McGraw Hill Financial Index Manager - Commodity Index Group in Mexico City, Mexico

Position Description


Index Manager

The Location:


The Team:

The Index Manager’s main function will be the daily maintenance (operation) of assigned commodity indices. The index manager will lead or coordinate daily research of and application of index events in accordance with the appropriate index methodology and will ensure that daily calculation is accurate and timely. The manager will rebalance assigned indices per index methodology document and handle customer inquiries based on the assigned index.

What’s in it for you:

The possibility to further develop your career within a global company.


  • Perform and coordinate daily calculations across the commodity index team and maintenance of new and existing indices in a proprietary index calculation platform. Generate and disseminate index values and attributes. Ensure accurate end-of-day calculation of each assigned index and timely distribution and dissemination to clients.

  • Construction and maintenance of complex Excel based index calculation models to verify index levels and to perform monthly and quarterly rebalances and annual index reconstitutions.

  • Maintain or improve customer focus with assigned commodity index clients on a daily basis by answering questions about changes in the index and client data requests and proactively communicating any major issues.

  • Understand complex index methodology to ensure that calculation and attributes correspond to the stated methodology. Oversee new index methodology and application to achieve its stated objectives.

  • Establish, execute and coordinate operational procedures and enhancements for the commodity group, leading to operational efficiencies while maintaining best practices for quality assurance, independence and objectivity.

  • Partner with technology and production support to further enhance our system capabilities and accommodate business growth. Perform User Acceptance Testing (UAT).

  • Manage and maintain relationships with key members of other groups within S&P Index Services, across other S&P departments, particularly IT.

What We’re Looking For:

  • Bachelor’s Degree. Advanced degree in business finance, accounting, economics, math, statistics, or engineering strongly preferred

  • Minimum of 2 years professional experience working with commodity indexes either at a service provider or direct user at a bank or fund manager**

  • Superior computer skills in Excel, Word and related applications. Experience with Thomson Reuters Eikon, FactSet, IDC or other commodity financial applications a strong plus

  • A demonstrable understanding of global financial markets, experience dealing with customers in a demanding environment

  • Excellent analytical capabilities working with large data sets, to aid in solving non-routine problems in a timely fashion with keen attention to detail

  • Ability to work independently, maximizing efforts to ensure efficiency, accuracy & on-time delivery while taking on new initiatives

  • Strong desire to work in commodities for the leading index provider

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Must be able to work with complex financial models and index methodologies

  • Must ensure that members of the Index Committees have all necessary information and analysis to understand and take on the maintenance of the indices being developed

  • Reliance on multiple departments, partners and vendors for data and analytic platforms

  • Must be able to handle large volumes of data with due care and attention to ensure complete accuracy