Director Equity Research & Product Development
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The Director of Equity Research & Product Development researches, designs and develops new product opportunities related to the exchange-traded and over-the-counter (OTC) markets. In this role, the individual will also identify viable product extensions to expand product offerings and to meet client needs, and will liaise between customers and the firm's business line management staff, primarily located in the NYC and New England geographic areas. Principal Accountabilities:
Primary focus on equity index product development and maintenance.
Generation of significant volume of written content including but not limited to white papers, marketing material, conference presentations.
Develop and launch new products into viable, working markets by actively engaging externally with market participants, regulatory authorities, and/or third-party data providers. Lead the coordination of launch efforts internally with Products & Services, Market Regulation, Marketing, Operations, Clearing, Legal, and Corporate Communications.
Leverage his/her network to solicit feedback from industry participants, regulators, data providers, etc. through trade calls, surveys, industry events, trade shows and conferences. Report back intelligence gathered to relevant stakeholders through CME Group customer relationship management tool.
Perform routine and ad-hoc analysis, as needed, to ensure existing products continue to meet regulatory requirements. Understand the changing global regulatory environment to consider potential impact to product lines.
Provide marketing support by supplying data, analysis, and authoring product related materials. Prepare and deliver product presentations.
Research and design new exchange traded and OTC products in assigned product lines or market regions. Offer proposed solutions to others on R&PD team on product design based on his/her experience.
Work with the R&PD team to maintain viability of existing products by evaluating the impact of market trends, engaging with clients to gain insight and feedback, and complete maintenance activities on existing products. Identify and design viable product extensions. Propose necessary product and rule modifications where required and gain internal approvals. Skills & Software Requirements
Microsoft Office Suite
Salesforce a plus
Equity futures experience as an analyst or market practitioner
Very strong communications skills, sufficient at minimum to meet content generation needs