Reference Data Senior Associate
Manila, Philippines
13d ago

Position Overview :

The Reference Data Analyst is part of the Reference Data team, which is a vital corporate resource at the functional core of MSCI’s service offerings.

The team function supports a significant percentage of the firm's revenue by providing the daily production of timely, complete, relevant, and accurate reference data on over 10 million financial instruments as well as corporate actions data covering both exchange-

traded and over-the-counter (where applicable) products globally.

Scope of Responsibility :

  • Research and acquire in depth knowledge of the market data content models of upstream suppliers to MSCI for all asset classes covered by the global security master(Corporate and Government bonds, equities, derivatives, syndicated loans, and securitized products).
  • It will be the responsibility of the analyst to learn, in the vendor's native data schema, their content model and relate this to business content objectives, and develop business logic required to integrate upstream data feeds to a normalized set of terms and conditions data models.

    The analyst will work closely with development teams in the implementation and maintenance of these business rules.

  • Where there are source content discrepancies and / or inconsistencies, override, where necessary, data in the golden copy and coordinate the resolution of issues with market data suppliers.
  • Investigate reference data quality issues and design anomaly detection techniques applied to Terms and Conditions and Reference Data.
  • In collaboration with Product Management, Research and Development Groups, understand new reference data requirements that enable dowstream applications to properly model new or existing financial instruments.
  • Assist, both as a team member and in some cases as sole analyst, the development of derived data sets that are largely dependent on terms & conditions market data.
  • The analyst will work intensely with the Research group on vetting analytic models with an eye toward the proper application and usage of market data content.

  • Articulate project implementation details to business stakeholders via reports, documentation, and presentations.
  • Specific Knowledge and skills :

  • Proficiency in SQL and relational databases, preferably Oracle.
  • Masters degree in Data Science, Finance, Economics or equivalent field. Alternatively, 2+ years of experience working at a Capital Market firm.
  • Experience working with large datasets
  • Strong communication and leadership skills
  • Desired Experience :

  • Familiarity with large vendor market data architectures and products such as Reuters, Bloomberg, S&P, ICE, Markit.
  • Prior experience working with Fixed Income instruments at a capital markets firm is highly desired.
  • programming experience with any or all of Visual Basic, Perl, Python, and C / C++
  • Experience working with legal entity data and data models.
  • Desired Qualifications :

  • CFA, FRM certifications are a plus.
  • Due to the great number of applications we receive for each of our open vacancies, we are unable to respond on an individual basis.

    To all recruitment agencies : MSCI does not accept unsolicited CVs / Resumes. Please do not forward CVs / Resumes to any MSCI employee, location or website.

    MSCI is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited CVs / Resumes.

    MSCI Inc. is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversifying its workforce. It is the policy of the Firm to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, disability, marital and civil partnership / union status, pregnancy (including unlawful discrimination on the basis of a legally protected pregnancy / maternity leave), veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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