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Research Analyst (Korean Speaker)

Research Analyst (Korean Speaker)

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  • Analyze corporate governance and financial information to write research reports on publicly-held companies in Korea and other Asian countries.
  • Distill financial and corporate governance information and issue proxy vote recommendations based on ISS benchmark policy guidelines
  • Assume responsibility of completion and quarterly updates to ISS' Governance QuickScore product
  • Answer internal/external client/issuer queries on research reports and/or QuickScore rating and be able to discuss QuickScore methodology in detail
  • Actively contribute to the development of QuickScore methodology
  • Monitor regulatory developments in the Korean market.
  • Review and author research reports supporting proxy vote recommendations on KRX-listed companies.
  • Answer internal/external client or company queries on research reports.


  • Bachelor's degree in a related field such as finance, law, economics, business, policy, or equivalent experience.


  • Experience and knowledge of corporate governance and proxy voting issues


  • Strong writing and research abilities in Korean and English; attention to detail; and well-developed communication skills, both oral and written


  • Ability to work effectively with clients, colleagues at various staff and management levels across teams and function lines


  • Strong computer literacy with previous experience and excellent knowledge of MS Office applications


  • Highly motivated, independent, and results-oriented
  • Strong analytical ability, including financial and quantitative literacy and attention to detail
  • Deep understanding of financial and non-financial investor concerns, especially the role of corporate governance from an investor perspective
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and able to prioritize, anticipate, and deliver multiple, sometimes competing objectives under tight deadlines