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IHS Markit ESG Senior Analyst in Hong Kong, Hong Kong

What’s in it for you:

As a Senior Associate in the Corporate Advisory Group, you will be providing specialized consulting services to clients across Asia on Corporate Governance and broader E&S topics to support companies in the development of their long-term business strategies with investors.

You will also focus on the part of a global team of experts that advises global companies regularly on transactions as well as special situations in the corporate governance field to assess the potential reaction of their institutional shareholder base.

You will understand the impact of corporate governance and ESG factors on investment management and voting and become a governance specialist in your market.

What you’ll work on:

The position of a Senior Analyst is a multifaceted one that requires verbal communications skills, writing skills, research skills, analytical abilities, and financial acumen. IHS Markit provides hands-on training in an atmosphere that fosters teamwork and emphasizes client service.  The chosen candidate will be experienced in Project Management and ideally possess a comprehensive understanding of the Financial Markets, Securities Trading and especially the Annual and Extraordinary Meeting Solicitation Process as well as managing accounts with various proposal types.

You know what Proxy Advisers are and how the trading and voting process through the securities clearing chain works. You will become an expert in understanding the governance sensitivities of investors and support our team on Shareholder communications campaigns relating to Merger & Acquisitions as well as contested Shareholder Meetings.

You will work in the team of the regional director who you report to and support with research and reports, while you also work closely with other team members in our global offices to lead projects and ensure all intelligence and data is being collected and prepared for the client advisory part, which you also play a part in

What we look for

  • The ability to articulate regional ESG topics from a disclosure and business policy standpoint of public companies

  • Understand the nuances of ESG scoring methodologies and discrepancies between data points

  • Have a thorough understanding of the institutional Buy side community, Advisory Service Firms and Proxy Voting Rules and Regulations

  • The candidate must have and a willingness to reach out to various parties in the corporate and investment communities

  • Proficiency in time management and prioritization skills for tasks depending on requirements

  • Strong interpersonal skills applicable to external contacts as well as internal colleagues

  • Strong phone skills are essential

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with deadlines and multi-tasking abilities

  • Cold-calling experience extremely advantageous

  • Self-motivating and innovative thinking to enable the team to succeed

Job Description and responsibilities:

  • Project manage clients' corporate governance research and shareholder communication campaigns in relation to AGM's, EGM's, M&A and other corporate action type events.

  • Manage, alongside the senior members, the day-to-day operations of the corporate governance and shareholder communication services to clients.

  • Write bespoke research reports for clients which will require research and analysis of shareholder meeting agenda items.

  • Undertake engagement to institutional shareholders to discuss AGM/EGMs to solicit intentions on meeting agenda or transactional sentiment.

  • Contact clients' institutions (including banks, brokers, custodians, plus clearing houses, research bodies) and retail shareholders during campaigns.

  • Provide regular progress update to clients on their campaigns.

  • Develop an understanding of proxy voting mechanics and corporate governance standards across multiple regions.

  • Train and manage the development of junior members of the team.

  • Maintain several databases containing contact information and proprietary data.

  • Coordinate with senior members to facilitate engagement between clients and their shareholders.

  • Collect and update ESG data points regularly for the purposes of developing actionable strategies for corporate clients

  • Maintain a close working relationship with the Sales team and aid on proposal writing, conference calls to prospective clients and consultative research.

  • Research and share amongst team members the latest corporate governance trends and intelligence on the client base.

  • Survey institutional shareholders to collect research data to write an annual report which discusses trends in ESG and proxy voting.

Desired Requirements

  • Experience of working in a consulting environment ideally in Investor or Public Relations

  • Up-to-date knowledge of significant corporate governance issues and regulations

  • Excellent attention to detail and organised

  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written in English and Mandarin

  • Responsive to the needs of our global research team, responding to requests within a reasonable time frame.

  • University degree required. Advanced degree and/or CFA designation preferred

  • Prefer familiarity with FactSet, Bloomberg, Reuters, etc.


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IHS Markit harnesses deep sources of information, analytics and expertise to forge solutions for the industries and markets that drive global economies. Our company partners with clients in business, finance and government to provide the unrivaled insights and perspectives that lead to well-informed, confident decisions. We call this The New Intelligence. IHS Markit serves more than 50,000 key customers in more than 140 countries, including 80 percent of the Fortune Global 500. We help decision makers apply higher-level thinking to daily tasks and strategic issues across a host of industries and disciplines including energy, finance, automotive, engineering, technology, maritime and trade, aerospace and defense, chemical, and economics and country risk.

Headquartered in London, IHS Markit (NYSE: INFO) is committed to sustainable, profitable growth.

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