About SSgA

Leading Institutional Asset Management.
World-Class Operational Platform.
Client Focused, Solutions Driven.
Building Relationships Worldwide.

Fiduciary Heritage of State Street Corporation

State Street Global Advisors (SSgA) is the asset management business of State Street Corporation, one of the world's leading providers of financial services to institutional investors1, with a heritage dating back over two centuries. Backed by the strength and stability of the State Street organization, SSgA makes continual investments in our asset management and client service platform, resulting in a client-focused, solutions-driven orientation. Our investment culture is built on experience and skill that each of our more than 400 investment professionals and over 2400 employees2 around the world bring to every client relationship.

1Pensions & Investments, June 27, 2013 2 State Street Global Advisors, as of 31 December 2012

Our Leadership Team

SSgA’s leadership team is a global assembly of senior executives who lead through demonstration of expertise, client focus and operational excellence.

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Scott F. Powers President and CEO State Street Global Advisors

Scott is President and Chief Executive Officer of State Street Global Advisors (SSgA), the investment management arm of State Street Corporation and a global leader in asset management. He is also a member of State Street's Management Committee, the company's senior-most strategy and policy-making team and sits on the State Street Major Risk Committee.


Prior to joining State Street in May 2008, Scott served as CEO of Old Mutual US, the US operating unit of London-based Old Mutual plc. During his seven-year tenure at Old Mutual, he was one of six senior executives overseeing the worldwide operations and was also a member of Old Mutual's executive committee, where he was actively involved in the development and execution on overall business strategy.


Previously, Scott held senior management positions at Mellon Institutional Asset Management and The Boston Company Asset Management. While at The Boston Company Asset Management, he served as Chief Operating Officer and Head of Marketing and Client Services. Scott began his career as a financial services advisor with Dean Witter Reynolds.


Scott attended St. Paul's School and has an AB in Economics from Harvard College. Additionally, Scott is a trustee at Middlesex School, and a Board member of The United Way of Massachusetts Bay.

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Alyssa A Albertelli, Esq. Chief Compliance Officer State Street Global Advisors

Alyssa Albertelli is the chief compliance officer for State Street Global Advisors (SSgA). She is a member of the SSgA Executive Management Group and reports to the president and chief executive officer of SSgA and chief compliance officer of State Street Corporation.

Alyssa joined SSgA in March 2012 as a senior vice president and chief legal officer for SSgA Funds Management Inc. In that role, she was responsible for the legal teams supporting Global Product and Marketing and the US registered advisory, mutual fund, money market fund, and exchange traded fund businesses.

Previously, Alyssa was a partner at Ropes & Gray LLP and a member of the investment management practice for 15 years. She provided legal advice to investment companies, their independent directors and investment advisers. Alyssa also counseled clients in the establishment, registration and operation of retail and institutional fund products. She represented clients in merger and acquisition transactions, as well the post-merger integration of operations and products. In addition, she assisted clients experiencing or anticipating compliance, examination, enforcement or other regulatory issues with the Securities and Exchange Commission and other regulatory agencies. Prior to joining Ropes & Gray, Alyssa was an associate in the investment management group at K&L Gates for two years. She worked in finance in the mutual fund industry before attending law school.

Alyssa earned her Juris Doctor from Boston University School of Law, cum laude, and Master of Business Administration from Boston University School of Management. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in economics and finance from Simmons College.

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Amy E Armstrong Human Resources Business Partner State Street Global Advisors

Amy is a Senior Vice President and Senior HR Business Partner responsible for providing strategic HR support to State Street Global Advisors globally, including the development and execution of SSgA’s recruitment, retention, talent management and succession planning strategies. Amy and the SSgA HR team provide solutions that support SSgA’s business vision in order to maximize performance and global growth. She serves as a member of SSgA’s Executive Management Group.


Prior to her role as a Business Partner Amy was a senior talent acquisition associate for SSgA responsible for all hiring domestically. Amy joined State Street Corporation in 2003 as a senior recruiter for the Corporate Information Technology groups and moved to SSgA in March of 2004. Prior to joining State Street, Amy worked in the staffing industry as a recruiter and business development manager.


