Silvia Kitchener

Director, Global Equity Indices, Latin America
S&P Dow Jones Indices
Biography

A. Silvia Kitchener is Director, Global Equity Indices, Latin America in S&P Dow Jones Indices’ (S&P DJI) Product Management group. Silvia is product manager for the Latin America equity market, covering a wide variety of indices from broad benchmark to smart beta and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) indices.

Silvia has worked in the index industry for the past 20 years. Her experience extends to designing, managing, and promoting a wide range of indices that include the S&P Latin America 40, S&P MILA Pacific Alliance, S&P BRIC 40, S&P Property and REIT Indices, S&P 500® Low Volatility Index, S&P Shariah Indices, and many other thematic indices. She also works closely with product managers to regularly publish research and analytical reports on a variety of investment topics, including environmental themes, global REITs, and Islamic finance.

Silvia was a member of the Index Committee from 2008 until her move to the product management team in 2012. She was responsible for managing a number of global and strategy indices, as well as monitoring index methodologies for enhancements to keep indices current and practical for investors.

Silvia graduated magna cum laude from the New York Institute of Technology with a bachelor’s degree in communication art. She also has a master’s degree in information sciences from Columbia University.

Author Archives: Silvia Kitchener

Performance of Latin American Markets in Q2 2019

As most global markets and regions have performed well in the first half of 2019, it is great to see that Latin America has kept up with its more developed regional counterparts, although at a slower pace. The S&P Latin America 40 was up 3.4% for the quarter and 11.5% YTD. Similarly, the broader S&P Read more […]

Performance of Latin American Markets in First Quarter 2019

As we close the first quarter of 2019, we see that Latin America did well for the period. The broad regional index, the S&P Latin America BMI, yielded nearly 9% and the S&P Latin America 40, representing the blue-chip companies in the region, generated returns just shy of 8%. These were in line with the Read more […]

Latin America Scorecard: Q4 2018

It is that time of year when we look back at the memorable moments that made 2018 so special. In our case, we will look at the Latin American markets to see their development and performance. This past year was particularly exhilarating and terrifying at the same time, similar to the feeling one gets when Read more […]

Latin America Scorecard: Q3 2018

This quarter has brought mixed expectations for the region. The quarter itself resulted in overall positive returns. However, Latin America is still in the red for the year. The S&P Latin America 40, a widely used benchmark for the region, ended the quarter strong with a return of 6.4%. The countries that contributed to this Read more […]

What September Brings for the S&P/CLX Index Series

September is here. The entire Chilean investment community has been looking forward to this month for many reasons. For one, the transition of operations of the Chilean indices has been completed. S&P Dow Jones Indices (S&P DJI) is now the official index administrator of the Bolsa de Santiago’s indices. Secondly, the rebalancing and reweighting of Read more […]

Latin American Scorecard: Q2 2018

Q2 2018 showed that volatility is king in Latin America. The first quarter saw strong returns for the region, with Mexico lagging. In the second quarter, we saw a practical wipeout of all gains for the year and a return to negative territory for Latin America. Recent presidential elections in Mexico and Colombia, as well Read more […]

Latin American Scorecard: Q1 2018

March 30, 2018 marked the end of the first quarter of 2018, and so far, the regional indices for Latin America have shown strong performance. The S&P Latin America BMI, which is designed to measure the performance of 287 companies in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru, returned 7.4% for the period. Even more impressive Read more […]

Latin American Scorecard: Q4 2017

Latin America closed 2017 on a high note. This is the annual edition of this report where we will review the 2017 performance of country and regional indices, as well as the best performers and those that lagged behind. Latin America’s annualized returns, as measured by the S&P Latin America BMI (the broad regional index) Read more […]