Asset Stewardship Analyst-Vice President

Employer
State Street Corporation
Location
Stamford, USA
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Sep 19, 2020
Closes
Oct 20, 2020
Ref
8477961
Job Function
Other
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
Overview:
As a member of SSGA's Asset Stewardship team, the individual in this role will be responsible for managing activities associated with State Street Global Advisors' asset stewardship practice. The Asset Stewardship team is responsible for developing and implementing the firm's proxy voting and engagement guidelines, managing issuer engagement, and undertaking research and analysis of governance and sustainability related issues.
This role requires significant cross-organizational leadership and teamwork skills to: i)build relations with members of investment and client-facing teams across geographies, ii) present our views to clients and market participants, and iii) enhance Global Advisors' stewardship program through thought leadership.
Key responsibilities:
  • Engage with companies on topics ranging from long-term strategy and capital allocation to environmental, social (ES) and corporate governance-related matters
  • Vote proxies at company shareholder meetings across global holdings
  • Build and manage relations with key external and internal clients
  • Develop and enhance State Street Global Advisors' proxy voting policies, stewardship program and client presentations
  • Oversee risks associated with our stewardship activities
  • Represent State Street Global Advisors at conferences and at industry association meetings/committees as a participant or speaker
  • Assist in developing talent among junior team members
  • Publish thought leadership articles on ES/corporate governance related matters
  • Monitor and provide responses to developing ES/corporate governance -related regulation/legislation
  • Ensure that relevant matters are escalated to the head of corporate governance in a timely manner
Experience & Skills:
  • 5+years of experience in proxy voting and company engagement or relevant investment analysis
  • Understanding of the interplay between business, strategy and ES/corporate governance factors; familiarity with the investment management business
  • Proven ability to independently research and analyze an issue through multiple angles, identify viable alternatives, develop and communicate vote rationale and recommend solutions
  • Strong written and oral communication and presentation skills to articulate complex concepts and issues in a compelling, persuasive, fact-based manner
  • Background in working cross-functionally/ geographically and building relationships with investment, sales, operations, marketing and product teams
  • Willingness to collaborate with members of the team to achieve group performance targets
Education
  • Degree in Finance, Economics or similar field
  • MBA or CFA or equivalent Master's degree preferred
    Personal Profile
  • Highly developed team player, within a multi-cultural environment
  • Self-starter, motivated and driven to succeed
  • Results oriented

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