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JP Morgan Careers – Executive Director

J.P. Morgan

Job Description:

JPMAM manages the voting rights of the shares entrusted to it as it would manage any other asset. The firm is committed to encouraging good corporate governance and actively votes client holdings where given such discretion. Voting occurs in all markets wherever possible, currently in excess of 70 globally. The Investment Stewardship team is a business-aligned team and is committed to upholding our fiduciary responsibility. The team is responsible for all aspects of governance, including voting proxies for a portfolio of around 3,000 public companies in North America; engaging portfolio companies on their environmental, social, and governance policies and practices; and interacting with portfolio managers and analysts to communicate policies regarding proxy voting and governance issues.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide vigorous proxy voting oversight and documentation:
  • Contribute to the development of North America proxy voting guidelines and a best-practices approach to corporate governance.
  • Formulate views on votes to maximize interests of our clients and provide managers with research as needed on governance issues.
  • Manage and maintain proxy voting and review process to ensure that proxies are voted in accordance with policies established by JPMAM’s Proxy Committee and that diverse and robust views are considered.
  • Interact with portfolio managers and analysts to communicate policies regarding proxy voting and ESG issues
  • Recognize and escalate conflict of interest situations related to proxy voting and client requests
  • Identify, develop, and convey corporate governance related principles, policies and guidelines
  • Conduct engagements with portfolio companies with regard to corporate governance issues. Collaborate with investment teams on firm-wide ESG integration and communicate with issuers our ESG views and concerns
  • Participate in investor roundtable discussions to advocate the JPMAM views on Stewardship Priorities
  • Present to clients and respond to client requests on matters regarding proxy voting and ESG topics
  • Serve as the main contact for vendor relationships. Responsible for conducting due diligence across vendors including on-site visits, in person meetings, and the sampling and reconciliation of votes. Participate in evaluating competing proxy-analysis tools offered by other vendors

Job Requirements:

  • Function effectively in a high volume, rapid pace, deadline-oriented environment
  • Strong PC skills – Microsoft PowerPoint and Excel required
  • Familiarity with fundamental equity research. Ability to analyze corporate strategy and the drivers of sustainable value creation
  • Ability to work effectively with highly confidential data.
  • Communication, teamwork and organizational skills
  • Excellent problem solving skills with an ability to apply sound judgment

Qualification & Experience:

  • 10-15 years of financial services experience preferably in Asset Management, with previous exposure to proxy voting and research, corporate governance issues and engagements
  • Bachelor’s degree required

Job Details:

Company: J.P. Morgan

Vacancy Type: Full-time

Job Functions: Business Development Sales

Job Location: New York, NY, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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