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Proxy & Engagement Analyst

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Investment Management
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87365 Requisition #

 

Founded in Chicago in 1889, Northern Trust is one of the world’s leading financial institutions. We specialise in providing asset servicing solutions and asset management to both institutional and personal clients. The delivery of products and services to this client base is supported through a network of offices around the globe. The asset management division of Northern Trust is global leader in multi-asset class solutions with expertise in index, active, quantitative and alternative investment capabilities.

 

JOB SUMMARY:  
The Proxy and Engagement Analyst in Chicago is responsible for supporting and executing a variety of tasks related to stewardship activities.

 

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Engage with companies on a variety of topics with a strong focus on environmental, social and governance issues.
  • Act as a primary point of contact for firms wishing to meet on upcoming proxy issues
  • Support the firm’s Proxy Committee by providing regular updates on industry trends and issues, as well as making recommendations on updates to the Proxy Guidelines
  • Gain an understanding of investment and shareholder issues gathered through research and contact with a variety of market participants
  • Collaborate with internal teams to produce timely research and marketing materials on topics related to stewardship activities 
  • Identify, coordinate and participate in internal and external events, networking opportunities, and educational forums to increase stewardship awareness and advocacy. 
  • Provide support for the North America institutional and wealth management businesses by attending client meetings, roadshows and responding to RFPs and other capabilities inquiries. 
  • Review and research various proposals put forth in corporate proxy statements, such as executive compensation and governance issues, communicate key information about voting issues to Proxy Committee, and provide interpretation of voting items that are outside of the standard firm Proxy Guidelines.
  • Participate in collective engagements activities  for initiatives where we hold signatory or membership status 
     

 

NECESSARY KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS:

  • Experience discussing complex investment and sustainability topics with clients, companies and other market participants. 
  • Excellent writing, communication and presentation skills. 
  • Self-motivated and able to work under tight deadlines in a dynamic environment with competing demands for resource.

 

NECESSARY EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Advanced degree (MBA, PhD, CFA, CAIA) desirable but not required.
  • 3-5+ years experience in corporate governance, ESG and sustainability
     

ABOUT NORTHERN TRUST
Northern Trust provides innovative financial services and guidance to corporations, institutions and affluent families and individuals globally. With over 130 years of financial experience and nearly 20,000 partners, we serve the world’s most sophisticated clients using leading technology and exceptional service. 


WORKING WITH US
As a Northern Trust partner, you will be part of a flexible and collaborative work culture, which has a strong history of financial strength and stability. Movement within the organization is encouraged, senior leaders are accessible, and you can take pride in working for a company that is committed to strengthening the communities we serve!    

           
We recognize the value of inclusion and diversity in culture, in thought, and in experience, which is why we are honored to receive the following awards in 2021: 

  • Gender Equality Index Member, Bloomberg
  • Top Financial & Banking Company, Black EOE Journal, Hispanic Network Magazine, Professional WOMAN'S Magazine

 

We’d love to learn more about how your interests and experience could be a fit with one of America’s best banks and most sustainable companies! Build your career with us and apply today.

 

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