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We've been building and managing some of the world's most successful index funds for 40 years. Our goal? To deliver clear, reliable returns with no surprises or unintended biases, in the most cost-effective way possible.
Experience 40+ Yrs
Delivering Precision Index Investing
Indexing Assets Under Management *
Indexes Tracked 900+
From index-change strategies to securities lending and optimized trading, we look to add value in every part of the indexing process.
Optimizing Index-Change Strategies
We aim to add value around index changes, to build returns and minimize wealth erosion. For every index change — from regular rebalances to ad hoc changes — we look to optimize the trading strategy to help ensure the best outcome for our clients.
Crossing to Reduce Costs
We minimize costs by determining the most cost-efficient trading strategy for each occasion. We use the internal State Street crossing network, as well as other trading strategies, to target the best pricing for our clients. Matching our buyers and sellers at the unit level within pooled funds can mean trading at little or no cost. There’s no minimum size for clients to access these benefits.
Building an Optimal Exposure
For us, the best fixed-income indexing starts with building the most cost-effective way to gain the desired exposure. Our team expertly analyzes the required benchmark exposure and breaks it down into its essential components. Once completed, exposure is built from the ground up to deliver the desired profile in the most efficient way.
Harvesting the Primary-Market Premium
Our long-standing trading relationships with book runners give us great access to primary issue allocations. Actively participating in primary-market placements allows us to extract the primary-market premium, harvest additional return and reduce trading costs by benefiting from the deeper liquidity that can exist.
Getting Smart Beta Right
We’re not tied to one specific approach, so when an off-the-shelf smart-beta index won’t quite work, we can develop totally custom smart-beta indexes for you. Or, our innovative tilting framework can ‘shift’ traditional indices to exactly the right amount of factor tilt that suits your investment aims and parameters, minimizing tracking error or maximizing opportunity.
We Track With Incredible Precision
We work with clients to meet their goals. We strive to track with precision and optimize implementation, while minimizing costs.
Our clients get access to many hundreds of index strategies, across a broad range of global, regional and country exposures, as well as a truly comprehensive selection of industries, sectors and alternative investments. Our index offerings are available in a range of vehicles and domiciles.
We can help you with factor guidance or deconstructing your portfolio to assess which factors are contributing return. From bespoke indexes, custom-tilted multifactor approaches, access to commercial products or the very latest ETFs, we can help you leverage the benefits of smart beta in your portfolio.
State Street offers the whole fixed-income spectrum, from broad market global aggregate, government and treasury, inflation-linked and government-related to corporate, securitized, emerging market and high-yield.
“We don’t want to rest on our laurels. We’re always thinking: What’s next? What can we do better? What will help our clients get where they need to be?”
Global Head of Fixed Income Beta Solutions
“The fixed income market is different. Every bond is unique and you don’t have the transparency of the equity markets. This is why our broad global reach and deep trading relationships are socritical to delivering the index effectively.”
Head of Global Equity Beta Solutions in the Americas
“Our portfolio managers are trading daily in markets across the globe.They have a deep understanding of what it should cost to trade in every market, what vehicles they can use, and what market restrictions they have to be mindful about. Their skill and experience are key drivers of the indexing value we provide.”
Reinventing How Beta Funds Perform
What it Takes to Run an Index Fund
We know how important it is for the indexing component of our clients’ portfolios to deliver reliably. Discover why your next index investing meeting might be a lot shorter than you’d expect.
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. There are no guarantees regarding the achievement of investment objectives, target returns, portfolio construction, allocations or measurements such as alpha, tracking error, stock weightings and other information ratios. 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.
Performance quoted represents past performance, which is no guarantee of future results. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate, so you may have a gain or loss when shares are sold. Current performance may be higher or lower than that quoted.
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