Senior Investment Stewardship Analyst Senior Investment Stewardship Analyst …

Miryco Consultants Ltd
in London, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 20 Feb 20
90,000
Miryco Consultants Ltd
in London, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 20 Feb 20
90,000
To serve as a senior analyst on the Investment Stewardship team for the UK and one of the Investment Stewardship groups' sector-oriented teams. The Investment Stewardship group manages day-to-day company engagement, research, and proxy voting for the equity holdings in our client's global fund line up.

As a part of our fiduciary duty to fund shareholders, our client's voice on investment stewardship matters is used to maximize the long-term value of our funds’ investments by holding companies to the highest governance standards and advocating for board-level policies and practices that we believe will enhance value for our clients.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develops proxy voting recommendations for the client's equity holdings. Evaluates highly complex voting proposals against the client's proxy voting guidelines using a variety of sources including third-party research, company engagement and disclosures, and conversations with active equity managers (e.g. Wellington, PRIMECAP).
  • Independently prepares for and leads direct engagement conversations with funds’ portfolio companies. These conversations are typically with senior company officials (often C-level executives or directors) and entail providing direct feedback on governance changes that the client expects.
  • Manages complex, group-wide projects to enhance the monitoring of governance best practices, including ESG (environmental, social, and governance) risks, and drive efficiency. Serves as a subject matter expert and ensures that goals are met within established time frames.
  • Presents complex ideas clearly in verbal or written form. Develops and presents analyses, findings, and conclusions to senior management (including Senior Staff) and clients (e.g., presentations, memos, etc.).
  • Develops and maintains expertise in the fields of corporate governance, proxy voting, and company engagement, as well as the various sectors covered by the analyst’s team. Creates a working knowledge of relevant markets and governance norms.
  • Partners with crew members across the global organization to ensure that project objectives are met. These areas include but not are limited to: Investment Management Group, Legal, International, Portfolio Review, and IT.
  • Mentors and coaches other crew members.
  • Contributes research and other insightful content in support of the client’s global Investment Stewardship communication efforts with clients, shareholders, regulators, and the media.
  • Participates in special projects and performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree; pursuit of MBA or CFA (or other advanced education/certification) preferred.
  • Minimum of five years business experience, investment management and/or analysis experience preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of investments and interest in corporate governance.
  • Excellent communication and relationship management skills.
  • Strong quantitative/analytical skills and strategic vision.
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