Gareth Parker is a consultant on benchmark and index regulatory affairs. Concurrent with his role at Bovill Gareth is Chairman of the Bats Stock Exchange Index Advisory Committee, and consults within the index and ETF industries on index design, strategy and governance issues.
Prior to starting his consultancy work, Gareth has worked at FTSE Russell, Russell Indexes, S&P and at FTSE, where he started his career as one of the company’s four founding staff. His roles have focused on index design and product development, and on the governance of indices. Over his career he has been responsible for the creation and management of many well-known indices, from the FTSE Global Indices and FTSE UK Index Series through to FTSE4Good, many S&P Thematic Indices and for the S&P Smart Beta indices. He has served on various index governance groups covering index management, methodological control and governance.
Gareth is a regular speaker on the finance conference circuit and acts as a media spokesperson for the company.