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IM Support - Sustainable Investing Services - Analyst

Employer
Fidelity International
Location
Dalian, China
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
21 Mar 2024

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Sector
Banking and Financial Services
Role
Analyst
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Job Details

About the Opportunity
Job Type: Permanent

Application Deadline: 31 May 2024

Job Description

Title: IM Support -Sustainable Investing Services, Analyst

Department: IM CAO

Reports to: Sustainable Investing Services, Associate Director

Location: Dalian

Job Type: Investment Professional Support

Level : 3

We're proud to have been helping our clients build better financial futures for over 50 years. How have we achieved this? By working together - and supporting each other - all over the world. So, join our team and feel like you're part of something bigger.

Department Overview

Investment Solutions & Services (ISS) is a new alignment of existing teams that focuses on the development of investment products and services, and their distribution to wholesale, institutional, intermediaries and other B2B clients. It is managed as a separate business from Fidelity's Platform Business which offers a range of products and services that help end investors improve their financial health.

Investment Solutions & Services (ISS) includes Investment Management teams for Equity, Fixed Income, Multi Asset and Real Estate asset classes, Distribution teams that cover UK & Europe, Asia Pacific including Japan and Australia, a global Product Development team and the COO organisation for ISS.

The Investment Management Support & Solutions team is a cross asset delivery & support function driving collaboration, consistency & execution across the global asset management platform. The team drives strategic initiatives, provide support services enabling our investment team, and partners with our investment leaders to strengthen oversight, risk controls & regional regulatory engagement. Within the IM Support & Solutions function the Sustainable Investing Services team is responsible for supporting FIL's proxy voting activities as well as core governance & reporting activates underpinning FIL's sustainable investment approach.

Purpose of your role

This position offers hands on experience of the key parts of the voting process, exposure to related parts of the business and to contribute to meeting our ESG responsibilities.

A key focus of the role is to assist draft communication to our investment team and to validate that the instructions and records within the voting platform sent to the companies match the conclusions and decisions reached by the investment and ESG team. The candidate will assist in the administration of the voting platform including reviewing the pipeline of events and collating information to prepare research communication. Furthermore, confirming that the instructions are aligned with any investment, corporate actions, contractual or regulatory restrictions.

Your role is to ensure that all interactions and work with the Sustainable Investing team is handled in a timely manner and with a quality response.

Key Responsibilities

Voting Research, Analysis, and Instruction Management:
  • Learn and capture FIL's voting policy, market level best practices, corporate governance related knowledges and apply those accordingly in day to day analysis.
  • Monitor administration of voting activity and integrate special situations including client restrictions, corporate actions, market or event rules.
  • Ensure custodian bank instructions align with our investment team's views.
  • Administration of voting on routine items.
  • Assist with record keeping of voting activity.
  • Highlight key issues for escalation.

Shareholder Rights - AGM/ EGM Agenda Analysis, Summary and Communication:
  • Prepare recommendations in English for Fidelity's Investment Team based on templates and research on key issues at shareholder meetings.
  • Collate information and data from voting platforms, internal records, and research from third-party agents.
  • Coordinate communications from the investment team and client services on voting matters.
  • When required, interact with custodian banks, voting agents and assist on ad-hoc projects.

Reporting and Documentation:
  • Produce quarter voting reporting summaries.
  • Produce controls reporting to meet audit and risk requirements.
  • Assist on general ESG reporting projects and requirements.
  • Maintaining documentation, managing execution and provide end to end ownership of all existing processes,
  • Production of public voting activity disclosure reporting to meet regulations and local stewardship codes.
  • Production of data for Fidelity board reporting.

Oversight
  • Assist monitor voting activity and integrate special situations including client restrictions, corporate actions, market or event rules.
  • Audit ofcustodian bank instructions align with our investment team's views.
  • Manage audit interactions with third-party agents and reporting.
  • Highlight key issues for escalation.
  • Assist monitor and coordinate voting power of attorney documentation requirements.
  • Assist monitor and coordinate changes to account setups.
  • Contribute to process improvement and ongoing projects to enhance efficiency and automation.
  • Audit responsibility to prevent process deviation or breaches.

