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Applied Researcher

Job Description

Applied Research – Index Analytics

The Applied Research team provides thought leadership designed to drive sales across the organization. Working closely with the sales, customer service, marketing, and product development teams, we use analytics tools to provide regular weekly commentary, in-depth quarterly analysis and topical whitepapers and blogs that highlight thematic and standard indices.

As we expand the Index business through introduction of ESG, Thematic, Factor and other indices built as flagship products and on behalf of clients, the need to expand our research team has grown.

What you will be doing:

Deliver thought-leadership content and present applied-research analysis in publications (blogs and whitepapers), internal and external webinars, client meetings and media appearances.
Conduct research on Indices using risk analysis, risk and performance attribution and other analysis methods.
Assist internal teams, such as Research and Product Development, in translating complex products into digestible applications.
Assist the Sales organization in facilitating client retention and business development.
Collaborate with the Client Experience Group in responding to advanced client inquiries.

What you will bring:

At least eight years of experience with an index provider and a deep understanding of markets and index and ETF investing, with a focus on thematics
Experience working with ETF issuers, understanding their requirements.
Quantitative degree in Economics, Finance, Engineering, Physics, Math, or other relevant degree
Strong educational foundation in math/statistics, or in equity market theory and quantitative disciplines of portfolio construction/research preferred.
Understanding of various risk modelling techniques, including the use of factor models and time-series methodologies
Strong data manipulation (e.g., Excel; Python) and data visualization skills (e.g., Power BI)
Strong writing, analytical and statistical skills
Effective presentation skills and ability to distil research for broad consumption.
Demonstrated team focus and client orientation, enthusiasm for the subject matter.
Flexibility in approach and ability to work independently.



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