Job US Operations Index Analyst in New York, NY

US Operations Index Analyst

New York, NY $76,083/yr.
Job description
Does working for a company that embodies innovation, transparency and creativity excite you? Then, we have the place for you.

Bringing together Axioma, DAX and STOXX to form Qontigo represents a partnership beyond standard, creating an investment intelligence advantage with our clients, from risk to return. Qontigo combines the most sophisticated risk analytics and portfolio-construction tools in the market with globally recognized leadership in creating market-defining indices.

We Innovate. We Create. We Collaborate

Qontigo is a global index provider currently calculating a global, comprehensive index family of over 6,500 strictly rules-based and transparent indices. Qontigo is at the forefront of market developments, continuously expanding its portfolio of innovative indices, and now operates on a global level, across all asset classes.

The indices are licensed to the world's largest issuers of financial products, capital owners and asset managers as well as to more than 500 companies around the world and are used for financial products such as exchange-traded funds (ETFs), futures and options, but also for risk and performance measurement.

The Index Operations is currently organized in 3 units defined as Index Surveillance and Monitoring, Index Review, and Corporate Actions across 4 locations (Frankfurt, Zug, Prague and Hong-Kong) and is responsible for any day to day activities related to the maintenance of indices under STOXX mandates.

For our office in New York City, USA, we are looking for an Index Analyst to expand the Index Surveillance & Monitoring activity and establish a global coverage in addition to Hong Kong and Prague. The successful candidate will act as a pioneer in the development of the Index Operations activity in the Americas region and will report to Director, Surveillance & Monitoring, EMEA located in Zug, Switzerland.

The Surveillance & Monitoring is responsible for the configuration, calculation and dissemination of all indices under Qontigo Index Management. Furthermore, the team is involved in the launch of new indices, exchange feed monitoring, new rules definition based on clients feed back and coordination of the automation processes with the IT department.

This is an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to join a high-performance team and support this team by applying knowledge and skills to a large number of routine and non-routine activities in the team and also becoming involved in new, interesting and challenging projects. There are numerous good reasons to work for us: responsibility at an early stage, attractive social benefits, an international working environment and a broad variety of career opportunities. Applications from disabled persons are welcome.

  • Ensure the correctness of daily index calculation for equity, fixed income and strategy indices
  • Monitor configuration of indices to ensure that corporate actions adjustments for equities and periodic reviews of the STOXX and DAX indices are processed correctly
  • Supervise input data feeds according to exchange specification, identify changes and coordinate adjustments
  • Manage the research and implementation of corporate actions for equities (e.g. increases and decreases of capital stocks, M&A activities, dividend payments)
  • Perform regular research on different listed asset classes (equities, fixed income) and overall markets; or on several index specific topics such as ownership research, audit free float calculations, exchange calendars and static reference data
  • Provide subject matter expertise on index set-up and maintenance, markets impacts and anticipate market expectations
  • Enhance or suggest new tools, specify requirements for technical development and test new applications/tools from end to end
  • Document processes and workflows in the Index Operation department
  • Hold a Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Economics, Business Administration, Mathematics or IT related subjects
  • Have strong analytical and conceptual skills and know-how in financial markets
  • Experience and track record in financial industry, index maintenance, or data analysis
  • Knowledge of MS Office applications; VBA, Python skills would be a plus
  • Have a solid command of written and verbal in English; knowledge of German, French, Italian or any European language would be a strong advantage
  • Be a team-player, customer orientated attitude and ability to act as a proactive, independent team player with hands-on mentality
  • Be able to work under pressure and to handle multiple tasks time-efficient and autonomously in parallels and work on tight deadlines
  • Strong organizational skills, capability to prioritize and follow established guidelines
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision is a must
  • Competitive salary
  • Full benefits package
  • Performance based annual bonus

Qontigo is an equal opportunity employer that offers challenging work in a supportive environment.

Direct hires only - no agencies or recruiters

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Job US Operations Index Analyst in New York, NY


New York, NY