State Street ETF Model Portfolios are powered by the same team, process and infrastructure that have made us one of the world’s leading managers for pensions, sovereign wealth funds, central banks and other large institutions.1 The Investment Solutions Group (ISG) draws on nearly four decades of asset allocation experience and is committed to delivering portfolio solutions across a range of asset classes and risk profiles.
Access Our Asset Allocation Firepower
Our model portfolios are a cost-effective way to access the expertise and resources of State Street’s ISG. This team of more than 45 people has been managing multi-asset portfolios for the world’s most sophisticated investors since 1982. With professionals in eight investment centers worldwide, ISG brings real-time, local insights to their global market perspectives.
ISG employs a multi-disciplinary approach to portfolio construction. The team’s collective experience includes serving as economists, partnering with institutional asset owners and working with the trading community.
global provider of retirement plans and manager of endowments, foundations and sovereign wealth funds 2
managing multi-asset solutions
AUM and AUAC in multi-asset strategies 3
The strategies behind our model portfolios have been vetted by some of the world’s most sophisticated investors. But ISG doesn’t stop there. The team is dedicated to optimizing its investment process to stay at the forefront of asset allocation, portfolio construction and risk evaluation.
Blending quantitative + qualitative
ISG combines its quantitative tools with qualitative analysis to assess the investment landscape for both risks and opportunities when constructing portfolios.
Each model is rigorously monitored to help ensure that it efficiently delivers exposures that align with its distinct investment objectives.
Backed by an ETF Pioneer and Global Fiduciary
As the creator of the world’s first ETFs4 and a pioneer in active asset allocation, State Street is committed to delivering this expertise to investors through efficient, transparent solutions such as model portfolios.
This commitment is backed by a global fiduciary institution:
The world’s 4th largest asset manager by AUM5
225-year heritage as part of State Street Corporation
24-hour trading capabilities
This heritage and scale equip us with the resources and stability needed to meet distinct investor needs across investment styles and market cycles.
Whether you are looking to build your portfolio’s core or add a complementary exposure, State Street ETF Model Portfolios are cost-effective, transparent solutions for actively pursuing a variety of investment objectives at varying levels of risk.
Built using SPDR ETFs and ETFs from our carefully chosen partners, our model portfolios provide investment solutions across a range of goals and outcomes.
1P&I Research Center, as of December 31, 2020. 2P&I Research Center, as of December 31, 2020. 3As of September 30, 2021. Assets in billions. Assets Under Advisory/Consulting includes mandates for which the firm provides advisory or consulting services supporting an investment management process that does not include the responsibility to arrange or effect the purchase or sale of securities and/or funds. AUA is based on estimates. In 2015, ISG revised the AUM and AUAC calculation methodology and account categorization process. All figures in USD. 4ETFs managed by State Street Global Advisors have the oldest inception dates within the US, Hong Kong, Australia, and Singapore. State Street Global Advisors launched the first ETF in the US on January 22, 1993; launched the first ETF in Hong Kong on November 11, 1999; launched the first ETF in Australia on August 24, 2001; and launched the first ETF in Singapore on April 11, 2002. 5P&I Research Center, as of December 31, 2020.
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General Risks ETFs trade like stocks, are subject to investment risk, fluctuate in market value and may trade at prices above or below the ETF’s net asset value. ETFs typically invest by sampling an index, holding a range of securities that, in the aggregate, approximates the full index in terms of key risk factors and other characteristics. This may cause the fund to experience tracking errors relative to performance of the index. Investing involves risk including the risk of loss of principal. Diversification does not ensure a profit or guarantee against loss. Asset Allocation is a method of diversification which positions assets among major investment categories. Asset Allocation may be used in an effort to manage risk and enhance returns. It does not, however, guarantee a profit or protect against loss. An investment in the model portfolio carries a number of standard investment risks; these risks are outlined in each Provider’s PDS which should be read in full and understood by the potential investors.
Implementation Risk State Street does not manage the accounts of retail investors pursuant to the model portfolio strategies and the strategies are only available to retail investors through various Providers that offer account management and other services to retail investors. The actual results of accounts managed by a Provider that receives access to the strategies may differ substantially from the hypothetical results of the State Street ETF Model Portfolios for a variety of reasons, including but not limited to:
i. the fees assessed by the Provider and other third parties;
ii. the Provider’s decision to exercise its discretion to implement a given strategy in a way that differs from the information provided by State Street;
iii. the timing of the Provider’s implementation of strategy updates; and
iv. investor imposed investment restrictions; and the timing and nature of investor initiated cash flow activity in the account.
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