Marya Alsati-Morad

Associate Director
Commodity Indices

Marya Alsati-Morad is associate director, Commodity Indices, at S&P Dow Jones Indices. Marya is responsible for the product management of S&P DJI Commodity Indices, which include the S&P GSCI® and DJ-UBS Commodities Index, the most widely recognized commodity benchmarks in the world. Both indices represent the global commodity market and are most commonly used for the historical benefits of inflation protection and diversification to stocks and bonds. In her role, Marya writes market commentary and works with the Index Research & Design, sales and marketing departments to bring new ideas to market.

Prior to her current role Marya worked in the Index Development and Index Management and Production groups within S&P Dow Jones Indices. She previously worked in S&P’s Global Fixed Income Research Group, where she authored and contributed to research papers and market trend reports covering credit, default and recovery estimation.

Prior to her role at S&P, Marya worked in financial management consulting in the U.S. and Europe. Marya holds a joint honors degree in Accounting & Finance from Kent Business School and a Masters in Mathematical Finance from Columbia University.

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Now Might Be the Time for VIX®

An alarming picture is being painted by an economically frail global economy: the threat of a U.S. Fed rate hike and renewed credit weakness driven by falling oil prices.  The S&P GSCI® (TR) was down 30.8% YTD, with all sectors in the index reporting negative returns for the year, but the S&P 500® and the […]

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