A chat with Michael Mell, Senior Director, Custom Indices at S&P Dow Jones Industries to discuss the explosion in passive investing.
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Recently Tematica Investing’s Chief Investment Officer, Chris Versace, had the opportunity to chat with Michael Mell, Senior Director, Custom Indices at S&P Dow Jones Industries to discuss the explosion in passive investing that is occurring given consumers adopting exchange traded funds (ETFs) in their portfolios. Underneath the hood of a passive ETF is an index that it tracks that defines its investment strategy and style. The explosion in passive investing and ETFs have given rise to a plethora of custom indices, hence Chris’s conversation with Michael about the ins and out of passive investing and indexing. Along the way, he explains the role of S&P Dow Jones Custom Indices, including how he and Chris worked together to bring the NJCU New Jersey 50 Index (^NJCUPR) to life.