Corporate Actions Research & Analysis Associate Director
IHS Markit
India - Gurgaon, Haryana
6d ago

Corporate Actions Research & Analysis Associate Director

Duties & accountabilities

  • Review corporate action announcements and conduct research to obtain details required to validate and complete announcements for publication of composite records to clients
  • Conduct research leveraging various sources, including prospectuses, information circulars, exchanges and bulletins, internet search engines and websites in conjunction with individual comprehension to successfully validate corporate action information
  • Interface with Domestic and Foreign Paying / Transfer / Information Agents, Vendors, Custodians, Banks, Exchange Officials, to obtain corporate action specifics
  • Review and validate event notification received from agents against issuer golden copy
  • Reconcile with issuer golden copy by directly liaising with custodians / agents
  • Validate information for the clients as per the SWIFT messages received from the agents and ensuring notification is sent with all key dates, details, options deadlines and the options available for elections.
  • Liaising with MO, agent banks, cash management and the counterparty to ensure all issues are resolved in a timely and efficient manner
  • Escalate unresolved discrepancies to clients and escalation managers
  • Review daily exception reports; research and resolve exceptions to ensure accurate outcome for clients to avoid risk of significant monetary penalties
  • Ensure quality control; review reports, research and deliver feedback to teammates to improve quality of manually validated corporate actions through experience and subject knowledge
  • Collaborate with local leadership to identify training needs among the team, author training plans and documentation; deliver training to local team
  • Contribute input to develop / modify procedures and controls
  • Collaborate with local and global teams to improve procedures and identify and implement opportunities to realize efficiencies and improve quality for a better downstream product
  • Conduct user acceptance testing and special projects in partnership with teammates in other locations and with local technology counterparts
  • Respond to daily customer inquiries over email and the phone, citing specific research, providing guidance around interpretation, explaining judgment calls, and delivering system training
  • Understand clients, how they consume Managed Corporate Actions, and strive to improve the service accordingly
  • Understand Service Level Agreements (SLAs) and their impact on revenue and operations
  • Support projects and design and implement processes that lead to strategic change
  • Ensure integrity of security reference data from clients and vendors, and corporate actions data sourced from vendors
  • Education and experience

  • Master’s degree in finance
  • At least 10 years of relevant experience in financial operations
  • Minimum 6 years of corporate actions and reference data experience
  • Must be a subject matter expert in security reference data and corporate actions across global markets
  • 7+ years experience in a related role responsible for acquiring financial content, negotiating commercials and collaborating with external international data vendors
  • Deep domain expertise regarding content acquisition and the use of information services by financial institutions required
  • Experience in establishing and leading data quality control functions
  • 7+ years minimum experience supporting systems development lifecycle in the capacity of a reference data and / or corporate actions subject matter expert
  • Strong relationships with the world’s leading financial information services required and expert knowledge of the content they provide
  • Deep understanding of all corporate action event types across global markets
  • Deep understanding of data feed mapping and processing
  • Expert knowledge of ISO / Swift feeds required
  • Advanced in Excel and SQL
  • Experience leading global teams across multiple functions
  • Experience leading projects with senior stakeholders across functions and regions
  • Strong research and data mining experience; proven ability to troubleshoot and think outside of the box
  • Commercial awareness

  • Proven understanding of product commercials and how future roadmap will drive their evolution
  • In-depth knowledge of securities industry, equities and fixed income reference data and corporate actions
  • In-depth awareness of corporate actions marketplace including competitive landscape, financial regulations, data suppliers, global exchanges, and target clients’ lines of business
  • In-depth awareness of reference data industry, including data suppliers, clients’ internal data strategies, and changing landscape
  • Knowledge of financial markets and awareness of current global financial news
  • Management requirements

  • Experience managing local teams and proven ability to manage teams in other regions
  • Experience partnering with global leadership counterparts in various locations
  • Proven ability to partner with stakeholders across functions, such as Product Management, Operations, Technology, and Sales
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