“This is a big industry…but it’s very tight, very interconnected, very close. It’s unbelievable how many people you come in contact with again.”
Jamie Farmer, managing director of S&P Dow Jones Indices, gives a rundown on indices, beginning with the history of indexing and the creation of the Dow Jones industrial average. According to Farmer, the original purpose of indexing was for editorial value. Eventually, it expanded and evolved into what we know as the Dow Jones S&P Indices. Farmer also covers trends along with the growth and expansion of the financial industry. He concludes by discussing the importance of networking and how he was able to progress to his current position by building several relationships throughout his career.