Junior Index Research and Development

Qontigo

London, GB
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Research Sci/Assoc/Mgr
  • Post Date: 01/18/2021
  • Website: www.qontigo.com
  • Company Address: Mergenthalerallee 61, Eschborn, Hesse 65760, DE

About Qontigo

Qontigo is a financial intelligence innovator and a leader in the modernization of investment management, from risk to return. The combination of the group’s world-class indices and best-of-breed analytics, with its technological expertise and customer-driven innovation, enables its clients to achieve competitive advantage in a rapidly changing marketplace. Qontigo’s global client base includes the world’s largest financial products issuers, capital owners and asset managers. Created in 2019 through the combination of Axioma, DAX and STOXX, Qontigo is part of Deutsche Börse Group, headquartered in Eschborn with key locations in New York, Zug and London.

Job Description

Overview

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

 

As Junior Index Product Developer - Stoxx Ltd. – you will report to the Head of Index Development. You will be an integrated member of the index development team and will have the responsibility for all aspects of index development.

Responsibilities

  • Research and Creation of new index concepts
  • Obtain client feedback on index ideas and design options
  • Back testing and analyzing index design options, communicating results to rest of the team
  • Writing detailed index rebalancing, reselection, and calculation methodologies, in line with stated objectives and in compliance with regulations
  • Data research required for the maintenance of the index
  • Drafting the methodology and benchmark statements
  • Providing content to marketing and sales for the production of materials
  • Supporting the implementation of the Index Customization Framework for efficient customization
  • Preparing product presentations, participate in teach-ins for Sales, provide customer and sales support during launch phase, train customer support teams

The Successful Candidate

  • We are looking for enthusiastic team members with a minimum of 2 years experience in designing equity indices or investment strategies. While experience with ESG and/or factor data is a plus, we will also consider individuals that have worked with other fundamental data before and can show that they are fast learners.
  • Ability to work effectively across organizational/functional boundaries, must be valued by his colleagues across the horizontal and be a champion of getting things done: we are one team. Willing to help out, or ask for help, whenever needed.
  • We need strong team players, who can work with others in an agile, demanding, and fast paced environment, who know how to execute quickly and efficiently. The person will know how to drive execution at pace and high quality while maintaining a high level of academic and compliance rigor; must have track record to validate her work and have attention to detail. Proven ability to produce timely high-quality work to tight deadlines.
  • Impeccable service ethic characterized by high energy, a positive attitude and the desire to go the “extra mile” for both external clients and teammates.
  • Interest for ESG investing, including climate related investing and other impact investing, and empathy for revenue and growth.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to build/retain client relationships and identify/provide comprehensive solutions for individual customer needs.
  • Ability to establish themselves as subject matter expert by our clients and investors.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree with a background in Mathematics, Statistics, Finance, Economics, or Computer Science; graduate degree in a quantitative field is preferred.
  • Proficiency in at least one programming language such as Matlab, VBA, or Python, and be comfortable in working with different data sources, databases and large data sets.
  • Must be able to speak and write in English, and express themselves clearly.
  • Financial market experience and possibly with ESG exposure would be a plus
  • Some experience with ESG/SRI/Climate/Impact methodologies, data requirements and input sources would be a plus
  • Interaction skills with clients (externally) and senior management (internally)
  • Ability to handle steep learning curves.

 

Compensation

  • 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 recruiter or agency

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