As a member of State Street Global Advisors' Asset Stewardship team, the individual in this role will be involved in all activities associated with State Street Global Advisors' global asset stewardship activities in the EMEA region and in providing support to team members in other regions. 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 teamwork skills to: i) implement State Street Global Advisors' proxy voting and engagement guidelines, ii) engage with portfolio companies primarily in the EMEA region) build relations with members of investment and client-facing teams, iv) present our views to clients and market participants, and v) enhance State Street Global Advisors' stewardship program through thought leadership.
This role can be performed in a hybrid model, where you can balance work from home and office to match your needs and role requirements.
Why this role is important to us
The team you will be joining is a part of State Street Global Advisors, one of the largest asset managers in the world. We partner with many of the world's largest, most sophisticated investors and financial intermediaries to help them reach their goals through a rigorous, research-driven investment process. With over four decades of experience and trillions of dollars in assets under management, we offer one of the broadest selections of services across asset classes, risk profiles, regions and styles. As pioneers in index, ETF, and ESG investing, we are always inventing new ways to invest. Join us if making your mark in the asset management industry from day one is a challenge you are up for.
What you will be responsible for
As Asset Stewardship Analyst you will
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
Develop and enhance State Street Global Advisors' proxy voting policies, stewardship program and client presentations
Build and manage relations with key external and internal clients and consultants in the EMEA region
Publish thought leadership articles on relevant environmental, social and/or corporate governance matters
Represent State Street Global Advisors at conferences and at industry association meetings/committees as a participant or speaker
Oversee risks associated with State Street Global Advisors' stewardship activities in the EMEA region
Conduct research on key ES/corporate governance topics/trends, including background research on portfolio companies
Monitor and provide responses to developing ES/corporate governance- related regulation/legislation within the region
Ensure that relevant matters are escalated to the head of asset stewardship in a timely manner
What we value
These skills will help you succeed in this role
5-7 years of experience in proxy voting and company engagement or relevant investment analysis
Proven ability to independently research and analyze an issue through multiple angles, identify variable 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
Willingness to collaborate with members of the team to achieve group performance targets
Understanding of the interplay between business, strategy and ES/corporate governance factors; familiarity with the investment management business is preferable
Education & Preferred Qualifications
Degree in Finance, Economics or relevant field
MBA or CFA or equivalent Master's degree is preferable
Self-starter, motivated and driven to succeed
Highly developed team player with the desire to work in a global, multi-cultural environment
Sensitive to pan-European complexities within a global business
Are you the right candidate? Yes! We truly believe in the power that comes from the diverse backgrounds and experiences our employees bring with them. Although each vacancy details what we are looking for, we don't necessarily need you to fulfil all of them when applying. If you like change and innovation, seek to see the bigger picture, make data driven decisions and are a good team player, you could be a great fit.
About State Street Global Advisors What We Do. As the asset management arm of State Street Corporation, State Street Global Advisors has served the world's governments, institutions and financial advisors for over four decades. With a rigorous, risk-aware approach built on research, analysis and market-tested experience, we build from a breadth of active and index strategies to create cost-effective solutions. As stewards, we help portfolio companies see that what is fair for people and sustainable for the planet can deliver long-term performance. And, as pioneers in index, ETF, and ESG investing, we are always inventing new ways to invest. As a result, we have become one of the world's largest asset managers with trillions of dollars under our care. Our Mission. At State Street Global Advisors our mission is to invest responsibly to enable economic prosperity and social progress. We are driven by a desire to help our clients, and those who rely on them, achieve a better future. We have a long history of developing innovative investment strategies to provide our clients with reliable and transparent returns, cost-effectively, and without excessive risk. Work, Live and Grow. We make all efforts to create a great work environment. Our benefits packages are competitive and comprehensive. Details vary by location, but you may expect generous medical care, insurance and savings plans, among other perks. You'll have access to Flexible Work Programs to help you match your needs. And our wealth of development programs and educational support will help you reach your full potential. Inclusion, Diversity and Social Responsibility. We truly believe our employees' diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives are a powerful contributor to creating an inclusive environment where everyone can thrive and reach their maximum potential while adding value to both our organization and our clients. We warmly welcome candidates of diverse origin, background, ability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and personality. Another fundamental value at State Street is active engagement with our communities around the world, both as a partner and a leader. You will have tools to help balance your professional and personal life, paid volunteer days, matching gift programs and access to employee networks that help you stay connected to what matters to you. State Street is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Company: State Street Global Advisors