Position Information


Corporate Governance & Proxy Voting Specialist (position can be based anywhere in U.S.)

Basic Purpose:

 

Calvert Research and Management is seeking an individual with a background and interest in legal and corporate governance issues to oversee its proxy voting policies and procedures, coordinate proxy votes through an external vendor platform, and serve as its guide on corporate governance issues. You would also support Calvert’s overall corporate engagement efforts.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

 

Proxy and Governance

  • Develop expertise on key corporate governance issues across global capital markets and share information across CRM teams.
  • Analyze governance research and provide recommendations to investment teams in line with the firm’s proxy voting policy, and client guidelines where applicable.
  • Evaluate and present emerging environmental, social, governance issues and trends to management level Proxy Group.
  • Monitor, report, and implement changes to proxy voting policies, follow proxy voting procedures, and execute votes.
  • Coordinate with Legal to prepare annual proxy voting report for filing with the SEC.
  • Educate teams internally on market developments and proxy voting behavior.
  • Draft comment letters responding to regulatory rulemakings.

 

Engagement and Coordination

  • Lead and execute governance-related company engagements including engagement priorities, research, agenda, documentation, and tracking.
  • Manage team projects to enhance corporate engagement, shareholder proposals, reporting, and analytics, by coordinating collaborations within the engagement team and across teams at Eaton Vance.
  • Respond to inquiries regarding engagement and proxy voting; in particular provide analytics and data to respond to support sales, marketing, RFPs responses etc.
  • Assist with developing reporting and presentations related to proxy voting trends and engagement as needed.
  • Coordinate the filing of shareholder proposals by the team.

 

Education/Experience/Skills/Knowledge:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Advanced degree preferred.
  • At least 5 years of experience in proxy voting and corporate governance.
  • Project management experience, strong organizational skills and attention to detail a must.
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and provide timely and accurate responses to requests for information.
  • Strong knowledge of governance issues, and desire to increase expertise. Interest in environmental and social issues, particularly those filed in shareholder resolutions.
  • Excellent written, verbal communication, influencing and meeting management skills with the ability to bring consensus among partners with dynamic perspectives.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to effectively lead workflow and meet deadlines, especially during peak proxy times.
  • A self-starter, critical and independent thinker.
  • Advanced MS Office (Word/PowerPoint/Excel) skills, comfort working with large data sets.
Position: Corporate Governance & Proxy Voting Specialist (position can be based anywhere in U.S.)
Organization: Eaton Vance
Location: Boston,  MA 
United States
Salary:
Posting Start Date: 10/15/2020
Date Posted: 10/15/2020
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Status: This listing expires on: 11/14/2020
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Organization Information
Name:
Eaton Vance
Address:
2 International Pl

Boston,  MA 02115
United States
Email:
dlevine@eatonvance.com
Phone:
(617) 672-6516
Fax:
Contact:
Dorothy Levine