Index Manager

  • Competitive
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • S&P Global
  • 18 Oct 18

Index Manager

JobDescription :
The Role: Index Manager, Strategy Index Group

The Location: New York, NY

The Team: The Strategy Index Group is responsible for complex index strategies, which include Dividend, Infrastructure, Real Estate, Volatility, Thematic, and ESG indices.

The Impact: The Index Manager is responsible for managing a wide range of S&P and Dow Jones branded global indices. The Index Manager is required to make presentations to Index Committees for all matters relevant to assigned indices and is also required to act as a backup to other managers in the department, making in-depth knowledge of their indices essential.

What's in it for you: As the Index Manager, you will be responsible for a group of indices. The index manager must be able to analyze and implement complex index methodologies and solve non-routine problems on an ongoing basis. As part of that responsibility, you will help make recommendations for changes in index membership according to the index methodology and presents the changes to the index committee.

Responsibilities: The Index Manager will be a subject matter expert, an example to and escalation point for more junior team members, and a back-up for the team leader.
In addition, the Index Manager will be required to:

  • Calculate S&P and Dow Jones branded indices, ensuring timely and accurate delivery of real-time and end-of-day index data to clients and end users
  • Ensure corporate actions of constituents in each assigned index are correctly applied in the S&P DJI proprietary system according to index methodology and validate special treatment for index-specific items
  • Perform analytical research on companies to determine the composition of assigned indices, interpreting complex index methodologies and adjusting data in our calculation system, and adjusting the data to conform to the rules of the index
  • Perform index rebalances by interpreting index methodologies, run models and research for adds and drops, and implement and communicate these changes appropriately to clients, all with a focus on quality and accuracy
  • Serve on index committees and make presentations of original, non-routine analysis to these committees in support of the indices for which the senior index manager is responsible
  • Take responsibility for the management of high profile indices, acting as an industry expert and displaying in-depth knowledge of our product lines
  • Manage and maintain key relationships with other groups within the department and across other departments, particularly Product Management, Client Coverage, Index Services and IT Support
  • Work in close coordination with the technology group and production support group to further enhance our system capabilities and troubleshoot production issues
  • Manage multiple projects and deadlines, revolving around requirements gathering, analytical thinking, compilation of data, and documentation
  • Train new and current employees on best practices for index management
  • Update index methodologies on an as-needed basis in coordination with clients and other S&P DJI staff and the index committee to ensure indices remain relevant and investible
  • Work with clients, R&D, and index development teams to oversee the launch of new indices

What we're looking for:

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree or related experience
  • Understanding of global financial markets
  • Must be able to work independently on multiple projects with minimal direction or supervision
  • Must be able to demonstrate excellent analytical and quantitative capabilities to solve problems in a timely and insightful manner
  • Superior computer skills in Excel, Word and related applications
  • Strong numerical skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to coordinate work done by multiple people and/or groups.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • CFA or advanced degree in business, math, economics, or finance preferred
  • Professional experience in index management or a similar role
  • Experience with corporate action research, stock screening, and index rebalancing
  • Understanding of how indices are used and the impact corporate events and rebalance changes have on both indices and financial portfolios
  • Ability to learn S&P DJI's proprietary index calculation engines
  • Knowledge of vendor terminals and vendors data and analytical platforms
  • Knowledge of programming languages such as VBA, SQL, or Matlab is considered an asset, but not required

At S&P Dow Jones Indices, our role can be described in one word: essential. We're the largest global resource for index-based concepts, data and research, and home to iconic financial market indicators, such as the S&P 500® and the Dow Jones Industrial Average®. More assets are invested in products based upon our indices than any other index provider in the world; with over 1,000,000 indices, S&P Dow Jones Indices defines the way people measure and trade the markets. We provide essential intelligence that helps investors identify and capitalize on global opportunities.

S&P Dow Jones Indices is a division of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI), which provides essential intelligence for individuals, companies and governments to make decisions with confidence. For more information, visit .

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