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Investment Data Specialist (Index & Market Data)

Salary Competitive
Location Glasgow, Edinburgh
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This is a Permanent, Full Time vacancy that will close in {x} days at {xx:xx} BST.

Our Investment DB Business Unit works with trustees of Defined Benefit (DB) pension schemes, to offer expert investment advice. We currently have an exciting opportunity to join this Business Unit as an Investment Data Specialist - to focus on Index and Market Data.

What will your role look like?
As our Data Specialist you will join our growing, multi-disciplinary Investment Data & Reporting team within our wider Investment DB Business Unit.

This is a newly created role that offers you an exciting opportunity to shape and define an impactful index and market data service across both this Business Unit and our wider firm. In this role you’ll support with the day-to-day management of our index and market data and will work with colleagues across the firm to deliver continuous improvement activities on the use of this.

Though this is a varied role, your key tasks will include:

  • Supporting the Business Unit with the day-to-day management of our index and market data, leading on certain elements of this as required and acting as a key contact for queries
  • Building strong relationships with our third-party data providers and acting as our key point of contact with them
  • Helping to identify and deliver continuous improvements in the way we work with index and market data, whilst ensuring compliance and managing risk
  • Contributing to our broader data and reporting initiatives, taking a lead on projects as required
  • Encouraging effective communication and cross-team collaboration both within your Business Unit and the wider firm

To enjoy and succeed in this role, you will:

  • Have  experience of working with index and/or market data within a similar, relevant role
  • Have exceptional communication skills, and will enjoy working with others
  • Possess strong attention to detail, as well as excellent organisational and task prioritisation skills
  • Be self-motivated and resilient, with the ability to use your initiative to complete tasks
  • Have experience of working with Microsoft 365 software, in particular the use of Excel, Word and PowerPoint (or similar programmes)

Given that working with data and numbers is a key component of this role, we'd also be looking for you to have studied Maths to at least Scottish Standard Grade, or English GCSE level (or equivalent).

Though not a set requirement, this opportunity may be attractive to those who are CFA or CIPM qualified (or are working towards achieving this).
In addition to a competitive salary and access to our profit share scheme, we offer:

  • A flexible selection of employee benefits, so you can choose a package that best matches your lifestyle and needs
  • A collaborative and supportive work environment where your thinking and ideas are encouraged
  • On site mental health and wellbeing support
  • A commitment to helping you develop both personally and professionally, with mentoring opportunities and access to our award-winning learning portal, Aspire.
  • Regular social activities, in addition to three days paid volunteering leave each year and a day’s leave to celebrate your birthday.

We are open to this role being based in either of our Scotland offices – Glasgow or Edinburgh. And we offer hybrid working so you can enjoy the positive wellbeing of working from home as well as the benefits of meeting colleagues in our sociable, modern office environments.

Together, we’ve been building better futures for over 100 years. For our people, our clients and their people, our communities and the environment. 

We thrive on tackling complex problems. And we believe those problems are best solved by diverse teams – diverse in skills, approaches and backgrounds. Our independence lets our people be themselves and think freely, while working in a collaborative, supportive environment.  We love innovative, independent thinking and want everyone to share their ideas.  

Working alongside employers, trustees and financial services institutions, we offer pensions, investments, benefits and risk consulting services, as well as data and technology solutions. With over 1000 employees and counting, we’re one of the leading consultancies in our field and are proud to be recognised by numerous industry awards. 

We’re committed to developing our people and encourage everyone to carve out their own career path. We’ve many colleagues who started out in one team in the business and have ended up somewhere completely different, having had the chance to develop new skills and explore new passions.   

We are continually working to improve our inclusive culture and employ diverse talent. We therefore welcome applications from people from all backgrounds, which includes but isn’t limited to: age, disability, ethnic heritage, gender, marital or civil partnership status, neurodiversity, religion, sexual orientation, and socio-economic background.

Our hybrid working model offers the best of both worlds – home working as well as a fun, collaborative office environment - meaning flexible working patterns to accommodate individual needs. Find out more about our careers here.

If you need any assistance in relation to a personal requirement, medical condition or neurological difference during our selection process then please let us know. 

Together, we can make this the best job you’ll ever have. 

Our culture

We live and breathe our four values – friendly, confident, partnering and straightforward – and genuinely care about out people, clients, community and the environment.

Job satisfaction

Every employee can genuinely make a difference and contribute towards achieving our purpose – together, building better futures. Whether that’s helping our clients build more secure financial futures, using your 3 days volunteering or helping us reduce our carbon footprint.

Reward and wellbeing

We offer competitive salaries, a share of company profits and an award-winning benefits package. We also take your mental, physical, social and financial wellbeing seriously, both in and outside of work.

Flexible working

We trust our people to work in a pattern that suits their circumstances with a healthy balance of home and office working.

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We use the most up-to-date technology and software to match our ground-breaking business solutions that make life easier for us and our clients.

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There is no linear path – learning opportunities are plentiful and empower you to carve out your own career.

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