Jaime Merino

Director, Fixed Income
S&P Dow Jones Indices
Biography

Jaime Merino is Director, Fixed Income Indices, at S&P Dow Jones Indices (S&P DJI), and is responsible for the launch and management of fixed income products in Latin America. Jaime interfaces with clients and prospective clients in order to identify and communicate client-driven needs throughout Latin America. He implements and coordinates the tasks needed to ensure the smooth and timely launch of new S&P DJI fixed income indices in the region, and supports the indices by providing oversight of content used in marketing materials.

Prior to joining S&P Dow Jones Indices, Jaime worked for six years in Ixe Grupo Finaciero’s risk management department, specializing in liquidity and market risk. Jaime also served as head of quantitative analysis for mutual funds, specializing in fixed income for two years, after Ixe Grupo Financiero and Grupo Financiero Banorte merged.

Jaime has a bachelor’s degree in actuarial science from Universidad Anahuac and a master’s degree in financial mathematics awarded jointly by Heriot-Watt University and the University of Edinburgh.

Author Archives: Jaime Merino

No New Airport for Mexico Brings Big Hits to Its Markets

On Monday, Oct. 29, 2018, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, president-elect of Mexico, announced that he would cancel the construction of the new airport in Mexico City, which had reached 30% completion. After a four-day unofficial referendum, in which less than 2% of the voters participated, the upcoming president (who will assume office on Dec. 1, Read more […]

Other Strategies for Fixed Income in Brazil

Over the past 10 years, the highest overnight reference rate from the Brazilian Central Bank has been 14.25% from July 2015 through September 2016. In an attempt to hold back the depreciation of the Brazilian real and to keep inflation within the target range, the reference rate dropped 775 bps to 6.50% at the end Read more […]

A Quick Look at Chilean Sovereign Bonds and Indices

This blog is an update of a post from Dec. 7, 2017.  The transition of the BCS indices to S&P/CLX was completed on Aug. 6, 2018, and you can now find the S&P/CLX Fixed Income Indices on the BCS website. Now take another look at the fixed income offerings of the S&P/CLX Index Series with Read more […]

Mexican Currency and Elections

General elections (president, senate, and chamber of deputies) are around the corner. The eyes of every Mexican and many people around the globe are on the Mexico-Brazil match of the World Cup—wait, that is another story. Nobody knows what the outcome of the elections will be. We have seen different events where the polls were Read more […]

Mexican International Sovereign Debt Structure

To continue my last post about the Mexican sovereign debt structure, I will talk about the international debt issued by Mexico. The issuance of government securities in international markets is critical to achieve the Mexican federal government’s funding objectives. The process of the federal government’s securities allocation in international markets is as follows. The federal Read more […]

Mexican Sovereign Debt Structure

A couple of months ago, we took a look at the Chilean sovereign bond market and indices. This time, we will analyze the case of Mexico, starting with the local bond market, followed by its structure, and ending with its index performance. Mexican domestic sovereign debt is issued by the Ministry of Finance (Secretaría de Read more […]

The S&P 500 Bond Index and… Mexico!

When we talk about investments in the U. S., the first thing that comes to mind is the S&P 500®, since it is used to analyze and track large-cap stocks in the U.S. market. Following this iconic index, in July 2015 S&P DJI introduced the S&P 500 Bond Index, which is designed to be a Read more […]

Feliz Año Nuevo From Latin America

After Donald Trump became the 45th president of the U.S., the Dow® hit the 20,000 mark for the first time in history, there was a total solar eclipse, along with massive hurricanes, floods in Colombia, earthquakes in Mexico, a referendum in Catalonia, and the New England Patriots made an historic comeback in Super Bowl LI, Read more […]

A Quick Look at Chilean Sovereign Bonds and Indices

The Public Debt Office is the cornerstone of debt strategies for the Ministry of Finance in Chile. It supports liquidity and ensures stability in the local financial market through issuance and placement of treasury bonds. In this context, the Public Debt Office establishes referential interest rates in order to facilitate access to capital markets for Read more […]

What the Earthquake Left Us

It is interesting and amazing to see how people react to natural disasters.  Whether it be a hurricane, flood, tsunami, earthquake, and no matter where the disaster is located, the whole world takes notice and helps with anything they can.  This was certainly the case for Mexico after the 7.1 magnitude earthquake that shook the Read more […]