Speaker Profile

Michael Orzano

Associate Director, Global Equity Indices
Standard & Poor's

Michael Orzano, CFA, is associate director, global equity indices, at S&P Indices. He is responsible for the design and methodology governing all S&P global equity indices, focusing on creating new benchmarks for international equity markets and promoting their use amongst global clients. He also regularly publishes research, analytical reports, and market commentary on a variety of international investment topics including emerging and frontier markets, global REITs, Islamic finance, and ESG (environmental, social, and governance) investing.

Prior to joining S&P Indices, Mr. Orzano was a research analyst at Endurance Capital, a New York–based private equity firm, where he was responsible for evaluating investments in banks and other financial institutions. He has also worked as an investment performance analyst at Cambridge Associates, a leading global investment consulting firm.

Mr. Orzano holds a bachelor’s degree in economics, cum laude, from Georgetown University. He is also a CFA charterholder and a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts.

Updated 9/20/2012