S&P Global Inc. (prior to April 2016 McGraw Hill Financial, Inc., and prior to 2013 McGraw Hill Companies) is an American publicly traded corporation headquartered in New York City.
Its primary areas of business are financial information and analytics.
It is the parent company of S&P Global Ratings, S&P Global Market Intelligence, and S&P Global Platts, and is the majority owner of the S&P Dow Jones Indices joint venture.
As an Index Manager, you will work collaboratively with a wide range of indices across global markets and must be able to analyze and implement complex index methodology and solve non-routine problems on an on-going basis.
The Index Manager is responsible for all aspects of an assigned group of indices and as part of that responsibility, makes recommendations for index membership and presents changes to the index committee.
You will manage and participate in global projects.
What you’ll do
Index Manager will be required to:
Ensure corporate actions of company constituents in each assigned index are correctly applied in SPDJI proprietary system according to index methodology and validate special treatment for index specific items.
Perform analytical research on companies to determine the composition of assigned indices, interpreting complex index methodology and adjusting data in our calculation system, and adjusting the data to conform to the rules of the index.
Perform index rebalances by interpreting index methodology, running models and research for adds/drops, implementing changes and communicating these appropriately to clients, all with a focus on quality and accuracy.
Serve on the index committees and make presentations of original, non-routine analysis to committee in support of the indices for which the index manager is responsible.
Take responsibility for the management of high-profile indices, acting as a subject matter expert and displaying in-depth knowledge of our product lines.
Manage and maintain key relationships with other groups within the department and across other departments, particularly Product Management, Client Coverage, Index Services and IT Support.
Work in close coordination with the technology group and production support group to further enhance our system capabilities.
Must be able to manage multiple projects and deadlines.
The projects involve; requirements gathering, analytical thinking, compilation of data, and documentation.
Must have the ability to train new and current employees on best-practices for index management.
Preparing and delivering announcements as they relate to index changes to clients and end users in advance of the implementation of the changes.
What we're looking for
Understanding of global financial markets.
Must be able to work independently on multiple projects with minimal direction or supervision.
Must be able to demonstrate excellent analytical and quantitative capabilities to solve original, non-routine problems in a timely and insightful manner.
Superior computer skills in Excel, Word and related applications.
Strong numerical skills.
Advanced degree in business, math, economics, or finance strongly preferred.
Ability to assume responsibility, work with others and manage projects.
Requires excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to coordinate work done by multiple people and / or groups.
2-5 years of relevant experience in index management or similar role.
Experience with corporate action research, stock-screening, index rebalancing.
Strong understanding of how indices are used, the impact of different methodologies, corporate event events on both indices and financial portfolios.
Ability to learn S&P’s proprietary index calculation engines.
Knowledge of vendor terminals and vendors data and analytical platforms.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office is essential.
Knowledge of Python and/or VBA would be considered an advantage.
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