Market Data Administrator

Schroder Investment Management (Singapore) Ltd
13 Sep 2017
15 Sep 2017
Contract Type


Team Overview

The Market Data Services team is a specialist data content and commercial management function which provides industry-leading guidance and support for the acquisition, provisioning and governance of financial data to all areas of the firm globally. Our mandate is to ensure we operate best practice standards in the maintenance and supply of Market Data. With a diverse user-base comes immensely varied requirements for data and we support these needs by utilising the subject matter expertise and financial knowledge that our team is expected to demonstrate

Overview of role within Market Data

As part of our regional growth into Asia Pacific, we require an experienced Market Data Administrator. The role which reports into the team lead in London requires a good knowledge of Market Data operations with specific relevance to activities within an investment management company. Business Services oversee all invoice and inventory management activities in coordination with Commercial Management and Business Analysis. There is a requirement for interaction with several internal groups to educate and manage operating behaviours. Our function's ability to deliver long term value depends on being successful at providing industry best practice and cross-functional collaboration with other Market Data teams

Key workflows for this function within Market Data include:

  • Facilitation of BAU requests for services

  • Entitlements and user permissioning

  • Product utilisations

  • Invoice management

  • Inventory management

  • Contract management - entry into inventory

  • Vendor reporting and declarations

  • Monthly processes - month-end checks, inventory preparation,¬† due diligence

  • Query resolution (invoices, permissions)

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist in the management of market data and commission based research services globally

  • Assist in the BAU process of ordering data, including the process for indices

  • Manage administrative tasks include, invoice processing and daily/monthly processes

  • Contract management through the accurate processing of new contracts into inventory

  • Vendor liaison to ensure service permissioning and de-permissioning is administered appropriately

  • Invoice management (reconciliation, approvals and payments)

  • Service enablements

  • Inventory updates & housekeeping, including currency updates

  • Building of reporting templates from inventory

  • Service/vendor uploads

  • Engagement with Finance and user-base around costs, recharge and service availability

  • Headcount moves & cost centre updates

  • TechLink (ServiceNow) requests for additional services

Essential Skills

  • A proven track record in Market Data administration

  • Good knowledge of Investment Management - what we do as a firm/how we make money

  • Experience of working with vendors including, Bloomberg, Factset, Thomson Reuters

  • Experience of market data inventory systems, specifically FITS (from The Roberts Group)

  • Excellent communication and relationship skills

  • Ability to drive query resolution with billing functions at our providers

  • ¬†Attention to detail and a flexible attitude

  • Able to work to tight deadlines, particularly in relation to diarised processes

  • Strong MS-Office to include Excel