Custom Index Manager
Description: The Index Manager is responsible for all aspects of a group of indices. As part of that responsibility, the Index Manager follows a methodology to select and weight index constituents and to maintain indices on a daily basis accounting for corporate actions. The Index Manager also supports sales, marketing and client services by speaking and meeting with clients and index users. The Index Manager maintains key relationships with clients in support of the indices. The Index Manager is also required to act as a backup to other index managers in the department, making knowledge of their product line essential.
Requires strong math knowledge and understanding of index mathematics and an ability to work with complex excel models on a daily basis.
Responsibilities: 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.
Requirements: Strong Math background.
Superior Excel/VBA, SQL and Matlab sills required to manage and manipulate large data sets.
Strong understanding of equity index math and concepts, equity markets, commodities pricing, bond and derivatives calculations (options, futures, swaps, forwards, etc.)
Must be able to work independently on multiple projects with minimal direction or supervision
Bachelor’s Degree. Advanced degree in business, math, economics, or finance strongly preferred
CFA level 1 or 2 qualification preferred
Must be able to demonstrate excellent analytical and quantitative capabilities to solve original, non-routine problems in a timely and insightful manner
Detail oriented with ability to consistently perform daily production tasks
Familiarity with S&P’s proprietary index calculation engines strongly preferred
Understanding of global financial markets
Ability to assume responsibility, work with others and manage projects
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
Minimum of 2+ year of professional experience in index management or market management role
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