• Competitive
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Citi-US
  • 2018-10-20

Index Quant Analyst

Index Quant Analyst

  • Primary Location: United States,New York,New York
  • Education: Bachelor's Degree
  • Job Function: Research
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Travel Time: Yes, 10 % of the Time
  • Job ID: 18052334


About Citi:

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Job Purpose:
  • Data management on the calculation systems and implement process improvements in data management
  • Risk control aspect of data management processes
  • Daily calculation and reconciliation of benchmark index models, cross asset
  • Documentation and Administration of Data and Calculation processes and applications
Job Background:
  • Continued growth in the business has meant that we are looking to increase the size of the Benchmark Administration Team globally
  • Operational convenience to have presence in US time zone primarily from the point of view of timeline and connectivity to team members in other regions
  • The team develops and manages all Citi benchmark indices globally and cross asset class
  • Some travel to London or New York may be necessary whilst training, then periodically thereafter
Key Responsibilities:
  • Be involved in process improvements in Data management space
  • Data management includes corporate action handling, processes to manage exchange calendar data, prices, securities from various data vendors etc.
  • Develop knowledge of index model calculation processes
  • Calculate and reconcile index levels daily


  • Excel experience is essential
    • Basic knowledge of Databases, SQL and scripting languages (Python) is an advantage
    • Proven work experience in manipulating Data preferably in a finance related field
    • Knowledge of Market Data services (Bloomberg, Reuters) is beneficial
    • Experience of Benchmark Index Calculation cross asset would be advantageous
  • Quantitative thinking
  • Extensive use of Excel
  • A thorough and detailed approach to work
  • Excellent spoken and written English
  • Good communication
  • A numerate background (BSc/BA) is essential 
  • Accuracy with a strong attention to detail
  • Methodical approach and strong organisational capabilities
  • Efficiency and speed in carrying out tasks
  • Good interpersonal skills and proven team player
  • Possess a positive attitude, drive and initiative