Index Management Research - Shanghai

Employer
MSCI
Location
Shanghai, China
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Oct 16, 2020
Closes
Nov 14, 2020
Ref
8699280
Job Function
Other
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
Your Team responsibilities -
  • Managing and enhancing the MSCI Global Investable Market Indexes ("GIMI") for the Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific regions, incl.:
  • Monitoring relevant country developments globally (e.g., equity market accessibility, regulations, political and economic developments) and managing necessary index methodology changes in close coordination with other teams
  • Researching and recommending methodology enhancements for GIMI in close consultation with leading investment management firms
  • Maintaining and rebalancing the indexes in accordance with the GIMI methodology
  • Managing and enhancing other MSCI Equity Indexes, such as the MSCI Factor Indexes, the MSCI Thematic Indexes and MSCI ESG Indexes
  • Managing and enhancing the MSCI Fixed Income Indexes as well as the MSCI Real Estate Indexes
  • Collaborating in the research and development of new index products with the New Product Development team
What we will offer you: Depending on your location of your role, you can expect ...
  • Competitive fixed and variable compensation, holiday/vacation allowance & retirement savings plans/pensions
  • Employee Resource Groups to support you in and out of the office
  • A wide range of benefits including - healthcare, dental plans, risk insurances and (location dependent) - cycle to work schemes, gym benefits, retail discounts,
  • A purposeful approach to Wellbeing including training, support networks, membership to wellness platforms and vendors, and active local office communities
  • A specific and deliberate planning to the physical offices in which we work, and support for everyone spending periods of time working remotely or at home. This approach mirrors our commitment to transparency and sustainability and puts the safety and wellness of our employees at the center of all we do. We aim to provide productive and sustainable work environments and technology that encourages collaboration, creativity and innovation.
Your key responsibilities -
  • Be a strong performer and be able to lead other members, if needed
  • Being a senior person, should be able to provide support and training to team members. Be able to oversee their work and perform QA where needed.
  • Member of decision-making Committee and responsible for solving and escalating issues or complex cases to Senior Management
  • Quality check of index rebalancing results and MSCI client queries related to Index Management Research and index methodologies
  • Interact closely with other regional Index Management Research teams. Interact closely with other teams concerning production, client queries or projects
  • Participate in and initiate projects related to Index Management Research. Propose enhancements to the methodology, processes and applications used by the Index Management Research team
  • Provide feedback/guidance and evaluating analyst on performance


Your skills and experience that will help you excel -
  • Minimum of 5 years relevant work experience (e.g., equity research, investment management)
  • Bachelor's Degree in finance, econometrics or science/engineering field
  • CFA, FRM, MBA or M Sc or equivalent (with a finance major)
  • Good Understanding of equity analysis and equity investment process, familiarity with Institutional Investment Practices and Buy Side Portfolio Management concepts
  • Fluency in English - read, write and interpret.
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint knowledge. Good knowledge of VBA is a plus. Knowledge of Matlab/SQL/Python preferred.
  • Familiar with investment research and data vendors (e.g., Bloomberg, Reuters, Factset, risk and portfolio management systems)
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills


How we'll support you
  • Coaching and support from experts in your team
  • A performance and growth-oriented culture and values
  • Opportunities for continuous learning to aid progression
  • Goal based objectives and development plans
  • Transparent performance-based compensation schemes
  • Employee resource groups such as the Women's Leadership Forum, MSCIPRIDE, and Eco-Groups.
About MSCI and our teams:

MSCI is a market leader in Global Indexes, Smart Beta, ESG and Risk Management, and is at the forefront of the secular trends dominating the financial services landscape today. We are committed to the future sustainability and transparency of the financial markets. We create innovative products and services that allow our clients to make more informed investment decisions, and we provide investors with critical performance measurement and risk management data and analytics. Click here to see what we do (link to MSCI brochure)

Our values define the working environment we strive to create. We are inclusive, we champion bold ideas, we always pursue excellence, and always act with integrity. Personal accountability and responsibility are key to success, and we always work as a team to remain client centric.

MSCI is committed to developing a culture and workforce that reflects the clients and communities in which we operate. Increasing our diversity expands our talent pool which helps to accelerate innovation in all we do. We especially encourage members of historically underrepresented groups to apply, including women, ethnic minorities and those in the LGBTQ community.

To all recruitment agencies : MSCI does not accept unsolicited CVs/Resumes. Please do not forward CVs/Resumes to any MSCI employee, location or website. MSCI is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited CVs/Resumes.

MSCI Inc. is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversifying its workforce. It is the policy of the Firm to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, disability, marital and civil partnership/union status, pregnancy (including unlawful discrimination on the basis of a legally protected pregnancy/maternity leave), veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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