Koel Ghosh

Head of Business Development, South Asia
S&P Dow Jones Indices
Biography

Koel Ghosh is the head of business development for S&P Dow Jones Indices in South Asia. Koel is responsible for business development, sales and ongoing client relationship management across South Asia. She explores new markets and works with market participants to offer suitable solutions.

Prior to joining S&P Indices in 2009, Koel gained wide experience in the asset management and financial industry. She previously served at IL&FS Mutual Fund and UTI Asset Management Company where she gained insights on the asset management industry through her marketing and sales roles. She extended her experience further in the investment management industry in her role at Thomson Reuters.

Recently, Koel has the additional responsibility as Head of Business Development at Asia Index Pvt. Ltd. (BSE & S&P DJI Venture). Koel is a Chartered Accountant and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

Author Archives: Koel Ghosh

Diversification and Risk Management

Recently, I attended a session by an expert on good health.  I was pleasantly surprised to learn that besides diet and exercise, emotional and spiritual health is essential to a holistic lifestyle. When there are many elements to achieving a certain goal, it is of primary importance that each of those elements is included and Read more […]

Passive Investing – Myth or Reality? Part 2

Active management, success always? As we discussed before, the success of active management is directly related to its outperformance of the benchmark it is comparing itself with.  In order to ensure consistency, active managers are reluctant to deviate from standards that include this comparison.  This leads them into situations where they may have to hold Read more […]

Passive Investing – Myth or Reality? Part 1

Indexing is certainly not a myth, and while active investing is a popular reality in Indian markets, we are seeing the slow and steady rise of indexed products.  In a recent article, John C. Bogle, the founder of Vanguard Group, said, “We are in the middle of a revolution led by indexing.”[1]  John C. Bogle’s Read more […]

Is Passive Growing Actively?

Global events this year have been transitional in nature, signaling change.  Examples of significant developments include the result of the Brexit vote, with the UK officially set to leave the EU and the new Prime Minister, Theresa May, preparing for upcoming changes, as well as the 58th U.S. Presidential election, which is empowering electors to Read more […]

Does it Have to Be Active OR Passive? Why Not the Best of Both Worlds?

The debate on active versus passive investing is endless, and there are strong arguments on both sides. The active side argues on the advantages of alpha, star fund managers’ year-over-year record performances, better market timing, and better stock picking backed by thorough research. On the other side, there is a strong passive argument for capturing Read more […]

2015’s Rising Tide of ETFs in India

In October 2015, the global ETF industry witnessed its all-time high of the year, with over 6,000 ETFs and ETPs and assets reaching the USD 3 trillion mark. The year also saw month-over-month increases in inflows to ETFs, with record increases in assets across regions.  Japan led in terms of year-to-date growth, with an increase Read more […]

Offering Choices…The S&P BSE AllCap

The importance of choice is gaining ground in all areas of life.  I really resonated to the latest advertisement from Amazon, “Hindustani Dil Kahta Hai, Aur Dikhao, Aur Dikhao!” (“The Indian heart says, Show me more, show me more!”).  I would agree that choice is not only important in our day-to-day lives; it also holds Read more […]

Variety is the spice of life….and it’s essential for indices, too.

Recently, I seem to have gotten a bit addicted to online shopping, after experiencing the ease of online transactions and the constant exposure to multiple options. Choice is important, and we are increasingly becoming spoiled by abundant choices in our everyday lives, be it with consumer goods or investments.  Online transactions are gaining popularity, not Read more […]

Comparing Apples to Apples: Suitability of Benchmarks

It can be interesting to try and explain the world of indices and benchmarks to people from non-financial backgrounds because, at times, it can pose a bit of a challenge.  For me, it is a revelation to find out that what I consider as generic information and common knowledge is not quite as simple for Read more […]

Sector Investing: Another Approach

As markets are becoming more advanced and mature, investment strategies are incorporating different styles and methods to achieve desired returns.  There are growth and value styles, fundamentally driven strategies, tactical allocation strategies, sector-based strategies and the list goes on. We never know when a trend toward a certain style or strategy may take off and Read more […]