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Head, Indices & Benchmarks

TMX Group

This is a Contract position in Vancouver, BC posted September 19, 2022.

TMX Group is at the heart of the capital markets industry in Canada.

TMX Group owns and operates the Toronto Stock Exchange, TSX Venture Exchange, TSX Alpha Exchange, Montreal Exchange, Trayport Holdings, in addition to the Canadian Depository for Securities & Canadian Derivatives Clearing Corporation.

We also operate globally diverse lines of businesses in Issuer Support (TSX Trust), Data Delivery & Analytics (TMX Datalinx and TMX Insights) and Fixed Income Brokerages & TSX Private Markets (Shorcan).

TMX has offices in Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, Vancouver, London, New York, Houston & Beijing.

Datalinx is responsible to implement and lead all aspects of a cohesive TMX enterprise approach to innovative technology and data driven solutions.

The purpose is to build a richer client experience across the capital markets community by providing ready access to data and analytics products.

Datalinx works in collaboration across all TMX business areas to develop and deliver solutions and strategies that benefit the organization at large.

The three components of the business include:
– Product Development: This includes solutions delivered by TMX directly, in partnership with others, or via external platforms
– Platform Strategy and Management: TMX will bring products and channels together to create an interactive client community that will serve to inform and encourage new effective solutions
– Insights & Analytics: The design, creation and delivery of new data-driven solutions and capabilities across our entire business The Head of Indices & Benchmarks is accountable for defining and implementing Datalinx overall indices & benchmarks product strategy to accelerate growth of the business.

This includes outlining the global business needs across all client segments for indices & benchmark products (including asset owner and managers, ETF issuers, capital markets participants and corporations), defining and prioritizing new product plans and requirements, ensuring new products satisfy market needs, and working closely with technology, sales and marketing in carrying out delivery.

The individual will own and lead the indices & benchmarks P&L with a goal of achieving revenue and profitability growth across the product line.

Additionally, the Head will manage all aspects of TMX’s relationship with S&P Dow Jones Indices.

Key Responsibilities: Design, develop and implement product strategies to achieve product and commercial objectives Develop and drive product results/KPIs, including product excellence, revenue and net contribution, as well as usage and market penetration Lead and maintain relationships with product partners (internal and external) Act as the champion of indices & benchmark products, including being the ‘one
– stop-shop’ for information on products, the global addressable market and product competitors Lead and participate on the vital TMX teams to help craft, develop, price and launch successful index & benchmarks products Optimally and appropriately connect with all stakeholders regarding product changes, performance or other key client/competitor issues.

Lead product development resources as required to achieve the index & benchmarks product strategy.

Required Skill Sets and Education: Minimum of 7 years of product management experience, preferably in the area of financial market data products and/or financial investment products Bachelor’s degree in business, economics, mathematics or technology CFA certified and MBA preferred A solid understanding of the investment lifecycle and the role indices & benchmarks play across the investment lifecycle Experience with portfolio construction and management processes across public and private assets, and the associated data requirements and benchmarking process for different asset types.

Deep understanding and experience within the securities industry, including trading, technology and related functions and knowledge of how broker/dealers, buy side firms traders, analysts, advisors, retail investors and other industry partners apply indices and benchmarks products Ability to foster and develop positive relationships with internal team members and external business partners Validated skills and experience in quantitative analysis and/or financial engineering skills in financial products Strong attention to detail and effective communication Self-starter with the ability to work in a dynamic and fast paced team environment Excellent presentation abilities, including experience presenting to colleagues, management, executive management, clients and partners TMX is committed to creating and sustaining a collegial work environment in which all individuals are treated with dignity and respect and one which reflects the diversity of the community in which we operate.

We provide accommodations for applicants and employees who require it.