Michael Mell is Senior Director of Custom Indices at S&P Dow Jones Indices (S&P DJI), and is responsible for product management of S&P DJI’s custom index business throughout the Americas. Michael’s focus is on understanding clients’ custom indexing needs, from a strategic to methodological level. Michael works with clients across the financial services ecosystem, but has particular expertise guiding financial advisors in the launch of their own proprietary indices, bridging the gap between passive and active approaches to the markets.
Prior to joining S&P DJI, Michael was a Senior Associate at Infosys Technologies in their financial services practice, where he provided management consulting solutions to firms such as Goldman Sachs and Capital One Financial.
Michael attended the UC Berkeley executive education Product Management Program and holds a master’s from Columbia University in international affairs, with a concentration in organization and management. He received his bachelor’s from Connecticut College. Michael has been a guest lecturer and speaker on custom indexing and ETFs at the University of West Virginia’s Business School, Rutgers Business School’s MBA and Master of Quantitative Finance Programs, New Jersey City University’s Business School, and the University of Miami’s Business School. Michael is also a volunteer career mentor to U.S. military veterans through American Corporate Partners (ACP) and is always looking to introduce potential mentors to ACP.