Head of West Coast Research
MSCI - San Francisco, CA

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Job summary
  • Lead west coast proxy voting research, including high-profile shareholder meetings and issues of particular interest to west coast clients. Become resident expert, internally and externally, on US companies which represent key investments for our west coast clients.
  • Work collaboratively with sales and other client-facing groups on engagement with clients and other institutional investors assist in developing market vision and strategy for the global research team; engage with the corporate governance community.
  • Develop broad expertise in corporate governance, investment and shareholder issues through fundamental research and engagement with company executives, institutional investors, and various organizations and government/regulatory/listing authorities.
  • Develop relationships with and represent research in engagements with key west coast clients and prospects.
  • Lead and operate within a matrix structure of global research leaders.
Summary of essential job functions
  • Assist in the analysis of shareholder meetings for west coast companies. Review and/or revise analyses in collaboration with broader research team.
  • Lead meetings and conference calls with corporations and shareholders to discuss high profile and contentious issues, as well as trends and results for west coast market.
  • Monitor and track the market to keep apprised of high profile issues and developing trends.
  • Partner with sales team to actively support marketing, selling, servicing and renewal of proxy voting research, with the objective to grow ISS business significantly.
  • Be the voice of ISS west coast region, working closely with marketing and participating actively in public speaking and other engagement activities
Minimum requirements
  • Advanced degree (MBA, JD) preferred
  • 10+ years experience in financial services, consulting, advisory or legal work
  • Experience in or knowledge of corporate governance and proxy voting issues
  • Strong leadership and communication skills
Helpful Strengths
  • Understanding of financial modeling and valuation, transactional and legal issues
  • Leadership skills in developing teams and collaborating across business lines
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including client relationships
  • Ability to work within a team oriented environment
  • Strong organizational skills; attention to detail; ability to prioritize
  • Ability to deliver multiple tasks on time with quality *LI-SC1

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