Director, Global Equity Indices, S&P Dow Jones Indices
Sean Freer is Director, Global Equity Indices at S&P Dow Jones Indices (S&P DJI). He is responsible for the product management of S&P DJI’s global equity, real estate and Islamic indices including the S&P/ASX Series. In this role, Sean supports S&P DJI’s efforts developing new benchmarks for international equity markets and promotes their use among clients in the Asia-Pacific region. He also regularly publishes research, analytical reports and market commentary on a variety of international investment topics.
Prior to joining S&P DJI, Sean was a senior product specialist at Franklin Templeton, supporting a number of business development and client retention activities for their global, emerging market and U.S. equity investment platforms. He has also had roles as a product manager, proposal writer and investment writer at AMP Capital Investors, Russell Investments and Fidelity International. Before joining the financial services industry in 2006, Sean was a broadcast journalist in Queensland, Australia.Sean holds a master’s degree in international relations from Dublin City University and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Queensland.
The S&P China 500 bucked the trend of a broad market downturn, posting a 2.8% gain for Q2 2022. In terms of sectors, Consumer Discretionary and Consumer Staples grew nearly 15% each over the quarter, while the Industrials and Energy sectors were also additive to performance. The S&P China 500 outperformed the broader S&P Emerging…