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.

Prior to his current role, Ari was at Deutsche Bank (London) for 10 years. As the European lead for Delta 1 Strategy, his responsibilities included publishing content, marketing products, and providing client solutions related to index and custom products. Additionally, Ari managed Deutsche Bank’s Global ETF Research product. Ari was also at J.P. Morgan for four years, responsible for European Equity Index Research, and held further roles at UBS and a proprietary trading firm.

Ari has a master’s degree in electrical and information engineering from University of Cambridge.

Author Archives: Ari Rajendra

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 Read more […]

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 Read more […]