S&P Dow Jones Indices (S&P DJI) is the world’s largest provider of indices. S&P DJI indices are used as the basis of investment products and to benchmark portfolio performance. They are the foundation of some of the world’s leading exchange traded derivatives, ETFs, structured products, OTC instruments, and index funds in addition to being the benchmark for investment portfolios.
Kensho uses machine learning, artificial intelligence, natural language processing and data visualization techniques to solve some of the hardest analytical problems and to create breakthrough financial intelligence solutions for our parent company, S&P Global.
The Team: SPDJI
The SPDJI Kensho team is part of S&P DJI and is an industry leader in the application of artificial intelligence and alternative data to provide a systematic approach for investors to gain unique and differentiated insights and exposures.
Our flagship family of indices describing the industries and innovation of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the S&P Kensho New Economies, utilizes both advanced natural language processing and quantitative overlays to provide market participants with a novel framework by which to capture the structural changes in the global economy - it is a great example of how we leverage a broad range of capabilities to produce our products.
Our team is made up of a mix of quants, researchers, and machine learning engineers. You will be part of a vibrant, fast-moving team and environment while pursuing solutions that will shape the indices business in the years ahead.
This is a senior role and, as such, you will take the lead in, as well as contributing to, research, product development, and client discussions. You will be working with team members and groups across the organization to help develop the business and provide thought leadership to both the organization and clients. We are a small team and thus it is essential to effectively leverage all available resources.
Support the continued expansion of our existing index families, including the New Economies
Collaborate with other product and research teams to develop new original products as well as identifying opportunities to leverage the existing portfolio to expand the team’s product set
Develop, and contribute to, original research, working closely with other teams to develop ideas
Work closely with the marketing and distribution teams to produce content and evangelize our product set
Participate in conferences, client events, and webinars
Collaborate with our clients and prospective clients to develop new strategies and opportunities to leverage the firm’s capabilities
Help to identify areas in which the team’s capabilities can be applied more broadly across the organization
Guide and mentor team members and help educate the business on the art of the possible
A proven track record in quantitative portfolio management or index design
Deep, hands-on knowledge and understanding of multiple asset classes and state of the art asset allocation and portfolio optimization techniques
Excellent grounding in current leading financial research and a demonstrable ability to develop new areas of research
Intellectual rigor and high quality mathematical/analytical skills
An independent strategic thinker
Great communication skills
Proficiency in one or more coding languages (e.g., Python) and the ability to collaborate with more technical colleagues in Kensho (data scientists and machine learning engineers)
5+ years of quantitative experience in asset management or structured products
A proven track record as a team leader or supervisor
Academic background in mathematics, statistics, natural sciences, data science
How You Can Really Get Our Attention:
A Ph.D or other advanced degree from a highly regarded university in economics, finance or other related degree
Your research has been published or is otherwise publicly available.
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 www.spdji.com.
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