Research Analyst, Proxy Voting

Recruiter
COLUMBIA THREADNEEDLE
Location
London, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Posted
11 Mar 2021
Closes
10 Apr 2021
Ref
10504525
Job Function
Banking
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
Job Description

A Research Analyst, Proxy Voting, is sought to join our Responsible Investment (RI) proxy voting team, part of our Global Research department, to play a key role in investment and stewardship research, proxy voting and engagement.

You will work closely with stewardship colleagues, sector analysts and portfolio managers around the globe, contributing to the effective use of client voting rights, and researching and engaging portfolio companies.

The role offers a great opportunity for an analyst seeking to build and advance their career in investment management by joining an award-winning team in a large global research department.

Responsibilities

How you will spend your time...

Participate in the research, coordination and application of the exercise of stewardship rights on behalf of clients:
  • Research and review third-party and internal investment and proxy research in context of determining proper proxy votes under the CTI Corporate Governance and Proxy Voting Principles. Interpret and apply the firm's custom proxy voting policy to a range of proxy proposals
  • Liaise and collaborate with fundamental analysts and portfolio managers around the world to execute proxy voting rights cast in clients' best long-term economic interests.
  • Initiate and undertake proxy-related engagement with senior leaders at portfolio companies.
Work with and support the Head of Proxy Voting in the formulation, development and delivery of the global proxy voting strategy and approach.

Work with colleagues to educate and prioritize implementation of the effective use of voting rights exercised by the firm.

Required Qualifications

To be successful in this role you will have...
  • Experience with proxy voting and issuer engagement, ESG or sustainability
  • You should be on path to developing, or have already acquired, research, analytical and problem-solving capabilities relevant to fundamental investment analysis.
  • Prior experience in the securities industry; investment experience as a research analyst or in an analyst support role.
  • Familiarity with RI concepts from the investor perspective
  • Experience working with ISS Proxy Exchange, Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint, Bloomberg and Aladdin.


Preferred Qualifications

If you had this, it would also be great...
  • Progress towards a CFA, Accounting or legal qualification or equivalent ESG-related credentials from SASB, PRI or CFA Institute.
  • Familiarity with R / Python

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