Jennifer Bender

Managing Director, Director of Research
Jennifer  Bender

Jennifer Bender, Ph.D., is a Senior Managing Director at State Street Global Advisors and Director of Research for the Global Equity Beta Solutions team. In this role, she is responsible for leading the research at SSGA across key areas of index investing. These research areas include core beta, smart beta, ESG and thematic investing.

Jenn joined SSGA in 2014 and since then, has been responsible for promoting the thought leadership of SSGA's indexing capabilities. Previously, Jenn was a Vice President in the Index and Analytics Research teams at MSCI. She began her career as an economist at DRI in 1996 and has held research roles at State Street Associates and Harvard University.

Jenn holds MS and PhD degrees in Economics from Brandeis University. Her work has been published extensively in industry-leading journals and books such as the Institutional Investor Journals and Wiley Finance Series. She is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Portfolio Management and a member of the Chicago Quantitative Alliance.


  • Years At SSGA : 5
  • Industry Start Date : 1996

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