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Index Analyst

Zoek Pin East London, Greater London, England

40000.0000 - 45000.0000

Permanent (Full time)

Posted 13 days ago

Background
FTSE RUSSELL is a fast growing, high profile independent company owned by the Financial Times (Pearson plc) and the London Stock Exchange. Its sole business is the creation and management of index benchmarks and associated data services.

FTSE RUSSELL's mission is to provide investment professionals globally with the best index solutions, with the objective of becoming the world's leading index provider. Growing at over 20% ., and working closely with the world's largest asset owners, consultants, fund managers, investment banks and exchanges; FTSE RUSSELL has a strong track record in the delivery of innovative and custom index solutions. It has already established partnership arrangements with many of the world's leading exchanges; and with a wide variety of asset class specialists. It offers index solutions across multiple asset classes and has introduced new concepts such as fundamentally weighed indices. In cooperation with Dow Jones (an index competitor), it has established a globally recognized industry classification standard for all equity instruments.

FTSE RUSSELL has operational hubs in London, New York and Hong Kong; and offices in Tokyo, Sydney, San Francisco, Paris, Frankfurt, Madrid and Milan. Through its joint venture, it has a presence in Beijing and Shanghai. FTSE RUSSELL employs 260 people worldwide.
The Business Need
Reporting to the EMEA Index Management Head in London, this role will be a member of the EMEA Index Management team whose principal tasks will be to assist monitor, maintain and effectively manage the data and research required to calculate FTSE RUSSELL Indices.

KEY FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Ensure data quality within FTSE RUSSELL Indices in accordance with index methodologies by conduction of daily reconciliation of all data elements.

  • Perform end of day index calculations for all EMEA and Global indices, ensure accuracy and distribute data in accordance with service level agreements.

  • Price reconciliations and validation of components in the indices.

  • Provide assistance with the management of the live index environment, including the real time index calculations, real time price feeds and real time index dissemination to the global markets.

  • Assist in the compilation and daily maintenance of the FTSE RUSSELL universe product by screening inbound data sources and actively researching data discrepancies.

  • Actively research and monitor corporate actions and events of companies in the EMEA regions.

Qualifications/Experience

It is expected with supervision, the candidate will be able to deliver each of the key objectives of the role identified above, working to strict deadlines and to the highest degree of accuracy. Following are the qualifications / experience required for potential candidates:

  • Undergraduate degree in Finance or Economics or equivalent financial qualification. Knowledge of equity markets a plus.

  • The ability to adhere to strict deadlines and manage large amounts of data effectively in a pressured environment.

  • Proficient with using Microsoft Excel - intermediate level

  • Some background in QA/QC processes helpful but not necessary.

Type of Person

  • Highly organized.
  • Motivated self-starter with a high attention to detail.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

General

  • Good Team player.
  • Fast learner with a strong interest in financial markets.
  • Flexibility to learn in an ever-changing environment.
  • Familiarity with Reuters and Bloomberg data applications desirable.
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