Amy earned a Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Communications from The Ohio State University in 1993.

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Lynn S. Blake, CFA CIO, Global Equity Beta Solutions State Street Global Advisors

Lynn is an Executive Vice President of State Street Global Advisors (SSgA) and CIO of Global Equity Beta Solutions. In this capacity, she oversees a team of 60 portfolio managers globally, and more than 1,000 portfolios with assets in excess of $1.1 Trillion across all equity index and advanced beta strategies. She also oversees SSgA's Corporate Governance and Global Proxy Voting as well as the Company Stock Group which manages fiduciary transactions and company stock investments, including company stock ownership and 401K plans. In addition, Ms. Blake is a member of the SSgA Fiduciary Committee, the Investment Committee, and the IT Steering Committee.


Prior to her current role, she was head of non-US markets of passive equities, responsible for overseeing the management of all non-US equity index strategies, as well as serving as portfolio manager for several equity index portfolios. She joined SSgA in 1987.


Ms. Blake holds her Master of Business Administration in finance from Northeastern University, and a Bachelor of Science from the Boston College Carroll School of Management. She also earned the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and is a member of the CFA Institute and the Boston Security Analyst Society. Lynn also serves on various index advisory boards and committees.

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Marc P. Brown Chief Administrative Officer State Street Global Advisors

Marc is Chief Administrative Officer of State Street Global Advisors, a member of the Executive Management Group, SSgA's most senior executive strategy team, and an Executive Vice President of State Street Corporation. Marc is responsible for SSgA's global infrastructure including all operations, technology,data management and project management functions. He served as Deputy Director of SSgA's International Offices from 1999 to 2004, during which time SSgA's global business became an important component of its broad investment solutions capability. In 2005, Marc led SSgA's global strategy and product development efforts and in 2006, he also assumed responsibility for SSgA's client facing teams in the U.S, Canada and Latin America, before moving to his current CAO position.


Marc joined SSgA in 1999 from State Street Corporation, where he worked for 18 years. In 1989, he established the Investment Manager Services Division, which provided transaction processing and relationship support to the investment managers contracted by State Street's institutional clients. In this role, Marc partnered with many large investment managers to formulate their strategic infrastructure and straight-through processing plans. Prior to this, Marc managed State Street's global subcustodian network. He assumed this position after serving a variety of roles in the Global Custody Department and U.S. Master Trust Division.


Marc holds a BA in Economic and Governmental Legal Studies from Bowdoin College.

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Lochiel Cameron Crafter, CFA Head of Asia Pacific State Street Global Advisors

Lochiel is a Senior Managing Director and Head of Asia Pacific for State Street Global Advisors (SSgA), the investment management arm of State Street Corporation and global leader in asset management. Based in Sydney, Lochiel oversees SSgA's business across the Asia Pacific region. Prior to this appointment in 2013 Lochiel was Head of Investments for Asia Pacific. Lochiel is a member of SSgA's Executive Management Group and is a board member of a number of SSgA operating entities.


Before joining SSgA in 2010, Lochiel was CEO of the Australian Reward Investment Alliance, he was also with SSgA for seven years as regional CIO for the Asia-Pacific region and has held other roles in the investment management industry.


Lochiel has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of CFA Institute. He received an MBA from the University of Melbourne and a BS with First Class Honours, majoring in Statistics, from the University of New South Wales.

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Keith C Crawford, CPA CFO & Global Head of Strategy State Street Global Advisors

Keith Crawford is Chief Financial Officer and Global Head of Strategy of State Street Global Advisors (SSgA), the investment management arm of State Street Corporation and a global leader in asset management. He is also a member of the Executive Management Group.


Keith joined SSgA after 12 years with State Street's Corporate Division, most recently as global head of Corporate Advisory Services with oversight for global merger and acquisition (M&A) activity, including divestitures, joint ventures and minority investments. He managed and executed financial M&A transactions such as Intesa, Bank of Ireland Asset Management and Complementa.


Prior to joining State Street, Keith worked at Ernst & Young LLP, where he led an M&A team that performed due diligence for financial and strategic buyers seeking investment opportunities in various industries.


