Akash Jain

Associate Director, Global Research & Design
S&P BSE Indices
Biography

Akash Jain is part of the Global Research & Design group at S&P Dow Jones Indices, which is responsible for conceptualizing and developing new investable index-based products across different asset classes. He represents S&P Dow Jones Indices at media engagements, conferences, and other client events.

Akash is an integral part of Asia Index Private Limited, which is a partnership between S&P Dow Jones Indices and BSE Limited (formerly Bombay Stock Exchange).

Akash joined S&P Dow Jones Indices in 2016. He has been in the financial markets for more than six years, including at Deutsche, Credit Suisse, and Edelweiss, with experience in both the buy side and the sell side. He has worked extensively in researching, back-testing, and trading portfolios across different asset classes.

Akash attained his Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) degree from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Bombay) and holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Saïd Business School (University of Oxford).

Author Archives: Akash Jain

In Which Market Cycles Do Active Funds Add the Most Alpha?

Those who invest in active funds may expect portfolio managers to deliver excess returns over their benchmark indices for the fee they paid.  However, results from the SPIVA® (S&P Indices Versus Active) India Scorecard suggest this may not always be the case.  The scorecard, which is a biannual report, attempts to capture the performance of Read more […]

SPIVA® India Year-End 2016 Scorecard: Underperformance of Active Funds Versus S&P BSE Benchmark Indices

Various events during the second half of 2016, both global—such as the U.S. Federal Reserve rate hike and the U.S. elections—and domestic—such as passage of the GST bill in Parliament and demonetization—kept Indian markets volatile.  Over the one-year period ending December 2016, Indian equity markets underperformed Indian bond markets.  The S&P BSE 100, which seeks Read more […]

2016 Market Performance through the Lens of Smart Beta

Participants in the Indian equity market in 2016 may have been disappointed with the muted performance by broad equity market indices (the S&P BSE SENSEX was up 3.47% for the year), while other asset classes such as bonds showed strong performance (the S&P BSE Bond Index was up 13.2%).  Where could market participants have found Read more […]

Smart Beta in India

2016 has been an unpredictable year on many fronts, whether it was Leicester City FC winning the Premier League, the Brexit, or the U.S. election results.  In India, “demonetization” and the Goods and Services Tax (GST) are fundamentally altering fund managers’ target portfolios.  Active institutional fund managers have the benefit of professionally run research teams. Read more […]