Awards & Recognition


2018 UK Pensions Awards: UK DC Investment Manager of the Year

The awards recognize the advisers, providers and investment managers that offer the highest level of innovation, performance and service to occupational pension schemes and their members.

2018 North American Effie Awards: Grand Effie, Most Effective Brand, and Most Effective Marketer

The Fearless Girl campaign earned multiple awards – including the “Grand Effie” (best in show), “Most Effective Marketer” and “Most Effective Brand” – at the event that, since 1968, has honored marketing ideas that work.  

2018 Financial Communications Society (FCS) Awards: Judge’s Choice and Best in Show

The FCS awards celebrate the most creative financial advertising, collateral, digital media, and public relations efforts. Fearless Girl was selected by a panel of industry experts for both the “Judge's Choice Award” and “Best in Show” in the Corporate Image category.

2018 Market Choice Awards: Best Buy Side Fixed Income Trading Desk

The awards recognize the best companies, individuals and innovation in financial markets. The Fixed Income Trading Desk was awarded "Best Buy-Side Fixed Income Trading Desk." 

2018 Global Council Awards: Best In-House Legal Team

The awards recognize work done by corporate in-house legal teams and individuals for their demonstrable achievements across the full spectrum of in-house responsibility. Our firm won in the Financial Services-Regulatory category.

2018 GlobalCapital Americas Derivatives Awards: Asset Manager of the Year

GlobalCapital Derivatives honors the people, companies and deals that made an impact on the Americas derivatives markets over the past 12 months. State Street Global Advisors was named “Asset Manager of the Year.”



2017 Inside ETFs People’s Choice Awards: Best New ETF

The SPDR State Street Global Advisors Gender Diversity Index ETF (Ticker: SHE) was voted “Best New ETF” in a three part selection process including a vote by a group of independent ETF specialists.

2017 Learning & Performance Institute’s (LPI) Annual Learning Awards: Onboarding Program of the Year, Bronze Medal

Our Pre-boarding program – an online tool that provides an introduction to the company, its culture and values, prior to newly hired employees’ first day at work –was awarded the bronze medal  at the LPI 21st Annual Learning Awards in London.

2017 Central Banking Asset Manager of the Year

We were named Central Banking Asset Manager of the Year for the second consecutive year in 2017. The awards are judged by the Central Banking Journal Editorial team and an independent advisory board.

2017 Clio Awards: Advertiser of the Year

The Clios recognize creativity and innovation in advertising and communication. We won “Advertiser of the Year” for Fearless Girl as well as five Grand Clios and five Gold Clios for public relations, innovation and branded content.

2017 Cannes Lions Awards: Multiple Grand Prix Winner

The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity is a globally recognized event for creative communications and advertising. We won 18 Cannes Lions including 4 Grand Prix, 10 Gold, 3 Silver and 1 Bronze for the Fearless Girl campaign.

2017 Asset View Awards: Top UK Equity Award

The Asset View Award applies five quantitative risk and performance calculations to three-year data across 31 major institutional asset classes. We were awarded the “Top UK Equity Award” based on these factors.

2017 Fund Action ETF Innovation Awards: Most Innovative ETF Provider Website, Thematic ETF of the Year

Winners of the Fund Action ETF Innovation awards are responsible for groundbreaking ideas, products and service. We were recognized as having the “Most Innovative ETF Provider Website” and the SPDR Gender Diversity Index ETF (SHE) won “Thematic ETF of the Year.”

 2017 Alternative Investment Awards: Best Alternative Portfolio Management Firm – New England, Excellence Award for Index Strategies

Wealth & Finance International Magazine’s Alternative Investment Awards recognize individuals and firms that display exceptional client service, innovation and success in alternative investments. We were awarded “Best Alternative Portfolio Management Firm – New England” and the “Excellence Award for Index Strategies."

2017  GlobalCapital Derivatives Awards : Asset Manager of the Year

GlobalCapital honors the people, companies and deals that make the biggest impact on the derivatives markets each year. At the 2017 awards ceremony in London, we were awarded the title of “Asset Manager of the Year”  

2017 UK Professional Pension Awards: DC Investment Manager of the Year

We were named “DC Investment Manager of the Year” at the annual Professional Pensions Awards in London. The awards are highly coveted and recognize excellence among providers of products and services to UK workplace pension schemes.


2016 Bloomberg Businessweek Top Fund Awards: Best Performer – ETF and Outstanding Performer – ETF in the Bond Global category

The awards, a collaboration between the Chinese edition of Bloomberg Businessweek and Bloomberg Data, recognize the best performing Hong Kong listed funds from across the globe. The ABF Pan Asia Bond Index Fund (PAIF), Asia's first regional fixed income ETF, received two awards.

2016 Industry Awards: Best Thought Leadership/Advisor Education Program

Our Practice Management program, “Addressing the Value Equation,” was selected as the best Thought Leadership/Advisor Education program from an Asset Manager by The awards recognize recent initiatives that help financial advisors grow their businesses and better serve their clients.

2016 New York City Comptroller’s “Diverse Practitioner” Award

The New York City Comptroller recognized us for being committed to diversity in the composition of the firm’s investment professionals and boards, and policies and practices. This was the first time the “Diverse Practitioner” award was given to an investment management firm that invests on behalf of the New York City Pension Funds.

2016 The Asset Triple A Awards: Most Innovative ETF Product

The SPDR State Street Global Advisors Gender Diversity Index ETF (Ticker: SHE) was named the "Most Innovative ETF Product, USA" at the Asset Triple A Awards, which recognize those that have excelled in the banking and finance industry in Asia.

2016 William F. Sharpe Indexing Achievement Awards: ETF Product of the Year, ETF Innovation of the Year, Indexing Innovation of the Year

The William F. Sharpe Indexing Achievement Awards are presented by The Journal of Index Investing. We won three awards: ETF Product of the Year for TOTL: SPDR DoubleLine Total Return Tactical ETF; ETF Innovation of the Year for SHE: SPDR State Street Global Advisors Gender Diversity Index ETF; and Indexing Innovation of the Year for the State Street Global Advisors Gender Diversity Index.

2016 MAX Awards: Advertising Campaign of the Year and Marketer of the Year

The MAX Awards recognize Australia’s leading financial services organizations for creative and innovative marketing campaigns. We took home Advertising Campaign of the Year for the firm’s rebrand campaign and Marketer of the Year.

2016 PIPA Awards: Defined Contribution (DC) Investment Provider of the Year

Our firm was named “2016 DC Investment Management Provider of the Year” at the Pension and Investment Provider Awards (PIPA) in London. The award is based on three key criteria: performance, innovation and service standards.



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