SPDR Fixed Income ETF Strategist - Vice President

State Street Global Advisors.
London, United Kingdom
Sep 17, 2019
Oct 18, 2019
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
You are passionate about financial markets. You like communicating about economics and markets. You are forward thinking, curious about bond markets. SPDR ETF has an opportunity for you!

Team Overview
State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) is a global leader in institutional asset management, entrusted with more than $2.8 trillion in assets. For more than three decades, investors worldwide have benefited from our focused, precise investment process and powerful global platform offering access to every major asset class, capitalization range and style across the indexing and active spectrums. SSGA is the investment management arm of State Street Corporation, a world leading provider of financial services to institutions.
The vision of the SPDR ETF Strategy & Research Team in Europe is to be an indispensable link between Distribution and Investment worlds. Sharing information about market developments and how they impact our range of funds and help investors know about these is our goal.
To perform our mission we use market and economic information to explain how specific strategies may deliver in different environment and what sets our SPDR ETFs apart. We work with a variety of technologies and a very diverse dataset.
Our business in EMEA has over $35B in assets across close to 100 ETFs and is one of the fastest growing areas within the firm. We also work closely with our global teams.

Role Description
As a SPDR Strategist you will work to provide outstanding investment content for Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) investors in EMEA and Asia. This includes working with sales and investment teams across Europe as well as other strategists to develop tools and presentations that integrate thought leadership from across different investment disciplines.
You will contribute to the growth of the European SPDR ETF business through providing analytical analysis, thought leadership and via the creation and maintenance of materials, such as sales presentations, short pieces, competitive analysis and answers to ad-hoc requests.
In your role you will also author research papers on general market and ETF-related topics. You will also be an ambassador of the team presenting in front of investors in different settings from panels to broad audience addresses.
This is an excellent opportunity for a committed individual looking to develop skills in ETF Strategy and Research, with the creator of many of the world's first ETFs.

  • Work on standard fixed income presentations as well as ad-hoc ones for conferences
  • Act as a resource for the EMEA sales force through research ideas and commentary on Fixed Income markets
  • Collaborate with the Head of Strategy & Research, Marketing, Product Development and Capital Markets to deliver high quality solutions for clients
  • Develop tools to monitor market and competition to be used by sales teams
  • Present on yield and spreads developments at internal weekly meetings
  • Be a speaker for the firm at external events

  • Under-graduate degree or above individual with existing experience in or interest in developing a career in the fast-growing ETF industry
  • 10-15 years of financial industry - ETF, sell-side, index or asset management industry experience is ideal
  • Understanding of both fixed income and equity markets ideal
  • CFA qualified or progress towards the qualification is desirable
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong PowerPoint and Excel skills. Exposure to financial systems such as FactSet, Morningstar Direct, and Bloomberg helpful
  • Proficiency in the practical applications of statistics, finance and economics to investment management is required,
  • Able to analyze and evaluate data and present findings
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative and prioritize workload
  • Application of creative thinking to problems and process improvements
  • Attention to detail and high degree of accuracy
  • Ability to take complex ideas and present them in an intuitive fashion
  • Willing to assume responsibility and take ownership of tasks assigned
  • Strong communication and interaction skills
  • Excellent time keeping and adherence to deadlines
  • Confident, hardworking and can-do attitude
  • Solution oriented attitude
  • Ability to work well within a team
  • Hardworking, motivated and open
  • Aligned with State Street's culture of corporate citizenship and engagement in the local communities we serve

We employ a diverse group of people within our 26 worldwide locations and 10 investment centers. As an organization, we are committed to corporate social responsibility. Active engagement with our communities around the world, both as a partner and a leader, is a fundamental value at State Street. You'll have tools to help balance your professional and personal life, paid volunteer days, and access to employee networks that help you stay connected to what matters to you. State Street is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer

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