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Senior Custom Research Analyst

Company: Next City
Location: Rockville
Posted on: September 14, 2023

Job Description:

Let's be #BrilliantTogetherWe seek a dynamic and experienced Senior Custom Research Analyst to lead and inspire a team of regional custom research analysts. In this pivotal role, you will collaborate closely with clients, guiding them to develop and implement tailored voting guidelines that align seamlessly with their distinct corporate governance philosophies. Utilizing our cutting-edge proprietary software and harnessing the collective global expertise of our analysts, you will deliver unparalleled value by furnishing clients with meticulously crafted proxy vote recommendations and the underlying rationales, all meticulously aligned with their unique voting principles.By staying attuned to emerging trends and pivotal issues and capturing heightened attention within the investment community, you will keep our clients informed and empowered. Our commitment to client partnership goes beyond recommendation generation, as we collaborate closely to craft bespoke reports and a suite of analytics, optimizing their corporate governance programs to their maximum potential.The Senior Custom Research Analyst is also a pivotal agent of research and insight, delving into emerging topics, conducting rigorous statistical and trend analyses, and spearheading various high-impact projects at the behest of our esteemed clients.Responsibilities:

  • Champion compliance and refine operating procedures for Custom Research.
  • Cultivate strong client relationships, advising on global corporate governance trends and guidelines.
  • Develop and lead the regional team's expertise, driving growth.
  • Shape and contribute to cross-departmental projects.
  • Craft compelling, client-specific voting recommendations.
  • Analyze proposals for shareholder meetings through a tailored lens.
  • Utilize in-depth research to understand shareholder and governance intricacies.
  • Complete diverse client-specific projects on governance trends and data.
  • Support teammates on policy and project intricacies.
  • Illuminate seasonal reviews and client consultations.
  • Engage with stakeholders, both internally and externally.
  • Provide expertise on research analyses, policies, and votes.
  • Evolve ISS policies and identify enhancement opportunities.
  • Collaborate with ISS Technology and support teams for optimal applications.What We Need from You:
    • Bachelor's degree or higher required
    • 5 years+ relevant work experience preferred in business, corporate social and environmental issues, or related fields
    • Strong analytical abilities, superior judgement, and content with ambiguity
    • Outstanding client service ethic, relationship-building skills, intellectual curiosity, and dedication to mastering complex concepts
    • Good understanding of business technology, experience working with technology in an operational context, and excellent knowledge of MS Office
    • Can formulate, support, and communicate a position on an issue
    • Work within a team-oriented environment and support team's professional growth
    • Effective time management skills, attention to detail, dedicated work ethic, and the ability to prioritize tasks in a high-pressure, fast-paced environment
    • Possible extended hours and weekends during peak periods (March, April, May, June), and as the situation demands.#LI-MK1 #MIDSENIOR #AnalystWhat you can expect from usOur people are the moving force behind ISS. We are dedicated to hiring the best, most talented people in our industry and empowering them with the resources and support to enhance their career, health, financial and personal well-being. We are committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion. We are invested in our people and are working every day to ensure a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace.Let's unite, collaborate, and inspire one another. Let's be #BrilliantTogether.About ISSISS empowers investors and companies to build for long-term and sustainable growth by providing high-quality data, analytics, and insight. We are committed to positively impacting the environment and society through our market-leading solutions and leading by example.Visit our website: View additional open roles: We are proud to offer the following featured benefits
      • Medical, Dental and Vision - multiple PPO plans to choose from
      • 401(k) Plan with a competitive Company Match up to 9% inclusive of Safe Harbor contribution
      • FSA and Commuter benefit programs
      • Generous Paid Time Off (annualized minimum of 20 days vacation, 11 holidays and separate paid sick leave)
      • Flexible Work & Hybrid policies may apply
      • Paid Parental LeaveInstitutional Shareholder Services ("ISS") is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion. It is our policy to prohibit discrimination or harassment against any applicant or employee on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, social origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. This applies to all terms, conditions and privileges of employment including, without limitation, recruitment, hiring, assignment, training, promotion, compensation, evaluation, discipline and discharge. For more information, please view

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