement practice and contributing to group's value creation distribution thematic work.

You'll need a strong track record driving proxy voting initiatives, and a fundamental understanding of the voting ecosystem and best practice. You will be driving improvement around ESG performance and strategy, as well as leading voting and engagement policy globally. Any expertise or significant interest in environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues and how they can be best analyzed is a significant plus.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Establish voting policies to produce reports to clients, creating a smooth process for the voting season.

  • Support senior engagement professionals with research on ESG issues, overall client engagement, drafting client correspondence and reports, and public policy work.

  • Act as a catalyst for positive change in relation to key ESG themes (e.g Climate Action, Cyber/privacy rights, Future of Work, Diversity & Inclusion etc.) in specific companies, industrial sectors and/or geographies.

  • Automatize administrative work, clarifying proxy voting, and create a value distribution.

  • Working with other analysts to drive continual innovation across the fund management teams, advising portfolio managers on strategic decisions.

Experience Sought:

  • Relevant bachelor's degree, with a demonstrated interest/experience in ESG issues and themes (e.g. human rights, diversity, climate change) is required. An advanced degree is an advantage (e.g. ACCA, MBA, CFA or similar).

  • Knowledge in Corporate Governance analysis and/or Voting activities in the ESG space.

  • Minimum 5 years' experience working in related or relevant field is preferred (e.g. corporate governance, fund management, corporate law, strategy consulting).

  • Fluency in English is required, while being highly proficient in French is an advantage.

Please apply directly to express your interest in this role. If you have any questions, please contact Allegra Walker at allegra.walker@acre.com.