Index Committee

The S-Network Sector Low Volatility Index Committee oversee the quarterly index reconstitutions to assure that changes to the index comply with the index rules and methodology, as stated in the official rule book.

Accordingly, the Index Committee maintains oversight over the selection process of companies to be included in the SLOWX. The Index Committee convenes quarterly to nominate companies from for inclusion in SLOWX and to review and approve additions, deletions and changes. The Members of the Index Committee are:

Joseph LaCorte, CFA

Joseph is Co-Founder and CEO of S-Network Global Indexes. He is responsible for all aspects of the company’s business including business development, human resources, administration, public relations, operations and compliance.

Prior to S-Network, Joseph served as a Managing Director of UBS, with responsibility for all facets of the firm’s global exchange traded fund initiative. Prior to joining UBS, Joseph was a Managing Director and Senior Consultant of S-Network LLC, where he maintained responsibility for relationships with key clients, including State Street Bank & Trust, Goldman Sachs and Barclays Global Investors. Before joining S-Network, Joseph was a Managing Director of Deutsche Bank where he was responsible for the bank’s US index arbitrage and portfolio trading businesses. Joseph managed Deutsche Bank’s entry into the US ETF market, launching the first open-end 40-Act Fund to be listed on US stock exchanges. He also worked as part of the management teams at both Nomura and Kidder Peabody, with responsibility for managing those firms’ index arbitrage businesses. Joseph graduated with a BA in Political Science from the State University of New York.

Mike Keenan

Mike Keenan is a securities consultant in private practice with 17 years experience in the financial field. His expertise lies in the fundamental and technical analysis of market securities, along with portfolio construction and risk management. In addition to private practice, he has served as a regulator at the State and local levels in California. Mr. Keenan founded Stowe Partners, LLC in 2006 to provide investment consulting to the money management industry. He earned a B.Sc. in Geology and an MPA from the California State University System.