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S&P Capital IQ and S&P Indices are led by seasoned professionals with years of experience in the financial services industry. Learn more about them here.
Lou Eccleston is president of S&P Capital IQ and Chairman of the board of S&P Dow Jones Indices, businesses of The McGraw-Hill Companies. S&P Capital IQ is a leading provider of multi-asset class data, research and analytics to institutional investors, investment advisors and wealth managers around the world. S&P Dow Jones Indices is a global leader in providing investable and benchmark indices to the financial markets. To date, we calculate over 830,000 indices in real-time or at the end of day, and is home to some of the world’s most followed and recognized stock market indices.
Lou joined Standard & Poor’s in 2008 as executive managing director of Fixed Income Risk Management Services (FIRMS). Before joining Standard & Poor’s, Lou was chairman and chief executive officer of Pivot Inc., a leading provider of communications networks for institutional investors. Previously, he served as president of Global Sales, Marketing and Services for Thomson Financial, leading the integration of separate sales, service and marketing operations around the world into one globally coordinated entity. Lou was also president of the Banking and Brokerage division for Thomson Financial, its largest business operating group at the time, where he led the develop-ment and launch of Thomson ONE. Lou also spent 14 years as a managing director with Bloomberg L.P., where he helped build sales and customer service initiatives for the desktop, trading systems, the electronic brokerage business and media operations.
Mr. Ackerman is Managing Director at S&P Capital IQ, where he is responsible for the strategy, execution and daily operations tied to the growth and maintenance of the Third Party Research Network. This Network, which consists of participating third party research firms located around the world, is utlized in S&P Capital IQ's desktops, feeds, and other products & capabilities tailored for investors and the capital markets.
Mr. Ackerman is a highly recognized expert in global information, analytics and research product & services that are sold, paid for & fulfilled via electronic platforms. He has a substantial track record of success in leading and operating multinational businesses serving various client segments within the global capital and corporate markets.
Mr. Ackerman holds an MBA from the Fordham University Graduate School of Business and a BA from Tufts University.
Kenneth C. Caruso
Ken Caruso is the Vice President of Human Resources for S&P Capital IQ and S&P Dow Jones Indices. In this capacity, Ken is responsible for providing strategic human resources leadership, and directing initiatives in talent management and development, organization design, change management and executive recruitment. He ensures that HR activity helps drive the continued growth and competitiveness of these business lines worldwide.
Prior to joining Standard & Poor’s, Ken held the positions of senior director of human resources at J.D. Power and Associates and Business Week, both operating units within The McGraw-Hill Companies’ Information & Media segment. In these roles he made significant contributions in the arenas of talent management, leadership development and organizational restructuring.
Ken’s experience prior to McGraw-Hill includes executive-level global positions in the human resources departments at MasterCard International and Citigroup’s Investment Bank, in both New York and London.
Ken earned a bachelor’s degree from the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University. He spent his early career as a consultant in the Change Management practice of Andersen Consulting, based in New York.
Harry Chopra leads the global sales and client services function for S&P Capital IQ. Harry brings over 26 years of sales and marketing experience in multiple geographies and industries to his current role.
Prior to joining the firm, Harry was at Citigroup Asset Management, where he had the opportunity to work in both institutional and retail distribution. In the institutional space, Harry was the head of institutional marketing that supported over $180 billion in assets under management, across fixed income, equities and alternative asset classes. In the retail space, Harry was the global relationship manager, managing a $9 billion relationship with the international component (EMEA, Asia Pacific and Latin America) of Citigroup’s global consumer bank.
He has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of Delhi and an MBA in marketing from The University of Michigan. In addition, for his prior role at Citigroup Asset Management he held Series 7 and Series 24 Licenses from the NASD. Most recently, Harry was sponsored by the firm to be a part of the Columbia Business School’s Executive Education program designed around the challenges of leading large organizations.
