Index Management Research – Associate - #129847


Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Manila, Metro Manila
Contract type: Full time
Job Description - Index Management Research – Associate (240000C2) Job Number: 240000C2 Requisition Title : Index Management Research – Associate Description :
Your team responsibilities
The MSCI Index Management Research Team is part of the MSCI Index Research Group and is responsible for the management and enhancements of all MSCI Indexes. Managing and enhancing the Core Indexes, including the MSCI Global Investable Market Indexes (“GIMI”), globally. This includes: Index Policy Research: Conduct research on index related topics such as investability of equity markets, industry classification and regulatory structure. Recommend methodology enhancements for GIMI to the equity decision committee in close consultation with leading investment management firms. Index Implementation and Monitoring: In coordination with other global teams, maintain and rebalance the indexes in accordance with the GIMI methodology. Undertake index construction and maintenance for countries in the Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific regions, including the quarterly rebalancing of indexes, review of the structure of equity markets, the analysis and recommendation of securities for index additions and/or deletions. Market Accessibility and Classification Review: Monitor relevant country developments globally (e.g., equity market accessibility, regulations, political and economic developments) and recommend market accessibility rating adjustments as well as market classification (i.e., Developed Market, Emerging Market, Frontier Market) changes. Product Development: Collaborate with the New Product Development as well as Product team in the research and development of new index products

What we will offer you:

  • At MSCI we are passionate about what we do, and we are inspired by our purpose – to power better investment decisions. You’ll be part of an industry-leading network of creative, curious, and entrepreneurial pioneers. This is a space where you can challenge yourself, set new standards and perform beyond expectations for yourself, our clients, and our industry.
  • Wherever you are located you will find transparent compensation schemes and employee benefits that can help ensure your financial security and health. While they vary by different locations, we offer a broad range of benefits that are part of the value you receive as an MSCI employee.
  • Our flexible ways of working will allow you to maximize your potential, and we will empower you with the trust, accountability, and advanced technology to perform at your very best.
  • You’ll find a purposeful approach to wellbeing to provide you with all the resources you need to be your best at work and in your personal life. Our ‘Here For You’ Employee Assistance Program is available for our employees globally, providing confidential emotional support, financial and legal advice free of charge.

Your key responsibilities

  • Be a strong performer and able to work independently
  • Work closely with Index Management Research and other teams concerning production, client queries or projects
  • Conduct index rebalancing and answer client queries related to Index Management Research and index methodologies
  • Monitoring relevant country developments globally (e.g., equity market accessibility, regulations, political and economic developments) and managing necessary index methodology changes in close coordination with other teams
  • Researching and recommending methodology enhancements
  • Maintaining and rebalancing the indexes in accordance with the GIMI methodology
  • Collaborating in the research and development of new index products with the New Product Development team

Your skills and experience that will help you excel

  • Minimum of 3 years relevant work experience (e.g., equity research, investment management)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in finance, econometrics or science/engineering field
  • CFA, FRM, MBA or M Sc or equivalent (with a finance major)
  • Good Understanding of equity analysis and equity investment process, familiarity with Institutional Investment Practices and Buy Side Portfolio Management concepts
  • Fluency in English – read, write and interpret.
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint knowledge. Good knowledge of Python, VBA is a plus
  • Familiar with investment research and data vendors (e.g., Bloomberg, Reuters, Factset, risk and portfolio management systems)
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills

How we’ll support you

  • Our culture of high performance and innovation relies on our people sharing their knowledge and lifting each other up. You’ll be surrounded by a collaborative, global network of talented colleagues who will support and inspire you to do the best work of your career.
  • We believe new and challenging experiences drive personal growth and innovation. With the right challenges, encouragement, and development support you can shape your own career experience. Career paths are multi-directional, and we encourage and support internal mobility to help you identify new opportunities to progress and take control of your future.
  • As a new joiner you’ll be enrolled on our Global Orientation interactive learning experience to set you up for success.
  • Our tailored learning opportunities will enable you to acquire the skills you need at your own pace, choosing between the courses and certifications best suited to you. Our Learning@MSCI platform coupled with access to LinkedIn Learning Pro will provide you with all the resources you need for to accelerate your professional growth.
  • At MSCI we act in ways that encourage respect for all voices, ensuring that everyone can be themselves and feel like they are a part of the company. We are intentional about ensuring that everyone is treated fairly and supported with equal opportunities to succeed.
  • We have eight MSCI Employee Resource Groups: All Abilities, Asian Support Network, Black Leadership Network, Climate Action Network, Hola! MSCI, Pride & Allies, Women in Tech, and Women’s Leadership Forum.

About MSCI

MSCI is a leading provider of critical decision support tools and services for the global investment community. With over 50 years of expertise in research, data, and technology, we power better investment decisions by enabling clients to understand and analyze key drivers of risk and return and confidently build more effective portfolios. We create industry-leading research-enhanced solutions that clients use to gain insight into and improve transparency across the investment process.

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Job : Research Primary Location : Philippines-National Capital Region-Manila Job Profile : Associate Time Type : Full Time Department : Research Job Posting : Mar 31, 2024, 7:49:00 PM

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