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Junior Engager

Job title: Junior Engager
Contract type: Permanent
Location: London
Specialisation:
Salary: Competitive
Start date: 08 Jan 2020
Job Reference: 10899
Contact details: Masue Kikuchi
Contact email: Masue.Kikuchi@jac-recruitment.com
Job published: 20 days ago

Junior Engager Asia and Emerging Markets

Salary

Competitive

Job Profile

The holder of this job is part of the Engagement team, under supervision, for research for senior Engagement team members, supporting corporate and public policy / best practice engagement work, providing project support to relevant sector, theme and country teams, planning and executing voting, and providing screening and CCR services. A large part of this role will involve supporting a senior engager with primary responsibility for the company’s engagement activities in Asia and global emerging markets (GEMs).

Main Responsibilities

Engagement

·         Undertake appropriate research to plan effectively engagement and specific company interactions. This will include financial, strategic and ESG risks and opportunities analyses. Take part in ESG/thematic/sector/country engagement activities of the team.

 

·         Support the delivery of positive outcomes in line with client engagement objectives by drafting agendas for and occasionally participating with senior engagers on interactions with specific companies, investors and other key opinion makers. Engagement activities will also entail drafting written correspondence with client portfolio companies and write-ups for recording in Salesforce for senior engagers.

 

·         Support senior engagement professionals on public policy work including preparing consultation responses.

Voting

·         Execute pro-active votes on proxy voting platform in line with clients' policies, escalating issues to senior engagers as appropriate before and after the vote.

Screening and CCR Services

·         Carry out relevant company research to support delivery of screening services, including Controversial Company Reports.

Integration

·         Provide support to senior engagers on ESG integration work with investment teams.

Reporting and client relationship management

·         Record and report on all activities on the engagement management system. Support responses to ad-hoc client reporting requests. Drafting articles and blog contributions for publication by the client team.

Special Project Work

Provide support on an ad-hoc basis for special projects undertaken by the Voting and Engagement Support team and the Business and Client Development team. 

Regulatory Responsibilities

Adhere to the FCA’s Conduct Rules, understanding that they set basic standards of good personal conduct.

Who we are looking for

·         Demonstrated interest in ESG issues and themes (e.g. board effectiveness, human capital management, climate change) is an advantage

    Fluency (written and spoken) in English and Japanese (read, write and listening) is required

    Minimum of 1-2 years of work experience in a related or relevant field is preferred, such as corporate development, sustainability, strategy, governance, investor relations, finance, accountancy or investment/ business consultancy, equity or debt research or legal advisory services

    To enhance the diversity of skills and experience in the team, candidates with computer science, mathematics, sciences, engineering disciplines is an advantage

    Postgraduate qualification in relevant discipline (ACCA, MBA, CFA or similar) an advantage

    Strong interest in stewardship and responsible investment

    Excellent time management is vital, as is the ability to work to short deadlines and under pressure

    Strong analytical ability, problem solving and attention to detail

    Ability to work well independently or as part of a team

    Self-confident, self-motivated and proactive

    Excellent written and oral communication skills

    Business awareness / negotiating and influencing skills

    Computer literate (MS Office)

Visa

Candidate must be eligible to work in the UK without restriction

Our Client

Asset management company