Institutional Shareholder Services, Inc.

Corporate Governance Market Data Analyst

DE-Berlin | BE-Brussels
Job ID
2017-1533
Category
Corporate Governance

Overview

Why work for ISS?

For more than 30 years now, Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS) has been the world’s leading provider of corporate governance and responsible investment (RI) solutions for asset owners, asset managers, hedge funds, and asset service providers. Institutional clients turn to us to apply their corporate governance views, identify governance risks, and manage their complete proxy voting needs on a global basis.

We are truly a global company, with more than 1000 employees spread across 19 offices in 13 countries. A career in ISS gives you international experience in working with market-leading experts that enable investors to incorporate corporate governance & responsible investment in their policies and practices.

The ISS Way

At ISS, our values are not as much imposed as they are inspired. We talk about ideals in terms of how it brings our people together in a culture that upholds the interests of our colleagues, shareholders and clients. Everyone at ISS is a champion of Integrity, Collaboration, Empowerment, Flexibility, Diversity and Client Service. When you join ISS, you are expected to exemplify these Values in a manner that informs your actions and aspirations in the workplace.

Position Overview

The Market Data Analyst conducts research for securities using issuer filings, company news, press releases, debt security research reports, news publications, and research studies and through engagement with issuers and institutions.

 

Collect, translate and summarize financial, industry and corporate governance information related to Shareholder meetings, translate proxy materials into English and apply internal codes based on ISS' definitions and guidelines.

 

The Market Data Analyst will furthermore be responsible for coding resolutions from company agendas into standardized formats. This position will be based either in Berlin or in Brussels and will open mid-January.

Responsibilities

  • Review different Issuer publications, country publications, financial web-sites to obtain proxy information on publicly traded companies in various European markets;
  • Update database with proxy information and update database with company, security and meeting related information;
  • Develop market expertise in corporate governance, gathered through fundamental research and government/regulatory/listing authorities;
  • Contact companies to obtain proxy materials and other meeting related information;
  • Code each resolution on a company’s meeting agenda into a standardized format as requested;
  • Gather data based on information in the company’s documents;
  • Participate and conduct research to help policy formulation and update efforts;
  • Collaborate with other GMS Data analysts on working committees and/or projects;
  • Ensure adequate audit trails for data that is received or sent from production systems;

Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree in Business, Finance, Accounting or equivalent
  • Minimum 1 year of experience in a financial environment
  • Analytical ability and financial understanding of investment issues
  • Knowledge and experience with MS Office
  • Ability to work within a team-oriented environment
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize multiple tasks
  • Understanding of corporate governance issues, corporate transactions and capital markets;
  • Fluent in English and at least one of the following:
    • French / other language is a plus
    • Swedish / other Nordic language (Danish or Finnish) is a plus.

 

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