Deputy Head of Americas Asset Stewardship

  • Full Time
  • Boston
  • $110,000 - $185,000 USD / Year
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Who we are looking for

The Asset Stewardship team is responsible for developing and implementing the firm’s proxy voting and engagement guidelines, managing issuer engagement, and undertaking research and analysis of governance and sustainability related issues. As a senior member of State Street Global Advisors’ (SSGA) Asset Stewardship team, the individual in this role will be responsible for managing activities associated with SSGA’s Asset Stewardship efforts across the Americas region to fulfill our fiduciary duty. This role requires significant cross-organizational leadership and teamwork skills to:

Oversee proxy voting and engagement activities across the Americas Help develop Voting and Engagement Policy and Guidelines for the Americas region Partner with Head of Stewardship Strategy to present our views to clients and market participants across the Americas  Establish and manage a team to support such efforts

This role is based in Boston.

Why this role is important to us

The team you will be joining is a part of State Street Global Advisors, one of the largest asset managers in the world. We partner with many of the world’s largest, most sophisticated investors and financial intermediaries to help them reach their goals through a rigorous, research-driven investment process. With over four decades of experience and trillions of dollars in assets under management, we offer one of the broadest selections of services across asset classes, risk profiles, regions and styles. As pioneers in index, ETF, and ESG investing, we are always inventing new ways to invest.

Join us if making your mark in the asset management industry from day one is a challenge you are up for.

What you will be responsible for

As Deputy Head of Americas Asset Stewardship, VP you will

  • Lead and participate in voting and engagement activities with investee companies across the Americas region, with support from analysts
  • Propose updates to proxy voting policies and guidelines related to corporate governance
  • Write thought leadership on emerging and established corporate governance topics
  • Participate in speaking engagements, roundtables, and conferences related to corporate governance topics in the Americas region
  • Liaise with internal and external partners as needed
  • Work with our Stewardship team to enhance approach to prioritization and escalation in our proxy voting and engagement program
  • Build strong relationships with key stakeholders to understand stewardship landscape in the Americas to ensure that stewardship program is aligned with client expectation, market best practice, and regulations

Education & Preferred Qualifications

  • 5+years of experience in proxy voting and company engagement
  • Expert understanding of corporate governance landscape in Americas context
  • Strong communication skills and ability to build rapport with internal and external stakeholders
  • Strong writing skills and an interest in developing thought leadership
  • Organizational skills, including the ability to respond to inbound requests in a timely manner
  • Ability to present information in an organized and clear fashion
  • Strong understanding of SSGA’s clients and client-facing activities would be beneficial
  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment, demonstrating initiative and the ability to prioritize workloads

Are you the right candidate? Yes!

We truly believe in the power that comes from the diverse backgrounds and experiences our employees bring with them. Although each vacancy details what we are looking for, we don’t necessarily need you to fulfil all of them when applying. If you like change and innovation, seek to see the bigger picture, make data driven decisions and are a good team player, you could be a great fit.

About State Street Global Advisors

What We Do. As the asset management arm of State Street Corporation, State Street Global Advisors has served the world’s governments, institutions and financial advisors for over four decades. With a rigorous, risk-aware approach built on research, analysis and market-tested experience, we build from a breadth of active and index strategies to create cost-effective solutions. As stewards, we help portfolio companies see that what is fair for people and sustainable for the planet can deliver long-term performance. And, as pioneers in index, ETF, and ESG investing, we are always inventing new ways to invest. As a result, we have become one of the world’s largest asset managers with trillions of dollars under our care.

Our Mission. At State Street Global Advisors our mission is to invest responsibly to enable economic prosperity and social progress. We are driven by a desire to help our clients, and those who rely on them, achieve a better future. We have a long history of developing innovative investment strategies to provide our clients with reliable and transparent returns, cost-effectively, and without excessive risk.

Work, Live and Grow. We make all efforts to create a great work environment. Our benefits packages are competitive and comprehensive. Details vary by location, but you may expect generous medical care, insurance and savings plans, among other perks. You’ll have access to Flexible Work Programs to help you match your needs. And our wealth of development programs and educational support will help you reach your full potential.

Inclusion, Diversity and Social Responsibility. We truly believe our employees’ diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives are a powerful contributor to creating an inclusive environment where everyone can thrive and reach their maximum potential while adding value to both our organization and our clients. We warmly welcome candidates of diverse origin, background, ability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and personality. Another fundamental value at State Street is active engagement with our communities around the world, both as a partner and a leader. You will have tools to help balance your professional and personal life, paid volunteer days, matching gift programs and access to employee networks that help you stay connected to what matters to you.


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