Associate - London

London, UK
Advisory Services
Full-time

Position Description

CamberView seeks a talented and highly motivated Associate for its Europe-based advisory team who will play an integral role in growing the firm’s core business in the UK and Continental Europe. The Associate’s role will be largely focused on three main categories of responsibility: 1) business development; 2) client service; and 3) internal infrastructure and processes.
 
The specific responsibilities comprising each category include, but are not limited to, the following:
 
Business Development
 
  Develop processes for identifying client acquisition opportunities based on specific criteria
  Collect and organise relevant data to help prioritise business opportunities
 Research identified companies to establish precise business development opportunities
  Initiate process for contacting identified companies and continue to provide support to senior leadership in all aspects of communication with prospective clients
  Assist in preparation for meetings with prospective clients by creating materials that formulate a clear thesis regarding the value proposition of partnering with CamberView
  Track communications that take place with client prospects and use this record of communications to identify opportunities for repositioning and follow up
 
Client Service
 
  Leverage CamberView’s unique insight to identify corporate governance, remuneration, activism, contested M&A and sustainability issues facing a client, as well as the associated trends and best practices of the country or market where the client operates
  Assist in analysing these issues in the context of the market environment and developing a plan for successfully advising companies on how to address them
  Prepare sophisticated and effective materials, such as talking points or Q+A documents, and management/investor presentations to prepare clients for meetings with institutional investors and proxy advisory firms
  Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the client, its business and its governance structure and the market the client operates in
  Research, analyse and develop materials relating to corporate governance trends and shareholder takeover defences for public company board of directors and senior management
  Demonstrate the capacity to work directly with clients and prospective clients
 
Internal Infrastructure and Processes
 
• Support and in certain instances, lead the formalisation and improvement of internal processes required to support the continued growth of a small but fast-growing office that is part of a larger global organisation
 Collaborate with the US offices on topics of office management, employee recruitment and training, procurement of data resources, and other matters that may be required as the office grows
 Work to build a strong office culture that is consistent with firmwide values and goals


Qualifications

A successful candidate possesses the following:
•3-5 years of work experience
 Business level proficiency in French and/or German (highly preferred)
 Strong analytical and execution skills
 Ability to autonomously and proactively drive projects forward as a self motivated team player who displays sound judgement and strong interpersonal skills
 Highly organised and detail oriented approach to work
 Ability to communicate effectively in presentations and express complex strategies in an organised and articulate manner
 Effective time management skills and ability to meet deadlines
• Excellent written skills
 Experience performing in-depth research
 High-level proficiency in PowerPoint and Excel
 Previous experience working within any of the following types of firms, preferably with some exposure to corporate governance matters:
o   Investment Banking
o   Strategic Consulting
o   Public company in a role supporting the board of directors or senior executives on governance matters
o   Other corporate advisory role
 Bachelor’s degree and a strong academic record
 Confidence, energy, and enthusiasm about the mission of CamberView, with a high level of integrity
 
Compensation
This position will provide competitive base compensation and a bonus based on the Associate’s performance against clearly defined expectations

About Camberview
CamberView Partners is the leading provider of investor-led advice to public companies on engagement and shareholder relations, activism and contested situations, sustainability and complex corporate governance matters. CamberView helps its clients succeed by providing unique insight into investors’ perspectives on long-term value creation, interpreting the evolving governance landscape and creating proactive strategies to stay ahead of investor challenges. CamberView has office locations in San Francisco, New York, and London.
 
Our Services
 
Governance Advisory • Shareholder Engagement
Activism Defense • Contested and Complex M&A • Say on Pay
Sustainability • IPO Governance • IR Advisory