We've been building and managing some of the world's most successful index funds for 40 years. Our goal? To deliver cost-effective index return outcomes with no surprises or unintended biases.
We helped pioneer the indexing category by creating institutional-caliber index funds, and today, indexed assets represent the majority of our AUM and revenues. As the investment arm of State Street Corporation—which is entrusted with 10% of the world’s assets1 —we are built to devote significant resources toward supporting evolving client needs through product development, process improvement and infrastructure enhancement. In today’s fast changing world, that commitment to continued innovation matters.
Global institutional indexing clients
Indexing assets under management 2
We select the most appropriate methodology with an aim to deliver index-like returns and employ highly advanced techniques ranging from full replication to optimization in equities and stratified sampling in fixed income.
Our 24-hour global trading desk utilizes sophisticated trading strategies and other market leading tools to minimize trading costs and respond to changes across hundreds of indexes with exceptional efficiency and effectiveness.
By incorporating state-of-the-art proprietary and third-party technology, our investment teams have the insights they need to assess portfolio risks and the flexibility to incorporate value-add efficiencies and pursue tactical opportunities.
ESG Research & Innovation
To address our clients’ current and long-term needs, we focus much of our research activity on innovative approaches to emerging issues such as climate change and helping clients improve their ESG profiles.
Indexing: The Pursuit of No Surprises
For four decades, our disciplined, precise approach has helped us deliver index returns as expected by our clients.
Our indexed equity lineup includes a complete offering of US, developed market, emerging market, and global exposures along the entire capitalization spectrum. A complete suite of alternative strategies (commodities, real assets) and screened offerings round up our lineup.
Our SDPR family gives institutional investors access to a range of transparent and cost-effective equity and fixed income exchange-traded funds with tight spreads, deep liquidity and ample diversification.
1Source: State Street and McKinsey Global Institute, Global Capital Markets, December 31, 2018. Updated in April 2020 per bespoke McKinsey report. This represents State Street’s Q4 2018 AUCA (31.6$T) as a proportion of total global financial assets ($295T). Most recent data available.
2State Street Global Advisors. As of December 31, 2020.
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