Strategy indices are a growing area in the indexing and investments landscape - it encompasses all of S&P Dow Jones' indices that are not market capitalization weighted. This includes factor-based, multi-asset, risk-management and volatility, derivatives, liquid alternatives, and thematic indices. The role of a product manager at S&P DJI is that of a general manager taking on various roles as needed - externally as a product expert when speaking with clients, events, and media and internally as the owner of the product development and maintenance process, and the financial health of the product line.
The Role: The Analyst will play an integral role within Strategy Product Management - the global team responsible for the commercial success of Strategy indices. The role would include the following key responsibilities:
Help define and execute the product development strategy both in the US and in the EMEA region
Support Strategy Indices and products via analysis and content creation used in thought leadership materials (blogs, white papers, video, and other media)
Plan, coordinate and implement required tasks needed to ensure the smooth and timely launch of new indices. Deep involvement in index design working closely with the Research & Design team
Collaborate with product management team members globally
What's in it for you:
As the investment industry is undergoing a tremendous structural shift brought about by technological changes and by the shift from active to passive investing, this position sits squarely at the epicenter of this evolution
The role will provide exposure to multiple products and asset classes within investment management
The role will allow the Analyst to have impactful exposure to multiple groups within S&P DJI (Marketing and Communications, Channel management, Research & Design, Index Development, Client Coverage, and others), to clients such as structured product desks, asset managers and asset owners, exchanges, and other financial technology and data players
Knowledge and Experience:
Undergraduate degree, a progress towards a CFA Charterholder status a plus
2-5 years of total work experience
Strong analytical and quantitative skills are a must. The position requires interacting with sophisticated clients and the ability to learn and ask questions is paramount.
Programming skills (Python, VBA, others) are desirable
Knowledge of financial packages such as FactSet, Capital IQ, Bloomberg, Barra, Axioma, etc. is desirable
Excellent communication skills - verbal and written. Candidate would eventually have to deliver high quality presentations both internally to management and externally to clients. In addition, they would be responsible for helping create other content.
Demonstrated ability to work independently, as well as part of a team; can effectively influence others and gain their consensus when needed.
Demonstrated ability to handle steep learning curves; very comfortable dealing with ambiguity and uncertainty.
COMPLEXITY: The position requires an ability to deal with a high level of technical complexity but in addition, an ability to explain that complexity to a wide audience. It is not expected that the individual be competent in any of the existing strategies but should have the background and the ability to tackle steep learning curves and drive discussions with extremely sophisticated clients.
S&P Dow Jones Indices , a leading brand of the S&P Global, maintains a wide variety of investable and benchmark indices to meet an array of investor needs. Over $1.25 trillion is directly indexed to Standard & Poor's family of indices, which includes the S&P 500, the world's most followed stock market index, the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, the leading measure of U.S. home prices, the S&P Global BMI, an index with approximately 11,000 constituents, the S&P GSCI, the industry's most closely watched commodities index, and the S&P National AMT-Free Municipal Bond Index, the premier investable index for U.S. municipal bonds.
S&P Global is a leader in content and analytics for the global capital, commodities, and commercial markets. The company harnesses the power and scope of data from its businesses to create integrated solutions that meet emerging customer needs, acting as a catalyst for growth worldwide.
Our businesses are: S&P Global Ratings, S&P Dow Jones Indices, S&P Market Intelligence, and Platts
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20 - Professional (EEO-2 Job Categories-United States of America), PDMGDV202.1 - Middle Professional Tier I (EEO Job Group), SWP Priority - Ratings - (Strategic Workforce Planning)
Job ID: 258189 Posted On: 2020-12-10 Location: New York, New York, United States