State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) has announced benchmark changes for two value ETFs. The SPDR MSCI USA Value Ucits ETF and the SPDR MSCI Europe Value Ucits ETF have changed their benchmarks to the MSCI USA Value Exposure Select Index and to the MSCI Europe Value Exposure Select Index respectively. The change will lead to […]
The asset management division of State Street Corporation, State Street Global Advisors (SSGA), has named Lochiel Crafter as head of its Global Institutional business to be made effective immediately. Crafter, to be based in Boston, succeeds Cyrus Taraporevala and will now report to him, as he was recently named president and CEO of State Street […]
State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) appointed Rakhi Kumar as head of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and Asset Stewardship, reporting to Lynn Blake, chief investment officer for SSGA’s Global Equity Beta Solutions. In this expanded role, Kumar and her team will grow their ability to provide socially responsible investment strategies and steward our clients’ assets […]
State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) announced the appointment of Kathryn Sweeney as head of SPDR Americas Institutional sales, reporting into Nick Good, co-head with Rory Tobin of the global SPDR business. Sweeney will be responsible for defining and leading the execution of the SPDR Americas Institutional Sales Strategy in the Americas. She will also be […]
By May this year, demand in ETFs increased by more than two folds in Italy. What is driving net inflows? SSGA’s Francesco Lomartire explains his view to Alicia Villegas A substantial appetite for ETFs amongst Italian professional investors has led to a skyrocketing net inflows so far this year. According to data released by Borsa […]
State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) announced two new appointments of Noel Archard, who has been named head of global SPDR product, and Seth Morrison, who has been named head of global SPDR marketing. Both will be based in Boston. Archard and Morrison have strong track records of developing ETF products consistent with client and regulatory […]
SSGA announced the appointment of Amlan Roy as global chief retirement strategist. Roy is a distinguished industry thought leader best known for his work on macroeconomics, asset pricing and behavioural finance, which has contributed significantly to the understanding of how these secular trends can be incorporated into investment themes and specific portfolio exposures. He joins […]
State Street Global Advisors (SSGA), the asset management business of State Street Corporation, has announced the appointment of Malcolm Smith to the newly created role, global SPDR chief operating officer. He will be based in London and report to Rory Tobin, co-head of Global SPDR business. Smith, a 30-year industry veteran will be responsible for […]
A poll from State Street Global Advisors (SSGA), with $2trn in assets as of 31 March, has revealed investors’ shift in strategy to bridge the performance gap. The research, which surveyed 400 global institutional investors, suggests investors are reassessing strategic asset allocation models and turning to objective and factor based approaches to better achieve investment objectives […]
Italian asset owners have shown strong interest in SPDR ETFs, as long term investors are looking at exchange traded funds for stable allocations, an executive with State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) told InvestmentEurope. The turnover of SPDR ETFs on the Italian stock exchange registered an increase of approximately 90% in 2015, from €718m in 2014 to […]
Anna Paula Harris, portfolio strategist for the global equity beta solutions group at State Street Global Advisors (SSgA), will address smart beta strategies at the InvestmentEurope Pension Forum to be held in Zurich on 15 May.
State Street Global Advisors has recruited two senior sales staff from Amundi and Invesco to boost the company’s SPDR ETF brand in France and Southern Europe.