Robert Coppola is the Chief Technology Officer for S&P Capital IQ and S&P Dow Jones Indices. He is responsible for driving the overarching technology strategy, architecture, and development in addition to execution and operations for these business lines. Bob brings over 20 years of industry experience to the role.
Prior to joining S&P Capital IQ and S&P Dow Jones Indices, Bob was Global Head of Technology, Service, and Operations at Thomson Reuters where he was accountable for the technology and operations supporting the Editorial, News, and Media business lines in addition to IT and productivity tools for all employees.
Over the past 20 years Bob has accumulated a broad range of business, technology, and support experience within the financial services and media industries. His previous responsibilities include roles as Chief Reliability Officer and Global Head of Customer Service at Thomson Financial, Global Head of Research and Data, General Manager of Product Strategy, Global Head of Transaction Product Sales and Implementation, and Global Head of Integration Services at Bloomberg LP. The aforementioned broad range of experience which includes; business development, product management, software development, innovation, technology, operations, sales, customer service, and strategy aggregates into a unique perspective and understanding of the financial services business, technology, and product development. Along with this experience Mr. Coppola brings a strong track record of success through execution that includes the incubation of start-up efforts, evolution of well established legacy products and operations to meet rapidly evolving business needs on a global scale, and a focus on innovation by stretching technology capabilities to solve complex business challenges.
Bob is a graduate of Rutgers University and has been a member of the New Jersey Institute of Technology Board of Visitors since 2008 where he has been an active contributor focused on driving changes in curriculum that will better prepare computing science students and graduates for the dynamic and challenging opportunities that exist within Financial Services.
Fabienne Gimenez is a Managing Director at S&P Capital IQ and S&P Dow Jones Indices. Fabienne’s role is to lead the formulation of business strategies that helps these business lines achieve their long-term objectives for growth and global expansion. In addition, Fabienne heads business development efforts for external alliances and acquisitions. In her current role, Fabienne has shaped the overall strategy and developed a set of strategic organic and inorganic options for the newly created organization. Fabienne joined the firm in 2008 and prior to her current role served in a similar capacity for the entire S&P franchise including Ratings.
Fabienne has a broad and successful background in the global financial services arena, having spent the last 17 years working across North America and EMEA. Prior to Standard & Poor’s, Fabienne was at Thomson Financial (based both in London and NY) where she was a vice president within the EMEA COO unit with responsibility for international business development, and within the strategy group for competitive intelligence and market research. Her contribution in both roles substantially aided the organization to grow, create efficiencies for the business in the French speaking region and enabled the firm to become more aware of competitive and industry conditions to act upon them.
Prior to this assignment, Fabienne was Senior Vice President at Euronext, leading their North American international listing efforts and was an institutional equity salesperson for the Middle East and NY offices of EFG-Hermes (the largest Middle Eastern investment bank). Fabienne started her career in France as a private equity analyst.
Fabienne is fluent in English and French. She holds an MBA and a post graduate degree in Finance from University of Toulouse, France.
Del Johnson was named Chief Financial Officer for S&P Capital IQ and S&P Dow Jones Indices in November 2010 and he is responsible for the entire global finance organization for the business lines. These responsibilities encompass all financial activities including budgeting, financial planning, internal controls, strategic plan development and acquisition/divestitures valuation and diligence.
Del has held a number of financial positions throughout The McGraw-Hill Companies since joining the audit department in 1992. Most recently, he served as senior vice president for S&P Investment Services and before that vice president Equity Investor Services. Prior to joining the company Del spent 8 years in public accounting with Deloitte and Touche.
Del holds a BS in Accounting and a concentration in Management Information Systems from Bucknell University and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Alexander J. Matturri, Jr. CFA
Alex Matturri is chief executive officer at S&P Dow Jones Indices, responsible for all aspects of the index business globally. S&P Dow Jones Indices offers investment professionals around the world an array of products from efficiently representative indices to broad comprehensive benchmarks.
