Job Description: and responsibilities
As part of the growing global index operations team, you will help us expand our coverage and reach within the Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) themed index space. You will be working closely with the index operations team to manage the day-to-day production of our internal and external ESG data sets and support the launch of new products. Your work and responsibilities will focus on:
Management of the day-to-day communication with ESG vendors
Data collection and integration of daily ESG updates from the various vendors
Evaluation of the impact of changes in ESG factors on the relevant indices including implementation of updates and changes to factors due to corporate actions and vendor reports
Onboarding of new ESG data sets and factors from internal and external sources
Working with the index team to expand and update the rule books and operational guidelines for handling incoming ESG data sets
Working with the development team to improve the data onboarding and management processes
Defining requirements, testing and implementing incremental improvements to the ESG technology toolkit to enable operational efficiencies and best practices in the day-to-day management of ESG data and the relevant indices
Compiling operational metrics to measure efficiency and accuracy of processes
Ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements including reporting on ESG characteristics of index products
Working within the global index team to ensure seamless integration of ESG data into current and new index products
Desired Skills and Experience
University graduate or equivalent, preferably in the finance, data management, computer science, or economics disciplines
Problem solver with strong analytical skills and affinity for financial markets, ideally with previous experience in the fixed income markets
Demonstrated interest in corporate governance, ESG principles and financial markets (previous experience with ESG data sets or regulation is a plus)
Strong organisational and time-management skills with the ability to manage and meet tight deadlines around the provision of current and accurate ESG data sets
Excellent skills in Microsoft Excel and other standard office software are required.
Knowledge of Python, VBA and SQL and non-relational databases is advantageous.
Strong communication skills and ability to work in a global, multi-cultural environment and communicate with a global customer base
A forward-looking view of broad market developments with the ability to understand the potential impact on the index space and awareness of ESG regulation and trends.
Commercial awareness of the business, its index products and clients, and the commercial opportunities surrounding ESG products
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