Alex Matturri

Chief Executive Officer
S&P Dow Jones Indices
Biography

Alex Matturri is chief executive officer at S&P Dow Jones Indices, responsible for all aspects of the index business globally.  S&P Dow Jones Indices offers investment professionals around the world an array of products from efficiently representative indices to broad comprehensive benchmarks.

Previously, Alex was senior vice president and director of Global Equity Index Management at Northern Trust Global Investments (NTGI).  There, he was responsible for all facets of passive equity portfolio management and trading, overseeing a $185 billion passive investment business for the world’s third-largest quantitative manager.  In addition to leading investment teams in the U.S., Europe and Asia, Alex was a driver for the global expansion of the passive investment business across all regions.  Alex joined NTGI in 2003 with the company’s acquisition of Deutsche Asset Management’s Index and Quantitative Investment business.  At Deutsche, he served as director and senior index investment strategist.

From 1987 until joining Deutsche in 2000, Alex served as vice president and division head at The Bank of New York where he managed the Special Investment Products group which provided investment management, product development, and trading for equity derivatives and quantitative strategies.  Alex was a pioneer in the use of equity derivatives and exchange traded funds in institutional and high-net-worth portfolios.  In 1993 Alex started The Bank of New York’s transition management business which was one of the first providers of portfolio transition and asset reallocation services.  His experience before The Bank of New York included roles as a risk arbitrage analyst at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette and security analyst at First Fidelity Bank.

Alex is a Chartered Financial Analyst and is admitted as an attorney in New York and New Jersey. He is also a member of the CFA Institute and The New York Society of Security Analysts. Alex holds a BS in finance with honors from Lehigh University and a JD from Syracuse University College of Law.

Author Archives: Alex Matturri

Ties with Exchanges Create Win-Win

Recently I had the pleasure to visit some of our key exchange partners in Asia and kick-start some milestone initiatives there. Our strategic agreements with the Korea Stock Exchange (KRX) and the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE) further strengthen our presence in this fast-growing region and boost our profile as a leading international financial market index Read more […]

SEC Takes a Troubling Step Back from Transparency

The Securities and Exchange Commission recently issued exemptive orders to three new exchange-traded funds – essentially granting approval to allow these funds to proceed to market – that dramatically liberalize the operations of “self-indexers”. Such firms not only manage the ETF, they (or an affiliated entity) also maintain the index on which that product is Read more […]

What’s in a Name

Picking the right ETF among the hundreds that are currently available is certainly a formidable task for many investors – one that has been made more difficult by iShares recent announcement that it is removing index names from a number of its ETFs. Why should this raise concerns for investors and for the financial industry Read more […]