Maureen Maitland

Vice President
S&P Dow Jones Indices
Biography

Maureen Maitland is vice president in S&P Dow Jones Indices’ Index Management and Production Department.  She is a member of several S&P Index Committees and is a leading media spokesperson for the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices.

In her role, Maureen oversees several departments, including index committee management and index development.  These departments support the creation and management of a variety of Standard & Poor's indices in areas such as equities, real estate, fixed income, and commodities.  Maureen is the lead editor of all S&P index methodologies.  She also serves as operations and editorial manager for the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS®), a joint product of Standard & Poor’s and MSCI Barra.

Before joining S&P Indices, Maureen worked for five years as a fixed income economist at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, and UBS Securities in New York.  Prior to that, she worked for Standard & Poor’s DRI, an economic forecasting and financial data services branch of the McGraw-Hill Companies.

Maureen received a B.S. in economics from Lehigh University and holds an M.S. in economics from Brown University.

Author Archives: Maureen Maitland

Home prices are up versus a year ago in 16 major cities

July’s data for the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices showed continued improvement in the housing market. The 10-City Composite was up 1.5% and 20-City Composites was up 1.6% in July over June, making it the fourth consecutive monthly increase in both indices. The 10- and 20-City Composites posted annual returns of +0.6% and +1.2% in July […]

Tiered pricing revisited

S&P Dow Jones Indices publishes tiered price data for 16 of the 20 cities (MSAs) we cover. The tier breakpoints are price levels that divide monthly sales pairs into thirds in each MSA. With the recent good news about home prices, there has been some discussion as to where the improvement has been concentrated. As […]

Four consecutive monthly increases in condo prices

July 2012 data for the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices were released on Tuesday September 25th, showing the fourth consecutive monthly increase in condo prices in all five of the metro areas covered by our indices – Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco. It would have been the fifth had Chicago prices not […]

Consumer credit default rates improve again in August

On September 18th S&P Dow Jones Indices and Experian released August 2012 data for the S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices, which measure consumer credit default rates. August data showed declines in the composite, first mortgage and second mortgage default rates. The national composite declined to 1.50% in August from July’s 1.51% rate, the first mortgage […]

Home prices are up versus a year ago in 13 major cities

June’s data for the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices were positive for the housing market. The 10-City Composite was up 2.2% and 20-City Composites was up 2.3% in June over May, mimicking the returns they each posted in May over April. Only two cities – Charlotte and Dallas – saw annual rates of change worsen in […]

Sales volume still low

Housing statistics for June and July 2012 were largely positive, but we still have not seen a real pickup in sales volume for more than five years. The S&P/Case-Shiller sales pair counts, NAR’s existing home sales and the US Census housing starts remain low compared to their pre-recession levels. S&P/Case-Shiller sales pairs are updated the […]

Condo prices increase across all five cities

June 2012 data for the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices were released on Tuesday August 28th, revealing the third consecutive monthly increase in condo prices in all five of the metro areas covered by our indices – Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco. It would have been the fourth had Chicago prices not fallen […]

Consumer credit default rates improve further in July 2012

On August 21st S&P Dow Jones Indices and Experian released July 2012 data for the S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices, which measure consumer credit default rates. July data showed a small decline in the composite index, while first mortgage default rate were unchanged and second mortgage default rates rose by two basis points. The national […]

Home prices are up versus a year ago in 12 major cities

May’s data for the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices were positive for the housing market. The 10-City and 20-City Composites were both up 2.2% in May over April, after being up 1.3% each in April over March. Only three cities – Boston, Charlotte and Detroit – saw annual rates of change worsen in May. The other […]

Condo price increase across all five cities largely mimic their home price counterparts

May 2012 data for the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices were released on Tuesday July 31st, with monthly increases in condo prices in all five of the metro areas covered by our indices – Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco. All five cities saw increases in both condo and existing home prices in […]

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