SYDNEY, 13 February 2020 State Street Global Advisors, the asset management arm of State Street Corporation (NYSE: STT), today announced the appointment of Meaghan Victor to the role of Head of SPDR ETF Asia Pacific Distribution.
Ms Victor previously held the position of Head of SPDR ETFs, Australia and Singapore. In her newly created role, Ms Victor’s leadership responsibilities will extend to the key financial markets of Hong Kong and Japan. She will continue to be based in Sydney, reporting to Head of Global SPDR ETF Business Rory Tobin.
Mr Tobin said Ms Victor’s appointment reflected the growing demand for ETFs in the Asia Pacific market.
“In less than three years, Meaghan has successfully launched four ETF Model Portfolios to the Australian market and almost doubled the size of the SPDR team,” Mr Tobin said.
“Meaghan’s ETF expertise will be welcomed by the Hong Kong and Japanese markets, where growth in ETFs has outpaced other key regional areas. Institutional investors in Hong Kong and Japan are particularly drawn to ETFs to help them manage risk and provide liquidity to their holdings.
“Our Asia Pacific business is strengthened from Meaghan’s appointment and will benefit from the continued focus to provide investment solutions that meet our clients’ needs, including simple, transparent and liquid investments,” he said.
Ms Victor joined State Street in 2017 with over 25 years in the financial services industry spanning roles in sales leadership, business strategy and product development.
In addition to Ms Victor’s new position, State Street Global Advisors has welcomed Natalie Grey as Senior Sales Manager for SPDR.
The appointments are effective immediately.