Hamish Preston

Senior Associate, Index Investment Strategy
S&P Dow Jones Indices
Biography

Hamish Preston is Senior Associate, Index Investment Strategy, at S&P Dow Jones Indices. The Index Investment Strategy team provides research and commentary on the entire S&P Dow Jones Indices product set, including U.S. and global equities, commodities, fixed income, and economic indices.

Hamish joined the Index Investment Strategy team in 2015. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the London School of Economics and graduated with distinction from the University of Birmingham with a master’s degree in financial economics.

Author Archives: Hamish Preston

When Market Timing Is Unusually Pointless

Among the many themes to have emerged in U.S. markets during the first six months of 2017, low volatility in equities and changes in the global interest rate environment—some realized and some anticipated—were particularly important drivers.  In a similar vein to our summary on Europe, here are some thoughts on these trends. The potential rewards Read more […]

Mightier than Le Pen

We publish a series of dashboards at the end of each month to summarize market performance in a number of regions. These dashboards include monthly reports on Risk and Volatility, as well as Factor Dashboards for the U.S. and for Europe on a quarterly basis. With June behind us, a half-yearly summary is in order. Read more […]

Rising Rates and Inflation: Implications for Equities

Even a cursory glance at financial markets indicates that market participants are expecting some form of interest rate increase in the near future—there has been a sell-off in the 10-Year U.S. Treasury Bond market, and certain sectors that are expected to benefit from such a rate increase have gained.  For instance, the S&P 500 Financials Read more […]