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IHS Markit

Data Analytics Principal

Department overview:

Markit Securities Finance (MSF) provides global securities lending data to help customers manage securities lending programmes, optimise trading performance and enhance investment decision making.

Our securities finance dataset covers more than $30 trillion of global securities in the lending programmes of more than 20,000 institutional funds. It includes more than ten years of history with over three million intraday transactions. Our data is sourced directly from leading industry practitioners, including prime brokers, custodians, asset managers and hedge funds.

Our securities finance offering provides insight into market sentiment and trading transparency from a macro to individual stock level. It also delivers Tri-Party Repo data and analytics to provide enhanced visibility and insight into the market for collateral cash investments, demand, pricing and usage. Collateral and funding managers of prime dealers, banks, money market funds, securities lenders, hedge funds, insurance companies and corporations can benefit from our comprehensive combination of Repo and securities lending data and analytics.

Position summary

This role provides an excellent opportunity to gain knowledge of the securities lending market. It requires experience of working in financial markets and knowledge of equities, fixed income and derivatives to be able to come up with new research ideas. The successful candidate will have a good mix of technical and quantitative skills to be able to back-test different strategies and ideas to highlight the value of the MSF dataset to clients and prospects through research papers. This role also requires exploring and analysing other Markit datasets for potential synergies with the MSF product.

Duties & accountabilities

  • Research, develop and apply statistical analysis to highlight value proposition of the securities finance data and other Markit datasets

  • Use regression techniques, back-testing models and predictive analysis to create new product offerings

  • Work collaboratively with the product and the research teams

  • Highlight new use cases to clients through excel spreadsheets and data visualization

  • Recommend enhancements to existing processes using data analytics

Business competencies

Education and experience

The ideal candidate will have:

·         Master's degree in Finance/Technology

·         Minimum 3 years related experience

·         Experience with Matlab/R/E-views/Python

·         CFA or FRM certifications         

·         Strong Excel, VBA and SQL skills

Commercial awareness

Knowledge and experience of handling complex financial products is required

Knowledge of equities, fixed income and derivative is required

Shift timings

Must have the flexibility to the following shifts:

10:00 IST to 19:00 IST

12:00 IST to 21:00 IST

Company overview

IHS Markit harnesses deep sources of information, analytics and expertise to forge solutions for the industries and markets that drive global economies. Our company partners with clients in business, finance and government to provide the unrivalled insights and perspectives that lead to well-informed, confident decisions. We call this The New Intelligence.

IHS Markit serves more than 50,000 key customers in more than 140 countries, including 80 percent of the Fortune Global 500.  We help decision makers apply higher-level thinking to daily tasks and strategic issues across a host of industries and disciplines including energy, finance, automotive, engineering, technology, maritime and trade, aerospace and defense, chemical, and economics and country risk. 

Headquartered in London, IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO) is committed to sustainable, profitable growth.                              


Inclusion and diversity are critical to the success of IHS Markit, and we actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other protected category. For more information on the many ways in which we enthusiastically support inclusion and diversity efforts for both candidates and employees, please access our Inclusion & Diversity Statement here.

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