Quantitative Index Products Sales Specialist

Job details
Posting date: 24 January 2020
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 23 February 2020
Location: E1 6EG
Company: MSCI
Job type: Permanent
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Quantitative Index Products Sales Specialist
About MSCI

For more than 40 years, MSCI’s research-based indexes and analytics have helped the world’s leading investors build and manage better portfolios. Clients rely on our offerings for deeper insights into the drivers of performance and risk in their portfolios, broad asset class coverage and innovative research. Our line of products and services includes indexes, analytical models, data, real estate benchmarks and ESG research. MSCI serves 98 of the top 100 largest money managers, according to the most recent P&I ranking.

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Position overview:

We are looking for a highly skilled, motivated, and service oriented individual to be a member of our Client Coverage organization focused on MSCI Index products to Investment Banks in the UK.

MSCI Index Sales Specialists are responsible for maintaining existing client relationships as well as new business development. Each person travels within their respective sales territory to meet with clients regarding new products as well as enhancements to existing products. Based in London, as part of the UK Broker Dealer (UKBD) team, the UKBD sales specialist will be responsible for business development and relationship management with new and existing clients in the Investment Bank segment. The individual will increase MSCI's market share through increased MSCI product penetration and use of MSCI indexes in products issued by the banks.


• Focus on UK Investment Banks, helping build the revenue stream from index data, research and trading licenses. Achieve agreed targets within the UK Investment Bank territory. Work closely with other functions (business management unit, research, marketing, client service etc) and within the wider EMEA and global sales teams. Proactively solicit client feedback regarding new initiatives and future product development
• Creation and timely execution of pipeline
• Achieve targeted revenue goals in a high-pressure complex and quantitative sales environment
• Strategic Planning with an Account
• Collaborate with UK Banks to design custom MSCI Index content for derivatives issuance
• New Product Placement
• Answer detailed client inquiries about MSCI Inc products and methodologies
• Inform all clients about MSCI Inc. products, announcements, projects, etc.
• Work with other departments (Client service, Legal, Contracts, Billing, etc) to ensure that all client requests / inquiries are managed appropriately
• Maintain accurate records regarding account visits, client conversations, finalized contracts, etc Proactively solicit client feedback regarding new initiatives and future product development
• Provide feedback from clients to Marketing, Sales, Research and Product Development group.

Desired experience and qualifications:
• Thorough understanding of Equity Derivatives with experience of Structured Products and Quantitative Investment Strategies
• Ability to price financial instruments such as options and awareness of how to adjust the profile of an index to optimize pricing considerations of financial instruments
• Experience in structuring bespoke investment solutions for Asset Owners, Asset Managers and Private Wealth segments
• Practical applied experience in index back-testing and the portfolio construction process
• Relevant sales experience with a proven record of accomplishment, gained in the financial service industry
• Experience dealing with major international Investment Banks and other client types
• Superior communication and time management skills with the ability to handle multiple projects
• Strong sales closing skills and proven record for exceeding sales targets
• Strong understanding of the global equity markets, factor investing and the growing importance of ESG criteria and screens
• A self starter and highly motivated; ability to work individually and within a global team
• Masters Degree in applicable course of study and/or CFA charter holder is a requirement
• Extensive travel to client sites

Please note we will be accepting applications from January 24, 2020 through February 24, 2020
Compensation for this position is competitive and dependent upon experience

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