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Markit Associate, Product Analyst, Loan Reference Data – Dallas, TX

28 July 2014





Markit Associate, Product Analyst, Loan Reference Data – Dallas, TX





Department overview:

Markit WSO is the industry leader in leveraged loan and high-yield solutions and provides comprehensive products and services for portfolio management, administration, reporting, and analysis.

Position summary

Loan Reference Data (LRD) Operations is a liaison between clients, Markit WSO Web, Markit WSO Data and Markit Loan Pricing. The team analyses, handles and organizes all of the initial data deal setup. Markit currently has an opening for a Loan Reference Data Product Analyst to assist with the day-to-day operations of the business.

Duties & accountabilities

  • Provide quality assurance checks on pre/post trade settlements
  • Analyse all aspects of the new deal closing, credit agreements, amendments and restructures
  • Deal with corporate action events when they arise
  • Process data, manage exceptions, creation of new assets, and interact with clients
  • Provide written emails to management with the audit findings and trend analysis
  • Create new loans in WSOData and set up current contracts and amortization schedules
  • Create new assets in WSOWeb (Bonds, CDS, ABS, Equities)
  • Review and recommend changes to policies and procedures to improve data and auditing
  • Maintain documentation library by requesting and updating documents
  • Manage all loan identifiers
  • Perform ad hoc reporting, analysis, and investigate issues providing explanations and interpretation
  • Protect the business through documentation, policies and procedures, metrics and data validations
  • Interact with appropriate individual/entities to gather all pertinent information in order to reflect the accuracy of the referential data
  • Strong data analysis skills, ability to query and analyse large volume of financial data
  • Work in fast paced environment
  • Must be able to document processes thoroughly and be well organized
  • Detailed oriented and shows initiative
  • Advance Excel skills, working knowledge with MS Office, Access Database and SQL query

Business competencies

Education and experience

  • BA or BS or equivalent experience

Commercial awareness

  • General knowledge of syndicated loans is a plus
  • Knowledge of Moody’s and S&P corporate rating structure and methodology is a plus

Management requirements

  • Ideal candidate will demonstrate ability to manage multiple tasks, work with little direction on routine tasks, and show a strong desire to learn new contexts and skills

Personal competencies

Personal impact

  • The candidate must be a self-starter, able to take multiple tasks at a time, hardworking and efficient


  • Must demonstrate superior communication skills both written and verbal


  • Being a team player is a vital aspect of the position, and it is expected that the candidate will work well individually, as well as in a team environment


Company overview

Markit is a leading global diversified provider of financial information services. We provide products that enhance transparency, reduce risk and improve operational efficiency. Our customers include banks, hedge funds, asset managers, central banks, regulators, auditors, fund administrators and insurance companies. Founded in 2003, we employ over 3,000 people in 11 countries. For more information, please see



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