Senior Associate-Senior Index Analyst


Date: Nov 19, 2021

Location: New York, NY, US

Company: New York Life Insurance Co



When you join New York Life Investments, a wholly owned subsidiary of New York Life Insurance Company, you are joining a global investment company with a long history and passion for career development, innovation, collaboration, and diversity, equity and inclusion. We want employees to feel proud about being part of a company that is committed to doing the right thing. Through various resources and programs, you can grow your career while developing personally and professionally.


As a top 25 global asset management firm with more than $600 billion in assets under management, we have an important mission: to help build a better financial future for our clients, our employees, and our communities. We invite you to bring your talents to New York Life Investments, so we can continue to help people achieve their financial aspirations. To learn more, please visit LinkedIn, our Newsroom and the Careers page of



IndexIQ, a New York Life Investments Company, is a trusted provider of innovative financial solutions. IndexIQ ETFs are built and delivered in a way that provides exposures that investors can rely on. A subsidiary of one of the oldest and largest insurance companies in the world, we have a solid foundation and the resources to continue our culture of innovation. IndexIQ has established a long track record of demonstrating the value of innovation. From offering the first liquid alternative ETF, to leveraging our multi-boutique platform, each ETF is thoughtfully constructed. Our specialized investment solutions help our clients meet the increasingly complex challenges they face in their portfolios today. With coverage across all broad asset classes, IndexIQ offers smart solutions for building better portfolios within:


•             Fixed Income: Core, municipal, investment grade, high yield

•             Equities: Domestic large and small cap, global/international

•             Alternatives: Hedge fund replication

•             Specialty: Merger arbitrage, commodity, real estate

Position Overview

The Senior Index Analyst will work closely with other members of the Index team, the Portfolio Management team and our external index partners as the primary point of contact for all index related queries and issues.  The Analyst will have regular daily index monitoring responsibilities as well as monthly/quarterly responsibilities related to index rebalances.  Additionally, he/she will also be expected to analyze the current workflow processes, identify potential areas for improvement and recommend and help implement solutions that are in line with industry best-practices.  As such, the ideal candidate will have experience working in an index operations environment and would be seeking an opportunity to build upon their experience.  The position will be based in New York Life’s midtown Manhattan home office.



  • Responsible for maintaining all indexes underlying the company’s ETFs, Mutual Funds, and SMAs.  This includes implementing periodic index rebalances, ensuring daily accuracy / quality control of indexes, and monitoring and adjusting for corporate actions and related index changes.
  • Communicating index updates and changes to the Portfolio Management team and to our external index partners.
  • Work with the Index team and NYLIM boutiques to help develop and maintain new investable indexes underlying ETFs, Mutual Funds and SMAs to be offered by the company.
  • Create and disseminate reports and other information relating to the company’s indexes internally and externally.
  • Assess the current workflow and recommend solutions to develop a robust platform that can be used to leverage future growth.


  • Work experience in the financial services sector (3-5 years) including 1-3 years of experience working in indexing
  • Prior experience with FTSE, S&P, NASDAQ and Solactive a plus
  • Knowledge of securities related data as it applies to both equities and fixed income instruments
  • Technology orientation including experience automating and streamlining processes (programming and data base skills highly preferable).  Very strong MS Excel and VB skills are a must
  • FactSet and/or Bloomberg experience preferred
  • Attention to detail and diligence is critical
  • Ability to multi-task and work efficiently in a team-oriented environment
  • Entrepreneurial spirit/self-starter


Bachelors degree required



Please note: During calendar year 2021, employees of Group Benefit Solutions can be considered for open positions within Group Benefit Solutions only. Applications from Group Benefit Solutions employees for open positions within other New York Life businesses are unable to be considered.

Job Requisition ID: 84932






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