Product Analysis & Design Specialist at IHS Markit in New York, NY

IHS Markit

๐Ÿ“Œ New York, NY
๐Ÿ•‘ November 18, 2020
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Product Analysis and Design Specialist

Department overview:
IHS Markit Portfolio Valuations provides an independent, post-trade valuation service to buy-side institutions globally, covering vanilla and exotic derivatives, cash instruments and structured notes across all asset classes. The service also offers clients the ability to receive an aggregated set of counterparty marks for their trades. Position summary.
Markit Portfolio Valuations is looking for a motivated individual with strong analytical skills to work within its product team with a focus on interest rate and credit derivatives. The successful candidate will have multiple responsibilities around the pricing of interest-rate and credit derivative products such as: 1. the maintenance and development of models; 2. developing methodologies for and ensuring the soundness of model calibration; 3. pricing new instruments on the request of existing and prospective clients; and 4. providing technical expertise internally and externally on interest rate and credit derivatives. Duties & accountabilities
* Working on the quantitative, analytical and technological development of interest rate and credit derivatives valuation capabilities
* Proving on-going communication to our clients on any issues relating to interest rate and credit derivative valuations including the coordination of client trials, addressing queries, resolving price challenges, and any other general support
* Enhancing existing models or specifying / building / testing models to support new products within the asset class
* Ensuring the quality and reliability of market data inputs and calibrations for the pricing of interest rate and credit derivative instruments
* Working closely with other product groups and the global sales team in order to participate in driving the business and identifying product opportunities.
Business competencies.
Education and experience
* Undergraduate or Master's degree in a financial or quantitative discipline preferred
* Proven track record in pricing interest rate or credit derivatives with calibration to the traded markets is essential
* Direct client-facing experience is desirable
* Familiarity with technology release cycles and QA best practise is desirable
* Strong analytical and problem solving skills are essential
* Proficiency in Excel and VBA is essential, proficiency in XML, SQL and Python is desirable
* Prior industry experience at reputable financial institutions or financial services firm is desirable
* Practical understanding of the basics of mathematical finance and derivatives pricing
* Strong analytical, quantitative and problem-solving abilities
* Strong Excel skills are essential.
Commercial awareness
* Previous experience dealing with external or internal clients is desirable.
Personal competencies.
Personal impact
* Highly motivated and eager to take the initiative
* Strong attention to detail, both numerically and in written material
* Willingness to be hands-on in dealing with requests, issues and queries relating to client valuations, analytics and market data.
Communication
* Strong skills required to be able to communicate effectively with external clients and across business units within the company.
Teamwork
* Ability to work well within a global team environment alongside other product analysts, quants and developers* ---------------------------------------------
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IHS Markit maintains a substance-free workplace; employees may be asked to submit to a drug test (where permitted by law). In addition, as a federal contractor in the United States, the company participates in the E-Verify Program to confirm eligibility to work. For information please click on the following links:
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