Quantitative Associate, Index Investment Strategy

S&P Global
London, United Kingdom
03 Aug 2022
02 Sep 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
S&P Dow Jones Indices

The Role Quantitative Associate, Index Investment Strategy
The Location London
The Grade G10 (for internal purposes)

The Team
The Index Investment Strategy Team's mission is to enhance the reputation, relationships, and revenues of S&P Dow Jones Indices. We provide research and commentary across the full range of indices, with particular focus on the active-passive debate, factor indices, and index dynamics. Our thought leadership promotes index-based investing, trading, and benchmarking to a variety of financial market participants, providing actionable insights at a variety of sophistication levels and frequency.

The Impact
Your contributions will help grow interest in a market-leading range of indices, including world-famous benchmarks like the S&P 500® and the VIX®, as well as a truly global range covering all major asset classes and indicators. You have the potential to work on a wide range of investment topics, calibrated for a wide range of sophistication levels, from the basic case for passive investing to the effective use of factor and thematic indices in a portfolio context.

You will work with a global team to create and promote research, commentary and analysis that improves understanding, awareness, and appreciation of the role of indices within investing, trading, and benchmarking. There will be an initial focus on analysis of factor-based and ESG (Environmental, Social & Governance) contexts.

What's in it for you
In this newly created position, you'll:
• Conduct original research
• Create and maintain of analytic and reporting tools
• Support regular market commentary and analysis

• Executing on relevant research topics
• Helping produce and maintain a databases and analytical tools
• Answering one-off requests from clients and management
• Support producing content for public dissemination and distribution
You will work will support a team of colleagues based in London and New York.

What we're looking for
  • Experience applying quantitative tools and methods in a financial context
  • Collaborative, creative, and curious approach
  • First class communication skills - written, verbal and presenting
  • Experience of owned channel marketing (web, email, and events) and in building and managing multi-channel campaigns
  • Excellent commercial acumen and self-awareness
  • A postgraduate qualification or prior experience in financial services is advantageous
  • A European language is advantageous

Equal Opportunity Employer
S&P Global is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military veteran status, unemployment status, or any other status protected by law. Only electronic job submissions will be considered for employment.

If you need an accommodation during the application process due to a disability, please send an email to: EEO.Compliance@spglobal.com and your request will be forwarded to the appropriate person.

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20 - Professional (EEO-2 Job Categories-United States of America), RESECH202.1 - Middle Professional Tier I (EEO Job Group), SWP Priority - Ratings - (Strategic Workforce Planning)

Job ID: 275935
Posted On: 2022-08-01
Location: London, United Kingdom

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