Location London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Job-type Permanent
Salary £Competitive
Reference BBBH14092_1627570137

A global advisory firm that delivers sustainability focused strategic shareholder engagement, proxy solicitation and governance advice to a wide range of corporate clients is looking for a Senior Corporate Governance Analyst (to be based in UK or Europe).

Reporting to their Head of Governance UK & Europe, this individual will be a key member of a global team which advises clients across the UK, Europe and parts of Asia.

They are looking for this individual to have solid experience in executive remuneration, corporate governance and/or ESG analysis, and to possess a strong interest in how these issues affect companies and investors.

Key Responsibilities:

  • The role will have a special emphasis on analysing executive remuneration plans and documents of companies from the point of view of proxy advisors and institutional investors

  • Responsibility for a broad set of corporate governance and ESG areas (including boards of directors, shareholder rights, share capital, audit and ESG) in preparation for clients' AGMs, EGMs, M&A transactions and activist situations.

  • Take the lead in analysing the executive remuneration practices of clients and their peers, identifying potential areas of investor and proxy advisor concern as well as areas for improvement

  • Develop and maintain up-to-date and detailed knowledge about executive remuneration best-practice developments across all their main European markets.

  • Support and lead discussions with clients in presenting findings and advice to sceptical senior audiences during the whole development and drafting process.

  • Produce agenda analysis reports, assessing draft AGM documents in light of how the proxy advisors are likely to recommend and how investor voting guidelines are likely to be applied

  • Produce in-depth bespoke research analysis on clients' corporate governance and ESG arrangements, with the aim of identifying key weaknesses, potential investor criticisms and risks relating to future investor voting behaviour at general meetings

  • Assist in presenting findings to key client stakeholders, including non-executive and executive board members, board/company secretaries, heads of legal, IR, compensation and compliance

  • Support the team in producing monthly corporate governance and E&S newsletters, annual proxy season reviews, client memos and other client awareness initiatives.

  • Liaise with market heads and other internal stakeholders to keep abreast of client needs and preferences as well as relevant market developments.

Essential Skills, Experience & Competencies:

  • Experience in executive remuneration, corporate governance and/or ESG analysis

  • Experience working in a client facing environment

  • Some international exposure of the following markets (UK, France, Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland) would be advantageous in this role.

  • Other native/fluent European language skills desirable

  • Detail-oriented, eager to learn and highly analytical

  • Professional and excellent work ethic

  • Ability to handle multiple responsibilities with competing deadlines

  • Proactive and ability to use own initiative

  • Efficient organisational and time management skills

  • Results driven and evidential track record of personal or professional achievement

This organisation pride themselves on offering continuous training & development along with career progression opportunities for all employees. If you believe you have the relevant skill set, and would like to be part of a growing Advisory team, please apply today or contact Georgina Sell via georgina.sell@acre.com.