Information Services: currently 265 jobs.The latest job was posted on 24 Mar 18.
The financial services industry is driven by data and statistics - these are the meat upon which every financial professional bases his or her decisions and strategies. The information services industry comprises those companies and organisations which provide this information and data.
Most information services jobs are with ratings agencies, financially focused newswires and data providers.
Credit Rating Agency Jobs
Credit ratings agencies such as Fitch, Moody's and Standard & Poors exist to assess how likely it is that a debt such as a bond or a derivative will be paid back fully and on time. Both the issuer of the debt (a company, government or charity) and the debt itself are issued ratings.
Entry level positions in credit rating are focused on data gathering and analysis, but as you progress up the career ladder there is a greater emphasis on data interpretation.
Quantitative expertise is essential for credit rating jobs, as in an understanding of financial modelling. A head for macroeconomics is important when assessing the credit worthiness of governments.
Data Provider Jobs
Data providers such as Thomson Reuters and Bloomberg supply the financial markets and the global media with real time information such as share prices, exchange rates and analysis, as well as portfolio tracking tools.
Graduate roles in data provision include openings for data analysts and journalists. There are also regular opportunities for IT and software specialists, and for business development professionals.
Information services jobs are a good fit for those with an interest in financial news, world affairs and macroeconomics. Although not as highly paid as some other financial positions, senior jobs such as Head of Market Data are rewarding and fulfilling.