Alka Banerjee

Managing Director, Product Management
S&P Dow Jones Indices
Biography

Alka Banerjee is Managing Director, Product Management at S&P Dow Jones Indices (S&P DJI). Alka heads up S&P DJI’s Product Management Group, which has global responsibility for the commercial success of each of S&P DJI’s product lines: U.S. Equity, Global Equity, Fixed Income, Commodities, Real Assets, Strategy, and Custom indices, as well as Data.

Since September 2013, Alka has served as CEO of Asia Index Private Limited, a joint venture between S&P DJI and the BSE of Mumbai, India’s premier stock exchange.

Alka has over 18 years of experience in the global indexing business, both at S&P DJI, and at the Bank of New York. She has pioneered a large number of initiatives at S&P DJI, ranging from developing global smart beta indices to more niche themes like Shariah and socially responsible investing. In addition to evaluating and improving existing market capitalization weighted benchmarks, Alka has led S&P DJI’s efforts for new index developments for Africa, China, Korea, India, Latin America, and throughout the Middle East.

Alka frequently presents at indexing and investing events, and is widely cited in the press. In 2015, she was recognized as one of the twenty most influential global Indian women by The Economic Times, one of India’s leading newspapers. Alka holds a master’s in economics from Lucknow University in India and an MBA in finance from Pace University in New York.

Author Archives: Alka Banerjee

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Investing in Solutions: Leaders in Finance and Climate

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Hope is a Good Thing

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