The MSCI Equity Index New Product Development Team is a global client-centric research group with a The Corporate Governance team is part of MSCI’s ESG business.
Members of this team would be involved in researching the board structures, audit practices, executive remuneration, shareholder rights, culture and other salient features, which would assess the health of the Corporate Governance structure of the companies covered by MSCI.
The Corporate Governance Data Associate shall be primarily responsible for collecting and analyzing corporate governance information from issuer filings, press releases, company websites, and news reports for ensuring quality data input supporting various ESG products and services.
Scope of Responsibility
Searching and processing corporate governance information on MSCI’s CG universe using acceptable methods, techniques and sources
Developing subject matter expertise and taking ownership of corporate governance knowledge within the organization
Liaising and communicating effectively with other groups such ESG Research, Controversies and others to improve understanding of corporate governance and data collection methodologies
Conducting frequent research for the purpose of procuring, verifying and processing data by browsing through various financial, exchange and government regulator websites and materials as well as corporate governance databases.
Meeting pre-determined turn-around goals for work assignments
Updating internal documents for quality and productivity metrics monitoring
Ensuring adequate audit trails for the data received or sent from production systems
Adhere to quality assurance and quality control processes of the team on processed information for the companies and escalate QA issues when appropriate
Ensure timely and accurate delivery of data profiles in accordance with established production schedules
Research, recommend, and implement technology and content opportunities to improve product quality and operational efficiencies.
Work with other teams in support of planned product enhancements and extensions
Work on team adhoc projects, data clean-up, platform testing, etc from time to time
Specific Knowledge / Skills
Good judgment in assessing available information and converting them into scores or parameters applicable as per MSCI methodology (Analyst will be trained)
Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
Excellent oral and written communication skills in Spanish and / or Portuguese
Strong analytical and problem solving skills, with clear attention to detail
Highly motivated, independent, results-oriented, possessing a strong sense of ownership
Experience (i.e., library / information services / database research, etc.) in a high-quality and hard deadline-driven environment.
At least a Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Economics, Accounting, Company Law, or similar field of study.
At least 2 years’ experience in a Corporate Governance capacity is desirable but not required.
Prior knowledge of corporate governance and / or financial markets is an advantage.
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