Institutional Shareholder Services, Inc.

Governance Research Analyst - Temporary Assignment

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Join the Canadian proxy advisory research team through the dynamic proxy season period to provide research analysis in support of client corporate governance and proxy voting activities.  Be part of a team of corporate governance experts responsible for covering Canadian annual and special meetings, interpreting public disclosure documents and applying policy guidelines that support corporate governance best practices and shareholder rights.  This is a unique opportunity to join our leading Canadian Research team and can lead to a career path towards a full-time Analyst role.


Contract Period:  February 12, 2018 to June 15, 2018


  • Distill financial and corporate governance information to complete research reports and issue proxy voting recommendations based on ISS policy guidelines for venture and non-core level 1-3 agenda items including late adds;
  • Support Research team by sourcing public disclosure documents (pills), updating analyst tracking sheets for workflow organization;
  • Attach materials in research database;
  • Realizable Pay data collection – searching SEDI and past circulars for option and share grants, etc.
  • Track voting results for high profile issues/meetings for client bulletin calls and other season updates;
  • Maintain pill and contest tracking lists;
  • Support draft report review process as needed;
  • Pull numbers for total shareholder return / total compensation chart for all core meetings;
  • Source issue specific background information for shareholder proposals;
  • Liaison with procurement – locating and sending G&M meeting list weekly;
  • Help monitor regulatory websites, press articles on current high profile meetings/companies/issues, CCGG/SIO/SHARE website for updates


  • Bachelors degree in Finance, Economics, Accounting or related discipline and a minimum of two years experience in corporate governance or investment research and analysis;
  • Understanding of corporate governance issues, corporate transactions and capital markets;
  • Previous experience in Compensation Consulting or Securities Law would be an asset;
  • Good understanding of business technology; experience working with technology in an operational context strongly desired;
  • Client focused, reliable and able to work under deadline pressures, detail oriented, demonstrated commitment to quality and excellence



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