Rachel Du

Senior Analyst, Global Research & Design
S&P Dow Jones Indices

Rachel Du is Senior Analyst, Global Research & Design at S&P Dow Jones Indices (S&P DJI). Rachel is responsible for conceptualization, research, and design covering global strategy, factor based, alternative beta, and thematic equity indices.

Previously, Rachel worked for Dow Jones Indexes (CME Group Index Services, LLC), where she worked in index product research and development.

Rachel holds master’s degrees in electrical engineering and computational math from Texas A&M University.

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Introducing the Dow Jones Equity All REIT Capped Index

On April 13, 2020, the Dow Jones REIT Index Series welcomed a new index—the Dow Jones Equity All REIT Capped Index. The strategy is a subindex of the Dow Jones Equity All REIT Index, which was launched in January 1997. Although both indices were designed to measure the performance of all publicly traded REITs, the Read more […]

Return Efficacy of Profitability Metrics in International Small-Cap Equity

Despite both indices representing the U.S. small-cap market, the S&P SmallCap 600® has outperformed the Russell 2000 Index in 16 out of 24 calendar years, with an annualized excess return of 1.81%.[1] Prior research by S&P Dow Jones Indices[2] found that inherent differences in index construction drove the historical return differential. Notably, the profitability inclusion Read more […]