Director of Global Stewardship (Boston or London) Director of Global Stewardship (Boston or London) …

MFS Investment Management
in Boston, MA, United States
Permanent, Full time
Be the first to apply
Competitive
MFS Investment Management
in Boston, MA, United States
Permanent, Full time
Be the first to apply
Competitive
Director of Global Stewardship (Boston or London)
Whether you're an investment professional, an expert in sales or a technology specialist, you'll find a culture at MFS that supports you in doing what you do best. Our employees work together to reach better outcomes, always favoring the strongest idea over the strongest individual. We put people first and show care and compassion for our community and each other. Because what we do matters - to us as valued professionals and to the millions of people and institutions who rely on us to help them build more secure and prosperous futures.


Job Description About MFS
MFS is an investment management firm representing individual and institutional clients worldwide. Founded in 1924, we have a global footprint of investment professionals and manage more than $600 billion in equity and fixed income assets. Our mission is to allocate capital responsibly on behalf of our clients. We engage in that mission by investing in equity and fixed income issuers that we believe can outperform throughout an economic cycle. As a result, we focus on understanding the factors that are critical to the long-term sustainability of the companies we own. As an active manager, MFS' ESG integration strategy is focused primarily on rigorous, bottom-up security-level analysis. The members of our investment team, which includes both "traditional" equity and fixed income analysts and portfolio managers and ESG-dedicated individuals, collaborate on engagement, research, and voting to drive the best possible outcomes for our clients. MFS' Stewardship group, which is part of our Investment team, plays an integral role in our voting and engagement process and collaborates on a daily basis with other investment team members to determine proper voting conclusions and develop a more nuanced understanding of ESG and sustainability topics. Responsibilities: The Head of Stewardship will be responsible for:
  • Determining the strategic direction of our voting and engagement related activities, in collaboration with our ESG research analysts, Chief Sustainability Officer, Proxy Voting Committee and other investment team members.
  • Managing and developing the Stewardship Team.
  • Leading and contributing to corporate engagements on a wide variety of financially material, proxy-related matters.
  • Enhancing MFS' Proxy Voting Policies.
  • Managing existing and prospective vendor relationships.
  • Ensuring the timely and accurate voting of all proxy ballot items, including monitoring of our proxy administrator's application of MFS' voting policies.
  • Assisting MFS' counsel in monitoring and responding to industry and regulatory developments with respect to proxy voting, engagement, and ESG integration.
  • Representing MFS in various organizations/initiatives that promote good corporate governance and/or the integration of ESG factors into investment decisions.
  • Overseeing client and public communications regarding MFS' voting and engagement policies and activities.
JOB REQUIREMENTS:
  • Bachelor's or master's degree with a minimum of seven to ten years' experience in the asset management industry and a minimum of five to seven years in a stewardship role
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with a diverse group of individuals
  • Large and small group presentation skills in both internal and external settings
  • Previous experience managing people and other important relationships
  • Strong analytical, communication, and project management skills


If any applicant is unable to complete an application or respond to a job opening because of a disability, please contact MFS at 617-954-5000 or email talent_acquisition@mfs.com for assistance.

MFS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and it is our policy to not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws. Employees and applicants of MFS will not be subject to harassment on the basis of their status. Additionally, retaliation, including intimidation, threats, or coercion, because an employee or applicant has objected to discrimination, engaged or may engage in filing a complaint, assisted in a review, investigation, or hearing or have otherwise sought to obtain their legal rights under any Federal, State, or local EEO law is prohibited. " Click here to view the 'EEO is the Law' poster and supplement ."
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