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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 20, 2021

S&P Global Clean Energy Index: A Path toward Greater Transparency

In April 2021, the S&P Global Clean Energy Index underwent changes to reduce constituent concentration, ease liquidity limitations, and improve index replication. The total number of constituents rose, and the weighting scheme was modified. As a provider of choice, S&P DJI also launched a focused index, the S&P Global Clean Energy Select Index, which consists…

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Apr 13, 2021

S&P Global Clean Energy Index Expands

Following a public consultation that concluded in March this year, S&P DJI announced the new composition of the S&P Global Clean Energy Index, which currently comprises 30 leading clean energy-related stocks, on April 2, 2021. The index is set to broaden when changes take effect on April 19, 2021. Clean energy is an area that…

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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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