Information Services: currently 246 jobs.The latest job was posted on 17 Mar 18.
Information services specialists collate market and industry information to be used by financial services companies to inform their strategies and trading decisions.
Larger corporations may have their own in house information services departments while smaller companies rely on external information services consultancies.
Financial services firms need a vast quantity of information to be distilled into manageable reports, which are then used when making lending, trading or investment decisions. The information is also useful when assessing a firm or bank's current performance in relation to the rest of the industry.
Specialist providers of information services include credit rating agencies such as Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s, who issue reports assessing the likelihood that an organisation issuing a debt sold on the public market (mainly bonds) will be able to repay those debts at the specified redemption time.
Data providers are a specialist service under the information services umbrella, that focus on producing global media and international financial services firms with real-time information about company share prices, currency exchange rates, and analytics. They also provide software and tools used for tracking portfolios.
Data Services and Information Services Careers
Entry level positions with information services consultancies or departments usually involve gathering data and performing some basic analysis. The role of senior analyst involves more responsibility for drawing conclusions by interpreting the data, such as applying a credit rating. These ratings are based in part on mathematical models, and it is for this reason that, applicants with mathematics based degrees are highly sought after.
As with most financial services organisations, there are also a number of opportunities to work in supporting functions that are integral to the success of the business, such as HR and IT.