Senior Director, Strategy Indices - Thematics/Kensho

S&P Global
New York, USA
24 Oct 2021
20 Nov 2021
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Role: Senior Director, Strategy Indices - Thematics / Kensho Grade: 14 Location: New York, NY
S&P Dow Jones Indices (S&P DJI) is the world's largest provider of indices. S&P DJI indices are used as the basis of investment products and to benchmark portfolio performance. They are the foundation of some of the world's leading exchange traded derivatives, ETFs, structured products, OTC instruments, and index funds in addition to being the benchmark for investment portfolios. Strategy indices are a growing area in the indexing and investments landscape - it encompasses all of S&P Dow Jones' indices that are not market capitalization weighted. Kensho uses machine learning, artificial intelligence, natural language processing and data visualization techniques to solve some of the hardest analytical problems and to create breakthrough financial intelligence solutions for our parent company, S&P Global.

Responsibilities: This is a senior role and, as such, you will take the lead in, as well as contribute to, product development, research, and client discussions. You will be working with team members and groups across the organization to help develop the business and provide thought leadership to both the organization and client. You will:
  • Support the continued expansion of our existing Thematics index families, including the New Economies
  • Collaborate with other product and research teams to develop new original products as well as identify opportunities to leverage the existing portfolio to expand the team's product set
  • Develop, and contribute to, original research, working closely with other teams to develop ideas
  • Work closely with the marketing and distribution teams to produce content and evangelize our product set
  • Participate in conferences, client events, and webinars
  • Collaborate with our clients and prospective clients to develop new strategies and opportunities to leverage the firm's capabilities
  • Help identify areas in which the team's capabilities can be applied more broadly across the organization
  • Guide and mentor team members and help educate the business on the art of the possible
Compensation/Benefits Information: S&P Global states that the anticipated base salary range for this position is $148,200 to $338,600. 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 .
  • A proven track record in research, portfolio management, or index design
  • Deep, hands-on knowledge and understanding of investment techniques, multiple asset classes, and state of the art asset allocation and portfolio optimization techniques
  • Excellent grounding in financial research and a demonstrable ability to develop new areas of research
  • Intellectual rigor and high-quality analytical skills
  • An independent strategic thinker
  • Great communication skills, both written and oral
  • Proficiency in one or more coding languages (Python, R) and the ability to collaborate with data scientists and machine learning engineers
  • Academic background in statistics, natural sciences, mathematics, data science
  • CFA charterholder is a plus
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 committed to making all employment decisions without regard to race/ethnicity, sex, 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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Job ID: 266625
Posted On: 2021-10-08
Location: New York, New York, United States

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