Associate Director, Index Management

S&P Global
New York, USA
24 Jul 2021
12 Aug 2021
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
The Role: Associate Director, Index Management

The Level:12 (Internal Purposes)

The Location: New York, USA

The Team: The US/Canada Index Management team within the Global Index Management & Production Group manages a wide range of high-profile indices primarily built on US and Canadian equities.

The Impact: The Associate Director, Index Management will lead the team responsible for the managing of some of S&P DJI's most important indices. As a leader you will be responsible for all aspects of managing the team.

What's in it for you: An exciting opportunity to join a leading, global index provider. As a team leader you will:
  • Manage a group of highly motivated and competent analysts based in three locations, New York, Toronto and Mexico City
  • Act as a subject matter expert and oversee the maintenance and management of high-profile indices
  • Take responsibility for project planning, team and analyst development, incident remediation and process improvements
  • Participate in, coordinate and manage global projects
Compensation/Benefits Information (US Applicants Only):
S&P Global states that the anticipated base salary range for this position is $100,800 to $230,200. Base salary ranges may vary by geographic location.

In addition to base compensation, this role is eligible for an annual incentive plan.

This role is eligible to receive additional S&P Global benefits. For more information on the benefits we provide to our employees, visit .

The team leader will be a subject matter expert and will oversee day-to-day index operations including but not limited to:
  • Oversee Index Production and daily maintenance undertaken by the team of Index Managers
  • Oversee index launches by assessing capacity to maintain additional indices within the Index Management team, and coordinating with key stakeholder groups, including Research & Design, Product Management and PMO
  • Take a lead role in index committees and methodology reviews to ensure indices are calculated in accordance with SPDJI standards
  • Ensure high standards of quality are met by performing control reviews and quality assurance testing of team processes, incident review and remediation, disaster recovery planning and create new processes and procedures to improve operational performance
  • Ensure timely and accurate delivery of real-time and end-of-day index data to clients and end users
  • Ensure compliance with S&P's policies and procedures
  • Coordination and communication between the three locations, Mexico City, Toronto and New York
Responsible for the development of individuals on your team, as well as overall team performance including:
  • Head count
  • Hiring of new analysts
  • Performance reviews and accountability
  • Assessing bandwidth and capabilities
  • Succession planning
  • Mentor team members and identify strength and weaknesses to maximize their contribution to the team
  • Training new and existing team members
What We're Looking For:
  • Bachelor's Degree. CFA or Advanced degree in business, math, economics, or finance strongly preferred
  • Minimum of 5-8 years of professional experience in index management or similar role
  • Understanding of global financial markets and deep knowledge of US/Canada equity markets and indices
  • Must be able to work independently on multiple projects with minimal direction or supervision
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to coordinate work done by multiple people and / or groups
  • Have strong managerial ability to lead a team to success
  • Must be able to demonstrate excellent analytical and quantitative capabilities to solve original, non-routine problems in a timely and insightful manner
  • Knowledge of vendor terminals and vendors data and analytical platforms
  • Superior computer skills in Excel, Word and related applications
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

S&P Global is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military veteran status, unemployment status, or any other status protected by 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.

US Candidates Only:
The EEO is the Law Poster describes discrimination protections under federal law.

202 - Middle Professional (EEO Job Group) (inactive), 20 - Professional (EEO-2 Job Categories-United States of America), RESECH202.2 - Middle Professional Tier II (EEO Job Group)

Job ID: 263519
Posted On: 2021-07-22
Location: New York, New York, United States

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