Sr Research Analyst I

IHS Markit (Noida, UP, India) 22 days ago

Position summary

The successful candidate will form a key part of the Reference Data team responsible for maintaining the smooth running of the day-to-day operations of Markit’s bonds product and services as well as supporting the questions and requests of our internal and external clients. Working closely with other functions within the wider global team – product management, business analysis, technology and testing – the role also includes enhancing the Bond Reference Data product offering. The successful candidate will work closely with colleagues in Noida, New York and London

Duties & accountabilities

Production Support

  • Meet KPI targets for the respective group around Quality and Service metrics
  • Ensure Bond Terms and Conditions are accurately captured the first time
  • Monitor Newissues, Vendor Feeds and Corp Action sources and ensure information is captured timely and accurately
  • Complete daily assignments/tasks assigned and report progress and any delays
  • Follow standard operational procedures and highlight any potential deviations to SME/Line Manager
  • Perform sample Quality check for team members and provide inputs for training, etc.
  • Work on projects allocated as per agreed timelines
  • Identify opportunities to enhance operational efficiency
  • Proactively identify and deliver on opportunities to enhance database coverage and quality/process improvement projects
  • Train and mentor analysts on operational procedures and Bond Market knowledge
  • Manage work allocation of team in the absence of Team Leader

Service and Client Queries

  • Own and resolve client (internal and external) queries on Fixed Income Terms and Conditions within agreed SLAs
  • In depth research and provide highest standard of quality for client responses
  • Handle client escalations and complex queries. Work with responsible teams to get issues fixed and escalate where required for timely resolution
  • Work on Root Cause Analysis for data corrections and inconsistencies. Work with Ops leads to take preventive actions

Project Management

  • Contribute to requirements gathering and writing PRS as a core member
  • Write test cases to ensure all scenarios are captured during testing
  • Participate and lead User Acceptance Testing for new or enhanced product functionality
  • Liaise with counterparts/stakeholders globally and work as ambassador for the team

Data Governance

  • Design and implement data governance framework for the group
  • Periodically review process controls and test effectiveness of the framework
  • Lead and own change management framework
  • Collaborate with stakeholders (internal & external) to minimize negative impact

Additional Responsibilities

  • Own coverage of international securities in the database and provide insights for expansion of the same
  • Own and write standard operating procedure documents and periodically review the same for changes
  • Build a positive work environment and work as a team
  • Build good knowledge of regulatory space like ERISA/HQLA/MIFID
  • Develop expertise in systems for improving operational maintenance of Reference data product
  • Develop expertise in Reference Data industry and landscape. Add value to product development and roadmap by brining in insights on new product offerings and industry challenges

Business competencies

Education and experience

Graduate degree/ Post Graduate or equivalent in ideally Finance, Economics or Business

At least 3 years experience in Reference Data and or Fixed Income securities

Mandatory Skills

Good Understanding of Fixed Income markets

Thorough knowledge of different types of fixed income debt securities, types, features, and terms and conditions across global markets

Understands Fixed Income users, workflows and Reference Data industry practices

Trouble Shooting & Problem solving skills

Analytical Skills

Strong Communication skills

Intermediate knowledge of SQL & Excel and ability to deal with large volumes of data for analysis

Understanding of Reference Data flow and should have good knowledge of Reference Data content

Good understanding of associated technology & tools with Reference Data

Working knowledge of MS Office

Desired Skills

Excel VBA and capital markets certification would be an added advantage

Knowledge of 3rd party reference data vendor feeds will be desirable


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 .

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