Maria Sanchez

Associate Director, Global Research & Design
S&P Dow Jones Indices
Biography

Maria Sánchez is Associate Director, Global Research & Design, at S&P Dow Jones Indices. Maria joined the team in September 2015 and focuses primarily on Latin America.

Prior to joining S&P Dow Jones Indices, Maria was a portfolio manager and trader of insurance and private pension fund mandates with HSBC Global Asset Management Mexico, developing ad-hoc investment strategies for their portfolios that focused on capital preservation and portfolio immunization within investment philosophy. She was also involved in the benchmark construction process for new clients.

Maria also held various roles at ING Bank Mexico, including structured product management, market risk management, and money market management.

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Understanding the Asset Class Risk Contribution of the S&P/BMV Mexico Target Risk Indices

The S&P/BMV Mexico Target Risk Index Series comprises four multi-asset class indices that are designed to serve as benchmarks for the Mexican pension system based on the risk tolerance levels of plan participants. Generally, younger individuals with longer time horizons until retirement will have greater risk tolerance and therefore higher exposure to risky assets such Read more […]

Does the S&P/BMV Mexico Target Risk Index Series Provide Inflation Protection?

As of Dec. 31, 2017, the year-over-year change in inflation for Mexico registered at 6.77%, a figure that raised concerns within the pension fund industry. One of the key risks facing retirees is the erosion of purchasing power of investment returns due to high inflation. Developing economies, such as Mexico, are more susceptible to rising Read more […]

Carbon Footprint Reporting in Mexico

At the most recent National AFORES convention, held jointly with FIAP International in Mexico City at the end of October 2017, Latin American institutional investors continued to show increasing interest in ESG-related topics and this was evident in the conference agenda.  In particular, the participants spoke about the following topics. Impact reporting: The ability to Read more […]

Managing Equity Risk in Brazil

Brazilian equity market experienced a significant pullback during the month of May due to political concerns.  The correction amounted to being the worst one-day drop since Dec. 30, 2009.  On May 18, 2017 alone, S&P Brazil BMI dropped 8.85%.  On the same day, the S&P/BOVESPA Low Volatility Index posted -5.72%, over 300 bps less than Read more […]