Head of Research - CF Benchmarks

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Full Time Executive-level / Director
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About Kraken
Our mission is to accelerate the adoption of cryptocurrency so that you and the rest of the world can achieve financial freedom and inclusion. In our first decade, Kraken has risen to become one of the largest, most successful and respected crypto exchanges on the planet. 
We are changing the way the world thinks about finance and our range of successful products are playing a critical role in the mainstream adoption of crypto assets. We continue to trail-blaze into new territory with the introduction of Kraken Bank, providing a more seamless integration between crypto and the traditional financial system. This makes us the first crypto company (ever) to be awarded a U.S. state banking charter. 
Our diverse group of 2,000+ Krakenites are distributed all over the world as part of our 'remote first' culture, united by a shared passion for delighting customers, upholding crypto values and achieving our meaningful mission. We attract people who push themselves to improve, are radically transparent and think differently in order to unlock their potential. 
Crypto is a rapidly evolving industry and we’re just getting started. We’re growing fast and you're invited to join the revolution!
About the Role
The successful individual will be responsible for bringing the firm's indices “To life” by authoring investment research content that describes the markets that the firm's indices track through the lens of its index products. The right candidate will have a strong working knowledge of portfolio and financial theory and the cryptocurrency universe. The successful candidate will work closely with the Product, Sales and Marketing functions to distribute the content created with  maximum effect and target key client and influencer segments through paid for, earnt and social media. This role would allow the successful candidate to play a major part in an integral component of the wider cryptocurrency ecosystem and its development as an asset class.

What you'll do:

  • Assume lead responsibility of researching, writing, publishing, and presenting research on Digital Asset financial products within the wider asset management ecosystem.  
  • Generate index data led content to position the firm as a go to provider including through innovative ways of bringing the firm's indices to life. 
  • Work with group marketing to establish a framework for generating engagement with the firm’s products through in-depth analysis
  • Support the firm's commercial and go to market strategies by working closely with sales and produict functions, especially around new product launches
  • Work closely with the engineering and development team to automate quantitative content generation 

What you'll need:

  • A quantitative degree
  • Strong understanding of financial and portfolio theory
  • Strong understanding of economics and statistics within the asset management context.
  • Demonstrable track record of creating influential financial content that leverages data
  • 5 plus years’ experience gained in index provisions, investment research or investment management industries
  • Experience in a dynamic, fast paced, fintech environment a plus
  • Strong understanding of blockchain technology and cryptocurrency markets and their structure

Who you are:

  • Be motivated by the opportunity to define an emerging asset class
  • Confident in their views and able to articulate them
  • Understand the commercial impact of strong research
  • Able to generate results through multiple content formats and channels

We’re powered by people from around the world with their own unique backgrounds and experiences. We value all Krakenites and their talents, contributions, and perspectives.
Check out all our open roles at https://www.kraken.com/careers. We’re excited to see what you’re made of.  
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