Episode 50 ⋅ 15 March 2023

The 101 of Index Investing with S&P Dow Jones Indices

In this episode, Cat and Tim Edwards discuss the history of S&P Dow Jones Indices, the importance of planning when investing, and the debate between active vs passive styles of investing.

What's in this episode?: 

Today on the podcast Cat is joined by Tim Edwards, the Managing Director and Global Head of Index Investment Strategy at S&P Dow Jones Indices (S&P DJI). Tim hails from London and has vast experience working in derivatives all through to global equities. His team crunch data on over 2 million indices per day!

And in this episode, we’re going to pick his brain and probably have our heads spin a little and learn something new about investing.

In this episode we cover:

  • The history of S&P Dow Jones Indices and why it was created
  • Why Tim chose to study a PhD in Mathematics 
  • The importance of creating a well-thought-out plan when it comes to investing
  • S&P DJI’s latest research what what this says about the great active vs passive investing debate

…And there's lots more goodness in there, so get listening now. 


Great resources mentioned on the podcast are: 

  1. SPIVA (S&P Vs Active) Data

Featuring on today's podcast are your hosts, Cat and Tim Edwards.

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