Posted: Thursday, September 7, 2017 9:03 AM
About IHS Markit
IHS Markit harnesses deep sources of information, analytics and expertise to forge solutions for the industries and markets that drive global economies. Our company partners with clients in business, finance and government to provide the unrivaled insights and perspectives that lead to well:informed, confident decisions. We call this The New Intelligence. IHS Markit serves more than 50,000 key customers in more than 140 countries, including 80 percent of the Fortune Global 500. We help decision makers apply higher:level thinking to daily tasks and strategic issues across a host of industries and disciplines including energy, finance, automotive, engineering, technology, maritime and trade, aerospace and defense, chemical, and economics and country risk.
Headquartered in London, IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO) is committed to sustainable, profitable growth.
Markit Indices is a leading independent provider of financial indices across all major asset classes. We manage and calculate Markit CDX and Markit iTraxx the world's leading credit derivatives indices and the Markit iBoxx bond indices. Our indices are used by banks, asset managers and other financial institutions to create and manage financial products, investment risk as well as in research.
The Index Research and Design team develops product ideas for new Markit proprietary indices. It also works closely with index clients to design and develop innovative new index solutions to meet investment objectives, including custom, benchmark, tradeable and strategy indices.:/h4:Position summary::/h4:
IHS Markit is looking for a junior analyst/graduate with quantitative/investment background. The focus of the role is to support the development of new Markit and bespoke indices for clients, focusing on leveraging assets available to IHS Markit and creating innovative products.
The role encompasses the full lifecycle of index product development, from market research, prototyping, client validation, product development, and coordination with other internal teams to ensure successful product launch. The individual will be part of a team that creates intellectual capital for IHS Markit and have ownership and responsibility of the index design process.
Duties and accountabilities:
Support the development of new benchmark and tradable bond indices in conjunction with key index stakeholders.
Undertake analysis of markets and data collection and conduct scenario analysis for the research and development of new index methodologies.
Extensive modelling of index methodologies in order to produce index constituent list and weights, and to back:test results.
Attend client meetings and conference calls with salespeople to present the current thoughts and ideas of Markit Indices and to understand and manage client requirements.
Writing of Index Specification Guides:
Index setup and calculation: develop calculation prototypes and test cases for new indices; perform test calculations and reconciliation of the results with clients.
Quality control: daily checks and testing of index calculation and output files around the release of new indices.
Education and experience:/h5:
Solid quantitative background from top schools with strong academic record.
Programming skills in scripting language (VBA or Python), database query (SQL) and statistics software packages (R or Matlab).
Knowledge of the fixed income, especially bond market
Excellent analytical and problem solving abilities and modelling.
Understanding of other asset classes including equities, FX and derivatives is an advantage
A high degree of awareness of the financial/resource implications of index design decisions is required.
A keen interest in the developments and trends within financial markets in areas such as fixed income, asset
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