Skills and Requirements

  • Highly efficient English communication skills in both writing and speaking.
  • Background in finance related functions or business data operation management. Deep understanding and solid experience in business metrics, operational excellence delivery, business compliance, and global collaboration model.
  • Highly sufficient skills in Microsoft Excel, PPT is required. Other data analytical tools, automation skills, VBA would be a strong plus.
  • Major in Accounting/Finance/Investment and Master degree is preferred, but not mandatory.
  • Demonstrated learning ability and interest in Investment related knowledge. CFA Certificate or ESG Investing certificate is highly preferred.
  • Experience as junior Project Manager, Business Analyst, SME would be a strong plus.
  • Analytical thinking, problem-solving skills, strong attention to detail and dedication to manage and work to tight deadlines
  • A good team player with open-minded, flexible and positive attitude for changes.
  • Self-disciplined and self-motivated to drive business result with a clear career plan.
  • Able to manage stakeholder and deliver high quality work under pressure.

Feel rewarded

For starters, we'll offer you a comprehensive benefits package. We'll value your wellbeing and support your development. And we'll be as flexible as we can about where and when you work - finding a balance that works for all of us. It's all part of our commitment to making you feel motivated by the work you do and happy to be part of our team. For more about our work, our approach to dynamic working and how you could build your future here, visit careers.fidelityinternational.com.

For more about our work, our approach to dynamic working and how you could build your future here, visit careers.fidelityinternational.com.

Company

Looking after you and your future

Here at Fidelity International, we care about people. You’ll have the freedom to take control of your career while we support your development in an environment surrounded by smart, passionate people. Simply because we believe that growth is key for long-term success. That’s why we provide regular training, mentoring and networking opportunities across the business - to support you and hone your skills as you progress within your current role and beyond. Our end goal is to help one another achieve the best personal and business outcomes.

We invest in you

Helping our people develop is at the core of our business. We believe that everyone should have the freedom to move in a direction that feels right for them. Career development isn’t a simple training course, or a qualification – it’s about satisfying curiosity and every individual’s goals, both professional and personal. We constantly look for new ways to help our people enjoy a fulfilling and long-term career at Fidelity.

What we have to offer

Depending on your location and job role, we offer benefits that are flexible and adaptable to your life stages, career and family circumstances. The benefits are designed to benefit both you and your family with support for physical, financial and emotional wellbeing.

Healthcare, medical checks and helplines - benefits to support mental and physical well-being for you and your family

Pensions, savings and discounts - retirement and savings that provide for your future

Life cover, company sick pay and family leave - financial protection that offers piece of mind should the unexpected occur

Our differences make us stronger

If you work here, you’ll find that we care deeply about creating a supportive place where all our people feel valued and free to be themselves. For us, commitment to Diversity and Inclusion is not only right, it’s critical for a healthy culture and leads to better business outcomes. That’s why we have an environment where all our differences are welcomed and celebrated.

Over the years, we have made huge progress on Diversity and Inclusion. But we are dedicated to improving and will continue to progress on creating an environment that reflects the full diversity of the communities where we work, and on making sure that all our people feel they belong.

Our strategy

We have set three company-wide priorities for our global Diversity and Inclusion strategy:

Diversity - Increase the diversity of people at all levels of our organisation

Inclusivity - Strengthen our inclusive culture where everyone’s voice is heard

Reputation - Enhance our presence with clients and communities as an inclusive company

How we encourage inclusion and diversity

At Fidelity, we value and respect all the differences that make us who we are, including: age, cultural background, ethnicity and race; disability and mental health, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, and social background. Our activities focus on these global priorities:

Cultural diversity

With 46 offices across 27 countries, we have a wonderfully diverse community and have respect for different cultures, nationalities, ethnicities and beliefs.

Enable

We are committed to improving accessibility and enablement for our employees with different abilities and health conditions.

Gender

We are dedicated to achieving a greater gender balance and narrowing the gender pay gap.

LGBT+

We embrace our LGBT+ employees and communities, and support people to express their sexual orientation and gender identity at work.

Fidelity for Everyone

Each of our regions has a Fidelity for Everyone network which aims to involve our people in supporting and strengthening inclusion and diversity through speaker events and activities. We also host networking events and provide opportunities for people to let us know how we can improve.

Here’s how we support and encourage accessibility and enablement:

  • Signatory of The Valuable 500 to make disability a business leadership issue
  • Enable disabled employees and job candidates to perform to the best of their ability through making reasonable adjustments
  • Our Mental Health Champions promote an open culture around mental health
  • Celebrate business success stories of our disabled role models
  • Uphold best practice digital accessibility standards for employees and customers

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