Implementation Consultant
MSCI - Norman, OK

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“Implementation Consultant”

ABOUT MSCI Inc. ( www.msci.com )

MSCI Inc. is a leading provider of investment decision support tools to investors globally, including asset managers, banks, hedge funds and pension funds. MSCI products and services include indices, portfolio risk and performance analytics, and governance tools.

The company’s flagship product offerings are: the MSCI indices which include over 120,000 daily indices covering more than 70 countries; Barra portfolio risk and performance analytics covering global equity and fixed income markets; RiskMetrics market and credit risk analytics; ISS out-sourced proxy research, voting and vote reporting services; CFRA forensic accounting risk research, legal/regulatory risk assessment, and due-diligence; and FEA valuation models and risk management software for the energy and commodities markets. MSCI is headquartered in New York, with research and commercial offices around the world.

For further information on MSCI, please visit our web site at www.msci.com

POSITION OVERVIEW:
Implementation Consultants work directly with clients across all market segments, including hedge funds, banks, brokers, wealth managers, asset managers and pension plans. The implementation consultant will analyze client portfolio data and work with the client throughout the on-boarding process, which is organized as an implementation project, and which results in a solution in which our risk and analytics products are integrated into the client’s investment process. The implementation consultant will specialize in a particular competency such as data modeling, portfolio reconciliation or reporting. As a specialist, the implementation consultant will work on several client on-boarding projects simultaneously in virtual teams, along with an Implementation Manager and a Risk Consultant, dedicated to the clients.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Consulting with clients on portfolio data modeling best practices, mastering and explaining the different input data formats and content requirements for all instrument and asset types and understanding the necessary terms and conditions required to describe the holdings in the client’s portfolio

Confirming data coverage for the securities and benchmarks that a client wishes to model, including analyzing the requirements and working with internal teams responsible for maintaining our datasets

Advising clients on our best practice for applying proxy information properly and to map portfolio holdings to appropriate risk factor data sets, including understanding how modeling and mapping configuration choices affect the risk results delivered in our reports

Assisting clients with data conformance and validation testing, especially checking input files for proper formatting and appropriate content for modeling and using processing logs to analyze the portfolio for accuracy and completeness

Performing workflow analysis to ensure proper set up of client configuration files with proper rules for terms and conditions enrichment of portfolio data

Assisting clients with report design and development, applying foundational understanding of analytics and reporting features in our products and of rules and methods for transforming and integrating risk analytical results into our standard reporting services

DESIRED EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS :
Good understanding of financial products is required: equities, fixed income, derivative products and financial risk management

Understanding of portfolio management theory and risk management techniques

Experience with financial Risk or Portfolio Management systems

Strong analytical, communication, organizational and time management skills

Experience in client-facing role in the financial services industry

Self-reliant, detail-oriented and a fast learner

Excellent in team work and collaboration

Knowledge of and experience with a variety of information technologies is preferred

Bachelor’s Degree in quantitative or financial related majors is required

CFA or FRM certification or MBA or Masters degree is beneficial

Fluency in English is required

MSCI Inc. is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversifying its workforce. It is the policy of the Firm to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, disability, marital and civil partnership/union status, pregnancy (including unlawful discrimination on the basis of a legally protected pregnancy/maternity leave), veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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