Associate Index Analyst

Jun 13, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
About The Unit: The University of Chicago Booth School of Business is the second-oldest school in the U.S. and second to none when it comes to influencing business education and business practices. Since 1898, the school has produced ideas and leaders that shape the world of business. Their rigorous, discipline-based approach to business education transforms students into confident, effective, respected business leaders prepared to face the toughest challenges. Chicago Booth has the finest set of facilities of any business school in the world. Each of the four campuses (two in Chicago, one in London, and one in Hong Kong) reflects the architectural traditions of its environs while offering a state-of-the-art learning environment. Chicago Booth is proud to claim: - an unmatched faculty. - degree and open enrollment programs offered on three continents. - a global body of nearly 50,000 accomplished alumni. - strong and growing corporate relationships that provide a wealth of lifelong career opportunities. As part of the world-renowned University of Chicago, Chicago Booth shares the University's core values that shape the distinctive intellectual culture. At Booth, they constantly question and test ideas, and seek proof. This extraordinarily effective approach to business leads to new ideas and innovative solutions. Seven of the Booth faculty members have won Nobel Prizes for these ideas - the first business school to achieve this accomplishment. For more information about the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, please visit: Over the past half century, CRSP has created, maintained and updated research-quality historical US market databases for common stocks, mutual funds, treasuries, REITS and indexes. The CRSP Indexes are a logical extension of our core products. They blend advancements in academic research with industry practice in a fundamentally sound manner under the premise that an index must reflect the way that money managers actually invest. CRSP's new series of transparent and investable indexes provide the necessary foundation for the development of related research products, central to CRSP's scholarly heritage. They are relevant to practitioners, academicians and commercial entities, whether for managing funds, benchmarking or doing research.

Unit Job Summary: The primary responsibility of the Associate Index Analyst is to assist with the daily maintenance of Center for Research in Security Prices (CRSP) real-time indexes. Duties will include the processing of corporate actions and related information under the guidance of more senior personnel. Additional responsibilities may include testing new data feeds, software, and/or procedures. The group has an ongoing stream of corporate action data that must be verified to accurately calculate the total returns for our indexes. The Associate Index Analyst would help reconcile some of the more frequent corporate actions (i.e., cash dividends, special dividends, stock splits, reverse stock splits, etc.), enabling the Index Analysts more time to focus on complex corporate actions. PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Process and apply corporate actions on the appropriate effective date. Verify and edit exchange listings and de-listings, stock identifiers and dividends. Support the Index Analysts and Supervisors by participating in projects as required.

Unit Education: Bachelor's degree in finance, economics or a business relevant Bachelor's degree supplemented with significant additional courses in finance and/or economics required. (Additional courses may be part of a certificate program such as the Financial Decision Making Certificate Program at the Graham School, or MBA candidates with a concentration in Finance or Economics and limited previous experience.)

Unit Experience: At least one year of experience demonstrating complete competency in the CRSP Market Data Analyst position OR experience in a similar role while working for another financial information/database product provider required.

Unit Job Function Competencies: Excellent written and verbal communication skills required. Ability to pay meticulous attention to detail required. Highly developed analytical, problem-solving, communication and research skills required. Proficiency with Microsoft Office required. Ability to work effectively individually and deliver results quickly within strict deadlines while working in a dynamic, cross-functional, team-oriented environment required. Understanding/knowledge of corporate actions preferred (spin-offs, mergers, acquisitions, rights issues, etc.) preferred. Working knowledge of U.S. and global financial markets incorporating indexes preferred. Working knowledge of financial data and real-time news sources preferred. Familiarity with gathering information from SEC filings preferred.

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