S&P Global Ratings
The role: Senior Quantitative Research & Design Analyst
The location: London
The grade: Grade 11 (for internal purpose only)
As a senior analyst you will collaborate with other senior analysts within the Research & Design team to design new S&P Dow Jones Indices covering all capital markets – equities, fixed income, commodities and real estate. Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG), climate and other sustainable investing objectives are often a large part of the indices to be designed. The team is comprised of experts in portfolio construction techniques who are also experts in Python or Matlab as well as financial theories used to deliver innovative index solutions and analysis to clients.
Leveraging your high level of numeracy, expertise in programming, and experience manipulating large data sets, this role encompasses all elements of the index design lifecycle; including research, client engagement, data gathering, back-testing and finalizing index methodologies. Your awareness of topical market trends and desire to translate investment objectives into systematic and actionable index strategies is key to our success.
You will also participate in our thought leadership program by contributing to presentations, blogs and research papers. The role also involves designing and constructing new software platforms and processes to enable a more effective and efficient environment for the team.
What’s in it for you
This role provides an opportunity for you to develop and enhance your knowledge in fund management. You will gain exposure to alternative data sets, sophisticated portfolio construction techniques, and a broad and robust range of quantitative methods in finance in a complex and dynamic industry.
What we’re looking for
S&P Global Ratings
S&P Global Ratings is the world’s leading provider of independent credit ratings. Our ratings are essential to driving growth, providing transparency and helping educate market participants so they can make decisions with confidence. We have more than 1 million credit ratings outstanding on government, corporate, financial sector and structured finance entities and securities. We offer an independent view of the market built on a unique combination of broad perspective and local insight. We provide our opinions and research about relative credit risk; market participants gain independent information to help support the growth of transparent, liquid debt markets worldwide.
S&P Global Ratings is a division of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI), which provides essential intelligence for individuals, companies and governments to make decisions with confidence. For more information, visit
S&P Global has a Securities Disclosure and Trading Policy (“the Policy”) that seeks to mitigate conflicts of interest by monitoring and placing restrictions on personal securities holding and trading. The Policy is designed to promote compliance with global regulations. In some Divisions, pursuant to the Policy’s requirements, candidates at S&P Global may be asked to disclose securities holdings. Some roles may include a trading prohibition and remediation of positions when there is an effective or potential conflict of interest. Employment at S&P Global is contingent upon compliance with the Policy.
20 – Professional (EEO-2 Job Categories-United States of America), RESECH202.2 – Middle Professional Tier II (EEO Job Group), SWP Priority – Ratings – (Strategic Workforce Planning)
Job ID: 264338
Posted On: 2021-08-27
Location: London, United Kingdom