Hannah Skeates

S&P Dow Jones Indices

Hannah Skeates

Hannah Skeates is Senior Director, Strategy and ESG Indices, at S&P Dow Jones Indices (S&P DJI). She is responsible for the development of new types of strategy indices for S&P DJI in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. This encompasses indices that are not standard market-cap weighted including factor-based, risk-management, multi-asset, and other quantitative strategies. She is also responsible for development of new indices globally in the ESG space. Hannah’s current interests include the growth of fintech as an enabling force in individuals’ financial lives.

Prior to joining S&P DJI, Hannah held a number of senior roles at BlackRock and Barclays Global Investors (BGI) in London and San Francisco. Hannah was part of the team that built the iShares ETF business from its beginnings. Hannah’s roles included Head of iShares EMEA Product Strategy, Head of iShares EMEA Business Strategy, Head of iShares EMEA New Markets, and Global Head of iShares Sustainable Investments. Hannah started her career as an emerging markets index fund manager with BGI.

Hannah has an MA (Hons) from Edinburgh University and is a Senior Associate of the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL), where she advised on the creation of the industry member-led group, the Investment Leaders Group. This group focuses on developing and promoting concepts of sustainability within the asset manager and asset owner community.