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Custom Research Analyst (Temporary)

Company: Institutional Shareholder Services
Location: Norman
Posted on: November 22, 2022

Job Description:

Advance your career with the leading provider of corporate governance and responsible investment solutions. Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) empowers investors and companies to build sustainable financial and social value by providing high quality data, analytics, and insight. Our clients rely on ISS' expertise and capital stewardship to help them make informed investment decisions, and our people are equally passionate about positively impacting the communities where we live and work. If you want to be a part of an exciting work culture that values innovation, collaboration, and provides you with the support you need to make a difference, we'd love to hear from you! Join our team at ISS!

We are hiring a Contingent Research Analyst in Norman, Oklahoma for a term starting in January 2023 and ending in May/June 2023 (start and end dates may fluctuate). This is a unique opportunity to join our leading Custom Research team with the potential to advance towards a full-time Associate role. This is an hourly paid position that requires potential overtime, including weekends and during peak weeks (generally late March - June).

The Contingent Research Analyst works as a member of a regional team to help clients develop and/or implement customized guidelines that reflect the clients' unique corporate governance philosophy. The Custom Research team provides clients with customized vote recommendations based on their respective proxy voting guidelines, keeps clients informed of new trends and emerging proposals that have gained traction in the investment community, and builds a variety of tailored reports.

What You'll Do:

* Complete basic and advanced analytical governance research of specific meetings and companies

* Distill financial and corporate governance information and issue proxy vote recommendations based on client specific policy guidelines

* Complete client specific reports and/or policy related projects

* Research policy-related issues and support staff in their completion of such projects

* Identify process improvement opportunities and opportunities to enhance the department's service offering

* Assist the team with supervision of projects/tasks from time to time as needed

* Manage work allocation and maintain timeliness of client deliverables

What We Need from You:

* Bachelor -s degree and a minimum of 1 years' experience, preferably in a related field such as finance, research, or law OR Master's degree in finance, economics, law, or equivalent

* Ability to make a commitment to working the duration of the assignment

* Proven ability to exercise superior judgment

* Organizational skills, attention to detail, a dedicated work ethic, and the ability multi-task in a high-pressure, fast-paced environment

* Work effectively with clients and colleagues at various levels across staff and function lines

* Experience providing innovative solutions to processes and problems

* Excellent writing and research abilities, proofreading skills, and well-developed oral and written communication skills

* Strong computer literacy with previous experience

* Excellent skills in MS Office and Excel a plus

* Preferred familiarity with corporate governance issues, corporate transactions, capital markets, and SEC filings

* Preferred knowledge or competency in corporate governance

* Solid understanding of business technology and experience working with technology in an operational context strongly desired

Additional Information

* We cannot sponsor work authorizations for this short term assignment; (provided the work authorization is obtained prior to January 2023)

* We are currently working remotely; however, we are seeking candidates who can commute to our local office locations when we begin transitioning back

* We are currently working on a hybrid remote policy, out our Norman, Oklahoma office - (3 days in the office, 2 days remote)


Keywords: Institutional Shareholder Services, Norman , Custom Research Analyst (Temporary), Professions , Norman, Oklahoma

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