The primary purpose of this position is to research, analyze, interpret, transform and present reference data for environment, social and governance profiling as well as reference data pertaining to those companies themselves that bring ESG data.
The incumbent must successfully complete a three month training program that centers on building enough subject matter expertise and the utilization of the database(s) of record such that the incumbent can independently analyze legal and financial documents associated with securities containing less complex fixed income structures. During training, the incumbent must master all of the subject matter and will be required to pass a series of quizzes and tests as well achieve the accuracy and timeliness metrics that were established for trainees.
The training curriculum for the Data Researcher II contains high level overviews of the complex structures worked on by more senior personnel as well as reference data client use cases so that the incumbent can differentiate between legal and financial language that is relevant to and required by our client base versus jargon describing information that is not required and, so that the incumbent can identify new financing techniques that come to market. The incumbent must then apply this foundation of knowledge via a logical sequence of decision making events to determine relevancy of said information to our clients for any of their use cases and if deemed relevant, determine the appropriate next steps to ensure high client satisfaction levels.
Analyze, interpret, collate and transform ESG data provided in a variety corporate social responsibility reports, reference documents, third party reports and vendor information while ensuring that the reference data provided in ICE’s products and services accurate, comprehensive and in a timely manner, namely best in class
Make sound, subjective decisions when interpreting information by utilizing subject matter expertise to infer, deduce and ultimately draw the right conclusions
Provide customer support for users of ICE products by resolving inquiries in a timely manner
Craft external facing responses for those clients that submitted customer inquiries containing a meaningful, well-thought out, well-constructed answer that includes a restatement of the challenge or question, the analysis completed to satisfy the request and where appropriate, the methodology used to determine the solution
Procure required documents and/or trusted content utilizing creative internet searches and by conducting direct outreach to companies, new agencies etc.,
Apply problem-solving skills to identify innovative work-flow efficiencies and process improvements resulting in increased accuracy levels, time to market and productivity
Help identify trends and causation of inaccurate and/or incomplete data
Participate in ad hoc projects to optimize processes and/or improve the quality of the data set.
Create charts, graphs and presentations for leadership teams
Use excel functions to organize, analyze and create reference data
Knowledge and Experience
MBA in Finance or equivalent practical experience
0 – 1 years of relevant work experience directly working in ESG reference data operations.
Ability to work in a fast paced, high pressured, fluid environment
Ability to distill large amounts of information into specific takeaways
Excellent attention to detail and high degree of demonstrated decision-making and problem solving skills
Excellent written and oral communication skills with proven ability to craft client-ready correspondences
Eagerness to learn and collaborate with others
Strong excel skills required
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