Keith is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a BS in accounting from the University of Connecticut and an MS in finance from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI).

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Gregory A. Ehret Global Chief Operating Officer State Street Global Advisors

Greg is an Executive Vice President and Global Chief Operating Officer (GCOO) of State Street Global Advisors (SSgA), the investment management arm of State Street Corporation and a global leader in asset management. As GCOO, Greg is responsible for SSgA's global client outreach, product, marketing, operations and technology. He is also a member of SSgA's Executive Management Group and is a member of the board of multiple SSgA operating entities and fund companies.


Prior to his appointment to GCOO in 2012 and since 2008, Greg was head of Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) for SSgA, having moved to London in January 2007 to assume the role of Head of Sales and Distribution in EMEA. Greg is a 20 year veteran of SSgA and has held a number of executive positions in operations, sales, and product development including as co-head of the firm's industry leading SPDR ETF business.


Greg has a BA in Economics from Bates College and a MBA from Boston University.

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Daniel Farley, CFA CIO, Investment Solutions Group State Street Global Advisors

Dan is a Senior Managing Director of State Street Global Advisors, and the Chief Investment Officer for SSgA's Investment Solutions Group (ISG). In this role, he is responsible for the management and development of asset allocation strategies for institutional clients worldwide. His responsibilities include the design and management of Liability Driven Investments, tactical asset allocation and overlay strategies. He is a member of SSgA's Senior Leadership Team. Prior to this role, Dan was the Head of the US MACS team.



Dan holds a BSBA from Stonehill College and an MBA from Bentley College, and has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. He is a member of CFA Institute and the Boston Securities Analyst Society. Dan has been a frequent speaker on the topics of asset allocation, liability driven investments and investment management for endowments/foundations. Dan also serves on the Board of Directors of the Crispus Attucks Children's Center in Dorchester, MA.


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Phillip S. Gillespie, Esq. General Counsel State Street Global Advisors

Phillip S. Gillespie joined SSgA in June 2008 as Executive Vice President and General Counsel. In that role, Phil is responsible for the global legal affairs of SSgA and oversees a team of experienced attorneys, paralegals and assistants located in Boston, London, Paris, Tokyo, Montreal, Hong Kong and Sydney. He is a member of SSgA's Executive Management Group.


Phil joined SSgA from OppenheimerFunds, Inc. (OFI) where he was Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel and responsible for the day-to-day operations of OFI's Legal Department. Prior to joining OFI in 2004, Phil was First Vice President - Legal Advisory at Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM), where he managed a team of attorneys and paralegals providing legal services and oversight for MLIM's U.S. based investment teams, operations and its U.S. registered fund business.


From 1993 to 1997, Phil was an attorney with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in its Washington, D.C. headquarters holding posts as Senior Counsel in the Legal Policy and Counseling Group of the SEC's Office of the General Counsel and as Senior Counsel in the Office of Chief Counsel of the SEC's Division of Investment Management.


Prior to joining the SEC, Phil was an associate in the corporate finance practice of the Seattle law firm, Perkins Coie, and started his legal career as a law clerk to the Honorable Charles Clark, Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.


Phil is a graduate of Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service and earned his JD, magna cum laude, from Tulane Law School. He is a native of the state of Mississippi.

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Barry Glavin, CFA Chief Investment Officer Fundamental Equities

Barry Glavin is the Chief Investment Officer of SSgA's Dublin-based Fundamental Equity team, and a member of SSgA's Executive Management Group.

He joined the business in November 2006 as Head of Industrials Research, and served as Head of Research for six years until his appointment as CIO in July 2013.

Prior to SSgA, Barry spent seven years with the HSBC group; in London, as Head of Industrials Research with HSBC Halbis Partners; and in Paris, as a Portfolio Manager with the Multi Asset Class team. Barry began his financial career as a derivatives broker with Cargill Investor Services in Paris.

Barry holds a BA in Politics and Philosophy from University College Dublin and earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 2002.

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Michael Karpik, CFA Head of EMEA State Street Global Advisors

Michael is a Senior Managing Director and Head of EMEA for State Street Global Advisors (SSgA), the investment management arm of State Street Corporation and a global leader in asset management. He is also a member of SSgA's Executive Management Group, Chairman of the Board for SSgA Limited (UK) and is a member of the board for multiple SSgA operating entities and fund companies throughout Europe.


