The Team: The ESG Index Management Team within the Global Index Management & Production Group. calculates, publishes and maintains a wide range of high-profile, S&P and Dow Jones-branded indices across a range of ESG themes, including Climate Transition, Carbon Efficiency and Clean Energy.
The Impact: The Senior Index Analyst (Internal title: ' Senior Index Manager ') is responsible for a wide range of indices across global equity markets, with a focus on ESG themes.
The Senior Index Manager will ensure that the indices are managed at all times in accordance with their public methodologies, perform scheduled index rebalances, carry out analysis and make presentations to Index Committees on a regular basis.
What's in it for you : This is an exciting opportunity to join the leading, global index provider. As a Senior Index Manager, you will work on a wide range of indices measuring fast-moving and evolving financial markets.
You will work collaboratively with multiple, global teams across the Index Management & Production Group and beyond to ensure the accuracy and integrity of S&P Dow Jones Indices products. You will regularly review and assess existing index methodologies to ensure the indices continue to meet their objectives, as well as review and assess new index concepts and work with our research and development teams to bring these through a rigorous process, ready for launch.
Calculate S&P and Dow Jones branded indices, ensuring timely and accurate delivery of real-time and end-of-day index data to clients and end users.
Ensure corporate actions of company constituents in each assigned index are correctly applied in SPDJI proprietary system according to index methodology and validate special treatment for index specific items.
Perform analytical research on companies to determine the composition of assigned indices, interpreting complex index methodology and adjusting data in our calculation system
Perform index rebalances by interpreting index methodology, running models and research for adds/drops, implementing changes and communicating these appropriately to clients, all with a focus on quality and accuracy.
Make presentations of original, non-routine analysis to the index committee in support of the indices for which the Senior Index Manager is responsible. Decisions reached by Index Committees determine index compositions and drive asset allocations.
Take responsibility for the management of high-profile indices, displaying ownership and in-depth knowledge of our product lines.
Provide timely and accurate responses to enquiries from clients via internal functions such as Client Coverage and Index Services
Work in close coordination with the technology group and production support group to further enhance our system capabilities
Bachelor's Degree. CFA or Advanced degree in business, math, economics, or finance strongly preferred
Minimum of 4 years of professional experience working directly with financial indices, in equity research or analysis, asset management, or related roles.
A demonstrable understanding of global financial markets and company fundamentals
Prior and demonstrable knowledge or experience with ESG topics, in particular how these relate to indexing and/or asset management and are incorporated into investment strategies. These include, but are not limited to:
ESG Scores and Ratings
Business involvement classifications
Emissions, carbon and other environmental metrics
Evolving industry standards and regulations
Strong understanding of how indices are used, the impact of different methodologies, corporate event events on both indices and financial portfolios
Experience with corporate action research, stock-screening, index rebalancing would be advantageous
Ability to assume responsibility, communicate clearly, work with others and manage projects in a global context
Proficiency in Microsoft Office required. Knowledge of VBA, Python would be an advantage
Excellent analytical and numerical capabilities to aid in solving non-routine problems in a timely fashion
About S&P Dow Jones Indices
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(r) and the Dow Jones Industrial Average(r). 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 www.spdji.com .
Compensation/Benefits Information (US Applicants Only):
S&P Global states that the anticipated base salary range for this position is $67,600 to $154,400. Base salary ranges may vary by geographic location.
In addition to base compensation, this role is eligible for an annual incentive plan.
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.