Institutional Shareholder Services, Inc.

  • Corporate Governance Research Analyst - Temp

    Job Locations CA-ON-Toronto
    Job ID
    2018-1866
    Category
    Corporate Governance
  • Overview

    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: November 2018 for a term ending in early January 2019 (there could be some fluctuation in start and end dates)

    Responsibilities

    • Distill financial and corporate governance information to complete research reports and issue proxy voting recommendations based on ISS policy guidelines for venture and TSX-listed shareholder meetings.;
    • Support Research team by sourcing public disclosure documents (pills, advance notice policies, equity compensation plans), 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-focused 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 as needed;
    • 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 and other industry websites for updates

    Qualifications

    • 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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