Indices Product Specialist Indices Product Specialist …

IHS Markit
in London, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 19 Jan 20
IHS Markit
in London, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 19 Jan 20
Indices Product Specialist
Department overview

The IHS Markit Index business provides industry leading indices to the sell side, buy side and ETF providers. Current indices span various asset classes including bonds, loans, credit, equity and structured products. IHS Markit is one of the largest providers of fixed income indices for ETFs internationally, with the largest and most widely traded corporate credit ETFs globally referencing our indices. Currently there is over $130 billion in ETF AUM referencing IHS Markit's iBoxx bond indices. In addition, over $5 trillion in OTC derivative notional is currently linked to IHS Markit's tradable indices such as CDX and iTraxx, with approximately $25 trillion of derivative notional traded in 2018.

Position summary

The individual will form part of the Index Product Management team in London, reporting to the relevant product manager. The successful candidate will contribute to the execution of product strategies and product development, and will work closely with the business head and clients to maintain and develop the CDS Index business.
Responsibilities will include coordinating with clients and stakeholders to maintain, test and develop new CDS index series and custom indices. The individual will also be expected to demonstrate leadership and assist in product commercials and help coordinate with different stakeholders on product development priorities, scoping of enhancements and strategic requirements for operations and development projects.

Duties & accountabilities
  • Develop an excellent knowledge and understanding of IHS Markit's CDS and bond index methodologies and underlying data required to maintain and calculate the indices
  • Understand how customers use the indices to exploit new index and product opportunities
  • Coordinate and manage the delivery of new index products and enhancements of existing index products for clients
  • Propose and champion product and business improvements
  • Work closely with banks, asset managers and other market participants as part of the team that manages our CDS indices and bond benchmarks
  • Review and define index rules, testing index ideas with clients and recommending index rule and convention changes
  • Work in the team that manages the administration of the CDS indices, especially around the index roll, to continue to adapt the indices to market developments
  • Ensure the CDS index business complies with all relevant regulatory commitments and requirements, including assisting in the running of the Index Advisory Committees

Business competencies
  • Undergraduate degree from recognized university in Finance or Quantitative studies, such as math, engineering, finance or a science
  • 5+ years of relevant industry experience, preferably in Fixed Income / Credit
  • Capability to develop in depth understanding of IHS Markit's index products and services
  • Demonstrate interest in industry and regulatory developments
  • Strong leadership skills
  • The individual is expected to be a strong team player, with proven track-record of working with people

Personal competencies
  • Client relationship management skills
  • Strong influencing skills
  • Ability to work under pressure, multi-task and consistently meet tight deadlines
  • Good presentation skills
  • Able to take ownership and coordinate joint responsibilities
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong quantitative abilities


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