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This role is highly visible, with involvement in all aspects of one or more exchange-listed equity products including revenue and costs responsibility, product strategy and development, product presentations, and sales positioning and closing.
The incumbent will possess domain knowledge of exchange-listed products and equity indices. The ideal candidate should be able to function most of the time as a generalist, while retaining the flexibility to dive deep into the various aspects of exchange-listed products such as index methodology, derivatives product design, legal, regulatory, risk management, technological, and operational as required from time to time.
Key Accountabilities and Deliverables:
Manage the direct revenue and costs of one or more exchange-listed equity products in a fast-growing but also hyper-competitive global equity derivatives market.
Develop and implement product strategy in alignment with corporate goals to achieve growth in product volumes, revenues, as well as breadth and depth of ecosystem.
Identify areas of customer growth and acquisition, create and deliver product pitches. Work with the sales team, in Singapore and internationally, to engage the institutional investor ecosystem through different channels.
Analyse and interpret industry trends and data across markets to from a view on new equity and equity index products to list. Engage index partners closely to obtain market intel on buy side interest, and to jointly design new indices and derivatives contracts to meet client needs.
Enhance existing product features and market policies to improve product tradability.
Own and oversee the end-to-end launch process for new products and services, which includes working with index partners, consulting market participants, ensuring technological readiness, designing operational workflows, and obtaining the necessary regulatory, legal and risk approvals.
Leading or providing domain for cross-functional projects from time to time (e.g. conduct reviews of trading rules and policies, design and implement new features on the trading engine).
A Bachelor's degree or equivalent professional qualification in Finance, Business, Economics.
Minimum of five years of working experience in the financial industry, including experience in index management, research or product development with an index provider or investment bank.
Reasonable knowledge of capital markets and derivatives products, as well as a deep understanding of financial services industry dynamics across major institutional segments.
Existing professional network and industry contacts.
Demonstrated track record in delivery and results.
Strong problem-solving, negotiation, analytical, project management, written and verbal communication skills.
Resourceful and adaptable, and has the ability to prioritise while handling multiple projects.
Self-starter and highly motivated; ability to work independently and within a team.
Bonus points for quantitative modelling and coding skills.
Bonus points for working knowledge of index strategies and corporate actions, as well as industry trends such as ESG, multi-factor, and smart beta indices.