Internship - Custom Research Analyst

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Enter a world of corporate governance and responsible investment and jumpstart your career by gaining exposure to the fundamental affairs of businesses and economies on a global scale.
Why work for ISS?
For more than 30 years now, Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS) has been the world’s leading provider of corporate governance and responsible investment (RI) solutions for asset owners, asset managers, hedge funds, and asset service providers. Institutional clients turn to us to apply their corporate governance views, identify governance risks, and manage their complete proxy voting needs on a global basis.
We are truly a global company, with more than 900 employees spread across 18 offices in 13 countries. A career in ISS gives you international experience in working with market-leading experts that enable investors to incorporate corporate governance & responsible investment in their policies and practices.
The ISS Way
At ISS, our values are not as much imposed as they are inspired. We talk about ideals in terms of how it brings our people together in a culture that upholds the interests of our colleagues, shareholders and clients. Everyone at ISS is a champion of Integrity, Collaboration, Empowerment, Flexibility, Diversity and Client Service. When you join ISS, you are expected to exemplify these Values in a manner that informs your actions and aspirations in the workplace.
What’s in it for you?
  • Work in a flexible and diversified environment.
  • Perform in a workplace of integrity and transparency.
  • Learn in practice the function of the corporate governance and gain an understanding of its technical terminology.
  • Receive in-depth training in the latest developments in corporate governance to fulfill your career aspirations.
  • Expand your know-how in the corporate governance industry, and contribute significantly to our client work and knowledge building.
Job details:
ISS Brussels is seeking a number of talented and self-motivated custom research interns for the winter of 2017. Your main responsibilities will be to assist the analysts in providing vote recommendations according to client specific guidelines for shareholder meetings of global companies in the client’s portfolio
  • Assist our analysts by closely inspecting the agendas of annual general meetings.
  • Learn about and then formulate vote recommendations according to client specific guidelines for shareholder meetings of global companies in the client’s portfolio.
  • Gather data based on information in the company’s public documents.
  • Prepare reports in English detailing the analyses and explaining why a certain vote recommendation was given.
Desired Qualifications:
  • An interest and understanding in corporate governance, capital markets, research and data collection
  • A relevant bachelor (master) degree in law, political sciences, economics, business or finance or in the process of obtaining such a degree
  • A good eye for detail
  • Fluent in English/French or in English/German
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • The ability to assimilate large quantities of information, work independently and take initiative while also being a team player
  • An organized and structured mind to deal with large quantities of work and strict deadlines
This internship is remunerated (€ 1000 monthly + transport refunding) and will run for 4 to 5 months starting in February 2017.
Interested in this great learning opportunity?
Please apply online at https://jobs-international-issgovernance.icims.com/jobs/1058/internship-... by sending a cover letter along with a CV in English. Applications without a cover letter won’t be taken into consideration!
Please note that due to the great number of applications we receive, we can only respond to selected candidates.
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