Director, Global Research & Design
Smita Chirputkar is Director, Global Research & Design at S&P Dow Jones Indices (S&P DJI). Smita is responsible for conceptualization, research, and design covering global strategy and factor-based indices across different asset classes. She focuses on developing quantitative frameworks to generate historical back-tests for various index series.
Prior to joining S&P DJI in 2011, Smita was an associate within the hedge fund of funds department in the risk management group at Credit Suisse. She was responsible for the development of risk platforms and risk monitoring. Later, she was responsible for the development of hedge fund indices as a vice president at Credit Suisse within the hedge fund of fund index department.
Smita has a master’s degree in financial engineering from Cornell University and a master’s degree in statistics from the University of Pune, India.