Institutional Shareholder Services, Inc.

  • Custom Research Analyst - Manila

    Job Locations PH-Makati City
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  • Overview

    Institutional Shareholder Services seeks to hire a full-time junior analyst to join its corporate governance custom research team in Manila, Philippines. The primary duties and responsibilities of the position are to conduct research, write reports, and make proxy vote recommendations for institutional investor clients. Key requirements for the position are strong analytical, writing, communication, and organizational skills. In addition, those interested in this position should have an interest in the provision of unbiased corporate governance advice to the institutional investor community.



    Custom Team Responsibilities:


    • Issue vote document recommendations to clients pursuant to respective voting policies while utilizing expertise on corporate governance issues and gathering data based on information in the company’s public disclosure.
    • Perform research on a variety of proposals to be voted on at annual shareholder meetings of publicly traded companies from a client-specific perspective.
    • Assist in the development and update of client proxy voting guidelines. Contribute in policy gap identification and outdated approaches in clients’ policies.
    • Analyze historical client trends to suggest options on policy positions.
    • Assist in the creation of seasonal reviews and client-focused research reports.
    • Develop a working relationship with International/US research and data analysts. These relationships enable the custom analyst to work effectively with last minute issues and changes in research vote recommendations.
    • Provide assistance in identifying PX issues, Policy Engine concerns, voting policy issues, client proxy voting issues, documentation concerns and other policy environment concerns etc.


    Other responsibilities:


    • Provide back-up assistance to other analysts when necessary at the direction of the business line owner or other supervisor.
    • Work with tech to generate fixes to the applications to enable faster and accurate production of research.
    • Participate in company-wide programs, and work with other team/department members for policy-related issues.



    • Bachelors’ degree in Finance, Accounting, Law, or other business-related area.
    • Background on corporate governance issues, corporate transactions and capital markets.
    • Fluency in at least one other language in addition to English is preferred.
    • Strong analytical and research skills, and comfort with ambiguity.
    • Experience providing innovative solutions to existing processes and problems.
    • Excellent writing and research abilities; proofreading skills and attention to detail; and well-developed communication skills, both oral and written.
    • Organizational skills, attention to detail, a self-driven work ethic, and the ability to prioritize multiple tasks in a high-pressure, deadline-driven environment.
    • Ability to work effectively with colleagues at various staff and management levels across staff and function lines.
    • Strong computer literacy with previous experience and excellent knowledge of MS Office.


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