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Associate Director - Global Research & Design

Mumbai, MH
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To aid the efforts of the Global Research & Design team in India and other Asian markets. This role handles all aspects of research and design for indices of all asset classes and involves generating investment ideas, back-testing strategies, finalizing methodologies and publishing research papers and other research contents. The Associate Director also supports the sales, marketing and business development process by speaking and meeting with clients, index users and business partners; and maintains key relationships with clients in support of the index development.Conceptualize and design new indexes to incorporate analytical, commercial and regulatory considerationsAuthor research content on new indices, ideation and thought leadership to enhance brand and franchiseJob SpecificationsBachelor degree or equivalent in Financial or Econometrics, CFA charter holder preferable.At least 6+ years of financial and investment experiences In-depth knowledge of the Indian equity, fixed income and derivatives marketsOutstanding portfolio construction skills and substantial data analysis experiencesExtensive hands-on experiences with portfolio back-testing and simulationsStrong understanding of investment process and portfolio theoryStrong verbal communication and presentation skillsPrior experiencewith financial data applications such as Factset, Thomson Reuters, Compustat, etc.Ability to use VBA, Matlab or other programming skills in portfolio construction or simulationExperience in publishing on investment ideasDemonstrable record of index construction or extensive index usage experiencesExperience in speaking in media or industry events Introduce new index ideas to strategic partners such as stock exchanges, structured product desks, ETF issuers, consultants, fund managers and asset ownersRepresent SPDJI to present passive investment strategies and new index concepts at media engagements, conferences and other client eventsCollaborate with the rest of the Global R&D team, as well as other functional groups, primarily the Client Coverage team, Product Management, Channel Management, Business Development and Index Managers. Must be able to manage multiple projects and deadlines. The projects involve data gathering, analytical thinking, compilation of business requirements, index development, and documentation.Must be able to clearly communicate to a variety of both internal and external clients and ensure transparency on workflowThe measure of success is the robustness of the new index pipeline and strengthening of analytical relationships with business partners in the Asia Pacific with a focus on asset managers, exchanges and asset owners
Degree: MBA/ PGDM

Additional Degree: BA (Arts) | B.Com. (Commerce) | B.Pharm. (Pharmacy) | B.Plan. (Planning) | B.Sc. (Science) | BBA/ BBM/ BBS | BCA (Computer Application) | Diploma-Other Diploma | B.Ed. (Education) | BHM (Hotel Management)

Experience: 6-11


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