Chris Bennett

Director
Index Investment Strategy
Biography

Chris Bennett is Director, Index Investment Strategy at S&P Dow Jones Indices (S&P DJI). He provides research and commentary on the entire S&P DJI product set, including U.S. and global equities, commodities, fixed income, and economic indices.

Chris was previously part of S&P DJI from 2014-2016 as Senior Analyst, Index Investment Strategy. Prior to returning to S&P DJI, Chris was Manager, Corporate Strategy, at S&P Global, where he developed and supported enterprise-wide strategic initiatives driven by external market forces and internal opportunities for operational improvements. Before joining S&P Global, Chris was part of the Finance Leadership Development Program at Prudential Financial.

Chris attended Seton Hall University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in finance and information technology management, graduating magna cum laude. Chris is a CFA charterholder and a member of the Habitat for Humanity New York City Leadership Council.

Author Archives: Chris Bennett

The Smarter Investor

Investors have spoken: There is a world outside of traditional indexing, and they want in. “Smart beta” or factor indices bridge the gap between active and passive management by allowing investors to tilt toward specific investment attributes – for example, low volatility or high dividend yield.  These indices use factors in a rules-based, transparent manner Read more […]

When Did Everyone Get so Sick?

While the government squabbles over the future of healthcare, healthcare company executives can just sit back and smile.  Their investors can too. In the U.S., the healthcare sector significantly outperformed broad parent indices in the first quarter 2015, across capitalization ranges.  On a total return basis, the S&P 500® Health Care sector index gained 6.5% Read more […]

Consistency is Bliss

Following three consecutive weeks of declines for the S&P 500®, pundits are asserting that investors have more to fear than simply the Ides of March.  As of the market close on Friday the 13th, the S&P 500 had declined 3% in March on a total return basis. Defensive strategies can provide some protection from market Read more […]

Shelter from the Storm

Like many in the northern hemisphere, the S&P 500® felt a bit blue in January.  With the traditional winter frost came winds of volatility, which, like many of our holiday guests, overstayed their welcome.  On a total return basis, the S&P 500 declined 3% in January, as market volatility from the fall of 2014 lingered Read more […]