SSGA boosts sales team for SPDR in Italy

State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) has appointed Andrea Calandra as senior sales executive for SPDR ETFs in Italy.

Calandra joins from UBS Asset Management where he was a director of ETF sales covering Italian wholesale clients.

His industry experience spans more than 18 years, including various leadership roles with Intesa Sanpaolo, Credit Agricole AM Alternative Investments and UBS. He will be based in Milan and will report to Francesco Lomartire, head of SPDR ETFs in Italy.

“We are very pleased to welcome Andrea to our team. His specialist skillset will be integral to our efforts as we continue to enhance the SPDR ETF sales strategy in Italy and part of broader growth initiatives of the business across EMEA,” Lomartire said.

SSGA is one of the major ETF providers in the world, with $451.8bn in global ETF assets under management (AUM), and $16.7bn in ETF AUM in EMEA.

Alicia Villegas
Alicia Villegas speaks Spanish and Italian and is Iberia Correspondent for InvestmentEurope. She was shortlisted for the Rising Star Award at the British Media Awards 2017 and Writer of the Year at the PPA Independent Publisher Awards 2016. Previously, she worked for almost three years at the seafood business website Undercurrent News as a market reporter. In Spain, she also worked for more than five years for several media outlets.

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