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Analyst, Active Ownership

Company Overview

Voya Investment Management is the asset management business of Voya Financial, a Fortune 500 company with over 6,000 employees seeking to help clients plan, invest and protect their savings.  Voya Investment Management manages approximately $238 billion in assets across fixed income, senior loans, equities, multi-asset strategies and solutions, private equity, and real assets.  Drawing on over 40 years of experience and the expertise of 250+ investment professionals, the firm’s capabilities span traditional products and solutions as well as those that cannot be easily replicated by an index.

At Voya Investment Management, a heritage of partnership and innovation serves clients at every step.  Our award-winning culture is deeply rooted in a client-centric approach to help investors meet their goals — from insurance companies, corporate and public pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, endowments and foundations, and consultants to intermediaries, as well as individual investors.

Key Responsibilities:

The Active Ownership team plays a number of important roles in the success of Voya Investment Management’s ability to help our clients meet their investment goals, and to contribute to Voya’s goal to be an ESG leader.  Each year, the Active Ownership team researches and votes thousands of public company shareholder meetings and conducts engagement meetings with many of our portfolio companies on behalf of our Voya mutual funds’ shareholders and our institutional investors’ accounts managed by Voya Investment Management.  Active ownership is key to giving our clients a voice in the governance of their portfolio companies.  Many of the issues that the team researches, votes, and engages on relate to events and issues currently in the news at companies around the world.

In addition to engaging with public companies as well as researching and voting proxies, the team provides active ownership expertise to stakeholders across Voya, works closely with various departments to ensure we satisfy our clients’ active ownership expectations, and oversees our service providers. The position requires a high level of analytical ability, excellent communication skills, exceptional attention to detail, and a strong work ethic. The Active Ownership Analyst conducts varied activities.  Responsibilities may include:

  • Conducting research prior to ESG engagement meetings with portfolio companies;
  • Scheduling, documenting, and tracking ESG engagement meetings with portfolio companies;
  • Participating in ESG engagement meetings with portfolio companies;
  • Marking up and/or interpreting proxy materials for analysis and voting;
  • Processing, trouble-shooting, and reconciling holdings files with ballots;
  • Communicating with and monitoring service providers such as our proxy advisory firms, and custodians;
  • Partnering with senior team members to conduct voting, research, and/or reporting activities;
  • Assisting senior team members to gather data to produce material presented to a variety of stakeholders, including senior leaders within Voya Investment Management;
  • Coordinating voting and engagement input from portfolio managers and analysts;
  • Filing and maintaining records;
  • Completing other activities as assigned or initiated.
Position: Analyst, Active Ownership
Organization: Voya Investment Management
Location: Scottsdale,  AZ 
United States
Salary:
Posting Start Date: 10/20/2021
Date Posted: 10/20/2021
Requirements
  • Prior active ownership experience required, including knowledge of proxy voting, engagements, and ESG matters; investor relations, public equity markets, and/or the mutual fund industry is a plus.
  • Bachelor’s degree required; preferably in business, finance, economics, or related subject.
  • 3 to 5 years of experience
  • Self-starter with strong analytical, communication, and writing skills;
  • Able to prioritize and manage multiple responsibilities and projects in a fast-paced, deadline- and compliance-driven work environment;
  • Highly detail-oriented with exceptional organizational skills;
  • Strong work ethic;
  • Demonstrate ability to work independently as well as function in a small team environment;
  • Able to build strong working relationships with internal groups and subject-matter experts that assist the Active Ownership team in meeting its objectives;
  • Takes a proactive approach in completing tasks and projects, and demonstrates an ability to uncover issues and utilize superior problem-solving and critical thinking skills to find solutions to project challenges;
  • Must be available to work additional hours year-round, especially April through June;
  • Strong PC skills and high proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.

Critical Skills
At Voya, we have identified the following critical skills which are key to success in our culture: 

  • Customer Focused: Passionate drive to delight our customers and offer unique solutions that deliver on their expectations.
  • Critical Thinking: Thoughtful process of analyzing data and problem solving data to reach a well-reasoned solution.
  • Team Mentality: Partnering effectively to drive our culture and execute on our common goals. 
  • Business Acumen: Appreciation and understanding of the financial services industry in order to make sound business decisions. 
  • Learning Agility: Openness to new ways of thinking and acquiring new skills to retain a competitive advantage.
Status: This listing expires on: 1/22/2022
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Organization Information
Name:
Voya Investment Management
Address:
5636 E Caballo Drive

Scottsdale,  AZ 85258
United States
Email:
sara.donaldson@voya.com
Phone:
925-285-0005
Fax:
Contact:
Sara Donaldson