Previously, Alex was senior vice president and director of Global Equity Index Management at Northern Trust Global Investments (NTGI). There, he was responsible for all facets of passive equity portfolio management and trading, overseeing a $185 billion passive investment business for the world’s third-largest quantitative manager. In addition to leading investment teams in the U.S., Europe and Asia, Alex was a driver for the global expansion of the passive investment business across all regions. Alex joined NTGI in 2003 with the company’s acquisition of Deutsche Asset Management’s Index and Quantitative Investment business. At Deutsche, he served as director and senior index investment strategist.
From 1987 until joining Deutsche in 2000, Alex served as vice president and division head at The Bank of New York where he managed the Special Investment Products group which provided investment management, product development, and trading for equity derivatives and quantitative strategies. Alex was a pioneer in the use of equity derivatives and exchange traded funds in institutional and high-net-worth portfolios. In 1993 Alex started The Bank of New York’s transition management business which was one of the first providers of portfolio transition and asset reallocation services. His experience before The Bank of New York included roles as a risk arbitrage analyst at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette and security analyst at First Fidelity Bank.
Alex is a Chartered Financial Analyst and is admitted as an attorney in New York and New Jersey. He is also a member of the CFA Institute and The New York Society of Security Analysts. Alex holds a BS in finance with honors from Lehigh University and a JD from Syracuse University College of Law.
Steven Miller is the Managing Director of S&P Capital IQ’s Leveraged Commentary & Data (LCD) team, the authoritative source of leveraged-finance news and information. He has been involved in developing credit market information products since 1990 when he joined Loan Pricing Corporation (LPC) as a reporter. At LPC, Steven was instrumental in the creation of the Gold Sheets, the Goldman Sachs/LPC Loan Index and early efforts to collect and publish secondary loan prices.
After leaving LPC in 1995, Steven worked at Bankers Trust. Then, in 1996, he co-founded LCD’s predecessor, Portfolio Management Data LLC, an entrepreneurial venture that pioneered statistical analysis for the leveraged loan market. Since the acquisition, Steven has continued to lead the LCD team at S&P Capital IQ and write commentary for LCD various publications, as well as outside journals.
Steven attended New York University where he majored in economics.
Barbara Reguero became the Managing Director of Cross-Asset-Class Research at Standard & Poor’s Capital IQ in April 2012. She leads the group’s award-winning global independent research operations in New York, London and Asia.
Ms. Reguero is the former Managing Director and Global Chief Administrative Office (CAO) for Fixed Income Research at Nomura Securities. She was responsible for overseeing the budget and expenses for the business, the day to day operations of the research franchise and also helped recruit analysts and associates to the US team. At Nomura she built a global authoring platform, a new research library and established multiple distribution channels for the firm’s research product. She brought 12 years of experience to the franchise managing sell side research and contributions to the overall effort to build and market the fixed income franchise.
Prior to Nomura she was a managing director at J.P. Morgan from June 2008 to March 2009 with responsibility for their alternative research platform. This platform included an expert network, a software tool for portfolio management and a highly regarded newsletter targeted to traders. Prior to the merger of Bear Stearns and J.P. Morgan she was with Bear Stearns for 21 years. Her tenure at Bear included five years as a high yield bond trader and 12 years as a senior managing director and associate director of global equity research, a department with more than 400 employees. In 2007 Bear Stearns equity research team ranked #2 in the annual Institutional Investor Survey with mutual funds and #1 with Hedge funds as well as a first place ranking in the Greenwich Survey. In her role as a research manager she was responsible for recruiting and talent development as well as product management and regulatory enforcement.
She is a board member and development chair of The Partnership for the Huguenot Children’s Library in New Rochelle and is active in several other civic organizations. She sits on the Advisory Board to the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. She is a member of the Financial Women’s Association and was on the steering committee and a founding member of the Bear Stearns Women’s Network.
Ms. Reguero graduated cum laude from New York University with a degree in Russian. She also holds a master’s degree in international political economy from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.
