About SPDR® ETFs
Offered by State Street Global Advisors (“SSgA”), SPDR ETFs are a family of exchange traded funds that provide investors with the flexibility to select investments that are precisely aligned to their investment strategy. Recognized as the industry pioneer, State Street Global Advisors created the first ETF in 1993 – SPDR S&P 500® which is currently the world’s largest ETF. SSgA has introduced Singapore’s first ETF, the SPDR Straits Times Index ETF in 2002. Currently, State Street Global Advisors manages approximately US$340 billion of ETF assets worldwide.
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About State Street Global Advisors
State Street Global Advisors (SSgA) is a global leader in asset management. The firm is relied on by sophisticated investors worldwide for its disciplined investment process, powerful global investment platform and access to every major asset class, capitalization range and style. SSgA is the asset management business of State Street Corporation, one of the world’s leading providers of financial services to institutional investors.
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SSgA's global presence and focus on research allows us to invest effectively in markets around the world, while working to meet the objectives set by each and every client. Our scale and experience afford us greater access to financial markets around the world. This brings our clients the potential benefits of liquidity, cost efficiencies and investment precision, resulting in portfolios that are focused on maximizing risk-adjusted returns. SSgA's world-class operational platform features 27 global offices, 10 investment centers and a 24-hour global trading capability with trading desks in Boston, London and Hong Kong.3 This platform allows SSgA to share with clients the best ideas and points of view from experts around the globe.
Our Investment Platform
SSgA has the unique ability to combine a disciplined, precise investment process with a global investment platform that provides clients access to every major asset class, capitalization range and style. We are recognized for our indexing leadership and alpha-generation expertise. For clients, this translates into:
Client-focused solutions developed and managed for virtually any investment need
Rigorous governance and the highest standard of oversight
More consistent investment results
Investment transparency and risk management
With a fully integrated trading, portfolio management and operations platform, we are able to continuously share information across teams and regions. Our trading desk can move large volumes of securities through an array of public and private markets providing significant liquidity and bid/ask spread advantages to our clients
As part of our investment process, we foster a strategic partnership between our portfolio managers and research teams, who work together to understand client needs and provide recommendations and solutions. Our global trading team then executes on these objectives, focusing on maximizing efficiencies, minimizing costs and managing risks.
With respect to solutions, SSgA engineers investment strategies across equity, fixed income, currency, real estate and absolute return, and covers the risk spectrum, including indexed, enhanced and active. Importantly, clients can access these solutions through a range of vehicles, such as private funds, commingled funds, ETFs, mutual funds and client directed mandates (e.g. separately managed accounts or segregated mandates). In addition, through our Global Alliance businesses, we offer a range of alpha-generating strategies, including hedge fund of funds, REITs (real estate investment trusts), active emerging markets, and healthcare.
Driven to remain at the forefront of indexing strategies, SSgA continually researches and develops new techniques to offer clients more diverse ways to implement their investment decisions. In addition, after pioneering the development of ETFs in 1993, SSgA's SPDR® brand has become an ETF leader, with more than $204 billion in assets under management - one of the broadest ranges of ETFs in the industry.4
As a leading financial services firm, SSgA has the scale, resources, capabilities and experience necessary to support the diverse and often complex demands of institutional investors. With a heritage of strength, expertise and reliability, SSgA builds trust. Through a commitment to client service and abundant resources, we build confidence. And, with the ability to support the ever-changing needs of institutional investors worldwide, we build relationships.