The candidate will be required to support the index operations team. The candidate will perform quality assessments of incoming data for specific securities and will perform various quality controls to ensure the accuracy of the calculated index levels before they are published. The candidate will be expected to gain an understanding of the index methodologies and ensure that the Index calculations are being performed in compliance with the official methodology and as per regulatory requirements. The candidate may need to support customers through responding to challenges and general queries. All aspects of the job will be time sensitive and the successful candidate will be able to work efficiently and effectively within these constraints.
Duties and accountabilities Index Calculation Processing Ensure accurate calculation of all client indices via the execution of daily production procedures and controls while operating within strict deadlines. Quality Assurance - Perform routine quality assurance procedures, which include checking prices and monitoring market activity to understand impact on intraday and end of day index levels for all indices. Product Enhancements - Consistently review procedures and processes to identify enhancements and efficiencies that could be created through additional tools and development enhancements in support of existing products. Client Support Includes addressing client queries, dissemination of client files, and timely resolution of issues. Liaise with internal teams to assist in resolution of incoming client queries. Interpret complex index methodologies to ensure that the calculation of index levels corresponds to the stated methodology. Quantitative analysis of index returns, weights and constituents.
What we're looking for
We seek candidates with diverse backgrounds and ideas with a desire to learn and thrive. The Summer Internship Program will provide you with a variety of experiences to help you identify your strengths, develop highly transferable skills and align you to a successful career path for a bright future at IHS Markit. To be eligible for a Summer Internship, you will: Pursuing a Bachelors or Masters degree (or equivalent) completing no later than September 2021; Accounting / Finance major preferred This program is aimed at students with 0-6 months relevant work experience Demonstrated passion or interest in one or more of our key industries Analytical, quantitative and problem-solving abilities Proficiency in MS Excel and other MS applications (Word and PowerPoint) required. Experience with Visual Basic/SQL/Python preferred Working knowledge of global financial markets Interest in financial services sector The ability to work to deadlines and prioritize a complex workload Strong quantitative, analytical, and quality control skills Strong attention to detail Education or practical experience in financial markets is a plus Highly motivated and willingness to learn and adapt to situations Excellent verbal and written communication skills Presentation skills and a willingness to present in groups A flexibly attitude and the ability to work collaboratively Ability to function well within a team environment alongside operational analysts, product experts, and developers is essential Be legally eligible to work for the duration of the program in the country for which you apply
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