Senior Analyst, Global Research & Design

S&P Global
New York, USA
04 Jul 2021
18 Jul 2021
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
The Role : Senior Analyst, Global Research & Design The Location : New York City, NY Grade: 13 (relevant to internal only)

The Team : Global Research & Design, Americas

The Impact : The Global Research & Design group at S&P Dow Jones Indices is looking for a quantitative research analyst with a strong background in mathematics and computer programming to support the Americas region research team. The team is responsible for the conceptualization and design of new indices for S&P Dow Jones Indices, and the creation of research to provoke thinking on new passive investment concepts. The team serves as an innovator and thought leader within and outside the organization.

Your Impact: This role handles all aspects to support the research and design for equity and multi-asset indices and involves generating investment ideas, gathering and cleansing data, back-testing strategies, running index analytics, finalizing index methodologies, preparing presentations, and publishing research papers.
Responsibilities :
  • Perform portfolio construction, back-testing, and quantitative analysis of various index strategies including smart beta, multi-asset, sustainability, thematic, etc.
  • Create research publications, documentations, and other presentation collateral.
  • Create and support automation tools and processes used by the wider team.
  • Coordinate with the rest of the Global R&D team, as well as other functional groups including Product Management, Sales, Marketing, Channel, and Index Management.
  • Must be able to manage multiple concurrent projects and deadlines.
  • Must be able to clearly communicate to a variety of both internal and external clients.
Compensation/Benefits Information: S&P Global states that the anticipated base salary range for this position is $122,200 to $279,200. Base salary ranges may vary by geographic location. This role is eligible to receive S&P Global benefits. For more information on the benefits we provide to our employees, visit .

  • Minimum 5+ years of professional experience in a financial services or analytics role.
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in a quantitative field such as Finance, Mathematics, Data Science, Computer Science, Economics, or Engineering. Ph.D. preferable.
  • Progress towards or completion of CFA charter exams desirable.
  • Experience using financial data applications e.g. FactSet, Morningstar, Bloomberg, Reuters, Axioma, Barra.
  • Programming skills in Python, MATLAB, and/or R.
  • Hands-on experience with portfolio back-testing and simulation.
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
North America 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 any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. Only electronic job submissions will be considered for employment. If you need an accommodation during the application process due to a disability, please send an email to: and your request will be forwarded to the appropriate person.
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20 - Professional (EEO-2 Job Categories-United States of America), RESECH202.2 - Middle Professional Tier II (EEO Job Group), SWP Priority - Ratings - (Strategic Workforce Planning)

Job ID: 262184
Posted On: 2021-06-02
Location: New York, New York, United States

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