Managing Director, US Equity Product Management

S&P Global
New York, USA
Aug 08, 2019
Aug 31, 2019
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
JobDescription :
Managing Director, Head of US Equity Indices Product Management
Location: New York

S&P Dow Jones Indices (S&P DJI), the world's largest provider of indices is seeking a Head of US Equity Product Management. S&P DJI indices are used as the basis of investment products and to benchmark portfolio performance. S&P DJI indices are the foundation of some of the world's leading exchange traded derivatives, ETFs, structured products, OTC instruments, index funds in addition to being the benchmark for investment portfolios.

The SPDJI US Equity franchise includes the iconic S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) as well as Style, Select Sectors and Select Industries Indices. This person will report to the Global Head of Product Management and will be responsible for establishing product strategies, product positioning and messaging, and driving the commercial success of the franchise.

The person would also serve as a global ambassador and the lead spokesperson for the brand by frequently liaising with financial media (print and broadcast) on index related investment concepts, and presenting at conferences. The person would also participate in business development process by working closely with Sales and Channel Management teams, participating in client meetings and roadshows.

The Head of US Equity Product Management would also oversee a team of 2 additional US Equity focused product managers.

  • The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in product development and/or research (index related quantitative portfolio management experience strongly desired) and will have demonstrated communications, presentation and analytical skills, and is an independent strategic thinker. Prior experience in working with financial media strongly preferred.
  • The candidate will have the ability to work within a matrix organization structure in order to successfully navigate across regions and business units in a collaborative, team-oriented manner.
  • The candidate will need to work closely with our research, index operations and governance, client coverage, channel management, index strategy, marketing, and communications teams.
  • This is a role with a very high visibility within the organization and the investment community.
  • 10+ years of work experience
  • Advanced degree in Finance, MBA and CFA strongly preferred
  • Understanding of investment process, portfolio theory, and financial markets
  • Proven ability to work with clients and senior executives

Preferred qualifications:
  • Highly motivated, self-starter
  • Excellent relationship skills
  • Drive to achieve business goals

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