Founded in 1996, Proxinvest is a Paris-based proxy advisory and corporate governance research consulting firm. We provide institutional investors with voting advice at general meetings of publicly traded French companies. Topics typically covered include director nominations, executive remuneration, capital issuances, dividend payments, related-party transactions, and mergers & acquisitions. Additionally, we provide clients with an online voting platform, ratings services, and certain legal compliance services.
Founded in 2001, the Expert Corporate Governance Service (ECGS) is a pan-European network of independent proxy advisors of which Proxinvest serves as managing partner. ECGS helps institutional investors with global asset portfolios understand the regulatory diversity in Europe by providing corporate governance research and proxy voting advice based on local market expertise. Governance structures and shareholder rights vary widely across European jurisdictions depending on local regulations, corporate governance codes, and cultural practices. Our mission is to provide a consistent proxy voting and corporate governance engagement policy across European markets.
Proxinvest is currently seeking motivated candidates willing to work in a bilingual capacity (English/French) for the position of Head of European Research. As an integral part of the ECGS network, the role is primarily responsible for coordinating the activities of ECGS partners across Europe and ensuring that the ECGS Voting Guidelines are implemented when providing voting advice to shareholders. The Coordinator serves as the point person for local analysts in the ECGS network who produce in-depth resolution-by-resolution research reports for general meetings (both annual and extraordinary). Activity peaks during the Proxy Season (March to June, inclusive) when most publicly traded companies hold their general meetings. As such, the ideal Coordinator is a critical thinker with a knack for detail and is comfortable working in a high-pressure environment with a considerable degree of autonomy.
Typical tasks include:
Liaising with local analysts within the ECGS network to ensure that research reports reflect recommendations in the ECGS Voting Guidelines;
Assisting analysts in analysing resolutions at general meetings covering inter alia executive remuneration, director nominations, capital issuances, and mergers & acquisitions;
Ensuring the accurate application of the ECGS Voting Guidelines across European jurisdictions while paying special attention to local market factors;
Editing (for content and language) and publishing corporate governance reports;
Coordinating research projects and data gathering outside of the Proxy Season with local analysts within the ECGS network;
Updating the ECGS Voting Guidelines annually to reflect changes in local governance codes or law and suggestions made by analysts throughout the Proxy Season;
Leading the ECGS European Engagement service;
Leading the Proxinvest Corporate Governance Rating;
Animation of Proxinvest and ECGS websites and social media;
Organization of seminars or conferences;
Networking, market observation, representation at external conferences;
Meeting clients and potential clients to discuss products and services;
Administrative and commercial support to the management team.
The ideal candidate:
Should hold a master's degree in Economics, Finance, Marketing, Public Policy, International Relations, Sustainable Development, or Law;
Is fluent in spoken/written French (highly recommended) and spoken/written English (requirement);
Has a keen interest in corporate governance;
Has a first experience of proxy voting or corporate governance analysis;
Has the ability to liaise with a dynamic decentralized team;
Can work efficiently under pressure and meet deadlines;
Has excellent communication skills including social networks, verbal, written and presentation skills.
If this opportunity sounds appealing to you please apply by submitting your CV and cover letter to Loïc Dessaint – Chief Executive Officer, firstname.lastname@example.org
All applications will be treated with the highest level of discretion.
Candidates must be eligible to work in EU.
Internal Number: 4814863
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