Sunjiv Mainie

Managing Director, Global Research & Design
S&P Dow Jones Indices

Sunjiv Mainie is Managing Director of Global Research & Design at S&P Dow Jones Indices (S&P DJI). Sunjiv oversees a team of research analysts that combine their market knowledge and analytical skills to design indices, providing thought leadership across asset classes and index strategies.

Sunjiv has over 20 years of experience in financial markets. He began his career as a quantitative analyst and then portfolio manager at Fleming Asset Management. He was an early practitioner in factor-based investing; designing and implementing some of the firm’s flagship equity products. In addition, he managed thematic and multi-asset portfolios. He also worked at Trafalgar Capital Management and Proxima Alfa Investment Management (the latter as a Partner), where he continued to manage and oversee factor-based equity portfolios and strategies. He joined S&P DJI in 2014 as Head of Global Research & Design in EMEA.

Sunjiv is a CFA charterholder, and holds the CQF and an MBA. He graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a BEng (Hons) in electrical and mechanical engineering.

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Multi-Asset Income Strategies in a Low Interest Rate Environment

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Inside Factors: Value Investing

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