Prior to this appointment and since 2009, Michael was Head of Investments for EMEA as well as Head of UK, Middle East and Ireland. Michael moved to London in 1999 and has also had previous management positions in operations, product development and our Global Cash Investment group. He is a 25 year industry veteran and a 14 year veteran of SSgA.


Michael has a BS in Finance from Gannon University and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). 

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Richard Lacaille Chief Investment Officer State Street Global Advisors

Rick Lacaille, Executive Vice President is Global Chief Investment Officer (CIO) of State Street Global Advisors and a member of the firm's Executive Management Group. In his role as Chief Investment Officer Rick has responsibility for all investment management activity at SSgA, including research and trading. Prior to his current role, Rick was Head of Global Active Equities, and previously European CIO. Rick serves on the European and International Executive Committees and the SSgA Investment Committee. Before joining SSgA in 2000, he held a wide variety of posts in quantitative fund management and research at Gartmore Investment Management, including periods as Head of Quantitative Research and Head of Structured Equities.


Rick has a BSc(Hons) in Operational Research from Lancaster University and MSc in Econometrics from London Guildhall University.


Rick is a member of the FTSE Policy Committee and he sits on the Asset Management Committee of the Investment Management Association. He is a regular writer and broadcaster on investment issues and speaks frequently at industry conferences. 

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Matthew J. Steinaway, CFA Head of Global Cash Management Global Cash

Matt is a Senior Managing Director and the Global Head of Cash Management. Matt, joined SSgA in June 2003, and has over 23 years of credit and investments experience.


Previously, Matt was Head of Global Cash Credit Research for State Street Global Advisors where he led a team of credit analysts who provided global research coverage of the investment-grade corporate and asset-backed markets. He also leads FICC's investment technology and infrastructure building efforts.


Matt has a BA in Philosophy from Saint Anselm College, graduated with an MBA from Bentley College and has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Global Locations

SSgA has a network of offices, investment centers and affiliations that provide access to a wide range of investment strategies and services around the world.

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Australia

Sydney

State Street Global Advisors Australia, Limited Level 17 420 George Street Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia Tel: 612 9240 7600 Fax: 612 9240 7611

Melbourne

State Street Global Advisors Australia, Limited Suite 16, Level 50 120 Collins Street Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia Tel: 613 9225 5142 Fax: 612 9240 7611

Belgium

State Street Global Advisors Limited 92 Avenue Reine Astrid B-1310 La Hulpe Belgium Tel: +32 (0) 2 663 2036 Fax: +32 (0) 2 672 2077

Canada

Toronto, Ontario

State Street Global Advisors Ltd. 30 Adelaide Street East Suite 500 Toronto, Ontario M5C 3G6 Tel: 647 775 5900 Fax: 647 775 6800

Montreal, Quebec

State Street Global Advisors Ltd. 770 Sherbrooke Street West Suite 1200 Montreal, Quebec H3A 1G1 Canada Tel: 514 282 2415 Fax: 514 282 3048

China

Hong Kong, China

State Street Global Advisors Asia Limited 道富環球投資管理亞洲有限公司 68th Floor Two International Finance Centre 8 Finance Street, Central Hong Kong, China Tel: 852 2103 0288 Fax: 852 2103 0200

France

State Street Global Advisors France Défense Plaza 23-25 rue Delarivière-Lefoullon 92064 Paris la Défense Cedex France Tel: +33 (0) 1 44 45 40 00 Fax: +33 (0) 1 44 45 41 92

Germany

Munich

State Street Global Advisors GmbH Brienner Strasse 59 80333 Munich Germany Tel: +49 (0) 89 558 78 400 Fax: +49 (0) 89 558 78 440

Frankfurt

State Street Global Advisors GmbH Solmsstraße 83 60486 Frankfurt Germany Tel: +49 (0) 69 66 77 45 016 Fax: +49 (0) 69 66 77 45 021

