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Sanjay Arya
Head of Morningstar Indexes at Morningstar


Sanjay Arya, CFA, is head of Morningstar Indexes, responsible for strategy, product design and innovation, and oversees relationships with strategic partners worldwide.
Arya founded the indexes group in 2001 and has guided the creation of a broad suite of traditional beta indexes across major asset classes. And leveraging proprietary research across the company, Arya also managed the development of a series of strategic beta and multi-asset class indexes that are licensed to asset managers, asset owners and retirement plans for creation of investment products such as exchange traded funds and outcome-oriented solutions. Arya previously was director of equity data analysis. He joined Morningstar in 1993.
He is a frequent speaker at industry forums and has written and contributed several thought leadership pieces in industry publications and books. As head of indexes Arya also oversees the firm's efforts to promote global sustainability through the capital markets. He sits on the board of Index Industry Association.
Arya holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering and a master’s degree in business administration, with a concentration in finance, from Cleveland State University. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation and is a member of the Investment Analysts Society of Chicago.

Agenda Sessions

  • Future Forward: The Next Wave of ETF Investing