Jonathan Reeve, Executive Managing Director, S&P Capital IQ, oversees the management, development and acquisition of industry-leading products and delivery systems, including desktop and enterprise feeds, that transmit the firm’s award-winning multi-asset class and real time data, research and analytics to institutional investors, investment and commercial banks, investment advisors and wealth managers, corporations and universities around the world. In this role he oversees a global team of over 4,000 content experts who design standard and customized suites of equity, debt and risk data and research that inform a broad array of financial and investment analysis and decision making. These data sets include security and entity reference data; security terms and conditions and corporate actions; counterparty linkage and exposure data; corporate financial performance data; structured finance performance data; credit ratings, evaluated pricing for illiquid securities, and other proprietary analytics
Prior to joining S&P Capital IQ, Jonathan worked for nine years at Reuters where, in a series of leadership roles, he managed the organization’s data operations. These include global head of equities data operations and Senior Vice President for Global Data Operations. With a strong background and proficiency in information technology and operations, he managed many large-scale transformation projects for Reuters, including the integration of fragmented data architecture onto a single data platform, and the integration of various data groups in Asia, Europe and the Americas.
Jonathan is based in New York and holds a BA in Economics from Concordia University in Montreal.
Michael Thompson is Managing Director, Global Markets Intelligence at S&P Capital IQ, where he oversees an event-driven multi-asset class research and advisory team that consolidates fixed income, equity, credit, macroeconomic and risk research to better understand the interdependence of today’s markets. This unique approach to cross-asset analysis was developed to help investors cultivate the information they need to make critical decisions based on a comprehensive view of the capital markets.
Michael joined Standard & Poor’s from Thomson Reuters, where he was Managing Director, Thomson Reuters Research. In this role, Michael led the firm’s market analysis team, providing deep dive research to investors and driving corporate policy on new regulatory initiatives. In this role, Michael was integral to setting policy on the handling of FAS 123(R) accounting mandates in the Thomson First Call Mean.
Prior to joining Thomson Financial, Michael was Risk Strategist at RiskMetrics Group, the New York-based financial risk management firm. Michael’s career in finance began on the asset management side, first as part of the original high net worth start up team within the J.P. Morgan Securities Private Client Group and later with Lehman Brothers’ Private Client Group.
Throughout his career, Michael has been a frequent source of market commentary and insight to the world’s leading news outlets including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Barron’s, The Financial Times, CNBC, Bloomberg, Sky News and BBC Radio 4.
Patricia Walsh is the Senior Vice President of Communications and Marketing for S&P Capital IQ and S&P Dow Jones Indices. In this role, which Patti assumed in January 2011, she is responsible for developing and delivering strategic internal and external communications plans, including branding initiatives and public relations efforts, to support the business objectives of the two business lines. She is also charged with managing the go-to-market brand launch for S&P Capital IQ through employee communications, public relations and marketing efforts, as well as developing the brand architecture to support the new organization.
Prior to joining the S&P Capital IQ and S&P Dow Jones Indices, Patti was Vice President of Communications and Marketing for the Information & Media group, which comprises BusinessWeek, J.D. Power & Associates, four ABC-affiliate television stations, and three business information services (Platts, Aviation Week, and McGraw-Hill Construction). In that role, Patti worked with segment and business unit teams to raise awareness of the segment’s properties and expertise beyond individual industries to a broader audience, through media relations and other public relations tactics. She was also responsible for issues management, as well as for executive and employee communications, for the segment.
Prior to joining The McGraw-Hill Companies, Patti was a senior vice president in the Corporate Branding group at public relations agency Ruder Finn Inc. Before that, she spent 17 years in management and editorial positions at Dow Jones & Co., including director of internal communications and knowledge management; director of international development; editor of The Asian Wall Street Journal Weekly; and assistant managing editor of The Wall Street Journal Europe in Brussels.
Patti holds a BA in communications from Marist College.