Proxy Solicitation Associate - French speaking

The Firm
A leading international proxy solicitation and information agent company that specialises in advising public companies in the areas of mergers & acquisitions, shareholder communications, corporate governance, and investor relations related services.

The Role
The French/UK market team is hiring a French speaking associate in the London office. The role primarily consists of three areas:
1.Assisting the proxy team by contacting institutional investors (investment houses, private client brokers, custodian banks etc.) by telephone and email in order to provide information regarding upcoming corporate actions (such as general meetings of shareholders and M&A transactions) to clarify their awareness of projects and to ascertain their actions.
2.Collecting information regarding institutional investor behaviour (for example, information received from pro-active calls or emails, but also research of publicly available investor policies), analysing this information and producing client specific research.
3.Coordination of tasks and communication between the various team members in London, Germany and France.

Other tasks include:
-Assisting Senior Associates and Directors with routine and ad-hoc projects
-Supporting senior staff in monitoring ongoing work streams and client deliverables
-Fostering day-to-day interaction with the London office
-Researching contacts, financial institutions and proxy voting policies
-Producing reports in a variety of formats including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
-Reviewing written materials
-Data entry and database maintenance
-Answering investors' queries
-Organising team schedules (conference calls, meetings etc.)
-Preparing internal briefing materials
-Researching on Global Corporate Governance issues using the internet and media tools

Skills and Experience
No prior knowledge of proxy solicitation is required, however the successful candidate should have:
-Affinity to working independently and taking responsibility
-Excellent verbal and written communication skills in French and English. Additional languages (German, Greek, Italian, Russian or Spanish) would be an advantage
-Excellent work load management capacity
-Intermediate to advanced knowledge in Word, Excel and PowerPoint
-Diligence and accuracy. Excellent attention to details
-Basic knowledge of financial markets would be an advantage
-Must be able to work overtime as and when required or work flexible working hours

To apply for this position please send a copy of your CV in English and as a word document to: m.christie@eurolondon.com, stating your salary expectations.

Thank you for applying to Euro London Appointments, the UK's largest independent language consultancy. We aim to respond as promptly as possible to your application, however, due to the high level of CV's we receive we are only able to respond to applicants whose profile matches our Clients requirements. Please note that we can only accept applications from candidates in possession of a valid UK work permit. To enquire about other vacancies please visit our website at www.eurolondon.com

Consultant

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Maurice Christie

Principal Consultant

Team: Banking & Financial Markets

I specialise in: Recruiting client facing functions within financial services

Languages: English, French, Spanish and Northern Irish-isms

I’ve been at Euro London since: 2007

About me: Originally from Northern Ireland, I have lived in London for 13 years and worked for Euro London for 10 of those. I studied French and Spanish at University, so being able to work with International talent and promote that in the London market was a natural choice for me. When I’m not in the office, I’m exploring what London has to offer. This usually means at the markets or trying out new pubs and restaurants. I’m a foodie so I enjoy eating out a lot. To try and balance this indulgence, I go to the gym and swim (although not as much as I should) and I enjoy playing tennis when Wimbledon fortnight is upon us.

If I was a famous person, I would be: A male version of Maya Angelou – her poems and wise words have always resonated with me

Fun fact: I used to compete at school national level in swimming in the butterfly stroke

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