Leadership

Alexander J. Matturri, Jr., CFA, Chairman


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.

Rick Redding, CFA, Chief Executive Officer

email: r.redding@indexindustry.org

Mr. Redding spent most of his career in senior leadership roles with The CME Group (“CME”), a leading provider of benchmark futures and options products and an innovator in futures trading. Rick held the post of Managing Director, Products and Services at CME. In this role he led global sales, product development, and strategic global growth initiatives. He played an integral part in the transition of CME’s ownership stake in Dow Jones Indexes to the S&P Dow Jones Indices joint venture. He also held senior positions in CME’s index products division.

Baer Pettit


C.D. Baer Pettit has served as Head of MSCI’s Index Business Unit since September 2011. Prior to that he served as Head of Client Coverage from 2001 to August 2012 and Head of Marketing from 2005 to August 2012. He joined the firm in 2000 as Head of Europe, and in 2001 took on responsibility for Global Client Coverage. Subsequent to the acquisition of and merger with Barra Inc., Mr. Pettit continued in this role in the new entity. In 2005 Mr. Pettit added the Global Marketing function to his responsibilities. He was elected Managing Director in 2002.

Prior to joining MSCI, Mr. Pettit spent eight years at Bloomberg LP, where he ran variously the business in France, Scandinavia and also within the UK. He later became Deputy Head of Bloomberg’s European Sales organization. Before this Mr. Pettit worked in the Equity Derivatives division of Barclays De Zoete Wedd and at Morgan Stanley Asset Management, also related to equity derivatives. After graduate school Mr. Pettit worked in advertising and journalism for a number of years.

Mr. Pettit was born in London and grew up Ireland, The Netherlands, France, Germany, the United States and latterly the United Kingdom. He is both a US and UK national and speaks French, German and some Dutch. He received an MA in History from Trinity College, Cambridge in 1985 and a Masters from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in 1987.

Mr. Pettit is now based in MSCI’s London office. He resides in London, United Kingdom, with his wife and their three children.

Ron Bundy, CEO of the Russell Indexes


Ron Bundy is the CEO of the Russell Indexes division of Russell Investments. Ron serves on Russell’s executive committee, and is a member of the Russell global council. He is responsible for all business activities related to Russell Indexes as well as Russell Investments’ data licensing business globally.

Ron previously served for two years as president and CEO of Russell’s business in Japan and head of Russell’s office in Tokyo. Prior to his leadership role in Tokyo, Ron worked in Russell’s corporate headquarters in Tacoma, where he served as managing director of Russell’s index business. He was responsible for overseeing and managing the sales, client service, marketing, operations and business development functions for all market segments of Russell Indexes—which account for an industry-leading $4 trillion in institutional assets benchmarked.

Ron joined Russell in 1999 as a sales executive after serving at Xerox Corporation for 10 years. While at Xerox he was active in sales, sales management, and senior management roles.

Matteo Andreetto, Chief Executive Officer STOXX Ltd.


Matteo Andreetto is head of Index Services at Deutsche Börse Group and CEO of STOXX Ltd. His responsibilities include the design, management and commercialization of STOXX and DAX indices for issuers who use indices as underlyings or benchmarks for financial products.

Before joining Deutsche Börse Group, Matteo spent more than 15 years at global investment banks in production and managerial roles on public equities side and 2 years in product development for a macro, low latency alternative asset manager.

He has a proven track record of building, restructuring and managing international distribution businesses, running complex capital markets transactions and identifying new major client and market opportunities.

Matteo holds a degree in economics and quantitative finance from Bocconi University, Milan with a strong focus on applied statistics and capital markets, and is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program (AMP189) at Harvard Business School.

Salil Donde, Executive Vice President, Global Information Services Nasdaq


Salil Donde is Executive Vice President, Global Information Services at Nasdaq. In this role, Mr. Donde is responsible for leading the strategic direction and overseeing all aspects of the company’s Index and Data products businesses which provide solutions, intelligence and insight to the global capital markets.

Prior to joining Nasdaq, Mr. Donde served as Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors of Lewtan Technologies, Inc. He has also served as Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors of Marshall & Swift/Boeckh, and as President of Fiserv Life and Financial Software and Solutions, among the other leadership roles he has held in the broader financial services industry.

Mr. Donde received a Bachelor of Technology degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay; an M.S. degree from Clemson University; and an M.B.A. from Columbia University.

Adam Kansler, Cohead of Information


Adam Kansler is a managing director, cohead of Markit’s Information division and head of North America. The Information division provides indices, pricing data, reference data and analytical tools for a wide range of asset classes and markets. Adam was previously chief administrative officer and general counsel at Markit. Prior to joining the company in 2009, Adam was a partner at Proskauer Rose LLP.

Adam earned a BA in Economics from Hobart College and received his JD from Columbia University School of Law.