The Manager, Quantitative Fixed Income and Multi-Asset (FIMA) Product Research reports directly to the Senior Fixed Income and Multi-Asset Product Manager, APAC, within the Information Services division at LSEG.
The successful candidate will be involved in the research and development of new smart-beta and thematic indexes to expand FTSE’s existing family of Fixed Income and Multi-Asset indexes to cater for the needs of our global sales and client groups.
Additionally this Taipei-based role will participate in developing and maintaining various smart-beta or thematic indexes.
In a BAU capacity the Quantitative Fixed Income and Multi-Asset Product Researcher will be required to support asset-owner client engagement programmes, deepen the existing relationship with ETF clients, implementing back-tests and undertaking quantitative fixed income and multi-asset index research and analysis, and ultimately contributing to the FIMA research agenda / reports.
Support the Global FIMA Product and Research team as needed to analyse new smart beta index ideas, run simulations and implement index rules systematically
Contribute to the research and supporting analysis for new white papers and studies in the Fixed Income and Multi-Asset smart beta and factors space
Support client product engagement programmes, working with global product and research teams to enhance the take-up and ongoing use of our benchmarking
Collaborate with sales, marketing, governance & risk, product management colleagues, global research and client services, implement successful outcomes for FTSE FIMA indices
Work closely with regional and global team to support the further development of global fixed income and multi-asset product strategies to drive ETF client adoption and AUM-based revenues both regionally and globally, ensuring the FTSE FIMA thematic product is differentiated, innovative and best-in-class.
Integrity : as a very visible leader it is imperative that the candidate demonstrates the highest standards of integrity and professionalism, leading by example
Partnership : the candidate will be required to work in strong collaboration with colleagues across the business (Legal, Finance, Research as well as Global Sales).
They should also take a strong collaborative approach with clients and business partners
Excellence : this is a highly delivery-focused role. To be successful in this role requires high levels of energy, strong commitment and focus.
These are key traits that need to be fostered throughout the sales organisation, setting examples across our wider business
Innovation : the candidate must demonstrate the ability to anticipate and react to evolving market conditions in order to maximise opportunities and manage risks
Candidate Profile / Key Skills
Sophisticated knowledge of fixed income indices and analytics
Understanding of the investment process and some experience in dealing with asset owners, investment consultants, and asset managers would be desirable
Good understanding of the financial markets across both buy and sell side areas
Prior experience with investment house, bank, index provider would be a plus
Prior total relevant experience of 3-5 years
Prior experience of managing a team of researchers and product specialists
The candidate should have a quantitative and financial background with a Master in Financial Engineering / Finance / Computational Finance / Economics / Maths / Statistics / Computer Science and / or an undergraduate degree of similar majors (include GPA in resume)
High proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint. Software skills such as VBA, Matlab, C, C++, Java or other scripting languages would be a plus
The individual will need to have the following key attributes :
Hunger to learn and to adapt to a steep learning curve
Excellent relationship skills
Good networking ability
First class communication and presentation skills in English
Ability to deal with multiple priorities and changing requirements
Ability to take a strategic view on commercial opportunities
Self-motivated and team orientated
Excellent problem-solving skills and a strong degree in a numerate subject
People are at the heart of what we do and drive the success of our business. Our colleagues thrive personally and professionally through our shared values of Integrity, Partnership, Innovation and Excellence are at the core of our culture.
We embrace diversity and actively seek to attract people with unique backgrounds and perspectives. We are always looking at ways to become more agile so we meet the needs of our teams and customers.
We believe that an inclusive collaborative workplace is pivotal to our success and supports the potential and growth of all colleagues at LSEG.
A career with London Stock Exchange Group offers you the opportunity to be at the centre of the financial community. As well as competitive salaries and a range of attractive benefits, we maximise each employee’s potential through personal development plans, training, coaching and mentoring.