Job Posting for October 6, 2017

Institutional Shareholder Services, Inc.

Company Background:

Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS) is the world’s leading provider of corporate governance solutions for asset owners, hedge funds, and asset service providers. ISS’ solutions include objective governance research and recommendations, end-to-end proxy voting and distribution solutions, turnkeysecurities class-action claims management, and reliable global governance data and modeling tools.

Institutional clients turn to ISS to apply their corporate governance views, identify governance risk, and manage their complete proxy voting needs on a global basis.

ISS is a global company with more than 800 employees spread across 15 offices in 10 countries. ISS covers approximately 38,000 companies in 115 countries, delivering proxy research and vote recommendations on nearly 28,000 companies each year and working closely with clients to execute more than 7.5 million ballots representing 4 trillion shares. Our flexible coverage universe expands correspondingly with our clients’ holdings.

ISS analysts have unique expertise and insight on the governance landscape, local market voting practices and regulatory requirements, along with expertise in varied fields such as law, M&A, compensation, and analytics.

Position Title:Corporate Governance Data Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Search for, collect and verify data (of basic and intermediate levels of complexity) for companies under his/her assigned market based on current collection methodologies and acceptable sources
  • Attend to internal/client queries and requests to ensure data captured is aligned with data methodology and policy guidelines
  • Comply with established work process standards to ensure quality of data collected
  • Meet pre-determined turn-around goals for work assignments
  • Escalate data interpretation issues, as needed
  • Perform root-cause analysis if data issues are identified
  • Update internal documents for performance metrics monitoring
  • Participate in working committees/ projects and/or tasks aside from his/her core responsibilities
  • Maintain appropriate paper and electronic files as required by ISS and client file retention policies

Qualifications:

  • Degree in Business, Legal Management, Finance, Economics, Accounting, Social Sciences, Communication or any equivalent/related course;
  • Knowledge and experience in using MS Office;
  • Excellent English communication (both oral and written) and reading comprehension skills;
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills, with clear attention to detail;
  • Ability to prioritize and work under tight deadlines;
  • Fast learner, able to master new concepts, theories, ideas and processes with ease;
  • Willingness to work beyond traditional working hours/days as required by the business;
  • Experience in data collection and analysis, corporate governance and business research would be an advantage.
  • Regular Full Time and Seasonal Employment available
  • FRESH GRADUATES ENCOURAGED TO APPLY

Position Title:Research Analyst

Overview
The main responsibility is to perform and analyze proxy statements to complete proxy analyses for shareholders’ meetings of publicly traded companies covered by ISS’ Research team.
This position will be based in Manila, and will report to the lead of Research handling a specific market.

Responsibilities:

  • Gain understanding of investment and shareholder issues gathered through fundamental research
  • Distill financial and corporate governance information to write research reports and issue proxy vote recommendations based on ISS’ policy guidelines
  • Maintain advanced understanding of compensation, board issues, and shareholder rights
  • Answer internal or external issuer queries on research reports and able to discuss policy issues
  • Actively participate in various working committees and/or special projects.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Finance, Accounting, or equivalent
  • Knowledge in investment analysis and/or financial research, or other business related area
  • Basic analytical ability and financial understanding of investment issues Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work within a team oriented environment
  • Strong attention to detail, organization skills, and ability to prioritize multiple tasks
  • Understanding of corporate governance issues, corporate transactions, and capital markets
  • Moderate knowledge of Microsoft Office and Microsoft Excel
  • FRESH GRADUATES ENCOURAGED TO APPLY

Position Title:Operations Analyst

Overview
Overview The GPD Operations Junior Analyst is responsible for the generation and distribution of ballots, management of special meeting requirements and alerts, transmission of vote instructions to the local sub custodians or to the registries, and establishment and maintenance of strong working relations with our network of local custodian banks.

Responsibilities:

  • Processes vote instructions from clients of GPD banks through to the banks’ local market sub custodians in the agreed upon method and format (SWIFT, fax, email, online voting).
  • Completes any additional paperwork needed to support a vote instruction such as proxy cards, power of attorney, etc.
  • Performs tasks under the direct voting to the registries service such as completion of proxy cards and uploading of vote files to the registry’s portal.
  • Assists the account managers in answering incoming client inquiries.
  • Coordinates with the sub custodians regarding rejected vote instructions as advised by the local sub custodians, as well as, requirements to lodge vote instructions for meetings with special instructions.
  • Maintains sub-custodians’ contact information, SWIFT addresses, instruction delivery preferences and formats.
  • Accomplishes the daily workload through the internal proprietary application GPD Manager.
  • Reviews regular automated reports which serve as review or audit of Ballot Generation and Vote Execution processes.
  • Contributes ideas, efforts for efficiency and improvement of processes where appropriate.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • College degree or its equivalent course of study;
  • Good oral and written communication skills;
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks;
  • Strong attention to detail;
  • Demonstrated self-motivation

Working Conditions:

  • Physical Requirements for analysts working early shift, mid-shift and graveyard shift: Flexible to assume the working hours as required by the business, as well as, to render overtime work on Philippine holidays to provide client coverage.
  • FRESH GRADUATES ENCOURAGED TO APPLY

Contact details:

Interested applicants may send their applications through ISS’ Career Website.

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