Associate Director, Strategy Indices, S&P Dow Jones Indices
George Valantasis is Associate Director, Strategy Indices at S&P Dow Jones Indices (S&P DJI). He focuses on alternate beta strategies, including factor-based indices, dividends and volatility, as well as quantitative, thematic and asset-allocation strategies. In his role, George works closely with the sales, marketing and Global Research & Design departments to bring new ideas to market.
Prior to S&P DJI, George worked at Deutsche Bank within quantitative investment strategies (QIS) as an analyst on a risk premia platform. In this role, George developed and executed investment strategies across multiple asset classes to provide portfolio solutions for institutional clients. George has also had roles as an Investment Associate at Cambridge Associates and Senior Investment Associate at Northern Trust.A Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), George holds a Master of Science in Finance degree from Vanderbilt University and a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Florida.
Investors are increasingly aspiring to align their investment objectives with their personal and societal values. At the same time, dividends are at the top of investors’ minds, as monetary policies tighten globally and volatility in the financial markets increases. In light of these trends, S&P Dow Jones Indices (S&P DJI) recently launched the S&P 500®…