Awards & Recognition

At State Street Global Advisors, awards and industry recognition affirm our place as a top asset manager— but also serve as a constant reminder that whatever we achieve for our clients we can always do it better.

State Street Wins Best ETF Manager 2020

The Money magazine Best of the Best awards narrow down Australia's best financial products and services for Australian investors. State Street Global Advisors was named “Best ETF Manager”, as well as named “Best Australian Shares ETF” for the SPDR S&P/ASX 50 Fund (SFY).



Money magazine’s 2019 Best of the Best awards 

Best Australian Shares ETF and Best Specialty ETF

Money magazine – with the assistance of seven research houses – identifies Australia's best financial products and services for 2019. The SPDR S&P/ASX 200 Fund (STW) was awarded “Best Australian Shares ETF” and “Best Specialty ETF” for the SPDR S&P/ASX 200 Listed Property Fund (SLF).

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.” Industry Awards

Asset Managers: Thought Leadership Advisor Education

The Industry Awards recognizes organizations that demonstrate outstanding achievement in supporting the success of financial advisors. Our firm won the Thought Leadership Advisor Education award.

CIO Magazine’s Industry Innovation Awards

DC Industry Innovation Award

This award celebrates the asset managers driving innovation in institutional investing. Our firm was recognized for elevating investment and individual experiences, through sophisticated target date strategies and comprehensive participant education programs.

Money’s 50 Best ETFs

2019 Recommended ETFs List

Five of our ETF funds made Money’s 2019 50 Best ETF list. Our funds appeared across the One-Decision ETF category and the Customer ETF category.

Central Banking Awards

2019 Asset Manager of the Year

Recognized for our achievements in expanding our client base and assets under management, Central Banking named our firm “Asset Manager of the Year.”*


UK Pensions Award

UK DC Investment Manager of the Year

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

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 honoured marketing ideas that work.

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.

Market Choice Awards

Best Buy Side Fixed Income Trading Desk

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

Global Council Awards

Best In-House Legal Team

The awards recognise 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.

GlobalCapital Americas Derivatives Awards

Asset Manager of the Year

GlobalCapital Derivatives honours 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.”


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.

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.

Important Information

The winners of the awards were chosen based on various criteria including outstanding performance, research, stock selection capabilities, etc., for further details; please contact your local sales representative.

This information is for informational  purposes only, not to be construed as investment advice or a recommendation or offer to buy or sell any security. Investors should always obtain and read an up-to-date investment services description or prospectus before deciding whether to appoint an investment manager or to invest in a fund. Any views expressed herein are those of the author(s), are based on available information, and are subject to change without notice. Individual portfolio management teams may hold different views and may make different investment decisions for different clients. The views and strategies described may not be suitable for all investors. SSGA does not provide tax or legal advice. Prospective investors should consult with a tax or legal advisor before making any investment decision. Investing entails risks and there can be no assurance that SSGA will achieve profits or avoid incurring losses.

*The “Central Banking Asset Manager of the Year” award recognises Asset Managers who demonstrate that they have added value in managing investment assets of central banks and other sovereign investors. The Central Banking “Asset Manager of the Year” Award is based on Risk/return and liquidity suitability, diversification, benchmarking/benchmark outperformance. Submissions should describe why an institution deserves an award through a selection of case studies describing solutions and benefits offered to its official institution clients. While geographical reach and breadth of assets coverage are important, particular attention will be made to asset managers that have met the real needs of their clients during the period under review.