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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

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 President

Kathy Cuocolo, CPAPresident

Glenn Francis

Glenn FrancisSenior Vice President

Carly Arison

Carly ArisonVice President

Charles "Jiggs" Davis

Charles "Jiggs" DavisSenior Vice President

John Larson

John LarsonManaging Director

Jonathan Sweet

Jonathan SweetManaging Director

Jonathan Chandler

Jonathan Chandler, CFAVice President

Simon Whitten

Simon WhittenVice President

James Fifield

James Fifield, CFADirector

Ellison Kandler

Ellison Kandler, CFAAssociate

Joseph Megill

Joseph Megill, CFAAssociate

Adam Beaser

Adam BeaserSenior Analyst

Brianna Blumenthal

Brianna BlumenthalSenior Analyst

James Breitmeyer

James BreitmeyerAnalyst