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Ari Rajendra

Senior Director, Strategy & Volatility Indices, S&P Dow Jones Indices

Ari Rajendra is Senior Director, Strategy and Volatility Indices at S&P Dow Jones Indices. He focuses on alternate beta strategies including factor-based strategies, dividends, and volatility, as well as quantitative, thematic, and asset-allocation strategies. In his role, Ari works closely with the sales, marketing, and global research & design departments to bring new ideas to market.
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Oct 19, 2020

Active U.K. Income Funds Endure Challenging Times

The U.K. has been one of the worst-hit countries in developed markets in terms of dividend cuts in 2020. One in two dividend-paying companies in the S&P United Kingdom BMI have cut dividends, while half of the remaining companies are also expected to cut dividends.1 A tough year indeed for equity income managers, as opportunity…

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Jul 9, 2020

Demystifying the June 2020 Annual Dividend Rebalance

During the months of March to May this year, dividend concerns came to the fore as many companies, globally, announced cuts, cancellations, and postponements to their respective dividend programs. We examined the impact of these public announcements on the S&P DJI Dividend Indices, and our assessment then revealed that the extent to which indices were…

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May 5, 2020

Impact of Dividend Announcements on S&P DJI Dividend Indices

Dividend-paying companies have been in the spotlight as a direct consequence of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and crude oil glut crisis. A combination of strained corporate cash flows and political intervention has seen many companies cancel, cut or postpone payments globally. In this blog, we examine the potential impact of these events on the S&P…

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