Markit hires Aram Flores as head of Index Research
Markit (Nasdaq: MRKT), a leading global provider of financial information services, today announced the appointment Aram Flores as managing director and head of Index Research and Development based in New York.
Aram Flores, managing director, Indices at Markit, said: "I am delighted to join Markit’s growing indices business, and I’m looking forward to working with the Markit team on exciting new index opportunities within US fixed income and expanding into cross-asset products."
Adam Kansler, co-head of Information at Markit, said: "We are very pleased to welcome Aram into our indices team. With about 30 years in the index industry, Aram brings a wealth of experience, deep knowledge and expertise. His joining Markit underscores our commitment to growing our index franchise and providing innovative solutions for our customers."
Prior to joining Markit, Aram spent 13 years at Deutsche Bank where he co-headed Index and ETF Research and Development. He had overall responsibility for Deutsche Bank’s index platform and managed a global team focusing on index construction across a broad range of financial products and asset classes. Prior to this, Aram led Lehman Brothers’ Index business in Europe and held various index and strategy roles in the industry for 15 years.
Markit is a leading independent provider of fixed income and macroeconomic indices, calculating more than 17,000 indices globally. Our indices include the iBoxx bond indices, the iTraxx® and CDX® credit derivative indices, as well as the Purchasing Managers’ Index® (PMI®) series, which are used as indicators of economic activity in over 30 countries. Over $100bn in ETF assets are linked to iBoxx indices.