Research Analyst Indices at KaikoPosted on: 05/26/2022
Location: London, United Kingdom (ON-SITE)
Kaiko Indices, a subsidiary company of Kaiko, aims at providing the traditional and digital markets with robust and reliable rates & indices, based on high integrity data. Kaiko Indices is committed to the highest level of transparency in the computation of our products; we have developed tools and methodologies to measure clear industry pulses. In line with our standard of index administration, Kaiko Indices uses various committees to constitute both effective governance and oversight of our benchmarks. We are looking for a Research Analyst who will be responsible for developing the digital asset research portfolio as well as work closely with the Product Manager who owns the Index Launch facility to expand its services, facilitating Product team autonomy in designing and launching new indices, and accelerating time to market. The Challenge: -------------- Reporting to the Kaiko Indices MD, the Research Analyst will be exposed to all the relevant stakeholders towards expanding our offering. You will be involved with: * Research - Create, enhance and maintain models of: + Reference data (crypto non-market data) fetching and mastering. + Taxonomy i.e. group digital assets sharing common traits together (similar to ICB in the traditional finance world) and be able to articulate the reasons behind said grouping. + Exchange ranking and vetting: assess the quality of exchanges covered by Kaiko with regards to different dimensions and design rules to only select the most trustworthy for the calculation of our rates. + Custodian ranking and vetting: assess the quality of crypto custodians and design rules to only select the most trustworthy. + Asset vetting: uses elements from the exchange and custodian vetting models to design rules defining which digital assets are deemed liquid, developed and tradable enough to become part of an index. * Product: support the product research, design and delivery through in depth analysis, specific research or added documentation. * Delivery & Launch: support the delivery and launch through testing, dedicated case studies, ensure Product Operations readiness to cater for new increments / products. You will also: -------------- * Own the libraries of Reference data & Taxonomy as well as all vetting mechanisms mentioned above, and ensure they smooth maintenance (most of are quarterly updated) * Collaborate laterally with all stakeholders in and out of Kaiko towards a successful design, delivery and launch of our product releases and increments * Build the relevant models, POCs dedicated to the development of the index business and iterate on those by yourself through your own implementation of the underlying financial math applied algos (python proficient) * Support Sales and marketing (materials, case studies, calls) * Support Product Operations (troubleshooting, launches, training, calls) About You: ---------- * Background with relevant research cursus. * Strong knowledge and understanding of digital asset markets. * Tech affinity towards owning an internal technical product. * Excellent communication skills, both internally and externally, able to break down complex concepts into simple terms. * Lateral leadership to drive decision making and impact on the product life cycle. * MSc. minimum in applied maths, economics, finance or equivalent. * Interested in the investment life cycle. * Fluent in English and French would be advantage What we offer: -------------- * An attractive compensation package * An entrepreneurial environment with a lot of autonomy and responsibilities. * Opportunity to work with an internationally diverse team. * The hardware of your choice to help you deliver your best work. * Good perks (remote friendly, multiple team events and staff surprises). Talent Acquisition Process: --------------------------- * Interview with the Talent Acquisition Manager * Call with the Hiring Manager * Case study * Cross team interviews with 2-3 team members Interested? Write a short letter to tell us why you’d be a good fit for this opportunity and why you’d like to join Kaiko. Please send your letter, along with your CV. As our working language is English, we would appreciate it if you send us your application and accompanying documents in English. Diversity & Inclusion: ---------------------- At Kaiko, we believe in the diversity of thought because we appreciate that this makes us stronger. Therefore, we encourage applications from everyone who can offer their unique experience to our collective achievements.