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JobDescription :

The Role: Index Manager – Fixed Income

The Location: Beijing, China

The Impact: The Index Manager is responsible for the all daily aspects of a family of indices.  The candidate will assist teams and coordinate with other global stakeholders for daily research of and application of events to indices in accordance with the appropriate client-provided index methodology. 

Responsibilities:

  • Perform and coordinate daily calculations across the fixed income team, rebalances, and maintenance of new and existing indices in a proprietary index calculation platform.  Generating and disseminate index values and attributes.  Ensure accurate day-end calculation of each assigned index and timely distribution and dissemination to clients
  • Maintain or improve customer focus with assigned fixed income index clients on a daily basis by answering questions about changes in the index and client data requests and proactively communicating any major issues
  • Understand complex index methodology to ensure that calculation and attributes correspond to the stated methodology.  Oversee new index methodology and application to achieve its stated objectives
  • Establish, execute and coordinate operational procedures and enhancements for the fixed income group, leading to operational efficiencies while maintaining best practices for quality assurance, independence and objectivity
  • Partner with technology and production support to further enhance our system capabilities and accommodate business growth.  Perform User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
  • Manage and maintain relationships with key members of other groups within S&P Index Services, across other S&P departments, particularly IT
  • Take ownership and manage multiple projects and deadlines.  The projects may involve; requirements gathering, analysis, compiling data, creating and updating documentation
  • Clearly communicate to a variety of both internal and external stakeholders
  • Participate in the new product process, testing new indices, contributing to methodology documents and ensuring a smooth roll-out into production
  • Learn S&P’s proprietary index calculation engines

What we’re looking for:

  • Fluent in English
  • Bachelor’s Degree. Advanced degree in business finance, accounting, economics, math, statistics, or engineering strongly preferred
  • Minimum of 2 years professional experience in fixed income related role
  • Superior computer skills in Excel, Word and related applications. Experience with S&P Capital IQ, Thomson Reuters Eikon, FactSet, BondEdge, Yield Book, FINCAD or other fixed income financial applications a strong plus
  • Experience partnering with IT for new projects and synergies: knowledge of VBA, SQL or other programing/database applications as they relate to the IT framework a plus
  • A demonstrable understanding of global financial markets, experience dealing with customers in a demanding environment
  • Excellent analytical capabilities working with large data sets, to aid in solving non-routine problems in a timely fashion with keen attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently, maximizing efforts to ensure efficiency, accuracy & on-time delivery while taking on new initiatives
  • Strong desire to work in fixed income for the leading index provider
  • MBA/CFA or progress toward CFA and or CIPM a plus
  • Must be able to work with complex financial models and index methodologies
  • Must ensure that members of the Index Committees have all necessary information and analysis to understand and take on the maintenance of the indices being developed
  • Reliance on multiple departments, partners and vendors for data and analytic platforms
  • Must be able to handle large volumes of data with due care and attention to ensure complete accuracy
Job ID :
235474
Posted On :
2-14-2018
Location :
Beijing, CN
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