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About Me

An analytical person who is keen in quantitative and qualitative research and analysis and is seeking to leverage ten progressive years in the financial industry with professional experience related to executive compensation, corporate governance, insurance, and business process management.

Core Qualifications

  • Solid background in quantitative and qualitative research and analysis
  • Dexterity in data analysis
  • Contributor especially during proxy seasons or period of high-volume deliverables
  • Collaborates well with various teams
  • Communicates effectively and nurtures good client relations and retention
  • Committed towards the achievement and maintenance of highest  process efficiency and accuracy of results

Post-Secondary Education

Jun 1999Mar 2003

Bachelor of Science in Commerce Major in Economics*

University of Santo Tomas, España, Manila, Philippines

*Accredited by the World Education Services (WES) as a four-year bachelor degree from a recognized university.

Strong Skills

RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS
  • Skilled to provide strong analytical support on various topics related to  corporate governance and executive and/director compensation for the development, design, and implementation of non-equity and equity-based compensation plans
  • Identification of potential compensation-related issues for consideration and formulation of appropriate recommendations
  • High familiarity on publicly disclosed reports including Compensation Disclosure and Analysis (CD&A)
CORPORATE GOVERNANCE RESEARCH
  • Knowledgeable in different governance matters enhancing governance and reputational risk practices to reflect the commitment to shareholder value

Work History

Mar 2016Present

Financial Advisor (Feb 2012 - Jun 2013; Mar 2016 - Present), Sequoia New Business Office

Sun Life of Canada(Philippines), Inc.
  • Builds relationships with individual and corporate clients aiming to establish long-term commitment to deliver customized investment solutions
  • Conducts financial needs analysis based on gathered information from clients
  • Determines and advises clients the best appropriate strategies for insurance, savings, retirement, investments, estate planning, education, and other financial goals
  • Participates in continuing education requirements by attending trainings, seminars, and branch meetings
Jul 2013Mar 2016

Hedge Fund Accounting Specialist - Team Leader, Fund of Hedge Funds (Dublin)

JPMorgan Chase Bank NA - Philippine Global Service Center
  • Performed, completed and/or reviewed trade, position, and cash reconciliations on various funds through investigations of transactions using different back-up sources
  • Prepared daily and monthly task allocations for the team
  • Ensured the timely and accurate submission of daily sign-off to counterparts in Dublin
  • Performed regular update and monitored of team’s daily and weekly metrics and capacity plan
Nov 2012May 2013

Team Leader, Service Support Center

Brunel Technical Services Philippines, Inc.
  • Managed the daily operations of the IT Support and Global Recruitment's data migration project
  • Supervised a team of 14 encoders, including two quality assurance encoders
  • Facilitated the planning and prepared projections in the accomplishment of different multiple project-related tasks
  • Improved the workflow through structuring and implementation of new work processes and documentation tools
  • Prepared expense reports and managed office supplies inventory of the team

Selected Special Assignment/Project Handled and Implemented

Development and implementation of the Scorecard for performance evaluation - December 2012, Makati City, Philippines

Jul 2012Oct 2012

Associate Research Analyst, Information Solutions (InfoSol)

Deltek Systems (Philippines), Inc.
  • Read and analyzed information from published (or online) requests for information (“RFIs”), proposals (“RFPs”), bids (“RFBs”), and quotation (“RFQs”) of different divisions in U.S. (e.g. states, federal districts, counties, cities, towns) to maintain database content for government contractors in the federal and state & local markets
  • Summarized, categorized and published RFIs, RFPs, RFBs, and RFQs in Deltek’s own database, which is used by clients/contractors for better identification of business opportunities
  • Communicated with U.S. Government officials (i.e. Department of Defense) and industry executives via phone and/or e-mail to gather contact information; verified and maintained the credibility of information, and add value to information products
Jan 2004Mar 2012

Research Analyst (Jan 2004 - Jul 2006), US Research > Senior Research Analyst (Jul 2006 - Dec 2009), US Research Executive Compensation > Associate (Dec 2009 - Mar 2012), US Data Research - Executive Compensation Team

Institutional Shareholder Services, Inc. (ISS)
  • Analyzed company filings (e.g., DEFs, 10-Ks, 10-Qs, 8-Ks, and press releases) and other company-related references in order to review quantitative and qualitative analyses of equity and non-equity executive compensation data for the completion of proxy analyses for shareholder meetings of publicly-traded companies in the U.S.
  • Meticulously reviewed and highlighted problematic pay issues (i.e, stock option repricing, hedging, pledging, potential golden parachute payments, modified single/single triggered equity) that may influence analyses and recommendations on private placements, mergers & acquisitions, consolidations, potential sales, and takeover bids
  • Answered internal and external client queries regarding reviewed analyses and policy issues
  • Communicated with U.S. counterparts and supported different ad hoc analyses and projects undertaken by the U.S. Governance Research Department.
  • Highly involved in the annual training and coaching of newly-hired data analysts and conducted refresher’s training for tenured analysts when necessary
  • Managed the daily work allocation of analysts and reviewers

  • Actively participated in decision-making about the team’s overall structure, annual application updates, budget, workflow, recruitment, and training and development

Selected Special Assignments/Projects Handled and Implemented

  • Overseer of the whole US Research Executive Compensation Team and Financial Services Sector Team – September 2008 to March 2009

  • Participated in policy updates - Poor Pay Practices: Insider Trading and Grant of Dividends for Non-performance-based Equity Awards - 2008

  • Developed the Accuracy Calculator for the US Data Research Team – November 2011 to January 2012

  • MSCI Employer Branding Committee member and presenter - January 2012 to March 2012