Job ref no.: CT3128817-01#2665

Asset Management, Sustainable Investing - Investment Stewardship Specialist, Asia Pacific ex-Japan, Associate

JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.

The Role

The J.P. Morgan Asset Management (JPMAM) Global Sustainable Investing team is recruiting for an Investment Stewardship Specialist at Associate level, covering the Asia-Pacific ex-Japan (AxJ) region.

The successful candidate will support the delivery of the annual and long-term objectives of the JPMAM Investment Stewardship global priorities (1) by leading and driving regional efforts in corporate engagement, proxy voting and reporting. The role will be in a front office environment and will involve regular interaction with our research analysts and portfolio managers across Equities, Fixed Income and Multi-Assets Solutions to coordinate and align engagement activities and voting proxies, as well as engaging with representatives of the companies in which we invest on their environmental, social and governance (ESG) policies and practices.

The successful candidate will possess a passion for creative and critical thinking about financial markets, and a desire to be part of a fast-growing team. This role will report to the AxJ Head of Investment Stewardship.

Expectations of the Role


  • Contribute to the implementation of the investment stewardship activities and policies for the region through analysing regional stewardship codes and regulations, and implementing proxy voting decisions-use of a third party platforms to gather research and implement custom guidelines/cast votes.
  • Responsible for monitoring the proxy voting workflow, to ensure all accounts are voted as intended and in line with the appropriate guidelines.
  • Compile proxy voting committee presentation materials and minutes, and assist in the preparation of regulatory filings.
  • Present to clients with regards to regional proxy voting and investment stewardship policies.
  • Contribute to and progress to conducting corporate engagement in collaboration with the local investment teams in AxJ
  • Contribute to engagement framework for specific ESG themes and portfolio company-specific criteria and measurement
  • Assisting in the implementation and integration of ESG across various strategies in the local investment teams in AxJ
  • Contribute to the ongoing maintenance and development of the firm's stewardship policies, priorities and the strategies for implementing them each year.
  • Participate in external conferences to represent JPMAM and contribute to the development of industry-wide investment stewardship practices and regulations
  • Build key working relationships across internal constituents from investment teams, business teams and corporate teams
  • Produce thought leadership / white papers on investment stewardship topics.

Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • 4+ years of financial services experience preferably in Asset Management with previous exposure to investment stewardship activities; or a background in a specialist organization/ NGO; high level of specialist knowledge of sustainability related issues including ESG pillars.
  • Proven presentation, communication and influencing skills; strong report writing skills.
  • Excellent problem solving skills with an ability to apply sound judgement.
  • Ability to work and drive change effectively in a high volume, rapid pace, deadline-oriented environment.
  • Team player.
  • Strong self-motivation and analytical skills.

(1) https://am.jpmorgan.com/blob-gim/1383664293468/83456/J.P.%20Morgan%20Asset%20Management%20investment%20stewardship%20statement.pdfJ.P. Morgan is a global leader in financial services, providing strategic advice and products to the world's most prominent corporations, governments, wealthy individuals and institutional investors. Our first-class business in a first-class way approach to serving clients drives everything we do. We strive to build trusted, long-term partnerships to help our clients achieve their business objectives.

We recognize that our people are our strength and the diverse talents they bring to our global workforce are directly linked to our success. We are an equal opportunity employer and place a high value on diversity and inclusion at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of any protected attribute, including race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital or veteran status, pregnancy or disability, or any other basis protected under applicable law. In accordance with applicable law, we make reasonable accommodations for applicants' and employees' religious practices and beliefs, as well as any mental health or physical disability needs.

 

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Job ref no. CT3128817-01#2665
Salary
Job Function
Industry
Employment Term
  • Full-time
Experience
  • 4 years - 9 years
Career Level
  • Middle management level
Education
  • Degree