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

The Dow Jones Industrial Average in 2013? Yeah, that went well…

A steadily improving economy and no small amount of performance-enhancing stimulus from the Fed re-enthused equity investors in 2013, leading the Dow Jones Industrial Average to finish in record territory. Let’s go to the tape: Impressive Climb – The DJIA finished the year at 16,576.66, up 3,472.52 or 26.50%.  That performance leaves us with the Read more […]

Sell in May and go away. You’re sure?

We’re all familiar with that old adage.  The theory says that trading slows during the summer months, markets can be a bit more turbulent and you’re better off closing out your positions, getting to the beach and enjoying your Pimm’s Cup in relative peace. But as my colleague Craig Lazzara pointed in his recent post, Read more […]

25 and Counting for the Dow

The number 25.  Christmas Day.  The atomic number of manganese.  The jersey number typically reserved for a baseball team’s best slugger.  And to date in 2013, the number of new highs hit by the Dow Jones Industrial Average.  Year to date through Friday (July 12) the Dow, ending the session at 15,464.30, has closed at Read more […]