S&P Global Director, U.S. Equity Indices, Product Management in London, United Kingdom
S&P Dow Jones Indices (S&P DJI)
The role: Director, U.S. Equity Indices, Product Management
The location: London
The grade: G13 (internal use only)
S&P Dow Jones Indices (S&P DJI) is the world’s leading resource for benchmarks and investable indices. Our solutions are widely considered indispensable in tracking market performance, evaluating portfolios, and developing investment strategies. At the end of 2020, S&P DJI estimates that USD 13.5 trillion was indexed or benchmarked to the S&P 500 alone.
The US Equity Indices Product Management team is seeking a Director to support and promote our core index franchise. This role will oversee some of the most iconic indices in the world including the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) as well as core, style (value & growth), sector & industry, and equal weight indices.
This role will report to the Head of US Equity Indices, based in the U.S. This is an exciting opportunity to build a small team in London. The intention is for the new Director to hire a second team member in London within a year of hire date.
What’s in it for you:
The opportunity to be a global spokesperson for the world’s most prominent and important indices
Learn how indices are key components of the investment management industry, acting the basis of the largest and most successful ETFs and mutual funds
High visibility to senior leaders within our organization and at our key clients
A challenging but rewarding role that requires collaboration with a wide range of internal teams
A high degree of variety where no two days are the same
Act as a global brand ambassador and spokesperson
Create product strategies, develop product positioning, and help to drive the commercial success of our franchise, especially outside of the U.S.
Quickly become a subject matter expert on index methodologies
Proactively promote our indices via webinars, conferences, media appearances, and client meetings
Publish thought leadership including presentations, papers, blogs, index analysis, and commentary
Oversee the new index launch process
Partner with client coverage and channel management to strengthen our relationships with all client types
Collaborate with a wide range of internal teams including research & design, marketing, the client experience team, governance, the index management and production group, and communications.
What we’re looking for:
Undergraduate degree or equivalent in finance or a related field
A good understanding of the investment process, investment management industry, portfolio theory, and financial markets
Proven track record in product development and/or research
Strong analytical and quantitative skills as well as attention to detail
First class communication skills – written, verbal and presenting
Fluency in English
Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team
Preferred Skills and Experience:
Masters degree or equivalent in a relevant field
Progress towards a CFA charter
Knowledge of indexing, passive investing and understanding of S&P DJI core equity indices
Programming skills (Python, VBA, others)
Knowledge of analytical platforms such as FactSet, Capital IQ, Bloomberg, MSCI / Barra, or Axioma
S&P Dow Jones Indices
S&P Dow Jones Indices, a leading brand of the S&P Global, maintains a wide variety of investable and benchmark indices to meet an array of investor needs. Over $1.25 trillion is directly indexed to Standard & Poor's family of indices, which includes the S&P 500, the world's most followed stock market index, the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, the leading measure of U.S. home prices, the S&P Global BMI, an index with approximately 11,000 constituents, the S&P GSCI, the industry's most closely watched commodities index, and the S&P National AMT-Free Municipal Bond Index, the premier investable index for U.S. municipal bonds.
S&P Global has a Securities Disclosure and Trading Policy (“the Policy”) that seeks to mitigate conflicts of interest by monitoring and placing restrictions on personal securities holding and trading. The Policy is designed to promote compliance with global regulations. In some Divisions, pursuant to the Policy’s requirements, candidates at S&P Global may be asked to disclose securities holdings. Some roles may include a trading prohibition and remediation of positions when there is an effective or potential conflict of interest. Employment at S&P Global is contingent upon compliance with the Policy.
10 - Officials or Managers (EEO-2 Job Categories-United States of America), PDMGDV103.2 - Middle Management Tier II (EEO Job Group), SWP Priority – Ratings - (Strategic Workforce Planning)
Job ID: 268308
Posted On: 2021-11-25
Location: London, United Kingdom
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