Jamie Farmer

Chief Commercial Officer
S&P Dow Jones Indices

Jamie Farmer is the Chief Commercial Officer at S&P Dow Jones Indices (S&P DJI) and has overall responsibility for S&P DJI’s global data and product licensing business, exchange relationships, and outreach to strategic user channels.

Prior to his current role, Jamie served as Managing Director, Index Data Services, overseeing S&P DJI’s commercial index data strategy and relationships with market data vendors. In addition, Jamie oversaw capital markets outreach, ensuring S&P DJI had an active voice in market structure and trading developments.

Jamie’s analysis of the Dow Jones Industrial Average®, indexing, securities industry, and multi-asset classes has been widely quoted in the business press, including the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, and other financial industry publications, as well as on television and radio. Previously, Jamie also led the Index Investment Strategy and Communications teams at S&P DJI.

Prior to joining S&P DJI, Jamie was executive director of Dow Jones Indexes and head of global business development and communications. In this role, he had oversight of all product licensing and product partner relationships, as well as marketing and public relations. Jamie was also responsible for the company’s relationships with global securities and derivative exchanges.

Prior to joining Dow Jones Indexes, Jamie was a senior associate of strategic relationships at Susquehanna International Group, LLP, a global institutional sales, research, and market-making firm based in Bala Cynwyd, PA, from 1999-2006. There, his primary focus was on the development of new products, such as cash-settled index options and exchange-traded funds. He also managed various marketing, equity research, and business development activities at SIG.

In 1991, Jamie began his career as vice president of marketing at the Philadelphia Stock Exchange (PHLX), where he was responsible for promotion and sales of PHLX’s sector indices, index-linked products, and the exchange’s other varied trading products and services.

Author Archives: Jamie Farmer

Top 10 Dow Jones Industrial Average Factoids – 2018 in Review

Does this describe 2018?  This perhaps?  What about this? Let’s be frank: the markets took a bit of a beating this year.  In contrast to the tremendous performance of last year, 2018 was markedly less enjoyable or serene: At the Close – the DJIA ends an ugly year on a positive note; the last session Read more […]

I’m Exhausted

T-G-I-F.  And I would’ve written something sooner about The Dow but the Wi-Fi in my underground bunker, where I retreated for the impending apocalypse, is spotty.  I’ll need to do something about that if this keeps up. Obviously, that’s a joke.  I don’t have Wi-Fi in my bunker.  But it’s no joke that this has Read more […]

The Passive Canon

A “canon” refers to the core texts that constitute the doctrine of a specific discipline.  Different faiths hold certain letters and books as canon.  The same can be said of a body of works that shaped and directed a culture.  The original Ghostbusters is, obviously, a canonic comic film and anyone who suggests otherwise should Read more […]

Hey, Dow Industrials. I have other work to do, ya know.

Yet here I am, writing about the DJIA crossing through yet another 1,000 point milestone – 25,000, no less – a mere 23 trading days after the last one and right on the tail of the 5 successive 1000 point marks achieved last year. With the 152.45 points (0.61%) gained during today’s session, the Dow Read more […]

It’s a New Day

Yesterday, the first markets day of the New Year, the Dow Jones Industrial Average® continued its advance, finishing up 104.79 points for a 0.42% gain. How does that stack up against the post-holiday return to trading in prior years? Meh…it was nothing special. Not to look a gift horse in the mouth, mind you. A Read more […]

The Top 10 Dow Jones Industrial Average Factoids – 2017 in Review

OK, that might be hyperbole.  This may not be the Top 10.  Let’s just say it’s a Top 10.  Regardless, it’s hard to deny that 2017 was a standout year for US equity markets.  To wit: At the Close – despite losing 118+ points during the final trading session, the DJIA ends the year at Read more […]

The DJIA Crosses 24k

Wow. It may not be experiencing quite the same year-to-date appreciation as bitcoin – nor its volatility, mind you – but by all accounts the Dow Jones Industrial Average has had a remarkable run in 2017.  And, powered Thursday by a gain of 331.67 points (+1.39%), it topped 24,000 for the first time in history. Read more […]

A Quick Primer on Benchmark Regulation

What Is It? The Benchmark Regulation (BMR) is a key part of the European Union’s (EU’s) response to the LIBOR scandal and the allegations of similar manipulation of foreign exchange and commodity benchmarks.  It is intended to protect investors by requiring greater transparency and stronger governance among firms that: 1) provide, 2) contribute to, or Read more […]

A Study of the Classics – Part 2

This scene came to mind after I recently posited a few indexing milestones. My intent was to opine on watershed moments in design, those individual indices that marked advancement, a change in approach, or increased utility.  Almost immediately, I received “Yeah, but what about…?” communiques. So forthwith I complete my all-too-brief, original list with the Read more […]

A Study of the Classics – Part 1

During a recent retreat to the Blue Ridge Mountains, I picked up a copy of Outside Magazine’s 40th Anniversary issue.  Nursing two fingers of bourbon, I paged through their feature on the seven most classic pieces of adventure gear.  Generally, it’s a great list.  Number 4, Ray-Ban Aviators?  Absolutely.  Number 7, Birkenstock sandals?  Yeah…no.  But Read more […]