Indices Product Support Analyst

IHS Markit
London, United Kingdom
05 May 2022
18 May 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Company & Team - "About Us"

Our products cover global fixed income & equity markets and include globally recognized branded proprietary indices such as those for bonds (iBoxx), credit derivatives (CDX & iTraxx), structured finance (ABX, CMBX) and economic (PMI) indices.

Customers throughout the financial services industry (including banks, asset managers, hedge funds, and insurance companies) leverage our indices products and services for performance benchmarking, as underlying for ETFs and/or tradable products, independent valuations, research support and analysis, and risk management.

IHS Markit Indices sits within the Financial Services division, one of 12 industries of the global parent.

Duties and Responsibilities - "Your Role"

The individual will be part of our iBoxx fixed income product management team in London. The successful candidate will contribute to the execution of index product strategies and product development in Europe and globally.

A large part of the responsibilities includes compiling and drafting research on index product requirements based on guidance provided by senior team members, working with clients and internal stakeholders (e.g. index research & design, operations, and development teams) to support the creation of new indices and assist with queries relating to existing index products.

The individual will have a good attention to detail and is also expected to demonstrate strong analytical, quantitative, and quality control skills. Excellent verbal and presentation skills are equally important for the role. The ability to work to deadlines and prioritize a complex workload will be required. A flexible attitude and the ability to work collaboratively are expected. The candidate will have a good level of commercial awareness and the motivation to understand the commercial impact of the projects.

After successful development, set-up, and client sign-off, the securities selection and daily production of the indices are handed over in due course to the Index Operations team. Some involvement in the administration of the index, especially around the rebalancing, is expected from time to time to assist in resolving issues arising from complex market developments.

This is an excellent opportunity for a self-starter individual who can help shape and drive our iBoxx bond index product development.
  • You will be part of our iBoxx bond indices product management team in London. This is an excellent opportunity for a self-starter individual who can contribute to current and new index product development in Europe and globally
  • Compiling and drafting index research on existing and new index products
  • Working with clients and internal stakeholders (e.g. index research & design, operations, and technology teams) on index specific queries
  • Assist with enquiries from business development, sales, and marketing
  • Join client calls and help with the follow-ups such as providing sample data to clients and provide details on the index methodology
  • Work with senior team members to create presentations and collateral for new index products
  • Assist with index rules specifications and analysing data inputs for new index designs
  • Work closely with senior team members to research topics for the iBoxx Annual Index Review, compile relevant information and work on the presentation that will be presented to index stakeholders
  • Assist with the review of index topics raised by the index administration and production team and work with the product team on potential resolutions
  • Develop a profound business knowledge and understanding of our iBoxx index methodologies and underlying data required to calculate the indices. Understand how customers use the indices and what opportunities may be

Job Requirements - "About You"
  • Undergraduate or master's degree from recognised university in Quantitative studies, such as math, engineering, finance, or a science
  • You are detail oriented enough to build high quality, superior products, but commercial enough not to be lost in the detail or unable to go on with the next task
  • Technically skilled in fixed income or structured products with further specific knowledge of Environmental Social Governance (ESG) and/or ETF markets is also beneficial
  • Good communicator, comfortable to interact with clients and colleagues alike
  • Strong team player, including those who may be in different locations
  • Energetic and genuinely interested in growing the IHS Markit Indices business
  • A keen interest in the developments and trends within financial markets in areas such as fixed income, asset management and ETFs
  • High degree of commercial awareness and motivated by commercial impact
  • Detail oriented enough to build high quality, superior products alongside the team, but commercial enough not to be lost in the detail or unable to go on with the next task
  • Self-starter, ability to take initiative
  • Industrious and highly motivated
  • Flexible and able to adapt to new challenges

Job Benefits - "What we offer"
  • Cash incentive plan
  • Options to work from home
  • Flexible working hours to allow you to attend your family
  • Opportunity to work with world experts in the field
  • Strong client base and broad product line
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