Wednesday webinar at one: The evolution of index-based thematic strategies

Wednesday 18 January 2023 | 13:00 - 13:40 | Webinar

The proliferation of new datasets and the application of sophisticated technologies have helped create the next generation of rules-based thematic indices.

Harnessing vast data, advanced machine learning and an adaptive classification framework to systematically identify where innovation is happening, the S&P Kensho new economies composite index tracks the companies that are propelling the fourth industrial revolution and pioneering new transformative industries.

Join this session to learn more about S&P Kensho indices and S&P DJI’s wide range of thematic index solutions.


Registration: 12:55

Event: 13:00 - 13:40

CPD Points: 0.75


Ari Rajendra, Senior Director of Strategy Indices, S&P Dow Jones Indices

Ari Rajendra is Senior Director, Strategy Indices at S&P Dow Jones Indices. He focuses on alternate beta strategies including factor-based strategies, dividends, and volatility, as well as quantitative, thematic, and asset-allocation strategies. In his role, Ari works closely with the sales, marketing, and global research & design departments to bring new ideas to market.

Prior to his current role, Ari was at Deutsche Bank (London) for 10 years. As the European lead for delta 1 strategy, his responsibilities included publishing content, marketing products, and providing client solutions related to index and custom products. Additionally, Ari managed Deutsche Bank’s Ggbal ETF research product.

Ari was also at J.P. Morgan for four years, responsible for European equity index research, and held further roles at UBS and a proprietary trading firm.

Ari has a master’s degree in electrical and information engineering from University of Cambridge.

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