Director, Fixed Income Index Data (22-01342)

By August 24, 2022October 6th, 2022No Comments

Position Type: Perm / Full Time
Location: Charlotte, NC

The Director, Fixed Income Index Data role will oversee the business design of all index data activities and services while providing oversight of quality across the index data value chain. The role will be responsible for the delivery of index related data to ensure the highest global standards are applied to indices on a repetitive basis.


  • Accountable for the coordination, management and leadership of the Fixed Income Data quality function to deliver key areas that include, but are not limited to:
    • Ongoing control of data definitions, standards, relationships, meanings and entities to support creation of index ready data and client delivery.
    • Leading the global index data teams to develop the data estate to be a commercial offering by exploiting its data estate and developing it to achieve the strategic goals of the business.
    • Working with the Head of Index Data Management to execute the plan for achieving the strategic objectives of Benchmarks & Indices Operations, including strengthening of Centers of Excellence.
    • Directing the global management of index data, corporate actions / events and other information to ensure that the indexes are accurate and reflective of client expectations, index policies and index rules.
    • Delivery, and maintenance, of high levels of quality standards throughout the index data provision process; this includes developing quality acceptance standards with other teams within Benchmarks & Indices Operations and proactive management of operational risk.
    • A key executive of the data governance process and committees that oversee standards and policies 


  • Exceptional Fixed Income data knowledge. Demonstrable experience in modelling data across the lifecycle of the investment processes of a Fund Manager, Index Provider, or other Market Data provider.
  • Experience in defining and maintaining a multi-dimensional view of data that supports and explains the meaning of the data to users of different business disciplines. Experience of working across all asset classes commonly used within the investment industry with a deep understanding of the instruments traded to gain exposure to those asset classes.
  • Understanding of analytical measures used to measure or define investment choices across Equities, Fixed Income, Property, Commodities and FX.
  • Direct experience in building or deploying master data services to support the cost-effective exploitation of processes, platforms and scarce resources to achieve commercial goals.
  • Familiar with the principles and practice of process design, according to industry standards, allowing the true cost of a data operation to be identified and managed.
  • Deep understanding of Institutional, Wholesale and Insurance client business needs in the Fund Management industry for multiple product types including Passive and Active products and what data and processes the business needs to service these.
  • Familiarity with common forms of databases and different platforms on which data as a service can be delivered, exploiting new technologies and showing the ability to think laterally in support of Change and Technology colleagues in delivering business solutions.
  • Knowledge of how metadata can provide significant business benefit in the automation of processes or services, ideally experience in metadata definition. Experience in the design of metadata governance processes, metadata deployment and definition of a metadata operating model to support ongoing operation and maintenance.
  • Collaboration: Ability to influence and work through others to get things done in a matrixed, multi-site organization, willingness to help colleagues and openness to take on new responsibilities. Work in close coordination with Technology to deliver projects to support business outcomes.
  • Clients focus and service mind-set: Understanding of client segments and ability to align and work in partnership with Sales and Service teams (expectation management, commercial awareness).