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At S&P Dow Jones Indices, our role can be described in one word: essential. We’re the largest global resource for index-based concepts, data and research, and home to iconic financial market indicators, such as the S&P 500® and the Dow Jones Industrial Average®. More assets are invested in products based upon our indices than any other index provider in the world; with over 1,000,000 indices, S&P Dow Jones Indices defines the way people measure and trade the markets. We provide essential intelligence that helps investors identify and capitalize on global opportunities.

S&P Dow Jones Indices is a division of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI), which provides essential intelligence for individuals, companies and governments to make decisions with confidence. For more information, visit

The Role: Director Innovation and Strategy


The Impact: This is an high-impact role in Innovation and Strategy Group of S&P Dow Jones Indices (“S&P DJI”) focusing on fintech opportunities and index product innovation. Individual will support strategic initiatives and analyses from the Innovation and Strategy Team.


The Opportunity: This Role will give applicant high profile exposure to innovative fintech startups as well as present opportunities to apply analytic, project, and influence anagement disciplines to new index product development. This role also affords to chance to learn the Index business, one of the fastest growing segments of financial services.


The Team/The Business: The index business is a fast growing, high margin intellectual property licensing and data business catering to asset managers, banks, exchanges, and investors globally. A small, dynamic team affords multiple roles and exposure to a wide variety of projects and business cases.


Responsibilities: (include but are not limited to)

  • Establish an ongoing and systematic process to monitor and assess strategic opportunities/risks outside S&P DJI’s traditional business environment and organization.  Identify and monitor key fintech trends impacting the index market ecosystem.

  • Assist in analysis, development, and launch of fintech-related and other innovative, non-traditional indices

  • Produce in-depth analysis on specific fintech firms as warranted

  • Work with selected fintech companies to implement capabilities into S&P DJI’s business

  • Work on potential transactions (joint ventures, equity investments, partnerships, and M&A) with selected fintech and index-related companies


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong writing, conceptualization, and analytic skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work with numerous external and internal constituencies

  • Ability to work independently


Qualifications :

  • MBA or equivalent

  • 5 years of financial services experience – asset management, portfolio analysis, consulting

  • Financial data, benchmarking, or index experience a plus

  • 2 years+ of fintech experience (start-up, incubators/accelerators, VC, PE, corporate, consulting)

S&P Global includes Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services, S&P Global Market and Commodities Intelligence, and S&P Dow Jones Indices.  Together, we’re the foremost providers of essential intelligence for the capital and commodities markets.

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