Analyst, Quantitative Modeling, Custom Index Management
August 8, 2018
JobDescription : S&P Dow Jones Indices
The Role: Analyst, Quantitative Modeling, Custom Index Management
The Location: Beijing, China
The Team: As the world's largest resource for iconic and innovative indices, we help investors identify, measure and capitalize on global investment opportunities.
The Impact: S&P Global is seeking an experienced and talented Custom Index Analyst in charge to manage a wide range of indices covering mostly Capital markets - equities, fixed income, commodities, derivatives and real estate.
Your Impact: The Analyst must be able to analyze and implement complex index methodology and solve non-routine problems on an on-going basis and have experience and ability to interact with S&P proprietary calculation systems and work with large and complex data sets in excel. You will also be involved in the support of sales, marketing and client services by speaking and meeting with clients and index users. You will maintain key relationships with clients in support of their indices and are also required to act as a backup to other index managers in the department, making knowledge of the entire product line essential.
Preparing and calculating client custom indices. This includes performing analytical research on companies to determine the composition of the index, adjusting data in our calculation system, and adjusting the data to conform to the rules of the index.
Must ensure timely and accurate delivery of real-time and end-of-day index data to clients and end users.
Preparing and delivering announcements as they relate to index changes to clients and end users in advance of the implementation of the changes.
Maintain, update and troubleshoot complex index models in excel on a daily basis.
Provide customer service to existing custom index clients as it pertains to their indices.
Quantitative analyses of index returns, weights and constituents.
Manages and maintain relationships with key members of other groups within S&P Index Services, across other S&P departments, particularly IT.
Successfully work with S&P proprietary calculation systems.
Skills and Experiences We Are Looking For:
Bachelor's Degree. Advanced degree in a quantitative subject strongly preferred.
Required: Excel/VBA to manage and manipulate large data sets.
Required: Ability to speak/read/write English to a good standard.
Desirable: Experience in using data vendors e.g. Bloomberg, Reuters (Eikon/Datascope), Factset.
Desirable: Minimum of 2+ years of professional experience in a financial services or analytics role.
Strong understanding of equity index math and concepts, financial markets and financial instruments.
Must be able to demonstrate excellent analytical and quantitative capabilities to solve original, non-routine problems in a timely and insightful manner.
Must be able to work independently on multiple projects with minimal direction or supervision.
Detail oriented with ability to consistently perform daily production tasks.
Ability to learn new data and calculation platforms in a limited time.
Requires excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to coordinate work done by multiple people and / or groups.
Experience dealing with customers in a time-sensitive demanding environment where interpretation of data has both objective and subjective components requiring persuasion and influencing skills.
About S&P Dow Jones Indices At S&P Dow Jones Indices, our role can be described in one word: essential. We're the largest global resource for index-based concepts, data and research, and home to iconic financial market indicators, such as the S&P 500® and the Dow Jones Industrial Average®. More assets are invested in products based upon our indices than any other index provider in the world; with over 1,000,000 indices, S&P Dow Jones Indices defines the way people measure and trade the markets. We provide essential intelligence that helps investors identify and capitalize on global opportunities.
S&P Dow Jones Indices is a division of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI), which provides essential intelligence for individuals, companies and governments to make decisions with confidence. For more information, visit www.spdji.com .
S&P Global is an equal opportunity employer committed to making all employment decisions without regard to race/ethnicity, gender, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status (including domestic partnerships and civil unions), sexual orientation, military veteran status, unemployment status, or other legally protected categories, subject to applicable law.