Louis Bellucci

Senior Director, Index Governance
S&P Dow Jones Indices
Biography

Louis Bellucci is Senior Director of Index Governance at S&P Dow Jones Indices (S&P DJI). He leads the Index Committee Management Group, managing the regional index committee chairpersons and ensuring the committees function as cohesive units, in accordance with policies and procedures, to make index governance decisions. Across the index committees, he drives global productivity and consistency by fostering healthy committee culture, improving processes, and optimizing committee composition. Louis serves as a member of the Index Governance Steering Committee, which sets the strategic direction of Index Governance. Additionally, he collaborates with the Index Governance Internal Control Group and other staff to periodically review and revise policies and procedures.

Prior to his role in Index Governance, Louis was Associate Director of Product Management, U.S. Equity Indices. He performed research analytics, client servicing, operational support, and business strategizing to position S&P DJI’s U.S. Equity Indices, including the S&P 500® and The Dow®, the most followed equity indices in the world. In order to provide insights and thought leadership, he calculated performance statistics and analyzed index data for research papers, client presentations, and marketing seminars. Additionally, he assisted in the development of new benchmarks for market participants and promoted their use.

Previously, Louis worked in Index Management and Production, where he led a team of index managers responsible for the rebalancing, daily production, and ongoing maintenance of S&P DJI’s U.S. and Canadian equity indices. In this role, he oversaw daily index management operations, including but not limited to review and creation of processes and procedures to improve operational performance, project delegation and prioritization, incident review and remediation, disaster recovery planning and testing, and subject matter expertise.

Louis holds a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from The College of New Jersey.

Author Archives: Louis Bellucci

Get to Know Mid-Cap U.S. Equities

S&P Dow Jones Indices’ recent paper “The S&P MidCap 400®: Outperformance and Potential Applications” shows that mid-cap stocks have often been overlooked in favor of other size ranges in investment practice and in academic literature. This is despite the fact that the S&P MidCap 400 has outperformed the S&P 500® and the S&P SmallCap 600® Read more […]

Large-Cap Real Estate Was the Top U.S. Segment in May

After four consecutive months of gains by the S&P 500®, the U.S. equity market broadly declined in May. The S&P 500, S&P MidCap 400®, and S&P SmallCap 600® declined 6.6%, 8.1%, and 8.9%, respectively. The primary catalyst was the renewed trade tension between the U.S. and China, which reversed course from the optimism coming out Read more […]

Historic Start for U.S. Equities Continues into the Start of May

The S&P 500® was up 3.93% in April, marking the fourth consecutive month of gains. The YTD gain of 17.51% was the best since 1987 and the fifth-best in the entire history of the index. The index set a new all-time high in April, surpassing the previous high close from Sept. 20, 2018. This completed Read more […]

S&P 500® Closes at New Record High

The S&P 500 closed April 23, 2019, at a new record high. The index’s closing value of 2,933.68 is the highest since the 2,930.75 posted on Sept. 20, 2018. From that previous high, the benchmark declined 19.86% to 2,351.10 by Dec. 24, 2018, narrowly avoiding bear market territory. December 2018 was the second-worst December in Read more […]

S&P 500® Has Best First Quarter in over 20 Years – But Upward Momentum Slows

The S&P 500 finished Q1 2019 up 13.07%. This was the best first quarter return since the 13.53% posted in Q1 1998. January’s 7.87% return was the best start to the year since 1987 (13.18%). The hot start cooled some with the 10th-best February since 1987, at 2.97%. In March, the upward momentum slowed further, Read more […]