Pavel Vaynshtok

Managing Director, Global Head of Strategy Indices
S&P Dow Jones Indices

Pavel Vaynshtok is Managing Director and Global Head of Strategy Indices at S&P Dow Jones Indices (S&P DJI). Strategy Indices are a growing area in the indexing and investment landscape—they encompass all of S&P DJI’s indices that are not market capitalization weighted. Pavel oversees product pipeline and initiatives of the Strategy Indices Product Management team, including single- and multi-factor indices, quantitative asset allocation strategies such as multi-asset, risk management, and volatility, and thematic strategies. He is responsible for the overall commercial success of Strategy Indices globally.

Prior to joining S&P DJI, Pavel worked as a Senior Fund Manager at ICMA-RC/Vantagepoint Investment Advisers, where he managed asset allocation strategies and conducted quantitative research. Previously, he served as a Managing Director and a Senior Portfolio Manager at JPMorgan Investment Management, where he managed Behavioral Finance equity funds. Additionally, Pavel served as the Head of Quantitative Research and a Portfolio Manager at ING Investment Management, and he started his career at Andersen Consulting.

Pavel holds a Bachelor of Science in operations research from the Columbia University School of Engineering and an MBA from the University of Michigan Business School. Pavel is a CFA charterholder.

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