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S&P Global Associate Director, Strategy Indices , S&P Dow Jones Indices – Virtual in Virtual, Massachusetts

Associate Director, Strategy Indices (Thematics), S&P Dow Jones Indices

S&P Dow Jones Indices

The Role: Associate Director, Strategy Indices (Thematics), S&P Dow Jones Indices

The Location: NY – Virtual

The Grade: 12 (For Internal Purposes)

The Team:

The Strategy Index team at S&P Dow Jones Indices (S&P DJI) provides S&P DJI’s clients with indexing solutions in growing areas of the investment landscape - Factor and Thematic Investing. The team is responsible for the development and commercial success of this product line.

The Impact:

We are looking for an Associate Director to support our Thematic initiatives. This is an exciting opportunity to join the team as a product manager, providing S&P DJI’s clients with innovative indexing solutions and thought leadership content. This multifaceted role involves serving as a product expert (speaking with client, media, or at events), generating investment ideas, developing new index concepts, and publishing research and other supporting collateral. The Associate Director will collaborate with other senior product management team members to help drive the commercial success of the thematic product lines.

What’s in it for you:

As the investment industry is undergoing a tremendous structural shift brought about by technological changes and by the shift from active to passive investing, this position sits squarely at the epicenter of this evolution.

You will join a high performing team where you will have the opportunity to learn from and collaborate with local and international colleagues. The Strategy Index team is a growing team that is receiving a high level of internal investment.

The role will allow the Associate Director to have impactful exposure to multiple groups within S&P DJI (Marketing and Communications, Channel management, Research & Design, Index Development, Client Coverage, and others), to clients such as structured product desks, asset managers and asset owners, exchanges, and other financial technology and data players.

The Role and Responsibilities:

The Associate Director will play an integral role reviewing and executing the commercial strategy for existing core thematic indices families as well as developing and executing the commercial strategy for new indices using alternative datasets . The role includes the following key responsibilities:

  • Help define and execute the product development strategy in the North American region, with particular focus on thematics and indices leveraging alternative datasets

  • Support the suite of Thematic Indices and associated products via analysis and content creation for thought leadership materials (blogs, white papers, video, and other media)

  • Participate and present at client meetings as a subject matter expert for core thematic indices and new indices developed using alternative datasets

  • Work closely with Research and Design team on index design

  • Conduct product landscaping for existing and new thematic indices

  • Plan, coordinate, and implement required tasks to ensure a smooth and timely launch of new indices

  • Collaborate with product management team members globally and support global initiatives

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Undergraduate degree required. Masters degree in a relevant field and/or progress towards a CFA Charterholder status a plus.

  • At least five to seven years of relevant work experience

  • Interest and experience in thematic investing

  • Knowledge of and exposure to alternative datasets

  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills are essential

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Candidate would eventually have to deliver high quality presentations both internally to management and externally to clients. In addition, they would be responsible for creating other content.

  • The position requires interacting with sophisticated clients. The ability to learn and ask questions is paramount.

  • Programming skills (Python, VBA, others) are desirable

  • Interest in ESG, knowledge of ESG indices and data a plus

  • Knowledge of financial packages such as FactSet, Capital IQ, Bloomberg etc. is desirable

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team. Candidate can effectively influence others and gain their consensus when needed.

  • Demonstrated ability to handle steep learning curves; Candidate should be very comfortable dealing with ambiguity and uncertainty.

About Company Statement:

  • S&P Global delivers essential intelligence that powers decision making. We provide the world’s leading organizations with the right data, connected technologies and expertise they need to move ahead. As part of our team, you’ll help solve complex challenges that equip businesses, governments and individuals with the knowledge to adapt to a changing economic landscape.

  • S&P Dow Jones Indices provides iconic and innovative index solutions, bringing transparency to global capital markets.


Equal Opportunity Employer

S&P Global is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military veteran status, unemployment status, or any other status protected by law. Only electronic job submissions will be considered for employment.

If you need an accommodation during the application process due to a disability, please send an email to:  EEO.Compliance@spglobal.com  and your request will be forwarded to the appropriate person. 

US Candidates Only: The EEO is the Law Poster http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf  describes discrimination protections under federal law.


20 - Professional (EEO-2 Job Categories-United States of America), PDMGDV202.2 - Middle Professional Tier II (EEO Job Group), SWP Priority – Ratings - (Strategic Workforce Planning)

Job ID: 277155

Posted On: 2022-09-22

Location: Virtual, New York, United States

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