Director, Global Equity Indices, Latin America
Silvia Kitchener is Director, Global Equity Indices, Latin America in S&P Dow Jones Indices (S&P DJI) Product Management group. Silvia is product manager for the Latin America equity market. In addition, she works in conjunction with all equity product managers, providing support to promote all equity products.
Silvia has worked in the index industry for the past 17 years. Her experience extends to designing, managing, and promoting a wide range of indices that include the S&P Latin America 40, S&P MILA Andean 40, S&P BRIC 40, S&P Property and REIT Indices, S&P Listed Private Equity Index, S&P 500® Low Volatility Index, S&P Shariah indices, and many other thematic indices. She also works closely with product managers to regularly publish research and analytical reports on a variety of investment topics, including environmental themes, global REITs, and Islamic finance.
Silvia was a member of the Index Committee from 2008 until her recent move to the product management team. She was responsible for managing a number of global and strategy indices, as well as monitoring index methodologies for enhancements to keep indices current and practical for investors.
Silvia holds a bachelor’s degree in communication art, and she graduated magna cum laude from the New York Institute of Technology. She also has a master’s degree in information sciences from Columbia University.