India

SSGA Investment Research Services Pvt. Ltd. RMZ Infinity, Tower D 7th floor Old Madras Road Bangalore 560016 India Tel: 91 80 672 14000

Ireland

State Street Global Advisors Ireland Limited Two Park Place Upper Hatch Street Dublin 2 Ireland Tel: +353 1 776 3000 Phone Fax: +353 1 776 3300 Fax

Italy

State Street Global Advisors Ltd. Sede Secondaria di Milano Via dei Bossi, 4 20121 Milano Italy Tel: +39 02 3206 6100 Fax: +39 02 3206 6155

Japan

State Street Global Advisors (Japan) Co., Ltd. 39F Midtown Tower 9-7-1 Akasaka Minato-ku Tokyo 107-6239 Japan Tel: +81 3 4530 7380 Fax: +81 3 4530 7364

Netherlands

State Street Global Advisors (SSgA) Adam Smith Building Thomas Malthusstraat 1-3 1066 JR Amsterdam Tel: +31 (0) 20 708 56 00 Fax: +31 (0) 20 708 56 01

Singapore

State Street Global Advisors Singapore Limited 168 Robinson Rd. 33-01 Capital Tower Singapore 068912 Tel: 65 6826 7500 Fax: 65 6826 7501

Switzerland

State Street Global Advisors AG Beethovenstrasse 19 Postfach CH-8207 Zurich Switzerland Tel: +41 (0)44 245 7000 Fax: +41 (0) 44 245 7016

United Arab Emirates

State Street Bank and Trust Company (Representative Office) P.O. Box 26838 Dubai United Arab Emirates Tel: +971 (0) 4 437 2800 Fax: +971 (0) 4 437 2818

United Kingdom

London

State Street Global Advisors Limited 20 Churchill Place Canary Wharf London E14 5HJ United Kingdom Tel: +44 (0) 20 3395 6000 Fax: +44 (0) 20 3395 6350

United States

Boston, MA

State Street Global Advisors One Lincoln Street State Street Financial Center Boston, MA 02111-2900 Tel: 617 786 3000

Atlanta, GA

Prominence in Buckhead Suite 1920 3475 Piedmont Road, N.E. Atlanta, GA 30305 Tel: 404 442 0500 Fax: 404 442 0501

Chicago, IL

10 South Wacker Drive Suite 3250 Chicago, IL 60606 Tel: 312 798 6500 Fax: 312 798 6520

San Francisco, CA

Steuart Tower, Suite 1700 One Market Street San Francisco, CA 94105 Tel: 415 836 9800 Fax: 415 836 9802

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State Street Global Alliance

Global Alliance seeks to invest in early stage, innovative asset management firms in an effort to generate private equity-like returns and increase the investment capabilities, alpha generation, and intellectual capital of its two shareholders, SSgA and APG, a Dutch pension services company.

What We Do

Global Alliance seeks to make equity investments in early stage asset management firms, or in investment teams, with cutting edge, innovative investment ideas and strong performance. In addition to the resources and support of SSgA and APG, Global Alliance offers a partnership structure which provides strong incentives as well as a powerful platform for growth.

Advantages of Global Alliance companies:
  • Distribution power of SSgA
  • Seed capital from APG
  • Separately branded and capitalized companies
  • Management retains ownership stake in their firms
  • Entrepreneurial culture
  • Affiliate of SSgA and APG
Our Process

From the earliest days, SSgA and APG recognized the need to establish ownership and compensation structures for our Global Alliance companies that differ from those at the parent organizations, and that attract exceptional investment managers. Often, talented managers want to operate smaller, more entrepreneurial firms. We believe that there are opportunities for value creation at these smaller firms.

Our process begins by sourcing new companies using our extensive global network of affiliates. After agreement has been reached on whether or not to move forward, we use our resources to conduct a complete and thorough due diligence analysis of the company, the management team, the investment premise, and the market. In many cases, the information gained from this analysis will aid in the development/creation of the potential partner's business plan. If an investment by Global Alliance is prudent, we then work to negotiate the capitalization and structure of the new entity. Post investment, Global Alliance management provides value-added assistance and oversight as necessary to help our partners achieve their growth plans.

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