Standard & Poor’s

Standard & Poor's, a subsidiary of The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE:MHP), is the world's foremost provider of independent credit ratings, indices, risk evaluation, investment research and data. S&P Indices, a leading index provider, maintains a variety of investable and benchmark indices to meet the widest array of investor needs. With over US$ 1.25 trillion directly indexed to its family of indices, and over 80 years of experience as a global index innovator, S&P Indices is widely regarded as an authoritative source for index data and information around the world. Recognized as a pioneer in index development for sophisticated index-linked products, S&P Indices has been on the forefront of exchange-traded fund (ETF) development since the launch of the S&P 500 SPDR in 1993. Currently, more than 50% of all U.S. ETF assets are indexed to S&P indices.


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David Blitzer
Managing Director, Chairman of the Index Committee, Standard & Poor’s
David M. Blitzer is managing director and chairman of Standard & Poor’s Index Committee with overall responsibility for index security selection, as well as index analysis and management. Prior to becoming Chairman of the Index Committee, Dr. Blitzer was Standard & Poor’s Chief Economist. Before joining Standard & Poor's, he was Corporate Economist at The McGraw-Hill Companies, S&P's parent corporation. Prior to that, he was a Senior Economic Analyst with National Economic Research Associates, Inc. and did consulting work for various government and private sector agencies including the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, the National Commission on Materials Policy, and Natural Resources Defense Council. Dr. Blitzer is the author of Outpacing the Pros: Using Indices to Beat Wall Street’s Savviest Money Managers, (McGraw-Hill, 2001) and What’s the Economy Trying to Tell You? Everyone’s Guide to Understanding and Profiting from the Economy, (McGraw-Hill, 1997). In the year 2000, Dr. Blitzer was named to SmartMoney magazine’s distinguished list of the 30 most influential people in the world of investing, which ranked him seventh, and in the year 1998, Dr. Blitzer was named the nation’s top economist, receiving the Blue Chip Economic Forecasting Award for most accurately predicting the country’s leading economic indicators for four years in a row. A well known speaker at investing and indexing conferences, Dr. Blitzer is often quoted in the national business press, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Financial Times, and various other financial and industry publications. He is frequently heard on local and national television and radio. A graduate of Cornell University with a B.S. in engineering, Dr. Blitzer received his M.A. in economics from the George Washington University and his Ph.D. in economics from Columbia University.


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