Institutional Shareholder Services, Inc.

  • Senior Research Analyst – Germany, Austria, Switzerland

    Job Locations DE-Berlin
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  • Overview

    ISS is seeking a Senior Corporate Governance Research Analyst for its office in Berlin, Germany. You will analyze corporate governance and financial information and write research reports on publicly traded companies in the German-speaking region (Germany, Austria, and Switzerland). You will collaborate with other analysts on research and articles, deepening your understanding of technical terminology in the corporate governance and investment management field.


    • Analyze corporate governance and financial information to write research reports on publicly traded companies
    • Issue proxy vote recommendations for shareholder meetings of companies in the German-speaking region
    • Develop market expertise in corporate governance, investment management, and shareholder issues
    • Engage with companies, institutional investors, and various organizations and government/regulatory/listing authorities
    • Monitor, analyze, and record governance-related data and information provided by companies
    • Liaise with company representatives to procure publicly disclosed information
    • Participate and conduct research to support policy formulation and market guidelines
    • Answer internal/external client/issuer queries on research reports
    • Write quarterly reports and periodic articles for publication
    • Collaborate with other analysts on working committees and/or projects


    • Master's degree in Economics, Finance, Business, Law and/or Political Science (or equivalent) is required
    • Two to five years of experience in corporate governance / investment analysis / research with a focus on the German-speaking region is preferred; special knowledge of the Swiss market is advantageous
    • Fluency (both spoken and written) in English and German is required; French is advantageous
    • Strong analytical ability and understanding of finance and capital markets
    • Strong oral and written communication skills; good eye for detail
    • Strong organizational skills
    • Ability to deal with large quantities of work and strict deadlines
    • Ability to work independently while also being a team player


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