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Our Company

We're a leading innovator in financial index technology that created a new class of index, Stratified-Weight™ Indices, that provide investors rules-based, diversified exposure to business risks.

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Rory Riggs Syntax CEO and Founder

Rory Riggs

Founder and CEO

Rory Riggs is the CEO and Founder of Syntax Indices. Rory’s idea for Syntax Stratified Indices came from his career in healthcare and the industry’s statistical use of population sampling and stratification across sub-populations to control for inadvertent biases in clinical trial results. To address the potential of similar biases in index results, he and his team identified a new risk category called related business risks; developed a new classification system with which to identify and group related business risk; and implemented a stratified weighting methodology to control for the inadvertent over-weighting of related business risks that regularly occur capitalization-weight and equal-weight methodologies. Using this stratified-weight methodology, Syntax operates a family of Syntax Stratified Indices that includes a Stratified Syntax LargeCap and MidCap Index that provide stratified-weight versions of the widely-followed S&P 500 and the S&P 400.

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The Syntax Team

Kathy Cuocolo CPA and Syntax President

Kathy Cuocolo, CPAPresident

Glenn Francis Syntax Senior Vice President

Glenn FrancisSenior Vice President

Carly Arison Syntax Vice President

Carly ArisonVice President

Charles Jiggs Davis Syntax Senior Vice President

Charles "Jiggs" DavisSenior Vice President

John Larson Syntax Managing Director

John LarsonManaging Director

Jonathan Sweet Syntax Managing Director

Jonathan SweetManaging Director

Jonathan Chandler CFA and Syntax Vice President

Jonathan Chandler, CFAVice President

Simon Whitten Syntax Vice President

Simon WhittenVice President

James Fifield CFA and Syntax Director

James Fifield, CFADirector

Ellison Kandler CFA and Syntax Associate

Ellison Kandler, CFAAssociate

Joseph Megill CFA and Syntax Associate

Joseph Megill, CFAAssociate

Adam Beaser Syntax Senior Analyst

Adam BeaserSenior Analyst

Brianna Blumenthal Syntax Senior Analyst

Brianna BlumenthalSenior Analyst

James Breitmeyer Syntax Analyst

James BreitmeyerAnalyst

Maggie Bolas Syntax Analyst

Maggie BolasAnalyst

Hezel Gadzikwa Syntax Analyst

Hezel GadzikwaAnalyst

Michaela Noetzel Syntax Analyst

Michaela NoetzelAnalyst

Steve Weidenbach Syntax Analyst

Steve WeidenbachAnalyst