Index Management Research Senior Associate
Manila, Philippines
6d ago

Position Overview

The MSCI Index Management Research Team is part of the MSCI Research and Equity Index Solutions Group and is responsible for the management and enhancements of all MSCI Index methodologies.

This global team is currently located in New York, Geneva, Mumbai, Hong Kong and Manila.

Scope of Responsibility

Be a strong performer and be able to lead other members, if needed

Being a senior person, should be able to provide support and training to team members. Be able to oversee their work and perform QA where needed.

Member of decision-making Committee and responsible for solving and escalating issues or complex cases to Senior Management

Quality check of index rebalancing results and MSCI client queries related to Index Management Research and index methodologies

Interact closely with other regional Index Management Research teams. Interact closely with other teams concerning production, client queries or projects

Participate in & initiate projects related to Index Management Research. Propose enhancements to methodology, processes and applications used by the Index Management Research team

Provide feedback / guidance and evaluating analyst on performance

Specific Knowledge / Skills

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 VBA is a plus. Knowledge of Matlab / SQL preferred.

Familiar with investment research and data vendors (e.g., Bloomberg, Reuters, Factset, risk and portfolio management systems)

Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills

Ability to organize day-to-day work and projects

  • Effective prioritization and time management
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to effectively work with diverse cultures in a global team; sensitivity and appreciation for diverse cultural norms / styles

    Excellent people management skills, including planning and organizing abilities

    Highly motivated, dynamic, hardworking and eager to succeed

  • Attention to detail is critical
  • Independent worker as well as good team player with a strong sense of ownership

    Should have the ability to build team cohesiveness by reinforcing inclusiveness, knowledge sharing and shared values

  • Flexible in working hours
  • Desired experience

    Minimum of 8 years relevant work experience (e.g., equity research, investment management)

    Desired Qualifications

    Bachelor’s Degree in finance, econometrics or science / engineering field

    CFA, FRM, MBA or M Sc or equivalent (with a finance major)

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