Index Calculation Specialist — one vacancy in Singapore — Full-time position Index Calculation Specialist — one vacancy in  …

Scientific Beta
in Singapore
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 06 May 21
According to qualification and experience
Scientific Beta
in Singapore
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 06 May 21
According to qualification and experience
To support the development of our business activities and reinforce our operations team, we are looking for an index specialist, motivated to join a team delivering high standards of quality, efficiency and effectiveness.

About Scientific Beta

Scientific Beta aims to be the first provider of a smart beta indices platform to help investors understand and invest in advanced beta equity strategies. Established by EDHEC-Risk Institute, one of the top academic institutions in the field of fundamental and applied research for the investment industry, Scientific Beta shares the same concern for scientific rigour and veracity, which it applies to all the services that it offers investors and asset managers. On January 31, 2020, Singapore Exchange (SGX) acquired a majority stake in Scientific Beta. SGX will maintain the strong collaboration with EDHEC Business School, and principles of independent, empirical-based academic research, that have benefited Scientific Beta’s development to date.

At end 2019, assets tracking Scientific Beta smart beta indices reached USD 59bn. Scientific Beta has a dedicated team of 52 people who cover client support, development, production and promotion of its index offering.

Index Calculation Specialist — one vacancy in Singapore — Full-time position

Main tasks:

Run the daily index calculations (Tuesday to Saturday) ensuring data accuracy (monitoring and analysis of automated alerts, data discrepancy analysis and resolution, reporting) up to the delivery to our customers and third parties.
Validate information related to corporate actions (this includes, but is not restricted to: collection of event announcements, analysis of their qualitative and quantitative contents, cross-check of underlying data between all possible alternative sources, liaise with data vendors).
Prepare implementation of the corporate actions within the equity indices, accordingly to existing in-house processing and index calculation methodologies. Participate to methodology enhancements to keep corporate actions events replicable and in line with market practices. 
Take part to the client support for all index replication questions and participate to new clients on boarding process.
Participate to the periodic universe review and associated research on data inputs.

 

Experience and education:

Proven experience of at least 3 year in index maintenance, either within the international replication business of an asset management company or, ideally, with an index provider.
More generally, experience in equity portfolio or index valuation is required: this includes data cleaning and reconciliation across different data sources, price adjustments calculation and performance calculation.
Bachelor or Master Degree in finance, accounting, engineering or IT related fields.

 

Skills:

Expertise in corporate actions treatment and their impact in an index or portfolio.
Excellent SQL skills.
Proficiency in financial data electronic services (e.g. Bloomberg, T.R. …).
Familiarity with spreadsheet product and proficiency in data management and associated research.
You are able to work autonomously while respecting the established methodology.
You are a focused individual, motivated by the prospect of providing our customers with quality service every day.
Written and spoken English is essential.

 

Please apply through this site with a cover letter and a CV.

The salary will be determined according to the company’s pay scale, based on the candidate’s qualifications and prior experience.

Right to work in Singapore required.

 

For more information about Scientific Beta, please visit www.scientificbeta.com

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