LSEG Manager, Equity Index Product in London, United Kingdom
Role Purpose The FTSE Russell Product Management team is responsible for delivering indexes, data products and services that meet targeted client segment needs globally, both launching new FTSE Russell index and financial data products and managing the existing offerings.
The Manager, Equity Index Product, EMEA, is responsible for supporting Equity Index products across EMEA. Partnering with the regional sales organization, the Manager will work closely with the Head of Equity Indexes, EMEA, to deliver product support that will drive sales growth in the region. The Manager will be responsible for index products specific to the EMEA region, including the FTSE UK Index Series and the FTSE Italia Index Series, in addition to providing regional focus for flagship index series such as the FTSE Global Equity Indexes across Institutional and Wealth segments.
The role will also play a key role in the integration planning and execution of Equity index products as part of the integration of Refinitiv and LSEG. In the event that the Transaction does not complete, the requirements of the role and responsibilities may be subject to change. Role Responsibilities Play a key role in the Equity Index Integration planning and execution Contribute to product strategy and roadmap (target segment, use cases, commercial policy, distribution channels) Collaborate with Index Review, Data Management, Development and Governance to define product requirements, resolve product issues, and deliver new products and/or enhancements Manage the product lifecycle, including the execution of go-to-market plans (revenue goals, product positioning, competitive analysis, target segments, use cases, marketing materials, sales training) Support cross-functional projects to improve product offering Support key client engagement Participate in client consultations to understand client needs and/or product opportunities Drive successful outcomes through collaboration both within the Product, Research and Marketing function and across functions including Sales, Index Management, Index Data Management, Technology, Governance & Risk, and Client Service Minimum Requirements Essential skills: Written and verbal communications: Communicate effectively to audiences with differing levels of domain expertise (presentations, reports, external communications) Execution: Strong organizational/coordination skills and attention to detail with the ability to prioritize effectively, handle multiple projects under tight deadlines, identify/ flag/resolve potential issues early on Client focus and service mind-set: Understanding of client segments and ability to align with Sales and Client Service teams (expectation management, commercial awareness) Quantitative fluency: High level of skill and comfort with numbers (basic financial modeling) Commercial fluency: Ability to take a strategic view on commercial opportunities Collaboration: Ability to influence and work through others to get things done in a matrixed, multi-site organization; willingness to help colleagues; openness to take on new responsibilities Self-motivated: Takes initiative and demonstrates a high level of enthusiasm
Desired experience and qualifications: Understanding of the financial markets, investment process, index industry, and usage by key institutional client segments Deep understanding of global equity indexes and usage by institutional and wealth clients A proven track record of contributing to strategy development and decision making, as well as building and managing a product roadmap and product development process. Experience in a client facing environment providing customer support, integration, and implementation services 10+ years of relevant industry experience in financial services Undergraduate degree in finance, economics, or equivalent experience required MS or MBA in finance, financial engineering, economics, statistics, or other quantitative fields a plus CFA, CAIA designations (or participation in the programs) viewed very favorably Possible background includes consulting, project management, product management, business development roles at financial services firms
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