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Governance and Proxy Analyst

Company: Capital Group
Location: Danbury
Posted on: January 12, 2021

Job Description:

REQ ID: 38521 LOCATION: Singapore OTHER LOCATION(S): "I CAN BE MYSELF AT WORK." You define yourself by more than just a job title, and we want you to feel comfortable bringing your true self to work. We value your talents, your traditions and your take on the world -- everything that makes you unique. We're working hard to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in our organization and our communities because we know that what makes us different makes us better. We want you to feel a strong sense of belonging. We value and welcome your experiences, ideas and identity. Over 40 employee resource groups unite our people and help to develop our collective empathy through unfiltered conversations about race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, faith, disabilities, mental health and so much more. "I CAN INFLUENCE MY INCOME." You want to feel recognized at work. Your performance will be reviewed annually, and your compensation will be designed to motivate and reward the value that you provide. You'll receive a competitive salary, bonuses and benefits. Your company-funded retirement contribution will be the equivalent of 15% of your annual pay (including bonuses). "I CAN LEAD A FULL LIFE." You bring unique goals and interests to your job and your life. Whether you're raising a family, you're passionate about where you volunteer, or you want to explore different career paths, we'll give you the resources that can set you up for success. - Enjoy generous time-away and health benefits from day one, with the opportunity for flexible work options - Receive 2-for-1 matching gifts for your charitable contributions and the opportunity to secure annual grants for the organizations you love - Access on-demand professional development resources that allow you to hone existing skills and learn new ones COVID-19 HIRING: OUR RECRUITING AND ONBOARDING ACTIVITIES ARE VIRTUAL DURING THE PANDEMIC AND WE'VE TRANSITIONED TO A WORK-FROM-HOME ENVIRONMENT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. WE ARE OFFERING GENEROUS WORK-FROM-HOME BENEFITS TO IMPROVE OUR ASSOCIATE'S ABILITY TO WORK REMOTELY. The Governance and Proxy (GAP) Analyst, as a member of the ESG team, is responsible for conducting in-depth proxy research culminating in proxy voting recommendations to the Investment Group and participating in engagements with portfolio companies on stewardship priorities. The associate in this role demonstrates a moderate to in-depth knowledge of Capital Group---s proxy voting guidelines and is a resource in their ongoing maintenance. To increase their capabilities assists more senior associates, Analysts/PMs and the ESG team as needed in conducting assigned sector and industry specific research in support of investment frameworks and case studies to determine best practices and standards. Displays a developing understanding of the proxy voting and engagement cycle and may attend industry events on behalf of Capital Group as a development opportunity. May development training materials in areas of proficiency and participate in the training of associates on these topics. The associate in this role works independently on most assignments and under the direction of more senior staff only on the most complex projects, analyses and tasks. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: - Demonstrates familiarity with key governance topics while building an increasing depth of knowledge, and a sound understanding of the responsibilities of the GAP team - Conducts research with increasingly deep analysis on various proxy related proposals and applies proxy voting guidelines with good judgement and increasing independence across a broad range of governance, environmental and social topics in order to author vote recommendations. Utilizes effective judgement when elevating proxy votes for Analyst review - May assist in standalone research efforts based on internal requests - Displays an effective understanding of key topics and considerations affecting specific sectors and broad regional expertise in order to develop voting recommendations with good judgement and increasing independence - Escalates sector and company trends in a timely manner to senior members of the team, and to the attention of more senior GAP team members for further analysis of possible guideline impact - Builds credibility with Analysts as relationships develop over time that attracts investor engagement and value-add participation in the proxy voting process - Brings developing sector and company expertise as a participant alongside more senior members of the team in engagement with portfolio companies, including partnering with the ESG team and/or Analysts to establish agendas and drive Capital Group priorities around stewardship practices - May participate in developing training materials around specific topics that increase the team---s knowledge base, and consistently shares articles and notes from webcasts and industry events with the team - Participates in projects with key stakeholders; projects may include research efforts on governance topics in support of Investment Group requests, ESG needs and other relevant matters. Assists in technology development, design, testing, and ongoing support - Seeks to build relationships, credibility and knowledge with key internal and external stakeholders. Attends calls and webcasts with key internal parties and industry working groups/key third parties to build familiarity and fill knowledge gaps - Provides ongoing feedback (both positive and constructive) to leadership on team needs and opportunities - Participates, and may occasionally lead, team training opportunities; drives personal development to fill knowledge gaps - Shows a developing understanding of team policies, procedures and controls and suggests enhancements where necessary BUSINESS & TECHNICAL SKILLS: - Demonstrates ability to be self-driven to understand how and why things work, the financial - industry and/or the connections between processes and technology. - Ability to learn and apply to their daily work various systems and research resources - Demonstrates a developing to in-depth knowledge of Governance and Proxy functions, Capital Group---s Proxy Voting Guidelines, policies, procedures and systems - Demonstrates effective written and oral communication skills with a diverse group of associates, senior business leaders, the Investment Group and portfolio companies--- management and directors "I CAN APPLY IN LESS THAN 4 MINUTES." You've reviewed this job posting and you're ready to start the candidate journey with us. Apply now to move to the next step in our recruiting process. If this role isn't what you're looking for, check out our other opportunities and join our talent community. "I CAN LEARN MORE ABOUT CAPITAL GROUP." At Capital Group, the success of the people who invest with us depends on the people in whom we invest. That's why we offer a culture, compensation and opportunities that empower our associates to build successful and prosperous careers. Through nine decades, our goal has been to improve people's lives through successful investing. We know that our history is a testament to the strength of the people we hire. More than 7,800 associates in 30 offices around the world help our clients and each other grow and thrive every day. Find us on LinkedIn, Glassdoor, FairyGodBoss, DiversityJobs and Instagram. _We are an equal opportunity employer, which means we comply with all federal, state and local laws that prohibit discrimination when making all decisions about employment. As equal opportunity employers, our policies prohibit unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including gender and gender identity), pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, AIDS/HIV status, political activities or affiliations, military or veteran status, status as a victim of domestic violence, assault or stalking or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law._

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